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Getting Back on the Horse (or Blog)

I apologize that over the past year I have dropped the blogging ball. I kept saying I would get to it when I had more time, but for those of you who know me, I will never have more time. Once life settles down in one area I am finding something else to do somewhere else. I started medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health this past August and kept blaming my lack of blogging on being too busy with school. Then I looked back on earlier posts and realized school had little to do with my lack of blogging, as I had stopped doing it months before starting medical school. Sharing health information is very important to me, so I have decided I need to make it a priority – no more excuses! I laugh when I say this, because I sound like someone who has tried 10 diets in the past but keeps reverting back to old habits. The more I think about, the more I realize that dieting and blogging and any other activity one has to make a conscious effort to do, are all related. We start these activities with good intentions and have an “all-or-nothing” mentality. The problem occurs when life happens and we miss a few days. A few days turns into a few weeks and then a few months. Like I tell my patients, the key is setting short and long-term goals, making the action a priority, holding yourself accountable, and picking up where you left off when life gets in the way. This is obviously easier said than done, but I am up for the challenge. I figured what better way to hold myself accountable than to post it on here. So here goes nothing!

Short-Term Goals

  • Enter a health-related blog post at least once per week for the next 6 months.
  • Update the HealthyNewsByte twitter feed with at least 7 news stories each week for 6 months (you can see this on this blog by looking under the post archives on the right had side of the blog).
  • Post recipes in the Dietitian’s Recipe Box at least once per week for the next 6 months (you can see this on this blog but looking on the right hand side of the blog just below the twitter feed).

Long-Term Goal

  • Continue my short-term goals for 6 months.

Now it’s out there – let’s hope I can stick to it!

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