Archive for February, 2012

Fingers, lungs, eyelids and reaching the right spot

Posted by Vicki on February 26th, 2012 under Uncategorized
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The state of my fingers is ridiculous. I have been so stressed out lately that I am destroying them. It is one of those afflictions that are wrapped up in ocd, and I really hate it. I consider it a more desirable than pulling out one’s hair or eyelashes, but it is reprehensible and somewhat […]


Posted by Vicki on February 25th, 2012 under Lifestyle, projects
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As the gentle reader by now may have either surmised or otherwise figured out, my usual blogging days are Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. When on vacation, I try to post something every day. I have noticed that my son, Max, is posting on almost a daily basis. It is not uncommon these days for him […]

“Pet” Peeves: The Yesbut Family

Posted by Vicki on February 19th, 2012 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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While cleaning the X-pen of my two bfb’s, Damian and Elsa, they glared at me as if to say, “It’s your fault that we’re bfb’s.” And I glared right back, and replied out loud, “It is not my fault that you are bfb’s. You need to take ownership of your weight.” The bfb’s sent me […]

(Hopefully!) Final Installment: Trying To Bring It To A Close Already — This Is Just Going On And ON. . .

Posted by Vicki on February 18th, 2012 under high fidelity
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You felt ambivalent: exuberant, yet guilt-ridden, but soon the guilt fades because the affair — because you had to admit it to yourself, that’s what it is, and, or they are wont to say these days, “it is what it is” — had been grrrreat for your marriage! You were so replete with thoughts of […]

Third Installment: History Sort Of Repeats Itself. But Different

Posted by Vicki on February 16th, 2012 under high fidelity
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When Angie was visiting her parents, it was usually during a weekend on call, and you began to realize that instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you could make the hospital part of your social life. This all started when, as happened when you were a resident, you began joking around with the people — […]

Second Installment: Trouble In Paradise

Posted by Vicki on February 12th, 2012 under high fidelity
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Comment on what follows: The reader may be a bit puzzled if not baffled by the previous post. You may remain puzzled and baffled. The story will continue, having fast-forwarded a few years. Keep in mind: this is impure, contaminated, adulterated (poor choice of words, perhaps) fiction, with no real ingredients, unlike the author’s food, […]

Any Resemblance To Reality Is Purely Unintentional And Coincidental

Posted by Vicki on February 11th, 2012 under high fidelity
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“It just happened.” That’s what you told your wife. Or maybe you said, “You’re too good for me.” Or, no, that wasn’t it. You said, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or was it, “We have to talk.”? You met your lovely wife when you were just a young physician, fresh out of med school, and […]

Another one of those never a dull moment moments

Posted by Vicki on February 9th, 2012 under friends & family, Illness, love, strength
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Imagine my surprise on Tuesday afternoon when I received an e-mail from my brother telling me that he was in the Lenox Hill ER with Maxi, who was about to be whisked off to get a CT of the abdomen. After a phone call and perusal of an earlier e-mail from cb, which forwarded an […]

Join The Club!

Posted by Vicki on February 5th, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, critique, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Just Plain Mean, Weight Gain
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Prior to enlightening the reader about this “club,” I would like to mention the vicissitudes of weight. Or, rather, my vicissitudes of weight. So much of the time, they make zero sense, and yet, are frustrating no end. 1. Finally, at my Wednesday weigh-in, I was 132.6, a loss in one week of 1.8 pounds. […]

Shopping The Perimeter

Posted by Vicki on February 2nd, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, Healthy eating, Nutrition
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First, let me say this: As I have alluded to in an earlier post, drawing this particular cartoon took way too long. I felt I had to make the shopping cart look realistic so peops would know what it was, but of course I realize I could have drawn a much simpler shopping cart. I […]