LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community DAY 5...STILL GOING STRONG YAY <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <BR> So nice to be able to write that....usually by now the wheels have fallen <BR> Am really enjoying what i am eating at present and am not struggling to do it... <BR> I am going out for lunch with a friend today and it will be interesting to see how that goes.... <BR> Although I have been out for lunch each day I have gone to our cafe and knew exactly what I was going to have.... <BR> This is something that has to work aALL the time not just w... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:17:52 EST DAY 3 DONE...DAY 4 ALMOST DONE.... Am going really well at present.....and not struggling to do it....woohoo... <BR> <BR> the best thing i did was start this challenge team as it has made me do it and achieve day by day.... <BR> <BR> Love your comments on my last blog however cutting food by 30% and eating till only 80% full is a good plan... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:58:17 EST HAHAHA...THE ELEPHANT... I love your comments on the "Elephant" <BR> It is a great metaphor and kinda gives us a bit of a jolt I think.... <BR> <BR> The Jason Shon Bennet book i am reading at present has also given me a diifferent perspective on eating... <BR> Eat Less, Live Long...although it has a lot of eye opening stats...I don't usually do stats....he states that eating 30% less each day will change our health...I like this and find it not sifficult to do.... <BR> <BR> There is also another statement by a very... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:29:28 EST DAY 2 PROGRESSING WELL My day 2 is 2/3rds over and I am astounded how well I am doing...omgosh.... <BR> The new team has started off well and I truly believe that we will all achieve the goals we have set ourselves..... <BR> <BR> I am enjoying the focus of this...maybe this is what i need to keep me focused .... <BR> <BR> "How do you eat an Elephant????? One bite at a time" <BR> <BR> I think that sums up this journey really well... <BR> Hope you do too.... <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 24 Aug 2015 02:04:29 EST DAY 1 DONE & DUSTED....STARTED A NEW TEAM My day 1 is done and dusted and went really way of a change I succeeded today...... <BR> <BR> I also started a new team.... <BR> one of my spark friends suggested this and I decided to run with it and see what happens... <BR> it is a christmas challenge team...would love you to come and join me and lets make Christmas this year an achievement for each of us in getting to our goals....lets wear a smaller size for Christmas 2015.... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.spar... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:31:28 EST BEING TRULY DONE IS NOT A BAD THING.... Its amazing what gives us a wakeup call...and sometimes it is nothing big at all..... <BR> <BR> i so thank you all for your comments on my blog and I know I am setting myself up to actually do this..... <BR> I am all prepared to start sunday...23rd August 2015..... <BR> I have been going through the weeks left of this year and I can have these 30lbs nailed before face by the beginning of december..... <BR> Have changed my tracker today to what i have to lose and... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:03:11 EST I'M DONE....TRULY DONE I am done with seeing the scales increase..... <BR> I am going to spend the afternoon reading a great book....Eat less, Live long by Jason Shon Bennet..... <BR> I have been reading it over the last couple of weeks and there is some really amazing stats in not really a stat person however really have to do something.... <BR> I am tired of going round the same mountain that i have been going around for the last year and having successfully gained 30lbs I am quite frankly done!!!!!! <e... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:11:22 EST FRIDAY OVER My Friday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Back tomorrow Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:59:38 EST THURSDAY OVER My Thursday is over.... <BR> Despite the fact that my mouth wasn't in the condition my dentist would have liked it he at least releaved the problem...praise God....woohoo... <BR> I can eat and am without pain.....AND the growth has decreased....yay.... <BR> <BR> heading off to byes....night Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:16:12 EST HAPPY HUMP DAY.... HAPPY HUMP DAY SPARIE FRIENDS...... <BR> <BR> I know....My hump day gets to me long before it gets to most of <BR> Not sure whether i am lucky with that or <BR> <BR> Anyways am off to mentor a student then have to go to the Dental school for my mouth....he left it 3 weeks this time and I am not sure he is going to be would appear what I had removed has started growing back with the friction of my plate...he had it healing well... <BR> Oh Dear Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:59:45 EST TUESDAY HALF OVER....I NEED TO GET MOVING....LOL Tuesday is flying <BR> <BR> Am off to one of my halls for lunch.... <BR> <BR> Had a great time at the cafe yesterday...just sat there and chatted to folks who came in...even connected with a current Uni student...yay... <BR> Told my daughter our cafe could be a "ministry Cafe"...she told me there was "NO WAY" I was going to do ministry there..... <BR> LOL....seems like it is happening <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:57:42 EST MONDAY MONDAY..... My Monday today..... <BR> Am heading into town soon...will get my lady that comes on a Monday to drop me off.... <BR> Have a few things to do and then will go to the cafe for a while.... <BR> <BR> Later Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:16:59 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...2/3RDS OVER Am off to church for the night goi ng to this church and this service... <BR> <BR> Our service went well this morning although numbers were extremely low...all good...another day next week... <BR> <BR> Later Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:37:06 EST SATURDAY ALMOST FINISHED My Saturday is almost finished... <BR> Had graduation today with was awesome...great to see the kids graduate.... <BR> <BR> Going to have a couple of wines with my neighbor tonight....yay... <BR> <BR> Later Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:19:58 EST THURSDAY WELL ON THE WAY TO THE END..... Have had a great day today... <BR> Was away from home real early...ugh.. <BR> Had to go and have a B12 injection...will see how that affects me...last time I had them it was not good at all <BR> <BR> My kids are all good at the hall today catching up with them.... <BR> <BR> Going to have a quiet evening i hope.... <BR> <BR> My day 2 is going well....yayy Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:50:56 EST HUMP DAY ALMOST OVER... My Hump day is 3 parts over... <BR> Have been fairly steady today which was nice.... <BR> <BR> Am off to a life group tonight attatched to the church I have ben going to at night....soooo looking forward to it...will be so nice to be involved again..... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 01:05:22 EST TUESDAY OVER AS WELL.... Much warmer today......thank goodness.... <BR> <BR> Had physio this morning and she is [leased with my passive range....stoked as this has just clicked in since friday....onwards.....Will still potentially need 3rd surgery however believing that will make the difference to the movement..... <BR> <BR> Spent half my day at work today catching up with students...really enjoyed it..... <BR> <BR> Having an early night tonight as I have 2 fairly long appointments tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> Night Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:29:21 EST MONDAY DONE & DUSTED My Monday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> I have physio in the morning.... <BR> It is cold...freezing and we have snow on the hills at present....BRRRRR... <BR> Rill on SUMMER... <BR> Latre Mon, 10 Aug 2015 06:44:34 EST SNOW.... Woke up to snow this morning.... <BR> Was very cold and still is....however we managed to get to our church..... <BR> LOeft a little earlier which was great and had a slow but trouble free trip....snow had gone by home time however it is very wet and will be trecherous if it freezes tonight..... <BR> <BR> Off to night church.... <BR> <BR> Later Sun, 9 Aug 2015 00:19:29 EST FRIDAY DONE & DUSTED My Friday is done & dusted... <BR> Will see you all tomorrow... <BR> Night Fri, 7 Aug 2015 07:45:08 EST OMGOSH...NEARLY THE END OF THE WEEK.... I am astounded that it is narly the end of the week and I haven't blogged since <BR> <BR> My week has been interesting and I am not sure I have achieved a lot however August is going to be a great month.... <BR> Woohoo.... <BR> Achievement is ours.... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 04:27:40 EST DAY 2 OF AUGUST... Well my day 1 didn't end up as I would have liked it.... <BR> Day 2 is going ok but not as great as it could.... <BR> Tomorrow is Monday and my weekdays have more of a routine to them so it a;ll happens tomorrow and I will see the scales decreasing.... <BR> <BR> August is going to be a great month for me... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 00:09:49 EST BEGINNING OF AUGUST TODAY... Today is the beginning of August and day one of new plans to achieve... <BR> <BR> Day 1 has started well so far and am praying it continues.... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:28:37 EST END OF JULY TODAY FOR ME....WHAT IS AUGUST GOING TO LOOK LIKE????? Last day of July and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> What is August going to look like for me???? <BR> I would like it to achive a loss of is doable however am I motivated...truly motivated to do it or am I going to waste another month yet again???? <BR> <BR> I am making progress in the area of my hand although it is quite sore tonight...well my arm is....I am allowed my splint off when I am at home and am also now allowed to shower myself and dry me ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:18:08 EST ALMOST THE END OF JULY... It is almost the end of July.... <BR> I am in the process of how I am going to attack August and achieve results..... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:12:13 EST HUMP DAY OVER..... My hump day is over and I am going to have another early night.... <BR> <BR> Am trying to will myself into starting August back on track...not at all motivated... <BR> Praying that will change over next couple of days Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:45:12 EST AUGUST COMING August is just around the corner..... <BR> <BR> My mouth is healing and feeling a little better..... <BR> Had physio today.....will need a 3rd operation to deal with the scar is preventing the tendon from freely moving.... <BR> Having an early night tonight.... <BR> NIGHT Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:53:49 EST AUGUST IS COMING AND WITH IT CHANGES... August is just a few days away and my weeks are running out to get anywhere near my goal by end of September.... <BR> However,.... <BR> There is still time to make a start....something I have not been doing lately.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:24:39 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...2/3RDS OVER It is Hubby's birthday today so we are off out for dinner with the family... <BR> Really looking forward to it..... <BR> Love these occassions although not sure hubby like <BR> <BR> Great morning at church this morning and am so excited at what God is going to do in the community and among his children.... <BR> There seems to be a common thread going through things at the moment....yay..exciting Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:14:02 EST SATURDAY HALF OVER.... My Saturday is Half over.... <BR> A lovely day here today....sunny..look nice however havent been out..... <BR> Enjoying a chill day today and also liking my new exercises for my hand and the fact I can have my splint off when I am in a safe enviroment....wookhoo...Its awesome... <BR> Guess that shows progress... <BR> <BR> Dont plant on doing a lot today.....may start a ne book and spend some time reading.... <BR> <BR> Off to write the church bulletin for August... <BR> Later Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:22:00 EST FRIDAY 3 PARTS OVER.... The sun has been out most of the day however there is a frosty air around now... <BR> <BR> My surgeon didn't take the button off on wednesday....Will see him again in 6 weeks... <BR> Have some new exercises.... <BR> <BR> My mouth is still sore but hopefully going forward... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:04:44 EST HUMP DAY OVER....HEADING TO BYES My hump day is over.... <BR> Say dental person today and have another apt with him next week after I see the lass who operated....Hoping it wont be as sore after next was a little better at times.... <BR> <BR> Saw my consultant today and see him again in 6 weeks....The button I have on my finger thats stitched through the tendon & bone wasn't removed today...UGH...thought it might be but he is leaving it there to be sure tendon is in tack.... <BR> Love him for that and I am sur... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:57:14 EST BACK HOME AGAIN..... Back home again after an amazing conference.... <BR> John Bevere is a dynamic man of God..... <BR> <BR> My mouth is still very sore and was all weekend....eating is interesting and not a priority at present..... <BR> <BR> Have Dental school again in the morning and also the consultant with my hand.... <BR> <BR> Later Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:32:49 EST HUMP DAY OVER...DONE & DUSTED My hump day is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> <BR> Had a dental appointment today and they forgot to notify me that I was having surgery that I have been waiting on for over a year.... <BR> All good.... <BR> Am a little sore though so my mouth will keep my hand <BR> <BR> Off tomorrow till monday to a conference so am praying I feel ok.... <BR> <BR> Physio went well yesterday... <BR> Have it again in the morning before we fly out.... <BR> Back Monday Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:34:03 EST TUESDAY RACING BY My Tuesday is racing by.... <BR> <BR> Had a great time with my friend & neighbor yesterday....we went for coffee which was awesome and just chatted about all the things going on around us.. <BR> Really great.... <BR> <BR> Am off to physio...ouch....not looking forward to it today....I have scar tissue that is stopping things from moving freely....ugh..... <BR> <BR> Off to one of my halls after that..... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:46:18 EST MONDAY MONDAY...HALF OVER My Monday is half over..... <BR> Have a free day however my neighbor & ffiend has something planned for us.... <BR> WooHoo...another adventure...Yay <BR> <BR> Later Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:56:49 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...2/3RDS OVER Sunday is flying each day seems to do.... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning......really enjoyed hubby's sermon.... <BR> <BR> Sunshining here today but not a lot of warmth in it.... <BR> <BR> Later Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:57:47 EST SATURDAY NEARLY OVER... Went out for brunch with a friend this morning...was really nice.... <BR> Then went and spent a couple of hours at the cafe.... <BR> <BR> Very cold here again.... <BR> it is already freezing......brrrrr Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:17:42 EST MY FRIDAY.....WEEKEND IS HERE My Friday is well to get ready to go to physio..... <BR> Am then going to chill I think for the rest of the day and try and get warm.... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 18:10:52 EST THURSDAY THURSDAY Still cold & wet.....ugh.... <BR> Off to one of my halls for lunch soon..... <BR> <BR> Spent half the day at our cafe yesterday just observing etc....really enjoyed it and so looking forward to joining my daughter.... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:36:47 EST HUMP DAY....COLD, WET & SNOWING.....UGH... My hump day is cold & raining & snowing....BRRRRR <BR> <BR> I need to go out to meet a University staff member for lunch....bonus that we are going to meet at our cafe which is very close to where she works....yay... <BR> <BR> Will spend some time at the cafe before coming back home.... <BR> <BR> It is so clod.... <BR> Later Tue, 7 Jul 2015 18:42:20 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED...BED TIME Off to byes.... <BR> <BR> It will be 6 to 8 weeks before I can join my daughter at the cafe so will find someone to work with her for that time..... <BR> It may be longer before I can drive however am looking to have this hand work properly..... <BR> <BR> Starting over again tomorrow with my eating.....Ugh...Not doing well.... <BR> <BR> Night Tue, 7 Jul 2015 06:32:35 EST MONDAY AGAIN ALREADY...... Sun is shining however it is cold..... <BR> Am off to have lunch with my friend today....yay....will be nice to not have a time limit on our time together..... <BR> <BR> My Sunday was awesome.....really enjoyed it...well most of it...... <BR> Loved the sermon at church last night....yay.... <BR> <BR> Cafe appears to be ging well....however I will talk to my physio tomorrow as I need to be there to help my daughter week after next as her half sister is back at college....Either that or I ha... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 18:34:39 EST SUNDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES My Sunday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> Gouing to read for a bit and have early night..... <BR> <BR> Night <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 05:32:56 EST SATURDAY...HALF OVER My saturday is half over..... <em>39</em> AND I am astounded how fast time is going these days....The day no sooner seems to dawn and it is over..... <BR> HOWEVER.... <BR> Today is turnaround day..... <BR> Today is day of turning the scales around from increasing anymore.... <BR> AND.... <BR> I am thinking that if the days are going so fast then I will get to where I want to be quicker....the time won't drag.... <BR> <BR> Fair thinking???? Fri, 3 Jul 2015 20:59:55 EST FRIDAY OVER....OFF TO BYES.... My Friday is over and I am off to byes......going to take my book with me.... <BR> <BR> Cafe went well today and I am so loooking forward to joining my daughter in it... <BR> Called in tonight as she was closing and she just looks so at home there.... <BR> <BR> Chilly to byes to get warm.... <BR> Night <em>102</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 05:45:50 EST THURSDAY RACING AWAY ON ME 2nd of July already..... <BR> I can see that this month is going to go as fast if not faster than the previous months have gone.... <BR> <BR> All good....kinda focused.... <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:31:35 EST NEW MONTH AGAIN It is another new month <BR> My question that I am asking myself is...."what am I going to do with It?????" <BR> <BR> Well I am planning to achieve something different this month to the previous months of this year... <BR> <BR> I want to see the scales going down this month instead of up..... <BR> <BR> THATS IT Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:17:32 EST MONDAY OVER AND SO IS THE CONFERENCE..... The conference was really great....So great to catchup with the other Pastors that were there and also listen to the speakers....Really great... <BR> The road trip was amazing and the time we all spent together....My daughter fitted in so so well and we all had a great time.... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to next years conference already.... <BR> Later Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:10:42 EST THANKYOU ALL SO MUCH Thankyou all for your support and encouragement..... <BR> My physio treated my head space today by working on my finger and showing me it will move....woohoo.... <BR> a lot of work going forward however it was so encouraging..... <BR> <BR> Am off to a womens conference tomorrow for the weekend with my daughter who is driving us and one of our sheep....Yay...So looking forward to catching up with the other pastors that I know will be there.... <BR> <BR> still very cold here however temp high... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:15:53 EST