#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

The Weight Watchers Report :)

I’m down 1.8 pounds this week.  YES! 

I woke up VERY early this morning–3:30, to be exact–and I figured I might just as well make coffee, meditate, listen to the Daily Audio Bible podcast and write my morning pages, since I felt no real inclination to go back to sleep.  I did get a good night’s rest, though, and I’m tired now, but happily so.  I spent the afternoon playing with my art supplies, making ATCs (artist trading cards) and the like.  I’m having the best time painting various backgrounds with Luminere colors–as the name suggests, they seem to capture the light.  My favorite is a shade called Halo Pink Gold–it reminds me of the golds used to illuminate medieval manscripts, but I also love the Pearl Turquoise and Halo Violet Gold. 

I have two new books to use during my devotions, and they’re both excellent.  I’ll tell you more about them tomorrow.  (And I will definitely be giving out one or both in future contests here on the blog, so stay tuned.  :) )

Forgive me if I’m repeating myself, but I’m listening to a book called JESUS: A PILGRIMAGE, by James Martin, a Jesuit priest.  It’s very interesting, so far.  Again, I’ll probably have more to say later on.

On the gemstone front, I have a small story to tell.  When I got up this a.m., my right instep was giving me trouble.  So I taped a piece of malachite to the sore spot and put on socks, in order to keep the stone in place.  Here’s the great part: within fifteen minutes, the pain was gone.  I removed the malachite, rinsed it, and placed it in one of my pyramid boxes to recharge.  I’ve had this result using moss agate, one of my go-to stones, but it’s nice to know there are other good options, too.  (I got the idea to try malachite from a book I read on crystal healing–the author’s friend suffered a broken ankle and this lovely green mineral completely quelled the woman’s pain.  Alas, it was also a cautionary tale–the author said she left the stone in place too long and, since it was relatively small, it was drained of energy.  Although she carefully recharged the stone, it seems to have lost a lot of its power.  Hence, I made sure to remove mine after about an hour and cleanse it.)

Well, my friends, I’m very tired tonight, so I’m going to cut this blog a little short.

More tomorrow.


37 comments to “The Weight Watchers Report :)”

  1. Diane Vought
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your loss!

  2. Diane McCarthy
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Good job Linda. Weight watchers is a wonderful group to help people lose weight.

    I have a question for you regarding your gems. Is there one that helps with pain caused by a disease? My mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer a few months ago and she started chemo today. It was a long and tiring day for both of us. :)

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:19 pm · Link

      There are numerous healing stones–moss agate is wonderful, and so is emerald. (You don’t have to get the expensive stuff.) I would also try rose quartz, as its vibration is so gentle and loving. You’re in my prayers.

  3. Terri Shortell
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Glad to hear you got enough rest last night. The gemstone story was informative and plan to try it. Happy writing and reading. Goodnight and hopefully you sleep just as soundly tonight.

  4. Ruby Norwood
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss Linda. I have got to get me some of that malachite sounds like it works pretty good. Hope you rest good tonight and not wake up at 3:30 AM.

  5. Diane Sallans
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:19 pm · Link

    I’d love to see some pictures of your crafts & gemstones.

    • linda
        · April 9th, 2014 at 10:20 pm · Link

      Hang in. I’m working on it. :)

  6. Virginia Horton
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Your doing so well with your weight loss, congrats. I need to learn more about these healing stones. I have a lot of hip pain because it is wearing out. Maybe I need to get some malachite for it.

  7. Sherry Wallace
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:21 pm · Link

    I’ve seen that hour in the AM, but I was still awake not waking up – HA! How much more do you want to loose on WW? Congrats on staying with the program :)

  8. Alice Johnson
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:21 pm · Link

    The more I read your comments about the crystals & stones convinces me should get some of the books & try. I do have stones running out my ears! Have been collecting them since the early 70’s when lived in CO. Glad the malachite helped the pain. Am definitely going to try that on my right knee which had a total replacement a year ago in Feb. Still giving me lots of problems… I think the “crunching” when try to walk just makes it worse than it really is!!!

    Always enjoy your blog, even though do not always comment! BTW, have pre ordered “The Marriage Pact”, due out May 27, according to my info… from Amazon! Very anxious for this release :-P

  9. Debra
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:25 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss! Thanks for recommending healingcrystals.com. I was very pleased with their products and service.

  10. Patricia Drennen
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:40 pm · Link

    Enjoyed it as usual

  11. Judy Eagle
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Congratulations on both the weight loss and pain relief. It is always great when pain goes away.

    I also want to tell you how much I appreciate your dedication in writing so often. I am sure there must be a lot of times when it is a real challenge. :)

  12. Lorraine Pitts
      · April 9th, 2014 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Hope you get a good nights sleep, congratulations on the weight being down. Love your attitude.

  13. Gloria
      · April 9th, 2014 at 11:01 pm · Link

    I hate to admit to ignorance, but…what does BTW stand for? I’ve never been good at initials used like in the military and such. And, all this new stuff is beyond me.

    Keep up the good work, Linda! I had asked before if you were trying to lose a certain amount of weight, or just trying to be healthier, but you didn’t say, and since SherryNan asked, I thought I’d “re-ask”. :)

    I pray you sleep longer tonight, and get some good rest. I, too, know what SherryNan is talking about when she says she hasn’t gone to sleep, yet, at that time.

    Is anyone checking out Mars tonight? I actually was able to see it and it is bright. I couldn’t see it Tuesday night for the clouds.

