My name is Risa. I'm 24 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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1:13 AM
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pardonmewhileipanic:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Shout out to discolouration between rolls and thighs and everything else.

casual reminder to my followers (and anyone else seeing this) that discolouration happens
it’s a thing, and it happens, and it’s ok
you’re ok, you’re body is ok
you’re no less beautiful, and you’re certainly not alone
this also goes for any kind of skin matter, be it bumps between your thighs, stretch marks, anything
bodies do this, it’s natural, and funky, and interesting, and you’re still a god damned super babe and nothing will EVER change that
&lt;3

However, please do let your doctor know about it. Skin discoloration at folds can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You&#8217;re beautiful regardless, but just also take care of your health. &lt;3

pardonmewhileipanic:

pardonmewhileipanic:

Shout out to discolouration between rolls and thighs and everything else.

casual reminder to my followers (and anyone else seeing this) that discolouration happens

it’s a thing, and it happens, and it’s ok

you’re ok, you’re body is ok

you’re no less beautiful, and you’re certainly not alone

this also goes for any kind of skin matter, be it bumps between your thighs, stretch marks, anything

bodies do this, it’s natural, and funky, and interesting, and you’re still a god damned super babe and nothing will EVER change that

<3

However, please do let your doctor know about it. Skin discoloration at folds can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You’re beautiful regardless, but just also take care of your health. <3

fitanne:

How will you make it count? [x]

fitanne:

How will you make it count? [x]

April 23rd
9:46 PM
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melissa-fit:

Breaking news: Squats are not the only exercise for getting a nice ass.

"No one’s life seems great between midnight and 7 a.m. Go to sleep. Things will be better tomorrow."
—  

(via fabulousbitch69)

I’m reblogging this for a particular someone right now overseas. Go to sleep, my dear. It will get better.

6:40 PM
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6:15 PM
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pastelmorgue:

eradicategirlhate:

you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical bitches that are probably on their period?

THE FUCKING DA VINCI CODE HAS BEEN CRACKED

5:49 PM
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5:45 PM

I really need to proof what I post before I post. I have a tendency to tune out half way through my own squirrel potato shoe horn.

5:41 PM

When you have to blow your nose, but your nail polish is still wet:

5:36 PM
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5:09 PM

a message from Anonymous


I love you so much for what you said to the user worried about gaining weight. You are a beautiful being. God bless.

4:01 PM
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beforeandafterfatlosspics:

themotivatedmrs:
My name is Caryn and I’m 25 years old.  I’m 5’4” and I currently weigh 176 lbs.
There are moments when I look in the mirror and I don’t see the progress. Days when I’m walking down the street and I leave myself a much wider berth than I really need. Days where I’m puzzled by the attention I’m getting. Times where I’m trying on clothes and by default I grab an XXL and and XL before I realize I have to come back out and pick up a medium or a large. Often, I forget just how much I’ve lost.
But looking at this, I realize how much has changed. 117 pounds are not pocket change. I’ve gotten my health and my youth back. No more sleep apnea. No more aching back. No more creaky knees and lethargy and migraines. I’ve energy for my baby boy. I’ve got the drive to cook for us. And I feel so much better in my skin.
It’s not perfect. I still struggle. And Lord knows there’s still more to lose. But I’m proud of this. And I’m excited to share the VSG/WLS gospel.
At my highest, I weighed 295 lbs and I’ve managed to whittle away 119 lbs through hard work, sacrifice, and vertical gastric sleeve in January 2013.  I’m feeling so, so proud of what I’ve accomplished, and so excited for the change that’s yet to come.  Over the last year and a half, I gained back my life, my health, gave birth to an ADORABLE baby boy, and have changed for the better in so many ways.
I’d love to have you along for me on this journey. 
carynichole.tumblr.com (personal)
themotivatedmrs.tumblr.com (wls/wl blog)

beforeandafterfatlosspics:

themotivatedmrs:

My name is Caryn and I’m 25 years old.  I’m 5’4” and I currently weigh 176 lbs.

There are moments when I look in the mirror and I don’t see the progress. Days when I’m walking down the street and I leave myself a much wider berth than I really need. Days where I’m puzzled by the attention I’m getting. Times where I’m trying on clothes and by default I grab an XXL and and XL before I realize I have to come back out and pick up a medium or a large. Often, I forget just how much I’ve lost.

But looking at this, I realize how much has changed. 117 pounds are not pocket change. I’ve gotten my health and my youth back. No more sleep apnea. No more aching back. No more creaky knees and lethargy and migraines. I’ve energy for my baby boy. I’ve got the drive to cook for us. And I feel so much better in my skin.

It’s not perfect. I still struggle. And Lord knows there’s still more to lose. But I’m proud of this. And I’m excited to share the VSG/WLS gospel.

At my highest, I weighed 295 lbs and I’ve managed to whittle away 119 lbs through hard work, sacrifice, and vertical gastric sleeve in January 2013.  I’m feeling so, so proud of what I’ve accomplished, and so excited for the change that’s yet to come.  Over the last year and a half, I gained back my life, my health, gave birth to an ADORABLE baby boy, and have changed for the better in so many ways.

I’d love to have you along for me on this journey. 

carynichole.tumblr.com (personal)

themotivatedmrs.tumblr.com (wls/wl blog)

2:40 PM
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magrela4life:

Hope you guys understand my level of commitment to the weight loss community when I post this before pic, I didnt even know I had them anymore so it was quite weird seeing my old body like that. The first pic was 3 years ago, 4 months before I decided to change my lifestyle and lose the weight and the second pic is me now. 
I know that my after body ain’t perfect but its getting better and I love it would do it all again to get to the point where I am today. I’m nervous about posting this but if one person likes it and one person gets motivated or inspired I’m more than happy to share this personal picture.
I’m 5’2”. :)

magrela4life:

Hope you guys understand my level of commitment to the weight loss community when I post this before pic, I didnt even know I had them anymore so it was quite weird seeing my old body like that. The first pic was 3 years ago, 4 months before I decided to change my lifestyle and lose the weight and the second pic is me now. 

I know that my after body ain’t perfect but its getting better and I love it would do it all again to get to the point where I am today. I’m nervous about posting this but if one person likes it and one person gets motivated or inspired I’m more than happy to share this personal picture.

I’m 5’2”. :)