Site too big, can't scale down...HELP!

Hey what’s up everyone.

I am making a portfolio website and I have everything built and ready to go. The only problem is that my .swf is 1.4 MB. So I tweaked all my thumbs ( which link externally to my jpegs in my FTP) to al lower quality ( like 10% just to see if that would change anything) and the file stayed the same. Then, just for an experiment, I erased all my Jpegs throughout the enitire file, and it didn’t even change size. I can’t figure out why it’s not sizing down. I have a preloader and it takes 10min. to load a 1.4 MB file. Please help, I’ll buy you a six pack, I promise.

Thanks Evan give it a minute and check it out.