- Rizza Jane Robles Paragas took on a viral Facebook challenge to post a photo each year to track the changes
- The 21-year-old posted updates of her weight-loss efforts
- She has since become a social media darling and inspiration to many
Facebook user Rizza Jane Robles Paragas did not expect she'll be online famous when she took on the five-year photo challenge on Facebook.
The Multimedia Arts graduate decided to post photos of herself from 2012 to 2017, showing how much her weight has drastically changed over the years.
The impressive five-year transformation earned her praise from netizens. She has since accumulated almost 35,000 followers on Facebook.
In an interview with PEP, Rizza said she was happy to inspire people.
"Sobrang hirap magpapayat talaga, and here I am, proving it is possible!" said Rizza in a chat with PEP.
Rizza shared she had pre-diabetic symptoms due to her weight. She also admitted that she thought her weight was the reason why she doesn't have a boyfriend.
"No one really seemed interested in me. Walang nanliligaw sa'kin. Akala ko pangit lang talaga ako. Umiyak pa 'ko sa salamin, sabi ko 'Ang pangit mo kasi, ang taba mo pa,'" confessed Rizza.
That, and her health concerns, motivated Rizza to finally lose some weight.
The young lady said motivation is the key to achieving one's goals.
If you want to live a healthier life, Rizza advises to commit and start now.
"Ako pinakatamad na kilala ko sa mundo. Gusto mo pumayat? Start now! Kun nag-try ka na dati, try harder!" said Rizza.
She said it took her three times before she succeeded her weight loss journey.