Losing weight, especially if you do it on your own can be a harrowing process.
New Zealander Simone Anderson, 24, decided to share her two-year weight loss journey, which began on August 29 2014, going from 26st 6lbs (169kg) to just over 12st (77kg).
The following timelapse video demonstrates just how much she lost and, quite frankly, it’s astonishing:
Anderson is very open about every aspect of her journey, including the surgery she underwent. On her Facebook page she talks about several surgeries, mostly to get rid of the loose skin on her stomach and back following the rapid weight loss.
How did she do it?
I have always struggled with my weight and have often resorted to easy fix diets where I would lose a lot of weight but as quickly as I lost it I would gain it back and more…making this a public journey will aid so much in motivating me and keeping me accountable for my actions.
I don’t have a specific diet plan or one way of eating… I eat all types of food and try and mix it up so I don’t get bored. I don’t eat junk food and I try and stay away from too much processed sugar. The rest is just common sense everything in moderation etc.
But it's not just clean eating...
Anderson exercises every day for as much as two hours:
I play three sports; netball, basketball and water polo. I do classes at the gym... have one personal training session each week as well a boot camp once a week.