LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LYNMEINDERS LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ JUNE 2ND....2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938253 Well day 2 is almost at an end for me today.... <BR> I have done a lot better today than yesterday....kept my focus on achieving today and questioning myself when temptation crossed my path..... <BR> I am quite stoked with my progress today.... <BR> Maybe it is a result from giving people the right to challenge me and hold me accountable..... <BR> <BR> I also had coffee with my daughter today and I am seeing her look so so much smaller having lost over 30kgs and I am not wanting to get left ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 04:04:09 EST JUNE 1st 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937527 It is the 1st of June and we have a holiday today....the long weekend for us is called "Queens Birthday".... <BR> Really nice to have a long weekend although we went away last weekend instead of this weekend.... <BR> Having a chill weekend at home..... <BR> <BR> It is June 1st....this is the beginning of the 6th month of 2015 and none of my good intentions to stop gaining weight and get back to where I want to be have been achieved.... <BR> Am I annoyed with myself????.....YES..... <BR> Am I... Sun, 31 May 2015 22:41:03 EST SUNDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937116 My Sunday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> It has been an interesting day..... <BR> We were late getting to our church this morning....had someone hit us in the car this morning before we even got to the end of our road....it was icy and he didn't look as he pulled out of a side street and the ice didin't help us to stop.... <BR> Minumal damage...car still went and eventually we continued..... <BR> Now we start the hassle with police and insurance especially as the dude kept going and di... Sun, 31 May 2015 06:53:36 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY....WOOHOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936632 My sunday is just starting... <BR> I am heading to byes.... <BR> enjoy your saturday..... <BR> Later Sat, 30 May 2015 07:17:02 EST SATURDAY ....NEARLY HALF OVER.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936415 The days are just flying by....they are leaving me behind at time.....UGH <BR> <BR> My Saturday is half over....am chilling today and not feeling guilty at all.... <BR> Am guessing it is time to start preparing for my next surgery in 2 weeks time.... <BR> Maybe I will back some loaves today so that i know I have enough done for church while I will not be able to do any cooking or baking..... <BR> <BR> Guess I will also start maybe to prepare some meals..... <BR> <BR> All good....will still... Fri, 29 May 2015 18:59:06 EST FRIDAY OVER....OFF TO BYES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936075 My Friday is over...has been a full day with physio then meetings with people.... <BR> It is soooo not warm here today however am sure my byes will be nice & warm..... <BR> <BR> Have set myself some new goals and praying I achieve them.... <BR> Later Fri, 29 May 2015 05:48:18 EST THURSDAY THURSDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935323 My Thursday is nearly half over.... <BR> Am off to get ready to go to one of my halls for lunch and catchup with the students...... <BR> have to be back home by 2pm so that I hope will give me a quiet afternoon at home... <BR> Hoping to do some reflecting and start a way forward on this journey that i am not doing very well on at present.... <BR> <BR> am certainly on a "SEE FOOD" diet at present.....I see food and eat it..... <BR> <BR> Never mind....I am sure I can turn this around and sta... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:12 EST HUMP DAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934404 My hump day is here again.... <BR> <BR> Am off to byes and looking to start the day well <BR> <BR> Back later Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:03 EST THURSDAY....WOOHOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931558 Am off to physio..... <BR> SOOOOO looking forward to a weekend away.... <BR> Back next week.... Wed, 20 May 2015 17:52:20 EST HUMP DAY OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931197 My hump day is over and I am heading off to byes.... <BR> It has been a long day starting with a breakfast appointment at 8.30am and finally finishing at 5pm tonight..... <BR> <BR> Will be back tomorrow before hubby and i head away for the weekend.... <BR> Night Wed, 20 May 2015 06:11:48 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED...BED TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930609 My Tuesday is over.... <BR> All my stitches are out of my finger with the help of my physio...OUCH.....lol <BR> Am doing well with the movement of the knuckle tendon...woohoo...it is so much better than it was.... <BR> Just have to get the top joint passively working so that it is not stiff... <BR> I am sure I can achieve that in the time have to do it.... <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night <em>102</em> Tue, 19 May 2015 06:55:06 EST MONDAY MONDAY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929720 My Monday has started and I am looking forward to lunching wiht a friend... <BR> <BR> Have a lady coming this morning to do my housework for me so am off to the shower to get ready.... <BR> Later Sun, 17 May 2015 17:20:58 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...2/3RDS OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929366 It is not at all warm here today although it is kinda fine......well not raining at present.... