#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Weight Watchers Report and other news

Yesterday was Weight Watchers–and I said a prayer early in the day, asking to be grateful, whatever the scale said.  Good thing.  I was up 3.2 pounds–not surprising after a trip and a sprained ankle–but I got my answer, too.  I was and am grateful–because I found Weight Watchers in the first place, because I’ve lost a LOT of weight and kept it off, because the meeting was inspirational, and because I know what to do and how to do it.  I’m back on track and planning to stick with it, despite any ups and downs I may encounter.

Recently, while reading Christiane Northrup’s new book (she’s an M.D.), “Goddesses Don’t Age”, I came across a process called “Change me” prayers, and I’m impressed.  (No, I don’t think of myelf as a goddess.  Just granting some poetic license here.)  The reason these prayers work–in some cases, instantly–is pretty obvious: God always has a better idea.  So, “Dear God, please help me lose 5 pounds (or 50, or 150)” turns into, “Dear God, please change me into a person who eats wisely and maintains a healthy weight.”  The actual credit for the Change-Me idea goes to author Tosha Silver, whose new book is–wait for it–“Change Me Prayers.”  Now, I’m gonna tell you, Tosha is a free spirit, and some of you will probably think she’s a little ‘out there’.  Here’s the great thing, though: you can learn A LOT from her, because she’s one smart cookie and her writing is highly readable.  Classic case of, don’t-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater.  :)

On the blog front, I have some interesting developments in the works.  For one thing, I have a new Apple computer, and I should be able to post photos with no problem as soon as I make the switch, which will probably be next week.  For another, I’m going to be bringing on some guest bloggers.  Also, there will be more Q&A blogs, as you all seem to enjoy those.

Last but not least, I’m thrilled to announe that THE MARRIAGE SEASON debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list!  Yee-haw!!!  Largely because of all of you, of course.  Thank you SO MUCH.

Remember that the contest is running again, and if you comment, you’ll be entered.  Winners will be announced on Monday.

Now, it’s time for me to get to work.  :)

47 comments to “Weight Watchers Report and other news”

  1. Ann Bartholomew
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:02 pm · Link

    How great to be the first to reply! The Marriage Season IS a bestseller. After a trip I don’t think you should be too disappointed with WW.

  2. Gloria
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:07 pm · Link

    I like your attitude about the weight. Keep on keeping on.

  3. Linda Wilson
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    Loved the Marriage Season, couldn`t put it down. Looking forward to the Christmas one.

  4. Maria Sanchez
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    I loved the Marriage Season, but my question is? Will you be telling Tara’s story? Seems like she and the NEW VET could be a nice read!

    Please give us more Mojo!!!


  5. Diana E.
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    You go girl! You certainly have the right attitude. Those books sound interesting, I just might have to look into one or the other of them. Congratulations on The Marriage Season. Blessings.

  6. Carol Luciano
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:12 pm · Link

    Congrats on #3 on the Best Sellers list.Love the change with the prayers idea.
    Carol L

  7. Tia
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:17 pm · Link

    I hope your ankle is healing nicely and not giving you too much trouble. I have my copy of The Marriage Season right here and will be treating myself to spending some quiet time reading it.

  8. Lorelei Sawtelle
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Debuting at #3 on the NYT Best Sellers list is a Big Big deal. Many congratulations!

    Thank you for your continual reminders to be grateful!

  9. Tammy
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Just bought The Marriage Season! So excited to start it!

  10. Linda Ferrell
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Just keep up the good work and remember that at times you slide by the seat of your pants but will lose what you have gained.

  11. Dawn Roberts
      · June 4th, 2015 at 1:47 pm · Link

    Almost finished the Marriage Season. So far loving it!

  12. Dotty Weis
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Can’t help but love all your books

  13. Juanita Rice
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Reading Marriage Season right now and enjoying it! :)

    • Juanita Rice
        · June 4th, 2015 at 2:14 pm · Link

      PS: Congrats on its success. :)

  14. Linda Romine
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the debut! :)

  15. margy hawkins
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:43 pm · Link

    I’m reading The Marriage Season right now!! Love all of your books!! Great news about Weight Watchers!! It could have been worse, right?? Can you share what book will becoming next?

  16. Sharon Rackham
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Dear Linda,

    How’s the ankle? I hope that you are healing nicely.

    I love to read your blog it is very enlightening and informative but you are such a good writer.

    Cheers ,

    Sharon Rackham

  17. Rita Crofoot
      · June 4th, 2015 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Hey Linda, loved your post today, like it was meant for me.
    #1 just got back into weightwatchers, but have to do the on line version, but I love it, I guess I need the accountability.
    #2 I am reading C Northrup book, and It is so helpful.
    #3 looking forward to the new Marriage season.
    #4 Will keep an open mind and check out Tosha Silver.
    Your interest seem to be mine very often.

    Our Spokane weather looks to be mighty warm this weekend, stay cool

  18. Ruby Norwood
      · June 4th, 2015 at 3:20 pm · Link

    I love your attitude you have on your W.W. you will probably have it off by next Wednesday. I am not surprise about The Marriage Season debut at #3 it is a good book, just about through with mine. Love it !!

  19. Lois Rotella
      · June 4th, 2015 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I just got the book . Looking forward to readING it.

  20. Leanna
      · June 4th, 2015 at 4:34 pm · Link

    You are doing great with WW. By going every week you know where you are and then you haven’t gained 20 pounds because you have not gotten on a scale for awhile. My copy of the Marriage Season should arrive soon. Looking forward to reading it.

