Archive for May, 2011


Posted by Vicki on May 31st, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Woody, Mollie, cb & I are facing each other,2 by 2, on our way to Hrand Central on Metro North having parked our van at the T-town train station. Mucho mejor que driving into the city onaholiday & trying 2 find parking! View of the Hudson to my left — W & I are riding […]


Posted by Vicki on May 29th, 2011 under Attitude
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We are now sitting in room at Marriott Courtyard waiting for all to get ready to go to town & then 2 Ama’s apt. Max @ haircut waiting in Tarrytown & Mollie is brushing & drying hair. We just got back from a 5 mile walk to and from T town. Pay half not open […]

Planx. A lot.

Posted by Vicki on May 26th, 2011 under strength, weight management, Wellness
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I am getting better at doing planx. With Sarah, my personal trainer. Working on the core is not easy due to recent ab surgery, albeit laparoscopic, and past ab surgery plus childbearing effects on ab muscles. My abs do not look awful at all, for my age at least, in fact are decent. By that, […]


Posted by Vicki on May 24th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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We picked Max up from college for the last time — he is a college graduate now, magna cum laude with honors in anthropology and sociology! In about two weeks, he will be moving to NY and will be starting work at Birch Wathen Lenox school to teach at their fledgling summer science program,, and […]

Hoppin off the Weight Gain Train

Posted by Vicki on May 24th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Yippee! The tide has turned. Finally. I figured out how to get the regained pounds off. To recap: If the reader will recall, I had that 7 lb weight loss with my cancer diagnosis, then started to regain after reaching a nadir of 127 lb. Since about February, although I have had one or two […]

Pedaling Pittsburgh: an Ordeal, a Trial and a Triumph

Posted by Vicki on May 23rd, 2011 under Uncategorized
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I did it! I rode the 25 mile stretch that I signed up for in the Pedal Pittsburgh ride yesterday. I must say, by the end of the ride, this inveterate and passionate biker was sure she would never get on a bike again, but I guess it’s like labor — during it, all you […]

A Weighty Issue

Posted by Vicki on May 19th, 2011 under Big FAT Bunnies, Weight Gain
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I have continued to go up in weight, and I have pinpointed the reason. Too many calories. D-O-O-H-H. It’s the fruit, for sure — the 0 PointsPlus assigned to fruit has ended up being a license to consume pounds of fruit a day, which has really added up. I figured out that I have been […]

The Struggle to Maintain

Posted by Vicki on May 14th, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Nutrition, philosophy, stress management, Weight Gain, weight management
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I attend two Weight Watchers meetings a week — “my” meeting is on Wednesdays, and it is one of my favorite times of week, an oasis of pure “me” time. I love the people at the meeting, and the leader. If the meeting time were terminated, or the leader left, I would be very upset. […]

Spinning out of Controlleybird

Posted by Vicki on May 12th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Some cliches that apply to most days, and, in particular, this day, which, although rather ordinary, has taken some twists and turns. Appropriate cliches: 1) The best laid plans of mice and men (is that where Steinbeck got the title, or vice versa? And why mice?) often go astray; 2) You never know what to […]

“Race” — NOT!!

Posted by Vicki on May 8th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Mother’s Day. Race For The Cure was just too crowded — a good thing if you are trying to drum up business — for anyone to actually race, which is kind of ironic since the slowness of the amebic crowd mirrors the speed at which progress toward cancer cure is being made. It is wonderful […]