If Not Now? Then When?

I had a really nice Christmas, Valentina was happy with her gifts. I had a few people over and I enjoyed all the food and company... it was really nice to share it with others... I think that's the best part of the holidays, visiting with each other and spending more time getting to know one another.

Saying all this I have been out of control with food, using any and every excuse from it's Christmas, it's a sad time for memories to I'm injured so why not? (basically feeling sorry for myself)... I kept telling myself I'll get back on track after this or after that. I lost focus and I didn't allow myself to see how far I have fallen. Not until a couple of days ago when I felt so uncomfortable that I could no longer ignore it.
This brings me to this blog post title: If Not Now? Then When? ... so I am not waiting until New Years or another predefined date, I am never successful with a date, I just have to do it and most of all I need to make a commitment to myself. So although I am not able to exercise the way I like to or need to, I am going to be accountable for my food. No matter what I eat, I will be tracking it in My Fitness Pal and I will be publishing it daily there.

I would love it if anyone of you wanted to join up there (my user name there is launnk) and work on your goals, even if you just want to maintain, it's a great way to stay healthy. I am and have always been about getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. It is not, nor will it ever be about losing a lot of weight. 
I'm a curvy girl and I love my curves... I have no plans to ever lose them all. We are all built with different shapes and sizes, I say celebrate it and love ourselves no matter what size or shape we are...however; feeling comfortable and healthy in our skin is important.

I don't want it to be an obsession, nor do I want to be so rigid that I feel like I am denying myself any food groups. This is going to be about portions and feeding my body the healthy food it needs and desires. Ever since I hurt my leg, I used it as an excuse..  then I kept thinking how I needed to get on track. Yesterday I thought, If Not Now? Then When? ... Now is the time.... 
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81 comments :

  1. Essentially, if it is a positive thing, then you should do as soon as possible..

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  2. Nilu's comment that I accidentally deleted:

    Wishing you Happy Holidays lovely Launna! Enjoy yourself!
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  3. Hello Launna, I too enjoy my food. As I age, I easily put on weight. I do continue to enjoy my food but I need to discipline myself not to eat too much. A little of everything. I agree that we need to be accountable. Blessed Sunday!

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  4. There is no time like the present. I've over indulged the last few weeks too. I have a Fitbit bracelet that tells me when I'm slacking and it's been chiding me.

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  5. Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Wishing you Happy Holidays :)

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  6. You look great :)
    Enjoy what you eat !
    Hope your preparations are in full swing for welcoming the new year !

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  7. I agree with you my sweet Launna.
    This is the time.
    Have an adorable 2016.
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  8. I'm glad to hear your Christmas was good. I will confess I was such a lazy bum yesterday. And the weather didn't help either. Fresh snow that will not go..for Christmas eve..and now..more on the way. Oh, I just want to hibernate. Just what I need to read! Your post! All the best!

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  9. Awesome post and great images photos too. Hope you have a fun-filled holidays, friend! :)

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  10. You're right. Now is a good time. Fingers crossed.

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  11. I'm happy you had a wonderful Christmas. Dont be too hard on yourself, getting back on track is a great way to start.
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  12. It is a terrible habit, which I am guilty of, too.
    Always postponing with the excuse of waiting 'til, for example, the start of a week, or worse a month etc...

    I am glad you were able to escape this cycle!! :)

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  13. Great Quotes! i think you look gorgeous Launna :)

    lovely Greetings and lots of Hugs, you are wonderful!

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  14. Dear Launna, I have to check better what I eat in these days too. I understand you so well...
    Don't give up :)))

    xoxo
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  15. It nice to hear that you had a wonderful christmas.Sometime we tend to fall off he wagon whwtherknowing/not knowing.The most important thing is that we realise it and do something about it.I rarely workout but i promised myself to start walking tomorrow

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  16. I'm totally with you Launna! "Do it now" is my motto, procrastinate is a bad habit and an excuse for the worst form of self indulgence, for me....
    So I'm very happy to hear your resolution and willing! Go Launna! :D
    xxx
    S
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  17. I'm glad to hear you had a good Christmas. So did we. I got lots of playtime and cuddling in with four of our grandchildren. :)

    Good for you on recommitting to being aware of your food intake. It takes a lot of self-control, but you've already shown that you've got plenty of that to spare.

    Happy New Year! (just a teeeeeny bit early...)

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  18. Glad you had a lovely Christmas Dear:) Wishing you more happiness and truly awesome days in the coming years:)
    Happy Holidays sweety and yes love this post
    xoxo
    Epsita

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  19. Gosh, you speak FOR me sometimes, I swear!! I had that realization a few months ago.. if I keep putting things off for New Years resolutions, NOTHING will happen, EVER! You inspire me sweetie.. always! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  20. I love your post! Amazing!!!
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  21. I am so happy you had a good Christmas, Launna! I like this "Find a way, not an excuse."

