#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Good news at Weight Watchers

I lost 4.2 pounds !!  That said, I must make a retraction.  I was mistaken when I wrote that No Sugar Added peanut butter is a power food.  Alas, it isn’t.  I was looking at a shopping list, rather than the list of power foods.  Mea culpa!  HOWEVER, I did okay eating it, now didn’t I?  I think, if one is reasonable, which means not devouring an entire tub of the stuff at one sitting, it’s still a wise food for dieters.  (I use 2 Tbsp or less and never have it more than once a day.)

Why to I think peanut butter is still a good bet?  Because it leaves a person feeling satisfied and full, and the nutrition is excellent, too.   One of the things I really love about WW is that there are no forbidden foods; if you are willing to pony up the points required, you can eat just about anything.

I am exercising, too.  Nothing too dramatic; I’m 67, after all, and feel no compulsion to develop a hard body.  I just want to be healthy for as long as possible.  So, I ride my exercise bike, usually while reading email or playing slot games on Doubledown.  :)  The best thing about exercise, for me, is not so much getting skinny (although that would be nice, too), but the way it makes me feel.  When I ride my bike, I get a mood lift, and everything seems to be easier as I go through the day.

I’m working on NORTH OF EDEN, my Civil War book, and enjoying the process tremendously.  Later, when the publishing process is a little further along, Harlequin will be posting an excerpt on their website.  My editor, Kathy Sagan, calls every Thursday morning, and we talk about what I’ve written so far.  This is so helpful to me, and I truly admire Kathy’s ability to see the project objectively.  I’m blessed to work with her.

The weekend is coming up.  Beyond shopping for groceries–Simply Filling requires more actual cooking and thus regular trips to the supermarket.  

I hope to blog tomorrow, but in case I don’t, have a good one. 

30 comments to “Good news at Weight Watchers”

  1. Diane Sallans
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Wow – excellent progress! Being healthy is the best goal – and a well-balanced nutritional diet is the best way to get there.



  2. Mary Hostak
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 7:51 pm · Link

    Good for you to keep at Weight Watchers! The older we get the harder it is to lose weight. My husband loves peanut butter and last year he was on a very low fat diet and really missed peanut butter.. We found a couple of peanut powders that you can add water to and it makes a decent creamy peanut butter. Jif has one that we found at Fred Meyer and there is one called PB Fit that we buy at Sams. The Jif peanut powder has 2 grams of fat, 4 grams of Carbohydrate, 2 grams of Fiber, 1 gram of sugars and 8 grams of protein.

    I love your books. I’m patiently waiting for the next one!

    Mary



  3. Debra Wright
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 7:58 pm · Link

    Congratulations Linda! 4 lbs is awesome! I’m trying to lose too, but when you live in Phoenix Az in the summer, you don’t have any inclination to do anything! Have a great weekend!



  4. Terri S
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 7:59 pm · Link

    I also think peanut butter in moderation is fine. It is definitely filling…and tasty. Lol. Can’t wait to read your Civil War book.



  5. Sharon Sovereign
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Congratulations! Very good progress.



  6. Patricia Taylor
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I’m at a plateau. Need to change up something but not sure what. Looking forward to the new book. Love the Civil War period.



  7. Virginia Horton
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. I haven’t been keeping up with my exercise this summer, I love taking walks but its just been to hot for that. I have road my bike some but not enough and I can tell because I don’t feel as good when I don’t exercise. I was sick this past weekend and only got what I had to do done. I think I may have some gallbladder issues going on. Going to the doctor tomorrow. We have been having to mow our lawn about evey 4 to 5 days here with all the rain going on it is growing faster then I can keep up with.



  8. Marge Dominic
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:49 pm · Link

    YEA! Wow 4.2 lbs that is really great. Too bad about that Peanut Butter because I love peanut butter on rice cakes. Great snack.
    Keep up the good work, even the writing. Looking forward to the new series “North of Eden”



  9. Teresa W
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Awesome Linda! You go girl, We are both victorious this week, I lost the same…in spite of my visit to Olive Garden where they already added their pumpkin cheesecake to their desert menu. Oh my! It is something I wait all year for! Yummmmmmyyyyy!
    Pumpkin cheesecake has to be at the top of the power foods list…right?!?



  10. Teresa W
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Awesome Linda! You go girl, We are both victorious this week, I lost the same…in spite of my visit to Olive Garden where they already added their pumpkin cheesecake to their desert menu. Oh my! It is something I wait all year for! Yummmmmmyyyyy!
    Pumpkin cheesecake has to be at the top of the power foods list…right?!?



