ジムで撮った2枚のツーショット写真をインスタグラムにあげているカップルは、レクシィ・リード(Lexi Reed)さんと、夫のダニー(Danny)さん夫妻。

左の写真と、右の写真で全く別人のように体型が変わっていますが……実は約2年間で2人あわせて約181kgもの減量に成功しているのです!

パーソナルトレーナーもいなけりゃ、綿密な食事のプランもなし。もちろん手術だって受けていません。一体、ふたりはどうやってダイエットしたのでしょうか!?

【太っていたころは「食べるために生きている」ような毎日だった】

この極めて壮大なダイエット計画をスタートしたのは、2016年1月1日のこと。将来的に子供を持ち共に長生きしたいという願いからの決断でした。

それ以来、ず~っと二人三脚で減量に励んできたという2人。地道な努力が実を結び、最高で219kgあったレクシィさんの体重は約80kgに。そして最高で127kgあったダニーさんの体重は約85kgになりました。これまでの歩みは、レクシィさんのインスタグラムで見ることができます。

#motivationmonday -399lbs 👇 combined naturally since @discoveringdanny & I set a New Years Resolution to lose weight 01/01/16! No trainer, surgery, meal plan, pills, or anything like that. We were fedup spending most of our nights on the couch binge watching Netflix & mindlessly eating. We were fedup living a life as a prisoner in our own bodies due to our weight. We knew we had to change our lifestyle and take control of our health. We started tracking all of our foods with myfitnesspal, working out for 30 minutes on the elliptical 5x a week, watching our portions and nutrition labels, moving more, quit drinking soda, and started setting goals. Small changes added up to big results and before we knew it our lives changed! Dont wait for the New Year like we did – start today! ——————————————————————————— Get paid to get lean in 2018! Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @proteinmilkshake, & get paid!  Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate  #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo  #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation  #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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海外サイト「indy100」がレクシィさんに行ったインタビューによると、ダイエット前のふたりの生活は「食べるために生きていた」「1日の85%はなにかしら食べていた」そう。

そのため何より大変だったのは、「食べ物との関係性を変える」ことだったと言います。

#transformationtuesday -308lbs👇 since 1/1/16! My name is Lexi and I spent 25 years as a prisoner in my own body. At 485lbs & a BMI of 78 – I was fedup. There wasnt a "click" moment for me but multiple events that added up & I was fedup with living my life on the sidelines. I was fedup with my stomach touching my steering wheel, struggling to put on my shoes, not fitting in booths, not being able to shop where I wanted, not being able to climb a flight of stairs without gasping for breath, struggling to walk a block, getting kicked off rollercoasters, not being able to fly on an airplane, and not feeling like I was living the life I wanted. I knew also that if I didnt get my health under control I would die at an early age or never be able to start a family with my husband. When you become fedup with the life you are living and fight back for what you want – you will find freedom from your own prison. You will live not just exist. Start today! ——————————————————————————— Get paid to get lean in 2018! Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @thedoughbardoughnuts @proteinmilkshake, & get paid!  Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate  #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo  #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation  #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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【食事の見直し&ジムで運動→健康的にやせる!】

まず食事に焦点を当てた2人は、栄養について勉強。自炊生活をスタートし、栄養不足にならない健康的な食事を心がけ、食事制限の練習も一緒に行ってきたとのこと。

さらに運動を追加するために、週に数回、どんなに忙しくても一緒にジムへ通う時間を作り続けました。

こうして協力し合い、励まし合ってダイエットを行ってきたことが、「2人の距離をよりいっそう近づけた」のだと、レクシィさんはインスタグラムにコメントしています。

11 days stand between @discoveringdanny & I ending 2017. Those 11 days are filled with carry ins, 3 family holiday feasts, family restaurant dinners, temptations everywhere, pizza bowling night with our friends, out of town, and other holiday obstacles. We are literally scratching & crawling through the holiday temptations to hit 400lbs together by the end of this year. 6+lbs never felt so hard but this is why we are a team. This is why accountability is so important. Having Danny and my dietbet ending this weekend will keep me strong when I feel weak or tempted. My goals will keep me focused when my family pushes me to break my diet. The people who told me I couldn't lose the weight will push me when I feel like giving up or like I cant go another mile. The holiday will be spent enjoying making memories more than based on food. Balance/moderation is key & together we will reach what was just a dream at the beginning of 2016. Today we feel strong & this year isn't over yet. 💪 shout to our friend @excessmatters for our christmas workout gear too! ——————————————————————————— Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @proteinmilkshake, & get paid! Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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【愛も確認し合えました♪】

そしてもうひとつ印象的だったレクシィさんの言葉は、「夫はこれまでの10年間ずっとそばにいてくれたし、昔も今も変わらない態度でわたしに接してくれている」というもの。

意図はしていなかったものの、結果的に夫の深い愛情に触れることができたのも、収穫のひとつだったと言えるのではないでしょうか♡

#throwbackthursday goes out to my husband, best friend, swole/soul mate, prom date, gym partner, high school sweet heart, and the man who made me who I am today @discoveringdanny. Our wedding day was perfect and he always made me feel beautiful no matter what size. I wouldn't change a single thing about our wedding day & it was honestly one of the best days of my life! I dont regret getting married when I was 485lbs and I felt beautiful despite my size. My goal was to feel like a princess and even though finding a dress was a struggle – my size 34 dress was perfect for me. Together weve lost 394lbs together, but we gained a life! ——————————————————————————— Time to get lean in 2018! Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @proteinmilkshake, & get paid!  Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate  #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo  #countingcalories #couplegoals #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation  #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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【レクシィさんからのアドバイス「小さなことをコツコツと」】

