LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BACK HOME AGAIN Am back from holiday....arrived back last friday.... <BR> Have still beeen having problems with staying logged into Spark however hubby suggested I do soemthing different today and it is working for now.... <BR> <BR> I am refocused and back into daughter is doing so well that it has cost me a new phone so I could download the ww there is NO EXCUSE for me not achieving my goal.... <BR> Not sure how much I will be here as life is quite busy however am sure I will get here o... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:11:52 EST THANKYOU EVERYONE Thankyou so much for your holiday wishes and also not wanting me to leave spark.... <BR> <BR> i will be back after holiday to connect with you all.....even if it is only every now and then.... <BR> <BR> Bless you all..... <BR> Keep fighting the good fight.... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:26:22 EST OFF ON HOLIDAY..... Am off on 3 weeks holiday tomorrow.... <BR> Won't be back till 20th Feb and will then see what the internet is like....may not be around much if it is not better..... <BR> My emails are still not downloading to my PC and they tell me they can't fix it ....which I find interesting as they caused it and SO many people have been am likely to not stay with the provider..... <BR> <BR> Forgive me if I am not replying to message boards as it is just so labourous trying to stay conne... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:22:00 EST INTERNET....AM DONE WITH IT Hey guys.... <BR> Am totally over this internet and what it represents at present.... <BR> Am sorry...but I am done continuall having to LOG IN everytime I click on something and some things are totally not working.... <BR> Am picking it is only me and my connection however i am over it..... <BR> <BR> Will be away on 3 weeks holiday on sunday so won't be around however will decide while i am away what I am going to do with computer and service provider..... <BR> <BR> There has to be a chang... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:51:02 EST MONDAY ALMOST OVER.... Praise God....the rain has stopped for now....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Upstairs is drying and downstairs is taking its <BR> Have had the fire on all day as some of the water seeped into the lounge carpet as well..... <BR> Kept wondering why as soon as I walked in the back door i could smell this dank <BR> smell.....Hopefull by tomorrow it will be getting less.... <BR> I truly want this all dry before saturday...... <BR> <BR> Bubba is doing great again although a little tiredish toda... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:01:10 EST SUNDAY OVER FOR ME....INTERNET ISSUES STILL NOT FIXED Our internet service provider will be over me by the time they fix the issues they have caused.....I am almost done with their service and seriously considering not having internet at all....Not sure hubby would accept that but I have had them.... <BR> <BR> Bubba is back to normal...I have him again in the morning so will gauge how he is then..... <BR> <BR> Had a wedding yesterday which was totally awesome......lovely young couple and an awesome day..... <BR> <BR> Have had a leak in our ro... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:48:14 EST FRIDAY FOR ME....INTERNET ISSUES AS WELL.... Sooo... <BR> Today is my Friday.... <BR> I am still doing really to WW to WI soon.....woohoo..... <BR> <BR> I also have internet issues at present.... <BR> I can only look at my emails on the web...our provider have changed the port and I can.t download my emails to my PC.... <BR> Have been in their face however I think they have a BIG issue that they have created with the changes they have made.... <BR> Also my internet is disconnecting when i am trying to do stuff on spark so ha... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:47 EST ANOTHER DAY DONE AND DUSTED My Tuesday is done and dusted.... <BR> <BR> Day 16 and still going strong.... <BR> <BR> bubba was off colour today with a slight hoping he will sleep it off tonight... <BR> My DD and I did get for breakfast this morning which was nice....Bubba ate half of mine so it worked well...what was left was just enough for me and I really enjoyed it.... <BR> <BR> Later Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:26:56 EST 1ST DAY OF NEW WEEK OVER..... My Monday is almost over....has been a good day....Bubba and I did some things today which was nice and added variety to the day..... <BR> <BR> My daughter and I are going out for breakfast tomorrow....she is so excited....we haven't been able to do breakfast since before Christmas however my daughters sister has really stepped up in the cafe so we are able to do this tomorrow..... <BR> <BR> My daughter will then go back to the cafe and Bubba and I will go out and about.... <BR> May even go... