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According to People Health, “Throughout the past eight months, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s 15-year-old daughter, Riley Burruss has lost 52 lbs. To congratulate her daughter on the weight loss, Kandi posted a loving tribute on Instagram Thursday to Riley, who dropped from 220 lbs. to 168 lbs.”
The reality star gave a shout-out to Riley’s friends, “who worked out with her & helped her to stick to it. They also lost between 40-50lbs.” Kandi also revealed that Riley had been bullied from online trolls about her weight, but is now showing off her progress to encourage others in their weight loss journeys.
“Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight,” said Kandi. Although Riley has lost more than 50 lbs. since last fall, the teen admitted that her “journey is not over.”
Riley captioned under her Instagram picture, “I have larger goals I am trying to reach and I hope everybody follows me throughout my journey. I’ve been seeing peoples comments about them struggling with weight loss.” She talks about her journey on her new Youtube series #RileyRoadtoSuccess.
I’m so proud of my baby @rileyburruss! Last year (around September I think) Riley decided to get serious about being fit. With the help of her trainer @iamthekingoffitness she’s lost 52lbs!!!! & she did it the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake. Shout out to her friends @olivervett & @jake.vett who worked out with her & helped her to stick to it. They also lost between 40-50lbs. Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight. Luckily Riley has tough skin & doesn’t let it bother her but as her mom it used to piss me off when trolls would make negative comments about her size. Nobody knew she was over 200lbs because my daughter is tall. She’s 5’9. & to be honest she wouldn’t tell anybody how much she weighed but now she proudly shares it because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle. Riley is still working out 5 days a week. I’m so proud of her dedication. Now she doesn’t need help to stick to it because she’s got that self discipline that I don’t even have… Riley wants to help other young people get fit & help them thru the challenges she faced. Stay tuned to what my young boss has coming next! #ProudMom ❤️❤️❤️
Written by: Fantasia Harvey