My name is Risa. I'm 25 years old and live in Boca Raton, Florida. I have battled with my weight since I was about 6 years old, and for the last couple years, I was finally winning the fight. But I slipped, gaining back more than I'd prefer from my lowest weight in ages. Now I'm buckling down again to shed the weight so I can look on the outside the way I feel on the inside. But the road isn't always straight and smooth. For more information on my life-long weight loss journey, please view my first post here. This blog exists for me, to keep me on track and motivated. If you don't like personal posts or personal opinions, you took the wrong fork at Albuquerque!

**Please note that I am not a nutritionist, personal trainer, doctor, or in any way professionally trained in matters of health. Any advice I provide is based on my own thorough research and experiences. Please consult your physician or other health advisor for your personal needs.**

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July 25th
6:46 PM

a message from social-justice-fire-mage


Hi ! Just wanted to say hi to a fellow Zumba+lifting enthousiast :)

11:51 AM

Me right now:

July 24th
11:11 PM

I got an unfollow for posting that caring for plants can be beneficial to your health.

In other news, the sun is hot. Thank you and goodnight. <3

xysciences:

Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Yup. Depending on the perception of threat, the polyps may just close up their tentacles (the things that, on this particular coral, look like flower petals), or they may go so far as to fully retreat into the base, as seen in this gif.
If you want a plant that behaves similarly without getting a saltwater tank, look into getting a Mimosa Pudica, commonly known as a Sensitive Plant. Both kids and adults love them. When you touch the leaves, they fold right up:

Not to mention that caring for plant life can provide for contemplative and meditative moments, can positively impact the environment, and can be overall beneficial to your health. :)

xysciences:

Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

Yup. Depending on the perception of threat, the polyps may just close up their tentacles (the things that, on this particular coral, look like flower petals), or they may go so far as to fully retreat into the base, as seen in this gif.

If you want a plant that behaves similarly without getting a saltwater tank, look into getting a Mimosa Pudica, commonly known as a Sensitive Plant. Both kids and adults love them. When you touch the leaves, they fold right up:

Not to mention that caring for plant life can provide for contemplative and meditative moments, can positively impact the environment, and can be overall beneficial to your health. :)

eatmyselffit:

Infographic by me. Fruit is NOT bad for you. 

kingsleyyy:

this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

July 23rd
9:54 PM

On Hold

Sorry I haven’t been posting or answering messages much lately. This is a very intensive point in my summer semester. All of the big projects are due all at once. Then next week is finals week. But mostly it’s the projects that have me bogged down. Thank you for your patience. <3

9:20 AM
Via

thunderboltsortofapenny:

recoveringfrommyconvictions:

gaymerboy99:

littlelionmonster:

oldmanstephanie:

"Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014

"By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s not how physics works."

FUCK. YES.

this gives me life….

"Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.

39 seconds in and I reblogged it