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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April 25th
2:37 PM

Current Surgery Fund Total - April 25, 2012

$722.43 out of $30,000 goal!

Only $277.57 away from my goal of the first $1,000 by my birthday! (May 16)

Technically a bit more than this was donated. But PayPal deducts a fee, so what I actually receive is a little less. (There’s a way to send it to me without the fee by sending it as a gift, but you can’t do that through the donate button. You have to go into your account and transfer to my e-mail address, marking the transfer as “gift.”)

Thank you so excruciatingly much to all of my donors. I can’t wait until I have a full time job to start adding to this fund myself. (My new job is part-time and not even enough income to cover food, gas, and rent, so I can’t spare for savings right now. But hey, it’s something!)