Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Look

Notice anything different? Take a good look at my face, go ahead, I won’t bite. See it? No? Think: hair, like in “I Miss My Hair,” only I’m not missing it, but adding it. Figured it out? That’s right, I grew a beard. But didn’t I already have a beard, some of you may be asking? Yes, but only a goatee, a little chin whiskers, if you will. This hairy mess covers the entire lower half of my face. Why, you may also be asking yourselves, did I grow a beard? Now that is a good question.

Here’s one answer:


For those of you who did not watch the video, here’s what I said: Winter. More to the point: a few weeks ago, I was so cold and out of it (lazy) that I didn’t feel like scraping a sharp razor over my chilly, tender face, so I decided to grow what I am calling a winter beard. Problem is, the temperatures right now are unseasonable warm (I know, pity me, right?), hovering in the low 70s, and it feels more like spring, the time of year when one shaves off his winter growth. But if anything changes on a whim, it’s the weather, so I will hold off a few days before I do anything drastic (less lazy) beard-wise, unless I am so overwhelmed by reader comments then, maybe, I will be forced to grab that razor and shaving cream.

There is another part of me that is sporting a new look these days, and that’s my video website, livelife365.com. Some of my new visitors may be asking, “What is livelife365?” To find out, check out my new front page, or watch this video:



My goal is, and always has been, to try to make my video site as user-friendly and easy-to-navigate as possible. By adding several more links, like Diet and Nutrition and my popular Walking and Talking with Mike videos, right on the front page, it makes it literally impossible not to be able to find what you’re looking for. I will continue to tweak the front page, adding a Video of the Day, among other things, as the days and weeks progress.

Besides being a labor of love, livelife365.com was developed to help people and share information. If that information is not being distributed in the best way possible, I would like to hear about it. Feedback and comments are invaluable in making this possible. Visit my site and drop me a comment letting me know what you think about the new front page changes, I’d love hear what you have to say.

Why, you may be asking, am I so determined to share my views, via videos and the written word, through two websites with similar names? Because through hard work, determination, proper diet and nutrition, motivation, and perseverance, along with the ability to laugh every day (at myself and the world), I have been able to change my life for the better. Did you know that a few years ago I lost over 40 pounds in less than 6 months? Here’s proof:




For more helpful videos and blog posts on how to not only lose weight but change your life, keep visiting livelife365. Every day. Every way. You never know, together we may just change your life.

Until next time…

peace,

Mike

Next post: More Veg Out With Mike (here’s a preview: Vegan-Friendly Garlic Smashed Potatoes

28 comments:

Mike Golch said...

Mike,nice videos.the shirtless thing well....

Casbah Kitten said...

OK, it seems like everyone is able to lose weight except me. I've lost 6 tiny pounds and now I'm on the largest plateau in the history of dieting. I'll have to sit down and watch all your videos one of these days and try to learn your secret...

Casbah Kitten said...

Oh, and I like the beard!

Eric S. said...

The winter growth looks pretty good. I have a tendency to add a beard when cold weather appears. I love it, especially back home. My wife on the other hand does not. So I sport a beard for a couple of weeks, and then submit to the constant reference to Grizzly Adams, and shave it off.

Bargain Central said...

You crack me up. I love your posts. I did visit your other site. Since it was my first time there I can't comment on the difference/change, but I do like how it looks as a first timer. Also your beard looks very nice.

Dori said...

Love the beard and as always love the videos too :)

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I like your beard, Mike. Your video about your blogs was cool too.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yes, I noticed the winter growth right off.

Hubby is doing the same thing in terms of weight loss and getting the hypertension and chorlestrol issues down. Working quite nicely too.

Now I have to be a pill and say...I can't take my shirt off in front of thousands or hundreds of thousands. It's just not the same Mike. Bwahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. :)

Paul Eilers said...

Grizzly Adams, err Mike, I have an uncle that lives in Pennsylvania that does the same thing every year.

He loves to hunt and fish, so during the winter, he grows a beard. But once it warms up, he shaves it off. It gets to be too itchy for him to keep it once it gets warm.

I hate to shave, but I like being clean shaven too, though.

I enjoy your videos. You can photoshop a picture, but your videos are proof you believe and walk the talk.

Have a good day!

Jan from BetterSpines said...

Love the beard. When David retired, the first thing he decided was to stop shaving. Why bother, he said. He had always had a mo, so it wasn't that different. And it's not scratchy - that's the most important thing!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

You are so friendly in your videos and yet professional and helpful at the same time. I need to devote some time to watch more. I like the beard.

Evelyn LIm said...

You certainly look cool with the beard!!

SG Entrepreneur said...

You are one fit man! I like the full beard. Maybe you should consider keeping it beyond winter.

Jane Doe said...

Love the new beard! It's a good look for you.

Blessings,

Jane

OutsideMyBrain said...

Mike,

It looks good on you. You have always had great things to say, now, you look like you have more wisdom. It works for you.

BTW, have you been offline for a while, or have you just not been using StumbleUpon as much? I noticed that your SU request inbox was full and I hadn't gotten any Stumble requests from you lately.

I found this article through your BC broadcast. Which goes to show you that it's always good to have multiple avenues to promote with.

Anyway, have an outstanding day!

Bradley
@OutsideMyBrain

"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

lol nice post
have a wonderful weekend mike
PS
the verification word was Palin loll

Mike Foster said...

mike: thanks, as for the shirtless thing...what can i say?...

casbah kitten: good luck with your weight loss; two words: fiber and fiber

eric: wives can be like that...

bargain central: happy to crack you up, and looks like the beard is a winner so far

dori: thanks!

karen: cool...

sandee: hey, come on, i took my shirt off...

paul: hence the paradox, to shave or not to shave...when this thing starts to itch I'll let you know...

jan: actually, my wife is not fond of this growth

heidi: thanks, i try my best to make my vids informative yet easy going...

evelyn: better cool than a fool, thanks

sg: i will take that under advisement

jane: anything that takes the eyes away from the lack of hair on my head is a good thing

outsidemybrain: more wisdom, even if it's just perceived, is also a good thing. and i've been remiss with my stumbling, thank for stopping by

anuntoioc: you have a wonderful weekend too!


peace,

mike

Dorothy said...

Great site..great info....

I like the beard...

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

dawn said...

My youngest son always grows a beard in the winter. Everyone grows so accustomed to it - that when he shaves it off in the spring, his friends barely recognize him!
With the COLD, COLD, COLD temperatures we have been having (-25 degrees to -45 degrees) ... I know he won't be shaving it off anytime soon!
dawn
http://iowahippiechick.today.com/

Natural said...

love the new look. you have the best smile. keep up the great work!

NIX said...

You look younger with those beard. Remind me of someone in CSI

Mark said...

Quite the journey! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Wanda said...

HI Mike, I like your beard and enjoyed the videos. I'll be checking your website for ways to lose weight. Have a great day!

Mike Foster said...

dorothy: hey...i like the beard too

dawn: it is funny; whenever i shave off a beard people will just stare and wonder what's different...

natural: thanks, love your site too

nix: csi guy? hmmm...wish i had his money

mark: weekends are always fantastic until they end...

wanda: good luck with the weight loss...


peace,

mike

Faisal Admar said...

to be born as typical asian i'm pretty smooth. how i wish i'm hairy! :(

Jackie said...

Finally able to sopt by and wish you a happy New Year. Prefer your full beard :)

Revamped website looks fine and like the drop down menu. If I changed anything it would be more to make the columns more precise.

Hopefully I shall get more time this year to watch more of your videos.

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Funny videos said...

Oh, and I like the beard!