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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October 21st
5:10 PM
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caffeinatedcrafting:

Who says you need to order carry out for fried rice?

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup brown whole grain rice
  • Onion, Diced
  • Carrots, Diced
  • 1 Egg
  • Olive Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Vinegar

Instructions:

  • Steam Rice for 45 min, add a little bit of vinegar with the water to make sticky
  • Dice veggies, throw  into pan with oil
  • Throw on rice and cake down
  • Cook for 4-5 min on medium-high heat
  • Flip/Mix Rice
  • Cook for another 4-5 min
  • Move the rice over for the scrambled egg, dice and mix as the egg cooks
  • Throw on soy sauce, let simmer for ~30-45 seconds
  • Eat :3

Bumping because I’m probably gonna make this tonight.

4:39 PM
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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Crispy*Crunchy*Roasted Chickpeas - A great grab-n-go crunch that is good for you too. You can toss a baggie of these in your kids lunchbox, your lunchbox, purse or gym bag. Instead of reaching for a high-carb, overly salted chip, you can make your own. From sweet to savory. The gamut of flavor is wide open, be creative and have fun with this RECIPE

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Crispy*Crunchy*Roasted Chickpeas - A great grab-n-go crunch that is good for you too. You can toss a baggie of these in your kids lunchbox, your lunchbox, purse or gym bag. Instead of reaching for a high-carb, overly salted chip, you can make your own. From sweet to savory. The gamut of flavor is wide open, be creative and have fun with this RECIPE

October 20th
11:02 PM
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"It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America."
—  

Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

(via platonicsbeforeerotics)

crazysexyfierce:

littlewarrior-recovering:

enzuigiri:

The rarest of the rare: a men’s magazine advocating hairy armpits on women.

"Repulsed? Get a grip." fucking yes

This is pretty great, tbh.

I personally dislike the feel of hair in my armpits and wish I had the money for laser removal, but it doesn&#8217;t change the fact that I totally support a person&#8217;s right to choose what happens to his/her body hair without societal backlash. This is a HUGE positive toward that. Hopefully some malefolk changed their minds on this &#8220;taboo&#8221; because of this magazine.

crazysexyfierce:

littlewarrior-recovering:

enzuigiri:

The rarest of the rare: a men’s magazine advocating hairy armpits on women.

"Repulsed? Get a grip." fucking yes

This is pretty great, tbh.

I personally dislike the feel of hair in my armpits and wish I had the money for laser removal, but it doesn’t change the fact that I totally support a person’s right to choose what happens to his/her body hair without societal backlash. This is a HUGE positive toward that. Hopefully some malefolk changed their minds on this “taboo” because of this magazine.

October 19th
1:33 AM
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lalobalocaart:

PLEASE SHARE
it is hard to find abortion support and info in the internet because all those anti choice, anti autonomy, pro bs people got nothing to do but act stupid in the internet and upload pro bs propaganda. SO PLEASE SHARE WIDE

Reblogging because:
Women&#8217;s health and rights (enough said there, and enough on its own to reblog)
Someone actually came up with and obtained the organization name &#8220;Supportion.&#8221; THEY SAW THE OPPORTUNITY, AND THEY TOOK IT.
Kudos to the creator of this. Very useful resource for women.

lalobalocaart:

PLEASE SHARE

it is hard to find abortion support and info in the internet because all those anti choice, anti autonomy, pro bs people got nothing to do but act stupid in the internet and upload pro bs propaganda. SO PLEASE SHARE WIDE

Reblogging because:

  1. Women’s health and rights (enough said there, and enough on its own to reblog)
  2. Someone actually came up with and obtained the organization name “Supportion.” THEY SAW THE OPPORTUNITY, AND THEY TOOK IT.

Kudos to the creator of this. Very useful resource for women.

October 18th
5:59 PM

I clicked this video by accident today, and I am so glad I did. Meet Frostie the goat. Cared for by the incredible people at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, Frostie was found with a severe bacterial infection that cost him the use of his hind legs. The solution? A little goat-style wheelchair.

5:37 PM
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a-year-from-now-today:

101lbs down today. A couple of before and during photos. I still have about 35lbs I want to lose, but I definitely feel a large weight lifted off my shoulders (literally!). Hard work and determination is what it takes. People still don’t believe that it was just through eating right and exercising, but there is no magic trick. Stay strong!

