At just 23 years old, Simone Pretscherer realized she was living like a recluse. She was turning down events with family and friends regularly — even casual, low-key walks or trips to the beach were no-go’s for her.
The young Auckland, New Zealand resident should have been living it up, but she was overweight and never wanted to be seen. She didn’t realize the impact her weight was having on her life — until she stepped on the scale for the first time in years, and realized she weighed 372 pounds.
Excerpted from today.com