Archive for February, 2010

The wagon is tipping over. . .but I am in control

Posted by Vicki on February 27th, 2010 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise
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This week, the wagon has been very unsteady, and I have been on the verge of falling off since my WW meeting on Wednesday. Firstly, my weight on home scale was .6 lb less than weight at WW. The consequences of my extreme overeating at Grace and Stu’s — just over 24 hours of indulgence, […]

Bunnyrific! The boy’s litter training, grooming and bonding, continued. . .

Posted by Vicki on February 27th, 2010 under Bunnies
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Litter training has been a real challenge for Damian. He is about 2 mos after neutering, so we can’t blame it on that anymore. Could it be his youth? His Y chromosome? Is it nature or nurture? Is he stuck in an early Freudian stage? As parents, have we been too permissive? Too rigid? Not […]

self first!

Posted by Vicki on February 22nd, 2010 under Attitude
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Just thinking about putting myself first.  I do torture myself about loads of things, but I reward myself also.  I put myself first by making myself exercise — a priority; always having on hand my fave foods, esp fruits and veggies and fixin’s for these; getting myself inexpensive pieces of jewelry; taking time to read […]

Portion creep and not counting calories/points accurately

Posted by Vicki on February 21st, 2010 under Eating Behavior
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I know it never works to add bites, licks and tastes.  I also know that although I count both calories and WW “points,” I definitely underestimate what I eat in severals ways: 1.  I never calculate veggies into my calories or points, except starchy veggies like corn, peas, parsnips, rutabagas and squash.  I eat AT […]

Bunny work

Posted by Vicki on February 18th, 2010 under Bunnies
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The next step:  Damian is unfortunately having a lot of trouble with his litter training.  We are trying this tested method:  keeping him in his x pen and putting in many litter boxes in the x pen, confining his moving-around space so that he really has to be in one or another of the litter […]

More Bunny Bonding

Posted by Vicki on February 16th, 2010 under Bunnies
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I expanded the 2 separate x pens into one large xpen last night.  Elsa and Damian shared each other’s space.  They both wanted to be petted, especially Damian.  Each still had some dried banana on their fur — I had smeared some on them the day before at Hug-A-Bun, hoping it would entice them to […]

Bunny Bonding/How Damian Got His Name

Posted by Vicki on February 15th, 2010 under Bunnies
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We have two bunnies now.  Adoption for Damian was final yesterday.   We are trying to bond Elsa and Damian.  Progress is slow, but I believe it exists. Damian got his name this way.  He started out as Leroy, which was his name when he was surrendered to the ARL at about 6 months of age.  […]

Substituting low-cal ingredients/WW soup/etc.

Posted by Vicki on February 13th, 2010 under Healthy eating
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Recently, I have been making my fave dip to use with cut up celery, carrots, cukes.  This is the low-cal version of the famous spinach dip on the back of the Knorr’s dried veggie soup packet.  I substitute plain GREEK 0% yogurt (cheaper at Trader Joe’s for the sour cream (you can also use ff sour […]

Top Ten Least Fave Things To Do

Posted by Vicki on February 13th, 2010 under Exercise
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Today I exercised.  I try to do this 5 times a week.  Especially in the winter, this is a chore and a drag and a pain in the ass, and something I have to talk myself into every time.  None of the choices is that appealing:  running in place in my basement while watching a movie […]

The Elsa T. Bunny Success Story

Posted by Vicki on February 4th, 2010 under Bunnies
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I have been requested to write a success story about Elsa T. Bunny, a bunny whom we adopted from Pittsburgh’s Animal Rescue League on Hamilton Avenue on the East End of the city.  Why a success story?  Apparently, no one wanted to adopt Elsa T.; she had been given up for adoption (family is said to have […]