My Commitment To Myself

I have been struggling a little with getting back into exercising and I am struggling with eating properly all the time.  I then wrote my last blog post and I realized how close I was to the anniversary of when I finally started making real changes.  Today is that day, the first thing is that I am committing to using My Fitness Pal again, so that I can maintain for a while.

Also I am committing to using Map My Walk again, I love that app, it changed my life, I saw how I was always competing with my own times... I miss that feeling, it was amazing how I looked forward to the walks to see how much faster I could do it... The 10K I wanted to run is going to happen 2015 but I definitely want to do the 5K Run Or Dye.  I think it would be a great deal of fun getting loaded with different colors.

I knew why I was struggling too, it was because 'S' had gone from hot to cold in one day.  It can be hard to deal with rejection no matter how high ones self esteem is.  Lucky for me I do have self esteem and self worth, so this rejection feeling didn't last long.  It was just a little bump, I am not going to let things like this take my eye off the goal.  I might stumble from time to time... it happens to all of us, the difference for me this time is that I take it for what it is... a stumble and I don't allow it to take over.
I have some plans and goals, staying healthy is at the top of the list.  So I am putting myself first again and I am going to commit to walking at least 15 miles per week, which is not all that much as there were times I walked 25-30 miles per week in the last year.  I just need to get back to it and spend this summer really getting myself toned and in shape.  Then finish up my CPA courses like I have talked about.  Time to get off my butt and do that finally.  I need to be able to run payroll anywhere in the country so I can move down the road.

I have also decided not to write about any of the guys I am dating until I know it is going somewhere, I think I will give it three months of seeing each other so that we will have a better idea of where we think a relationship would be going, whenever he might come along, I unhid my profile and then I decided to hide it for the summer, I need to make some commitments to myself first and then put myself out there again. 
I am not sleeping better but I definitely get more rest because I go to bed early and stay in bed as late as I can.  I think it is important since I cannot seem to have unbroken sleep.  I don't know how that is going to change, hopefully all the walking I have planned will help me rest better.  I am also thinking of going for a massage, that would be very relaxing.

On top of the commitment to track what I eat and exercise, I am going to check in here weekly with a small update.  The goal is not to lose a great deal of weight ... maybe 15 pounds by the Fall, it is more to get in shape and to get stronger. It is important to keep active when you are older... I certainly do not want to be matronly just because I am 50. So I am making a commitment to myself...
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108 comments :

  1. I agree with you. Keeping in good shape and healthy life will be a good idea to keep. I also try to get good life with healthy living.

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  2. I know what you mean about sleep, I wouldn't sleep at all if not for meds. I admire your commitment to stay healthy. I don't date so can't really comment on that, but do love taking walks. Maybe I'll start doing that too.

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  3. Good for you, Launna! Keeping yourself committed and motivated is hard but also so rewarding!
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  4. I think once you set your mind to your goals you will do fantastic! You are great when it comes to committing to your changes.

    I understand that you don't want to share your dating info until you feel like it is getting somewhere. It hurts when someone rejects you no matter how good your self esteem is. It just isn't fun to feel rejected.

    I hope the exercise helps with the sleep issues.

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  5. Good morning dear launna yeah run and massage may make you rest better than before.
    Massage its very good idea hehehee because i love massage

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  6. These are great goals Luanna and I know you can achieve them if you set your mind to it.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

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  7. you can do it! I made a similar commitment - just got a new iPhone app to keep me accountable. I'm trying to lose more weight this summer. stay strong, L!

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  8. I totally agree with you dear: first of all health!!
    You're doing a great job with yourself ... keep it up!
    And then self-esteem is fundamental: it is what allows us to move forward in the best way!
    Have a great start of the week doll!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  9. Hello Launna,

    You have made so much progress that we are sure that you can keep on track. We all slip back from time to time in everything we do. One has to remember that we are all human, after all. But, eating healthily and taking exercise are relatively simple ways in which we can be kind to ourselves and to our bodies. We have to cherish our body as it is the only one we have!

    Good luck with keeping to your goals. Sharing them in public us certainly a way to keep up the commitment!

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  10. You have to exercise to stay healthy. I am a passionate about fitness. I go to the gym at least 2 times a week.
    Alessia

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  11. You have done a lot to keep your body fit. I have got impressed in the way you have taken effort for doing exercise. So don't leave them in middle. I have started doing exercise by seeing you. So have a track in your life!

