A Huge TRANS-FORMATION
THIS transgender comedienne lost 76kg.
ALARGER-THAN-LIFE transgender comedienne is a shadow of her former self after losing nearly 76kg in less than a year.
Argentinian star Gonzalo Costa, 38, lost 75kg in 11 months after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.
“I was fed up of being bad everyday,” says Gonzalo, who works as an actress and a radio host as well as a comedienne. “Before, I only wanted to get up and eat, eat and eat, and eat the whole day! Now I get up and I am looking forward to doing things for myself, pampering myself, making myself look fine. Everything is new: I walk and enjoy the air.”
At one point Gonzalo says she weighed 170kg but managed to lose 10 percent of that before undergoing surgery.
She is now down to 95kg and says she is satisfied with her weight and how she feels. “You’re never cured from obesity. It is an addiction, like alcoholism or gambling. And food addiction is forever, but now physically, I cannot eat that much,” she says. “Before, I ate a dozen croissants; I didn’t even enjoy them, I just wanted to eat a lot. Now I eat only one and I enjoy it.”
She has not set a target weight but just wants to feel happy in her own skin.
“There was something inside saying that I did not want to die. I was tired of being bad, of never achieving a goal. I was unsatisfied,” she says, adding that one of her biggest joys now is deciding what to wear when she gets up in the morning or goes out for the evening.
“Before, I wore what fitted me, now I decide what I want to wear. Fat people do not choose; we wear what there is.”