An obese woman weighing 169 kg decided to change her life by going fit – and achieved her goal of reducing her body weight to half of her starting point just 11 months after! Simone Anderson was feeling proud of her achievement; so she posted photos taken before and after her weight loss journey.
The backlash that came after she posted the photos was something she did not entirely expect. Instead of applauding her for a job well done, most of the people who commented on her pictures said she must have faked the photo of the “after” because she looked “too fit” and “too different” from the “before photo.
I am officially half the person I was 11 months ago! From 169kg to 83.85kg, I can’t even begin to explain in words what this accomplishment feels like. I set my self a goal that seamed so far out of reach at the time but I have stuck to it and with a lot of determination, will power, drive, motivation & compromise I have achieved my goal. Proud doesn’t even begin to describe this feeling! Every 5am start, every single workout, tear, crying fit has all been worth it! From a BMI of 51.6 to 25.6. Now by no means does this mean my journey is over, from here I am setting my self many more goals, from maintenance, to toning, to increasing weights at the gym, half marathon to full marathon, more ocean swims and more sporting teams. This is just the beginning of a brand new and improved me, one who won’t let anything or anyone get in the way of achieving what ever I decide to put my mind to. COME AT ME WORLD!!!!
Several people pointed out huge differences in her skin tone, the background she used for capturing the photos, the color of her hair, her clothes, and even the fact that her cellphone was also different! After enduring so much pain and emotional suffering just to achieve her weight loss goals, it pained Simone that people had the gall to say the photos were fake. Of course, she knew that these people’s opinions do not really matter yet it affected her, anyway. She would later decide to quell the talks once and for all by posting a new set of photos. This time, instead of her face covered in the “after” photo, she proudly displayed her face. But the shocking proof that most people were probably looking for can be found in the third photo wherein she displayed her loose skin for everyone to see.
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!
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How sad that Simone had to post photos of her loose skin just to prove to her bashers that a 169-kg woman can transform to half her size, 83.85 kg, in just 11 months! Of course, it did have its negative consequences yet it was amazing how Simone achieved the weight loss nonetheless…
Achieving the Ideal Weight
What is a person’s ideal weight? The answer depends on the person, actually, as the ideal weight would depend on a number of factors, including age, gender, and height.
Achieving the ideal weight is something that many people struggle with, yet there are lots of cases such as those of Simone that prove it can be done with discipline and determination.
To lose weight, people are encouraged to do a combination of diet and exercise. Avoid crash dieting and slimming pills at all cost as these could lead to complications, sometimes even death!