A woman’s brilliant response to online haters will increase your faith in humanity
Sometimes the internet can be a cruel place. The saying of ‘if you don’t post it online, it isn’t official’ has now replaced ‘pictures of it or it didn’t happen’.
When a woman posted her pictures online, documenting her tremendous weight loss, the internet went up in arms saying that the pictures she posted were fake. Despite positive comments coming in, negative comments began to outweigh the positive ones, the woman responded in a brilliant way.
1 The woman: Simone Anderson
24 year old Simone Anderson of New Zealand always struggled with her weight, thanks to her irregular dieting habits. She worked as a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist, has always looked to control her diet, but her irregular eating habits resulted in her being weighing 372 pounds.
2 Her tremendous weight loss
Simone then decided to do something about her weight and across a period of 11 months, managed to drop 190 pounds. She also posted images of her transformation online. She posted the pictures of her life changing event and the difference between her previous self and the new her.
She wrote: ‘On August the 29th I made the decision to change my lifestyle and my habits once and for all in what I am calling “Simone’s Journey to Health” which is my positive lifestyle change.’ ‘Over the course of 8 weeks I lost 18kg, & on October 28th I had Gastric Sleeve Stomach surgery,’ she explained. ‘I have lost 85.7kg in 11 months.’
3 Positive responses from all over
Simone received positive and encouraging responses from all over. She was bombarded with comments like she was the biggest inspiration to others like her and every one applauded her for her hard work and determination.
They wished for her health and said that she may have a wonderful life ahead of her.
4 Negative responses play spoilsport
But many of the commenters were not easily impressed with her transformation. They even blamed her for faking the images. They said that when someone loses such amount of weight, there is bound to be some loose skin or stretch marks.
Thought he negative comments were less in numbers, but Simone said that she was affected by the negative comments as she felt that those people were undermining her efforts to let her lead a healthy life.
5 Simone’s terrific reply to her detractors
Simone shared this startling image of her with loose skin hanging out of her suit. This to answer to her detractors that yes, she had loose skin and stretch marks, but she didn’t want to display that images online.
She explains: ‘I have been left with a large amount of excess skin on my stomach. Through the entire process, I have been at the gym nearly daily in the hope of toning up as I lost weight and for my legs and arms this worked but unfortunately my stomach was too far stretched to ever recover.’
‘I am now looking into surgery to get the excess skin removed so I can start to live in my 24 year old body I have worked so hard to get back,’ she says.