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning....well I thought it did...... <BR> Hubby and I are running away next weekend....leaving Thursday night and returning Sunday arvo....really looking forward to it.....just to chill and hopefully recharge..... <BR> We are only heading a couple of hours north but it will be a great break..... Sat, 16 May 2015 23:32:19 EST SATURDAY DONE & DUSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928949 Graduation was great today....always enjoy seeing my kids graduate..... <BR> Great to catchup with them....some of whom I havent seen since their first year of Uni..... <BR> A long day though from 9.30am to 5.30pm.... <BR> <BR> All good.... <BR> Am heading off for an early night..... <BR> <BR> Later Sat, 16 May 2015 04:51:09 EST FRIDAY 2/3RDS OVER... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928389 My Friday is well on the way to being over.... <BR> Had physio this morning.... <BR> I certainly know she has been at me and also the excersizes that she had given me keep telling me she has been at me.....lol <BR> <BR> Weather not nice today however house is warming up.... <BR> <BR> Have graduation tomorrow...praying it is a fine day.... <BR> Later Fri, 15 May 2015 01:19:01 EST THURSDAY NEARLY OVER.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927856 My thursday is nearly over.... <BR> The surgeon yesterday was pleased with progress and has set the date for stage 2.....16th June....he is going nto keep me in hospital 2 nights so that tells me this will be more intense than last time.... <BR> I am so looking forward to getting this done and healing and moving forward even though i know next time will be not as easy Thu, 14 May 2015 04:18:15 EST HUMP DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927086 Am off to get ready to go see my surgeon...1st visit since surgery however am a little concerned with the knuckle joint still feeling stuuck and not bending properly.... <BR> Hopefully he sees it differently..... <BR> <BR> Going to go to work after that so will be good to be back with my students...have a couple of them to meet so am looking forward to that.... Tue, 12 May 2015 17:46:09 EST TUESDAY ALREADY.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926498 My Tuesday is wet and cold....even the fire doesn't seem to be warming things well....lol <BR> <BR> Am off to get ready to go to physio....this could hurt today....lol <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 11 May 2015 17:50:20 EST MONDAY MONDAY.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926068 My monday is 2/3rds over....I have had a day at home today and a sleep in this morning which was nice.... <BR> <BR> Had a lovely evening out with my daughter last night....lovely meal...really enjoyed my wine and just a great way to fininsh off Mothers Day.... <BR> <BR> Bak into it all again tomorrow.... Sun, 10 May 2015 23:42:32 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925565 Happy Mothers day all the Mum's out there.....Enjoy your day and I pray it is a day that's different from the norm.... <BR> <BR> My daughter is taking me to dinner tonight...really looking forward to it.... <BR> <BR> Gave gifts to all the Mum's at church this morning...was a lovely time...So nice just to honor and encourage them..... <BR> <BR> Have chilled this arvo before Hubby drops me off for chuch tonight very soon... <BR> <BR> Be blessed Sun, 10 May 2015 00:27:43 EST SATURDAY OVER & GRADUATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925159 My Saturday is over.... <BR> Had graduation today and although it was a long day am so pleased that I went... <BR> <BR> Physio went really well yesterday...have my cast off...have a compression glove on and a wrist protector.....it is awesome....am feeling so so much better...long may the improvement last... <BR> There is a lot I am not allowed to do but there is so much more I am allowed to do...yay..... <BR> Hopefully I meet the target the physio set me....lol Sat, 9 May 2015 04:47:19 EST MY FRIDAY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924367 I have physio this morning and didn't sleep at all well last night....feeling like proverbial crap this morning and not looking forward to the day ahead..... <BR> Hubby is home today however is not doing the "nurse" thing at all well....UGH <BR> it is going to be a very long few months on this journey Thu, 7 May 2015 16:03:50 EST SURGERY DONE & BACK HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923998 Surgery is done..... <BR> they have done stage 1 of reconstruction....Tendon was not able to be reattached... <BR> Stage 2 in 6 weeks..... <BR> Taking things ver easy and very slow Thu, 7 May 2015 00:07:32 EST SURGERY TOMORROW MORNING.