LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community MONDAY OVER...COLD, WET & SNOW AROUND THE COUNTRY My Monday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Snow around the country....would like it settling here...a good excuse to stay home.... Mon, 23 May 2016 06:53:46 EST SO NOT IMPRESSED WITH SPARKPAGE CHANGE I am truly NOT impressed with the changes that SparkPeople have made to my spark page.... <BR> <BR> I have some amazing people that i chat to on spark however I am seriously considering not being on here anymore.... <BR> Thats how much I dislike the changes they have made....AND...all without notification..... <BR> <BR> NOT A HAPPY SPARKER AT ALL Sun, 22 May 2016 01:16:14 EST HUMP DAY OVER....OFF TO BYES My hump day is over and i am off to byes.... <BR> A cold wet day today....winter is upon <BR> <BR> am off to a warm byes and some sleep.... <BR> Later... <BR> Night Wed, 18 May 2016 07:15:47 EST MONDAY MONDAY OVER... It is cold and wet here tonight....was quite nice earlier however not hoping that it clears overnight.... <BR> <BR> I thank all the clovers who sent me such lovely thoughts and goodies for my day in the clover spotlight.... <BR> Your love is much appreciated.... <BR> <BR> I have been MIA from the team the last 3 weeks as there has been so so much going on in my world......apologies my friends.... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:20:47 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.....2/3RDS OVER Yesterday was awesome with the graduations..... <BR> great to see my kids looking so grown up and moving on to other places and spaces in their lives.....some of them though are staying here and continuing with more study..... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning...yay....great to see all the peeps.... <BR> <BR> Not at all very warm here going to start the fire...had it going before going to church this morning but obviously it burnt out.... Sat, 14 May 2016 22:23:25 EST WOW....ANOTHER WEEK OVER.... My Friday of another week is over.....OMGosh.... <BR> <BR> Went to WW today and had lost shocked after the week of busy that i have had....certainly is motivation to achieve another loss next week..... <BR> <BR> Have graduation tomorrow....double ceremonies.... a long day but all good.... Fri, 13 May 2016 06:35:06 EST EXCITING DAY.... Today was quite an exciting day.... <BR> Was quite busy as i didn't know when the mum and babe were going to be let got on with my day and just tiook things as they came which made for an exciting day.... <BR> Took Mum and bub home early praying that he settles well now that he is home.... <BR> Have a busy day all day tomorrow with a meeting from 10am to 3.30pm....however Mum & bub have to come to town for Bub to have a couple of tests so that will get them out... Wed, 11 May 2016 05:04:59 EST A WHILE SINCE I HAVE BLOGGED..... Didn't realise how long it has been since I wrote a blog.... <BR> A lot has happened.... <BR> <BR> had a great time in sydney even thought it was only 4 days...nice to see the boys and to spend some time with them and their dad..... <BR> :Looking forward to my next trip in August for the oldest ones 5th birthday.... <BR> <BR> Arrives back a week ago yesterday...Saturday......and baby was born on thursday night..... <BR> Wow...what a whirlwind week......the renovations at their house were no... Sun, 8 May 2016 03:00:07 EST OFF TO SYDNEY IN THE MORNING Am off in the morning....soooo looking forward to getting there.... <BR> Bout a couple of little gifts today for the boys... <BR> <BR> My husband and son did really well yesterday at my daughters place...they got the passage gibbed....and the ceiling done as well.... <BR> My SIL needs to get busy now and get it sorted..... <BR> My daughter half sister went out there today and the gib stopping done in the of my sons friend who helped on saturday went out also to d... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:58:41 EST MY SATURDAY OVER....NIGHT Am heading off to byes.... <BR> Got quite a bit done least the place got luxed out and the glass cleaned..... <BR> hubby was out at my daughters most of the day....I was out there for a bit...did a Pizza run for them.... <BR> 3 of them worked well....I think the painting in babys room is done except my daughter has the windows to do.... <BR> Their room ios half finished and the hall is also half done... <BR> my son is talking about going out tomorrow as well and finishing it off s... