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!

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July 29th
5:20 PM
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9prodlums:

Polygons measuring spoon

I have been scrolling past this in my dash all day and finally stopped to see what it was. THIS IS SO COOL!!!

"At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?"
—  

Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings

#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators

(via thenocturnals)

The parent’s name is Juliet Bond. From what I’ve read, she’s a parent I’d want on my child’s PTA. Juliet Bond and her husband also included this statement in a letter to the principal (who is female and apparently oblivious to the archaically patriarchal structures she’s enforcing):

"This kind of message lands itself squarely on a continuum that blames girls and women for assault by men. It also sends the message to boys that their behaviors are excusable or understandable, given what the girls are wearing. And if the sight of a girl’s leg is too much for boys at Haven to handle, then your school has a much bigger problem to deal with."

9:33 AM
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July 28th
11:49 PM
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11:01 PM

a message from fitadri


I am face palming so hard. You're right. Science is right. I'm right. My hips don't lie.

10:32 PM
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a message from Anonymous


In regards to the post about growing your hips, yes it is possibly. I was able to do it by eating more and doing exercises that target the gluteus medius, Lolo (improveyourcurves) has, yoventura has, etc. Even people who get pregnant get wider hips. I think YOU need to do more research.

queenkatiee:

imgonnamakeachange:

queenkatiee:

Getting pregnant does not changE YOUR BONE STRUCTURE I literally cannot with your fucking anons so fucking stupid.

how are people this stupid

If you make them angry enough they’ll call you a—a *gasp* cracker. Tread lightly, Rusilko. You don’t know who you’re dealing with.

So… am I the only one who researches things?

therealbarbielifts:

Getting pregnant isn’t working out. You literally have a person inside of you changing your body. I’m not even getting into this. You are all complete idiots and anyone trying to tell you that you can change your bone structure is selling you some bullshit

The pelvis is made up of two large bones joined by cartilage and ligaments at two joints in the woman’s lower back at the sacrum (called the sacroiliac joints) and at the front symphysis pubis bone.

During late pregnancy hormones soften and relax these ligaments, making the pelvis elastic, rather than rigid. This gives the pelvic bones the ability to stretch and open more easily for the birth of the baby.

Positive body points to remember….

  1. Your pelvis is not fused and DOES stretch and open for the amazing process of birth.
  2. The baby’s skull bones are divided into five plates that cross over during labour, making their head smaller by moulding to fit the birth canal.
  3. Being upright lets gravity help the pelvis to open and aids the descent of the baby during labour.

Some women find feeling their pelvic bones useful in helping them understand how their pelvis is positioned and how it shifts during pregnancy and labour. 

 (Source)

Come on now, ladies. Science. Research. You’re smart women. Do the thing.

fuckyeahlavernecox:

"If you have a problem with people living their lives and being authentically who they are, you really should go and do some soul-searching."


Side note: For a moment there I thought she was going to say “You really should go fuck yourself” but I suppose this is a lot more graceful and polite :P

So Satan is supposed to be orchestrating the whole damn apocalypse, but he has time to edit a magazine cover?

8:25 AM
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louise09:

sabrinavandemaas-weightloss:

over 100 pound weightloss. is this really me? omg

Yes it is you in all your beautiful amazing sexy awesomeness!!! So proud of how much you have achieved, you’re such a beautiful person and so inspirational

July 26th
9:27 AM
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crossfitters:

Rita Benavidez with the fight of her life!! This is 95kg(209lb) . Fights like this are what separates people!! @cal_strength

crossfitters:

Rita Benavidez with the fight of her life!! This is 95kg(209lb) . Fights like this are what separates people!! @cal_strength

evolutia:

insanebows:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

i think the main point here is that he might be able to cure cancer…not that he’s black

Can you stop being obnoxious for one second and actually attempt to understand the context of the statement?
The fact of the matter is, due to media saturation, the majority of stories you hear about Black people are negative ones. Also, any conversation regarding negative behavior, people have no problem putting the color Black into it, but suddenly when a Black person is making strides, you want to erase their race as being a factor? Fuck off.
Also something you want to note is often when stories like this are covered, people will leave out the name of the person doing it, if they happen to be a PoC. They’ll say “black boy creates x” but let a white person make a stride and they’ll give you his name, his families name and they’ll make absolutely sure they’ll get the recognition that they deserve.
There is a very big problem with representation and Black people always being painted in a negative light, but you won’t even recognize something positive like this coming from a Black person.

I don&#8217;t care if he&#8217;s purple and worships a broken blender he calls the Messiah. Colon cancer took my grandfather and may very well do the same to my dad. Let the man work.

evolutia:

insanebows:

youngblackandvegan:

black excellence

i think the main point here is that he might be able to cure cancer…not that he’s black

Can you stop being obnoxious for one second and actually attempt to understand the context of the statement?

The fact of the matter is, due to media saturation, the majority of stories you hear about Black people are negative ones. Also, any conversation regarding negative behavior, people have no problem putting the color Black into it, but suddenly when a Black person is making strides, you want to erase their race as being a factor? Fuck off.

Also something you want to note is often when stories like this are covered, people will leave out the name of the person doing it, if they happen to be a PoC. They’ll say “black boy creates x” but let a white person make a stride and they’ll give you his name, his families name and they’ll make absolutely sure they’ll get the recognition that they deserve.

There is a very big problem with representation and Black people always being painted in a negative light, but you won’t even recognize something positive like this coming from a Black person.

I don’t care if he’s purple and worships a broken blender he calls the Messiah. Colon cancer took my grandfather and may very well do the same to my dad. Let the man work.

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: