#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

-2.4 Pounds!!!!

I can hardly believe it.  I mean, I definitely followed the plan all week, but I sure didn’t expect such results.

A lot of you asked about the stones I was wearing when I conked out–:)–I know what some of them were, of course, but others have slipped my mind.  In tomorrow’s blog, which I certainly hope to get to at a decent hour of the day, I will let you know the answers.  Many of you are looking for help with sleep, and I can recommend something for that–Bloodstone.  Despite its name, this is a lovely stone and it’s very good for insomniacs.  Some of you will remember when I blogged about keeping three of these stones in a little dish of water next to my bed.  I had to ratchet down to one or two stones and move the dish farther from my bed.  In other words, this remedy really, really works.

Whatever the reason, I seem to have shaken off the winter doldrums at long last, because I am so inspired I can hardly wait for tomorrow so I can start writing, writing, writing!

I sure wish I knew how to check the status of my chakras and my aura, :) because I feel like a new woman.  Which is NOT to say I will EVER wear so many bracelets at once again–much too powerful.  I must have been more tired than I realized, as some of you suggested in the comment section, but I certainly didn’t feel that way until immediately before I crashed.  I rested really well the night before.

As for checking to make sure I was alive, I’m told several people did just that.  Jenni came and got Bernice (the Yorkie) and took her for her afternoon walk and I didn’t even stir!  I guess the reasoning went that if I was sleeping like that, I must have needed it.  :)

The funny thing is, I had no trouble at all going to sleep again, later in the evening.  I did stay up later than usual, listening to Jim Harold’s podcasts.

We’re still getting our fair share of spring rain–and then some–but it’s good for Mother Earth, so no complaints from this quarter.

Jen, Wendy and I had our usual after-Weight Watchers lunch today–this time at Red Lobster.  I think those cheese biscuits are the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted, but as rarely as I indulge in them, and since I managed to limit myself to one, I figure I’m fine.  I did wipe out the last of my black jelly beans a couple of days ago, and I remember them fondly, but I can’t say I’ve actually missed them.  I just don’t crave things and, believe me, that is a miracle.

GOT GHOSTS, the audio book I mentioned, was pretty entertaining, and short.  Some of the messages were hilariously funny, too–the whole book consisted of emails and letters the author, a ghost-hunter, had received, outlining the problems they were having with paranormal visitors.  The narrator read these gems exactly as they were written, and in some cases, that was a major hoot.  For instance, there was the guy who was worried that his neighbors might be “Satin” worshippers.  Now, I’ve known some people who were really into smooth fabrics, but, hey–worship?  Not so much.  Then there were the folks who claimed they’d seen “apparations”.  Love it.    Lest you get the idea that the author was disrespectful, however, I must say that he took the situations, some of which were pretty darn scary, quite seriously.

Keep commenting.  On Friday, there will be two new winners. 

Will you be one of them?

Could happen.  :)   

In the meantime, watch out for apparations.

48 comments to “-2.4 Pounds!!!!”

  1. Linda (Lindy) Park
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:47 pm · Link

    Grats on the weight loss!!!

    I will try the bloodstones the next time I can afford to buy a simple extra. I have a lot of trouble getting into a “normal” sleep pattern. Times when I can’t get to sleep at all and times when I can’t stay awake to save my soul!

    Continued success on your weight loss. God bless you.

    • TW0786
        · April 24th, 2014 at 12:27 am · Link

      I hear you about inconsistent sleep patterns!
      About the Red Lobster biscuits Too. Although I’m trying not to think about those…..so hungry ;-\

  2. Rosemary
      · April 23rd, 2014 at 11:51 pm · Link

    I’ve got to look into the “stones” and Weight Watchers! Keep up the great work!

  3. Wendy Mathews
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:03 am · Link

    Praying you have a restful night’s sleep….because only good things come from you writing, writing, writing!! :)

  4. Pamela Devereux
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:13 am · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! The treat of Red Lobster, yum!! Those cheddar biscuits are so good. That you only ate 1 is a testament to your will power.

    I do believe that you needed all that rest. Your body was telling you, it needed more sleep.

    I enjoy reading about your love of stones and their meanings. Reading your blog brought back memories of reading books by Phyllis Whitney. She was writing about stones, auras and chakras back in the 80’s. Will have to go back to read them again. Thanks you.

  5. TW0786
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:23 am · Link

    I’m new to the web site and blog but have loved your books for sometime now. I’m disabled and you have helped passed many an hour since I had to leave my work at Kennedy Space Center before I even reached 50 years of age. God is SO good and I give thanks for friends I’ve yet to meet as well as wonderful talented folks like you whom I love reading tbru this blog/website. Thanks to all of you who have helped me find the smiles in what could turn into lonely endless hours! God Bless! :-D

  6. Gloria
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:24 am · Link

    I haven’t been to Red Lobster since before my oldest son died. He liked to go there.

    I don’t sleep well most of the time, or I should say…I don’t sleep for more than 3 or 4 hours before waking up, but I’m used to it as I’ve been doing it most of my life. But, it would be great to sleep a full 6, 7, or 8 hours in a row.

