LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community WW WI.....WOOHOO My WI @ WW was better than I expected today....500grms off..... <em>104</em> <em>218</em> ... <BR> Total motivation to give it my all for another week.... <BR> Am not entirely sure I will get there next week but hopefully I least it keeps me focused otherwise it will be the Thursday before Easter and thats 2 weeks away.... <BR> is what it is and there is no reason for me to lose focus.... <BR> Later Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:56:48 EST MONDAY DONE AS WELL.... I am certainly noticing the difference from eating properly... <BR> the last 2 nights I have slept really well and have actually got up in the morning feeling as though i have actually rested.... <BR> Usually on a monday I am so tired and can hardly keep my eyes open however today has beena great day and the wee man and I were going all day.... <BR> He did sleep for 3 hours this morning but that gave me a chance to get the computer done and also I did my ironing and caught up in general.... ... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:50:34 EST SUNDAY 2/3RDS OVER My Sunday is fast racing by.... <BR> Have tracked my food for the rest of the day and I will get another blue dot today...woohoo....10 days so far for the month of March....woohoo.... <BR> Am starting to get into a system with my dots and my Zero point foods and am loving it.... <BR> I have a week and a half till I go to Wellington for a conference so want to be fully on track and know what won't squander my points so that I can stay with the blue dots.... <BR> <BR> Beautiful day here today.... Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:49:20 EST SATURDAY RACING BY.... My Saturday is racing by.... <BR> Did time at the cafe today and got some of my work done while I was there as well..... <BR> On target for another "blue dot" today....woohoo.... <BR> Later Fri, 9 Mar 2018 23:17:33 EST FRIDAY OVER.... My Friday is over... <BR> it has been a long day but a good one.... <BR> Polytech grad is always a privilege to be at....totally... <BR> <BR> WW WI today and I was down 100grams....not what i expected but I will take it and keep striving to get 'Blue Dots' again every day...was quite surprised that I only lost 100 grams but I will take that and keep going.... <BR> A new week.... <BR> Had the privilege of gate crashing a graduation dinner tonight and also was able to bless them....woohoo....g... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 04:41:48 EST THURSDAY DONE... Day 8 is done for me... <BR> Didn't get a Blue Dot today as i went over my daily points.... <BR> Had a great day with my friend catching up ....really enjoyed it .... <BR> Will be back to my Blue Dots tomorrow I know I was worth not getting a Blue Dot however i am not going to make a habit of it.... <BR> WW WI tomorrow and also polytech grad so a busy day... <BR> Later Thu, 8 Mar 2018 02:20:21 EST HUMP DAY DONE AND DUSTED My Hump day is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> Just completed day dot for 7 days in a row....yay <BR> Am ready for WI on Friday although i may not be able to stay for the meeting as I have the Polytech Grad on friday... <BR> All good.... <BR> Out with a friend tomorrow ....really looking forward to catching up with her... <BR> Blessings Wed, 7 Mar 2018 04:25:09 EST MONDAY MONDAY Monday again for me... <BR> We fella is sleeping and has been for some time... <BR> We will go to one of my halls for lunch when he wakes.... <BR> nice to get some computer work done while he <BR> <BR> Day 5 today...on track for a blue dot again today.... <BR> Later Sun, 4 Mar 2018 17:15:17 EST SUNDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Sunday is done and dusted and I am heading to byes very soon.... <BR> Another good day and a blue dot again.....4 days in a row....WOOHOO.... <BR> Really stoked with my progress and I am looking to have another great day tomorrow Sun, 4 Mar 2018 04:31:23 EST SAW THIS QUOTE... No matter how many times you have tried and failed... <BR> <BR> No matter how many times you have given up... <BR> <BR> No matter how down and out you feel... <BR> <BR> If I can do this, YOU can do this. <BR> <BR> WE can do this! Fri, 2 Mar 2018 15:57:03 EST DAY 2 Day 2 done and dusted and another day with a "blue Dot" <BR> WW WI today....I stayed the same but thats ok.....the scales will be down next week.... <em>30</em> <BR> Just need to keep collecting "blue dots" and the scales will follow.... <BR> <BR> Later Fri, 2 Mar 2018 04:10:38 EST NEW TEAM CREATED FOR MARCH Have created a new team for March......hopefully it will keep me on track for March and am trusting others will join me for this journey.... <BR> Hopefully this link will take you to the team.....look forward to seeing you there.... <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp?gid=69655 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:00:09 EST 1st MARCH ALREADY....OMGOSH.... WOW.... <BR> Today is my 1st March......OMGoodness..... <BR> It is obvious that this year is going to go even faster than last year..... <BR> AND....I honestly haven't got myself together to achieve my goals..... <BR> <BR> Have just been reading some spark articles and a couple of them were really right on the mark!!!! <BR> Pave the way to persistance...AND.....3 ways to stop negative thinking.... <BR> I have a quote on my desk in front of my computer screen saying..... <img src="http://phot... