#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

It seems to me….

That some of you are being too hard on yourselves.  :)  It took me forever and the proverbial day to start exercising–I’d been on the Food Lovers plan for three full weeks before I began riding my exercise bike, and I just started my strength training routine last night.  I’m aware of the benefits now, so that’s why I’m raving.  Trust me, procrastination is one of my biggest challenges, in every part of life.  I love to DO, but I’m not quite so wild about STARTING.  :)  I had to order a special bike seat, too, because, even with pillows and towels, that sucker on there now hurts my you-know-what.

Do what you can do, when you can do it, and you’ll be all right.  And don’t beat yourself up–the world will do enough of that–be on your own side.

Today’s food discovery: cooking meatloaf (or any kind of casserole) in muffin tins provides automatic portion control.  YES! 

I’m off to work on the book–I will be finishing soon and I want to spend next week and possibly the week after that throwing out junk and clearing away clutter.

Be strong, and believe.  Maybe you haven’t been on your own side, but God has, from the beginning.

14 comments to “It seems to me….”

  1. Beverly George
      · February 5th, 2013 at 1:07 pm · Link

    You inspire ME!!! :)

  2. Hilda
      · February 5th, 2013 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Oh my gosh, you were talking right at ME! Thanks for that, Linda. I haven’t commented lately because I do feel guilty for not doing what I want to do. A combination of laziness and busy-ness, at least I can say I’ve got enough demands on my free time that it’s not easy to set aside time for myself. Thank you for keeping us uplifted! I can only hope that we, your fans, do our part to life you up, too! God is good and merciful – and let’s not forget patient and forgiving!

    • Hilda
        · February 5th, 2013 at 1:18 pm · Link

      “Lift” you up, I mean… Note to Self: Proofread.

  3. Sherry Wallace
      · February 5th, 2013 at 1:21 pm · Link

    You are right about God being on our side – such a comfort to know :-). The part about doing is so true, but it’s the starting part – HA!! Thanks for all your encouragement!
    I’m getting confused about upcoming books…after Big Sky Summer is Big Sky Wedding? Then what? Looking forward to all, tho :-)

  4. Kathleen O
      · February 5th, 2013 at 1:25 pm · Link

    It is hard taking those first steps.. But right now I have so much on my “plate” that is hard to find the motivation. But I am trying to eat right… :wink:

  5. Angie B
      · February 5th, 2013 at 1:54 pm · Link

    I have recently gone back on Weight Watchers. It really works for me, and everytime I lose the weight, I gain more, eventually go back on the plan and lose it again! My thought process through losing the weight is: I may not be where I want to be, but I’m smaller than I was a week ago! :wink:
    I have been back on the program now for 5 weeks as of tomorrow, and I have been successful with losing weight. Now, I’ve got to get motivated to exercise too! That’s really a tough one for me.

    • linda
        · February 6th, 2013 at 12:23 pm · Link

      I love Weight Watchers–it’s a good, healthy program and I still use many of the tools I learned there. I just hate going to meetings, because my schedule is so hectic already, and I don’t need another place to be!

      • Angie B
          · February 6th, 2013 at 6:44 pm · Link

        I hear ya! I do the online program. I am very familiar with the program, but I also just don’t have time to carve out of my day for meetings. Doing the program online, I’m able to keep track of my points, find recipes, convert recipes, etc. Today was my 5 week mark and I’ve lost 14 pounds so far!!!!! Now, I just need to get the exercise incorporated :lol:

      · February 5th, 2013 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Linda, reading your blog everyday just lifts me up & to keep doing what I do each day to lose my weight. It has been a year since I started really losing my weight and I have lost over 40 pounds. I walk a route of 3 miles in the morning & 2 miles in the evening for 4 days a week. The other 3 days I either walk the 3 or 2 mile route. then I am eating small portion of my meals. I means I have cut way down on eating and also given up sugar for sweeten. I feel really good about myself and sure have the energy. I am now able to wear blue jeans again which my kids thinks is great. And every time i see my exhusband he has made remarks about how good I look. I just think to myself see what you are missing.

    Just keep up the diel plan along with your bike and you will fell good about yourself. I can’t wait for your new book to get out. have a good day.

    • linda
        · February 6th, 2013 at 12:22 pm · Link

      You go, girl! You’re an inspiration!

  7. Vickie Nogle
      · February 5th, 2013 at 4:49 pm · Link

    I had a bad attitude about reading because I work in an office and that is what I do all day long so I didn’t even want to consider recreational reading. However, I had some life changing events, went on vacation, and picked up a book to try out the concept. The book I picked up was out of the Creed Series “Creed’s Honor.” I have been reading since, in fact I have become an addict to reading as “My Time” for reading is when I’m riding my exercise bike. For those who haven’t tried to do this, you should. I started out two times a week, then three, & now every day. In fact if I don’t ride & read I feed like my day isn’t complete. I am now an exercise & book junkie :mrgreen: . Neither reading nor exercising everyday was intentional it is just a part of my life as that was my mind set when I started almost two and half years ago. Thanks to you Linda for being a part of that even though you didn’t know it. You affect so many people in different ways that you probably aren’t even aware of it. My hat is off to you!

  8. Norma Stanforth
      · February 5th, 2013 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Linda i love reading your blog, and with the other people that respond, it is like we are one big family, which is really nice. We can all share and have love for each other through Jesus Christ our Lord. Besides find great books to read like the Montana Creeds, The McKettrick series, The Stone Creek series, The Mojo Sheephanks series, i haven’t got them all read but what i have they are great books.
    God bless each and everyone.
    Norma Stanforth :roll:

  9. Mary Stahlecker
      · February 6th, 2013 at 1:20 am · Link

    I like the idea of using muffin tins for meatloaf or any casserole for portion control. I did an appetizer recipe for a main meal. Came out great. Its called Butterflied Bayou Shrimp.
    Mary, Albany, NY

      · February 6th, 2013 at 11:21 am · Link

    Wow… I’ve really missed commenting on the blog these last couple of days. However, i have read it faithfully. I can’t tell you all how much i apperciate reading all your comments. It keeps me going and the encouragement flowing. I just finished Big Sky Rive and can i say LOVED IT. But then again i expected no different. I was a little disappointed to find out the next one isn’t coming out til June!!!! What to do??? Solution…. I will re-read yet again my favorites!!!! I hope everyone has a blessed day. I have lost 4 and a half pounds eating right and walking on my treadmill everyday so im on a really great healthkick!!!

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