Archive for the ‘venting’ Category

Our Last One: She’s Leaving Home, Bye Bye

Posted by Vicki on August 22nd, 2015 under Attitude, fond memories, friends & family, howque?, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, priorities, stress management, venting, Wellness
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Tuesday is the day we transport Mollie and her belongings to the other side of the state, and these are the last days of having her live with us in the way she has since she was born more than 18 years ago. Each time one of our kids trundled off to college, I felt […]

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 […]

One Month From Now The Weather Will Break

Posted by Vicki on March 5th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, Exercise, fitness, on being a doctor, priorities, venting, Wellness
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All the snow will be gone! At least one hopes. Then, everything will be perfect! Today is one of those rare days when I have nothing scheduled till 3 pm. I would like to get to gym before that, but may not be able to till after that meeting. Also, this coming weekend I have […]

A Little Nervous and Family Dysfunction

Posted by Vicki on October 23rd, 2014 under craziness, friends & family, irritation, projects, stress management, venting
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What else is new? I am not as nervous as i would have been, say, 10 years ago, or definitely than I would have been pre-sertraline/Buspar, I mean O am not paralyzed and i will probably be able to sleep some, but I am definitely feeling a bit unsettled. Tomorrow’s talk, a “university-wide” endocrine grand […]

Why A Little OCD is a Good Thing

Posted by Vicki on September 4th, 2014 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, stupid, venting
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I don’t really have OCD, at least not the severe kind. I do have anxiety, which brings out OCD type features. The anxiety part can get out of hand sometimes, but only when it leads to freaking the fuck out, which I do pretty rarely these days, unlike in my younger years. I am still […]

Restive Seep

Posted by Vicki on August 28th, 2014 under irritation, stress management, venting
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i am not sure why all of a sudden sleep has become elusive. It is not that i do not sleep, it is that I sleep fewer hours and more restlessly, with more awakenings and difficulties getting back to sleep, and it does remain very challenging to get out of bed every morning, which is […]

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 […]

All Growed Up

Posted by Vicki on June 4th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, inspiration, priorities, strength, venting

I was a grown up today. Which is why the airplane passengers rising en masse to their feet the instant the plane landed in Boston did not annoy me as much as usual. For the same reason, I was only mildly put out when, minutes after beginning our taxi-ing out of the gate while departing […]


Posted by Vicki on May 10th, 2014 under fitness, venting
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Very brief today. Off to the driathlon training session at Cathedral, although may be taking a walk outside plus walking Cathedral Stairs. Supposed to be hot today, but so far feels coolish. Had two plans for the weekend, priorities. One was to complete some mandatory training i had to do for UPMC. Check. The other […]