Woman accused of faking weight loss shames haters

Woman accused of faking weight loss shames haters

Losing weight can be such a challenge. However, for this woman in New Zealand, what made it even worse was dealing with negativity from the internet and being accused of faking her weight loss.

Simone Anderson

Simone Anderson weighed 169 kilograms at age 23, and seeing as she wasn’t living her life to the fullest, decided to embark on a weight loss journey, Mashable reported. "I was living a half life. I was constantly lying to myself that [my weight] wasn't stopping me from doing anything. I was turning down so many opportunities and day-to-day things, like walking on the beach with my friends,” she told the publication.

In order to motivate herself, she decided to put her journey on her Instagram.

"I started the page only for me. It was my little space to keep myself accountable. I never expected it to grow into what it has, now opening [me] up to a whole world of judgements and opinions — I find that really hard," she told Mashable.

With the internet being so cruel, Anderson was accused of faking her weight loss after she shared a picture showing her before and after pictures - an experience which she says tore down her hard work. "For me it was tearing down my hard work, and I had worked so hard for it ... most of the comments was stuff like 'oh she doesn't have the same hair colour, so it can't be the same girl”. It was really base level comments like that," she told the publication. 

In order to prove that it was really her, she shared another picture revealing images of the excess skin gathered around her torso.

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!

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Two years later, with the help of surgery to remove her excess skin, plus a breast lift and an augmentation, Anderson has managed to transform her looks.

Week 88 Update From 169kg (372 pounds) to 77kg (169 pounds) - a total loss of 92kg (202 pounds) - I'm 181cm tall (5"11). For the who are seeing my journey for the first time this is over the course of just over one year and eight 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 thirty three 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 is from @hardyfitnessandfashion pants & shoes are @nikewomen To find out more indepth infornation on my journey and tips head to www.journeytohealth.co.nz

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