LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community MY SATURDAY NEARLY OVER...WE VOTED TODAY SO WE ARE WATCHING THE RESULTS.... Election day today.... <BR> I wonder what we are going to have for the next 3 years....I shudder to be honest.... <BR> <BR> Walked 10k today...decided I needed to go do a walk...need to keep up with what i gained in my training.....looking to continue with the training a couple if nights a week...woohoo.... <BR> <BR> have got everything ready for church tomorrow.... <BR> We have guest preachers tomorrow....the Pastors from the west coast....woohoo....soooo looking forward to seeing them....... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:44:14 EST OH MY GOSH.....THANKYOU CLOVERS SO SO MUCH.... OMGosh.... <BR> Thankyou so much Clovers for your goodies and messages on my spotlight day in the team....woohoo..... <BR> <BR> I did weighin at WW on Wednesday and although I was up I was still under goal...however what it has achieved is that i am back tracking and have also bought a calculator and am looking forward to a loss this week....woohoo... <BR> Very timely with the 5% challenge starting on Saturday....woohoo...looking to do well this time.... <BR> <BR> Am having a fairly quiet d... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:22:43 EST WEDNESDAY....HUMP DAY ALREADY.... The week is flying by..... <BR> I am going to WW however not sure I will <BR> <BR> Have just booked my tickets to go to Sydney to see the cheeky monkey whom I haven't seen in over a year and also there will be a new one by then as well.... <BR> Looking forward to it.....AHHHH...some warm weather.... <BR> <BR> Have a 5% challenge starting on Saturday.....will be 6 weeks into it when I go to Sydney so want to have lost a few pounds that i have put finishes just before ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:09:10 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Tuesday is over as well... <BR> Am off to byes.... <BR> Night Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:59:07 EST MY MONDAY OVER....AGAIN My Monday is over and am looking to have an earlyish night... <BR> Feeling really great today...could do another race this week....,lol <BR> <BR> a couple of pics from yesterdays race... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The start <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Crossing the finish line Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:50:14 EST RACE DONE AND DUSTED The half marathon is done and dusted for another year....woohoo.... <BR> My time wasn't the greatest however i did stay with my friend for most of the way....left her behind about 4k's from the end...... <BR> 3hours 32mins and I am not sure of the seconds..... <BR> Just looked at my last years time and this is the same....oh pooh!!!!! <BR> Nevermind....I have done it for the 7th time and I am sure I will go nback and do it again next year..... <BR> I am feeling great and my recovery was reall... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:19:18 EST RACE DAY.... Am off o the shower and to get ready to go to the half not at all impressed with the weather at present.....Dull, overcast, has been is usualoly a really nice sunny day for the race..... <BR> It will certainly keep us all a lot cooler than having a hot day but...!!!!! not at all the kind of day to spend 3 1/2 hours walking in..... <BR> <BR> Later Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:14:11 EST BACK HOME AGAIN....AWESOME TIME AWAY My Daughter and I had a ball while we were away.... <BR> The concert was "interesting"...not sure what we expected however we are glad we went.... <BR> <BR> We dined and shopped and just had an awesome time together....we had lots of laughs and caughtup on a lot of things that get lost in the day to day.... <BR> <BR> We certainly didn't rush getting back <BR> We didn't leave till after 4pm to come home and had a 4 hour trip in front of us.....we stopped for dinner half way in ou... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:43:19 EST WOOHOO...OFF TO BOB DYLANS CONCERT..... Am of to pick my daughter up and head north....have about 4 hours travel witho9ut stops however i know we are stopping about 1.5 hours into our trip for brunch......woohoo... <BR> so looking forward to this trip and the glad my daughter suggested we go to this..... <BR> <BR> Catch you when I get back.... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:58:30 EST TUESDAY ALMOST FINISHED My uesday is almost over.... <BR> Picked up my book and my diary from where I had left is yesterday...... <BR> <BR> Bust one of my nails today...have been doing so so well since I have been havi ng shellac put on them every 3 to 4 weeks however one of them bust in half struggling to get used to it being so short as the others are all long......ugh.....Guess it will grow back..... <BR> <BR> My daughter and I are away tomorrow on a 5 hour trip to go to Bob Dylan's concert tomorrow... