THIS NEW ZEALAND WOMAN LOST OVER 200 POUNDS AND SHARED HER JOURNEY ON INSTAGRAM
Losing weight is clearly not easy, so regardless of the number of pounds someone sheds you have to give them kudos for that. And one New Zealand woman deserves a lot of credit after losing over 200 pounds.
Simone Anderson, now 25 years old, began her weight loss journey when she was 23, and started off at 372 pounds. Today she sits at about 169 pounds. Simone began losing weight after she underwent gastric sleeve surgery, as a healthier lifestyle followed. Simone decided to share her journey with everyone as a way to make herself more accountable.
“I made an account and I pressed publish after four or five days of crying — but the minute I pressed publish it felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders,” Simone tells BBC Newsbeat. “I knew this time there was no turning back.”
There were of course people who bashed Simone: “The worst comments I ever received were when people would accuse me of being a fake and a liar. It hurt me because I only ever tried to be as honest as possible,” Simone reveals.
“From day one I showed the good, the bad and the ugly of extreme weight loss. I exposed my skin, I showed every stretch mark, every little bit of sagging to the world.”
I can’t even imagine doing all this hard work and staying consistent with my diet, so Simone deserves all the positive vibes she’s gotten. Check out some more pictures of her thanks to her Instagram: