Me Before And After

 The only thing that matters now is my mission.  Nothing will stand in the way anymore.

I promised myself that once I had lost enough weight that I noticed it... not someone else.. me...that I would do a blog post of my before and after.  I had many people coming up to me in the past while talking about how much weight I had lost.  They were right, it was a lot... To date, I have lost 53 pounds in 15 weeks... I will tell you this, last week when I had to deal with one of the most devastating things I have dealt with, I lost a little more weight than I should have... that happens when I don't eat properly, I don't sleep very much, I have actually had this happen to me in the past; when I have had very difficult circumstances in my life.  I will say this only once and I will then leave it in the past, last Monday was an extremely hard and sad day for me, harder than any other day I have ever had to deal with...

I am going forward though, it isn't going to be easy... each day is hard, really hard... the kind where I want to pull the blanket up over my head and say forget it, I am done... I just don't want to do this anymore... but everything is telling me that it isn't done... this is a blip... this is just a plot twist... What I mean is that when I took the time to sit down, really talk this over with a very good friend (no not my David... he is very busy still healing, he needs all his energy for that) but another friend who is very understanding as well... she opened my eyes and reminded me that everything is not as it seems just because it is on the surface... Monday is similar to a plot twist in a movie, unfortunately it is in my life and if I can remember that, that is all that it is... that truthfully, when it is all said and done, everything will be as it should be.  Some things were meant to be and somethings were meant to be tested to see how much we really want them.

Anyhow I decided that today was the day that I would share my before and after... I can see it, I can see the change... With this, it has only spurred me on to continue on this path... I feel like I am finally accomplishing what I have always said I wanted to but never did anything about.  Finally I am putting me first... One of my favorite bloggers is going to do a post about me and I am truly honored that she would want to... so for my post I am not going into any great detail as I know she will want to write about that side of it... I am just here to say that since I can see it, I wanted to finally share it... I still have a ways to go but I will get there, I am committed 100%, if I take a day, I get right back... I am motivated beyond what I ever thought possible when I started my journey. 

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future  

84 comments :

  1. You are looking great darling!!! Fabulous!! I am so proud of you!!

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    1. Thank you Rachel or Rae... :) ... I am still on this journey I don't ever want to go back... I am only moving forward :)

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  2. Launna, you look beautiful! You have really accomplished a lot. I saw your picture earlier on Instagram but this one is even better. Someday I hope you will write a guest post for me about your weight loss. I have few people lined up to do a post for me. I am going to have A Biggest Loser series. You would be great for it.

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    1. Thank you Betty, I would be honored, you let me know when and I would love to be a part of it... thank you again :)

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  3. WOW! What a huge difference! Good for you, kiddo. I'm really proud of you.

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    1. Thank you Susan... I am still in the zone and very motivated... :)

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  4. You look amazing! I am so very proud of you! XO

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    1. Awe, thank you Marcia... I am pretty thrilled... still working on it... :)

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  5. I'm so happy for you. It takes such great will to take control of your life and your health, I'm very proud of you for accomplishing this. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Jaimie... I am so glad I started that journey 15 weeks ago, it is one of the best paths I took :)

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    1. Thank you Sangay... I will definitely keep it up ;-)

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  7. wow!! you look amazing! do you want to follow each other on bloglovin? following you now and would love if you could do the same =)

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    1. Thank you Lesley... I would love to follow you back ;-)

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment Bernadette;-)

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  9. You look beautiful the way you are! You did a great job, well done!!

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    1. Thank you Marion... I appreciate the kind comment :)

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  10. Wow! Amazing progress! You look shockingly!
    Congratulations perseverance! I envy!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank you Katherine, I am going to continue to persevere... :)

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  11. Oh my days, you look so great and have lost so much weight. It's one thing when you say you've lost weight and another thing when you can actually see such a big difference. Well done mate. Now, you just need to make sure you don't get too thin.

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    1. Thanks Rum Punch... believe me... I could lose another 40 lbs and still be over weight by at least 30 pounds which is fine with me.. I don't want to be super skinny ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much Luis... that is very sweet of you to say :-D

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  13. Launna, your hard work and determination has really paid off. You look fantastic, and what's more important is that, I bet you feel much healthier and have more energy. Congratulations on your success. You are a true inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Daisy...I really appreciate your sweet comment... I am grateful that I wad inspired ;-)

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  14. You look beautiful in both pictures, you look very fit in the second one too!! Awesome! Bet the boys are lining up or will be soon. :)

    I'm sorry you had a rough day, it's good you see the long-term. We don't parallel movies much in real life, but things really do seem to always work out just right. :)

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    1. Thank you Rosey for the sweet words... and yes things really do work out the way they are supposed to... I just have to keep remembering that... :)

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  15. Hi dear..I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Check it out here: http://beauty-fulll.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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  16. What a wonderful accomplishment -- you have every reason to be very proud! You look fantastic and I can't wait to see how awesome you look in a few more months!!! Keep up the great work. 2 thumbs up for you!

