No More Hiding Behind The Weight

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

I have a question for all my blogger friends who have actually written a book and had it published.  Believe me I know it must have been quite the endeavor to do this ... ever since I have taken back my life with exercising and eating healthy, I have had many people in my life tell me how I need to write about it... I scoffed at them, as truly how many people have written weight loss books or how they finally got to the weight they desired?  More and more I have been thinking that maybe they are right, maybe it is time for me to sit down, compile a book of my journey?  I have everything documented either through my blog, my Facebook, My Fitness Pal or Map My Walk... nothing is all in one place.

I guess I wonder how viable it would be to sit down and put this all together in one place, starting from what actually got me started to what keeps me on this path?  I have had many people comment on how determined I am, I have always been determined... I just never channeled it in the right direction or the right places.  I allowed life issues to take over and I allowed myself to use one excuse after the other to not be the best I could actually be.  Maybe out of fear, I don't know... maybe writing the book whether it gets published or not might answer those questions for me.
All I know is that lately I can't scoff at it as easily as I did in the past, sometimes I will be laying in bed and I have written a chapter in my head just like that.. I even have chapter headings and a possible title.  I have always wanted to write, it has been a desire of mine since I was a little girl.  Unfortunately I allowed other people to define me and I let circumstances in my life make me feel less than I was... Even I can see that I have massive determination when I put my mind to it... people can have a food I used to love to eat and I don't feel like eating it, not in the least.  I feel like I want to be healthy and strong over anything else, I do not feel deprived.

I have overcome a fire that burned me and broke my family apart, I have come through childhood abuse by my ex step mother Ruth, I overcame being a young single mother raising my oldest daughter on assistance, I became stronger after all the abuse Andrey heaped on me in our marriage and the rape after we were separated and I survived losing the love of my life my David.  These are all defining moments that could have taken me down and led me to a path of self destruction but I found the strength to come through each of these and even at my lowest after losing my David romantically I found the desire to finally pull out the strength to get my life on track.
Nearly a year and a half after the break up I dug down deep and finally started my weight loss journey, with every pound I lost I started finding myself more.  I never realized how much I had hid myself behind the weight.  As much as I hated the weight, it was my way of keeping me from growing to my potential as the more I lost the more I realized I had nothing to hide behind anymore.  It was kind of scary since I had given up all the other things I did to hide behind too... I had a plan, a goal of sorts and that came crashing down around me a few weeks ago too, still I stayed with exercising and eating healthy.  I can no longer hide anywhere, as each day moves on from the other, I realize I don't want to hide anymore...

Truthfully, if I can get through all of these things that I did, I can lose the weight and become the best me... Now to write the book, if anything it might answer questions for me...

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  1. I totally think you should do it. People would be so inspired by your story!!

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    1. Thank you Keith... The more I think about it, the more I am thinking I will do it... :)

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  2. I think you should write the book. If you don't get it published, you could always sell it as an e-book and sell it on your blog. Do like the other ladies do and give out copies to your readers and have them write reviews.

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    1. Thank you Betty, I am really thinking about it ... I just need to carve out the time :)

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    2. Maybe you could write blog posts that can eventually be put together as a book.

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    3. I am thinking that too Betty but first I will write the specific book and go from there... thank you :-)

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  3. Congratulations Launna, You will be good at it because you'll wright from all of your wonderful and amazing experiences of your own, I'm down to support your writing a book! I'm too busy the reason I said on my post, I feels sorry for my kids that their Mamma spending so much time of blogging:) .. Thank you for your lovely words and caring that showed me, you're such a caring person. Happy thanksgiving's Canadian to you Launna!!!! Have a wonderful time!

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya... family certainly comes first. I will have to do this around Valentina. Not sure what else I can give up, lol. I don't watch TV, I just work, blog and exercise... oh and sleep occasionally :)

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  4. I think if you put your mind to doing it, Launna, that you can do it, just like you have done everything else. Good luck if you decide to go for it. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Daisy... I am going to figure out how to incorporate in my day :)

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  5. If it comes so naturally as to writing a book in your head, it's got my vote!! I'm currently writing a dissertation and the chapters are so slow coming for me. It is def. not natural. I believe that old saying, "When it comes to work, do what you love and it's not even work." And if it doesn't get published in one place, just keep trying. It seems all of the prosperous writers have a huge trail of rejection letters behind them, but they knew it was their path and they exerted that determination you just spoke of, until they got their yes. :)

    Good luck to you on making the best decision for you.

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    1. Awe, thanks Rosey, I have been writing things in my head for years... this one has been on going for the past couple of months. I have had people just say I need to write about my life, this seems like it might be my niche :)

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  6. Writing a book will be a wonderful thing. Best wishes and best of luck. I am sure that you will do a terrific job.

