Settling For Less Is Not An Option

I have finally caught up with all my blogs.. for the time being.  I am sure there will be more to read and comment on later tonight.  I really enjoy reading other blogs I get inspiration from many of them, I love how many inspirational blogs and people that are out there, I am grateful that they share.  So, I was way behind in commenting, I think I had 100 in my feed last night, a little overwhelming for a girl who likes to comment. I did read them all but had to comment less then usual, so I am really sorry if I didn't comment on all your posts. 

I had a thought a couple of days ago about how I now refuse to settle for less than what I deserve, I personally know people in my life that have settled and what I see is that they are bored with their partners... I don't want that, I want to be excited to be with the person I am with and I want them to be excited to be with me.  I don't want to sit at home with my partner night after night on Facebook, watching TV or surfing the internet.

That thought is so dull, I want to share my life with someone special, do things together, support each others dreams.  Live those dreams with each other... that means living life outside of the four walls of home.  I had a light bulb moment about where I would be with my weight if certain events didn't happen in my life?  Maybe that is what I needed to change and give myself a kick in the butt... I am continually grateful that I have lost the weight that was a part of my life far too long.
I have lost another 9.8 pounds in two weeks, well on my way to my goal weight... one I need to learn to maintain but one I am looking forward to figuring out.  It just means knowing how much I have to exercise, which I love and how much I can give my body a treat here and there as no one wants to live on salad/fruit all the time... I want to enjoy all food within limits, it is all about balance.

Boring is not an option for me, I expect only interesting and exciting... I know that is not possible 24/7 but it's worth the effort to make it extra special throughout the day. Now that I am back on my path to my goal, I feel renewed energy to succeed and get to my goals.  Everything I want is within my reach, nothing is off limits because I have made a decision that settling for less is not an option for me...

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93 comments :

  1. It is so great that you lost so much weight!!! Yes ,you deserve someone special ,because you are special!
    Love the Quotes in this Post :)

    Happy Weekend ,big Hugs

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    1. Thank you LoveT... this was a reflective week for me... I was thrilled to lose the weight and get back on the path... have a great weekend :)

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  2. You shouldn't settle! You have too much to offer and someone will be extremely lucky to get you.

    Great weight loss! I have been finding so many new foods that I am not the least bit bored with eating healthy foods.

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    1. Thank you Betty, I know what you mean, I love finding tasty healthy food to enjoy... it's great :)

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  3. You're so right! It's the best to share your life
    with someone special! :)

    xoxo
    It's Dash

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    1. Thank you Dascha... if it isn't special, it isn't worth sharing, I am glad I know this :)

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  4. So lovely!

    <a href="http://www.fashionhypnotised.com/> FASHIONHYPNOTISED</a>

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  5. It is so easy to get behind on reading and commenting on blogs! I struggle with that all the time. I enjoy it though. I always appreciate your kind comments on my blog.

    Congratulations on your additional weight loss. You continue to be an inspiration to me and others.

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    1. Thank you Daisy, I love all your comments... I am glad I could be inspiring... enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  6. I agree! It's all about balance! It sounds like you are doing so well! Congratulations :)

    xo,
    Mariamma

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    1. Thank you Mariamma, I am learning that balance.. it isn't always easy but I won't give up :)

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  7. That's good dear,, if you don't want bored with your partner
    And the more good is you lost your weight ... I'm very glad to heared about that, because it is your goal
    Good morning dear launna
    Thank you for always visiting my blog

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    1. Thank you Muya, I am very happy to be losing the weight, it will help me reach all my goals and desires :) ... being healthy is very important to me :)

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  8. lovely pot!!! :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. I so agree. Staying determined in life is so important, because if u give up now, you keep thinking of what could have been? <3

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    1. Thank you Kacrates, I want to keep motivated, so that in a year I can look back at all that I accomplished... I don't want to think of what could have been... :)

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  10. Love your blog. :)
    Greetings from http://somtnz.blogspot.in/

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  11. Hello there

    This is my very first time visiting here. I enjoy reading your post and some ideas displayed here. It seems to me that if you have someone special right now, I am not sure of you will share your stories and share them here. All of your life will be for your someone special. Am I right?

    By the way, what part of Canada you are residing now? I have had a friend, who lived in Duncan, Canada. They are my foster parent. Do you know the area called Duncan in Canada?. I followed you blog already. Hope we follow each other


    Asep Haryono
    Indonesia
    simplyasep.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Asep, I would share my stories as I really love to write, I wouldn't waste other precious time if I was with someone special, I would be with them :)

      I am not sure where Duncan Canada is, it's a big country... :)

      Have a great day :)

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  12. hello darling, u have a great blog, would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook??? I always follow back
    Ps: I have a giveaway running on blog right now, check it out maybe u'll like it
    http://idareyoutobefashion.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Thank you I dare you to be fashion, I will certainly visit your blog :)

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  13. Congratulations my dear for losing weight again!
    I fully agree: never settle in life, you always expect more!
    And... remember, if something is missing in your life is because you have not looked high enough!

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    1. Awe that Paola, I needed that reminder... I never reached high enough for my dreams... never again.. xox <3

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    1. Thank you Alessia, have a great Sunday :)

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  15. So right... we have to work hard to make our life better and worth living


    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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  16. Launna,

    Thanks for all your comments lately and sorry if I am unable to respond to everyone lately. I am trying, but so busy as a Mom these days. That is great that you are losing weight and are happier and on your way to your goal! Keep up the good work!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Thank you Pip and I totally understand, I am a mama too and I work, most of my commenting time is on the bus as I have a little over an hour each way, so I fill my time up that way. :)

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  17. Beautiful :) <3
    http://itistimeforwonderland.blogspot.com/2014/02/snow.html

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  18. you're so correct.
    why should we ever compromise.

