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    Fans Are Pissed That This Body-Positive Instagram Star Had Skin Removal Surgery

    "You can love yourself and change yourself at the same time."

    Amanda Roberts (aka Mandas_Muffintop) is a body-positive instagrammer from Temecula, California. After losing 150 lbs, Amanda was left with 14lbs of excess skin, which came with its own set of complications.

    "I decided to be at peace with my body and mind and love myself as I was," Roberts explained, "because I'd worked hard for my body, to lose the weight and be healthier."

    Amanda's timeline changed when her #tummylovethursday hashtag gained momentum and landed her an invite to appear on The Doctors.

    When Roberts appeared on the show to discuss body-positivity, co-host Dr. Andrew Ordon made a surprise offer to perform skin-removal surgery on the mom and Instagram star – with the show covering all costs.

    But when Amanda shared the news with her followers, many accused her of faking the body-positivity she'd shown for so long.

    "Self-love is such a personal journey, there shouldn't be any guidelines or criteria for self-love or body-positivity, other than that you are actively working to love yourself."

    "Before surgery, I'd learned to love my loose skin. Instead of seeing it as a bad reminder of the past, I saw it as a trophy showing how far I'd come in my journey..."

    "Loving myself at every stage of this journey has been my ultimate goal, and I'm proud to say I've reached that goal every time thus far."

    Keep kicking ass, Amanda. Thanks for being you.

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