March 11, 2010

A New Look

Hey everyone!
Today Blogger introduced their brand new template designer! Did you know this was coming?!  It offers some very nice customization AND a great collection of background photos to choose from, courtesty of iStock. So, whatta ya think? Would love to hear your comments!

I'm hoping the new look helps to clarify the theme going on here at Losing My Behind. See, it's not just about losing weight.  In fact, its really more about gaining things. Health. Vitality. Strength. The ability to get out and live an active lifestyle and not be stopped by weight and health limitations...and the courage to do things we never thought we could.

And, this is where the very 50ish looking bike in the new background comes in!

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to participate in one of those bike trips through the hills of Vermont in the fall. I've had dreams about it, though not recently. I collected pamphlets a long time ago, but they are, hmmmm, somewhere, not exactly sure where. And, when I saw this background image, I knew I had found the new look for the blog . . . and felt this dream coming back to life!

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about what we're giving up, what we're passing by in order to reach our goals. I say let's start focusing on what we're GAINING

One thing is for sure: our bodies will grow small.  And, in addition, as we do this very hard work ahead, our  hearts are going to grow to be really, really BIG, making room for all kinds of new and old dreams. I want to be ready for that too, don't you?!

So, what gains are you seeing? What dreams have been revived while you're workin' it? Please share your thoughts in the comments below...your comments are such an encouragement, not just to me but to everyone who stops by.

I hope you like the new look, I'm so glad you're here!

Lookin' in the rear view mirror,

P.S.  You can learn all about the new template designer right here!


  1. Awesome, thanks for sharing and get planning on your bike trip!!


  2. Love it! I wanna bike with you. If only I could do it with the kids in the back.

  3. Love the new look! I think the bike trip is a great goal! I would like to do the annual bike trip across Iowa. Just got to talk the husband into it. :)

  4. Cheryl - the blog looks great - really fresh, clean and inspiring! I ditto Heidi's comment above! Saw you are up to 14 pounds down...AWESOME JOB!!!
    PS - I'm logging on to look up Protein Pancakes again...having some for b-fast...yum yum!

    Holly @ Making Over Me

  5. @Gillian - We're probably going to shoot for Fall of 2011...I rechecked the cost and suprise, it's gone up! Still can't wait, tho! Thanks for commenting.

    @Heidi - I want you to bike with me too! Hubs is still furrowing his brow when I talk about it. :)

    @Pamela - The Vermont trips bike anywhere from 17 miles on an easy day to 50 miles on an intermediate day. Hmmmm, we may have to hit some local trips as we prepare! Thanks for the compliment on the new look, too.

    @Holly - I was just thinking about you & protein pancakes this'll have to let me know what you and the family think of them. We are banana freaks in this house, so we thinly sliced half a banana on top and sprinkled with cinnamon, added a touch of SF syrup. Glad you like the new look! Its inspiring me too. :)

  6. I LOVE the new look. You should totally do the bike trip. It sounds awesome.

  7. Wow! What a nice suprise! I love the new look. Congrats on the new numbers on your weight loss, as well. I'm pulling for you.

  8. Andrea & Mary Jane - Thanks so much! Even though I love the look of these old bikes, I'll definitely be using a more modern version for the trip! Thanks for commenting. :)

  9. I do like the new layout!! :) Good job!!!