#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Weekly Weight Watchers Report (And a few random remarks)

Good news on the Weight Watchers front: DOWN 2.4 pounds!  I achieved a certain personal benchmark and rewarded myself with a flashy ametrine necklace from Wonders of the World.  :)  I’ve owned the bling for a week or two, but refused to wear it until I met my mini-goal. 

Wendy, Jenni and I went to lunch at Red Robin after the WW meeting, and I enjoyed French onion soup and a Cobb salad.  Afterward, I stopped by Chico’s, one of my favorite stores, but for once, I didn’t see a single garment I couldn’t live without.  :)  (This is a rare phenomenon; I LOVE Chico’s!)  I did pick up some summer tops and a pair of pajamas at Macy’s, however.  My rule is, if clothes come in, clothes have to go out to make space.  Ditto books, and it wouldn’t hurt to weed out the craft supplies a little, too.

One of you recommended a book a few weeks ago called THREE SOULS, a novel written by Janie Chang.  Intrigued, I bought it during a recent visit to Target, and have just started.  It’s already got me hooked.  I’m listening to a mystery now, by Molly MacRae, called DYEING WISHES.  I enjoyed the first book in this haunted-yarn-shop series, LAST WOOL AND TESTAMENT, so I decided to read on and see what happens next.  The stories include cats, ghosts and wool–technically a craft supply.  What’s not to love?  :)

A while back I told you about my meditation pyramid, the nifty contraption I ordered on Etsy–I’m thrilled to say it was shipped today, so I’ll be able to experiment soon.  I’ll tell you all about the experience, of course.  

 

 

34 comments to “Weekly Weight Watchers Report (And a few random remarks)”

  1. Marcy Collins
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Linda, congratulations on reaching your mini-goal! The lunch and shopping afterward sounds like a great way to finish the day. Keep up the good work!



  2. Virginia Horton
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:40 pm · Link

    Congrats to you with the Weight Watchers and the pounds lost. I spent the day setting out a few tomatoe plants, love fresh tomatoes. I can’t wait to hear more about the pyramid thingy.



  3. Patricia Hann
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:45 pm · Link

    Great news concerning Weight Watchers. I am hoping the Spring it treating you well. And Happy Mothers day to you and your mom. You are fortunate to still have her in your life and your daughter is also fortunate you are there for her.



  4. Lois Rotella
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:51 pm · Link

    That is wonderful news.



  5. Leanna
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:54 pm · Link

    My family would love it if I got rid of a book each time I got a new one. That is not going yo happen. I love to reread my favorite books. I have several books written by you that I reread.



  6. Shirley Miller
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Linda,
    I like your rule about “something coming in” means “something must go out.” I’m not very successful in applying it, though. Every one of your books I’ve ever bought – and that’s most, if not all, of them – I still have.
    They’ve been some of my best friends for so long and I plan to read them all again!
    Congrats on the weight loss. You go, girl!
    Shirley



  7. Gloria
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss, Linda!!!! Keep up the good work.



  8. Norma Stanforth
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Congratulation Linda, on losing the 2.4 pounds so you could reward yourself with the necklace that you had already had bough. That is a great way of doing it buy something you really like but won’t wear it or use it until you get to the goal you want. I really appreciate all the prayers that people are saying for me. I am still in the nursing home and don’t know when i will get out.I have already been here for over a month. Blessings to all.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



    • Patti
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        · May 8th, 2014 at 6:07 am · Link

      I am sending out a prayer for you.



      • Norma Stanforth
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          · May 8th, 2014 at 8:32 pm · Link

        Thank you Patti, for the prayers they are greatly appreciated. Blessings to you.
        Norma



    • Jennifer L.
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        · May 8th, 2014 at 4:23 pm · Link

      I’m sending good thoughts and prayers your way.



      • Norma Stanforth
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          · May 8th, 2014 at 8:37 pm · Link

        Thank you Jennifer L, for the good thoughts and prayers, that means a lot to me being here in the nursing home and every one can always use prayers. Blessing to you
        Norma



    • linda
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        · May 8th, 2014 at 4:37 pm · Link

      Thinking of you daily, Norma. Expect a small surprise soon.



      • Norma Stanforth
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          · May 8th, 2014 at 8:52 pm · Link

        Thank you so very very much Linda, i got the surprise today. I love the bracelets i just love them i have three of them on i sure hope they work. God hand is so very special. Linda i can’t thank you enough for all of the things you sent me and for the thoughts and prayers. It means a lot when you are in a nursing home and you have people praying for you and then you get a special package and that really pick your spirit up. You made my day. Special blessings to you.
        Norma



  9. Pamela Devereux
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 10:36 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. It is never easy to lose weight. It is always fun to go shopping for new clothes. Glad to hear that you when in new buy clothes you get rid of some old ones. After watching the show Clean House, I kept up with that practice.