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    1. Awe... thank you KC...I can't wait to get to one-der land ;-)

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  17. omg >.< i'm happy for you! i know how not easy it was >.< but you did it just great. you look amazing :D I hope I can lost weight too >.<

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    1. Thank you Inge... I know you can lose the weight you want to... when the time is right ;-)

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  18. Congratulations, dear friend! You look great! and I´m glad David is better. Kisses from Spain!

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    1. Thank you Armando... I am grateful David is feeling better too ;-)

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  19. Sorry you've had to deal with some sadness in your 15 week journey. How wonderful you look - I am proud for you and your hard work to achieve what you've always wanted.

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    1. Thank you Kenya... sadness is a part of life... I wish it didn't come so easily :-/

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  20. Wow, that's truly amazing. I'm so happy for you, I hope your journey will contintue to a very good place where there is no more sadness.

    /Avy

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    1. Thank you SO much Avy... not sure there is a place of no more sadness... but there is definitely one that would be less sad... :-/

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  21. (; Reb, xoxo.

    * Sul mio blog c'è un nuovo post, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
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  22. thank you so much my dear!
    i love your floral top!

    x
    dahi

    btw. your cursor and blog design are so so so nice :D i love hearts !!!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment dk, very sweet of you to say :)

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  23. you're amazing babe! you look fantastic x

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  24. Launna, I admit you are very strong person! You've done great job and don't' want to stop, it worth a lot, you look truly brilliant, keep going to reach your dream

    Have a great rest of the week
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    1. Thank you Lavender, such a very sweet comment :)

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  25. Congratulations for your hard time. You look good...

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  26. Wow!!!!! Amazing!!!! You look so pretty! Congratulations!!!

    xoxo!

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  27. Great post!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Filipa...I am following you on everything ;-)

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  28. You are a fighter, a wonderful inspiration and a beautiful person, inside and out ! Congratulations for hanging in there !


    Love,

    Sarah


    On the Bright Style

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    1. Awe... thank you Sarah... you are so kind to me ;-) xox

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  29. Launna you look so beautiful and what a difference in the photos
    You are on a journey and I am so happy to see the transformation in you
    You are a special lady Launna, you have been so kind and supportive of me
    I wish you every health and happiness in the rest of your journey

    Love to you dearest x

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    1. Awe thank you Ruby... I wish the same for you... I will email you and check on you... Be strong girl, I know you can be :)

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  30. Thank you for your lovely comment!!
    I follow you now on GFC, bloglovin, g+, twitter, facebook and instagram!
    Follow me too!!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Filipa... I am following you on everytnhing too ;-)

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  31. Don't let anybody stop you from doing what you really love to do. The process may be and hard but in the end you will realize its all worth it =))) thanks for visiting my blog =) hugs http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Donna... it will all be worth it... I have Faith ;-)

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  32. I just discovered your blog! I adore it! :) I’m definitely going to be reading frequently! Also, I just started a blog and it’d be amazing if you could check it out and give me suggestions? Thanks hun!
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    1. Thank you Flavia... I am following your blog and you too;-)

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  33. I love your blog! I just discovered it! Keep walking Launna! Btw...i love your name!!:D

    Here is my blog! Do you want to follow each other? Also it will be my pleasure to leave me a comment there!
    Xxx Lena! :)

    http://throughbluecupeyes.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thank you Lena... I love my inique name too... I would love to follow you ;-)

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  34. This is really encouraging for others to follow...Thanks for sharing.

    Share it when your friend write a post in detail :)

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    1. Thank you Weekend .... I will share it as soon as she has the time to write it ;-)

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  35. Very inspiring. The best thing about this blog is that there are so many people clapping and prodding you on. I love the energy. All the very best L. You are almost there :)

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    1. Thank you Rajesh... I sincerely appreciate the comment :-D

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  36. Oh my gosh- you look great! You go girl!

    Jacqueline
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    1. Thank you Jaqueline... you are so sweet ;-)

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  37. Very impressive transformation. Congratulations for accomplishing your goal. And thanks for the photos you sent. :-)

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    1. Thank you Rhodora, I am still working on it, it will be a life long goal to get to and then to maintain :)

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  38. Happy for you love :) you look great

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  39. Owesome you look so great launna..keep it up..good luck :D

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