Overcoming Self Sabotage

It took me a bit to find the time to blog this last week, I have been thinking about some things I need to change... also I needed to give an update of my weight loss journey.  The last week and a half has been awful food wise, I did start to exercise daily, that felt great... I only walked about 6 miles but that is 6 miles more than I did the week before.

Anyhow, the food thing bothered me, I have had incredible control over what I ate in the past year and the last little while it was like I had given into food again. So I took a very hard look at myself and asked myself questions, why was I sabotaging all my hard work? I thought about it for a few days and I realized I was a little afraid of succeeding.  I know, silly right?  However; losing the weight has brought up a few things.

What I ended up telling myself is that I worked very hard for the last year of my life and I am not going to let a little rejection push me back to food again.  I have decided that when or if it happens in the future that I am going to find another way to deal with it. Something changed with me immediately, like a light flicked on , I started walking more and I am eating within my calorie limit... I feel good.  I am making the decision now to do this tomorrow and the next day. 
The hardest part of getting over the addiction or issues we all have is getting past the disappointment we feel with ourselves for failing from time to time.  The successful person and I plan to be one of them, doesn't let anything have her wallow for any length of time.  Frankly if I can handle losing 'him' as my best friend yet continue to lose weight and get myself healthy, I can find another way to handle the let downs that happen in life. I am not going to let disappointment in myself allow me to fail, this is a life time goal.

I am grateful that I asked myself that question and that I really took the time to think about it. I've chosen to give myself that break that I am more than willing to give to other people.  I feel like that day I first started last year, I was focused, I had a goal and nothing took my eye off it... I feel like that now.  I took my focus off the goal but I have it back.  It really is just making a decision and not letting anything get in the way... not even self sabotage.
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107 comments :

  1. Sometimes we all have a moment of weakness but it's great that you recognized it and are willing to learn and move forward. I wish I had half of your courage and strength and will power.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

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  2. You are one of the strongest people around. We all get off track sometimes, but I knew you would get right back to your goals. I am going to follow your lead and get back to exercising consistently. Thanks for being such an encouragement to me!

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  3. it is so great that you challenge yourself so much Luanna! You are not only growing as a person, but also encouraging other people to take a look at themselves and ask those tough questions.
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  4. Sometimes, I do wonder if we go off the wagon is because we don't want to feel good. But once you show your self when you are eating right and exercising..that feeling of strength comes back and we have to keep remembering how good that did make us feel. I used to think winter was the worst, but really I was definitely making myself exercise at least 30 minutes at day. Now that its so hot and humid...I don't want to do anything.

    All the best on your challenge. I know you can do it. .. =)

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  5. My wonderful Launna! No, thank you for inspired me! I hardly find time to work out since I have my twins. I'd every now and again but cannot keep it continue like how I used to do. But when I read your posts since last year even, as my twins are a bit big boys. I've decided to get back to my used to be routines. If my boys wont walk with me then I do jogging myself but if the boys want to go for walk with me, then we all walks. I used to enjoy to do and I will always do !!!! I was wondering , if you were busy with your exercising last week:). and I am glad you are okay:). Everything is going to be so fine with you Launna, I really mean it, you can handle it all:). You've so much of a good power inside you:). Bring it out of you:) and use them all:).

    Good night from me to you:). Kisses.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  6. 6 miles is always better than no mile or metre! I always tell myself afterwards if I didn't go fully through my program in the morning, that I at least did sport at all.
    Ah, self sabotage... Human Nature how we hate you sometimes. :)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  7. Exactly when your determination to succeed is strong enough no obstacle has the power to stop you!! Go ahead and get what you want! My good wishes are always with you<3

    Kisses
    Charu
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    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/

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  8. Launna, maybe you are being to hard with yourself. Changing habits is very difficult and you have done a hard work. Whenever I'm stressed or anxious, I go running and it instantly soothes me. Exercise is the best antidote against worries and anxieties. Well, at least for me. We'll be in touch!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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  9. Nice that you are focus once again with heart! Keep going and hope everything will be fine for you. My prayer are always with you maim.