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:33:45 EST MONDAY MONDAY....DONE & DUSTED My Monday is over...... <BR> Left my Diary and my book in a cafe today...ugh....will go back in the morning and get them....well...I think thats where I left them..... <BR> <BR> Busy day today however did achieve a bit which was good..... <BR> Full day tomorrow starting with a 6k walk then onto appointmants..... <BR> Off to byes... <BR> Later Mon, 8 Sep 2014 05:48:25 EST SUNDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES I am off to byes for an early night.. <BR> Fathers day is over and my daughter did me proud......go her....she usually does...real honouring of my husband.... <BR> Was great to spend time with her and her husband.... <BR> Looking forward to concert she and I are going to this week... <BR> Later Sun, 7 Sep 2014 05:39:28 EST SATURDAY...A REAL CHILL DAY....WOOHOO Today has been a rewal chill day for me....yay..... <BR> Sleep in this morning and haven't done a lot.... <BR> Went to a craft show this afternoon....bought some gifts for Christmas..... <BR> Sorted our fathers day for our sheep and hubby.... <BR> And Thats about is.... <BR> Haveing a wine and chilling and will have another early night Sat, 6 Sep 2014 03:18:15 EST FRIDAY OVER AS WELL.... My Friday is over and my byes is calling me.... <BR> My day was fairly long today....started at 9.30am amd finished about 6.30pm.... <BR> Am looking to have a sleep in tomorrow and have a real chill day.... <BR> We have a craft show on in town so may go to that in the sfternoon....will see how lazy I <BR> <BR> Off to byes now... <BR> Night Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:14:20 EST THURSDAY OVER,,,,BYES TIME My Thursday is over and I am off to bed.... <BR> I have a very full day tomorrow as I have changed appointments from today and have slotted in will be a long day from around 9.30am till 7pm..... <BR> <BR> I am sure I will get here to talk to you sometime.... <BR> Later... <BR> Night Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:17:24 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER....& WW WI WOOHOO My hump day is almost over and I am actually going to have an early night tonight for a change..... <BR> Have a 15k walk in the morning with my friend and we need to do it in a faster time than last time we did it.... <BR> <BR> Went to WW today.... <BR> was quite stoked that over the last 2 weeks I got away with only putting 1kg on...though it may have been more however I am still 1.2kg's under goal....I was almost 4kgs under and need to get back on track properly and get back down to that..... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 04:30:18 EST TUESDAY TUESDAY ALREADY..... Have pretty much caught up with my emails which is something and they didn't change my diary too much which is great...... <BR> <BR> Beautiful day here today so am going to get ready and enjoy it.... <BR> Later Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:28:02 EST CONFERENCE OVER....BACK HOME AGAIN WOW WOW WOW.... <BR> What an amazing conference......WOW.... <BR> <BR> Jentezen Franklin is an awesome man and the messages he brought fior us were just amazing..... <BR> So was Chris Hill and Rich Wilkerson.....they were all jusy amazing..... <BR> <BR> Hubby really enjoyed it as well....Woohoo... <BR> <BR> Off to byes now... <BR> Back tomorrow <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:56:34 EST OFF TO CONFERENCE Am off to go to the airport.... <BR> we fly out in an hour and a half... <BR> <BR> Catch you next week when I get back.... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:55 EST HUMP DAY OVER... My Hump day for this week is over and I am heading to byes real soon..... <BR> Have an early start in the morning....Off to Wellington till Sunday to a looking forward to it.... <BR> Jentezen Franklin is one of the looking forward to hearing him.... <BR> Love the books of his that I have read..... <BR> <BR> Didn't get to WW today.....had a friend fall to pieces on me so spent extra time with them.....all good.. I am sure we wilol start to work through thi... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:39:13 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED MY tUESDAY IS ALMOST OVER BUT i DID ACHIEVE THE 20K WALK TODAY....WOOHOO...FEELING GOOD.... <BR> sorry am not shouting...forgot caps lock was on..... <BR> <BR> Stoked that my long walk for my training is over....have a HITT session tomorrow night then we are away from Thursday till Sunday so hopefully it will be restful .... <BR> <BR> Am not sure I like the spark changes to our sparkpoints page...not sure I like the change at all....AND...we no longer get points for our blogs!!!!!! <BR> <B... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:41:05 EST MONDAY MONDAY....DONE & DUSTED Monday for me is over and my byes is calling me.... <BR> A busy but relaxing day...thats a bit of an oxymoron if ever I heard <BR> <BR> Chilled with a friend over lunch....had a work meeting then training then home to do dinner,,,,, <BR> Needless to say dinner was late tonight as it usually is on a monday night..... <BR> <BR> All good..... <BR> Had some more business documents to sign so had our neighbours back over to wtness signatures..... <BR> Hopefully we are at the end of th... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:33:13 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.....WOOHOO....2/3RDS OVER My Sunday is racing away.... <BR> <BR> Church was awesome this morning... a total God morning..... <BR> <BR> Was so nice this morning to be able to use my race to encourage our not to be disappointed when we don't achieve what we are striving to to look at it all positively... <BR> <BR> One pair of my glasses are working perfectly however will take the other pair in tomorrow to get the frames adjusted slightly so that hopefully they will work as well.... <BR> <... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:13:09 EST SATURDAY OVER....RACE WENT WELL TODAY.... Byes time for me..... <BR> <BR> The race went well today.....unofficial time... 1.30.34 for the 10k's.... <BR> I took 3minutes off the last time I did it so was ok with that....would have liked to have clocked up a better time however will accept the time I did..... <BR> <BR> My daughter ran it and took 3 mins longer than last year..... <BR> Was quite stokes as I ran the last 500 meters with her ....woohoo....something I could not have done training is obviously having an impac... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:44:22 EST FRIDAY DONE AND DUSTED .....BED TIME.... My Friday is over and I am heading to byes to be up early in the morning to go pick my daughter up then head to our race venue 2 1/2 hours away.....woohoo...looking forward to it.... <BR> <BR> My glasses are pretty much working well....I have persevered with them and they are settling pair seems to be working a little better than the other however I am sure it can be sorted next week......I am thinking that because the frames are different one frame actually is working bettre than ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:21:24 EST MY THURSDAY....COLD, WET, SNOW, HAIL, SUNSHINE....LOL Am totally sure that the weather cannot make it's mind up today....we have had nearly all the elements in one <BR> <BR> Am going soon to get my eyes rechecked..... <BR> Have been there already today and they are just lovely.... <BR> Am picking that the biggest probloem is that for the last 5 years the glasses I had weren't actually set up correctly so thats why I am struggling with new one that are....makes sense to me so will see what comes out of it all... <BR> Maybe I just need... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:42:27 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER....& WW WI WOOHOO Was really surprised with my ww wi today....down 200grms...yay.... <BR> It is really nice being below my goal weight and still have more to shed having put on a couple of kg's...I will get there little by little..... <BR> <BR> Got my new glasses today....2 am getting used to them.... <BR> Quite fascinating...hubby hasn't notice as yet and I have had both pairs on pair I think I will have to take back and get it eased a a little tight..... <BR> <BR... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:58:03 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED The days are going so fast that they are leaving me behind......totally... <BR> <BR> I finally rang my eldest son in Aussie tonight...haven't spoken to him in months.... <BR> They have another baby due in a months time and I haven't been over to sydney for nearly a year....ugh.... <BR> Will leave it now till after baby is born however not 100% sure when my schedule is going to allow this....may manage to get there maybe in early November after exam supervising is all over and before my confe... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:26:04 EST MONDAY MONDAY....DONE & DUSTED My Monday is over and byes is getting very close... <BR> Today was an awesome day... <BR> Weatherwise it was totally magic....Caught up with my mentee for a couple of hours which was awesome..... <BR> Caught up with my friend for coffee and then we went to training..... <BR> A very full on week this week... <BR> Will do my 18k walk on Wednesday morning so that will be an early start to get it done friend will have to do hers in 2 lots......all good we will totally get it done.... <BR> ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:39:03 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.....WOOHOO....2/3RDS OVER Well sunday is now 2/3rds over.... <BR> <BR> Church was awesome this morning...really great.....loving it and l9oving seeing the changes in the people......woohoo.... <BR> <BR> pics from grad yesterday....a camera is something i don't take with the time I have my gifts with me for my students I kinda have enough however will see what can be done in future..... <BR> <BR> Have a fairly full week this week however it will be awesome....have an 18k walk to do so need to pl... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:47:51 EST SATURDAY JUST BEGINNING..GRADUATION TODAY..... Woohoo....we have graduation today...yay.... <BR> Have only got a couple of students that i know of graduating however there will be potentially more whose names are not jumping out of the paper at <BR> Am off to the shower to get ready for the brunch event that starts at 11.30 am... <BR> <BR> so looking forward to catching up with everyone today and wishing them well... <BR> <BR> Later Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:12:45 EST FRIDAY FRIDAY DONE AND DUSTED.... Really enjoyed being at one of my halls yesterday...... <BR> Will keep a close eye on things up there as they are in the throws of chosing a new head of hall.... <BR> My 15k walk is all done and dusted for the day....we did it in 2 hours 50 mins....need to pick up the time a bit however we still have 4 weeks training left....I am really seeing how the training is helping us and looking forward to the next 4 weeks..... <BR> <BR> Quiet night at home tonight...woohoo... <BR> Have graduation tom... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:32:30 EST THURSDAY HERE....COLD AND WET My thursday is cold and so so pleased that i did my walk yesterday and praying that the weather will clear for tomorrow so we can do a 15k walk then.... <BR> <BR> Am going to mone of the halls for lunch today however would be quite happy having a day at home keeping warm....all good.... <BR> Will do a drive round to get where the 15 ks is and then will be back home for the rest of the day.... <BR> <BR> A 2 part story starts tonight on INXS and am really looking forward to seeing i... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:07:58 EST WEDNESDAY MY HUMP DAY ALL BUT OVER....WW WI WENR REALLY WELL.... My wednesday is all but over.... <BR> It has been a full day....walked my walk this morning as I have to do my 15k walk on Friday as I have graduation this saturday....all will all work... <BR> Had training tonight so will be feeling sorry for myself possibly tomorrow.... <BR> Am loving this training and also the team is really gelling which is awesome..... <BR> <BR> WW WI went really well today...was down 600grms....1.2lbs.....great....woohoo..... <BR> Something must be working.... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:06:36 EST TUESDAY TUESDAY...JUST STARTED I am sue at this point most of you are sound Tuesday is started and I am off to my first appointment in an hour..... <BR> <BR> Weather here so far is lovely sun shine so am hoping that tere is some warmth in it today.... <BR> Fairly full on day but it will be great.... <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:27:51 EST MONDAY MONDAY....DONE & DUSTED My Monday is over and I need to be heading to byes however i have a report to write for a meeting tomorrow morning so bettre get to it..... <BR> Later Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:50:22 EST SUNDAY....2/3RDS OVER The day is just racing by.... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning and my sermon was well received..... <BR> Was really amazed at what came out of my mouth once I <BR> <BR> We had a new person doing the computer and he did very well for his first time.....very well... <BR> He doesn't read well and he did it all ....with a little help but not a lot....very proud of him..... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to seeing more nreakthrough in our little church....exciting.... <BR> <B... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 22:51:37 EST MY SATURDAY ALL OVER An awesome day today weatherwise.....beautiful sunshine all day although off to a frost start....a lot of black ice so it kinda brought vehicles to a standstill getting out of our supposed to be the same again tomorrow so will leave early for the trip to our church.... <BR> <BR> Did my 12k walk today with my friend.....our time wasn't the greatest however I am sure that will improve....well..I hope it will improve....only 5 weeks to the half marathon....woohoo....exciting.... <BR>... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 04:36:16 EST FRIDAY...ALL OVER....AND SO IT THE SNOW....LOL My Friday is over and I am heading to byes to get warm..... <BR> <BR> We woke up to snow this morning and had snow showers off and on most of the morning.... <BR> We planned to go through to our church to do some things however didn't leave here till late morning...was a bit slushy getting over the first hill however the roads were clear after that....was latish when we returned and it was snowing quite heavily coming back into town..... <BR> Supposed to be fine tomorrow so I hope so....won'... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:28:37 EST THURSDAY DONE AND DUSTED..... It has been colod and wet for part of today,....especially the part first thing this morning when I was out walking to get todays walk was freezing cold and wet......I only did a 4k walk instead of 5k....all good I am was a total power walk..... <BR> Am feeling the effects today of last nights training so looking forward to a break tomorrow.... <BR> Having said that...hubby and I are going through to our church to sort it out before Sunday..... <BR> <BR> Have a 12k walk on... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:40:27 EST WW WI....OK My WI today was better than i expected....I gained 900grms for 2 weeks so wasn't too bad.... <BR> I am still under my WW goal by 1.5kgs so thats something although want to get the 2kg that i have increased back off.... <BR> <BR> Talked to our trainer tonight and am cutting back the amounts I am eating as i feel I am eating too much....will see what happoens as a result.... <BR> The weather for tomorrow is not at all nice however i plan on being out at around 8am for my walk tomorrow so that ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 05:27:16 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Tuesday is almost has been a lovely day here today for a change although got off to a cold start.... <BR> Really enjoyed my day today and am planning on a reasonably slow day tomorrow before training again tomorrow night..... <BR> <BR> WW WI tomorrow...not really looking forward to it...oh happens... <BR> <BR> Later <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 04:27:09 EST MY MONDAY OVER....AGAIN The first day of the new week is over..... <BR> Am going to have an earlyish night kinda shattered from being so busy.... <BR> <BR> Enjoyed my training was different and we had 2 uni P E students take us tonight which was different however really good..... <BR> Paid for my new glasses today....will be interesting when I get them...I love the new frames and was stoked to be able to get 2 pairs instead of just one......will be great to be able to change them when I ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:46:48 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...DONE & DUSTED...OFF TO BYES My Sunday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> great was awesome this morning even though the space was messy after painting and things weren't put back....all good...we did messy church and that was hubbys sermon was awesome.... <BR> We left and went and had lunch on the way home and then decided to go back to church and sort some of it out.....was really great...we were only 10mins down the track at that stage and it was nice just to go back and sit and ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:08:21 EST MY SATURDAY NEARLY HALF OVER BUT 10.5K WALK DONE AND DUSTED!!!!!!! Have done my walk for today....ended up doing 10.5k....all good.... <BR> Am off now to get ready to go to a pre school reunion event this afternoon celebrating 25 years....will be great to see everyone....I had the privilege of being their first cleaner around 20 years ago....amazing how quickly time has gone.... <BR> We have a dinner tonight as well.... <BR> <BR> Hubby is at our church today painting so am hoping that he has a good team that has turned up..... <BR> Am looking forward to see... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 19:55:04 EST FRIDAY FRIDAY....OFF TO GET READY FOR WHAT IT HOLDS.... My Friday is here and it is quite a full day... <BR> Hubby has just left to go to our little church to start preparing for the paining tomorrow.....exciting.... <BR> I am off to shower and meet with one of my Mentee's and then onto the rest of my day.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:07:47 EST GUESS WHO DIDN'T BLOG YESTERDAY.....OH DEAR Guess I totally forgot to add a blog yesterday...never mind....the days are going so fast it is hard t9o keep up with them at <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a full on day but a good day.... <BR> Had a farewell to a staff member in the morning and I will miss him.....nevermind he is going onto greater things..... <BR> <BR> Today has been a lovely warm day.... <BR> <BR> Walked this morning...supposedly pour training today was a 75min walk but I miscalculated my distance and ended up doin... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:03:55 EST TUESDAY TUESDAY ALREADY..... Am off to get ready to go get my nails done...yay.... <BR> <BR> Off to an earlish start today <BR> <BR> May have another funeral today...had a sturdent die suddenly last week so may need to go to the funeral to see who needs support in the department he was from.....all good...just part of the role.... <BR> <BR> Rest day today from training......woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Later peeps..... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:39:53 EST MONDAY OVER...BYES TIME Monday for me is over..... <BR> Had a friends funeral this afternoon....very sad for the family....but she is out of pain.... <BR> <BR> Training went well tonight....don't know what it is about this trainer but he has certainly got us achieving....woohoo.... <BR> Rest day tomorrow then training again on thursday..... <BR> <BR> Off to get my nails done again in the morning...woohoo <BR> <BR> Later Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:24:37 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY....RACING BY....LOL Nearly evening at my place...the day has really rushed by.... <BR> <BR> Our little church was amazing this morning....we had more there this morning than we have had in a long looking forward to this little place growing..... <BR> <BR> Our weather today has been aweful...misty, cold wet...ugh.... <BR> <BR> All good...I am sure tomorrow will be better <BR> <BR> Had a lovely meal out wiht the family last night for hubby's daughter gave him and awesome lig... 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