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I don't no why but every single comment that called me out for being fake and a liar really bothered me far more than it should. I think it's because it took hours of crying and debating whether to share my story online and for others to see, posting the first picture online along with my weight for the world to see what the hardest thing I have ever done. Throughout my whole journey I have tried to be so honest about the whole experience and tell people it exactly as it's happened so to be called a fake hurt a lot. And then when it came to posting about my lose skin well that was equally as tough. So here we go I hope this helps all the "non believers" – my face uncovered, yes my hair and eyebrows are a different colour as I'm going back to blonde, yes I have changed my phone from Samsung to apple and have moved house so the background has changed (it has been 11 months people, things change!), my skin colour varies in every single post as I get a spray tan once a week on a Thursday and often change the depth of the colour I get depending on what event I have that weekend, yes I have lose skin and stretch marks but I don't feel the need to show them in every single photo I post online, I have shared my excess skin picture before so if you had bothered to click on my page you would have seen it and as for my ears changing in appearance?! Well I can't see that haha so who the hell knows!!! Maybe weight changes ears lol. Hope this helps :D now lost 85.7 GO ME!
Last July, New Zealander Simone Anderson showed off her incredible 190-pound weight loss on Instagram. Naturally, the internet couldn’t accept a good thing and accused her of faking the photos, so she swiftly hit back at trolls by posting pictures of her sagging skin. She followed up this effective shutdown with a September skin-removal surgery, which was partially funded through social media donations. Anderson also documented the process with graphic imagery that she used as proof of her hard work. Although Anderson jump started her weight loss process with a gastric sleeve, she largely achieved results because of lifestyle changes and good, old-fashioned sweat. Her remarkable transformation set her upon a new life journey, and folks were thrilled to witness her newfound health. Here’s how she looks today.
Anderson’s still quietly keeping her Instagram followers up to date on her life happenings. She’s working as a hair and makeup artist, although she surely could develop a second career as a motivational weight-loss guru. Almost two years after Anderson began her weight-loss initiative, she’s getting real with followers about how an outward transformation won’t necessarily bring happiness although rewards are still plentiful:
“You must be so much happier now you have lost weight,” “You are so social now you have lost weight,” “Do you hate that men only pay you attention now you are thin” – it’s crazy what people assume from photos when they know very little about me and what my life was like before. I am still the exact same outgoing, bubbly, fun loving and social girl the only difference is a 92kg weight loss and a now healthier me. I can honestly say I am no happier, I was probably more social before I lost weight as I had more time on my hands and I can say I have never had an issue attracting men.
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"You must be so much happier now you have lost weight", "You are so social now you have lost wight", "Do you hate that men only pay you attention now you are thin" – it's crazy what people assume from photos when they know very little about me and what my life was like before. I am still the exact same outgoing, bubbly, fun loving and social girl the only difference is a 92kg weight loss and a now healthier me. I can honestly say I am no happier, I was probably more social before I lost weight as I had more time on my hands and I can say I have never had an issue attracting men. Every single person and story will be different but for me this is not the case! 💙
These days, Simone is content to enjoy life while enjoying food but maintaining a healthy, fitness-oriented outlook. Her continued updates and realistic captions remind her followers that she’s still working hard to maintain the weight loss, and that happiness comes from within, not simply through a beautiful exterior. Still, these transformation photos are stunning.
(Via Daily Mail)