She posted an extreme selfie that shocked her critics into silence
Obesity is a lifestyle disease in most cases where poor nutrition, eating habits and sedentary lifestyles are the biggest culprits. The first step to change is the biggest and most important step to regaining a healthy life. That is determination.
This is Simone. At one time she was obese in every sense of the word but one day she decided that it was enough. She was going to do something about it and so she did. Her determination paid off but people never believed her transformation till she posted a selfie of her loose skin to end all doubts.
1 This is what Simone looked like before she started dieting
Simone Pretscherer just 24 from Auckland weighed a massive 169 kg. She struggled with her obesity and her excessively fat body. It made her conscious and concerned till one day she decided to change. It was August 29th when she finally decided to go on a diet. Comenting on her facebook page Simone said “I’m too busy to work out and eat healthy” when in reality I was just being lazy and unprepared.
2 The first step towards a healthy life
Simone removed all processed food from her diet. She also reduced her quantities of food but would sometimes snack on her favorite chocolate and drink alcohol. Once she started working out, she lost 5 kg in just one week. She even started swimming regularly across Auckland harbor and took to sky diving.
3 Her transformation was dramatic
When she lost a considerable amount of weight, she started documenting her progress on social media. She started a Facbeook page showing her incredible transformation. Within 11 months she was down to 85 kg.
4 But this is what people thought instead
But unfortunately for Simone, people just didn’t believe her dramatic weight loss doubting if it was possible. Some accused her of photoshopping her pictures or posting fake images. It was then that she decided to do the unthinkable to shut her critics up for good.
5 Simone then decided to do dispel all doubts
A dejected and hurt Simone posted a selfie of her lose skin that resulted from all the weight loss over the period of 11 months. It isn’t a nice sight but for some reason Simone felt she just had to do that to make people believe.
When you take a challenge and succeed you would expect some appraisal not rejection. ‘’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.’’
6 Simone is an inspiration of commitment and dedication
That of course did the trick and people changed their attitude towards her. Simone has now started a Givealitte page to raise funds ($20,000) for her surgery that will rid her body of all the excess skin left from the weight loss.
Simone is the best example of proving that losing weight takes just one huge step and that’s commitment. But remember, Although Simone was forced to post a selfie of her loose skin, I think the only person who matters is yourself. As long as you are proud and happy with yourself and your goals, your critics can take a hike!