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Emily Simpson Shows Off 40-Pound Weight Loss in Tight Black Workout Gear

How the Real Housewives of Orange star Emily Simpson lost 40 pounds. 

Emily Simpson has been documenting her fitness journey and recently shared she's lost 40 pounds. The Real Housewives of Orange star posted a compilation video showing off her progress throughout the last few months and wrote, "Around age 42 I gained 40 pounds and it wasn't until now (age 47) that I was able to finally get it off and feel like my old self again…," She added "Just to be clear though… I rocked a bathing suit on TV for 5 years and never felt ugly or not confident in myself or my body. Not once." Simpson contributes the weight gain to hormones and has worked hard to shed the unwanted pounds. Here's how the TV personality dropped the weight. Read on. 


She Was Ready to Make a Change

In an interview with Us Weekly, Simpson shared that the reason for wanting to lose weight was that she didn't recognize herself. "We finished filming in November [2022] and I remember we filmed the title cards and our showrunner sent a photo of me that he took with his cell phone. And honestly, I didn't even recognize myself," she explained. "I was like, 'Who is that?' And then I was like, 'Oh, that's me.' I really neglected myself those four months that we were filming. I ate too much, drank too much, didn't go to the gym, didn't work out and I felt really down, really depressed, really dark when we finished filming."


She Hit the Gym

Simpson ditched some of her unhealthy habits and started working out more. "I cut out a lot of things and I go to the gym seven days a week and work out," she told the outlet. "I work out like I'm training for a fitness competition. … That's kind of the whole story." 


She Took Ozempic


The 47-year-old admits to taking Ozempic to "jumpstart" her goals but said she didn't take it for long. "The thing that bothers me the most is that when people comment on the way that I look, they constantly say, 'Ozempic, Ozempic,' she told Us Weekly.  "And it's like, yes, I did use that nine months ago or however many months ago it was, but I don't like that it discounts all the hard work I put in."


She's Consistent

Since starting her wellness regime, Simpson has been dedicated and consistently going to the gym daily. "I don't care if you say that all you want," she emphasized, referring to her taking Ozempic. "But at least gimme credit for seven days a week, getting up at 6 a.m. every morning and busting my butt in the gym every single day."


She Got Lipo


While Simpson has been making healthier food choices and working out daily, she did admit to having cosmetic surgery done. "The liposuction [in my arms] was helpful," she told Us. 

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more
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