  11. Debbie Bleege
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 9:16 pm · Link

    Good job on your weight loss. I am so proud of you. That’s what I need someone to give an incentive. Ever since I loss my job I’ve been a eating machine. Continue the good work. Can’t wait til your new book comes out. Have a good weekend and kiss those fur babies



  12. Cheryl Hoffmann
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 9:18 pm · Link

    You simply amaze me with all you do and continue to do. While I patiently sit by awaiting the next book from a few of my favorite authors.
    Congrats on the weight loss. My husband and I are trying to eat more healthy these days too. I love quilting, crocheting, gardening, playing with my grandkids.
    Enjoy the rest of summer and remember to breathe.
    Love and prayers from your admirer Cheryl.



  13. Leanna
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      · August 18th, 2016 at 10:20 pm · Link

    I love my exercise bike. I feel so good after I exercise. I like to read or play on the iPad. I do 2 hours everyday.



  14. Melaine Langi
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 12:35 am · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss Linda!



  15. Diana Eagen
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 1:02 am · Link

    Good job Linda, what a great feeling. Have a wonderful weekend. blessings.



  16. Deborah Rae Nelson
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 5:48 am · Link

    Congratulations on the WW progress.

    Ahhhh, peanut butter. Moderator in all things.



  17. Suzanne Mongan
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 9:37 am · Link

    That’s great about the weight loss. I’ve also lost weight, my total is 30 pounds since May 1st. You see I had a mild stroke on May 1st, and I got better from that, thankfully no lingering effects from the stroke, and I started taking walks every night after work. Also quit my snacking on sweets and junk food. then on June 4th, I had an attack of gall stones and spent a week in the hospital. So now I’m on a low fat diet, but I’m still taking my walks and I feel really good and healthy again. Now I’m just waiting to see when the gall bladder will come out. Really looking forward to the Civil War book. I love reading anything about the Civil War. keep up the good work.



  18. mary hutton
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 10:40 am · Link

    Hi Linda

    Congrats on the weight loss. Just wondering how much time you spend on the exercise bike? Just starting myself and don’t know what is a good amount of time for results and do you do it everyday ? Really enjoyed Once a Rancher. Waiting for the next one to be out. Keep up the good work with ww and hope i can enjoy the bike rides too THis is something for me as i am not an execise person but need to give it a try

    Have a great week Mary



  19. Lynn Hill
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 10:46 am · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. Any weight is an awesome achievement! Weight Watchers is a great program and so very easy to follow! Women our age just seem to have such a tough time loosing any weight which isn’t fair. Hang in there!!!



  20. Marilyn Fish
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 11:19 am · Link

    There is nothing like chunky peanut butter spread on a toasted whole grain English muffin. So yummy! I enjoy walking on my treadmill and using my elipticle stepper. I feel so good after I complete my workout even if it is a short one.



  21. Fran F
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 11:27 am · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss. As we age it gets harder and harder to take it off (but no trouble putting it on it seems). Keep up the good work. Happy weekend.



  22. Barbara
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 11:44 am · Link

    Can’t wait for the new civil war book. Congrats on the weight loss.



  23. Tammy
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Way to go on the weigh in! Peanut butter is my go to snack since it is so satisfying.
    I can not wait to read the North of Eden excerp. Will you be giving us a link in your blog?



  24. Lynn
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 3:47 pm · Link

    YAY you for weight loss!!! that’s okay on peanut butter, it’s still good for protein. sometimes that’s the only protein i can use, because of allergies. i have to watch the soy content also, so the natural is awesome…



  25. Nadine spradlin
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      · August 19th, 2016 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Congrats . on ww Have a GREAT weekend .



  26. Denise Dragonetti
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      · August 21st, 2016 at 11:47 pm · Link

    I am also dieting and trying to get healthier. I am 63 yrs old. I also ride my exercise bike and read while I ride. I have health issues like MS and heart problems and started riding only 2 miles a day and have worked my way up to 16 miles a day. Like you the exercise makes me feel good and puts me in a great mood.

    You are one of my favorite authors and always look forward to your new books. Keep up the good work with your diet and exercise.



  27. Judy Manning
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      · August 22nd, 2016 at 2:48 pm · Link

    I hate to be a party pooper but I have been reading your blog for a lot of years. You lose weight; you gain weight; you go on one program; you go on another program. You never seem to accomplish much weight loss. Do some research and you will find that yoyo dieting doesn’t work!



  28. Alberta Lichty
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      · August 22nd, 2016 at 2:49 pm · Link

    I hate to be a party pooper but I have been reading your blog for a lot of years. You lose weight; you gain weight; you go on one program; you go on another program. You never seem to accomplish much weight loss. Do some research and you will find that yoyo dieting doesn’t work!



  29. Lauri Claes
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      · August 27th, 2016 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Glad to hear that you are starting to lose weight. Proud of you. Hope your weekend goes well. Enjoy



  30. Elaine Key
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      · September 7th, 2016 at 2:23 pm · Link

    For some reason my replies have not been posting. I hope this one will post.

    Congratulations on losing 4.2 lbs. That’s fantastic! I saw Paula Deen on TV the other day and she stated she lost her weight through moderation.



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