Goal Setting

- POSTED ON: Apr 22, 2011

This picture is my most recent recipe posted: Tofu Chocolate Brownies.

I enjoy doing recipe videos, but DietHobby is not a cooking blog or channel.
The Recipe section of DietHobby is simply to share with you
the amounts and types of foods I normally eat,
and the ways that I prepare and handle those foods.

In order to quickly share many of the recipes that I commonly use,
I've made and posted a great many cooking videos here within a very short time period,
I feel that I have now established a good base of personal Recipes here at DietHobby,
so I will soon begin posting cooking videos less frequently,
My ultimate practice will probably be to post a new cooking video once a week or so.

  I’ve found that goal setting helps me focus
on the areas in my life that are meaningful to me.
rather than be guided by what other people
want me to be, to do, or to accomplish.

First I need to clearly identify what I want.
“What is my Goal?”

The next question is
“What kind of BEHAVIOR is needed to take me there?”

The very last, and most Unimportant issue,
is the question of timing. Timing is essentially:
”When will that behavior bring me the desired RESULTS?”
or "When will I reach my Goal?"
and timing is an issue that is outside my direct control.

I’ve spent a great deal of time in my life thinking about
my various weight goals and my food-intake and my exercise goals.

Today, I’ve been thinking about my goals for this website, DietHobby.
I’m really glad to have discovered making videos.
It is such a convenient way to share the way I do things
with people who might be interested.
This whole website has become a very interesting project for me.
It is a great deal of work, but I’m having a really good time with it.
I've just started making some very brief videos entitled "Moments of Thinspiration",
which I plan to post frequently.  These are located under RESOURCES in the Video Section.
Every video I make is designed to be part of DietHobby;
to reflect my basic philosophy and vision; and to provide encouragement and support.

While I understand the values and motivations of “marketing”
and “social networking”, I don’t really enjoy making efforts  
in those directions. “Social networking on Twitter, Facebook,
and YouTube takes away from the time that I want to use writing
quality articles about the diets and tools etc. and viewpoints that
really matter to me. And from the time that I want to spend finding
and reviewing quality articles of others.

I do understand that I need to take steps to let people know that DietHobby exists
and to make it easy for interested people to find it,
and I am willing to make some small efforts in that direction.
However, I'm hoping that somehow, through my normal activities and connections,
without extensive "marketing" efforts,
DietHobby will become known to the people who need it.
It certainly helps that I’ve no interest in becoming a YouTube or blogging “star”.
I just want a simple and friendly place where I can post my own viewpoints and
share with other people who are interested in the same things as I am.
I don’t need to make money. I don’t want to “convert” the world.
I don’t need to change anyone’s mind,
and I don’t feel a need to make thousands of strangers like me. 
As my goals for DietHobby's "Success" are simple, 
I think it is reasonable to believe that I can achieve them.


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Existing Comments:

On Apr 22, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I trust your opinion and look forward to seeing how your site develops over time. I have benefitted greatly from your cooking videos. I have a cup of coffee and watch them a couple of times. But, I would rather have you stay the course, doing the tasks you enjoy, and so have this effort continue longer. Even if that means fewer cooking videos. When the joy leaves a task, it is harder to continue doing it. I hope you continue diethobby for a long time:-)

On Apr 23, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Karen. I feel fortunate that I posted this article yesterday because it stated my intentions before the necessity arrived. Yesterday I broke my left forearm, and spent the day in a hospital emergency room. So I will be implementing my recipe video plan immediately. I have several already shot and I will be editing and posting then each week until they are gone, perhaps by then I will be able to make more..if not there will be a delay until I can, I also have already shot about 2 weeks of Thinspiration videos that are waiting to be edited and posted, and I feel certain that I can do more before those run out. I am now typing with one hand, so, after I've posted the few long articles that I've already prepared, my daily blogs will probably be shorter for a time.

On Apr 22, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I like goal setting. I do it periodically throughout the year. I think a goal without a plan is a wish. I have found it interesting needing other diet/fitness goals- national weight loss registry, cruise management, meal planning for the beach vacation based on results of the cruise. I am branching out into hiking. No backpacking or camping, just better boots, and looking for moderate trails on vacations. Working on horseback riding techniques is another fitness goal. The foundational exercise I do is WATP 1 or 2 miles a day + resistance bands several times per week. Very low impact, very low intensity. But done habitually has been very beneficial to other areas of my life.

On Apr 23, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Karen, in fact you have quoted one of the sayings that I filmed yesterday morning before my accident. It appears that you have some good plans in place.

On Apr 23, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
Yesterday I broke my left forearm, and spent the day in a hospital emergency room.**** Oh dear. I will pray that you have a speedy and complete healing with very minimal pain.

On Apr 23, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Karen.

On Apr 23, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
DietHobby is not a cooking blog or channel***** This simple statement propelled me into doing recipe searches yesterday on various sites. Recipes that I would enjoy making. Your previous recipes and videos along with the most important tips on food storage, helped me to discern these new ones. I think the active involvement of food preparation and the pleasure derived is part of the ability to be successful in maintenance. I found some interesting muffin recipes. I think, storing them would be like a cake or pie because of their tall size.

On Apr 23, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
              karen I agree and very much enjoy trying out new diet recipes.

On Apr 24, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
I love your site, and I'm sorry you hurt yourself.

On Apr 24, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks, Irene.

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