#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Weight Watchers report and other stuff

Down about half a pound–which is good.  I’ve been “stuck” at the same weight for several months now and, I must confess, I tended to beat myself up about it.  Then I listened to a podcast on Tips of the Scale, episode #144.   The guest was Tulin Emre, who bills herself as the Plus Size Coach.  Well, she may be plus sized, but she’s totally fit.  Check out her photo Tips of the Scale.com if you don’t believe me.  :)  What impressed me about Tulin was her attitude; the woman has been through things that would break a lot of us, but she has turned all that adversity into a message that would inspire anyone.  Anyway, the point she made with me was that we’re all on a journey, whether it’s weight loss or anything else.  There’s no “Before” and “After”, only “Then” and “Now”.  We’re all in transition and it’s okay to move at our own place.  Since Tulin expresses the idea much better than I ever could, I recommend listening to the interview–no matter WHAT your struggle happens to be.

Now that the weather is so nice, I’m doing two laps around the pasture every day.  I hope to work up to longer walks later, but for the time being, I just want to move.  I’ve realized, thanks in part to Tulin, that my journey is just that–my journey.  Yours is probably different and guess what–we’re both doing just fine, thank you very much.



39 comments to “The Weight Watchers report and other stuff”

  1. Renae kinsey
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 7:41 pm · Link

    That makes sense! I am going to read that soon.

    I WILL be happy with myself
    I WILL be happy with myself

    Who am I fooling? LOL
    You continue to delight me with your writings. Love you

  2. Ruby Norwood
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 7:43 pm · Link

    I just love you Linda, I made my husband get up and read this, you are such a delight.

  3. theresa
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 8:10 pm · Link

    thanks for your words of wisdom!

  4. Marjorie Hawkins
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 8:16 pm · Link

    I have been going to the gym for over 1 and a half years now. I gave myself the membership for my 70th Birthday. I have a personal trainer one day a week and go on my own two more days. I have a weight problem and my Dr. said she wants me to concentrate on my cardio and weight training and let her worry about my weight. I’ve lost very little weight during this time, but I have so much more energy and refuse to give up. I had hip replacement surgery almost three months ago and I’m back in the gym three days a week. Don’t ever give up, Linda. Just do the best you can and enjoy every day you have. I love your books and have everyone you ever wrote. I’m looking forward to the third “Bliss County” book.

    • linda
        · April 23rd, 2015 at 9:31 pm · Link

      You totally rock! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Melaine
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 8:18 pm · Link

    Very inspiring, and thank you for sharing the information on Tulin.

  6. Leanna
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 8:48 pm · Link

    You have such a good attitude that is probably very important to be successful at weight loss.

  7. Gloria
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 8:50 pm · Link

    Good for you, Linda. Keep up the good work.

  8. Beverly Evanger
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:20 pm · Link

    i’m so proud of you.

  9. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:20 pm · Link

    What an inspiring blog post.

    Congratulations on your breakthrough–both you up weight loss and spiritual.

  10. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:23 pm · Link

    Oops! That auto-correct can really mess up a post.

    What an inspiring blog post.

    Congratulations on your breakthroughs–both your weight loss and spiritual.

  11. 70dlilly
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:23 pm · Link

    Hope you have better weather for walking than we are having in northeast Ohio. It has been trying to snow all day. Enough is enough! Just sayin’.

  12. Barbara Callihan
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:28 pm · Link

    Stay away from five foods: Orange Juice, Margarine,
    Artificial sweeteners, Wheat Bread, and Soy Milk.
    Guaranteed to lose weight!

  13. Patti
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 9:42 pm · Link

    This is just what I needed to hear to feel better about where I am now. Thanks!

  14. Roberta Giordano
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Fran F
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 10:06 pm · Link

    I love the idea of “then” and “now”, rather than before and after. It seems much more positive. Keep up the good work.

  16. Nanci S
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Moving is the key…
    “Motion is Lotion, Rest is Rust”….

    • Gloria
        · April 23rd, 2015 at 12:20 am · Link

      I like that.

    • linda
        · April 23rd, 2015 at 9:32 pm · Link

      Love it!

  17. Patti
      · April 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 pm · Link

    How FANTASTIC was that….. Great word from a Great person. I knew there was a reason I loved reading your books.
    keep. Up the Great work

  18. kelley Morrow
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 12:19 am · Link

    Good for you!!!!! Keep doing what you’re doing.

