Vermetris lost 67 pounds. Ten years ago, she began her transformation journey in an effort to avoid health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. She substituted whole foods for processed food and worked out 5 to 7 days a week. Not only did she lose weight, but she’s kept it off, and that’s the hardest part.
What was your motivation?
My motivation was to stop myself from developing genetic health issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Also, I wanted to change the way I looked.
What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I was inspired by the results I was seeing and the motivation that started my journey with.
How did you change your eating habits?
I started by making small changes first, like substituting whole wheat bread instead of white bread. Also, I use whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta. I incorporated more veggies and fruits into my diet. I cut out cakes, pies, and other sweet pastries.
What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I only did cardio when I first started my journey. I walked every day during the week. Now I do strength training three days a week and cardio two days.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 212 pounds, and my current weight is 145 pounds.
What is your height?
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started in January 2010. I set a goal to lose 60 pounds, and I achieved it in about six months.
Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No surgery, just hard work and discipline!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned that you can do anything you set your mind to do!
What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Make small changes first so that you stick with it. Always be proud of your progress, even if you are not where you want to be at the moment.