How Stacking the Shelves works!
Hello everyone! It's that time of week again, that time to do an awesome "SHOW AND TELL" of the books I have been given, from authors, from publishers, I bought, borrowed, or received somehow, the library, a yard sale, or some way this past week! I LOVE showing books off like this! This is one of MY favorite posts to write!!
I also use THIS POST EACH WEEK to do somewhat of a wrap-up AND to post my NEW REVIEWS, NEW GIVEAWAYS, and whatever else I should bring to your attention!
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Yes, you are right! Last week there was NO POST! For the first time EVER I was unable to write my post! I started to get nauseous Thanksgiving evening. I would NOT allow myself to throw up. How I wish I did! I felt fine the next morning so I went to the gym like usual and did my swim class and swam my laps. THAT DID IT! I was DEAD! I got home and about died! I was in bed until the next Tuesday afternoon when I started to come around again! Finally! A total of four days IN BED! It was awful! On the other hand, it did help SPEED my weight loss journey! LOL! I have now lost a total of 30lbs! HOORAY!!!! I am SO happy! We have swimming at the Y to thank for that, as well as my choice of salads ONLY for dinner, corn flakes for breakfast, and a Fiber One bar in the middle of the day after swimming to get me home when as soon as I step in that door I am RAVENOUS! I dive bomb for that salad! I eat a HUGE salad with a little antibiotic free, free range chicken! Just a little bit for some protein. Swimming takes a LOT out of you! However, I can do in the pool what I can't do on land! I've always LOVED swimming, and this is just WONDERFUL for me! I LOVE it, too!!! This has been the BEST thing that has happened to me since I've gotten this neurological muscle disease, Stiff Person Syndrome!!! I can't say that it is helping with the muscle spasms because NOTHING helps with those, but the weight loss alone has helped me feel so MUCH BETTER! I feel lighter, my clothes are falling off of me, and I have a greater outlook on life! I just feel so much better about myself!!
Yes, my reading HAS SUFFERED! I apologize for that, but I'm trying the BEST I can! My GREATEST CHALLENGE has been finding the time to read because I am SO exhausted! My second challenge has been writing the reviews about the books I have read! I do apologize, I am trying HARD!!! I CAN tell you one thing for SURE!!! I will NEVER gain weight again! It's so HARD to take it off! But oh sooooo easy to put it on!! It sneaks on!!! Nasty HUGE thing!!! NEVER again! It's staying off forever!! I AM SOOOOO HAPPY, though! I will take 30lbs!!! That IS something to celebrate! I would like to take ANOTHER 30lbs off! Yes! In addition to what I have taken off, I could stand to lost another 30. It took me 3 months to lose 30, so that is 10lbs per month, or 2.5lbs per week. If I keep up my pace with the swimming, I should be able to do this!! By the end of February, beginning of March comes around, I should have that additional 30lbs off! Then that will make a total of 60lbs LOST! Wooooo-hooooo!!!! THAT will be time for a HUGE celebration!!! As it is now, I am having great difficulty with keeping my pants UP! LOL! I can't WAIT for another three months to pass by! I will be a happy camper!! Although, I have heard your last leg of your weight loss journey can be the hardest, but I am READY for it! I will swim my butt off it I have to! If I have to extend my time swimming, I WILL! (Honestly, I don't know HOW I could! I am SO exhausted by the time I get home! Some nights I can't even make sense! Ask my family and friends! LOL! Yes! I AM laughing as I write this! I've tried IM'ing people and I get questions like, "What?" LOL! Sorry friends and family! I'm laughing SO hard!) One night my husband asked me how to use the washing machine. I continued on with explaining to him how to use Instant Messaging on kik! LOL! He said, "What?" LOL! I had fallen asleep talking to him! When I am sleeping, I will say ANYTHING! It is SO funny! That is what happened! Anyway, it's working and I'm VERY happy! Let's move on!
When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz HERE!
NEW RELEASE THIS LAST WEEK - 11-29-16
The following are reviews I am writing and WILL be posted this week:
Chasing Shadows (South Shore #1) by Karen Harper
NEW RELEASE this last week on Tuesday, 11-29-16
The Story People by Heather M Kaufman
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen (Author of Water for Elephants)
BOOKS I RECEIVED FOR REVIEW THIS WEEK:
Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen - Release Date: 4-11-17
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick - Release Date: 5-9-17
All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg - Release Date: 5-2-17
Sonja is a DEAR friend of mine who I have known since before she was published! She wrote to me this week asking if I would review this, her NEW novel, Women's Fiction! I was ecstatic!!! Sonja, thank you!!!! I LOVE ya! LOVE your writing, and am flattered you asked me to review this for you! You NEW baby! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Everyone, I am not just saying this, but grab Sonja's other books. You will NOT be sorry! She has also written the following:
The Middle of Somewhere
Clever As A Fox, Animal Intelligence and What It Can Teach Us About Ourselves
(Yes, Sonja has a Ph.D! Learn MORE about this author HERE! at Goodreads!)
That is all for this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT week and a SAFE week as you are celebrating the holidays!! See you back here again next week!