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:25:58 EST FRIDAY OVER My friday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Long weekend for us here as it is ANZAC day on Monday.... <BR> Looking forward to a chill weekend before flying to Sydney on tuesday Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:02:01 EST THURSDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Am off to byes my has been a full on day.... <BR> Not only have I spent moist of the day with students but also have a cafe that needs some of my attention....a staff member isn't working well...all good....just ned to get through the next 3 months then my daughter will be back on deck and things will work as they need to.... <BR> <BR> I am sure things will settle...just need to have the last staff member come under authority which she is struggling with....all good.... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:03:24 EST END OF HUMP DAY My Hump day is time.... <BR> Had a great day... I am now officially allowed to be at the Polytech once a week....yay....have been there since beginning of the year however my board has now approved it....they are often a little behind what God and I are up <BR> <BR> Weather today was quite nice however need to get my eating sorted.....i know what i need to do however am chained to the food..... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:30:44 EST TUESDAY ALMOST OVER I am struggling with how fast the days are flying by....UGH.... <BR> I really am not keeping up with them at all.... <BR> Today was a nicish day weather wise....warmish for part of it however now i have the fire on as it has cooled down a lot..... <BR> Tomorrow is supposed to be a lovely day.... <BR> <BR> I have an appointment with the surgeon in the morning then I have a meeting with my colleague & supervisor.......I am praying that i will be given permission from my board to hand out a few... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:17:20 EST HUMP DAY OVER My hump day is over and I am heading to byes for an early night.... <BR> Had a busy day today and want to continue reading my book so bed is a great place to relax and do that.... <BR> <BR> Have set myself a 6 week challenge to stay on track and lose some kg's....yay... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:57:08 EST MONDAY OVER...CONFERENCE AWESOME Am back hom,e again...the conference was awesome... <BR> Darlene Zschech was amazing and so was Leeanne <BR> Amazing women of god....could have listened to then for a lot longer.. <BR> <BR> was great to catchup with other folks that i have connected with at previous conferences.... <BR> Am looking forward to the next conference iin wellington in july... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:35:34 EST WOOHOO...CONFERENCE TOMORROW.... So looking forward to flying out in the looking forward to catching up with some friends and colleagues who are going to Wellington for the conference....yay... <BR> Catch you all when I get back... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 04:04:49 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER... My hump day is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> Have had a grat day and am so looking forward to the womens conference I am going to on friday.... <BR> is going to be amazing Wed, 6 Apr 2016 05:18:09 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.... Yesterday afternoon was an amazing afternoon and evening..... <BR> I couldn't believe how nice it was to reconnect with so many people that my kids dad and I had nice it was to see them and was soooo nice to reconnect with my kids aunts and uncles and also the cousins....has been a very long time since anyone has called me they were all pleased to see me.....amazing.... <BR> <BR> was an awesome celebration however his death still seems very surre... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 05:14:58 EST SATURDAY..... My Saturday is half just getting ready to go to a gathering to remember my kids dads life..... <BR> Will be a very interesting <BR> <BR> Didn't get much knitting done last night...our neighbours came over which was awesome.... <BR> She leaves in just over a weeks time to go to a new city and take up her new ministry so stoked for her.... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:32:01 EST THURSDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Had a lovely time with my daughter today...was really nice to be able to go meet her and have a bite to eat and just chill for a bit and chat.... <BR> <BR> Have started to knit a little jacket for baby....did the back and a front tonight....looking forward to seeing it finished....should have it done within the <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:09:35 EST HUMP DAY OVER My Hump day for this week is over.... <BR> My friend and I have just finished the War room Bible study....yay...thoroughly recomend it.... <BR> <BR> Am focusing on saturday....we have my kids Dads farewell....not sure I am looking forward to it.... <BR> My son rang me today and is stoked I am going...