When we start a weight-loss journey, we often look to other people’s stories for tips, for examples, and, most of all, for inspiration. But in this overcrowded Internet age, it can be difficult to sift through everything out there and find the things that are real and truly helpful. Too often, the “fitspiration” leaves us feeling discouraged and bad about ourselves, because the highly-edited, carefully-angled, sometimes airbrushed pictures and videos present goals that the average person couldn’t honestly, healthfully reach. Fighting back against this proliferation of half-truths and shame spirals? Simone Anderson, whose own incredible weight loss journey was full of both good and bad. She shares it all with us via POPSUGAR Fitness. Watch for inspiration and a dose of REAL.