  21. Melaine
      · June 4th, 2015 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Graduations on The Marriage Season debuting at #3 on the NY Times best seller’s list. I had pre-ordered it, received it a week or so ago, have read it and loved it!

  22. Allison Payne
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:22 pm · Link

    You have done great with your weight loss journey. I also go to
    WWs and have definitely had my ups and down. P.S…loving your new book.

  23. Jo-Ann Baker
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:27 pm · Link

    My sister an niece are in weight watchers and they love it. Between the 2 of them they’ve lost over 100 lbs. Which is wonderful.
    They walk the dogs everyday ,twice aday.
    Have a great day!

  24. Wanda beach
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:35 pm · Link

    Great Great news all around, and I’m reading your Marriage Season right now so I can understand why it’s #3. It’s awesome thank you!!!

  25. Valdi M
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Way to go.I always enjoy your books. No surprise that you were on the best seller list. AGAIN..

  26. Virginia H
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Sounds like everything is going great for you and hang in there with the weight watchers its working for you. I know first hand about having a weight problem. I have been fighting them all my life. Right now I just try to exercise every day and try to maintain my weight where it is because if I loose any then I gain back more, so I do well just to maintain. I have been trying to walk two miles a day but today it was lawn mowing day and I do push mow the lawn and today I done the weed eating so I guess that is pretty good exercise.

  27. Dorothy Hilton
      · June 4th, 2015 at 5:57 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your book being #3. Glad you had a good time in Gettysburg.

  28. Sherry Wallace
      · June 4th, 2015 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Will the Marriage Season be a series?

  29. Mary Marcincin
      · June 4th, 2015 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I am sorry to hear about your ankle. Hopefully it won’t take too long to heal. I am new to your blog, but I have found them very interesting.

  30. therese lopez
      · June 4th, 2015 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the book being #3 that is fantastic!!! I can’t wait to read this book, I loved the first two books and I know this one is going to be awesome!!! Glad you had a great time on your vacation!!!

  31. Des
      · June 4th, 2015 at 7:22 pm · Link

    Love all your books Linda, the characters are easy to get to know, whether they are good or bad (mostly good!), and I always feel like I am there with them, sharing their joys and sorrows (mostly joys!), I never feel like I am on the “outside” looking in at them. Your books always make me feel welcome, whether I travel back in time with the story or in the present day, thank you so much.

  32. Diane Sallans
      · June 4th, 2015 at 8:23 pm · Link

    it’s great that you haven’t let those few pounds discourage you – I think you would have to almost expect it with the combo of vacation & hurting your ankle.

  33. Cheryl Morgan
      · June 4th, 2015 at 8:32 pm · Link

    Just got your new book today! I’m so excited. Summer is so hard to stay thinking about a diet. All the fruits and veggies in season will get you back on track. Brake for grandstands.

  34. Cheryl Morgan
      · June 4th, 2015 at 8:33 pm · Link

    Just got your new book today! I’m so excited. Summer is so hard to stay thinking about a diet. All the fruits and veggies in season will get you back on track. Brake for fruit stands.

  35. Roberta Giordano
      · June 4th, 2015 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Love your attitude about weight. Hope your ankle is all mended.

  36. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · June 4th, 2015 at 9:25 pm · Link

    The ups and downs are to be expected. You’ve got the skills now. No problem.

    And the heads up on prayer that changes the inner self is inspirational.

    “The Marriage Season” is my current #1. Just finished the Audible audiobook this morning. I didn’t want it to end. Jack Garrett’s narration is extraordinary.

  37. Patrice
      · June 4th, 2015 at 9:44 pm · Link

    I enjoyed a recent episode with Christine Northrup on Super Soul Sunday. I wish I’d know about her when I was having menopause issues. And I love the idea of “change-me prayers”. I will look her up. Thank you for the inspiration!

  38. carole
      · June 4th, 2015 at 10:12 pm · Link

    Congrats on both the weight loss and loved the Marriage
    Season, loved all three books! I can’t pick a favorite for they were good stories!

  39. Karen Dieffenbaugher
      · June 4th, 2015 at 11:04 pm · Link

    Sorry about the ankle and the weight gain…Recently I had surgery and gained 9 lbs during the recovery time…Now I am back to normal and have to get on the treadmill again..It is called procrastination… We shall see….

  40. Audrey Tollefson
      · June 5th, 2015 at 12:25 am · Link

    I enjoy your books ,. Would like to win. Thank you .

  41. judy
      · June 5th, 2015 at 8:19 am · Link

    Got all the marriages books now. Going to let a friend read them. She just had heart surgery and can not do much.

  42. Evelyn Baldwin
      · June 5th, 2015 at 9:18 am · Link

    Thank you for your inspiration! God Bless You! Love every book you write!

  43. Janet Zachary
      · June 5th, 2015 at 10:06 am · Link

    You are such an inspiration to me and to others. I just love the way you write. It is such a connection to me. I am getting ready to go on vacation this summer, and your books will be in my satchel for traveling and relaxation. Keep up the good work.

  44. Nadine spradlin
      · June 5th, 2015 at 10:39 am · Link

    Hope your ankle continues to get better. I really liked The Marriage Season , now I’m looking forward to spending Christmas in Mustang Creek. The only thing is Christmas is 6 months away .

  45. April Mc Vey
      · June 6th, 2015 at 10:31 am · Link

    Loved this book , so glad to see it is not a final issue!

  46. Dona Kutska
      · June 7th, 2015 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Love your books!

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