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:14:37 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY RACING BY My Sundayy is 3/4 <BR> Church went very well this morning and we were very encouraged at the number that was there....While it is not a "super" great number we were in double figures and we were higher than our numbers have been lately...... <BR> Our speaker was awesome.....this young couple have been doing the sundays while we were on the holiday that we didn't get!!!!!! lol <BR> Am hoping that we keep growing and not dwindling back again.... <em>39</em> <BR> Would like ... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:36:14 EST MY SATURDAY TODAY.... My saturday is half over.... <em>39</em> ....not sure where the time is going <em>40</em> <BR> The 5% challenge is in it's last week.....OMGosh and also in the last week of February... <em>198</em> ....WOW....what is happening with the year..... <BR> I am planning on a very good eating week this week....I want to get to my 5% goal by next Saturday and I also have a few engagements coming up this week..... <BR> A 21st birthday tonight....a College dinner on Monday night....A farewell on... Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:58:21 EST MY NEXT WEEK ALMOST GONE AS WELL.... WELL.... <BR> My next week is almost done and dusted..... <BR> How could that happen..... <BR> I am starting to miss the fact that we haven't had a holiday this year and although on one hand it has been awesome being here at this time of the year.....connecting with the students in my halls from day 1....I am starting the year very tired....which is not a good place to be..... <BR> <BR> This is the first year in about 12 years that I have been on campus at this time and I certainly see the b... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:09:43 EST THURSDAY....WEEK NEARLY OVER.... Hump day....Valentines day....well gone down here.... <BR> SO....Valentines day in our house really wasn't a thing <BR> Had a Parents/student dinner last night....something i always miss because I am always on holiday at this time of the year..... <BR> was really great to catch up with staff and meet parents and the residential assisitants in 2 of the colleges this year.....quite excited for this year I am.... <BR> I am seriously thinking about going to another college this y... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:50:53 EST ALMOST HALF THE WEEK GONE It is my Hump day tomorrow.... <BR> A lot of us are astounded at how fast the year is already going by... <BR> Today was beautiful..... <BR> the wee man slept for a bit this morning then we went to Uni for a couple of hours and caught up with some of the staff....he is certainly very social and just connects with everyone..... <BR> He is also such a good boy most of the time....does as he is told and has really amazed some of the folks we run into.... <BR> <BR> i have Polytech tomorrow..... ... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:14:30 EST MY SUNDAY AGAIN..... It is my Sunday again and I am being really lazy....even slept in this morning....was so pleased that we have someone preaching in our church for us while we are "supposed to be on holiday"" <BR> <BR> Went into the cafe yesterday for a few hours and it was nice just to sit and get some of my work done and just chat to the customers that came in.... <BR> <BR> Am not planning on doing much today....I have to take hubby to get his work car sometime and I will most likely go to church tonight..... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:55:19 EST HEADING OFF FOR A FEW DAYS We are heading off for a few days today..... <BR> Going to head up central till Friday....hopefully the weather will be nice..... <BR> We have made the decision to go back to what we do next week and maybe take a couple of weeks break in the middle of the year.... <BR> Hopefully the camp we go to will be sorted by then and we can stay there again... <BR> <BR> Later Sun, 4 Feb 2018 16:53:33 EST HOLIDAY......OMGOSH So we left last sunday for our annual holiday and arrived at our destination Monday afternoon after spending a night in Christchurch.... <BR> We had 2 lovely days at our destination til we got evacuated on Thursday because of a pending high tide and we needed to leave the camp while this came through...... <BR> Holy Crap........certainly didn't expect that the camp would be flooded and our chalet with all our stuff in it be swimming in waist high water......HMMMMMMM.....not good... <BR> Fortu... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 22:14:11 EST HOLIDAY STARTS TOMORROW. Our holiday starts tomorrow so i won't be around at all much if at all.... <BR> I will check into my challenge team once a week...(unless we get wet weather and I get bored) <BR> <BR> I will be weighing in at a WW meeting each week while away....that's something really new for me....never done that before but quite looking forward to it and to meeting new fellow travellers...... <BR> <BR> I wish everyone well on their journey while I am away and look forward to seeing you all again... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:19:58 EST WW WI.....WOOHOO Am stoked with my WI today....800grams down,....yay <BR> Am really focused to achieve this while I am away.... <BR> 2 more sleeps till we leave for our holiday.....YAY Fri, 26 Jan 2018 02:10:29 EST HUMP DAY So it is my hump day already and I am very quickly racing to the day of our departure for holiday.... <BR> It is really scarey how fast this month has gone......we are very nearly in February.... <BR> <BR> I am not going to know baby when i get back ....he is starting to talk and all the different words he is coing out with each day he will be stringing sentences together when I get back <em>39</em> <BR> Nevermind.....we need this holiday and I need to get moving and get ready to start my... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:05:28 EST SUNDAY 2/3RDS OVER This time next week we will be halfway to Christchurch at the start of our holiday.... <BR> We are heading north when we finish church next week and will get to Nelson on the monday which I am really looking forward to....... <BR> Still have a week to go but thats ok.... <BR> Later Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:11:01 EST WW WI.....WOOHOO My Wi went well yesterday....900grms down.... <em>104</em> <em>218</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Am really happy with that as I really didn't follow the program as closely as I could have however still saw a result.... <BR> Am totall focused to achieve maximum weight loss this week as I would really like to lower my goal a little before going on holiday to keep me focused on my goal and in the movement forward..... <BR> I truly see that it is very possible to go on holiday and be able to st... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:31:09 EST FRIDAY....ALMOST ANOTHER WEEK OVER My Friday today and I am off to WI @ WW... <BR> Catch you later Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:10:59 EST MY SUNDAY AGAIN..... My Sunday is done and dusted and am heading fast to Monday...... <BR> I have baby landing at 6.30am in the morning then I need to drop him off to my son to be at the cafe for 10am then my daughter tells me today that I need to go back and pick the wee fellow up when i finish..... <BR> is going to be a very busy day and I will have the same again on Tuesday..... <BR> My daughter (or I) need to find some more staff and we need to do it quite quickly..... <BR> Really need anothe... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:15:27 EST SECOND WEEK OF JAN DONE AND DUSTED Already this year is flying by.....WOAH..... <BR> <BR> I have put the "stake in the ground" so to speak.....not going to "muckpuppy" around giving my full attention to the WW program and want to get to the weight I want to be at as soon as possible.....I want to see the scales decreasing every week till I am there.... <BR> I have even looked up where the meeting are for when I am on holiday and plan to go each week and WI.....thats something i have never done before....ever...... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:05:04 EST FIRST WEEK OF 2018 AS GOOD AS GONE Today for me is Jan 7th./..... <BR> OMGosh....the time is going fast if not faster that 2017..... <BR> Trust that you are all keeping up with each day....not sure I Sat, 6 Jan 2018 14:04:09 EST NEW YEARS DAY IS HERE.... Am off to get ready and go pick my son...his friend and small person and my kid's half sister up to go to the family Race meeting 40 mins north of looking forward to it.... <BR> Cool breeze by the look of it but the sun is out and I am sure it will get warmer as the day goes on..... <BR> <BR> HAPPY 2018 EVERYONE Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:12:03 EST NEW YEARS EVE....END OF 2017 FOR ME...... It is 9pm on New Years eve here....wet.....hmmm....thats concerning for the picnic race meeting we are going to tomorrow...... <BR> Believing it will clear up by the morning and be a nice day..... <BR> Looking forward to Daughters birthday and we started going to the races again maybe 10 years ago as a family for her birthday and now we have half the city join is gyreat..... <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year....2018 is going to be a better year for me than 2... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 03:11:50 EST ALMOST THE END OF THE YEAR..... WELL....... <BR> <BR> Today is December 30th for me......only one more day to go and it is the end of 2017... <BR> Have no idea where the year has the WW meeting yesterday the conversation was about finding something positive in the year as many of us have had "crap" years..... <BR> <BR> WELL..... <BR> <BR> I have lost 6.5kgs....14.3lbs.....( that's a stone....woohoo....go me) since I got the WW app and the new phone..... <BR> I still have 2 months to go before I have b... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:53:16 EST DECEMBER 27TH ALREADY..... So....boxing day is over as well and it was madness!!!!!! I mean madness..... <BR> The cafe was open and I was the 3rd person and we were SOOOOO busy we didn't have time to think..... <BR> One part of it the cafe was full....people had ordered and there was no where for them to sit except at someone elses table....OMGosh..... <BR> We were only open for 4 hours and our take was as much as one of the really good days last week coming up to christmas...... <BR> I am not there today and truly hop... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:01:47 EST MY CHRISTMAS DAY HALF OVER <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>41</em> <BR> I can't believe how fast today is going!!!! <em>39</em> <BR> We are heading to my daughters soon whixh will be really great.....we will do our christmas giftes before other folks <BR> <BR> Talked to the family in Aussie earlier today which was awesome.... <BR> <BR> Anyways.....Merry Christmas to you all when you get to your Christmas day.... <BR> Enjoy it to the fullest.... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 19:29:44 EST CHRISTMAS ALMOST HERE It is Christmas Eve here tomorrow.....WOW....where did the year go???? <BR> I am looking forward to moving on from has not been one of my better years .....having said that....I have learned a lot from the things that have happened and I have learned a lot about how to handle things that happen but most of all I have learned a lot about those who are around me and especially in my work environment..... <BR> Sadly I have learned this year who I can and cannot trust and that has be... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:07:40 EST ANOTHER WEEK HAS PASSED.....OMGOSH Another week has slipped by since I wrote a blog....OMGosh.... <BR> Am in the middle of Graduations at present.... <BR> Had the Polytech one yesterday and a Uni one today....anoth 2 on wednesday and 2 next saturday then that is it... <BR> <BR> I have got the Christmas tree and decorations up however it really doesn't feel at all like Christmas.... <BR> <BR> Still battling the insurance Company after our other house went on fire.... <BR> they are starting to frustrate me and I will be going ... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 01:40:47 EST FRIDAY OVER.... My Friday is at an end... <BR> Wedding rehearsal done....If I am not ready for tomorrow then I will never be ready for <BR> <BR> Had drinks and nibbles tonight with the bride and groom and family which was awesome and a lot of my students are down from various parts of the country for this wedding....It is going to be a real hall reunion tomorrow.... <BR> exciting to see them all..... <BR> <BR> Later Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:56:16 EST THURSDAY DONE.... My week is neary over.... <BR> My daughter took me on an adventure for lunch today which was awesome although baby was certainly not going to play by the <BR> But it was still an awesome day.... <BR> <BR> Met with the bride & groom last night and pretty much have everything in place for saturday...will finalise everything tomorrow at the rehursal..... <BR> Exciting..and scary all at the same time.... <BR> First wedding we have officiated.... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:53:58 EST TUESDAY ALMOST OVER My Tuesday is almost is 8.30pm and I am going to head to byes very soon.... <BR> My daughter has the next week off which will be great for her and baby and I truly hope she gets some rest..... <BR> I am going to enjoy not having to run after a very full on 18month <BR> <BR> Am looking forward to seeing the bride and groom tomorrow night and trusting to get the ceremony in place for Saturday.... <BR> <BR> Night Tue, 28 Nov 2017 02:28:22 EST SATURDAY...BEAUTIFUL DAY Today is another beautiful sunny day.... <BR> Sadly I have been in the computer space all day doing things and catching up.... <BR> <BR> Have got the wedding for next weekend sorted....Have the bride and groom staying with us on Wednesday night so will get the rest of it all done and sorted..... <em>337</em> <BR> <BR> Reflection for Polytech thanks giving service all sorted as it my award speech..... <BR> <BR> Will get onto the January wedding sometime soon.... <em>337</em> <BR> <B... Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:46:01 EST FRIDAY AND MY WEEK OVER Another week is <BR> I am excited about the Polytech grad.....ahve just had my speach accepted and am so looking forward to giving it and presenting the award....woohoo.... <BR> Maybe I am not so invisible after <BR> <BR> My WW WI was a disaster today....I gained 2kgs in a week.... <em>46</em> <em>39</em> <BR> This week will be better <BR> <BR> My weekend is to byes.... <BR> see you saturday Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:26:16 EST MY TUESDAY IS OVER....HUMP DAY TOMORROW My Tuesday is over and I am heading for an early night.... <BR> Didn't have baby today....his dad was home so he had him....was quite SOOOO nice to have a sleep in this morning and start the day slow!!!!! <BR> <BR> I have my time at Polytech tomorrow and trust that everything is in place for graduation..... <BR> <BR> Beautiful weather here at present and today was awesome to catch up with one of our sheep who now lives in the city....great to spend time with her.... <B... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:30:01 EST MY FRIDAY DONE AND DUSTED So...My week is over and I am off to byes... <BR> I have to do the cafe tomorrow for a couple of hours....we haev had a staff member sick so my daughter has had to work.... <BR> I will take her place for tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> Am nearly at the end of the Uni year although the Polytech doesn't finish for a few more weeks.... <BR> All enjoying what I am doing at present so am continuing... <BR> <BR> WW WI today went well....600grams down...woohoo <BR> Later Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:45:51 EST HUMP DAY OVER.... My Hump day is over and I am getting ready to head to byes.... <BR> Have had a great day today and achieved quite a bit which is good.... <BR> <BR> I am out of town tomorrow at the final Pastors regional for our area for the year....can't believe it is the end of the year already.... <BR> Have a 1.5 hour trip to where it is going to be tomorrow so will have to leave home around 8am.... <BR> <BR> catch you all tomorrow.... <BR> Night Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:30:47 EST TUESDAY NEARLY OVER... I am really struggling to keep up with how fast the days are flying by.... <BR> I did get some stocking fillers today when I was at the supermarket so guess thats astart for Christmas..... <BR> Am so unmotivated towards it at present....maybe thats because I have a bvery busy time between now and then and it doesn't stop until the middle of Christmas did this happen..... <BR> I will have to be really organised and I guess that will come.... <BR> Heading off for an early ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:35:41 EST SUNDAY OVER I am back home again and my Sunday is over and it is byes time.... <BR> Sydney was awesom although could have stayed another couple of days to hang out with my son and the melbourne cup races.... <BR> Had a great day watching the races for the melbourne cup....did well....took a sweep at the pub and my horse won....I also put a bet on it in the cup and collected from ity and had the 2nd hourse as well....and on top of that won a door prise....had a really great day... <BR> <BR> The kids have... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:42:11 EST MONDAY....AND OFF Am off to do the first airport run today then home for my daughter and baby to take me to the airport.... <BR> See you when I get back Sun, 5 Nov 2017 14:16:22 EST SUNDAY DONE AND DUSTED Today has been an awesome day...beautiful sunshine....awesome church this morning...God's presence there....healings...breakthroughs.....wooh<BR>oo...God is moving.... <BR> <BR> Am packed....well pretty much and ready to go in the is going to be a fairly long day tomorrow however i am sure I will survive..... <BR> I seem to have been eating everything that isn't nailed down today.... <em>39</em> UGH... <BR> Trusting i get this together while I am away.... <BR> Sydney Here I co... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 02:44:00 EST SATURDAY OVER My Saturday is over and it is pretty much byes time.... <BR> Have been busy today.....caught up with a student for breakfast and then had some things to do ready for Aussie on Monday.... <BR> Have got all the church stuff done yesterday....woohoo....way ahead of myself.... <BR> There is fireworks going off above our house in the playing fields next door..... <BR> Some of them are really pretty.... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Sat, 4 Nov 2017 04:37:44 EST