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:50:05 EST END OF ANOTHER WEEK..... Another week has ended....WOW..... <BR> Day 14 for me today and going strong..... <BR> <BR> Had a lovely night out last night...I really enjoyed it and my meal..... <BR> <BR> Having a chill afternoon this arvo getting ready for Bubba in the morning.... <BR> <BR> Later Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:02:52 EST OUT TONIGHT FOR DINNER We are out tonight for dinner celebrating 2 family birthdays..... <BR> I am usually fasting each year when we celebrate these birthdays so no wine for me good...I can be sober driver for hubby.... <BR> <BR> Great day today just puddling but really enjoyed it.... <BR> took Christmas tree and decorations down so now we are really into the year..... <BR> I really would like it to slow down a <BR> <BR> Later Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:42:59 EST END OF ANOTHER WEEK.... WW WI today....woohoo...700grams ( 1.5lbs) down...woohoo...I will take that... <BR> Looking forward to another great week..... <BR> <BR> 5% challenge starts tomorrow....looking forward to achieving something this time in the challenge.... <BR> <BR> Byes time....Night Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:05:43 EST BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY We had a beautiful day today....21deg C most of the day...really nice....looking forward to more of them.... <BR> <BR> Have completed day 11.... <BR> WW WI tomorrow....will be interesting.... <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:48:57 EST DAY 10 COMPLETED My day 10 is done......woohoo...nearly half way.... <BR> Am doing well however need to tweak a couple of things as I am not focused as good this week as I was last week.....just need to refocus and carry on.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:20:56 EST DAY 8 PRETTY MUCH FINISHED.... Day 8 is almost done and dusted so is my Monday...... <BR> Day has gone quite well....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Bubba slept most of the day which was quite nice as it let me get my bits done.... <BR> Am at the cafe for a bit tomorrow then will bring baby with me when I leave and muma will pick him up ... <BR> All good.... <BR> Hoping we don't have a late night tonight as we have an early morning.... <BR> Have a young couple coming to talk tonight.... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 01:21:18 EST SUNDAY OVER...BYES TIME My Sunday is over and I am off to byes./.... <BR> <BR> My day 7 has gone well...having said that my weight increased this morning although I don't know why.....all will decrease and i will kepp going..... <BR> Week 2 starts tomorrow and day 8....woohoo Sun, 8 Jan 2017 03:10:01 EST MY SATURDAY OVER..... My Saturday is over already.... <BR> Have some reading to do then I am off to byes.... <BR> My day 6 has gone well and i am looking forward to completing day 7.....can't believe it has been almost a week..... <BR> This time last week i was looking forward to New years day and spending the day with family and friends and no it a week past.... <BR> Hope this is not the trend for the whole year....time is just going too fast <BR> Night Sat, 7 Jan 2017 03:17:54 EST WW WI TODAY....WOOHOO Weighed in at WW today.....3.3kgs down....woohoo...... <BR> I am so stoked with that....really am..... <BR> I am feeling better and believe I will have another good week this week..... <BR> I would really like to reach my 5% goal by the time we go on holiday in 3 weeks..... <BR> Certainly doable..... <BR> <BR> My Daniel Fast is going really 5 done and dusted.... <BR> Heading off to byes.... <BR> Night Fri, 6 Jan 2017 04:42:29 EST ANOTHER DAY DONE AND DUSTED..... Well....another day is nearly over for me.... <BR> If I thought that 2016 flew by then 2017 is going to fly by even <BR> <BR> Spent the afternoon with a friend and really enjoyed is a long time we have done lunch and neither of us have had to rush anywhere afterwards....SO....we just sat and talked and had more water and more green tea....absolutely awesome.... <BR> <BR> Have done well on my day 3 of my Daniel Fast.... <BR> Have a day to myself tomorrow then on Friday... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:41:26 EST THE YEAR IS STARTING WELL..... It is great what a change in attitude can achieve.... <BR> I am almost finished day 2 of my Daniel Fast and looking forward to what God reveals..... <BR> Am going to do my devotions now as when I started them this morning I ended up writing a sermon <BR> <BR> I have started the year the way i want to continue....thats a whole new plan for me..... <BR> I have journaled and am looking forward to celebrating the results each month..... <BR> <BR> time for an early night and a new... