Thursday, July 28, 2016

Work in Progress: Me! - by Magdalena Scott



In an effort to rediscover my waistline, my weekday menu changed drastically this summer. I've also increased my daily walking mileage. I have lost a little, mostly where I wanted it to disappear. One of these days I might even find my hipbones.

I've also been working to wrap up my Serendipity, Indiana series. THE RING, Book #5, releases TODAY. Book #6 has a cover and is partly written, and #7 won't be far behind.

The great part about all this is that I love it. Healthy food tastes better to me now than high-calorie meals or desserts (yes! me, the girl who always liked the frosting better than the cake). I'd rather walk than do any other exercise, and I read somewhere that the best exercise to choose is the one that you'll do. And writing, while not always easy, is worth the groaning and hair-pulling. There's no feeling like re-reading a story and enjoying it.

If I'm lucky, I'll continue to be a work in progress. And I hope I'll be producing works-in-progress in the way of books for a very long time.

Is summer a good time for your works in progress? Do you have projects waiting for cooler weather?


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10 comments:

  1. I'm a WIP as well as my books. I've cut out sweets, and eating lots of fruits and veggies. Best wishes on your newest release!

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    1. Sounds as if we're on the same "page," Josie. ;)

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  2. I had no choice but to change the way I deal with food when 3 days before Christmas I found out I was diabetic. It has totally changed how I deal with food, and no all my craving did not suddenly go away. I immediately came home called my niece and had pack up all process and junk food in the house despite not being about to get in to see anyone until mid January. Now I am down 67 pounds and my last visit at the doctors my blood sugar was 5.7 from 8.1 with is very good. Do I wish I hadn't allowed things to get so bad, heck yes! But, you can't go back, you can only move forward. Keep making those good choices Magdelena!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Millie, what a major life change you have made! Your discipline is inspiring, and I wish you the best as you continue that road. GO YOU!

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  3. I had no choice but to change the way I deal with food when 3 days before Christmas I found out I was diabetic. It has totally changed how I deal with food, and no all my craving did not suddenly go away. I immediately came home called my niece and had pack up all process and junk food in the house despite not being about to get in to see anyone until mid January. Now I am down 67 pounds and my last visit at the doctors my blood sugar was 5.7 from 8.1 with is very good. Do I wish I hadn't allowed things to get so bad, heck yes! But, you can't go back, you can only move forward. Keep making those good choices Magdelena!

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  4. I had no choice but to change the way I deal with food when 3 days before Christmas I found out I was diabetic. It has totally changed how I deal with food, and no all my craving did not suddenly go away. I immediately came home called my niece and had pack up all process and junk food in the house despite not being about to get in to see anyone until mid January. Now I am down 67 pounds and my last visit at the doctors my blood sugar was 5.7 from 8.1 with is very good. Do I wish I hadn't allowed things to get so bad, heck yes! But, you can't go back, you can only move forward. Keep making those good choices Magdelena!

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  5. I enjoy walking, too. Sometimes I listen to podcasts and videos about writing, and sometimes I listen to my own for editing purposes, as I walk or ride my bike. I like to do short walks several times a day. Now that I'm writing full-time, it forget to get up and leave the desk for hours, so walking is important.

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    1. Sounds like you've got a great plan for staying fit while writing full-time, Grace!

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  6. I'm definitely a work in progress, Magdalena! Best wishes to you and congrats on the success you've had so far! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shanna. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who considers herself a walking construction zone. ;)

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