Girl Whose Extra Skin Weight Loss Photo Went Viral After Losing Over 200 Lbs. In Under A Year Is Now A Solid Hottie
25-year-old Simone Anderson used to tip the scales at 372 pounds until she underwent a Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014. Managing to lose a total of 202 pounds in less than one year, Simone documented her journey on Instagram to serve as an example as to what can be accomplished through hard work, determination and of course, a change to your diet and exercise routine. Not everyone was happy for Simone however, as people began to accuse her of faking her photos since after that much weight loss you’d expect to see some loose skin.
Simone fired back with the following photo, effectively shutting everyone the fuck up:
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 😀 now lost 85.7 GO ME!
Since then Simone has had her excess skin removed, had an abdominoplasty, bra line back lift, breast lift and augmentation. “Basically most of my loose skin has been removed apart from that on my upper thighs and bottom,” she explains. “The human body is incredible that’s for sure, the places it has taken me, the huge changes it has witnessed and how much it continues to change still blows my mind.” Via Daily Mail:
Ms Anderson went under the knife for nine hours and was excited by the prospect of never again having to tuck her loose skin into her pants.
And though she was in a lot of pain and was ‘quite miserable’ shortly after the procedure, Ms Anderson was very pleased with the results: ‘My body is so, so amazing, I couldn’t be happier,’ she said at the time.
‘I cannot wait for summer… I’ll be fully recovered and definitely be in a bikini.’(via)
Judging from her transformation photos, the confidence to wear a bikini is more than well deserved:
"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! 💙
This morning as I looked in the mirror before pump class all I saw looking back at me was every single stretch mark, every fold of loose skin and every incision and scar that cover my body head to toe. I started to pick my self apart but quickly had to snap out of that mind self and remind myself that every single mark and scar is beautiful and a constant reminder of just how far I have come, and what I am capable of, how far this body has and will continue to carry me and how much further I can push myself. I am thankful for every single one of these marks!
Week 84 Update From 169kg (372 pounds) to 77kg (169 pounds) – a total loss of 92kg (202 pounds) – I'm 181cm tall (5"11). These posts often go semi viral so for the who are seeing my journey for the first time this is over the course of just over one year and seven months, I began my journey on August 29th 2014 then had Gastric Sleeve Surgery on October 29th 2014 – I have completely changed my lifestyle, diet and exercise. I am twenty nine weeks post opp abdominoplasty, bra line backlift, breast lift & augmentation by @drrepta_plasticsurgery (so basically most of my lose skin has been removed apart from that on my upper thighs and bottom). For those that will ask sports bra and pants are @boohoo and shoes are @skechersausnz To find out more indepth infornation on my journey and tips head to www.journeytohealth.co.nz