Archive for the ‘unmitigated frustration’ Category

Wasted Time and Its Consequences

Posted by Vicki on April 12th, 2015 under irritation, unmitigated frustration, weight
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Due to someone’s carelessness, I wasted about three or four hours this afternoon. Even though issue may have been resolved at the end of it all. We git six dining room chairs from Target. We do not tend to spend a lot of bucks on high end furniture most of the time, because cb and […]

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, […]

Cats and English Usage

Posted by Vicki on March 22nd, 2015 under cats, friends & family, Funny things, irritation, unmitigated frustration
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It is nice to have an affectionate pet for a change. I know, Catja has been our pet for almost five years already, but for the other part of my life, the only pets I knew were the likes of goldfish, turtles, tortoises, mice, gerbils and finally bunnies – and our bunnies were a rude […]

The Gym

Posted by Vicki on February 8th, 2015 under Exercise, fitness, unmitigated frustration
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Most of the time, going to the gym is a de-stressing experience. I have been known to arrive at the gym angry or irritated and be all calmed down after my workout. The good part about leaving the gym cranky is that at least you have done your workout, but really the stress should have […]

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 […]

Lost A Post

Posted by Vicki on December 7th, 2014 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, unmitigated frustration, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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Just spent about half an hour composing a post about a quilt I am making for Mollie, and somehow it got deleted. It is gone, gone, gone, like in the song. The long and short of it is that I have made quilts for both boys, both of which I believe are ready for trash […]

One Of Those Things

Posted by Vicki on October 16th, 2014 under Attitude, Exercise, fitness, irritation, unmitigated frustration
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I guess i should be surprised it doesn’t happen more often than it does. Given my overall klutziness. Plus, I have really weak ankles, the opposite of cankles, which is in a way a good thing. My ankles are one part of me I never worry about being too fat, except on days like today, […]

Optimists Need Not Apply: Definition of Insanity. Or: Theme of the Week

Posted by Vicki on June 21st, 2014 under Attitude, being a doc, screed, unmitigated frustration, venting, Weight Gain
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spoiler alert ! Negative ranting post. By the end of yesterday, it felt like one of those weeks when everything was going down the toilet, and, in fact, literally, something did. Another pedometer. Public toilet, had not yet peed, but still. Had to fish it out, scrub hands like mad. Ick Ick Ick and now […]

How To Say On Track Under Duress

Posted by Vicki on June 14th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Lifestyle, projects, stress management, unmitigated frustration, venting, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Will I finally go thru the stack of unopened mail i got from Kendal? Will I finally unpack a box or two? Get going on quilt? Blog anything interesting? Get started on talk I am to give in July? Go swimming? Grocery shopping? Tomorrow morning is the long-awaited BodyChangers Driathlon, to be held in North […]

Never A Dull Moment

Posted by Vicki on November 24th, 2013 under craziness, Eating Behavior, Exercise, friends & family, irritation, Just Plain Mean, love, stress management, unmitigated frustration, weight management
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So far, so predictable, at least in terms of my own eating behavior. No sleeves of cookies or crackers were consumed, but I did take in about fifty PointsPlus and about 2500 calories yesterday, which was hardly compensated by the 15,000 steps I completed, including that hour on elliptical. I did so enjoy the food, […]