Archive for the ‘fitness’ Category

Still Here!

Posted by Vicki on August 30th, 2015 under Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, love
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Our empty nest is not so bad. It is really not that much different, to be honest, because Mollie had not spent all that much time at home this summer anyhow. It has been very busy what with being back to work and exercising and helping cb with the party he gave yesterday for some […]

Non-Food Indulgence

Posted by Vicki on July 16th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, Exercise, fitness
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I do not put myself last, something which may be considered unseemly for a woman, even a woman of the millenium, even in the U.S. Nor do I put myself first the majority of the time. Although I believe I am a ways in some part of my brain considering my needs, like when and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Soul Suckers and Friends

Posted by Vicki on March 7th, 2015 under BodyChangers, fitness, friends & family
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After bundling up – four layers of shirts, two sweatshirts, four pairs of pants, a scarf, a hat, a hooded winter coat with the hood up, gloves and Timberland boots, I was ready to venture outdoors for my first long walk in months. cb, who is typically frozen solid, did not take the precautions I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Office Is Closed

Posted by Vicki on January 19th, 2015 under career, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, stress management, weight management
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It is an extra day of blogging for me. i prob will not get a chance on Thursday because I am pretty booked with meetings. So this is good. What a klutz I am with computer skills! I have to set up a reading list for talks I am giving in February and it turns […]