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922217 My surgery will be tomorrow...my Tuesday.... <BR> Have to be at the hospital 9am with surgery set for 9.45.... <BR> <BR> Thankyou all for your prayers... <BR> Be back in a few days.... <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 4 May 2015 06:30:22 EST MONDAY MONDAY HALF OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921973 Am going to vacum and get myself sorted to get on with the day seeing it is half over.... <BR> Have had a few phonecalls this morning pertaining to tomorrows surgery however have a "humongus" bruise on my arm from where blood was taken so am praying that they will still operate tomorrow....will not be happy if they don't... <BR> Have a bit to do today and will be going back to show the nurse my arm,....think she will get a shock.... <BR> <BR> Will post a quick blog tonight after pre admin ap... Sun, 3 May 2015 19:28:42 EST HEADING OFF TO BYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921173 Am heading off to byes.... <BR> My arm is still quite sore from having blood taken yesterday and I have a bruise from my elbow to nearly my wrist....UGH....it will take some time to go away.... <BR> <BR> Church tomorrow...really looking forward to seeing our sheep..... <BR> <BR> Night <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 07:20:17 EST MISSED A WHOLE WEEK...OMGOSH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920597 Seem to have missed a whole week of writing blogs....how on earth could that happen.... <BR> OMGosh..... <BR> Am heading off to bed.... <BR> Had blood taken today and she has really butchered my arm.....it is very sore and is going to bruise badly....am a little miffed as surgery is on Tuesday....ugh... <BR> <BR> All good... <BR> Night Fri, 1 May 2015 06:51:11 EST WOW...HOW COULD I MISS WRITING SO MANY DAYS..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918108 OMGosh...had no idea that i hadn't written a blog for 3 days....wow... <BR> <BR> We celebrated ANZAC day on saturday...thats the day it fell and there were ceremonies all round the country commemorating 100 years since the first world war.....amazing numbers of people turned out to the dawn parades and other services... <BR> We had a srervice on campus which also was well attended.... <BR> <BR> Yesterday i preached part 2 of my sermon and it all went well.... <BR> I think hubby was quite su... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:23:32 EST FRIDAY....AM LATE GETTING TO BYES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916227 Am heading off to byes...already the clock has ticked over to friday...lol <BR> <BR> Will catch you all again tomorrow sometime... <BR> night Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:14:09 EST FULL DAY TODAY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915918 Have a full day today of students...lol...all good... <BR> Enjoy catching up with them.... <BR> My Breakfast yesterday was awesome.....really enjoyed my time with my friend Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:21:55 EST OFF FOR BREAKFAST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915257 Am off to meet a friend for breakfast then start my appointments for the day... <BR> Later Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:15:22 EST TUESDAY RACING BY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914718 My Tuesday is nearly half over.... <BR> Am off to get ready to go to one of my halls today then have an appointment with my Workplace Superviser..... <BR> <BR> The weather is at least dry today however not sure that it is very warm..... <BR> Am looking forward to a quiet night at home tonight.....WOW...that will make a real change....lol Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:58:11 EST MONDAY MONDAY...HALF OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914133 My Monday is half over and I am enjoying having a free day.... <BR> ]I do need to go sort myself and go out and do a few things but thats all good..... <BR> It is wet here today and I really don't feel like moving far....lol Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:26:33 EST SUNDAY OVER..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913759 My Sunday is over.... <BR> My sermon went well this morning and I am looking forward to preaching part 2 next week..... <BR> <BR> It is awesome having a celebration of life when someone dies.....it is so neat to celebrate their life for who they were.... <BR> <BR> Am sorting my schedule out starting this week and setting a sustainable pattern for after my surgery....need to get a few more meals cooked and in the freezer but am sure i will get there <BR> <BR> Off to byes...night <em>102</e... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:33:47 EST SATURDAY DONE & DUSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913274 My saturday is over and I am pretty much heading to byes..... <BR> <BR> had a funeral yesterday and another today....although today was a celebration of the persons life which was awesome....he would have love it.... <BR> <BR> I am preaching in the morning so prayers would be appreciated Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:35:13 EST OFF TO BYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911652 Am heading off to byes....my day is over and past midnight... <BR> Didn't get to the birthday party potluck dinner tonight ....decided to have a friend that i am mentoring at home and send time with her instead.... <BR> So please I did.... <BR> <BR> Catch you all later Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:24:32 EST HUMP DAY ALMOST ENDED... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911538 My hump day is 3 parts over....another cold day...temp around 5 deg C....brrr.. <BR> Am off to do hubby's dinner then off to a birthday pot luck dinner.... <BR> Later Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:48:02 EST TUESDAY ALREADY HALF OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910733 Am off to one of my halls.....Uni only started back yesterday.... <BR> <BR> Snow & Sleet overnight and bitterly cold here today....BRRRRR....even the fire doesn't seem to be heating much....lol.... <BR> Too early for snow..... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:11:26 EST MONDAY AGAIN ALREADY...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910120 It is obvious that this year is going to go equally as fast as last year if not faster.....AND...if I don't get my head into a space I am going to be complaining again this year that i need to get back on track and get focused on my goals.... <BR> UGH....seems to be like a continual merry- go- round....and I am sure I am not the only one who is feeling like this and know that it is only ME who has the power to change it all.... <BR> <BR> I ned to sort this and when I discover the keys I NEED... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:22:26 EST DAY DONE & DUSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909751 My Sunday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> A great day...... <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone for your anniversary wishes.... <BR> Night Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:59:10 EST FAMILY SHIFTING..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909060 My Daughter and SIL have effectively shifted out and are at their new house.... <BR> It is a beautiful day...considering it was pouring down last night....God is good....answer to prayer.. <BR> I am sure she will keep going till she is finished...she is like me on that front....lol <BR> <BR> I have done my downstairs out since they left and will be able to get my pantry finished this week.....Have half of it done so just need to get the rest sorted..... <BR> <BR> Have potentially a day to m... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:45:17 EST FRIDAY OVER....OFF TO BYES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908689 My Friday is over,....it is raining and I have the fire on and I am heading to byes.... <BR> Daughter and SIL got the keys to their house today and have moved some stuff from our place today...they have decided to stay with uis again tonight and will move the rest of their stuff in the morning then she will spend the day unpacking.... <BR> <BR> It is ethiopian Easter on Sunday so they are having a Fasika party and also a house warming....don't think I would like to be shifting tomorrow and h... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:44:35 EST OFF TO BYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907529 Am off to byes.... <BR> My day is over... <BR> Have a date for my hand surgery...May 5....praying for a miracle.... <BR> Night Wed, 8 Apr 2015 07:37:25 EST BACK HOME AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906867 Back home again... <BR> Great break..really refreshed....had lots of early ni8ght and now I am back home am up late again...UGH... <BR> Off to byes... <BR> Night Tue, 7 Apr 2015 06:53:05 EST GOOD FRIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904294 HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE... <BR> <BR> Off for the Easter break....see you when I get back Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:03:42 EST THURSDAY DONE & DUSTED.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903968 My thursday is done and dusted..... <BR> April has started off well for me and i am looking forward to seeing progress this month and the scales going down..... <BR> <BR> We are heading away tomorrow for the Easter Break....am really looking forward to it....sooo looking forward to chilling.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 2 Apr 2015 03:48:04 EST HUMP DAY OVER...DONE & DUSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903317 My hump day is over and I am off to byes....have a few changes of schedule tomorrow but thats all ok.... <BR> Looking forward to going away on friday.... <BR> Later Wed, 1 Apr 2015 04:14:45 EST TUESDAY HALF OVER....I NEED TO GET MOVING....LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902499 Am in "rest" mode today...really would like to just be staying at home and doing whatever takes my fancy....lol <BR> However...not to be...need to get ready and go to one of my halls for lunch.... <BR> It is overcast and dull here today and breezy....all good.... <BR> It is a great God day and i will make the most of it no matter what it may bring.... <BR> <BR> Have a great day peeps.... <BR> Blessings Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:14:26 EST MONDAY DONE & DUSTED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902095 My Monday is over and I am off to byes... <BR> Night Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:05:45 EST SUNDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901508 My Sunday is over and I am off to byes... <BR> It is raining here now and I am hoping it will be fine by the morning.... <BR> <BR> Night Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:09:02 EST