    • Linda (Lindy) Park
        · April 9th, 2014 at 11:04 pm · Link

      It stands for By The Way.

      • Gloria
          · April 9th, 2014 at 11:08 pm · Link

        Thanks for the info. And, I didn’t see the weight loss till I got to the comment page. I kept asking myself…what weight loss?

    • Gloria
        · April 9th, 2014 at 11:13 pm · Link

      Linda, I went back and read Tuesday’s Blog and saw your comment. Thank you for the information. I’m going to look him up as soon as I get through here.

      I’ve heard hog wash and hog slop all my life, and I know what hog slop is, as I’ve “slopped the hogs” many a time, but what in the world is hog wash? I’ve always wondered, because where I came from we didn’t wash the hogs, even though, as I said, I’ve heard it said many times.

  14. Linda (Lindy) Park
      · April 9th, 2014 at 11:03 pm · Link

    Did you forget something? I didn’t actually SEE the Weight Watcher’s report. :-)

    • Linda (Lindy) Park
        · April 9th, 2014 at 11:05 pm · Link

      Oh duh! I now see it. Grats!!

  15. Joan Cox
      · April 9th, 2014 at 11:09 pm · Link

    I don’t know anything about the healing powers of gems. It is always interesting to hear about your experiences.

  16. Joyce M.
      · April 9th, 2014 at 11:54 pm · Link

    You are doing great.

  17. Lois Rotella
      · April 10th, 2014 at 6:40 am · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. That is interesting on the gem and pain. Learn something new each day.

  18. Marcy Collins
      · April 10th, 2014 at 7:03 am · Link

    Linda, again I am pleased you have success and am intrigued about the healing powers of stones and/or crystals. I look forward to hearing more about these! Have a great day!

  19. Marcy Collins
      · April 10th, 2014 at 7:17 am · Link

    Linda, I am remiss in not congratulating you on your WW success!! That is awesome and continue on the road to further success!

  20. Jo-Ann
      · April 10th, 2014 at 7:43 am · Link

    Nice job! Its so hard to loose weight. Weight watches does a good job helping. Have a good day and may the Sun be out to smile an you! :)

  21. Anita C
      · April 10th, 2014 at 7:56 am · Link

    Loving the weight loss for you! Vicariously, sadly, but I am trying to ‘release’ a few of the extra weight pounds that has blessed me over the years. I’ve heard that extra weight is actually a buffer or protection for sensitive people. With that in mind, I’m way too protected! :wink: I’m going to try the malachite for pain next time. I’ve heard hematite does this too, but as you said, when you use it, be sure to wash and recharge it. I recharge mine in both sunlight and during the full moon. Not sure if that is what you’re supposed to do, but it feels right for me. Have a good Thursday!

  22. judy
      · April 10th, 2014 at 8:43 am · Link

    Glad the gem helped. Have a good day.

  23. Marilyn Fish
      · April 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am · Link

    You have really peaked my curiosity about your stones and crystals. We have a store in Reno called Tags that sells a large variety of stones and crystals in many sizes. I am going to stop by and check it out.

  24. Marilyn Hurst
      · April 10th, 2014 at 11:27 am · Link

    Glad to hear that you are doing well, I’ve used my malachite when my ankle has acted up. I love to use my rose quartz as a focus when I meditate as well and I’m always caring tiger’s eye and amethyst around. I have these 3 AM sessions as well so I understand just getting up and going with the energy flow, I get a lot done that way. Hope you have a great week.

  25. Diana E.
      · April 10th, 2014 at 2:04 pm · Link

    Congratulations again this week Linda. Keep up the good work.
    I’ve been following Fr. James blog and was thinking about looking into his book. Maybe should make a trip to Barnes & Noble today.
    Hope your having a wonderful day. Blessings.

  26. Leanna
      · April 10th, 2014 at 3:20 pm · Link

    Good job on tge weightloss! I cannot believe you got up at 3:30am. I could not do that!

  27. Rita Crofoot
      · April 10th, 2014 at 3:33 pm · Link

    Ongoing congrats on the weight loss, I seem to be stuck so need to step up the effort., and you are indeed and early riser.

  28. Lea Williams
      · April 11th, 2014 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Great on the weight loss. I need to get back at it. Family been here visiting all week. Sorry to see them drive away today. They seemed to have a good time too. The kids all had a good time with their cousins that live next door. Most nights they slept out in a tent together. Your ATC sounds wonderful. Would love to see them.

  29. Barbara S
      · April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 am · Link

    I am interested in your stones. I ordered some bloodstones from ebay, from mycrystalallies, so am anxious for them to arrive as it is 2 A.M. and i woke up. Is there anything I need to do with them? also can you recommend a book, or do you have a previous writing that I missed that will give me the basics? thanks much, enjoy your columns and books.

  30. Eileen Tallach
      · April 12th, 2014 at 8:26 am · Link

    Aaaah the battle of the bulge. It’s a never ending one. My mother used to say it was because of the fact that women have 7 layers of skin and men only 5. Also because women traditionally cook and therefore can’t throw away leftovers. True? Possibly. Gotta run, Chao or is chow?!! lol

  31. Gloria
      · April 13th, 2014 at 12:34 am · Link

    It is Sunday morning, at 12:36 AM, and once again, I am concerned about you. I pray nothing is wrong with you, or any of your family, friends, or animals.

    Take care!

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