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Annual Bike Trip – Our Third Adventure with Grace and Stu

Posted by Vicki on July 3rd, 2015 under aspirations, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, gluttony, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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We went early this year, and to another location. This time, we drove to Ann Arbor after work last Friday, arriving at Grace and Stu’s at close to midnight. I had packed dinner for the car ride, but of course our hosts, clearly exhausted from their workdays, offered us food and drink, which we politely […]

Boston Long Wharf

Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, weight management, Wellness
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My last night in Boston and home tomorrow late afternoon, if my plane is on time (at least it is a direct flight) and does not crash or experience any other unfortunate glitches. I have pretty much enjoyed my time here, and the conference. Very intense conference – ended at 8 tonight. From six something […]

Third Annual Fashion Show: Summer Sizzler

Posted by Vicki on June 14th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Fashion, fitness, fond memories, food!, friends & family, Healthy eating, inspiration, irritation, Lifestyle, love, Nutrition, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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It was a success! Did not quite meet my goal of 100 participants, but almost got there this year! Next year we will do it. The models looked ravishing. once again, we held it at The Herberman Conference Center at Shadyside Hospital, which is a perfect venue. The biggest difference this year was that three […]

Happy Birthday To Me! Post

Posted by Vicki on April 30th, 2015 under Attitude, cats, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, weight management, Wellness
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This year, April 30, 2015, falls on a Thursday, my usual admin/catch up day on which I do not ever have patients scheduled. Intentionally, I scheduled no meetings for today, nor did I schedule much of anything. All I had to do was get up early for appt with trainer, which had to be changed […]

Beyond Help

Posted by Vicki on March 29th, 2015 under being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, Lifestyle, on being a doctor, philosophy, unmitigated frustration, Weight Gain, weight management
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Most prospective medical students use some version of the hackneyed phrase, “I want to help people” when asked about their career choice. That was definitely one of my reasons, although I was careful to couch it in less banal terms in my application essay. For me, it was more than just wanting to help, though, […]

Set Point

Posted by Vicki on March 19th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, Eating Behavior, food!, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, vanity, venting, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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This is not the same as match point. I have a set point which can go up easily but to get it to go down is very tough and with each passing year, it is tougher and tougher. As you may have guessed, it os all about my weight. Although i have been technically at […]

Bad Number Daze

Posted by Vicki on February 22nd, 2015 under being a doc, Big FAT Bunnies, compassion, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, gluttony, jealousy, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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First thing in the morning, the worst morning of the week, I am faced with the unpleasant task of telling someone of a cancer diagnosis, something k had to do last week with another patient, and that was first thing in the morning also, but not on Monday. Having been on the receiving end of […]

How Do You Spell Relief?

Posted by Vicki on February 12th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, career, on being a doctor, weight management
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W-H-E-W! It never ceases to amaze me that I was a theater major in college and really believed that someone like me with such stage fright and public speaking anxiety would be happy with a career on acting. Don’t get me wrong – I do love to talk, and folks think I am funny. If […]

Zero Calorie A Day Diet

Posted by Vicki on February 7th, 2015 under aspirations, unmitigated frustration, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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When I first joined Weight Watchers fifteen years ago, it was because I could not get my eating under control. I definitely had an all or nothing approach to weight loss and absolutely hated myself and my body when I overate, which was beginning to happen every day. I would have a huge sugary something […]

Sad, Snowy Superbowl Sunday

Posted by Vicki on February 1st, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, compassion, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, on being a doctor, projects, strength, weight management
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But tomorrow is the turning point day! Groundhog Day! This is the only day in February I look forward to besides of course the last day of February, and this year, February I believe has inly 28 days, and daylight savings begins on March 8. Being outdoors in this weather is very nice when I […]