LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BACK HOME AND UNWELL Am back home again and not at all well... <BR> I missed most of conference as I landed in bed on Friday afternoon and pretty much got up to get ready to fly so grateful that hubby bought the video card so I can watch the sessions..... <BR> <BR> Am finally having my second day up today but not really feeling flash.... <BR> <BR> Have also had a very close work collegue die suddenly yesterday....I am finding it interesting how other collegues are dealing with this.... <BR> I need ... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:23:21 EST HUMP DAY...OFF TOMORROW Hump day 2/3rds ocver and it has been a great day.... <BR> We are off in the morning to our conference....really looking forward to the time away.... <BR> Later Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:50:04 EST MY TUESDAY OVER.... My Tuesday is over and I am headimng to byes.... <BR> The weather here today wasn't too bad however it is predicted to change Thursday to really cold rain, wind and possibly snow again.... <BR> We are flying to wellington on Thursday for a conference so would really like a smooth landing at the countries windiest <BR> All good.... <BR> I am sure God will be with us and keep us safe.... <BR> Night Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:22:52 EST SUNDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES.... My Sunday is over and I am heading off to byes.... <BR> Have baby at 6.30am tomorrow....however this may be the last early monday for a few weeks as his Dad will be in the off season of his work so I will pick baby up later in the day....will eb nice for my Monday not to start at 6.30am.... <BR> <BR> Weather here is not forcast as being good this week.....hmmmm.....long as the cold blast waits till after Thursday when we need to fly we will be all good.... <BR> <BR> Trust you are all doing ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:06:55 EST SATURDAY RACING BY My Saturday is racing by again.... <BR> We are already half way through July....WOW....unbelievable..... <BR> <BR> WW WI yesterday went well....300grms down.... <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>30</em> <BR> Was stoked with that....I have already lost more this month than last month....woohoo... <BR> We have a conference trip at the end of next week and I think I may just go and weighin maybe Wednesday night.... <BR> I am very focused and motivated at present so want to keep that up whi... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 22:19:01 EST SNOW AND SLEET TODAY Well I think we got more sleet than snow however the hills certainly got the snow.... <BR> A lot of places were closed in town today as people weren't able to get into town... <BR> I worked at the café for 4 hours and let my daughter stay at home...she is sounding much better so tells me she will eb in tomorrow...the weather concerns me especially if it freezes tonight...the roads will be really tretchuous in the morning...... <BR> <BR> It is very cold here...-1 when I came home at 5pm...brr... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:16:20 EST VERY COLD HERE TODAY AND SNOW PREDICTED.... We have snow predicted tomorrow....part of me says.."WOOHOO" but the other part goes..."Yeah NAh" <BR> It would make life too complicated with snow..... <BR> <BR> My students are all back...went to one of my halls today and have another tomorrow so would really like to be able to get there.... <BR> Would also like my daughter to be ablwe to get safely to town to the cafe.... <BR> <BR> All good,.... <BR> Some of you wrote on my last blog about the heat where you are...PLEASE.....send m... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:56:00 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY OVER AS WELL... My Sunday is almost over and I am going to head to byes real soon for an early night.... <BR> Baby arrives at my door at 6.30am in the morning.... <BR> <BR> Very cold here sure is winter... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning...Hubby did it as little differently....or should I say it ended up somewhat different however went well.... <BR> <BR> Am off to sit by the fire and finish off a little persons jacket.... <BR> Night <BR> Sun, 9 Jul 2017 04:14:09 EST MY SATURDAY AGAIN.... My Saturday is half over.... <BR> Have been having a lazyish morning whicwh has been nice.... <BR> Have buttons to sew on some little baby jackets that i have made so will get that done this arvo and then they are ready when required.... <BR> <BR> WW WI went well yesterday.... <BR> 600grms down....woohoo... <BR> Am now exactly at my goal weight that they have set me...however...I want to go somewhat under my goal as I think it is too high and they have set it at the high meant I co... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 20:15:04 EST THURSDAY ALREADY OVER.... WOOHOO..... <BR> My week is going really well.... <BR> I stayed focused yesterday and felt really great at the end of the day....the food they had prepared me for lunch was a sandwich....YAY...perfect for my plan.... <BR> Have stayed focused again today.....go me <BR> <BR> Am looking forward to WW WI trustimng that I have lost.... <BR> It is 2 weeks since I weighed in at WW so am looking for something to have happened.