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  12. I honour your commitment...actually I get inspired seeing you and your amazing will power. I really admire you a lot Launna....from heart and always wish the best for you :)
    Be happy always :)
    Charu
    http://myglossyaffair.com
    P.S. - After reading this post, I soooo wanna jog for 15 miles today ...but I know I won't ;) ...hehehe

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  13. Time for goal reaffirmation. Do not let yourself go slack on that one. And the CPA bit... All the best for that one.

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  14. I totally agree with you dear: first of all health!! You have to exercise to stay healthy. I am a passionate about fitness.unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  15. I used Lose It for a while. Those apps are awesome! I had one of those fitness tracker bands (Jawbone Up) but it malfunctioned after 3 months. I exchanged it and the one they sent back wouldn't charge after a couple of weeks. I tossed it in a drawer. I pulled it back out again yesterday and now I can't find the charger! Oh well...should've bought a Fitbit Flex, I guess.

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  16. strongly agreed, committed to a healthy life is a good idea for survival

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  17. Hi Beautiful Launna,
    I really agree with you. Health is very important for us and the sport is amazing for the health. So you've to exercise to stay healthy sweetie.
    Please!!!
    Kisses
    Maggie D
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  18. Wow, really good Launna! I agree that it is good to live healthy.
    Very good that you have made a goal for yourself! :-)

    xoxo
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  19. I have heard a lot of good things about My Fitness pal. Will have to check it out. good job on staying on track with your health.
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  20. Good luck maim and be healthy always~
    ~Sangay

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  21. It's normal that sometimes you struggle a bit and don't feel like sticking to your commitment, but I KNOW you can do it. If there's one thing you've proven it's that you're a tough one, and that you can do whatever you put your mind to :-)

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  22. This sounds like a good plan with reasonable and doable goals, Launna. Good luck with the 15 miles a week and also with finishing your CPA courses. :)

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  23. Sounds like you have your head on straight and have figured out the right course! Great goals!

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  24. You've come too far to go back now girl. If it was easy to lose weight an keep it off, everyone would be at their perfect weight. As you said, it takes a decision to be healthy and a commitment to do what it takes to stay healthy.
    If anyone can do it, you can.

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  25. You have the ability to achieve anything you want in life.. as long as you believe that you can!! Stay healthy and happy Launna. xo

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  26. Hi my wonderful Launna, Your post is so inspiration, at least me. I used to be eat healthy and exercise everyday, since my twins, I do my best as I can. Your posted put me in the mood to walk, as my twins are five now, I took them to go for walked with me around ours neighborhoods about half and hour. Thanks for inspired Launna. I will walk along with you here and will keep you posted. (commitment:),) .... If we were lived closer, I'd love to invite you to our homemade and healthy yet delicious dinner meal:) to thank you for being such a wonderful person on earth ...Glad to hear that you can get some sleep:).

    I had the good weekend off and spent the wonderful time with my family... Thank you so much sweet Launna.

    Have a blessed day and week my lovely girl.:).

    oxoxo.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  27. Apps are a wonderful thing...I have several apps on my iPhone related to health. Fitnesspal, Atkins Carb Tracker, Interval Timer...the app possibilities are endless and often free!

    I think we all struggle from time to time, then we have periods where we are strong and work towards our goals without effort. I just wish I knew how to stay in the "effortless" phase! :-) But the bottom line is as long as we are in the positive more more than the negative, we come out ahead.

    Take care, my friend!

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  28. the journey to health and fitness is an enjoyable one but hard, god knows i understand there are days you dont want to do it. but if its for a better outlook and feeling, why not. :)

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  29. Sound great ,this is a good Way Launna :)

    big Hugs and kisses :*

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  30. Hi Launna,

    Goodluck with maintaining your goals!! I know you can do it... and I can't wait to hear about that someone, once you have gotten to know him =)


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  31. hugs sweet Launna, and wishes for a beautiful day out there.

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  32. Amazing post dear!! Congrats for that year of changes!!! I'd like to have a more healthy life too, I'll try it!!

    XOXO!

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  33. I agree Launna! It is very essential to be committed to something we are determined to achieve! You are one of the most optimistic person I've met in my life and I'm so glad I did! Have a lovely day dearest Launna!
    Love Nilu Yuleena,
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  34. That you do an anniversary doing changes it's something that you should be proud about.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, I replied you in my blog also.
    xoxo

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  35. Baci bellissima!!!
    http://expressypourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  36. qué cosas más verdadera!
    Te espero en mi blog
    Mira mi último post!
    tr3ndygirl fashion blog
    un besito enorme!!!

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  37. Wise resolutions, it's nice to always know more with the time, what's the best for ourselves :)

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  38. I had to come to this post to remember those apps you talked about. I want to try them both. I need to lose 30+ lbs so they may help me. Also sweetie, I have nominated you for the Liebster just because I love your blog as you already know.
    I am sure you will see it on my blog since you follow me already.