    One reminder please, I am still waiting for you to answer my questions on Liebster Blog Award!
    ~SAngay

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  10. Nice post Launna, Have a lovely week!

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  11. Hi my sweet Launna,
    I can understand you very well.
    But .. I'm sure that you have enough strength to overcome that obstacle.
    Do not stop! This is the time to follow your dream.
    Kiss Kiss Kiss
    Love
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  12. I too wish you a great future darling and seeing you n knowing you more, I know these little things can't break your determination. You are stronger than that. My wishes for you always :)
    Love
    Ritcha
    http://myfashionfootprints.com
    http://myglossyaffair.com

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  13. I feel you, Launna. I don't have weight issues and I'm not on a diet, but I do try to lead a healthy lifestyle and eat as healthily as I can. And most of the time I succeed. But then there are times when I lose self control and where I'll eat so much junk and 'undo' all my good behavior. I know it won't show up on the scales. But I also know that it's not healthy to eat a whole box of chocolates in one sitting and then add a few sugary cocktails to the mix. I can only imagine the damage that does on the inside. So what I do is I just try to remember that feeling of guilt and regret for next time I feel like giving in. It doesn't always work and sometimes I'm weak and cave. But for the past couple of weeks I've been a good girl, leaving the junk untouched :-)

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  14. Determination is key, Launna! Don't be afraid of succeeding, I know that you're a strong person and I'm sure you will keep up your hard work! :)

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  15. 6 miles is something. Better than none at all. Oh we all disappoint ourselves sometimes. This was me when I was trying to lose pregnancy weight but still couldn't help but eat--excessively. Self-control is not always on our side. But I know you have a strong will power. I believe in you. You can overcome any obstacle :)

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  16. You have reached a big goal darling and you can not blow it now .... I know that you are a very determined woman!
    Launna do not give up... ever!!
    Ciao bellissima...kisses!!!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  17. this is really great..keep up..:-)
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  18. I'm trying to do exercise daily, it makes feel good. Forgive yourself, although one day you don't eat well you will eat well the next days.
    A huge hug!!

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  19. <3 True, and I'm so happy that you fronted yourself! That Can be hard to do.... And... Thank You for being there for me... thank you from the bottom of my heart! :) <3

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  20. I'm not one bit surprised that you've gotten right back on task after a slight detour. You're just rocking cool like that, Launna. :)

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  21. I love this post dear Launna. Don't let anything get in your way of success.
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  22. You have done a great job and should feel proud of yourself. I appreciate your honest account as I think so many of us can relate. I am sure your journey will be filled with up and downs but great
    Results because you never gave up.
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  23. Everyone loses their footing from time to time. The important thing is that I not set myself adrift. Like you, I toss out an anchor when I lose sight of the shore.

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  24. Such wonderful insight you have into yourself. Makes a person stop and think... Hope it is a great week and that you have perfect weather for walking.

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  25. Launna, I really admire the way you stop and think about things and figure out why things happen the way they do. Most people just keep doing the same habits over and over without any introspection to see what needs to be changed. Good for you for staying focused on your goal!

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  26. Have a wonderful day for the wonderful girl Launna. Ooh yes you do inspiriting me a lot:). Enjoy walking Launna. Hope I can walk today because a storm is coming here soon. I will probably do yoga instead today:). Kiss!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  27. Glad to come across your blog! You are so inspiring.
    This is Chirasree, your latest follower.

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  28. Your self-talk, self- visualization, and self determination are 90% of the achievement process. Stay focused and don't give up, keep it that way!! :)

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  29. As I have just started a similar journey, I will take much inspiration from your post.

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  30. Wow ,i found so much Inspiration in your Letter Launna!

    Have a great Day ,big Hugs <3

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  31. Hello Launna:

    Do not be too hard on yourself. You are, whatever you may think or say, a very strong minded and resourceful person who we are confident will succeed in whatever you set your mind to do.

    Forgive our very late reading of this post but we have been 'off air' with Blogger problems for several days.

