Extreme weight loss blogger shows what's behind her 'selfie'

Woman Posts Brave Weight Loss Photo

Simone Anderson, an Australian makeup artist, is literally half the woman she used to be. Despite this amazing accomplishment, she still experienced the ugly side of the internet.

Over the past 11 months, Anderson has been documenting her body transformation; from 169kg to 83.85kg (which equals out to around 375 to 185 lbs). That's nearly 200 lbs!

She posted this inspiring Instagram of herself, showing her incredible before and after transformation:



While Anderson did receive mostly inspiring and encouraging comments, the negative overshadowed the good for her. A slew of internet trolls wrote comments calling the photos fake, asking where her extra skin was, why her hair was different, why her phone was different...basically doubting Anderson for ridiculous reasons.

Anderson was fed up by the negative comment, so a few days later, she posted this Instagram:

I don't no why but every single comment that called me out for being fake and a liar really bothered me far more than it should. I think it's because it took hours of crying and debating whether to share my story online and for others to see, posting the first picture online along with my weight for the world to see what the hardest thing I have ever done. 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. And then when it came to posting about my lose skin well that was equally as tough. 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, yes I have lose 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 :D now lost 85.7 GO ME!

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While we think both versions of Anderson's Instagrams are beautiful, the more important issue is our society's strange obsession with internet body shaming.

Let people tweet, Instagram, and post all the 'selfies' they want — the beautiful thing about the internet is with one simple click you can "unfollow," no harm done.

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Extreme weight loss blogger shows what's behind her 'selfie'

In January 2014, comedian Jay Mohr, 42, called attention to Alyssa Milano's post-baby figure.

"It seems like she had a baby," he said on the radio. "I don't really give a s--t ... I read it on her gut."

Milano acknowledged that the comments hurt her and expressed her thoughts on body shaming as a whole.

"I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby," she told Mario Lopez. "I don't think it's fair."

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Taylor Swift's famous friend Lorde came to the "Shake It Off" singer's defense when Diplo, 36, tweeted that "someone should make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty" and also launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an augmentation.

Lorde, 18, quipped back via Twitter:

"@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it hm"

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We thought Pink, 35, looked beautiful in a plunging black dress at an event last week, but negative comments about her weight still surfaced online.

"I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight," she tweeted. "You're referring to the pictures of me from last night's cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome."

"She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you," she continued. "While I admit that the dress didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful."

There you have it!

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Lena Dunham, 28, is proud of her body, and she definitely isn't afraid to show it off. The "Girls" star regularly bares it all on her hit HBO show, and has frequently spoken out against the concept of body shaming.

"You know, it gets easier and easier. My fears came true. People called me fat and hideous, and I lived. And now I keep living," she told The Guardian.

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Gabourey Sidibe has been called "enormous," "scary," "a balloon on the body of a zeppelin" -- and more, but the actress has brushed it all off and pursued her dreams, even after many told her she would never make it in Hollywood.

After critics slammed her appearance on the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet, Sidibe tweeted, "To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night."

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Karl Lagerfeld once called powerhouse singer Adele "a little too fat," but Adele, 26, responded in the best way.

"I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines," she told People. "I represent the majority of women, and I'm very proud of that."

(Photo by Eric McCandless/CBS via Getty Images)

Perhaps Britney Spears said it best earlier this week after a concertgoer at her "Piece of Me" residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas called her a "fat b-tch."

"F--king a--hole," Spears shouted into her mic in response.

'Nuff said.

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