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    1. Thank you Munir... It is lovely to hear from you, I will let you know how it goes :)

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  7. Go for it! I'm in my bed now commenting from my iPhone. But tomorrow I am going to send you a power point for how to outline you story in order for you to start. It's an excellent reference tool. I will set myself a reminder to find it.

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    1. Thank you Kenya... I'm getting very excited :-D

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  8. Once you write the manuscript, you can self publish it through CreateSpace. It's simple and the books are affordable enough that you can actually make a little money. With your story, you might be able to get a publisher who would do a lot of the heavy lifting for you.
    R

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    1. Thank you Rick, I really appreciate the feedback ;-)

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  9. Congrats and good Luck Launna, I think you should write a book about your experiences and your interesting story!!!!
    Kisses doll!

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  10. yet it is another good news that you are planning to write a book. I will love to read it and I urge maim to keep up with the determination!

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    1. Thank you so much Sangay... I'm very determined :-)

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  11. love your posts, launna! great and so deep!
    xx, julie

    www.frozenberries.blogspot.de

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    1. Awe... thank you SO much Julie, you are so sweet ;-)

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  12. your book will be great! I just published mine in Jan. & I am proud of you for your dreams - stay strong and positive! :)

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  13. Wow!! You really have to write that book, and I promise i'd read it!!

    Xoxo!

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    1. Awe... that is sweet... I have to get a move on it ;-)

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  14. It's like anything else. Say it takes you three years to write and polish your book. Either way, in three years, you will be three years older, It's up to you as to whether or not you will be three years older with a book, or without one. If it's something you want to do, go for it!

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    1. Thank you Susan... I think I'll take the time and write it.. if anything I might learn something about myself :-)

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  15. you should write it! ^^ i'd love to buy and read <3

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    1. Awe... thank you Inge.. you are beyond sweet :-D

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  16. I do think you should write a book! I agree with some of your other blog buddies that it would be an inspiration for many others AND I think writing it will be good for you, too. Sometimes just writing things down and can help you to let go of them OR to at least understand them better. Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you Kc... I'm going to do it...I'm excited:-D

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  17. I have no experience writing books, but if you ever write one please send me a copy to Argentina because I'd love to read it ;)
    Keep working on your goal, it's a very healthy and motivating thing to do <3
    Kisses

    Deb

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    1. Thank you Deb, I will write it and send you a copy... apparently it takes years.... but once I get it done, I will send you a copy :)

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    1. Thank you Paola, I hope you have an amazing day too :)

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  19. That's so cool! You should do it :)

    I follow you now on GFC. It would be
    great if you follow me back!!

    xoxo
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    1. Hi Dascha, I have followed you on everything :) Thank you for following me

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  20. Quick comment so sorry only to say I love Luanna <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Carolina... I love you too girl :)

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  21. Launna, do it!!!! :))) Really, I KNOW, that it helps to learn more from that journey..and now you have so much to give! Do it, please ;) There are many ways, one is in this time the easiest: ebook. But, write about 30pages ready and send to some publisher ( or publishers). Be brave... <3 :)

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    1. Thank you Maarit... I am going to do it... I will let you know how it goes :)

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  22. Honey you're my inspiration!
    Osiągnełaś so successful, you should write a book about it!
    I look forward to many more similar posts!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  23. thanks for your lovely comment

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  24. Launna,
    Just go ahead and start compiling all the stuff. I strongly believe that your story will inspire millions of fence sitters to take the right decision on weight loss and not wait for their lives to fall apart completely.

    Here is wishing you success.

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    1. Thank you Rajesh, I am going to write it, I am sure it will take some time :)

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  25. thank you for your comment honey!
    love the statement of this post! keep it up!

    x
    dahi

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  26. Launna, you've got lots to say and many people are willing to listen. If you feel to write then do it whilst you have a passion within you. I've heard many people say they really want to do something but they never make a start and that dream dies with them.
    Start to collate your work and get things in order. And since you already have a lot of writing stuff it should be a bit easier than starting fresh from scratch. You've survived so many things in your life, a book is just another new path for you to take.

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    1. Thank you Rum Punch... I'm working on it... with how crazy busy my life is I won't have it done as quickly as I like... Thankfully I have a lot of it written down :-)

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  27. It sounds like the time is now dearest Launna. Bring that book to life. Regardless of how many weight loss books are in the market, each one will have it's own touch and yours will have a touch and a half. I know that in my heart. I'm already feeling inspired at the thought of it. Go girlfriend!
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