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    1. Thank you Purple... I settled one too many times... never again :)

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  19. Congrats on your weight loss, what are you using?
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you Diana, I am just eating healthy and exercising as much as possible... with the cold here it is not as often as I want to:) Soon it will be Spring :)

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  20. Another 9+ pounds is amazing! So exciting I am sure! Just remember -- you deserve the best! Treat yourself that way and expect everyone else to do the same -- because you deserve it!

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    1. Thank you Kc... I am sure it will slow down a bit now but I am grateful for starting out great :)

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  21. Congrats on getting back on track with the weight loss - that's awesome. I know blog commenting can be overwhelming - I tend to leave long ones here and there and then I'm all commented out. I appreciate you!

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    1. Thank you Kenya, it does get a bit overwhelming but it is because I like to comment and I want to but I only have so much time :) I appreciate your comments too :)

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  22. lovely post! i'm so happy for you and this a really great inspiration for others!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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    1. Thank you Juliet, very nice of you to say :)

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    1. Thank you Hannah and you are very welcome :)

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  24. Oh I adore you, your blog and your's passion for live! I want to be like you at your beautiful age!
    Visit my blog about fashion if you want: www.szanski.blogspot.com
    Last one post is only in polish language, but previous ones are in english!

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    1. Thank you Szanski, I will be by to visit :)

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  25. hi, i'm glad can visit here...your blog its great...i like it, greatings from Makassar - Indonesia :-)

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  26. 9.8!!!??? Oh Im so proud at you! Wow! Im always happy about each of your comment but understand that its not possible to comment each post!! Keep up the good work :) xx

    www.look-scout.de

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    1. Thank you Martin, I mean business :) Also, thank your for understanding if I can comment every single time, I sure would love to:) I always enjoy your comments too :)

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  27. Love your topic today very inspiring and congrats for losing weight you're doing a good job, its true Dont settle for less than you deserve, go grab the life you dream about, tomorrow may be to late.. Many thanks again for the lovely comment. Have a great start of the week :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle, I am on a mission... to get back to the healthiest I can be and to push all the boundaries... Mostly I just want to be happy... one day. You are welcome for the comment :)

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    1. Thank you Petra, the last saying is my own quote :)

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  29. You are amazing for always taking the time to read and comment on everyone's blog. You are amazing! And yes, you should never settle for less. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Lesley, you are such a sweetheart... no settling for me anymore... :)

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  30. Hippy monday sunshine...... have a great start of the week!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Paola, happy Monday to you too... have a great week ahead xox <3

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  31. You're doing great with the weight loss, congrats! I personally think that you should be able to (and allow yourself to) enjoy everything in moderation. I eat a piece of chocolate every single day, but I'm nowhere near fat. I think that if you eat a healthy diet most of the time and indulge on the bad things that you just really enjoy with moderation, you should be fine. X

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    1. Thank you Kissandmakeup... I agree that it is okay to indulge a little, it was because I used to over indulge... I do have to watch myself but a treat now and then is fine :)

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  32. i wish i could focus on weight loss :P

    http://giveawaydose.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Prerana... losing weight is something I am good at... the only think I have a little control over...

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  33. Good on you Launna, you're so inspirational! I've started again today, after losing 30 pounds last year, and with only 4 months until the wedding! Eeek! Lxo

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    1. Thank you Laura and Sarah... I am sure you will look so beautiful for your wedding coming up... I can't wait to see the dresses :)

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    1. Thank you Pearl, just another 15-20 pounds... I could lose more but I don't want to.. I like being a bit curvy :)

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  35. No one should settle for less dear, love your post. Kisses from Kenya

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    1. Thank you Glamour Zone ... I agree no one should settle, it is sad when I see it happen...

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  36. Congrats on the 9.8!

    Hubby and I are probably one of the world's most boring couples, but we're happy. :)

    I agree, settling never gets you anywhere but frustrated/bored/discontent. Happy week to you, Launna!

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    1. Thank you Rosey... I need some excitement in my relationship... I'm not settling for less...

      It's great that you and your hubby are so happy :-D

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    1. Thank you Style and Paper... have a lovely week too ♡

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  38. Launa, HUGE congrats on taking off so much weight in a week. That's amazing! I'm of the opinion, true joy comes from making the world better, and doing that with someone you care about makes the experience even more amazing. I mean, don't you feel awesome inside when you do something you KNOW will make someone else happy? That's why Christmas is so amazing.

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    1. Thank you Crystal, that was in two weeks... although my first time around, I did lose 10 pounds ... Yes I agree, life is so much better sharing it with who you were meant to share it with... I just have to find him :)

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  39. This is such an uplifting post! I've always told myself I wouldn't settle. I've seen it happen to some of my friends...isn't it a shame when you see someone settle and you wish you could help them, but can't?

    I'm glad you're staying healthy. I love working out. It gives me so much more energy. I'm also able to sleep better when I work out.

    xo Azu

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    1. Thank you so much Azu... I loved working out hard... I can't wait for the spring to push myself even harder ♡

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  40. WOW soo great words :) and thanks so much for sweet words on my blog.

    Check out my new post..HOT travel inspiration....Yucatan :)

    Have a lovely day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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    1. Thank you Maria and you are most welcome :)

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  41. great post :)



    http://my-jarofthoughts.blogspot.com/

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I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