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 6 Jul 2017 05:54:35 EST 4TH JULY.....ANOTHER DAY FOCUSED The days are racing by already...... <BR> <BR> WOW.... <BR> can't believe so many are in this with me.... <BR> I have had 4 good days in July so far....woohoo.... <BR> Am away tomorrow just for the day....Hubby & I have a meeting in Auckland from 10am to 4pm so is an early start,...flight at 6.20am ....and it will be 9pm before we get back.... <BR> All good... <BR> I am focused to see those scales down at WW on Friday so will be all good tomorrow and stay in my points.... <BR> <BR> We can a... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 03:59:21 EST ANOTHER MONTH HAS STARTED We have started another month ....OMGosh...this year is going by so so fast.... <BR> I am looking to achieve and succed thiks month... <BR> I did it the first month I had my WW app so I can get myself sorted and do it this month as well.... <BR> <BR> Total focus and not eating what is not on my list for the day.... <BR> Time to get serious.... <BR> Anyone joining me for the month of JULY?????? <BR> Mon, 3 Jul 2017 05:33:51 EST AM STILL HERE Am still here folks...just been very busy.... <BR> Our other house..that my son lived in went on fire last week so that brought an interesting dynamic into play.... <BR> He is fine....he got out ok with his 3 dogs however the house was well involved when the brigade got there.... <BR> <BR> I then had a conference in Christchurch last weekend and am away again on Thursday time to bring my other car home from Nelson.... <BR> It is sold so need to go and get it back home... <BR> <... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:02:00 EST NEARLY THE END OF ANOTHER WEEK.... It is so cold here at present....BRRRRR <BR> Today wasn't a bad day but it is cold now.... <BR> Am heading off to byes....have the bakery run todo in the morning and pick the young one up from the cafe.... <BR> Will drop him back after lunch as his Muma has a funeral to go to and I will do the cafe for an hour..... <BR> Am looking forward to being away this time next week....chilling I <BR> <BR> WW WI tomorrow..... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:30:53 EST AWESOME DAY TODAY....&....WW WI Lovely day here today although it is winter waether.... <BR> <BR> WW WI....woohoo...400grms down....yay.... <BR> Really stoked with my progress and am looking forward to next week.... <BR> Am going to give it my all this week and see what I can achieve..... <BR> Yay <BR> Looking forward to weekend chilling..... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 05:00:17 EST COLD HERE TODAY....IT IS SURE WINTER BRRRRR.....Thats all I have.. <BR> Off to go to Uni to meet a staff member for lunch....will be good to catchup.... <BR> Have an ex student to meet later this arvo as well then an evening at home....woohoo...looking forward to being warm... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 7 Jun 2017 19:03:33 EST JUNE WELL UNDER WAY The first week of June is almost over.... <BR> Our weekend away was aweseme....we did nothing pretty much and it was awesome.... <BR> Back to reality now and COLD weather....BRRRRR <BR> It is freezing here at present...literally.... <BR> <BR> All good...I am sure we will survive...... <BR> <BR> Had Baby all day today....was quite good however was pleased when his muma finished the cafe and he could go home with her.... <BR> Don't have him again this week however will be having him Fridays ... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 04:45:24 EST JUNE 1st.....REALLY????? Not sure where the year is going..... <BR> I am back home at present however hubby and I are away tomorrow for a long weekend....looking forward to it...very tired....will be nice to chill.... <BR> <BR> Had a lovely time was amazing..lovely and warm and really enjoyed the days I had nothing planned which weren't <BR> I arrived back late on Monday night....would have been back earlier on Monday however I bought myself a new car on Monday so waited for it to be re... Wed, 31 May 2017 21:22:00 EST MAY ALMOST OVER.....HMMMMMM Hard to believe that may is almost over.... <BR> Have been away quite a bit over the last 6 weeks.... <BR> Have been to Auckland for both my in-laws funerals....they are at peace and together.... <BR> <BR> Have also been having terrible internet probs with sparkpeople however it is all going well tonight so here I am... <BR> <BR> Am away tomorrow till next monday....doing a trip to the top of our south island to catchup with my friend and others and will drive back home next monday.... <BR>... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:20:32 EST APRIL ALMOST OVER....OMGOSH... It is the last day of April for me doesn't seem as though my internet probs are going to be fixed anytime soon... <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <BR> It is just so frustrating..... <BR> <BR> Other than that...I am doing all good... <BR> Have only lost 200grams in April...not a good score however I am totally focused for the week sneaky bits unless i have tracked them and am within my parameter's... <BR> The coach at WW yesterday made a statement that has sta... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:20:21 EST HI EVERYONE Well I am really not going to be here much going forwasrd.... <BR> I have logged in 20 times in 10 mins to do what i am doing here and I am over it.... <BR> I feel spark has changed something that is now no longer compatible with my computer or provider and to be honest....I AM OVER IT... <BR> I have been battling this since January.... <BR> We have had someone checking our connection all week and think we are winning and have sorted some interference that we were getting however it hasn't so... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:03:14 EST BREATHING SPACE...I THINK.... Hey Everyone... <BR> Well it has certainly been busy.... <BR> Had a great Easter away...was so nice to totally relax and lovely not to have an alarm going each morning... <BR> Didn't end up having Bubba Wed & Thursday which was nice however had him friday and today..... <BR> I dropped him back to his Muma around 2pm each day so that nice.... <BR> Bubba and I went for a walk today.... <BR> Really enjoyed it...we walked 4.5k's so that was a great start to getting back to doing some..... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 05:35:30 EST AT HOME TODAY.....THANK YOU EVERYONE Thanksyou all so much for your thoughts, prayers and goodies at the passing of my MIL.... <BR> The funeral went very well however showed us how very fragile my Father in Law is and am not too sure that he is going to last long now that Ma is gone.... <BR> They haven't been apart more than 4 weeks in over 63 years so it is goingn to be hard on him.... <BR> <BR> We are at home today and have a church service tomorrow for Good Friday then we are away for Easter and back on Tuesday..... <BR> May... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:54:56 EST VERY QUICK BLOG.... Just getting ready to fly to Auckland.... <BR> Ma died on saturday so have funeral tomorrow...... <BR> Will be back Wednesday day at home then away for Easter.... <BR> Will catch you all later... <BR> Blessings Sun, 9 Apr 2017 18:37:04 EST HAVEN'T BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE......OOPS... Hey peeps..... <BR> Have been very busy over the last couple of weeks......I think I have finally found my weekly routine with bubba however life changes..... <BR> Have just been away at an awesome conference and have been real busy since getting back.... <BR> Am looking forward to Easter....hopefully hubby and I will get away...thats our plan however hubby's mum is in a coma at present and pretty much we are just waiting on her to pass.....they live at the other end of NZ from us so possibly... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 18:30:32 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER The weeks are passing by so very fast....I am getting lost in them.... <BR> Am off to byes.... <BR> I have a free day tomorrow....woohoo....not sure what that will look like but it is going to be nice...even if I do <BR> <BR> i am so so pleased that i am not the only one frustrated with Spark.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:13:47 EST AM STILL HERE KIND OF....LOL Am so so pleased that i am not the only one who is not happy with sparkpeople at present.....and.... we do have choices..... <BR> <BR> Have been quite busy this week with one thing and another.... <BR> our weather hasn't been too bad....we have had some really nice days....20 to 25 Deg C,.....Love it....however when the good weather was here I was busy.... <em>46</em> ...isn't that always the way though!!!! <BR> <BR> We have a holiday on Monday for our rwegions anniversary day however as ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:19:00 EST MY SUNDAY...END OF ANOTHER WEEK.... My Sunday has started and I am off to get ready for our trip to church.... <BR> <BR> I missed a couple of days on here and i see "SPARKPEOPLE" have been "fiddling" with things again.... <BR> Got a real surprise whene the team flag points are all gone now and we have "testimonies" on our start page...well I do.... <BR> Have had a few "hissy fits" lately with spark and technology and the "powers that be" changing things without any notification at all.... <BR> Have the same thing here with our... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:04:14 EST MONDAY OVER.....HEADING TO BYES.... Another Monday is has been a long day.... <BR> Bubba was good and slept a couple of times throughout the day.... <BR> He even missed catching up with the friends he made last week in the <BR> All good....we have another hall to go to tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> Am going out tomorrow night with a friend for dinner,.....really looking forward to that... <BR> later.... <BR> <BR> The fires are all under control ass far as I know.... <BR> Between fires and earthquakes the s... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 02:43:47 EST HAHA....SUN BREAKING THROUGH NOW I HAVE TO GO OUT.... It was supposed to be a sunny day yesterday and today....came home early to sit in sun but it was cloudy.... <BR> was going to spend a couple of hours in it this morning before needing to go out but it is cloudy.....HMMMMMM. <BR> <BR> For those of you who may have seen on your TV about the fires in the south island at present....I am not near them although they are on the route that I use to go to Nelson .... <BR> Thats the only route available now after the earthquakes in Kaikoura.... <BR> ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 16:27:53 EST 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