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  32. highly motivating, despite not having a weight problem, I think we should not lose self-control

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  33. Launna! <3 You're by far one of the most inspirational people I know (and i mean it!!). And give yourself some slack dear, we all to track off once in a while! What you should be proud of is your determination and the fact that you're so self-aware of what you need to work on (i envy that!!)! <3
    And i am extremely sorry that I havent been so active lately! I was really busy with tons of work and if that wasnt enough, the weather betrayed me (no, actually it didnt..i was asking to fall sick!) :p Take care dear! And keep in touch as always!!

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  34. Happy Wed darling!!!!
    Kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  35. Walking like 6 miles is better than nothing! And the good thing is, is
    that you are trying! Sometimes it is very difficult, but I know that you
    can do it! Keep up!!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  36. Cheers dear!! You can do it again!! The control about the food sometimes, in summer, is difficult, but I think is the perfect moment to care our body!

    XOXO!

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  37. Maybe we are afraid of success! But I will say I think we fall of the wagon because staying on the wagon is HARD. Food tastes good...resisting it requires willpower. Exercise is hard work, too. Of course, we know we feel better when we're eating well and exercising, but in the moment, that chocolate sure is appealing...

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  38. I am so happy to be able to respond to your post, Launna! I think you hit the nail on the head here. I think we are sometimes afraid of success...that, and change! It is fine to eat chocolate on occasion, especially the dark one, as it is healthy, but I think we all have moments of weakness and it is good to be able to forgive ourselves and move foreward. Great post, Launna. I am rooting for you, and sending you a warm hug. :)

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  39. i cherish my past..........dream of my future...
    well said launna....
    keep in touch
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  40. Have a lovely day! =)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  41. *high five* Way to go! I'm so proud of you. That major milestone will be the key to your success and you're going to rock this road hard! Keep at it, Launna, and way to press forward even when not feeling like it. You're inspiring.

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  42. Dear Launna, today I will not sabotate my self esteem. A big hug :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  43. I honestly have a hard time when it comes on controlling what I eat. I mean I need to because of my kidney problem and ulcer and I need to exercise more. But I always try not to sabotage myself fully not just every now and then or a couple of days only. thanks for sharing this, Launna! hope you visit my blog again :)


    keep in touch!
    xx
    ellie
    http://chasingculprit.blogspot.com/

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  44. Launna,
    One thing I am learning each day is to celebrate the progress and not to focus on the other stuff. Celebrate how far you have come, which is a long way from where you were!! You can do this and I am very proud of you!!

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  45. It's so true Launna.. there will be no faiulures if one is determine to do something. thanks for the visit. by the way I have a new giveaway in my blog. =) feel free to join =) http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/2014/06/150-giveaway-with-hicustom.html

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  46. you are so strong sweety!
    wish you a wonderful day!

    <3
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  47. Ciao bellissima!!!
    kisses
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  48. sweeeet!!!
    follow to follow?
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  49. very inspiring at all, applying back a healthy lifestyle is a very good choice

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  50. so much inspiration in your letters
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  51. I totally feel you! I think a lot of women have weight issues, so its a really relatable issue!

    XO AJ
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  52. Wow, Launna:). such a lovely news and congrats to your nephews:). that's going to be a lovely big moment of your family time:). I'm having a company here, my parents in law are in town and visiting us:) for a few days. I hardly find time take the shoot:). But that's alright with me though, we all having a good time:). Enjoy your wonderful time my wonderful Launna. Kissesss.

    Pls keep me update:).

    Kisses.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  53. It is nice to do something rather to sit simply!
    Happy to hear about the effort taken by you!

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  54. Happy friday!
    Ciao bellissima!!!
    http://expressyourselfbypaolalauretano.blogspot.it

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  55. Hi my adorable Launna,
    Wishing you an stunning friday
    Kisses
    Maggie D
    The Indian Savage diary

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  56. Hello Launna, you have become a inspirational angel for me!! Always so positive and motivating! <3

    Happy weekend! :)

    http://www.myfashionfootprints.com/
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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  57. Good for you. A temporary stumble is just that... temporary. Like the old song goes, we have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again.

