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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September 20th
8:34 AM
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September 19th
10:57 PM
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stephynow:

Rising before the sun is quite possibly my favorite time of day. Or perhaps it’s become a favorite. There is a moment where the light surrounds herself hugging the night sky into anew. The air smells clean, the streets empty, there’s a humming that vibrates the drums of the ears. It’s soft and stirring us to awaken. This morning I taught my first class at Solfire Yoga before the sun swayed her way into the sky. One of the most beautiful mornings spent breathing with students and ringing in our day. Together. So grateful for the Solfire Yoga family. Came home to practice while one love headed out the door and the other snuggled in his sheets. Delicious morning. #thankyou

stephynow:

Rising before the sun is quite possibly my favorite time of day. Or perhaps it’s become a favorite. There is a moment where the light surrounds herself hugging the night sky into anew. The air smells clean, the streets empty, there’s a humming that vibrates the drums of the ears. It’s soft and stirring us to awaken. This morning I taught my first class at Solfire Yoga before the sun swayed her way into the sky. One of the most beautiful mornings spent breathing with students and ringing in our day. Together. So grateful for the Solfire Yoga family. Came home to practice while one love headed out the door and the other snuggled in his sheets. Delicious morning. #thankyou

September 16th
11:47 PM
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mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

mywhisperedcolors:

Slowly replacing the negative thoughts with colors and beautiful things.

September 14th
10:18 AM
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peruvian&#8212;goddess:

this is so fucking accurate 

peruvian—goddess:

this is so fucking accurate 

September 13th
11:00 PM
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September 12th
9:20 AM
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zeklos:

foreverdepressedteen:

allhailtheboyking:

IM GOING TO SCREAM IM IN CLASS AND THESE GIRLS WHO BULLIED ME IN 5TH GRADE ARE WHISPERING AND THEYRE LIKE

"holy shit did she go to our elementary school"

"i dont know if thats her"

"i rly dont think thats her guys"

AND THE TEACHER CALLED MY NAME AND THEY GO

"holy shit shes hot"

THIS

IS

THE

FUCKING

L I F E

YOU FUCKING GO IM PROUD OF YOU

OWN IT FOR ALL OF US

with-both-my-hearts:

hbreckel:

airbenderedacted:

strykra:

korvi-krow:

yetanotherreferenceblog:

hchano:

faeriefountain:

pizza-supper:

paleosteno:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Whoa, it works:


wait what


holy shit

y’all enjoy your anime gifs while i just

YO THIS SHIT ACTUALLY WORKS

WHOA WHAT

WHAT
WHAT

So… this is awesome


GUYS!


Black magic

duuuude?

THE FUCK DID I JUST MAKE

THERE IS SOMETHING HORRIBLY WRONG, SOCKER BOPPERS

with-both-my-hearts:

hbreckel:

airbenderedacted:

strykra:

korvi-krow:

yetanotherreferenceblog:

hchano:

faeriefountain:

pizza-supper:

paleosteno:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Whoa, it works:

image

wait what

holy shit

y’all enjoy your anime gifs while i just


YO THIS SHIT ACTUALLY WORKS

WHOA WHAT

WHAT

WHAT

imageSo… this is awesome

image

GUYS!

Black magic

duuuude?

THE FUCK DID I JUST MAKE

THERE IS SOMETHING HORRIBLY WRONG, SOCKER BOPPERS

SOUL MATE

SOUL MATE

September 11th
10:30 PM
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n0t-quite-n0rmal:

deansass:

my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.” 

I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expected
we really need more teachers like this 

nerdpoet:

morelikebabedylan:

the thing is though everytime a girl compliments me on a dress/skirt with pockets and I declare THANKS IT HAS POCKETS her response completely changes from “oh that’s nice” to “FUCK ME BACKWARDS ARE YOU FOR REAL SHOW ME SHOW ME THE POCKETS”

Pockets are precious gold!

September 10th
11:46 PM
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September 9th
11:43 PM
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nosleeptilbushwick:

this is absolutely incredible

7:18 PM
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7:16 PM
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http://girlgrowingsmall.tumblr.com/post/97042234026/4insley-anyone-who-shames-girls-for-liking-sex         

4insley:

girlgrowingsmall:

big-bad-wolf-fitness:

4insley:

girlgrowingsmall:

4insley:

Anyone who shames girls for liking sex deserves a life as joyless as the one they’re advocating.

Really? Okay, I agree that it’s wrong to shame someone for enjoying sex. But you seriously just said that not enjoying sex or not having sex is a joyless life, shaming people for…

Your entire reply to this is so fucking redundant it blows my mind.

"But you seriously just said…" but she didn’t even say :/ lol

I will not apologize for having a better comprehension of the English language or what it truly means to respect my fellow human being. The original post states: “Anyone who shames girls for liking sex deserves a life as joyless as the one they’re advocating.”

The phrase “as joyless as” indicates a simile is in play, comparing “joyless” to the phrase that follows the second “as.” The phrase “the one they’re advocating” is blatantly referring to the antithesis of “girls who like sex,” (the phrase preceding the first “as”) or clarified differently, it refers to a conceptual generalization of “girls who do not like sex.” Thusly, the statement is saying that joylessness and girls who do not like sex are alike, similar, one in the same, or otherwise equated, per the concept of a simile.

Your options are either:

A) Grow up and accept the fact that you misspoke.

B) Admit that you honestly believe that girls who do not like sex are incapable of joy, thus deeming yourself a hypocrite who shames others while condemning shaming.

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It’s a tumblr post and I speak four languages I just don’t give a shit. The point was to raise awareness and considering the notes on this post, mission accomplished. Exaggeration was a means of drawing attention.

"The point was to raise awareness." Yeah, okay, sure it was. /sarcasm

Clearly you don’t want to accept the fact that you misspoke. That’s all this is. Honey, everyone misspeaks from time to time. From Abraham Lincoln to Buddha to Mitt Romney, or whatever floats your boat. I’m not asking you to publicly announce anything or whatever. Just accept it internally, take a deep breath, and, you know, stop trying to insist that calling girls who don’t like sex “joyless” is somehow justifiable.