Archive for November, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 — Final Installment

Posted by Vicki on November 28th, 2011 under Big FAT Bunnies, friends & family, Weight Gain
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Whatever I do not get to today in this post will not get written, because I am getting a little sick of writing about Thanksgiving. And I have faced the scale today, and it is not pretty. The bfb is going to have to take some drastic steps it seems. On the day of Thanksgiving, […]

Thanksgiving 2011 — Installment III — Do do That Voo Doo That You Do So Well

Posted by Vicki on November 27th, 2011 under Attitude, spirituality
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Going backwards — we are now back in Pittsburgh, where rain is falling in the way that only Pittsburgh rain can: just grey, grey and more grey. No nuance to the sky. Nothing that could be called a cloud. No wind. Just cold, wet, rain, grey, relentless, falling from a gloomy backdrop. It started after […]

Thanksgiving 2011 — Mini-Installment, numberless

Posted by Vicki on November 26th, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Eating Behavior
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Only 20 minutes to blog because 20 minutes hence I will be whisked off by Amelia Q. to either go for another walk (just walked for about 3 ish miles) or coffee. Anyhow, a word about eating, overeating and becoming more of a bfb than ever. I can’t say my intentions to stick to an […]

Thanksgiving 2011 — Installment II — “It Was Suicide.”

Posted by Vicki on November 25th, 2011 under Attitude, friends & family, Just Plain Mean, stress management, unmitigated frustration
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Not to compare myself in any egotistical way to Mark Twain, in fact, I would like very much to state herein lest the gentle reader not be left with the opinion (not that I care what the gentle reader thinks) that I feel superior in any way, which in fact, I do, but only in […]

Thanksgiving, 2011: Installment I — Of Memories of Thanksgiving Past, Of Going to the Dogs, And Of The Blessing of Stressing Without Fressing

Posted by Vicki on November 23rd, 2011 under being a doc, Eating Behavior, stress management
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The author shall begin her very first Thanksgiving Installment ever, and the very first part of said installment, by reminding the dear and gentle reader that I did not spend Daddy’s last Thanksgiving with him. Since joining my practice in 1996, there were only two Thanksgivings in total for which I was assigned call. The […]

This, That and The Other Thing

Posted by Vicki on November 20th, 2011 under Lifestyle
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Of course, I didn’t awaken early enough to complete all the tasks on my list. I have been plowing through with little time allotted to read the NYT, but did manage to eat breakfast, lunch and snack, naturally. Woke up today starving to death for some reason, although weight was up some tenths of a […]

I Am Thinking About Chocolate

Posted by Vicki on November 19th, 2011 under stress management, Unbridled Eating, unmitigated frustration
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This time of year — more specifically, October 31 (Halloween) through January 31 (Superbowl Sunday) is traditionally the time to pack on the pounds. However, in the last two years, I have managed not to gain weight during this time. However, this fall has not begun auspiciously. May I gently remind the gentle reader (What […]

Positive Outcomes and Misadventures

Posted by Vicki on November 17th, 2011 under philosophy, stress management, Weight Loss
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Weigh-in yesterday: after weeks of torturesome rigidity with my eating, outlined in a previous post, (like deleting two halves of a banana, a carb snack, and my evening glass of wine, as well as an extra serving of fruit), I had another loss this week with WW weight 132.6 pounds, a major triumph. Last night, […]

Silly Calories

Posted by Vicki on November 13th, 2011 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, Lifestyle
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For a Weight Watcher, restaurant eating is always a challenge. There are times you just want to eat “like everybody else,” until you notice that “everybody else” is most likely overweight or obese. Yesterday, Woody took the subject portion of his GRE’s, and to celebrate, we took him and Mollie out to dinner. He got […]

Bat_ _ _ _ Insane

Posted by Vicki on November 12th, 2011 under fond memories, unmitigated frustration
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Although I do pride myself on my judicious use of profanity (i.e., at appropriate times only, and avoiding the overusage which can become tiresome and, after a while, meaningless to and devoid of the desired impact on the reader) I draw the line — literally — at the titles of my posts. The use of […]