So with the start of the new year comes resolutions. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about! Thing is, that's something I haven't done in a long time. But I know a lot of people do, and one of the things that tops the list is lose weight. So I thought I'd share some things I learned when I was losing weight in hopes it might help one or two people.
Everyone has their own ideas on how to lose weight and what products to get and what exercises to use and what foods to avoid and so on. Which makes it super confusing when a person decides to actually lose weight! I know that I tried things in the past and gave up because I hated it. But I have since hit on something that worked for me, so I thought I would post about it. And while organizing my thoughts, realized I can split this into several posts. Partly so that I can expand on some ideas and not make a fucking HUGE post, and partly to give me more content to post here. ^_^;
So I'll be sharing several posts on things related to weight loss that may or may not help you or someone you know. Is my way the One True Way to Lose Weight? Of course not! But I will expand on what worked for me, and by doing so, maybe someone can find something that works for them. Everyone will have a different method, so trying different suggestions from people can help you find what works for you. So look for new posts every Friday for a little while, and if you have any questions, you know where to find me!
I'm not going to harp on the election and results, enough people are doing it that the drama llamas are working overtime. But I will comment on one thing I've learned from all of this.
No matter how much we as a country believe that progress has been made in areas of gender and race equality, the fact that enough people voted in a racist, misogynist sociopath as our president says we haven't come nearly as far as we think we have. And that makes me a sad panda.
Why are you sending me text to format into the letterhead when it's just as easy for you to type in the letterhead instead of sending me a regular word file with what you want??
You know, it's really weird to realize that while you're good at what you do and the final outcome works, the process you learned isn't correct. That's essentially what I've been learning in this degree: what the correct process is for designing things. So for practice, I downloaded Balsmiq and played with that to work out a new layout for here.
Yeah, that's really weird to do!! I used it for work and it will hopefully be helpful, but I'm so used to doing layout and design TOGETHER that making the base wireframe layout without designing the graphical look just feels alien to me. My process in the past has been I see a layout framework that I like, I go into whatever graphics program I'm using and start building. Choosing color scheme, placing elements, etc. I never did a wireframe before because I already know (mostly) what the actual layout framework was. Sometimes I'd find that certain changes needed to be made for the site I'm making it for, but I always did that with the design elements because it helped me see it better. Which may be why doing a wireframe first feels weird. Without having that color and design elements to use, I have trouble seeing where it all goes. This has bled over to ALL the sites I do, which is making it harder to make them. (well, that, and learning HTML5)
Still, it's a learning process and maybe it'll feel more comfortable the more I do it. Or, maybe it will only feel comfortable when I'm working on other people's websites. We'll see.