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  39. I use My Fitness Pal with RunKeeper. It's getting so hot now it's discouraging. I got out at 5:45 to beat the sun. I want to keep walking because the outside walk is where I see the quickest results on toning my legs versus the treadmill. And I'm am more motivated to go outside than stay inside or drive to the gym. Anyyyyyway... ;-) Good for you and all your plans. I'm back to not sleeping again too. For me I think it has to do with being comfortable temperature wise while I am sleeping. I just can't seem to get the thermostat just right.

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  40. good luck launna! :) i hope you'll be able to get and keep up with your desired healthy life and good shape. :D wishing you all the best :))

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  41. Commitment it something that to many people do not take seriously enough.

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  42. Hello beautiful Launna!! <3 Hope you're doing great!! I am so happy to see you making affirmations, and that too, positive!! That is amazing!!! I went for the color run! It was hella fun! (and i suck at sports! But i enjoyed it!). You could try that as a start! :) Also, babe, "writing about a guy that you've dated for at least 3 mths" is a great idea!! It gives you a clear understanding about the person before you pen your thoughts down! So i am really happy for you!! :) <3 Have a great day as always dear one! And you have no idea how much I look up to you!!! Keep in touch on instagram xx

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  43. hi darling have anice day!
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    kiss

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  44. Hi Launna
    Sometimse is so difficult to do what we committed, I also want to do exercises every day to get in couple month great belly area and I miss many days and even today i was so lazy... but today I watched about time-management and it was said that we must force ourself and tell every time 'I do it now" I want to try it tomorrow:)))

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  45. Hi Launna!!!
    Kisses darling!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  46. Oh, it is so hard to commit to exercising..especially, in summer. I'm finding it so difficult to go outside on these humid days. I'm glad to hear you have set some new goals with the dating too. But I would want to write about them too. All the best on your plans.

    And wishing you sweet dreams too. I keep hearing and reading how I should stay away from all these electronic devices at least an hour before bed. I can't seem to keep that rule.

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  47. This is such a beautiful and positive article. You right wonderful heartfelt articles everyone can understand. I too feel like I nee to commit more time to me and my health.

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  48. Way to go! My hubby recently decided he was going to diet again. He's done this a thousand times, complimented by exercise. In the past he calorie counted and severely deficited his intake. This time he's focusing on just eating healthy, whole foods. I've been amazed at how much weight he's taken off and how quickly it's happened, plus he's feeling amazing and not dragging like with other diets. I've decided it's the way to go, and as soon as we're in our new house, I'm going to try to follow his example. Hm. I wonder how the kids will like that. ;)

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  49. lovely write up Launna :)
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  50. Very nice write Launna, also love the quotes
    Kisses

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  51. Remember that you are a beautiful woman Launna and you can achieve anything you want!
    Have an awesome day!! xo

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  52. the second quote is so true!:) I stopped going to the gym a month ago because I was struggling with school, but I definitely need to start working out again now! This post is so inspiring!♥

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  53. Hello Launna! I'm doing well, it's pity that I don't have international giveaways for now, I had one long time ago, sometimes international brands contact me, but not very often. I'm not working now and I don't earn money because of the blog, so I don't want to spend money in the blog. Have a great day!!

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  54. Hi Launna,

    I am committing myself to getting up an hour earlier than my son in the morning to do yoga or pilates 5 days a week. That is all I can commit too though as I can barely do the rest of the things I need to do anymore. LOL! Have a great rest of the week dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  55. I wish you good luck on this and know you can do it after all you did before!!!
    Though, wow... 15 miles per day? -My hips would kill me if I even walked 3 miles (ca. 5km)! *ugh*
    Hey, I didn't even know about map my walk. Thnx for that one! .D

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  56. Wishing you more than a blessed day Launna.:). Happy seeing you on my blog:). enjoy your walks and an exercise:). Good night from me:).. Kisses..

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  57. Launna, you've done it again.
    Time and again your words more than just inspire me.
    They carry innate strength.

    Thank you for writing that.

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  58. yeah good life and healthy living is all you need..great words
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  59. Ciao bellissima!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  60. Being healthy is the most important thing, because when you are not, it makes every little problem so much more difficult to overcome. You are doing great!