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 03:00:02 EST THE NEW YEAR HAS STARTED.... One of my friends left a comment on my last blog....MAKE EVERY DAY COUNT IN 2017... <BR> I love motivating..... <BR> <BR> Have spent some time on the internet today as I am having a real chill day... <BR> Started a daniel fast today and some of what i have printed off the net is so motivating and encouraging and refocusing.... <BR> <BR> I am going to make everyday count in January.... <BR> I am going to make everyday a good food day in January.... <BR> I am going to achieve a weig... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:51:03 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE It is New Years eve for me and i am not even planning on staying up to see the new year in....I am going to head to bed very soon.... <BR> Hubby will do the Church service tomorrow and my kids and i go to the picnic race meeting half an hour north....our group that started with jsut family has grown and it is great....look forward to seeing everyone.... <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to you all.... <BR> I am planning on 2017 being a year of achievements for me where I plan on succeeding with my go... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 03:04:52 EST THANKYOU ALL FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY & CHRISTMAS WISHES..... A big thanks to all who sent me goodies for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and also for Christmas..... <BR> <BR> I have been catching up with people this week and also at the cafe....really nice seeing the cafe busy again....woohoo....maybe we have a chance of staying in business sfter all....yay....if the turnaround keeps up we certainly will be able to.... <BR> <BR> I went to WW today..... <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>15</em> <em>198</em> <em>33</em> ... <BR> Certainly was... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 21:31:20 EST ALMOST 2017....WHERE DID 2016 GO????? Today for me is the end of december 29th 2016..... <BR> I am 3 days away from January 1st 2017.... <BR> OMGosh....where did 2016 go????? I truly seem to have missed it..... <BR> <BR> I achieved none of the goals that i set myself for 2016....maybe thats why i feel i totally missed the <BR> <BR> Am starting 2017 with a 21 day daniel fast and am hoping that this will set the tone for me in 2017.... <BR> I really cannot afford to miss another year flying by and not achieving an... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:06:16 EST AM STILL HERE Hey peeps.... <BR> am still here....not often maybe but am still here.... <BR> Have just done 4 graduations in 2 days....have another 2 on Wednesday and another 2 next saturday.....that will be the end of them for the year... <BR> Still have baby 3 times a week however his mum is certainly turning the cafe around however we do need to remember it is also the time of the year..... <BR> my daughters half sister has finished her study for the year and is helping my daughter so am hoping that wil... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:18:08 EST BUSY TIME OF YEAR..... Haven't been keeping my blogs up to date....sorry... <BR> My busy tiem of the year addeed to by my daughter needing to do 3 weeks at Cafe on her own so bubba has spent a lot of time with me.... <BR> I am coming up to graduations.....8 of them in a week......Hmmmmm.....makes me tired just thinking about it <BR> <BR> The conference I went to was awesome and it was great to spend 3 days with my friend and mentee after the conference.... a long drive home however I made it...... <BR> <... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 03:27:34 EST SUNDAY OVER....OFF TOMORROW TO CONFERENCE.... Am away tomorrow till Monday next week.... <BR> am off to our annual Chaplains Conference and also to spend time with my Mentee.... <BR> <BR> Would appreciate prayers on thursday as i will be travelling through some of the earthquake area to get to the top of the south island....I have a back way to go however not 100% sure of what the roads will be like.... <BR> Prayers will be much appreciated <BR> <BR> Will see you all when i get back and get caught up... <BR> Blessings.... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 03:54:22 EST ALL GOOD IN MY SPACE Everyone in my space is all good,....earthquakes are quite a bit north of us and whilem it is devastating for that part of the counrty and the folks there we are all good here.... <BR> i haven't felt any of them at all.... <BR> <BR> Life carrys on as usual.... <BR> heading off to byes.... <BR> Night Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:07:30 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED.... My Tuesday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> The weather is terrible...has been raining all evening.... <BR> Had bubba all day today again so am looking forward to a day without him tomorrow.... <BR> Have a busy day as I will work a couple of hours at the cafe with my girl.... <BR> A busy week with a lot on before ehading away next week to a conference.... <BR> Last one for the year....woohoo Tue, 15 Nov 2016 03:47:30 EST WAHOO...ON THE JOURNEY WW WI yesterday was soooo encouraging....1.5kgs..DOWN.... <BR> So looking forward to keeping on track again this week and achieving another success.....YAY <em>789</em> <em>771</em> <em>590</em> <em>192</em> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:24:53 EST MY THURSDAY OVER....WEEKEND ALMOST HERE Can't believe that the weekend is almost here again..... <BR> spent some time on Campus this afternoon and also the last visit to my 2nd hall.... <BR> Looking forward in a sense to not have to be going to the halls each week for a bit..... <BR> Will possibly spend some time maybe on campus and introduce Bubba to soem folks that haven't met him.... <BR> <BR> Praying for you all after the elections.... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 01:41:46 EST HUMP DAY DONE AND DUSTED Am heading off to byes.... <BR> My wednesday is over..... <BR> Am doing really well with my WW restart and and am looking forward to weighing in on time.... <BR> <BR> Night Wed, 9 Nov 2016 05:16:28 EST TUESDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES Beautiful day here today.....20Deg C for part of the day.... <BR> <BR> Baby and i went to one of my halls today for the last time...the students will all be away over the next couple of days..... <BR> Will be quite pleased when the halls finish this year.....will be nice to have a break and be a little freer... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Tue, 8 Nov 2016 04:56:52 EST SATURDAY ALMOST OVER.....AGAIN My saturday is almost over.... <BR> Have people staying with us at for a conference....amazing...never hear them.....they can come anytime..... <BR> <BR> My girl is turning our cafe around....bless her....our weekday staff person leaves next friday after we gave her notice and my girl will run it herself.....AND...she will achieve it....I know she will... <BR> <BR> Am starting over again.....doing WW...tracking and soing it properly....that way i can achieve my goal by the t... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 03:39:53 EST BACK HOME AGAIN AND CATCHING UP Our weekend away was awesome....very relaxing.....nothing specific to do...really awesome.... <BR> <BR> have been back since Monday and trying to catchup...not sure i am doing a great job at it at present but am sure i will get there.... <BR> Ended up doing exam supervising all day on wednesday not just the afternoon.....all doing it.... <BR> Have a full day saturday as well with the 5th year med students and their exam..... <BR> <BR> Off to byes now.... <BR> Have an early star... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:29:21 EST WEDNESDAY OVER...NIGHT Am off to byes.... <BR> have a bust day tomorrow and we are away tomorrow night till Monday....we have a long weekend.....It is great hubby not working on a Friday...we get an even longer weekend Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:29:18 EST MONDAY OVER...BED TIME A truly amazing day today.... <BR> 25 degC for most of the day.....woohoo.... <BR> Was totally over dressed for half of it however came home about 1.30 and ended up not going out again...was really nice just having that time at home.... <BR> <BR> Bub's and I will go to one of my halls tomorrow at lunch time after i pick him up.... <BR> <BR> Night Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:11:02 EST SATURDAY EVENING HERE ALREADY My Saturday is 3 parts over... <BR> it has been a beautiful sunny day and had some warmth to it as well..... <BR> We ahve a 60th Birthday tonight...not sure we will be late home though as it is an early start in the morning Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:47:17 EST MY THURSDAY OVER....WEEKEND ALMOST HERE Am heading off to day is over,.....and I have to be up fairly early in the morning to go to the cafe then my girl and i will go for breakfast.... <BR> Woohoo...really enjoy our Friday breakfasts..... <BR> <BR> Have a fairly busy day tomorrow and won't get home till later in the evening.... <BR> <BR> Night Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:16:37 EST SATURDAY HALF OVER My Saturday is half over...omgosh...unreal how fast time is going by these days.... <BR> I am not doing a lot today....have some muffins to make and need to go get some bits at the supermarket but I think thats pretty much my day.... <BR> Our church is almost one week through our fast....not sure everyone is doing it though....will be interesting to see tomorrow whats coming out of it..... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 19:48:19 EST THURSDAY DONE AND DUSTED....BYES TIME... My thursday is done and heading off to byes..... <BR> <BR> It is coolish here tonight...hoping for sunshine tomorrow... <BR> Night Thu, 6 Oct 2016 04:44:53 EST HUMP DAY OVER Am off to a little brighter now but thats most likely because I have been on here for an hour.... <BR> was so so tired today.....UGH.... <BR> Hopefully will sleep well again tonight..... <BR> <BR> Worked some time at the cafe yesterday......our staff person has to go.....I am sure she thinks she is the owner and knows everything....would be ok if she actually did the work she is asked to do.... <BR> I feel sorry for my daughter however changes are afoot and my girl is turning thin... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 04:56:12 EST BACK HOME AGAIN Am backk home again and hopefully it will be for a couple of weeks.... <BR> hubby and I are going away for the weekend at the end of October when we have our labour weekend however we will be totally resting that weekend..... <BR> <BR> Conference was amazing however have come back very tired and looking to have some chill days which I doubt will happend.... <BR> Heading into exam supervising and also Students getting to the end of the year.... <BR> Busy time.... <BR> Later Tue, 4 Oct 2016 04:46:24 EST SATURDAY, SATURDAY....RACING BY Have just been out and got some stuff for a bereavement basket that needs to be delivered tomorrow....we lost a young man from the district last week so need to take this to his parents from our church..... <BR> Hubby is hoping to fly this arvo however doesn't look at all promising.... <BR> i have a open house to go to so think I need to turn up sometime.....I know my boss would turn up if I was having it..... <BR> <BR> I am seriously thinking about putting the fire on as it is not warm........ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:58:14 EST NEARLY THE END OF ANOTHER WEEK... These weeks are going by so fast i wake up and am not sure what day it is anymore..... <BR> thats scarey..... <BR> <BR> Am having a chill morning...well have had it actually and am off now to get ready to go to one of my halls.... <BR> Love going to this hall....really enjoy the kids.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:02:07 EST SATURDAY ALMOST OVER..... My Saturday is almost ovre...mid afternoon so won't take long to get to the end... <BR> Have had a very busy week.... <BR> Had baby Monday & Tuesday for part of the day and then had to mind him for an hour yesterday as well....all good..... <BR> Have baby again this week as well and then I am away the following week so not sure what my daughter will do....I am sure it will work out.... <BR> <BR> Have been writining a submission for a departmental review at the University....I would rather do... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:55:16 EST TUESDAY OVER...HEADING TO BYES My Tuesday is to byes.... <BR> great day....spent the evening with a friend from uni...very enlightening and we will do it more often/..... <BR> Looked after baby for a bit today...took him to part of the uni with a friend and lost track of time so muma was late leaving cafe cause i still had <BR> <BR> All good.... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:55:50 EST SUNDAY OVER..... My Sunday is almost over...I think i will head to byes early tonight... <BR> Have a baby arriving at 6.30am in the morning..... <em>102</em> lol <BR> Awesome day today....hubby preached a great message and had an awesome ministry time at the end of the serrvice.... <BR> Really encouraging especially following my sunday last week when 20 people came up for prayer after I preached..... <BR> <BR> Am hoping Malachi settles tomorrow for me as I have my hand lady in the morning and have no choic... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:08:25 EST WINTER IS HERE....BRRR It is terrible here tonight... <BR> Rain, snow, hail and strong really praying the weather passes north quickly... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 04:57:05 EST BACK HOME AGAIN AT PRESENT Am back home again from Sydney and also from a trip around the South Island... <BR> Was only home for 3 days before I disappeared again.... <BR> Sydney was awesome as always however weather was terrible when i was different from my city.... <BR> Have just been to the top of our island for a few days to see a friend then went to the west coast to preach on sunday....that time was also amazing.... <BR> <BR> back for a couple of weeks till hubby and I go to the North Island for a co... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 04:08:37 EST