Thursday, October 1, 2015

Writing/Weight - Why Wait?

Okay, writing and weight, what do they have to do with each other? For me, as a writer, I sit a lot. It’s hard to stand and write. Sitting (along with a lot of other things) creates weight gain and I have done plenty of that lately. Of course, then the self-loathing and beating myself up comes into play. Why did you get so lazy, Lynn? Why didn’t you keep that weight off? Why did you eat that cookie? Why, why, why… and well, anyone out there that deals with this, knows exactly what I’m talking about.

I debated for a while to purchase a Garmin Vivofit, but since they were on sale and the cheapest I’ve seen these tools, I decided to get one… however, I may return it (although it has made me move more) just because the universe works in mysterious ways (which I just love) and a few days later a friend sent me her niece’s newsletter: Wise Girl Daily and you can find it at: There was something in her post that caught my attention… about weight and it led me to The Susceptibility Quiz and to this woman: Susan Pierce Thompson, Ph.D.
I don’t normally blab on about things (hey, wait until I finish because I know what you're thinking...) that I don’t know much about and in this case, Susan Pierce Thompson. But what I’ve discovered… the little I’ve discovered has already changed my life and my thinking.
If my friend (thanks, Leslie) hadn’t shared with me, then I’d still be lost… would still feel hopeless and so I had to share with anyone who might read this.
So, why wait if you want to do something about your weight? And why wait if you want to do something with your writing? I’m doing both. YAY for me.


  1. Glad to see such enthusiasm! I need some too!

  2. I started watching the video, but didn't realize it was so long. I'll go back to it later. Thanks for this! Definitely going to go back when I have more time.

  3. I needed that kick in the too-tight pants. You are my inspiration.

  4. I'm going to have to gather the gumption to watch the video. I'm an 8 as well. Yikes!

  5. I have a Vivofit Garmin and love it. Even though I know it's not 100% accurate it is a true motivator. I look at the number of steps and think "Yikes!". Then I get up and least for a while.

    My eating habits are a continual struggle. Anne Lamott writes about her sugar addiction and that really resonated with me. Sugar is more addictive than any drug could ever be. Sadly, it's not just a diet anymore. It's changing eating habits forever. Sigh...

    Critter Alley

  6. Have been meaning to watch this. I need all the help I can get. YAY for you is right!


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