So, a couple three weeks back, I mentioned some changes I was making.
Essentially it boiled down to three areas I wanted to change:
We’ll call these the three w’s.
As far as websites go – I’ve overhauled atfmb.com – hope you like it. I like it. It feels more streamlined to me, simple and easily navigated. If you disagree, let me know in the comments. I especially like the new progress sidebar widget – progpress. Easy to use, easy to update. Look to your right and you’ll see it.
FunctionalNerds.com still needs a facelift. Haven’t decided what that’s going to entail just yet. All depends on other stuff. More on that later.
Under writing – well, let’s see. I wrote a short story called ‘Murder’ that clocked in at 2,157 words. Well within my 3k threshold. Comments were mostly positive, which is good and more than I hoped for. The next week I started working up ‘Solar City’, based on my flash fiction piece ‘Welcome to Solar City‘. I’ve an excerpt up if you’re interested. Right now this story has stalled at 1,825 words due to my trying to get another piece, ‘Crossroad Blues’, ready for a December 20th submission deadline that I am going to miss thanks to losing the better part of a week to illness. ‘Crossroad Blues’ is 2,300 words with a hole in the middle.
EDIT: The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 31st! This gives me the time I need to plug the hole in my story, clean it up and submit! /end edit
EDIT: As of Monday morning, I am down 2 more pounds for a total of 15 pounds!!!
I’m still drinking Mt Dew, just nowhere near as much. Overall I have cut my pop consumption down dramatically. Same with sweet tea. I’m also making different decisions when it comes to lunch than I used to.
To help, I’ve ordered an exercise bike – a recumbent, that should arrive this week – just in time for Christmas! Yes I have to put it together, but that shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish.
If you think about this in stages – stage one was to track what I eat and drink and start making better decisions about both. Step two is the bike – start getting some exercise, get into better shape.
Step three is, of course, rule the world with an iron fist…