Eleven months ago, Simone Anderson decided to record her step-by-step weight loss journey on Facebook and Instagram, but what started as a simple way of recording her progress has spiralled into a social media frenzy.
After posting a series of before and after pictures, critics accused her of lying about her drastic 85.7kgs weight loss because...there was no loose skin.
One critic scoffed, "I do not believe it is the same person, phone covering her face. People that lose weight that fast from that surgery have extremely sagging skin and stretch marks not the same woman (sic). Yes she could lose the weight but that thin woman isn't the same person as the heavy one…no way."
How did she silence the critics? By posting her bravest before and after photo yet.
In the caption she explained that every single accusation about her weight loss "bothered [her] far more than it should". She never set out to glorify her progress, instead she wanted to give an honest reflection of her hard work.
She revealed that "after hours of crying and debating" whether to share her story online, posting her before and after pictures was the "hardest thing she ever had to do."
Simone then went on to shut down the haters:
"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 [...]"
And on those final loose skin comments she said, "Yes I have loose 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!"
Haters you've officially been told.
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