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  22. You go girl! I am pretty good about what I eat except for sugar! And like you it has gotten out of control this month. With Grampy home until after the first I am also realistic and plan to start taking care of me after the first. No more daily sugar -- be that cookies, candy, or something! I am weak and I admit it!

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  23. Really like the quote, we should find a way out and no excuse, very encouraging, best wishes.

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  24. I like that quote- if not now then when. It is very true. But don't be hard on yourself because it really can be tough. I know you can do it and tracking things helps for me heaps. That is how I get motivated with swimming and running. I don't use my fitness pal but track all my activities and goals in runkeeper.

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  26. I admire your commitment so much. It's completely human that you lost track these days, we all did ;) But your commitment of going back to your healthy habits now and not after a certain date is inspiring.
    I'm so happy to hear that you spent a lovely Chhristmas day with your daughter and friends. Creating new memories with my family and clostest friends is what I love about the holidays. I'm really, really glad that this year you felt way, too!

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  27. Of course: do it now!!!!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas!
    Happy Holidays darling!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  28. I can relate to this post! I found myself eating chocolate last night at 11pm and thinking, well it is Christmas chocolate! I never eat chocolate right before I go to bed. I admit I have less willpower when food is everywhere. So many people give cookies, chocolates and other foods as gifts during the holidays and I use that as an excuse to eat them. I think having some is okay, but I need to put limits on what I am eating and not just eat because it is the season. Good luck tracking your food- I always have found that helps me to be accountable to myself. :)
    ~Jess

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  29. No please, don't be obssesed with that stuff. There are many days at year and you do it well the rest of them. We aren't just perfect. Happy new year dear!
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  30. I think moderation is the key. Enjoying good food is not a problem, especially during the holiday. Just don't overindulge regularly, or you'll probably end up feeling bad about it.

    Best wishes for 2016!

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  31. I absolutely know what you mean...but, after all, christmas is one of those times when it's ok to indulge a bit! It's just important to get back on track exercisewise afterwards ;) Tracking your food definitely sounds like a great idea to stay healthy.
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  32. Dear Launna, I'm glad you are enjoying Christmas gatherings. Don't be too hard about the food and exercise. This time is perfect to indulge yourself. Happy New Year in advance!

    Jasmine 💕💕

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  33. Postagem maravilhosa amei, tenha uma semana abençoada,
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  34. I’m not good with dates either but I am saying the 30th because tomorrow is my husband’s birthday. Any ole excuse. I did so good up until my birthday two weeks ago. Now I some damage to undo. Sorry I missed saying Merry Christmas to you. Glad it was wonderful!

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  35. I recently started using myfitnesspal after you mentioned it on your blog a little while ago. Loving it, thanks!

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  36. love these quotes!!
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  37. I agree, there really is no point in setting a start date for life changes. You have to make 'em NOW, not postpone.

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  38. Aquela paleta é lindíssima, né?!

    Você falou exatamente o que passei em 2015: Provações! Ano difícil demais.

    Acho que todo mundo escorrega nas festas de final de ano. É normal, Launna! Calma que logo você volta ao foco.

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

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  39. Yes, I gree! There is no better time then the present time. I struggle with sugar so much, I love sweets. I do allow myself one or two sweet things a day because there is no need to deprive one self. Of course, all in moderation! Wishing you a very Happy New Year Launna, hope it's filled with many great accomplishments, good health, and love.

    Much Love,
    Tania
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  40. Glad you had a nice holiday, but don't be so hard on yourself about what you ate. It's okay to indulge every once in awhile---we ALL do. Cheating a little bit gives us new motivation to work even harder to lose the weight in 2016!

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  41. I'm glad you had a nice holiday. :)
    I'm on vacation so I'm completely lazy and sluggish. Sleeping too much. When that happens I completely lose my appetite.

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  42. Hey Launna, you can do this. And He'll help you. One day at a time. One shaky step at a time. Setbacks are just setbacks for a season. Believing in you. And praying too. Hugs. Hey and happy new year.

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  43. I keep doing the same thing! Eating all the stuff I want cause it's Christmas and keep saying that in the new year I will get better with it. I am definitely planning that for new year! I want to wish you a very happy new year as well, it's been lovely getting to know you this year!

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  44. If not now , when is always one of my favorite quotes! I have done the same thing lately (slacking off with eating healthy) because of hte holidays but no longer!! I really like the fitness pal app, too.
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  46. Hi Launna. I hope you had great holidays. I want to wish you aaaaalll the best for the new year! Keep up the positive vibe. You are great!