    Happy weekend!

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  58. Love the encouragement in this post. I have started my journey of weight loss...again. One of the things that derails me is how long it takes to lose...which tell me I am not thinking life style change to bring about results. I just want to lose weight, fast, and of course that will not work in my best interest. I applaud you for the discipline you have in this issue. Good job.

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  59. I love this post. Have a nice we!
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    Kiss

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  60. Lovely post :)
    New post on www.teanonsolomoda.com

    Happy weekend!
    Kiss

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  61. Hi Launna, I'm back again. I wish you a joyful weekend :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  62. Hi Launna! Happy Weekend ,biiig Hugs <3

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  63. Esperava mais daquele óleo em creme! :/

    O segredo é acreditar em si mesma todos os dias!

    Ótima sexta, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  64. I wish I had your commitment and motivation. I have been eating out of control since last fall and am unable to stop. It sucks. I've gained more weight…..But I feel like I am hungry 24/7. I'm exercising a lot but eating way too much. Sugar and pasta is my downfall. Ugh….

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  65. I love this post. I have found with this process for me that I will go along and feel totally in control of my eating, and then like you I seem to hit a block and there is not enough food to satisfy me. But what I have realized is that each of those times, if I remain open, I learn more about myself and I move forward to even a higher level when it comes to the food in self-care. Anyway, I absolutely love this post, and I relate so much to it.

    Leslie
    www.weight4baby.com

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  66. Hey Launna, just trying to catch up before we leave tomorrow. Stay safe okay and strong. You're doing awesome. Hugs from my heart to yours.

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  67. continue to love yourself, Launna! you are heading uphill and doing awesome, self-sabotage is a waste because we all have value!

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  68. My twin & I have been reading your blog for slightly over an year and post after post you inspire us with your sweet words,honesty and the positive attitude towards life.
    Have a fantastic weekend
    Cheers

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  69. i agree with this reflection
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    kiss

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  70. Amiga que post maravilhoso amei graça a DEUS estou de volta problema resolvido.
    bom final de semana
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  71. Hello my wonderful girl Launna! I believe you are having a beautiful moment on your nephews wedding:). day... I had a good visited with my in law and I am having a beautiful weekend with my husband and our kids! Enjoy your lovely weekend and congrats on your nephews wedding:). Kissses.

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  72. Having goals is good. Have a good weekend!

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  73. Great job overcoming your momentary weakness and continuing on the right path! Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  74. Not gonna lie, I did read your post a little while ago but have been horrible about leaving notes. It's great that you've broken this down to what it is - mental. A decision. You got this. :) Keep going!

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  75. wish you a wonderful new week sweety!

    <3
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  76. We can tell that your positive side is stronger than any self sabotage feeling (or somebody else's). That determination you have now is gonna be your fuel :)

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  77. Hi lovely girl Launna:). Stopping over to see how did go with the wedding, hope you had an amazing time:). Wish you a lovely new week start my lovely Launna!:). Kisses.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  78. have a great new week dear Launna
    http://tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  79. Hope this week has a lot of successes! All the best.

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  80. Amiga bom dia tenha uma semana vitoriosa.
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  81. Well said!♥ Stay determined dear!:) You've come a long way and you can't stop until you reach your goal!♥

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  82. have a nice day sweetye
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  83. I hope that you are well. Have a great day! :)

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  84. That was an elaborate insight on self sabotage, lovely post, now following your blog via google connect. Interesting in following back ? http://angellicfrenzy.blogspot.in/

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  85. Great and unique post as always.
    Love reading your blog so much,it made me fell so much better:))

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  86. Lovely post as usually. I do normally know what you mean. You express so well fellings that can be universal. I wish you all the best.
    kss a lot
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  87. You are so strong and determined. I understand completely about being afraid to succeed, I have felt this way before. We all have our weak moments, but the best feeling is knowing that you have regained your strength and will not break your determination. Best of luck as always! You have come so far..I know you can do it :)

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  89. You're always soo inpiring dearest Launna! And a great multitasker! Have a great week <3
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