Archive for the ‘aspirations’ 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 […]

Dilemma

Posted by Vicki on September 5th, 2015 under aspirations, cats, compassion, craziness, dilemma horns, friends & family, Funny things, love, priorities
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I have always wanted a dog. I would have been happy to have a cat, and now we have one, a cat we love. My Mom let us have those tiny turtles, goldfish, a 10 cm tortoise and a pair of gerbils, but nothing that could mess up the house and nothing that would require […]

Taking A Little Break

Posted by Vicki on July 31st, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, Bunnies, cats, Exercise, fond memories, friends & family
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So as my readers who are on facebook already know, the bunnies died. We did get them to a person who brought them to the wildlife center where injured and/or orphaned wild animals are cared for until ready to be released into the wilderness, and they lived for a short while, but ultimately did succumb, […]

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 […]

Old Responses To Small People

Posted by Vicki on July 11th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude
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So much of our behavior is based on our previous behaviors, starting way back in toddlerhood. As so many who have known me over the years are aware, I was always a little on the jumpy side, easily intimidated, tightly wound, always apologetic. Of course, this persona is usually not only kept under wraps these […]

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 […]

Longest Days

Posted by Vicki on June 22nd, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, friends & family, love
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The summer solstice is always bittersweet, like so many things. The longest day is the best day but you know that all days from now till December 20 or so will be progressively shorter. Thinking about the short days and the cold weather makes me so sad, and wishing I did not have to be […]

Boston Long Wharf

Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, weight management, Wellness
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My last night in Boston and home tomorrow late afternoon, if my plane is on time (at least it is a direct flight) and does not crash or experience any other unfortunate glitches. I have pretty much enjoyed my time here, and the conference. Very intense conference – ended at 8 tonight. From six something […]

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 […]