Archive for August, 2011

The Missing Lynx

Posted by Vicki on August 27th, 2011 under Attitude
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I decided to add two lynx to my website — I am hoping someone will add my website as a link to his/her website/blog. I added Jill Ginsberg’s website,, and a the website of a high school friend, Marjorie Windman-Oxman — I thought they might want more traffic. Not sure how to get […]

Sweating Stressbuckets of Stress. Or, Ev Will Be Ocque.

Posted by Vicki on August 25th, 2011 under Big FAT Bunnies, Lifestyle, stress management
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Things I am freaking out about: 1. Career blues a. the talk I have to give to the GI division on September 23. I have already gotten the skeleton down in PowerPoint but there is lots more to do: more specifics, a cartoon or two, references. Not sure how long it is. I get only […]

They Who Shall Not Be Named, And The Yarn Spool That Is Blogging

Posted by Vicki on August 21st, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies
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It’s very strange lately. I have been blogging a lot, almost compulsively, because of course I would like to build up my readership. Also it’s cathartic. But it’s sort of like one of those little yarn spools popular when I was about 4. Lots of little girls would have these. You would get balls of […]


Posted by Vicki on August 20th, 2011 under Attitude
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I had a real nightmare last night and I had a nightmare of a week. Cb is now in Bedford at the Bedford Springs resort at an MSTP retreat. He left yesterday, during the hailstorm, and is returning late tonight, so technically, I will have been without him for only a little over twenty-four hours, […]

All’s Well That Ends Well. . .Well, As Well As Possible, Given The Circumstances. . .

Posted by Vicki on August 18th, 2011 under Attitude, critique, friends & family, love, philosophy
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I did not hold my breath, but Pam did call me back within about two hours of my phone call to her. Over the years, I have had role models of how to and how not to act when you want something. It used to be that I would dread confrontations with people, but I […]

Mom, I Love You So Much

Posted by Vicki on August 15th, 2011 under Attitude, friends & family, Illness, love
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Just got off phone with Mom, who began the conversation with, “I have a problem and I need Curtis’s and your help. Do you have some time?” “Sure.” She has had a run of bad luck with aides lately, aides she doesn’t like at all. They are supplied by an agency called Angels On Call, […]

The Comeback Queen, or, That, My Four-leaf Clover-finds and 4 Dollars Might, If I’m REALLY lucky, Buy Me a Cup of Starbucks. Which I Don’t Even Like!

Posted by Vicki on August 15th, 2011 under Attitude, Just Plain Mean
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I am both tracking and remaining on track. Down 1.4 pounds from yesterday due to due diligence. I really think the fruit at zero pointsplus saved my life this vacque, because without it I would’ve eaten a lot more junk for sure. It is so easy to stay on track at home — I have […]

Facing The Music, or, Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jog

Posted by Vicki on August 14th, 2011 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, friends & family
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This morning, I faced the music and discovered that the total damage over vacque was exactly 3 pounds. So that isn’t so bad. Immediately, I felt lighter. I really thought 5 – 7 pounds. But this doesn’t mean I can be la-de-da about it — it’s not easy to take off 3 pounds, and it […]

The Five Stages of Big Fat Bunnyhood Acceptance

Posted by Vicki on August 12th, 2011 under Big FAT Bunnies, Unbridled Eating
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C’est Moi!!!!! Denial: Eating 5000 calories a day won’t affect my weight — nor will not exercising due to my injury. Reason: Injury healing, after all, burns many, many more calories than being in the noninjured state. Another reason: My metabolism has changed to not gain weight on vacation Anger: It’s not fair!! Why are […]

Tracking Being Off-Track: VERY VERY Relaxed Adherence & Request For Reader Participation, Comments

Posted by Vicki on August 10th, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Eating Behavior, Exercise
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I need to learn to accept that I will always or usually gain some weight on vacque. These are the things I do to not let all hell break loose: I track my intake, even though maybe not totally accurately, every day. In retrospect, for example, with respect to yesterday, I definitely underestimated my pointsplus. […]