LYNMEINDERS's SparkPeople Blog LYNMEINDERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community O M GOSH....CAN'T BELIEVE SPARK HAS CHANGED TO THE NEXT DAY..... I was heading off to bed howver suddenly spark clicked over to the next day so, hey, may as well sort it while I am here.... <BR> Real timely as I have a very busy day tomorrow and a long day so now I don't have to concern myself if I don't get time to catch is all done....woohoo... <BR> <BR> I am sure I will be around though... <BR> Blessings Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:16:18 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER....& WW WI WOOHOO My hump day is over and I am off to byes..... <BR> <BR> I set myself a goal for ww to lose 400grms a week till mid May so that I will fit into new black pants to go away on a business trip.... <BR> I am SOOOO right on target it is scarey....even with being away at the weekend and having the scales go up on me I was right where I needed to be today to reach this goal I have set....yay.... <BR> It is so motivating and focusing.... <BR> <BR> I have my WW meeting that i lead tomorrow night........ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:58:39 EST TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED My Tuesday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> I have had a good day today however a busy day.... <BR> Have another busy day tomorrow and again on Thursday before the long weekend of easter.... <BR> Have a lot of meetings over the next 2 days..... <BR> <BR> Going to take some time after the holidays to put the conference material into some for of notes that i can use to encourage our sheep..... <BR> <BR> Off to byes for now.... <BR> Later Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:30:02 EST BACK HOME AGAIN.... WOW....what an amazing conference......WOW... <BR> Thats about the only way to sum it all up..... <BR> <BR> We had John Bevere as our primary speaker....WOW....what an amazing person..... <BR> <BR> AND....I have never been to a conference where we were so honoured and taken care of..... <BR> I have registered for next year and so looking forward to it..... <BR> <BR> I did gain a couple of pounds while away however not too concerned however have to get back on track so as to reach my appoin... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:20:36 EST WOOHOO...FRIDAY...OFF TO CONFERENCE...YAY Am just off to get ready to go to the airport.... <BR> Hubby is still sleeping however i am sure when i hit the shower he will be <BR> My mouth is is going to take a bit to achieve this however I do see it is healing and it is certainly not as painful as it pleased about that as we are 2 weeks down the track.... <BR> <BR> Am so looking to see the other Pastors that are going to this conference....some of them i will meet at the airport when we... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:42:21 EST THURSDAY OVER.....BYES TIME My Thursday is over and I am off to byes....have to be up early in the flying out at 9am..... <BR> <BR> OK....6oogrms is around quite stoked with that.... <BR> I had challenged my WW meeting that i lead to get on track and focus and we could all lose this week.....4 of them rose to the challenge and had really good loses....woohoo.... <BR> Have issued the challenge again this week as well.... <BR> Think I will introduce some other incentives for them when they ha... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:08:30 EST MY HUMP DAY OVER....& WW WI WOOHOO My hump day is over and I am going to watch the rest of Biggest Loser and then hit the hay.... <BR> <BR> Have our visitors already tucked up in bed so hope they sleep well.... <BR> Had a lovely evening out with them tonight....they were impressed with the restuarant that i chose..... <BR> <BR> Went to the gym this morning before going to WW.......was stoked that i was another 600 down...woohoo....those pants will soon fit me....yay..... <BR> Looking to do another 400 next week.... <BR> <BR... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:38:35 EST INTERESTING TIME ZONES!!!!!! Was busily doing spark last night...getting it all sorted and suddenly it all changed to the next day....whats with that???? <BR> I know we have just put our clocks back an hour and you guys have ust put yours forward an hour....but WT*@#* <BR> <BR> All good.... <BR> <BR> Am off to get ready to take my car for a warrant and then onto the hall for lunch... <BR> the weather today is drizzly and cold....have the fire on...ugh.... <BR> Think it will be a shortish day for me... <BR> Wil... