Archive for the ‘BodyChangers’ Category


Posted by Vicki on July 5th, 2015 under Big FAT Bunnies, BodyChangers, craziness, Eating Behavior, Funny things, gluttony, weight
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Although I appreciate and am grateful for everything in life, it is very difficult for me to just relax and enjoy it. I mean, I do enjoy it, but there is always that tinge of anxiety mixed in, even in my dreams, when I wake up in the middle of the night with a throbbing […]

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, […]

More About Friends and Etiquette

Posted by Vicki on March 15th, 2015 under aspirations, BodyChangers, friends & family, Healthy eating, Nutrition
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It is harder and harder to be a good friend. Guilt is the watchword of the day. Have become horrible at writing thank you notes, never thought it would happen to me! And although I manage to recognize many friends’ and relatives’ birthdays with cards or phone calls and sometimes both, I am way behind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Posted by Vicki on October 5th, 2014 under Attitude, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Lifestyle
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Each year as Yom Kippur approaches, i wonder if I will make it through the fasting. There are tons of folks, of course, for whom this is never an issue, and I am not just speaking of peops who are not Jewish or peops who do not have any sort of religious or cultural fasting […]

Nature And Nurture

Posted by Vicki on August 30th, 2014 under aspirations, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, philosophy, stress management, Unbridled Eating, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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From whence do our anxieties hail? Last two nights finally caught up on some sleep and feel somewhat refreshed. Good things do keep happening – met a physician yesterday who may be interested in becoming involved in obesity treatment at some point in the next year or so; another physician might have some interest as […]

Looking Up. Looking Down.

Posted by Vicki on August 21st, 2014 under aspirations, being a doc, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, food!, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, philosophy
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In so many ways, things seem to be clicking. They are looking up, even though winter will soon be upon us. For one thing, got car back today, which males me feel like I can finally put this last horrific fender bender behind me. Ironically, with newly repaired vehicle, as I drove thru Schenley Park, […]