11:43 AM
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cutsandcurves:

Born in 1981. 5’6” tall. My starting weight was 280lb in 2006. My lowest weight so far, 180lb. My weight loss battle still continues… After Mommy passed away in 2009, I became the caregiver for my father with Alzheimer’s. After Daddy passed away in January 2012, I restarted my road to success in April 2012. You live, you learn, you achieve, you make mistakes, you fall, you get back up, you work at it everyday! I have no other choice! What else am I going to do? The alternative isn’t as much fun ;)
The first 50lb came off from just doing cardio machines at the gym, lifting small 5lb to 10lb weights &amp; cutting portions. I still ate cheesesteaks, just ate HALF instead lol. Then I hit a plateau so I ate healthier foods &amp; did Turbo Jam &amp; lost another 30lb. Then I did the ChaLEAN Extreme workout &amp; diet plan &amp; lost 20lb &amp; toned significantly. Still haven’t hit my goal, but one day at a time. I’ve now moved on to P90X . I’m not a Beachbody coach, so I don’t sell the products anymore, but if you need suggestions for coaches, let me know. As you can see, I love all their products lol. 
- Estee Denise “Nisey” Ratliff
http://cutsandcurves.tumblr.com
http://www.twitter.com/niseynisey
http://myfitnesspal.com/niseynisey
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NISEYNISEY
http://www.teambeachbody.com/cutsandcurves
Tracking my “April 2012 to present” progress so far…

cutsandcurves:

Born in 1981. 5’6” tall. My starting weight was 280lb in 2006. My lowest weight so far, 180lb. My weight loss battle still continues… After Mommy passed away in 2009, I became the caregiver for my father with Alzheimer’s. After Daddy passed away in January 2012, I restarted my road to success in April 2012. You live, you learn, you achieve, you make mistakes, you fall, you get back up, you work at it everyday! I have no other choice! What else am I going to do? The alternative isn’t as much fun ;)

The first 50lb came off from just doing cardio machines at the gym, lifting small 5lb to 10lb weights & cutting portions. I still ate cheesesteaks, just ate HALF instead lol. Then I hit a plateau so I ate healthier foods & did Turbo Jam & lost another 30lb. Then I did the ChaLEAN Extreme workout & diet plan & lost 20lb & toned significantly. Still haven’t hit my goal, but one day at a time. I’ve now moved on to P90X . I’m not a Beachbody coach, so I don’t sell the products anymore, but if you need suggestions for coaches, let me know. As you can see, I love all their products lol. 

- Estee Denise “Nisey” Ratliff

http://cutsandcurves.tumblr.com

http://www.twitter.com/niseynisey

http://myfitnesspal.com/niseynisey

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NISEYNISEY

http://www.teambeachbody.com/cutsandcurves

Tracking my “April 2012 to present” progress so far…

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10:24 AM
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gocookyourself:

Asparagus Breakfast Dippers

It’s our 3rd birthday! Here’s a simple 3-ingredient recipe to celebrate…

Asparagus / Parma Ham / Eggs (1)

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October 17th
11:47 PM
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unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

Autoimmune Disease Acts Like Demonic Possession
Susannah Cahalan started feeling a bit off. Numbness on one side of the body, losing sleep, crying hysterically one minute and laughing the next. She went to get MRIs but they showed nothing. Things were getting a bit more strange.
Her boyfriend told her how at one point while they were watching a show together she started grinding her teeth, moaning, and biting her tongue until she finally passed out. He took her to the hospital and they found out it was a seizure. Her first of many. Things got worse.
She stopped eating, became paranoid and delusional, had more seizures in which blood would spurt out of her mouth. She was hospitalized (one nurse recalls that in the middle of the night while she was getting blood, Susannah sat up straigh and slapped her). Numerous tests were done and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
That is until Dr. Souhel Najjar came into the picture. He asked her to draw a clock. When she showed him what she had drawn he knew exactly what was wrong with her. All the numbers were written on the right side of the clock face, and no numbers were on the left side.
She had anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The receptors in the frontal lobe, responsible for cognitive reasoning, and the limbic system, or the emotional center of the brain, are under assault by the immune system. In other words, her body was attacking her brain. Nearly 90% of people that suffer from this go undiagnosed and it is more common in women.
SOURCE
SOURCE

Oh, and she wrote a book about it called 
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

Autoimmune Disease Acts Like Demonic Possession

Susannah Cahalan started feeling a bit off. Numbness on one side of the body, losing sleep, crying hysterically one minute and laughing the next. She went to get MRIs but they showed nothing. Things were getting a bit more strange.

Her boyfriend told her how at one point while they were watching a show together she started grinding her teeth, moaning, and biting her tongue until she finally passed out. He took her to the hospital and they found out it was a seizure. Her first of many. Things got worse.

She stopped eating, became paranoid and delusional, had more seizures in which blood would spurt out of her mouth. She was hospitalized (one nurse recalls that in the middle of the night while she was getting blood, Susannah sat up straigh and slapped her). Numerous tests were done and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

That is until Dr. Souhel Najjar came into the picture. He asked her to draw a clock. When she showed him what she had drawn he knew exactly what was wrong with her. All the numbers were written on the right side of the clock face, and no numbers were on the left side.

She had anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The receptors in the frontal lobe, responsible for cognitive reasoning, and the limbic system, or the emotional center of the brain, are under assault by the immune system. In other words, her body was attacking her brain. Nearly 90% of people that suffer from this go undiagnosed and it is more common in women.

SOURCE

SOURCE

Oh, and she wrote a book about it called 

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

October 16th
3:12 PM
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feistyfrank:

davediddlystrider:

This man is qualified to play as nightwing

This man is qualified to fuck me