  19. Jo-Ann Baker
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 6:38 am · Link

    Its not what you weight its how you look in your clothes. If you feel fit an good in your clothes who cares what anyone else says ! Alls good you look good !
    Have a great week :)

  20. kathy parsons
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 8:02 am · Link

    hey linda well maybe u can give me the kick n the pants I need,I live on a nice street and there r always walkers and so I decide to walk and not the whole street just from my house to the end of the street stop sign is 1/4 mile so then back to my house is half and then if I do it again it is a mile, well I have been trying to get myself to do it and I do sometimes and then other times i talk myself right out of it, I am over weight and it isn’t good for me so I am trying to eat better but i need the exercise too, I had thought about when i see a walker to ask them if we can walk together but I thought they might think I am weird, we just moved to this house in sept and it is a great neighborhood, so what do u think can u give me that kick I need so badly..?? lol I can’t believe i am asking u to kick me in my big butt but it is a target u won’t miss for sure…lol sending love hugs and prayers always, xoxoxoxxox :wink: :wink:

  21. Gina Baker
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 8:29 am · Link

    Great message. Thank you for that.

  22. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 9:01 am · Link

    Glad you have a good place to walk outdoors, to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Just be careful where you step!

  23. Lois Rotella
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 9:28 am · Link

    That is good advice. Keep up the good work.

  24. Sam (@TipsOfTheScale)
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 10:17 am · Link

    This is fantastic to read. I’m glad to hear the perspective shift.

    You’re moving, you’re progressing, you can enjoy your journey!

    (I’m going to bring Tulin here to see this.)

    Host of the TipsOfTheScale podcast

  25. Sam (@TipsOfTheScale)
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 10:34 am · Link

    And here’s the podcast episode link with Tulin for anyone interested:


  26. Donna Brant
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 10:35 am · Link

    What a great attitude! Also good thoughts for self-help. We are all on a journey every minute of every date.

  27. Ellen Jewell
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 11:53 am · Link

    The term “use it or lose it” could also be “use it and lose it”. :)

  28. tammy carter
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 12:08 pm · Link

    Way to go Linda!

  29. carole
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 12:26 pm · Link

    good job! have a wonderful weekend!

  30. April Mc Vey
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 2:14 pm · Link

    I have been power walking for years but have just decided to do interval minute runs while walking. I have always been afraid of my ankels turning but want to get off this plateu I am on!!

    Thank you for your little blogs. I really look forward to reading them!!

  31. Linda Wilson
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 5:23 pm · Link

    That is great. Wish the weather was nice here, cool again

  32. Peggy Casey
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 6:36 pm · Link

    Congrats for making the scale numbers move. I have been up and down so much this weekend I feel like I should have the word YoYo tattooed on me somewhere! Enjoy your walks! I hope to get my old arthritic dog Lucy out walking with me to get both of us moving. I am so excited for this weekend… we are heading to Lewiston for family weekend with my son at Lewis and Clark State College. Although we are not participating in the fun run, there will be plenty of walking for the art show and car show, and if the weather holds out a few baseball games! It will be so much fun to celebrate his college life with him!

  33. Ida C.
      · April 23rd, 2015 at 9:17 pm · Link

    Thanks for that message today Linda. I think I needed to hear that, it is my journey, not anyone elses and how I travel is entirely up to me, as long as I am moving!! Have a wonderful time on your walks. We had snow again this morning and could have more tonite. Our police force posted a notice wanting Mother Nature for distributing white powder everywhere!! That was my chuckle this morning. Happy evening and journey everyone. :-?

  34. Coach Tulin
      · April 24th, 2015 at 9:57 am · Link

    Thank you for the wonderful post. It is a journey without a destination. I love to say, “We are not a before, we are not an after, we are forever a work in progress”… we grow in so many ways. When we focus on the scale, we get tunnel vision and can miss all the amazing non-scale victories that are happening around us. The ones that have to happen before the scale moves. I truly believe, when we focus on health gains the weight loss will follow. I have the honor of witnessing this on a daily basis with those I work with directly and indirectly.

    Thank you again, this post means a lot. I wish you the very best on your journey!

  35. bn100
      · April 24th, 2015 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Good luck

  36. Valdi M
      · April 26th, 2015 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

    I thought I could. Down 100 pounds.

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