    But, my youngest son, doesn’t sleep well at all, due to his awful pain. Maybe I should get him a bloodstone. Can you tell me how expensive they are, and if it would work if I put one under his mattress?

    Congratulations on your weight loss. Did all 3 of you lose this past week? I think I’ve lost one whole pound.

    • Gloria
        · April 24th, 2014 at 12:35 am · Link

      I forgot to tell you that I went to the Library this past afternoon to pick up Dorothea Benton Frank’s 7th(?) book so I could continue with the ones from Hilda.

      I started reading it around 6 PM, and I was already through with it at midnight. It was soooooooo good and had a ghost in it, and it was a Christmas story. Have you read it? It kind of stands alone with no reference to anyone in the other books.

      Anyway, while at the Library, I found a book of yours titled Moonfire. I can’t wait to read it, but have to finish one about kitchen linens that I left to read the DBF book,

    • linda
        · April 24th, 2014 at 2:44 pm · Link

      Bloodstone is relatively inexpensive; perhaps two or three dollars for a nice tumbled stone.

      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:28 am · Link

    Congratulations Linda, that is wonderful! I agree you must have needed the rest. Its been raining here too, seems like everything drys out so quickly, I don’t mind it. I love those biscuits too but don’t eat there very often.

  8. Rita Crofoot
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:32 am · Link

    wow 2.4, you have really got your body cooperating with your intention, good for you.
    Thanks again for the nice gifts, I am thrilled to have won them. I am starting on the miracles book right away.

  9. Terri Shortell
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:44 am · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. I’m impressed with your progress. I’m going to try the bloodstones but looking forward to learning more info on the bracelets. Got Ghosts sounds funny. I need to look it up. Have a great day tomorrow.

  10. Karen erickson
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:56 am · Link

    The stones sound so interesting and something I should look into

  11. Cindy Zint
      · April 24th, 2014 at 1:47 am · Link

    Have a good night! :)

    • Cindy Zint
        · April 24th, 2014 at 1:49 am · Link

      Congratulations on the -2.4lb weight loss…keep up the good work! :-)

  12. Peggy Casey
      · April 24th, 2014 at 2:54 am · Link

    :wink: What a treat to come home from a long day of worrying about my daughter who was admitted to the hospital today, and read your update! I really needed the giggle I got from your story about the “satin” worshipers! Great job on the continued weight loss as well. Thank you for sharing… like I have mentioned before, your books and posts have been acting as a link to my beloved mother, Valine (Palm) Campbell, who always shared your books with me… she was so excited every time you published a new one! She would tell me each time about you being from Northport and would go through the extended relations and make a connection…. but who in Northport isn’t related to almost everyone at least through marriage?
    I must admit it was very difficult to walk past the ICU that I said my final goodbye to my mom at as I left the hospital tonight, although it’s been 8 years. I can’t help feeling that your blog tonight brought a special hug to me from my guardian angel. … keep sending us your inspirational updates!
    Tired, drained and not making much sense so I will sign off till next time. Peg

    • linda
        · April 24th, 2014 at 2:45 pm · Link

      God bless you, hon, and your daughter. Hope she’s feeling better.

      • Peggy Casey
          · April 25th, 2014 at 1:29 pm · Link

        Thank you. She just got out of surgery and everything went well, now I am praying for a smooth recovery!

  13. Debbie C
      · April 24th, 2014 at 6:25 am · Link

    Fantastic on the weight loss!!!! As always, love hearing about your experiences with the crystals and stones.

  14. Dennis
      · April 24th, 2014 at 6:26 am · Link

    spring has sprung! I hope!!

  15. Dennis
      · April 24th, 2014 at 6:27 am · Link

    spring has sprung! I hope!!

  16. Jo-Ann
      · April 24th, 2014 at 6:32 am · Link

    Way to go! Thats a good week:)
    Have a nice day and enjoy your writing! Can’t wait for the new books to come out.

  17. Marcy Collins
      · April 24th, 2014 at 6:55 am · Link

    That is awesome WW news Linda! I also appreciate hearing about stones that are good for insomnia as I have a co-worker who is really dealing with this issue…I will see if I can locate some for her. Have a great Thursday!

  18. Lois Rotella
      · April 24th, 2014 at 7:06 am · Link

    Great news on weight loss. You must have needed that sleep. I will look into the bloodstones. I don’t want to see any ghost either. Have a good day.

  19. Heather Charity
      · April 24th, 2014 at 7:40 am · Link

    Entertaining, as always. I’m looking forward to the fruits of your rest and renewed ambition!!

  20. Jeannine Klimt
      · April 24th, 2014 at 7:41 am · Link

    Congratulations on the weight loss! I may give the bloodstones a try. I struggle with insomnia. I will have to check out the ghosts book. My husband and I swear we have a poltergeist. I think it’s a male and as it tends to be combative with my spouse I feel that’s true. But he hides things and then I am sure laughs about our frustration! Have a wonderful day Linda!! And thank you for sharing.

