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Proclamation of Official Inaugural Split Pea Soup: Recipe Included!

Posted by Vicki on January 21st, 2013 under Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, food!, Healthy eating
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Off today due to MLK Day, but as usual feel behind the eight ball. I want to make split pea soup in the slow cooker and have a recipe right in front of me, but will have to peel and chop lots of carrots and cut up lots of celery. In order to honor MLK […]

Squashed! The Day After or: So Many Squashes, So Little Time

Posted by Vicki on October 28th, 2012 under BodyChangers, Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, gluttony, Healthy eating, Unbridled Eating, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Oh, the innumerable variations on squash! Last night, cb roasted the hand squash, which, it turns out, has a total of ten prongs in sets of two, like two hands together, I guess, not the 8 Imentioned yesterday. Memory did not serve, it seems, and natch, I was too lazy to go downstairs to confirm, […]

Post III, March 31, 2012: Five Different Salads

Posted by Vicki on March 31st, 2012 under Attitude, Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, food!, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, weight, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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I have agreed to do presentations this coming Tuesday and Wednesday for two groups of patients enrolled in the Triabetes Study at Magee. These will take place at Magee at 5:30 p.m. both days. Until yesterday, I hadn’t even really started thinking about what I would do. It’s supposed to be about how to implement […]

A Day Off Sandwiched By Two Stressful Events Which Turned Out OK

Posted by Vicki on October 1st, 2011 under Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition
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Last Friday, I took the day off. Well, not really. I just wasn’t seeing patients or going to the office. Probably, seeing patients would have been less stressful. I had spent weeks anticipating with apprehension two events which occurred last Friday — one event first thing in the morning, and the second at the end […]

ME, a BBFB this time

Posted by Vicki on July 14th, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Healthy eating, Illness, Lifestyle, Nutrition
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PART I I am a BFB again. Setback occurred because I have developed a new medical condition. Well, not exactly new new. Seeds were planted years ago, and have now sprouted into seedlings. I can’t help imagining a full burgeoning down the road. The plant theme is in keeping with later parts of this post, […]


Posted by Vicki on December 11th, 2009 under Budget-wise eating
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holidays are expensive.  Entertaining is expensive.  Try some of the produce at Costco or Sam’s Club.  Trader Joe’s has some great deals.   Buy produce on sale.  If fave items are on sale, get bunches.  Brew coffee at home and save $$$$$.

Recipes: how to get yummy veggies into your diet without suffering and staying within your budget

Posted by Vicki on May 16th, 2009 under Budget-wise eating, Healthy eating, Nutrition
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I have created a number of super delicious veggie recipes with negligible calories.  Feel free to eat as much as you want; eating lots of veggies not only saves calories, but also keeps you satisfied so you want less of the higher calorie, more energy dense foods.  SO many of my patients who let me […]