One proud mama! Kandi Burruss took to Instagram on Thursday, June 28, to gush over daughter Riley’s amazing weight loss and lifestyle transformation — and take a jab at internet trolls who once bullied her.
The 42-year-old Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted a side-by-side photo of her 15-year-old that showed her last year weighing 220 lbs., and today at 168 lbs.
“I’m so proud of my baby @rileyburruss!” the reality star wrote. “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!!!!”
The songwriter praised Riley for doing it “the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake.” She added: “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.”
The post continued to hit on the harsh reality of social media: “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.”
As for her personal confidence now? Kandi noted that Riley “proudly shares [her weight] because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle,”
She concluded. “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 ❤❤❤”
Kandi is also mom to 2-year-old son Ace.
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