Hello Monday Hello March

Monday, March 01, 2010

OK, the weekend is all wrapped up, and the down day was really relaxing.

Saturday spent the day moving the dirt... the story behind this: We have a long driveway that leads up to our house. Amy has never like the "hump" in the middle of the driveway, because it makes it so you cannot see the house from the street, or the street from the house. We have talked about renting a "machine" to dig up the hump. I tried with a pick and shovel, and made less than a dent in the hump (and lots of blisters and sore muscles). The neighbor also has the long drive (our lots are "mirror images"), so we decided to both plow down the hump. Got a bulldozer, and started digging. I have no idea how much dirt we moved, but the hump is about half gone. We need to get the removed dirt taken care of, before trying again. Who knew a simple hump could be so much work.

So here is to the start of a new month, and new goals. Amy and I have created several family plans/goals (most based on Dave Ramsey). We are excited to get starting, and moving.

I need to figure out what happened to my weight goal. I hit my "phase one" goal, and set my "phase two" goal. In doing so, SparkPeople adjusted my calorie range (since my new goal is less dramatic than the first). It went up almost 400 calories. I manually moved down by 200 (so I am still 200 more than before). I have been staying in that range, and I have managed to gain 3/4 of a pound in 2 weeks. I have tried to keep in the lower end of my range, but have not been successful in it. So I am now thinking I need to move my range back to where it was for my phase one goal, and see if I can get back on track.

So a bit bummed that I am now 1/2 pound above the end of my phase one goal, and I hope that adjusting back will work???
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    Hooray for a new month and new goals! I love seeing all the goal-oriented blogs at the start of the month. It's so inspiring.
    2911 days ago
    I wish you the best of luck in finding the right amount of calories to eat. The minimum for men recommended is 1500 cal/day. I think you'll do fine going back to the prior amount of calories.
    Good luck!
    2911 days ago
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