Couple Was Dared To Quit Fast Food, And Their Transformation Is Truly Inspiring

Lexi Reed has described her and her husband Danny as “just your average couple.” But, together, they did something extraordinary. A few small changes in their habits added up to a huge transformation in their lives. And the journey took them from their couch in Indiana all the way to the red carpet in Hollywood.

Struggled with her weight

Lexi, by her own admission, has long struggled with her weight. And for a while, whatever diet she tried or weight-loss program she signed up for, nothing stuck. At 16, she was 300 pounds, socially awkward, and had yet to have a long-term boyfriend.

Meeting her match?

But then Lexi encountered Danny in a coffee shop near her home in Terre Haute, Indiana. She wanted to get his number before she left and joked with her best friend about it. What Lexi didn’t foresee, though, was that he’d be interested in her. Days later, he invited her on a date.

Getting comfortable

Danny admitted that he was overweight, too, when he met Lexi. And as their romance blossomed, they grew more comfortable in each other’s company. As with many young couples, they enjoyed eating out. Even during evenings on the couch watching TV, however, food was never far away.

Popping the question

But it was true love. And, eventually, Danny proposed to Lexi — much to her surprise! Lexi later explained in an Instagram post, “I had no idea it was coming and cried like a baby. He loved me enough at my heaviest to spend the rest of his life by my side, despite my size. He never asked me to change or made me feel like I wasn’t worthy to feel beautiful and loved.”