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Kandi Burruss Gushes Over Daughter Riley’s Weight Loss Journey: She Did It ‘the Right Way’

Kandi Burruss and Riley Burruss
Kandi Burruss and Riley BurrussParas Griffin/Getty Images

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.

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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!!!!”

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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.”

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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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