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  47. Thanks for all your visits this year , I hope to see my blog next year ! Happy New Year !

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  48. Dear Launna,
    I wish you a lovely New Year's Eve, hoping 2016 will be a fruitful year for your life and experience :)))
    A big hug!


    xoxo
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  49. Desejo a você e família chuva de benção em cada vida, Obrigada a você pela visita no meu blog em 2015 que continue em 2016, e que DEUS continue abençoando todos em 2016 com 365 dias de muitas sucesso e felicidade e atitude, 52 semanas de saúde, paz , foco, prosperidade, 12 meses de amor e carinho, 8.760 horas de paz e harmonia, Que neste novo ano você tenha milhares de motivos para sorrir.

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  50. Do great you aren't waiting and starting now. I think there is no time like right now for a fresh start!

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  51. I totally agree with you Launna. Everyone comes in different sizes and shapes and we should be content with that of course if it's healthy for us to do so. Wishing you nothing but the best for 2016!
    BEAUTETUDE

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  52. So true. Wish you all the success for this and everything else in the new year!

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  53. Hello Launna!
    I am happy that you had nice Christmas, that Valentina was happy with her gifts. You have been out of control with food but you will do better when all the festive days end ;)
    Take care. Hugs

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  54. Hi launna i m happy to know you and valentina enjoyed the xmas.. yups every one is different gift, just thankfull for the gift and enjoy it. Now is the time for have fun,well happy new year my dear. God bless you, hopefully at 2016 we get all the best and healty and happiness

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  55. I'm the best at making excuses! I also found that I had to make a decision, and start that day, not wait for the New Year, or next Monday, etc. I wish you the best in 2016!

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  56. So pleased that you and Valentina had a good Christmas ...

    Sending my good wishes for the New Year

    All the best Jan

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  57. Hi there Launna :) And have a great year 2016, I hope that it will be full of joy and what ever you need. Also, happy that your Christmas with Valentina was great!
    Being strong what you eat ain´t too easy always, but in some point of that journey eating healthy comes the way of life. Yes, starting is the hardest part... :) You can do it. You can do anything that you dream!!! xoxoxoxox

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  58. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in living well! Writing! & having fantastic dreams that come true!

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  59. Happy new year! Always remember to never give up <3
    I like your blog & I'm following you now :)
    See you soon,
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  60. Passando para te desejar bom final de semana, 2016 de realizações
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  61. Happy New Year Launna, cheers to a wonderful 2016.
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  62. great post...
    wishing you a very happy new year
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  63. I love this post, Launna. It's motivating and inspiring. You are so right! If not now - then when? We should ask ourselves that every day when we have an idea of what we would like to do. More often we should simply start the process, usually it's not that difficult or big of a deal but we keep pushing it and pushing it excusing it with something that isn't even true.
    I tend to comfort myself with food, too, especially WAY too much chocolate and every now and then I just need to start to cut it down, too. The first few days are always a bit frustrating but as soon as my body feels better it's so rewarding :)
    It's awesome that you have the help of an app that keeps you on track. You can do this and your body feeling comfortable again plus being proud of yourself (which you really should be!) will be the best rewards.

    I wish you a healthy, very happy, amazing and adventurous 2016, dear Launna. Let's do things now and make it the best year :)
    Lots of love and hugs to you,
    Beate

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  64. Preciso aprender melhor o inglês para colocar legendas! Tá aí um objetivo para 2016.

    Feliz Ano Novo!

    Ótimo sábado!

    Beijo! ^^

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  65. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing this Blogpost.

    xoxo
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  66. Amiga que em 2016 seja de realizações sucesso em o nome de Jesus
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  67. Beautiful quotes to start off 2016! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. I somehow missed ur post Launna.. glad to know u had a wonderful Christmas and had some good food and spent time with family too.. Don't worry about your weight u have lost so much and even if u indulge i am sure u will be able to get back on track ♥♥

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  69. The holidays at the end of the year make it hard for me to make good choices when it comes to food too. I think a lot of people struggle with that. I'm glad to hear you had a nice Christmas, though. :) I hope your injury heals soon so that you can get back to walking the way you want to do.

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  70. This is a sane and sensible approach to maintaining a healthy weight Launna.

    Well done for taking a pro-active approach.

    I hope you achieve your goals and above all, have the confidence to know your worth.

    Saba x

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  71. So glad to hear you had a great Christmas!
    Happy New Year. So sorry for my absence. I loved coming back to your blog and reading your words.

    Wishing you a fabulous new week!
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥
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