Saturday, June 04, 2011

New look, new focus

You might notice a few changes around here this morning, but there are more important changes that you might not notice.

Several Fitbloggin sessions made me really think, not just about the blog but also about my life. I've written about wanting to focus more on taking care of myself, loving and honoring my body and what it needs, but I haven't explicitly stated what's become very obvious to me: this isn't - and can't be - about losing weight for me anymore. I've said it to several folks in the last few weeks and it's absolutely true...if I never lost another ounce or inch but just got my diabetes under tight control, that would be "success" for me now.

This blog didn't start out as a "weight loss blog" but it sort of morphed into one pretty early on when I started losing weight, rediscovered my love of writing, and gained a few readers, all at once. And I've felt sort of bound to that theme even as I've flailed and flopped around in terms of diet, exercise, and shrinking my body. Even as I started to feel as though what had originally made me feel happy and accomplished, even "whole", was now too narrow to fit me comfortably. Riffing on the title of this journal, it just wasn't my size anymore.

So I've given the old girl a little face lift. Thanks to Jennette's excellent session, I pruned away a lot of the visual clutter along with the old template which, while I loved its uniqueness and cute factor, just didn't seem to be "me" anymore, either. I kept the original title but added a new tag line which encapsulates the way I'm thinking about food, exercise, and health now...sort of combining the old with the new. (Or at least that's what I'm hoping for.)

Let me know what you think and if you have further suggestions for changes I can make. This place, much like me, will always be a work in progress and feedback is always appreciated.

4 comments:

JessiferSeabs said...

Love the idea of decluttering, in every possible way. Very cute new template! Keep up the great work!

Just Nesting said...

Oh it's so cute!

Shauna said...

Oooh I like it! Very clean and lovely! :)

gingersnapper said...

I like the new template - it does seem more "you".

I change my tag line now and then. I mean to do it every week or so but always forget.