It is that time of year again! The New Year, and with it comes the resolutions. Something that I teach my patients about as a dietitian is setting SMART goals. So what is a SMART goal? Here's what I learned from an aritcle put out by MSU Extension: SPECIFIC. A SMART goal focuses on answering… Continue reading Goals for 2016
It is a New Year again, and I have already seen an influx of "Resolutioners" coming to my gym. The aisles of my local grocery store are stocked with protein powders, weight loss shakes, and slimming supplements. I'm even guilty myself of focusing more on fitness in the early months of the year, and of… Continue reading Goals for 2015
It has been a while since your "keeping it real" dietitian shared her thoughts with the world. I posted in the beginning of November about how crazy life has been, and it really hasn't stopped. My husband and I have received so many blessings, and at the same time we've been through some really tough… Continue reading Banking the Miles: November & December Update
Those of you who know me in real life or read my blog on a regular basis know that I am a dietitian in long term care. You may not know a lot about long term care. You may think of nursing homes, certain odors, and diseases like Alzheimer's when you think of long term… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Companionship
So much has been happening in my life and the lives of people around me. Really, so much is happening in the world. There's a lot of people out there that are fearful for the future. Healthcare is scary, government is scary, growing up is scary. And while there are a LOT of times I… Continue reading Keeping It Real: The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!
So about those goals for 2013... I am really sucking at them. I haven't written a blog since May, and it is now October. But like they say, better late than never, and my friends and life in general has inspired me to write a new post. A lot has happened since I last posted.… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Hello? Is this thing on?
It is December 31st 2012. I bet some of my readers didn't think we would even make it past 10 days ago - the date the Mayan calendar ended. But since those end of the world predictions were wrong, here I am to review last year's "Keeping It Real Dietitian's" goals and set some new… Continue reading New Year, New Me
November 22, 2012 - My first holiday with my husband, our two month wedding anniversary, and one heck of a day. This Thanksgiving was both completely traditional for us, and also completely non-traditional. After all, we did watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and America's Thanksgiving Parade. We did eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green… Continue reading Keeping It Real: The Other Side of Things