Emily Simpson is sharing her weight loss journey with fans and showing off her unbelievable results in the process. The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, who’s 43 years old, revealed she’s down 15 pounds and not only looking better than ever but feeling great now that’s she’s dropped some extra lbs before the holidays. Telling fans she shed the weight with the help of transformation specialist Paulina Taylor Hefferan, Emily said she knew she had to seek help because she was “in chronic pain,” felt “depressed” and had never weighted so much in her entire life.
Posting a full-body shot while wearing black workout leggings and a fashionable tight sweater, the mom of three held onto one of her twin sons while showing off her tight new figure. “I’m finally down 15 lbs and I owe it all to @paulinastein 12 week program with coaching! I still have more to go but I’m enjoying the journey!” she began her lengthy post. “I was in chronic pain, I was depressed and I weighed more then I ever have in my whole life! I reached out to @paulinastein and asked her for her help. I had no idea where to start. I felt lost.”
The “RHOC” star gave Paulina credit for helping her “change my lifestyle” and added she “has taught me so much about balance.” It wasn’t easy for Emily Simpson but she said that when she was looking to quit and go back to her old lifestyle Paulina “encouraged me to not give up and keep going.” The Bravo housewife, who went through hip replacement surgery last month, listed a number of reasons she wanted to make a change and the top reason was being a good example to her children.
“Not only did I want to lose weight to feel and look better, but I wanted to be healthier and set a good example for my kids!” Simpson wrote. “I haven’t felt this good in a long time and with a new hip, and 15 pounds off I’m finally able to keep up with my kids and be more active!” While her post was a clear representation of body positivity and confidence for the star, she also used her platform to hawk Paulina’s Black Friday sale for her fitness apparel.
“RHOC” fans have watched Emily Simpson struggle with her weight and in her marriage to Shane on the show. Recently, Bravoholics watched as she broke down after stepping on the scale for the first time in months. Simpson enlisted the help of fellow co-star Tamra Judge, who’s a former bodybuilder, and her husband Eddie, who owns a local gym. Together they weighed her and gave her a look at her body mass index. Later in the season, fans watched in horror while Shane mocked Emily Simpson for her diet and continued to tempt her with a bread basket despite her repeatedly saying no. “Everything with Shane is a joke, but this is a serious issue,” she said during her confessional. “I’ve gained a lot of weight. I’ve literally put on 20 lbs. in, like, an eight-month period. I want to be healthy for my kids. I want to play with them and take them to the park and not feel like crap. I just need, not jokes. I need support.”