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Posted on Oct 26, 2010 in Dear Diary | 3 comments

New Look, New Attitude

Howdy, party peeps. So, as you may notice from looking around this here li’l ol’ site (why am I suddenly a cowboy?), there have been a few changes. Turns out my old theme I was using suddenly became unusable with whatever updates WordPress must have done, so I had to work a little magic. Hopefully it’s at least passable for now! I’m still trying to figure out how to do a lot of the customizing and editing of the layout and look myself, and as a total HTML-neophyte it’s proving rather challenging.

So I implore you, fellow bloggers (or just any computer geeks out there), to give me your tips and tricks on how to make this thing look beast! The biggest thing I’m having trouble with right now is fixing the font for the content of all my posts, and the image sizing. For some reason, now all of my pictures are showing up HUGE! And even when I go into the individual posts and try to size them down, it’s not working. So if anybody has any ideas, I am all ears.

In other news, I’ve decided that this whole layout-mishap is actually a blessing in disguise. Well, I guess that’s not really other news at all. In fact, it’s very closely related to the original news. Oh well. Regardless, I have indeed decided that this is the perfect opportunity to give my attitude a makeover as well as my blog. I’ve been admittedly doldrum-dwelling over the past couple of weeks, playing the whole Negative Nancy, Sad Sally, Boo-Hoo Betty (yeah, I made that last one up, bigwhoopwannafightaboutit?) thing to a T. Yes, it has been a discouraging couple of weeks, both weight-wise and life-wise, but I’ve been rather defeatist lately. I’ve been letting my sour mood get in the way of really pressing forward and trying to get through this slump (despite saying things like “I will remain vigilant!” and “I persevere!”, I haven’t been making good on those statements.)

So here we go. I really mean it this time. I’m back on track, feeling good, looking towards my goals. I’m fired up to blast through this plateau, blast into the single-digit 200s, and have a blast doing it (okay, okay, I may be getting carried away here.) Let’s review a couple of my midpoint goals as motivation:

  • Run a 5K by the end of 2010. (If anybody knows of a good one, let me know! Right now I’m looking at Thanksgiving Day races in Northern Virginia, like this one my sister found for me.)

  • Weigh 200 lbs by cruise sail-by date of 1/8/2011. (This would put my weight-loss-to-date at 46 lbs, and bring me over halfway to my ultimate goal!)

I know there are more, but for right now that’ll do, pig, that’ll do. I do have actual work I should probably be doing at some point anyway, so I’ll leave you all with that for now. <3


  1. I’m proud of your can-do attitude AND i’m excited to run a 5k with you! Would you have believed at this time last year that you would be trying to run a race?! 🙂

  2. EXCELLENT attitude!! Do or it!!!

    • $&@)( i phone: GO FOR IT!!


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