  21. Gwyn Beams
      · April 24th, 2014 at 7:53 am · Link

    congrats om the weight loss,i have quit smoking,working on 7 months now and it has not been easy.we both must just keep doing the best we can. :wink: :lol: :wink: :-o :-P :lol:

  22. Deborah
      · April 24th, 2014 at 8:27 am · Link

    Congratulations on the continuing progress with your weight loss. Looks like WW is the way to go.

  23. Debbie Ridge
      · April 24th, 2014 at 8:30 am · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss and getting some much needed sleep. Happy writing! :wink:

  24. Patricia Taylor
      · April 24th, 2014 at 8:31 am · Link

    Wow, 2.4 more pounds! Amazing, keep up whatever you are doing. It’s definitely working for you.

  25. Andrea Lammly
      · April 24th, 2014 at 8:48 am · Link

    Always a nice surprise when you loose and don’t expect it. We just returned from a cruise and I thought for sure I put on five pounds and my weight stayed the same! Walking those extra laps around the promenade deck each day did work! I have to look into those bloodstones for a friend. She is really battling with insomnia now. Enjoy the day.

    • linda
        · April 24th, 2014 at 2:47 pm · Link

      WOW. Good for you!

  26. DONNA
      · April 24th, 2014 at 8:58 am · Link

    Keep up the good work with WW. I need to look into the stones.

  27. pat Yates
      · April 24th, 2014 at 9:57 am · Link

    Black Jelly beans are my favorite! The main reason I only buy them at Easter. My problem this year is I found a bag of just black ones!!! Really happy you feel a writing binge cause I have re-read every thing of yours I have on 4 shelves and I need some fresh Linda Lael Miller!
    To the garden I go to till the soil and stake my tomatoes. Have a blessed day.

  28. Betty Hamilton
      · April 24th, 2014 at 9:59 am · Link

    I congratulate you on the weight loss. I know how hard it can be!

  29. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 24th, 2014 at 10:15 am · Link

    What will power! I could never eat just one Red Lobster biscuit. No wonder you keep losing weight steadily.

    • linda
        · April 24th, 2014 at 2:48 pm · Link

      It wasn’t easy, believe me. I wanted to inhale those biscuits and ask for more. :) Thing is, I wanted to keep losing weight just a smidge more.

  30. Joyce M.
      · April 24th, 2014 at 10:54 am · Link

    I always found it energized me when I lost weight. Congrats!

  31. Laska Bull
      · April 24th, 2014 at 11:47 am · Link

    Congratulations! on the weight loss. I wish I lived close to be able to attend WW with you…your so encouraging….You need to include recipes that you use…
    I can hardly wait for your new book in May.

  32. ,carol
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Congrats on your weight loss! I take any weight loss I get, and I feel so much better and trying on clothes this weekend was pretty a happy face!! Can’t wait to read your new book! I’m going outside so I can enjoy the sun and warm weather were having here in north fla. over Easter we had a lot of rain and cloudy and chilly days…have a great weekend!

  33. Marilyn Hurst
      · April 24th, 2014 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Spring rain here in Arkansas too! Trees getting leaves, flowers blooming, and it’s time to garden!

  34. Laura Davidson
      · April 24th, 2014 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!! WOO HOO for 2.4 lbs!! :D

  35. Leanna
      · April 24th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Good job this week! I love the biscuits at Red Lobster!

  36. Nadine Spradlin
      · April 24th, 2014 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Linda , Good for you , 2.4 pounds here 2.4 pounds there adds up . I will most assuredly get a Bloodstone & hopefully some sleep. My sister saw her mother-in-law (quiet a while after she had passed away ) in her kitchen while washing dishes one day she heard a slight noise, and turned from the sink to see the woman standing by the fridge not 5 ft. away . It scared her spitless for a min. she said: what in the name of God are you doing here mrs. D. the apparition just faded away. Oh the new house was built where the old home stead stood .strange things do happen ..Have a good week end with more blessed sleep!

    • linda
        · April 24th, 2014 at 2:49 pm · Link

      Wonderful story–I just read a similar one last night….

  37. Laurie Sullivan
      · April 24th, 2014 at 3:58 pm · Link

    I ordered three bracelets from the website today. I’m hoping they work for me like they are certainly working for you! I’m impressed with your weight loss results! Great going sister! Way to cut those pounds off!
    Here’s to continuing on your successful journey towards weight loss! :mrgreen:

  38. Ruby Norwood
      · April 24th, 2014 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda on the weight loss. I will order me some of those Bloodstones and hopefully they will work for me too.
    I am glad you enjoy the ghost stories, because I cannot get into those books. I will keep reading yours even if you do decide to write a little bit of a ghost story.

  39. Carol s
      · April 24th, 2014 at 7:47 pm · Link

    Did you know you can buy the Red Lobster brand of cheese biscuits in Wal- Mart and Sam’s club. They are easy to make and very delicious.

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