(My kids dad remarried 20 years ago).... all good...I can be there to support my kids and their half sister who came to see me supporting so many in this. <BR> Please pray that I hav... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:04:13 EST BACK HOME AGAIN Back home again after an awesome break.... <BR> I think this was the best break that hubby and I have ever had for an Easter Break.... <BR> We did absolutely nothing on Saturday...didn't even leave the motel..... <BR> Sunday was the local wine & food festival and yesterday we didn't do a lot either.... <BR> <BR> Am feeling really good ....long may it last.... <BR> off to byes.... <BR> Later <BR> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:56:08 EST HAPPY EASTER Wishing everyone a Happy easter.... <BR> <BR> we are heading away after our church srvice this morning.... <BR> Will be back next week sometime.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:57:26 EST HUMP DAY OVER... Only one day to go and then it is Good friday.... <BR> Talked to my son briefly today....he is very quiet....I will drop his easter bits off to him tomorrow..... <BR> <BR> my daughter and SIL are away to our countries capitol for easter.....will do them good to get away... <BR> <BR> Hubby and I are going away after we do a good Friday service on so looking forward to doing nothing for a few days.... <BR> <BR> We are having a gathering the weekend after easter for my Kids Dad ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:58:33 EST MONDAY OVER My Monday is over.... <BR> The holiday we had today was our local anniversary day for our province.... <BR> Was a beautiful sunny day here today...rather warm so was nice for a holiday,... I am sure those not working today enjoyed their day off..... <BR> <BR> My youngest 2 kids Dads death notice was in todays paper has been a difficult day... <BR> <BR> <BR> Am heading off to byes..... <BR> Night <BR> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 05:05:26 EST SUNDAY OVER AS WELL.... Our Sunday is is a holiday here tomorrow however there will be some places open and others not....a realy <BR> <BR> thanksyou all for your hugs and prayers..... <BR> <BR> My daughter is really taking this hard however i am sure she will get through it all.... <BR> I still haven't heard from my son however with it being easter next weekend will most likely catchup with him before then..... <BR> <BR> Our weather here today was amazing...28 degC and it was overcast ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:28:24 EST SATURDAY OVER My saturday is over.... <BR> <BR> Fashion show was awesome... <BR> Was on again last night and tonight.... <BR> <BR> A little overshadowed by the death of the kids dad.....all good....we will get there... <BR> My daughter has kept in touch and i guess I will catch up wih my son sometime.... <BR> <BR> Prayers would be appreciated Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:25:46 EST OFF TO FASHION SHOW TONIGHT Am off to the Emerging designers fashion Show tonight with my is part og ID Fashion week here in the city,..... <BR> <BR> My daughters half sister is showing some designs at it so we are going to support her and the amazing things she is doing.... <BR> <BR> We are off out for dinner in half an hour....a little early but that will be ok.... <BR> <BR> looking forward to it.... <BR> <BR> Later <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:10:05 EST A BIG WELCOME TO THE NEW WEEK The first day of my new week is over....what an awesome day i have had.... <BR> my days are always great was lunch with my daughter and my friend....awesoem... <BR> the staff are stepping up at the cafe and she is able to not be there so much however there is a bit more stepping up to do for them..... <BR> <BR> tomorrow I am back to my hand lady....woohoo....will be good to see her again.... <BR> <BR> Off to byes now.... <BR> Night <em>102</em> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:14:54 EST A NEW WEEK STARTS TOMORROW....WOOHOO Am quite pleased that a new week starts for me in the morning.... <BR> This past week hasn't been as I would ahve liked it from a food perspective.... <em>39</em> ..All good....sometimes that happens... <BR> HOWEVER...I find it happens a little too often.... <BR> Have been reading a book I have had for some years....Weighdown workshop diet...... <BR> Did the workshop many years ago and maintained my weightloss for 7 years mainly because I was running the course each week..... <BR> Then I la... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 04:25:15 EST WEATHER TURNED COLD...HAVE THE FIRE ON....LOL The heading says it all....brrrr <BR> Nevermind....we are a week into Autumn...... <BR> <BR> Had a great day today....lunch with a friend and just totally relaxed and chilled..... <BR> Have some catchup work to do tomorrow on campus but thats least i was notified of it today..... <BR> Have a sermon to write for the graduation service on it done...just need to put it on the computer and then print it out.... <BR> <BR> Heading off to byes.... <BR> Night <BR> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 04:02:53 EST SUNSHINE IN ABUNDANCE Have had days of lovely sunshine since I last blogged.....sat in it for about 3 hours yesterday.....woohoo.... <BR> Pastors regional was amazing...the guy who spoke was amazing with some really good stuff for us all.... <BR> Really enjoyed the day..... <BR> <BR> Church this morning was great and good to challenge the sheep going forward... <BR> Am off to night church...later Sat, 5 Mar 2016 22:25:02 EST COLD HERE TODAY....BRRRR It is cold here tonight and I am heading off to byes.... <BR> I have Pastors regionals tomorrow all day so it will be a long hoping I won't be missing the <BR> 1st March for me tomorrow.... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 04:41:22 EST THANKYOU ALL FOR THE WELCOME BACK.... Thanks everyone for the awesome welcome back.... <BR> Our weather this week has been really good however didn't get a lot of time to spend in the beautiful sun.... <BR> 'O' week is over and the students will hit reality on Monday with the start of lectures..... <BR> Have managed to connect with quite a few of them this week which has been great..... <BR> <BR> My new work plan/schedule has worked well this week although I have tweeked it a little.... <BR> with the lovely sun I decided to go t... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 23:53:54 EST RE-DONE WEIGHT GOALS.... Have re-done my weight ticker and i am doing this journey to get results.... <BR> I have set a goal and want to reach it by middle of june.... <BR> I can do this....just need to do it.... <BR> <BR> Trust everyone is doing well... <BR> Blessings.... <BR> Off to byes.... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 03:29:12 EST BACK HOME AGAIN.... Am back home again after an awesome holiday.... <BR> So awesome chilling in the sunshine and reading books....drinkies around 5pm and early nights....sleeping in in the mornings and just totally chilling...... <BR> <BR> getting back to reality now....I think.... <BR> orientation week half over and we will move on into the year.... <BR> The months keep flying.... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:25:29 EST DAY 25..... 1 MORE SLEEP....WOOHOO Mt food each day is still going well....yay... <BR> <BR> We have 1 more sleep than we are off on our holiday....the packing is done and we are pretty much all ready....couple more bags to go in the car.... <BR> See you all when I get back... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:33:58 EST DAY 24....2 SLEEPS TILL HOLIDAY... My day 24 has ended and I am off to byes.... <BR> Have 2 sleeps to go till we go on holiday......packed some bits tonight...hubby will pack the car tomorrow night....woohoo.... <BR> So looking forward to some warmer is cold & wet here today...I have the fire on..... <BR> <BR> Have just booked a 4 day trip to Sydney to see the boys.....looking forward to is not until the end of April but that won't take long to come around.... <BR> Sat down with hubby when he got home to... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:17:39 EST DAY 23 STILL DOING WELL.... Am just off to get day has gone well...a lovely lunch out with my friend and neighbour....some messages for my daughter ....had my hair done....great day.... <BR> <BR> 3 sleeps to go till holiday...woohoo Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:01:54 EST DAY 22....STILL GOING STRONG Have decided to continue a little longer with my daniel still doing well with my eating although tempted today.....interesting....I have done the last 21 days without even thinking about wavering and today i had moments of struggling yet stood ok.... <BR> <BR> The scales were up with morning which took me by surprise....figuring it could have only been the dried fruit that i had last night....will watch that in future.... <BR> <BR> Am tired so am heading off to bed..... <BR> Ea... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 04:09:30 EST DAY 21....WOOHOO.....AMAZING.... Today is day 21 for me.... <BR> I am struggling to believe how fast all of this time has gone.... <BR> I am just going to write the church newsletter for February.....thats really scarry.... <BR> The supermarkets I saw yesterday have Easter Eggs for sale......OMGosh...we have just had Christmas..... <BR> <BR> I am stoked with the fast i have just done and plan on keeping most of the food going forward.... <BR> I have lost 3.1kgs (6.8lbs) since starting it so it is a gerat jumpstart on my wei... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:05:02 EST DAY 20 DONE AND DUSTED.... My 21 day fast is almost 20 was today and it is donw and dusted.... <BR> That doesn't mean I am going to stop eating the way i have been for the last 21 going to stick with it for a longer time...... <BR> <BR> Had a lovely day today....took my son to the supermarket to get his bits and then we went for lunch which was really nice.... <BR> We have had a lot of classic and vintage cars in town for the last week and we have seen them all over the place as they have done... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:19:37 EST DAY 19 STARTED.....2016 IS CERTAINLY OUR YEAR... My day 19 is already sorting out what the way forward looks like after day 21.....woohoo....something I have never done before coming to the end of a fast....have always just delighted in hooking back into normal food and undoing all the good that had been achieved with the fast......not this time....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> saw my surgeon yesterday....he is totally frustrated with my finger and is not understanding how it can glue down so very quick..... <BR> I am not h... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:56:31 EST DAY 18....WOOHOO.... Day 18 is almost done.... <BR> As I was \writing the heading I was very aware where my head was flicking to.... <BR> " nearly ovre..can have all those goodies again"....OMGosh couldn't believe how easy it is to flick back into "stinking thinking." <BR> I very quickly pulled myself up and while there are some things that I will have I need to stick with this food for some time longer as I am just feeling too good to go back to how I felt before.... <BR> It is nice to feel human and ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:17:00 EST DAY 17 OVER AS WELL..... Day 17 of my fast is over....almost byes time for me..... <BR> <BR> Spent the day at the hospital that i have had all my surgery's in supporting my friends husband....he had day surgery today and she is out of town checking out her new job..... <BR> Was really nice to see everyone again and even nicer to not be the <BR> All went well for him and he is back home now....his daughters are looking after him however am keeping an eye on things till at least tomorrow or the n... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:17:34 EST DAY 16....DONE AND DUSTED day has been awesome today even though and early morning appointment was cancelled an hour good... it will be rescheduled sometime..... <BR> <BR> caught up with a friend I haven't seen in some time....was really nice just sitting for 31/2 hours just chatting and catching up......we did have a lovely lunch while we were out...but it was just so nice to have the time to have a proper catchup...... <BR> <BR> My neighbour is having day surgery tomorrow so has a... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 02:30:59 EST DAY 15 WELL ON THE WAY TO BEING COMPLETED Can't believe that my fast is at day 15 already.....the days have gone so fast..... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning and I am looking forward to our sheep having some different speakers while we are away for 3 weeks.... <BR> We have next sunday there and then we are away till almost the end of Feb....woohoo..... <BR> <BR> I am heading off to night church and looking forward to it to just sit and have some input.... <BR> Later Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:24:53 EST DAY 14....DONE & DUSTED It is hard to believe that I only have another 7 days to go on my fast.....I am enjoying the food I am eating and potentially will stay with most of it after my Fast is finished..... <BR> It is also helping me be consistent with my weight loss as well.... <BR> AND.... <BR> I am know that the quicker I lose the kilos the quicker my new clothes will fit me......woohoo.... <BR> Am so looking forward to getting into them....... <BR> <BR> Church in the morning.....looking forward to seeing our sh... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 04:18:35 EST DAY 13 ALMOST OVER....COLD & WET HERE I am stoked at how well the fast is going this time.....tells me it is totally God having me do this..... <BR> I am feeling so good....which is something I haven't felt in a long time.... <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Today the temp dropped from 21deg C at 8am to 6deg C by 10 am.....I have even put the fire on this afternoon....crazy....middle of summer.... <BR> WELL....maybe God is keeping all the good weather for when we go on holiday and we can have 3 weeks of it where we are ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 01:46:42 EST