Betzaira Ramos Rivera Shares How She Conquered Her Fears
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Betzaira Ramos Rivera

April 28, 2021
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Betzaira “Betzy” Ramos Rivera came to PenFed a year ago when she was furloughed from her previous employer due to COVID. It was a daunting time, but she’s no stranger to scary situations. Betzy has lost more than 140 pounds, despite a challenge that almost took her life.

When I feel scared,
instead of backing up, that push me up.
October 1st of 2010, I said, “I'm gonna change my life."
I was 317 pounds.
I wasn't feeling good.
You don't love yourself,
you don't like to see yourself in the mirror,
you don't like to take photos,
you are like, not having a good life.
I started switching how I eat.
So, I walk every day.
If I don't walk, I go to do cycling.
This journey, it's not about the weight.
It’s about my mind.
I have to change my mind.
Food is an addiction too,
if you don't know how to control yourself,
if you don't know how to,
you know, work with it, it can kill you.
In 2015, I had a bad situation with my health.
It was my biggest challenge
because I was so close to dying.
I used to have like a huge tumor in my uterus.
They took out the tumor.
It weighed 10 pounds.
95 days in the hospital,
and I have to learn how to walk again.
I gained like 30 pounds.
That got me scared.
So once again, you have to start over.
Now I'm in the 170 pounds.
I will truly say that I'm a happy person,
I feel like a million bucks.
If you want to conquer life,
you have to conquer yourself,
you have to conquer your fears.

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