    So the weather has been so crazy that I never did my spring cleaning. The kids have all got their plane tickets. They will be hear in 3 weeks. I need to get going. This MOM is doing the happy dance!!!

    Have a great day Linda!!!



  10. Terri Shortell
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      · May 7th, 2014 at 11:09 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. Where the jewelry proudly. :lol: Can’t wait to hear about the pyramid once it gets in. Have a great night and enjoy your reading.



  11. Joanne Bitts
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:35 am · Link

    Congrats on reaching your goal. I have done WW on line but reached a plateau & got stuck. I’m working on loosing weight still. I too love CHICO’S but could never fit in their clothes. In March I broke down & visited CHICO’S & ended up buying about 6 new outfits. No more grabbing fists full of material those clothes are out for donation. Yea to us.



  12. Diane Vought
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:43 am · Link

    Thumbs up on your WW report – I
    knew you would have a good one
    this week! ;)



  13. Billiesue Sanders
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:57 am · Link

    Just to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.
    I spent today in the Smoky Mountains National Park.
    Weather is warm and beautiful.

    Billiesue



  14. DONNA
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 8:30 am · Link

    I love Red Robin! it’s always fun to buy new clothes. Happy Mother’s day.



  15. Andrea Lammly
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 8:32 am · Link

    Congratulations Linda! Always nice to treat yourself when you reach a goal.



  16. Brenda I.
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 8:58 am · Link

    Congratulations on Weight Watchers news!
    Have a good day!



  17. Ruby Norwood
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 9:20 am · Link

    Congrats on reaching your Mini-Goal Linda, so you could wear your new necklace. I will be waiting to hear about your experience with the meditation pyramid. I know it will be a good story. If I don’t talk with you guys anymore this week, hope all you mothers out their have a great Mother’s Day.



  18. midge watkins
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 11:13 am · Link

    You are doing so well on WW. I can’t seem to budge. I just
    wish I was capable of doing more exercise. My peas are up
    and so far, no rabbits chewing on them. Planted 2 rows of
    carrots for the horses and will do more. I want to visit
    Wonders of the World soon. I’ve been past it, but never when
    it was open. I love Chico’s, too. I get their flyer, but nothing
    has grabbed me either, so far. Everything I like, I would have
    to lose more weight to wear and look nice in it. It sounds like
    you are in my house with the cleaning out of closet and craft
    stuff. Love the weather! Take care and have more fun travels with Bernice.



  19. Marilyn Hurst
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I’ve always followed that rule on clothes and shoes,but the books are always hard! Hope you have a great week.



  20. Cecelia Kelsey
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:05 pm · Link

    I just finished a remarkable book called The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. This book was so interesting and a fascinating subject!



    • linda
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        · May 8th, 2014 at 4:39 pm · Link

      I’ve looked at that one and been intrigued. I will probably read it. I wrote an Orphan Train trilogy myself, some years back. Pocket Books will soon be rereleasing it.



      • Nadine Spradlin
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          · May 8th, 2014 at 9:12 pm · Link

        I really like the trilogy books will they be released one at a time are all together ?



  21. Rita Crofoot
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:33 pm · Link

    congrats, you seem to like that 2.4 lbs number have seen that often, that is an amazing loss. I am off to Wonders of the world today, I have been sick for a while,(flu) and this is my treat to get out of the house, sort of a mental health break.



  22. Debbie C
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Congratulations on WW. How wonderful that you treated yourself. I think we should all take time to treat ourselves to something.



  23. Nancy
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your latest WW loss! I’m working hard to do the same thing and haven’t had as much success, but, because your story has been so inspiring, I’m hanging in there! http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif



  24. Nancy
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Linda, on your weight loss this week. Your journey has been very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your weekly WW news with us!



  25. Deborah Nelson
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Congrats on your WW loss :-) Excellent!



  26. Jennifer L.
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      · May 8th, 2014 at 4:33 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your WW success! Enjoy your necklace – you’ve earned it. :)

    I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying Three Souls. It really interested me. I’m now planning to pick up Last Wool And Testament; it sounds like it has a winning combination to me. :)

    I hope that all the moms here in Parable have a blessed Mother’s Day! And that all of us have a wonderful weekend.



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