レクシィさんいわく「ダイエットをするなら小さなことからスタートするのがいい」とのこと。先のことを考えるよりも、まずは毎日の小さな変化を見つめること。小さな変化を重ねていくことが大きな成功につながるのだと、「indy100」に話しておりましたよ。

【ダイエット仲間を作ることも大事なのかも…】

無理なダイエットは続きませんし、体を壊してしまう可能性もあります。健康的に美しくやせたいなら、やっぱり地道な努力が1番なのかもしれませんね。そして共に頑張れる “パートナー” もいたら、きっと百人力なんだろうな~!

参照元:Instagram @fatgirlfedupindy100
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▼2人とも、ホントに頑張りましたよね~!(同一人物に見えない)

#waybackwednesday -308lbs 👇 naturally since 01/01/16 with diet/exercise. Picture on the left was taken during my bachelorette party. I wanted to be like most girls & wear a cute sash. Sadly due to my size it didnt fit so I had to embarrassingly safety pin it on. I played it off as if I didn't mind, but it was just another reason that added to my pile of reasons to lose weight. I was fedup. My weight held me back from so many things. At 485lbs I wasnt living the life I wanted – I was just existing. At 485lbs I was a prisoner in my own body and now I am free. Dont wait another second to break out of your prison – start today! #weighttraining #weightlossjourney #fattofit #obesetobeast #fedup #fatgirlfedup #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #dietbet #wedding #bacheloretteparty #plussizefashion #plussize #effyourbeautystandards #beforeandafter #transform #extremeweightloss #diet #losingweight #gymlife #gym #fitfam #fit #goals #fitness #countingcalories #indiana #fitspo #motivation

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#transformationtuesday -394lbs 👇 combined since we made a New Years Resolution to lose weight together 01/01/16! When I met @discoveringdanny at 16 years old I weighed 300+lbs. Hes never known me as less than a size 22W until now. He has never treated me like my size or asked me to change. He doesnt make me feel any less worthy at 179lbs than he did at 485lbs. We met at a local coffee shop where we were both seeing a local band and I immediately jokingly told my bestfriend I was going to get his phone number. I had never had a real boyfriend and I never expected for him to be so interested in me due to my size. I never imagined 10 years later how different life would be from that moment and how we would take on the world together. Losing weight is hard but even harder when the ones you love dont support you. We deserve someone that loves us and makes us greater due to that love. Even if we must be that person and fall in love with taking care of ourselves. Dont wait for the New Year to change your life like we did – start today! ——————————————————————————— Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @proteinmilkshake, & get paid! Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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#transformationtuesday -392👇 since @dannyreed5 & I set a New Years Resolution together 1/1/16. We didnt have a meal plan, surgery, personal trainer, but what we did have was each other & the motivation within to work hard every single day. We wanted to be parents in the future and live a longer life together. We had no idea that in just over a year 6 months we would be a completely different couple. We may have lost the weight but we have grown closer together. Pound by pound, step by step, day by day – we have transformed our lives and molded our bodies into the people we've always wanted to be. This man has been by my side for the last 10 years and treated me no different at 485lbs than he does at 182lbs. We all deserve to live a life we are in love with and have people around that make it worth living. We hope others will hear our story & decide not to give up! ——————————————————————————— Dietbet just started but you can join for 14 days after! Time to get back on track! Thanksgiving is over – dont let Thanksgiving stop your goals! Fedup & ready to change? Time to finish 2017 strong! Time to reset after thanksgiving, win money for christmas & rock those outfits when you see all your family! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, lulagems.com $100 wardrobe, @proteinmilkshake protein, & get paid!  Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #fitcouple #dietbet #diet #selflove #plussize #effyourbeautystandards #fitspo  #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #diet #thickfit  #dietbet #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss #anytimefitness

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▼インスタグラムには日々の食事内容も記されているので要チェックですっ

Playing with my food today! My favorite thing about eating eggs 80% of the time for breakfast is that I can make them so many ways. Today I took meal prepped @butcher_box 85% lean ground beef, 3 eggs, spinach, & lightly placed shredded cheese on top for an omelette. It was tasty but couldn't decide what sauce (usually do guac/salsa) to put on top. What condiments do you use for your eggs? 😍 Trying different things saves me money, keeps my "diet" interesting, and helps me learn healthy recipes! Find what works for you & remember it's a lifestyle, not a diet. ——————————————————————————— Sharing more recipes in my next dietbet! Fedup & ready to start 2018 fighting back for your health? Next dietbet starts 1/7/18! I joined my first dietbet in January 2016 when I started my journey & it helped me change my life! Time to change yours too & make those resolutions stick! Lose weight, share tips/recipes, giveaways including fedup tees, @realgoodfoods @proteinmilkshake, & get paid! Link in bio or dietbet.com/fatgirlfedup #goals #motivation #fit #fitfam #obesetobeast #weightloss #weightlossjourney #motivation #fattofit #swolemate #dietbet #diet #plussize #fitspo #countingcalories #motivation #fitness #gym #anytimefitness #fitspo #losingweight #weightlosstransformation #transform #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #fatgirlfedupsdietbet #extremeweightloss

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