New Year, New Look

I updated the theme on my blog. I felt it was time for a change. The previous theme has been up almost three years and is a little bland. I wanted something more whimsical. We’ll see how long it stays up. I’m not entirely sure of how to add widgets, which is soon going to be a requirement for my paid blogging job, so if I can’t add a button, the new design may find itself in file 13.

Last week on my HealthyPlace Blog, I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions.  I hadn’t initially planned on writing it, but given that it’s a new year and people are bombarded by diet and fitness ads at every turn, it seemed like the timely thing to do.  To be honest, I kind of avoid New Year’s Resolutions.  The thought of having to keep up with something for an entire year is overwhelming.

I do, on the other hand, make seasonal lists of things I would like to accomplish.  It’s a habit I picked up from my roommate, though I have not yet begun to adhere to her belief that the list should be shorter rather than longer.  Some of the things on the list are things I want to do, some are things I need to do.

On the “need to do” side of the list is “don’t lose weight.”  Which, I am sad to say, I have already failed at.  (Seriously, who loses weight over the Christmas holiday?  A recovering anorexic, that’s who. My dietitian was not pleased at all.)  However, I think if I gain that weight back, I think I should be allowed to still cross that one off the list.  So, there is hope yet!

Without further ado, my winter list:



Did you make resolutions?  Do you make seasonal lists?  What’s going on with you?


5 thoughts on “New Year, New Look

  1. I may steal your seasonal list idea. I really like it. And I like the design too! Was it a wordpress one? I’m scared to mess around too much with my design since I have it exactly like I want it. I think I would freak a bit if I didn’t like how the new one looked.

  2. My roommate usually puts about 10 or 15 items on her seasonal lists, which makes them more manageable. I tend to over-extend myself and think that I can do a billion things each season, so there is usually a good portion of my list that remains undone.
    The theme is a wordpress one. I was a little iffy about changing it, but figure if worse comes to worst, I can always change it back. I do dislike the fact that my widgets are at the bottom and may try to fix that. Who the heck scrolls all the way down to the bottom?!

  3. As I was making my NY resolutions this year, I realized how great the seasonal list really is. And I know you’ve already done at least one of these (make a music video!), so at least that’s one down!

  4. Your list is like…something I have in my head every single day and too overwhelming for me.
    So I do nothing.
    This year I chose just one word…to focus on all year.
    It was hard but I chose behave.

    Hopefully that will help me to do SOMETHING rather than nothing, I hope you don’t have the black/white all/nothing mentality I do and can get far in your goals.

  5. Where is this music video, Jess and Jill? Jade wants to see! =) And if you all want to talk about intimidating, I have another friend trying to complete a 30 by 30 list. She’s invited me to as well.

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