Lexi Reed Celebrates Non-Scale Victory, Says Her Hair Is 'Coming Back' After Loss from Calciphylaxis

"Sometimes, the scale doesn't show the full picture,” the influencer said as she continues to share her fitness journey

<p>Lexi Reed/Instagram</p> Lexi Reed.

Lexi Reed/Instagram

Lexi Reed.

Lexi Reed celebrated a non-scale victory Thursday, telling followers that “sometimes, the scale doesn't show the full picture.”

“Feeling more like my old self daily, feeling healthy, my hair coming back, wearing bright pants, finally seeing progress,” Reed aka, @fatgirlfedup on Instagram wrote in the caption of a mirror selfie at the gym, where she’s wearing bright teal pants and her hair down, loose around her shoulders.

She also shared that she’s “fitting back into my smaller workout clothes again!”

The fitness influencer had previously shared that hair loss was just one of the effects of her struggle with calciphylaxis — a rare, debilitating disease which the Mayo Clinic explains is caused when “calcium accumulates in small blood vessels of the fat and skin tissues.”

Lexi Reed/Instagram Reed shared her ongoing struggle with calciphylaxis.
Lexi Reed/Instagram Reed shared her ongoing struggle with calciphylaxis.

It causes “blood clots, painful skin ulcers and may cause serious infections that can lead to death” — and for Reed, the often-fatal illness led to 59 weeks of treatment last year for painful wounds all over her body.

But while she’s been documenting her health journey on Instagram since going into remission, she took the time to acknowledge that “just like all great things, progress takes time.”

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When a fan asked if she was using any special products for her hair, Reed commented, “Honestly I haven't done anything differently for my hair so I'd say nutrition has helped 😍.”

She’d earlier said that her husband Danny was “grilling ALOT” — leading to more protein in her diet.

Related: Lexi Reed Shows 100-Lb. Weight Loss Following Calciphylaxis Diagnosis: 'I Found My Strength to Live & Heal'

And protein is essential for healthy hair, as Livestrong reported.

Reed continued her post, writing, “Progress also takes the belief that if you keep showing up day by day, eventually, you'll look up, and your hard work will pay off.”

As Reed shared in a tearful post on Christmas, she’d dropped below 200 lbs. for the first time since restarting her weight-loss journey after calciphylaxis remission.

“I hit 199.4 lbs. I got back to ONEderland! That means that I’ve lost 86.8 lbs. since March. That means that for Christmas today, I’m giving myself the gift of my health,” she wrote at the time.

Related: Lexi Reed Wears a Pink Shirt to the Gym for the First Time: 'At 485 Lbs. All I Wanted to Do Was Wear Black' 

Reed started her weight-loss journey in 2016 at 485 lbs.

But as she continued on her post, “It can be hard sometimes to not see results right away, but the time is going to pass anyway, so you might as well spend it wisely & believe in yourself. Start today!”

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