LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SUNDAY....2/3RDS OVER It doesn't take long for a day to go by.... <BR> Church was great this morning and we had a good number of our sheep there....even being a long weekend..... <BR> Really enjoyed what hubby had to say and catching up with everyone as well....was a really great morning... <BR> <BR> Hubby and I went out for luch when we got back to town...he had birthday vouchers so thought we had better use them before thye expire.... <BR> the place we were going to is closed and not reopening till 6th Nov so w... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:55:43 EST SATURDAY MORE THAN HALF OVER.... My day is almost at dinner has gone so fast..... <BR> <BR> Am going to join hubby with a wine..... <BR> <BR> Haven't really achieved a lot today however have had a nice chill day....slept in this morning... <BR> We have church tomorrow however it is a long weekend so a lot of our sheep are away but thats ok...maybe we will do something different tomorrow....maybe we will have a morning of prayer & praise..... <BR> My daughter tells me she has spent way more money than she b... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:29:05 EST ANOTHER NO BLOG DAY..... Not sure what is happening at on here everyday however forgetting to do my blogs.... <BR> oh well...maybe it is not meant to be... <BR> Am so looking forward to sleeping in the morning till I wake....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Later...Night Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:47:45 EST NO BLOG YESTERDAY...OMGOSH....LOL I have no idea how I missed doing a blog yesterday... <BR> Nevermind I am here now.... <BR> I am actually heading off to byes at the end of my day..... <BR> Long day and tomorrow will be longer so am off to sleep.... <BR> later Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:05:51 EST MY MONDAY OVER...OFF TO BYES The weeks are flying by so so quick.....ugh..A fairly full day today but a good one.... <BR> <BR> Full day again for the rest of the week till Friday then it is abit quieter..... <BR> Later Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:04:57 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY.....WOOHOO....2/3RDS OVER Great day today although I am feeling cold.... <BR> It nice in the sun but cool out of it.... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning and we had a shared lunch afterwards which was just great.. <BR> We talked about what going forward looks loke and what it will mean for us....authorising our sheep to look around in the community for some premises that may well work for us.... <BR> Most of them are really excited about moving....yay <BR> <BR> Trust they remain excited when they are called on... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:46:15 EST SATURDAY AGAIN.....OMGOSH.... My day yesterday was much fun...just loved it.... <BR> <BR> Was thinking I was having a chill day today however need to be off and collect some stuff and drop stuff off.... <BR> Am going to get my nails redone and also to meet a student.... <BR> AND...yes I know it is a sometimes one has to <BR> <BR> Later peeps Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:49:34 EST FRIDAY DONE AND DUSTED .....BED TIME.... My Friday is over... <BR> Supervised and exam this morning....met a friend for lunch... <BR> Brought my car home and hubby and I went to a farewell for one of my students....woohoo... <BR> Full day but a great to byes.... <BR> Night Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:39:33 EST THURSDAY 2/3RDS OVER.... Am just on my way to pick DS up and take him to collect one of his dogs from the vet.... <BR> This boy needs to live within his included.... <BR> <BR> Lovely time with my neighbour today...woohoo.... <BR> <BR> Another exam to supervise tomorrow...woohoo <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:11:00 EST MY HUMP DAY AGAIN...UNBELIEVABLE.... My Hump day is done and dusted.... <BR> A long day and a full day... <BR> Maybe a small sleep in tomorrow then a full day... <BR> Next exam day friday..... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:18:33 EST TUESDAY ALL OVER AS WELL...BED TIME AGAIN My Tuesday has been a long day and a full day... <BR> off to byes.... <BR> Exams again tomorrow...night Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:27:19 EST MY MONDAY DONE AND DUSTED.... My Monday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> really enjoyed the supervising the exams today and so looking forward to doing it again in the morning... <BR> <BR> Thanks for your question Judith.... <BR> I will still continue what i do at the Uni.....all it means is we have to shift our church to a new space...and I know God will totally provide for us.... <BR> <BR> See you all tomorrow.... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:02:52 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY....RACING BY....LOL My Sunday is well on the way passed..... <BR> We had a bomb to drop at church today...letting our sheep know that we have to move out of where we are and have been for 20+ will be interesting where we end up and what God has for us.... <BR> Really interesting how our sheep responded....most were really positive and looking forward to moving....WOW.....that stunned us a bit as 3 years ago if this had come up the response would have been very different.... <BR> We have 90 days to b... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:59:50 EST SATURDAY MORE THAN HALF OVER.... My Saturday is more than half over already....OMGosh.... <BR> <BR> Had a funeral this morning and then decided to "kidnap" a friend who has been hiding.... <BR> Didin't give her the opportunity to say NO which was awesome......really enjoyed catching up with her...she is an awesome person.... <BR> <BR> My eating has really not been going at all well at present so am back to tracking in my WW journal and looking to turn this around.. <BR> My friend I met today is also at WW so have set us bo... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:34:17 EST MY FRIDAY 2/3RDS OVER..... Have had a real chill day today....and I am loving it.... <BR> Had an appt this morning for breakfast however was done by 10.30 and have chilled.... <BR> <BR> hubby and I went out on the motorbike for a ride....haven't been out with him for quite some time...have usually got appointments on a Friday....I really enjoyed it and we stopped for a cuppa and a bite of lunch which was really nice.... <BR> <BR> Am just catching up on my computer work and then I will continue chilling... <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 23:13:12 EST THURSDAY....ALL DAY TODAY..... My thursday has started and I am off to get ready to take my car for a warrant and then get on with the rest of the day... <BR> Am giving blood this afternoon so will make sure I am well hydrated..... <BR> <BR> So looking forward to a sleep in tomorrow and hopefully saturday....yay.... <BR> <BR> Off to attack the day.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 8 Oct 2014 16:46:05 EST WEDNESDAY ALMOST OVER.... Went to WW today and gained as I knew I had however it was not as bad as I thought it would be.... <BR> Gained 2lbs however really thought it would have been soooo much more and I am still below my goal weight.... <BR> Focused for the next 2 weeks so that i have taken off what i put on today and some....woohoo... <BR> it is doable.... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to starting exam supervising next week....yay.... <BR> <BR> Later Wed, 8 Oct 2014 03:09:20 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED Well my Tuesday is almost over and I am looking to head to byes early tonight..... <BR> A full day and still processing the things we have to make some decisions on....all good..I am sure God will guide..... <BR> Part of me is looking forward to seeing what His plans are ..... <BR> Have another full day tomorrow and am watching the days fly by.... <BR> <BR> Later <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 04:04:08 EST OFF TO BYES AFTER A LONG DAY Am off to byes after a very long day.... <BR> Very eventful and a lot of things that need sorting ....we can do this.... <BR> Prayers would be appreciated.... <BR> thanks heaps..... <BR> Blessings Mon, 6 Oct 2014 06:14:44 EST SUNDAY...BACK HOME AFTER AN AMAZING CONFERENCE Hubby and I are back home after our annual conference which was totally amazing... <BR> We both enjoyed it and it was great to have a couple of days to chill after it.... <BR> Off to byes now....the week starts tomorrow and I am in catchup mode.... <BR> Later Sun, 5 Oct 2014 06:06:54 EST MY SATURDAY...OVER HALF OVER.....UGH...ALREADY My saturday is racing by... <BR> Am just off to get ready to go to a formal end of year dinner in one of my halls.... <BR> <BR> Awesome day today....wrote my sermon for tomorrow this morning....already had notes done just needed to format it..... <BR> Have turned up on time today to get my nails done....she cut them back a bit as mwelll....can't believe how much they have is so so nice to actually have nails again.... <BR> <BR> Daylight saving starts body clock foof... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:30:55 EST MY FRIDAY AGAIN...THE WEEKS ARE FLYING BY.... It is my Friday yet again..... <BR> <BR> Dinner last night with the wee lass I haven't seen for 12 years was amazing....we just talked and talked and talked.....I didn't get home until after was awesome..... <BR> <BR> My Daughter and SIL have arrived in Addis Ababa....she tells me it is "roasty" there and they are struggling with would love to be there....I am sure they will get used to it.... <BR> She tells me lots of things have changed and she is looking forward... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:53:42 EST THURSDAY THURSDAY..... My Thursday is 2/3rds over..... <BR> The days are just going so so fast I am struggling to keep up with them... <BR> <BR> Off out for dinner tonigt with a wee lass that i haven't seen in 12 so looking forward to seeing her... <BR> <BR> Later Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:16:08 EST HUMP DAY OVER...BYES TIME Didn't realize that i hadn't done a blog for the last 2 days.... <BR> Didn't catchup on Monday as I had an unexpected trip to ChristChurch with my daughter and SIL as their car broke down so we rescued the car and got them to where they had to be.... <BR> they flew out to Ethiopia yesterday and should have arrived there tonight our time....trusting they had a good flight..... <BR> I am sure I will here from her in the next day or so.... <BR> <BR> WW WI was awesome today....1.1kg DOWN...wooho... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 06:54:34 EST SUNDAY....2/3RDS OVER Today has been a great day.....we had pastors from another one of our denomination visit and bought a great word for our sheep....woohoo.. <BR> <BR> Am sure there are a lot of New Zealanders not happy with the result of yesterdays election however we are stuck with the result now for another 3 years.... <BR> <BR> My daughter and SIL leave tomorrow and fly out for Ethiopia on Tuesday...our time....she is soooo looking forward to spending 6 weeks there..... <BR> Prayers for them would be appr... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:39:29 EST 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