A little over a year ago, makeup artist Simone Anderson decided she wanted to start living a healthier life and began what she called “Simone’s Journey to Health!”
The New Zealand native began dieting and exercising on a daily basis and vowed to share everything on social media! And when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING!
Simone explains that she first came up with the idea when she started noticing she was having difficulties with everyday activities, like taking out the trash and walking up the stairs!
Well, by replacing fast food with fruits and veggies and exercising a couple of hours a day, she went from 373 lbs. to 170 lbs. in about a year — and she shared her progress on social media the whole time!
But her journey didn’t quite end there, as dropping nearly 200 lbs. left her with a lot of excess skin on her upper body!
So Simone made her way to Arizona to meet with plastic surgeon Dr. Remus Repta to undergo skin removal surgery, and she continued to share the journey with her 70,000+ Instagram followers!
She explained in a post:
“I promised from day one that what I was sharing with people would be the honest journey, and it would be the ups, the downs, the goods and the bads. I needed to show that yes, I do have loose skin, and it’s actually a side effect of something I am proud of. Obviously, I can’t wait for it to be gone, but it’s not something I’m ashamed of or embarrassed of.”
Shyness certainly wasn’t an issue here as Simone shared multiple nearly-nude photos of herself as Dr. Repta prepped her for surgery!
Just yesterday, she shared the final results and showed everyone just how well her surgery went:
Now that’s what I call a final transformation! Thank you to every single one of you that made this final leg of my journey possible you have absolutely no idea what this means to me. And finally @drrepta_plasticsurgery you have changed my life in a way I will always be eternally grateful for, your work is flawless! I feel a million bucks right now, check out my body!!!!! Photos taken just over 24 hours apart.A photo posted by Simone Anderson (@simone_anderson) on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:25pm PDT
Simone showed just how much can be accomplished with hard work and dedication, but she also showed that it’s important to keep your head up through all of the highs and lows of your journey!
You can’t lie with those results!
[Image via Instagram.]