Netty lost 17.6 kg/39 pounds. Her motivation increased as standing too long or walking short distances became more difficult. Not only did our sister from Curaçao change her habits, but she also changed her mindset.
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I motivated myself after my body changed a lot. Due to my weight, everything got more difficult. I got tired after walking for just a short distance. Obviously, my condition was getting worse. Standing too long would also give me backaches due to my large breasts being an extra load. Mentally I was ready to change for the better.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started with a meal plan which is basically portion control. I did cut out sugar, though. I also stopped using cooking oil completely.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I started going to the gym three times a week again, after years without doing this due to my hectic schedule of being a tv reporter and attending the University.
Due to the pandemic, I stopped going to the gym (for health reasons and a desire to avoid contracting the virus). Instead, I started walking at designated areas on my island (Curaçao). I also workout at home with Youtube videos.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 89.7 kg/197.8 pounds. I’ve lost 72.1 kg/159 pounds. I still want to lose five more kgs.
What is your height?
My height is 1.67 m.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I decided to start my journey on the 1st of June. For me, it requires mental preparation to begin on this day. Once I was ready mentally, nothing could stop me.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
My biggest lesson is that once you start, you can achieve anything you put in your mind to. You can do it. It may be difficult initially, but as you keep going, it becomes easier. As you see the weight going down, your satisfaction rises, and you will be proud of the process.
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Just make up your mind and start. It is also essential to have a support system that you can rely on to keep you motivated. You need encouragement to keep going. Also, note that you have to be mentally prepared and willing to take on the journey. If not, you will fail.