Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

What A Job!

Posted by Vicki on September 7th, 2015 under aspirations, inspiration, projects
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Our house is filled with clutter. This does not mean the floors are not passable or that we are hoarders. In fact, we are constantly throwing things away. And yet, they continue accumulating, like wire hangers do. When we had our bathroom remodeled two years ago, of course from the time it was gutted to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Books and Writing

Posted by Vicki on May 25th, 2015 under aspirations, creations, friends & family, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy, projects, stress management
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Everyone in my fam is a lover of books and reading. We also like to write. Many folks like to write. Most are unpublished. But even without being published, writing has its advantages. For me, it is restorative, cathartic, reflective, and sometimes creates a repository of memories. It lets me play with and (try to […]

Ask Forgiveness

Posted by Vicki on February 5th, 2015 under aspirations, being a doc, BodyChangers, career, inspiration, on being a doctor, philosophy
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I am a big believer in asking forgiveness instead of permission, and was, always, even before I knew that the phrase existed! In fact, I wish I had made up that phrase – I might as well have. This does not mean I do anything illegal or immoral. It’s a little like doing something that […]

On a Cat, a Quilt and a Book

Posted by Vicki on November 9th, 2014 under cats, creations, Exercise, inspiration, love, stress management
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I know my Catja is a sentient being. By that I do not only mean that she feels things, but also that she is aware of things. I think she knows who she is – has self-awareness – what she wants, and how to get what she wants. I think she loves and loves being […]

BodyChangers Changes Itself

Posted by Vicki on November 8th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, career, craziness, critique, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Healthy eating, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, on being a doctor, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye, weight management, Wellness
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BodyChangers, the entity Jeff Gusenoff and I started I believe almost three hears ago, with the premise that enjoyable social interaction in the setting of events and activities which promote healthy lifestyles would help peops achieve and maintain healthy weights has definitely enjoyed a following. I face, we maintain a mailing list of nearly 1,000 […]

Kindred Spirits?

Posted by Vicki on November 3rd, 2014 under Eating Behavior, fond memories, friends & family, inspiration, love
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This weekend, I had a great great great time but ate weigh too much candy and a yotta yotta sweets, which were all memorable, and which included: M & M’s, multiple handfuls, Hershey’s kisses, a small black and white cookie, one of those tri-colored, multi-layered, chocolate-iced, mini pastries, a small piece each of red velvet […]

On To The Next Worry

Posted by Vicki on October 25th, 2014 under aspirations, inspiration, philosophy, projects
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Surprise! The talk went well, better even than I could have anticipated, even though the amplifier never arrived as was promised and the three motivational interviewing clips that I actually purchased the DVD for, had agonized over and had taken hours of viewing to select just the right ones, could not be heard by audience […]

Forgot To Mention Scary Tunnel

Posted by Vicki on September 21st, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Funny things, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy
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While in scary tunnel, called The Paw Paw Tunnel, which is in Maryland on the way to Little Orleans, our final stop before returning home, I was reminded of Max’s journey on foot from somewhere in Maryland on Tow Path or Great Allegheny Passage to somewhere in PA. I actually think he started on GAP […]