‘Real Housewives of Orange County’s’ Emily Simpson Shares Recent Weight Loss Pic on Instagram

Emily Simpson of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Orange County may have not indulged as much as others for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. As many fans know, Emily has been trying to stay disciplined in her quest to lose weight. She recently took to Instagram to show off her progress.

“Real Housewives of Orange County’s” Emily Simpson | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Sabotage from Shane

Emily’s will power and determination have helped her stick to her disciplined meal plan. Unfortunately, her husband Shane could have been more supportive.

In the November 5 episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Shane tried to tempt his wife with food while they were out to dinner on a date night. “Here’s the bread bowl,” Shane said laughing, telling the waiter put the food in front of Emily and fanning the aroma in her face. “We’ll tempt her all night long. You’ve earned a piece of bread, you’ve earned it. How ’bout we share a piece?”

Emily remained strong despite Shane’s attempt at sabotaging her resolve. “I’m not eating it,” she said, according to People. “I’m not eating any bread. I’m not eating any bread, so stop trying to get me to eat bread.”

The reality star later confessed on camera about how she found Shane’s actions hurtful. “Everything with Shane is a joke, but this is a serious issue,” she said. “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.”

Sweet success

Apparently, Emily is having the last laugh. Posting a pic of herself in a sleek black ensemble and carrying her son, the RHOC star has clearly made strides in slimming down. “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 captioned the post.

She went on to reveal the struggles she endured prior to starting her weight-loss plan, and how she sought help from fitness guru Paulina Stein. “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.”

Singing Stein’s praises, Emily reveals that her motivation for staying the course had more to do with her family than her dress size. “She [Paulina] helped me change my lifestyle and has taught me so much about balance. She has also encouraged me to not give up and keep going,” she wrote. “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! 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!”

Post-Op

Some of her chronic pain was surely due to the hip replacement surgery she endured on October 28. “Not gonna lie. The pain is way worse than I anticipated,” she said after the procedure, according to Bravo TV.

Suffering from arthritis, Emily looked to the surgery to improve her mobility. During her recovery, she praised her daughter Annabelle for taking good care of her. “She won’t leave my side. She’s so worried about me,” Emily wrote of Annabelle.

Her husband is also apparently now much more supportive. “I think he probably had a moment of self-realization where he thought, ‘Emily is a really good wife and really good mom. I won the wife lottery. I need to step up my game.’ And he really has,” she said, according to People. “I have to give him credit for that.”

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