Fast forward three years, and Lexi and Danny have undergone a phenomenal transformation - dropping a whopping 184kg between them.
Says Lexi: ‘407lbs [down] since we set a New Years Resolution January 1st, 2016 together. No matter what size our love has stayed the same & these past few years with [Danny} have just made us stronger than ever before.
‘However being able for my husband to pick me up and actually put his arms physically around me for the first time is something that will never get old. Losing 407lbs together means that we have gained a life. Let this 2019 be the year the resolution sticks, and fight for your best life!’
Lexi on her own has lost more than 140kg - more than half her size - and is now inspiring others to start their weight loss journey through her Instagram page, @FatGirlfFedUp.
As well as offering tips and tricks to motivate her followers to stick to their weight loss goals, Lexi has also shared many graphic photos of her journey remove all her loose skin through surgery.
Says Lexi: ‘From losing 312lbs to having 7lbs of skin removed in a 9 hour surgery, every step has been worth the fight to give this body the care that it needs.
She adds: ‘At 485lbs I knew I'd have loose skin but I knew that it was something small compared to the new life I would live. I knew loose skin couldnt hold me back from all the things I enjoyed or actually living.
'We all have skin, wrinkles, stretch marks & cellulite, but that cant hold us back from living or define who we are. Dont let something so small be such a big excuse. Love yourself every chapter of your journey, the skin you're in, and speak nicely to yourself because you're always listening!’
Lexi’s husband Danny also has his own weight loss motivation Instagram page - @discoveringdanny - speaking of his own weight loss journey and his love for his wife.
He writes: ‘We started out working out 5-6 times a week. Each day we did 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical. Our diet was higher in protein lower in carbs and lots of veggies. We drink a gallon of water a day as well. The best tip I can give is to start just start. Start today and keep going.’
Adds Danny of Lexi: ‘She’s always been beautiful no matter what size she was and especially beautiful for always embracing the skin she's in. We are proof that anyone can lose weight like we did and that who you surround yourself around can either set you up to succeed or fail.’