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:12:25 EST MY MONDAY OVER....AGAIN.... Monday for me is again over.... <BR> It has been cold here much so that i put the fire on when I ngot home tonight....BRRRR... <BR> We have people from America that arrived in Queenstown today...they are staying with us on Wednesday night.....they will be freezing by now if the weather where they are is the same as here.... <BR> <BR> My day went well and i even went to the gym.... <BR> My daughter has given notice to the gym and is joining configure which is an all womans gym....... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:05:11 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...DONE & DUSTED...OFF TO BYES Well my sunday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Church was great this morning...hubby preached well.... <BR> We went to a combined service tonight at our town hall and it was awesome....I really enjoyed it.... <BR> <BR> The womens expo yesterday was awesome....really enjoyed the time we spent there..... <BR> Both my daughter and my friend thoroughly enjoyed it.... <BR> Took hubby back today as each time I go somewhere loike that i find magnetic bracelets and I knew he had lost the magne... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:50:25 EST MY SATURDAY HALF OVER.....UGH...ALREADY Had a nice sleep in this morning and am off now to get ready to go to a Woman's expo with my daughter and a looking forward to it.... <BR> I have been with my daughter before which was really nice and it will be great to have the 3 of us this time.... <BR> <BR> The surgeon was very happy with the progress of my mouth so I will just take pain killers when i need them and get on with it all as it is on track....he did explain aa few things to me which was helpful and I wi... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:54:26 EST MY FRIDAY AGAIN...THE WEEKS ARE FLYING BY.... I am struggling to keep up with the fact that April has almost finished the first week.... <BR> This is unreal.... <BR> It is only yesterday that it was Christmas...then New Year...then our Holiday and bow it is nearly Easter and Easter is LATE this year..... <BR> <BR> My mouth is a little better but still sore so am seeing the surgeon briefly this arvo to see if it is healing as it should at this stage... <BR> I am picking I need my plate dealt to but want to be sure before I start barrelin... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:25:15 EST WELL WELL WELL...BLOG FORGOTTEN YESTERDAY.....OH DEAR LOL...thats so not like me.... <BR> I must admit I was a bit of a grumpy smurf last mouth was sore and I was excuse really.... <BR> Slept better last night however was up early this morning sortiung my son out again.....I really wish he would sort himself out and get on a track that is going to lead somewhere.... <BR> Nevermind...not my problem.... <BR> He has broken his hand again...thats what happens when you hit brick walls....spent a couple of hours in the cells h... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:18:47 EST TUESDAY ALL OVER AS WELL...BED TIME AGAIN My Mouth is still very sore... <BR> Didn't sleep at all well last night so have been a bit grumpy kinda over the pain has just been going on too long.....will see what it is like in a couple of days and maybe make an appt with the surgeon for next week.... <BR> <BR> Our visitors don't arrive untill next wednesday.....I am trusting that i will feel better by then..... <BR> <BR> My day was reasonably full but laid back today and I really enjoyed it......looking for a... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:27:52 EST MY MONDAY OVER.... Monday for me is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> My mouth is a little better today however am a little concerned that it is ulcerating again...ugh..... <BR> I am not down to go to the surgeon till end of April but may need to get him to check it out before then.... <BR> <BR> I have people from America coming to stay one night on their travels next week... <BR> They are the parents of a girl my daughter met in ethiopia and the mum and another 2 pharmicists stayed with us back in 2006..... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:27:41 EST SUNDAY....WELL ON THE WAY TO BEING OVER.... Sunday has ticked by really quickly..... <BR> Am quiye tired today....I guess because I have a sore mouth and it is annoying not sure about it all however it it doesn't improve by wednesday i will be ringing the surgeon and looking to get it checked or some guidance on it..... <BR> <BR> Church was awesome this morning....hubby preached a great message however forgot to turn the recorder on....nevermind...these things happen from time to time...... <BR> There was not many there toda... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:31:59 EST MY SATURDAY ALL OVER My Saturday is over and I am heading off to byes.... <BR> Spent a short time in the sun today before it disappeared however it was nice..... <BR> Will cut the fudge slice up before hitting the hay and then it is already for the morning.... <BR> <BR> My mouth is soreish tonight however i have been eating some nuts so it is no wonder..... <BR> <BR> The weather here is supposed to be nice again tomorrow so may hide in the yard in the sun again for a bit..... <BR> <BR> My daughter is going to ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:52:12 EST SATURDAY MORE THAN HALF OVER.... Am Having another chill day today...woohoo...this is 3 saturdays in a row that i have chilled.... <BR> Am taking myself out into the sun now for an hour with my book as it has just come out....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> My mouth is not too bad....I slept well last night and didn't rise till around 10am this morning....not like me at all....the mouth is a very tender however hubby tells me that it is not as fierce looking as it was yesterday and the pain level is fairly low which is good....having ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:13:12 EST FRIDAY...ALL OVER.... My Friday is well and truly done and dusted.... <BR> Have an ex student in town with her hubby and it was awesome to spend the evening with them and to catchup..... <BR> <BR> Had oral surgery this morning so am a little soreish tonight however haven't needed to take any pain killers as yet so potentially I may not need them....woohoo.... <BR> Have kinda just picked at food today however did eat dinner tonight..... <BR> <BR> Looking to have a sleep in tomorrow morning and then pretty much a ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:59:27 EST THURSDAY DONE & DUSTED My Thursday is over and I am off to byes.... <BR> Have had a full day..... <BR> Had a lovely surprise today with a call from one of my Ex students who is in town with her hubby....came home to catchup with them and they are coming for dinner tomorrow night....SOOOOO looking forward to spending some time with them..... <BR> <BR> My WW meeting went well was open night so was easy....just chatting with people.....LOVE doing that..... <BR> I officially start as leader next week so a... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:37:40 EST HUMP DAY OVER....BYES TIME My Hump day is ovcer....have had a full day today and so pleased I was sent a text this morning or I would have forgotten one of my appointments.... <BR> <BR> We had open day at WW today...I chose not to weigh in a little up so need to get the pounds back down in the next week.... <BR> The dress pants I want to wear I got into yesterday...woohoo....didn't wear them out however got into them.....need another 4 to 5lbs off and hopefully they will fit better...thats my mission.....I... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:35:18 EST TUESDAY ALMOST HALF OVER.... I am heading off to one of the halls for lunch and then another appointment.... <BR> Have a fairly laid back day today...woohoo... <BR> <BR> Weather is not the and just dismal....nevermind...I can still shine a little ray of sunshine.... <BR> Later Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:18:49 EST MONDAY MONDAY....ALMOST OVER My Monday is almost over..... <BR> Heading off to byes.... <BR> <BR> Had a great day today although the wheels really fell off where eating was concerned.....UGH <em>198</em> <BR> Back on track tomorrow and going forward.... <BR> <BR> Catch you all tomorrow.... <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:16:28 EST MY SUNDAY TICKING AWAY..... Really enjoyed my afternoon yesterday.....went out into a very quiet part of the back yard and read and I think dosed as well...really awesome......I so enjoyed it.... <BR> <BR> we went out last night for a of our business partners was playing in a band so we went to listen to them....really great...enjoyed all the old songs that they played....looking forward to the next time they play...there was quite a few of us from the company so it was a lovely evening.... <BR> <BR> chu... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:24:07 EST SATURDAY...MY DAY HALF OVER.... Well am at the beginning of the afternoon already.... <BR> Slept in this morning...well least it was resting and am now chilling again this week..... <BR> We are going out for a bit tonight...we have a friend playing in a band so will go and listen to them..... <BR> Would be nice to have a chill day like last week but thats not going to happen today.... <BR> <BR> Am planning to go out in the sun with my book this arvo while huibby goes flying OR I may decide to go flyiing with hi... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:41:53 EST MY FRIDAY AGAIN...THE WEEKS ARE FLYING BY.... The weeks are flying by.....They are going so fast it will be Christmas again before we know it.... <BR> <BR> I am not sure I am going to get any straight answers fro WW and right at this moment I will do what i do and see what happens.... <BR> Thankyou both for your comments and it is helpful to know that it is not just here that this is happening....I see them losing really great people because of the will be really sad however will see what happens...... <BR> Have had a chat w... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:27:07 EST THURSDAY DONE & DUSTED My thursday is almost over .... <BR> <BR> Leading the meeting tonight went really well.... I really enjoyed encouraging the ladies.... however I am a little concerned at the way WW treats their staff.....not at all good.... <BR> It appears that i am running a business and I don't want to be running a business.......I have enough to do without another business so I see I have some things to address....... <BR> <BR> My day has been great ....even got myself a 4k walk....woohoo.... <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:52:25 EST MY HUMP DAY PRETTY MUCH OVER.... WW WI went well again today......another 500 gms gone......woohoo..... <BR> <BR> Did well with the Team Memeber status that i did on my own today....made a couple of mistakes however the money balanced at the end so that was awesoem....woohoo...was stiked with that especially being the first time.... <BR> I am leading the meeting tomorrow night so am off to sort what i am going to say and how I am going to do it.... <BR> <BR> Hubby is away tonight...will be back tomorrow night..... <BR> Lat... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:17:31 EST TUESDAY ALL OVER AS WELL...BED TIME AGAIN My Tuesday is nearly over..... <BR> <BR> The anniversary weekend coming up is t6he anniversary of the settling of the province I live in....Just an excuse for a long <BR> The only effect it has on me is the fact that hubby works and I can catchup with folks that aren't working that day..... <BR> <BR> Had a great day today...everything went well.... <BR> Hubby is away tomnorrow and back Thursday night so will use the time to do some catching up while hes away....will go out f... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 04:13:25 EST MONDAY MONDAY AGAIN.... Well my Monday is nearly over..... <BR> It has been a good day....lovely sunny day..... <BR> Spent the morning at prayer meeting....just love them all to bits.... <BR> <BR> Came back to town and went to the gym then came home for a bit and did some computing catching up then went and met a friend for coffee..... <BR> Was totally needed the catchup... <BR> <BR> We have anniversary weekend this coming gets a bit tacky as some take the day off and others don't..... <BR> My hubby t... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:39:45 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY...3 PARTS OVER... it is almost dinner time for me here.... <BR> Today has been wet and horrible...we are experiencing the tail end of Cyclone Lucy....apart from the drizzly think rain it is warm so we really haven't suffered at all on this side of the island....the North Island has certaily had it a lot worse and also the west coast of the south island.... <BR> <BR> Church went well this morning.....was surprised that nearly all our sheep were there even in the horrid weather..... <BR> <BR> We are not going ... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:38:44 EST SATURDAY 2/3RDS OVER... My Saturday is at the mid-afternoon point.... <BR> Have chilled fact am chilling so much haven't even got dressed as kind of chill day..... <BR> <BR> Have achieved a lot though.... <BR> Have found, with the help on another leader, how to print my source material for WW.... <BR> Have baked 4 dozen muffins....done the washing and woill do the ironing when it is dry.... <BR> Am just going to write a report for my boss for our meeting next will be almos... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:50:57 EST THANKYOU EVERYONE Thankyou so much to the encouraging replies on my yesterdays blog..... <BR> I certainly won't make a decision in haste and will give it a few weeks and will see where it goes..... <BR> <BR> I am off now to get showered to go to the Polytech Graduation today.......not sure I have any one graduating however will find out when I get there.... <BR> Have the Thanksgiving service at noon... <BR> Later Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:05:06 EST THURSDAY OVER...BYES TIME My Thursday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> Haven't lead ao WW meeting as yet...apparently next week.... <BR> that will be very interesting.....very interesting indeed.... <BR> i am seeing that there is a lot more involved than I thought and I am not sure I have the time to do it justice...... <BR> I will make a decision over the next couple of weeks...... <BR> There is a lot more prep required and I see it being a BIG tie....I already have times when i can't be there because ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:11:42 EST WW WI WOW WW WI today...OMGosh...another 1.1kg just a little under the low end of goal stoked.... <BR> It will keep me motivated to lose a little more so that i have a little to play with when hw have times away this year.... <BR> totally stoked.... <BR> Looking for another great week.... <BR> Enjoyed again sitting in on training as an MTM..... will be doing it myself next week.... <BR> <BR> Actually did some work today as some time at un... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:38:32 EST STILL TUESDAY BUT THE END OF THE DAY..... Am heading ioff to byes however thought i would stop by and update my day.... <BR> <BR> Really laid back stressless day ....woohoo... <BR> <BR> Lunch at the hall....a short catchup with my daughter on her break....a littl shopping....early dinner as I had a meeting at my other hall and then a Uturn on my way home and a God ordained meeting with a student...very timely indeed....especially fo my student..... <BR> <BR> I am sure hubby thought i had left town....was only planning on being awa... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:11:20 EST TUESDAY TUESDAY...AND LOVING IT Am chilling this morning.....well my morning is half over and I am heading to get ready to go to one of my halls for lunch.... <BR> Am going to do my walk after lunch so believing the weather will stay fine....sun is trying to come out..... <BR> <BR> My day is really relaxed which is awesome and I only have one apt for the day and then a short meeting early tonight and thats my day..... <BR> Hoping to get caught up on som ww stuff that i need done by tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> Later peeps Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:30:24 EST MONDAY MONDAY AGAIN.... Well the energiser bunny was up and energised again today.... <BR> Went to the gym when I got back from prayer group....woohoo.... <BR> Got home mid afternoon and made a fresh frittata for my dinner and got dinner uunder way..... <BR> <BR> Have been on the computer for the lat 2.5 hours so it is time to get off it and consider chilling before bed.... <BR> <BR> my day has gone well and am homping for a quietish day tomorrow.... <BR> Hoping to do a walk before going to one of my halls for lun... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:18:14 EST SUNDAY...THE ENERGISER BUNNY IS RESTING....LOL Sunday is 2/3rds over for us and we are getting ready to go to nite church. <BR> Church went well this morning...hubby preached another great message..... <BR> Our sheep didn't want to go home ....they do that sometimes.... <BR> <BR> We had lunch on the way home which was really nice....have been to check on someone I am mentoring just to make sure they are all set for the new week....woohoo...they are doing so proud of them...... <BR> <BR> Full on morning tomorrow... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 23:19:48 EST SATURDAY OVER....FULL ON BUT GREAT Am heading to byes....can't believe that my Saturday is all over.... <BR> <BR> Went to WW leaders meeting this waqs really good although I came away wondering how I wuill put everything together for the open week....all good ...I am sure I will get there.... <BR> Am a little excited about it and I am sure I will get to grips with it all.... <BR> <BR> Had a meeting with someone I am mentoring and then went on to catch up with a couple of my students from last year.... <BR> Great... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 04:44:10 EST FRIDAY...ALL OVER My Friday is done and dusted.... <BR> <BR> We had the world day of Prayer at our church this morning and it went really well...Hubby preached a great thought provoking message and it was a lovely time with folks who don't normally come to our church.... <BR> <BR> Didn't get back till mid afternoon then went out on the motor bike for a ride which was really enjoyeable.... <BR> haven't done that for some time.... <BR> Didn't get to the gym or a walk today however am not going to knock myself ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 03:26:45 EST THANKYOU ALL.....WW WI WOOHOO Thankyou all for your encouragement about my roles in WW... <BR> I am a little overwhelmed at present however it was nice just sitting in on a meeting tonight....I am sure by the time I take it over then I will be a little more prepared.... <BR> there is a lot to learn however they are all lovely and it will be great spending the time with them and encouraging them...... <BR> Need to get more familiar with different aspects of the program so that I can guide the ladies and answer their questi... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 02:55:47 EST MY HUMP DAY AGAIN...& WW WI WOOHOO Can't believe it is Wednesday again so soon.... <BR> <BR> Off to the gym then to WW..... <BR> Not sure what I am gettinmg myself into at <BR> Am potentially training at my Wednesday meeting as a recorder and then leading a meeting on a Thursday.... <BR> Haven't got any of my modules done as yet as I can't open some of them...ugh.... <BR> I am sure it will get all sorted.... <BR> <BR> Later peeps Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:09:03 EST TUESDAY ANOTHER COLD WET DAY....UGH Today is was cold and wet however it did clear this afternoon and I did go for a 4k walk....woohoo..... <BR> Was very cold however i was quite warm when I got back home.... <BR> <BR> My plan went well today....woohoo....going well.... <BR> <BR> Off to byes.... <BR> Night Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:20:07 EST GREAT DAY TODAY ALTHOUGH COLD AND WET.... Greta day today....I stuck to my plan for the 3rd day in a row....woohoo... <BR> Went to the gym for 40 mins....yay....even though it was cold and blustery showers coming through in waves with hail etc....its almost like winter...temp was about 5 deg C all day today.....winter is here early.... <BR> <BR> All goo..... <BR> Focused to stay on my plan for tomorrow as well....yay <BR> Off to byes for now.... <BR> Later Mon, 3 Mar 2014 04:32:03 EST MARCH IS GOING TO BE A GREAT MONTH I just know that March is going to be a great month... <BR> I know there are a lot of us here on spark who have now got over the holiday celebrations and some of us are knocking ourselves out because we have gained weight and are miffed with ourselves for letting that happen.... <BR> <BR> WELL PEEPS.... <BR> <BR> We are in a new month and a new year..... <BR> Yes I know it is now the 3rd month of this year and some of us haven't made any progess at all.... <BR> <BR> I am here to tell you ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:17:44 EST SATURDAY PRETTY MUCH OVER.... Well 1st March for me is pretty much done and is 8.15pm here and I am going to chill for the rest of the evening then hit the hay for a good nights sleep...up early in the morning for our church ... <BR> So looking forward to seeing our sheep in the morning.... <BR> <BR> Have a great saturday peeps....get some chill time.... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 02:17:59 EST MY FRIDAY...THE WEEKEND IS HERE ALREADY.... I am amazed at how quickly this year is is March tomorrow and it only seems yeaterday that it was Christmas.... <BR> <BR> I shudder to think how fast this year is going to go...ugh.... <BR> <BR> My day today was interesting,....a real mixture of things.... <BR> i mentored my person this morning and I am thankful that i cud actually give her a way forward....I am stoked that we have only been doing this for 2 weeks and yet I am seeing progress and changes....she really wants to c... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 04:34:04 EST THURSDAY DONE & DUSTED my Thursday is over and I am heading to byes.... <BR> <BR> Had a pastors training meeting all day today and really enjoyed it....that in turn put me behind with the hall i was supposed to be at however I went this evening and connected with a lot of the students....woohoo...all good.... <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed the was awesome.... <BR> <BR> Am stoked that some of you have accepted my challenge for March....look frorward toa ll the successes that we are going to have... <... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:37:38 EST HUMP DAY AGAIN.... It is my hump day again and I am heading to the gym.....if I don't go now I won't get there today so am purposing my mind for success.... <BR> <BR> WW WI today so am believing I am a few grams down however am picking I will have to pay for being over goal...all back into it all after holiday and going full steam ahead .... <BR> <BR> We can all do this.... <BR> I have written my gym and my walking in my diary and i am purposing my mind to actually do it and then carry on with my d... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:24:56 EST