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Simone Anderson, Accused Of 'Faking' Weight Loss, Shuts Up Her Haters In One Post

07/23/2015 12:07 EDT | Updated 07/23/2015 12:59 EDT

Simone Anderson Pretscherer just shut down all the body shaming haters on her social media feeds, and we're giving her a huge round of applause.

One week ago, the freelance makeup and hair stylist from Auckland posted a before and after shot of her weight loss journey from 169 kgs to 83.85 kgs (losing a total of 182 pounds) on Instagram. What was meant to be an inspirational and proud moment for the 24-year-old, ended up being a hate-filled post from social media users accusing her of "faking" her weight loss.

Negative comments ranged from the colour of her hair to the look of her eyebrows to the colour of skin to even being "too fit" after.

I am officially half the person I was 11 months ago! From 169kg to 83.85kg, I can't even begin to explain in words what this accomplishment feels like. I set my self a goal that seamed so far out of reach at the time but I have stuck to it and with a lot of determination, will power, drive, motivation & compromise I have achieved my goal. Proud doesn't even begin to describe this feeling! Every 5am start, every single workout, tear, crying fit has all been worth it! From a BMI of 51.6 to 25.6. Now by no means does this mean my journey is over, from here I am setting my self many more goals, from maintenance, to toning, to increasing weights at the gym, half marathon to full marathon, more ocean swims and more sporting teams. This is just the beginning of a brand new and improved me, one who won't let anything or anyone get in the way of achieving what ever I decide to put my mind to. COME AT ME WORLD!!!!

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But what had turned into an emotional situation for the stylist ended up on a positive note. That same week, she went to Instagram again and posted the same before and after shots, including one baring her excess skin. In the post, she called out her haters, and once again, reminded readers how much she managed to change her body in the course of 11 months.

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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According to Bustle, when she has enough money, Anderson Pretscherer is looking to get surgery to remove her excess skin, and in the meantime, she has also set up a Givealittle account where people can donate towards her expenses.

"The result of this large weightloss has left me with excess skin on my stomach, that no amount of gymming will be able to get rid of," she writes to donors.

And when she's not shutting down her trolls, Anderson Pretscherer is experimenting with beauty and hairstyles for clients and rocking some fun outfits on Instagram.

Check out her full message below:

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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