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  61. Good for you for re committing. It is hard not to have times when we get lax but never giving up is the key. Love the quotes you have here so fitting!
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  62. I love reading your blog,it just made me feel so much better:)
    You are such an inspiration:))

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  63. dear Launna,i repass
    have a nice weekend
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    kiss

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  64. hah I write about the guys I'm dating a lot... but they don't know that I have a blog until one day I accidentally blurp it out. and yeah exercising is hard because it's a lot of commitment, I'm having difficulties exercising by myself because of lack of motivation... but I know you will eventually get back on track :D and when you meet that special someone they are not going to care if you blog about them or not!! <3

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  65. Happy WE!!!
    Ciao bellissima, kisses!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  66. Glad to hear you're getting back into walking and eating right. I've heard that the dye run is a blast! Be sure and take LOTS of pictures for us!!

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  67. So much respect each time. The quote about commitment and what you start doing after the mood you made it in has left you is just so true and describes it perfect That is hard requiring dedication and courage. I also know how much damage to self worth and esteem can put things back. I am pleased you have self worth and can fight back. I am yet to reach that point. Right now any form of rejection sends me to lie in bed all weekend.

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  68. self motivation is the key to keep up the committment ,I agree :)
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  69. I really admire you.your determination is so inspiring .For me i keep on giving up on exercising i geuss am just lazy.Hope you actually reach your target.
    Have a great weekend
    Cheers

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  70. staying focus can be tough so reading your determination is great. Stay strong Launna, stay focused....and in the words of an old man who told me everyday for a long time, inch by inch anything is a cinch. Hugs.

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  71. Good girl! I'm glad to hear you're recommitting to yourself and your health.

    Happy weekend!

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  72. Você ficaria linda com aquela cor de batom! ;)

    É muito bom ler que você está animada para cuidar de si mesma! Continue assim, que esse é o caminho certo!

    Ótimo sábado, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  73. Such an inspirational post as always, Launna :) I think everything is possible with persistence and a positive mind, that's why I'm sure you will achieve all your goals!
    xx

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  74. Stay strong Launna! I know you can do it. Such an inspirational post :)

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  75. Commitment is not easy at all. Often times it's really difficult to stick to something we've committed ourselves to, even if it is one of our passions. But not the commitment itself is the goal, but the path we choose to stay committed. You are doing an amazing job, Launna. You get yourself back on track when you notice you've been too far off and you stay true to yourself. It doesn't matter if you walk 15 or 30 miles - it matters that you walk and that you feel good about it :) Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend :)

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  76. i admire you Launna ! have a nice sunday
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  77. dear Launna,have a nice day
    a big kiss
    http://tr3ndygirl.com

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  78. I love competing with myself too. I am my best competitor, and it's fun to beat my latest whatever number!! :)

    Good luck on the dating scene. May the duds be few, and the great ones be plenty. :)

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  79. Hi my wonderful Launna. Thank you so much for the weekend dropped over:). I'm having the good time with my husband and my children all whole weekend time:). We've been teaching the kids working on our summer garden:).and then they will be earning the points for doing their hard works:). How about you? Hope things are going good for you in the moment:). Enjoy the rest of your weekend with your daughter Launna. Take care and blessed.

    Kisses.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  80. hi launna,

    thanks for all your sweet comments! i can't wait for your next post =)

    www.lesley-kim.com

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  81. Hi sweet Launna,
    Wishing you an adorable week.
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  82. Great post!


    Would you like to follow eachother on GFC, blogger and blogovin?
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  83. Launna, I've heard countless times from others how much they struggle with eating healthy; understand that it'll be an everyday battle, but one you can win. You're going to slip up, it's part of life but never lose sight of the end goal. You are beautiful and any man that has the pleasure of being in your presence will be one lucky dude. Have a great week xx

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  84. Kisses darling!!!!
    Happy monday!!!
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  85. I'm sure you can do all you want to!! As for resting more at night, have you tried calm.com? they have some audios to listen and relax, I use it at night to help me sleep and it works but I don't have major problems with sleeping

    xoxo
    Style and Paper
    Bloglovin

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  86. My wonderful Launna. I'm glad o hear that you and Valentina were had the lovely weekend! I can't wait to hear more about your week:). I'm pretty much busy, I'm having my parents in law comes in town to visit us! I wish your day is as wonderful as you my lovely Launna.

    Kisses.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  87. Dear Launna, in this moment I'm trying to accept my present...

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  88. Hi dear Launna, I know that sometimes is hard, but I think you can succeed!
    Hava a great day
    Kisses
    Lorena
    www.thebeautifulessence.com

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  89. You write so well. I love to read what you write. Gives me motivation!
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    Do add me via GFC and G+

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  90. You are awesome ...... I m silent reader/follower of urs...,:-)


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  91. Have a wonderful sunday Launna
    kisses
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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