Simone Anderson of New Zealand, like many people, has struggled with her weight throughout her life, enduring years of diet and exercise. She is an independent stylist who has narrated her entire weight loss journey on her Instagram and Facebook accounts, where she has gained thousands of followers.
In August of last year, Simone decided it was time to make a change
In 11 months, he has lost 86 kilos through a combination of diet, exercise and weight loss surgery.
His updates include weekly checks where he writes detailed notes of his progress.
Now he weighs approximately half of the kilos he had when he began his journey.
Recently, Anderson published his latest progress:
I am officially being half of the person I was 11 months ago! Going from 169 kg to 83.85 kg is something that I can't even begin to explain in words, how great this achievement feels.
Most of the comments on their social media accounts have inspired many people:
Some even wrote that they did not believe that Anderson was the same person who appears in both photos:
She was accused of falsifying her achievement, saying that if she had really lost so much weight she would have a large excess of skin and stretch marks.
Although positive comments outweigh negative ones, Anderson said she is worried about her enemies.
I think it's because it took me hours of crying and debating if I wanted to share my story so others could see it. Posting the first image with my weight is the hardest thing I've ever done.
Simone devised a perfect answer. He posted a photo showing his excess skin
Although he said it was a "hard" image to share with the world.
Many people wrote that they appreciated Simone Anderson for being so sincere about what it really meant to lose a lot of weight.
Now she has been surprised to see her message resonate with so many people
For me to see that the story is viral is something that I honestly never expected, so it has taken me completely by surprise and I am impressed. But I feel proud to have the guts to show and show people that they don't believe in me, and that they have affected me in a way I never imagined.
Simone hopes his story will inspire people to accept their flaws.
We would be a better world if we all began to truly love ourselves, from the inside to the outside.