Archive for September, 2012


Posted by Vicki on September 30th, 2012 under Attitude, Exercise, philosophy, stress management, weight management, Wellness
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The rain didn’t start until well onto the race. When I received my bright yellow, long-sleeved running shirt yesterday at The Great Race Expo on Hot Metal Street, I couldn’t help noticing that Highmark, and not UPMC, was a sponsor of this year’s race. I also couldn’t help noticing over the past week that UPMC […]

The Races

Posted by Vicki on September 29th, 2012 under Attitude, Exercise, Lifestyle, philosophy, weight management, Wellness
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I am a little nervous about The Great Race tomorrow, although I am confident that I can do it. They suggest no headsets. Does that mean no earbuds or does it mean no big, bulky headsets? Because the thing that is most disturbing is the thought of running without my playlist, which really helps me […]

Broken Hearts And Empty Tummies

Posted by Vicki on September 27th, 2012 under philosophy
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Yom Kippur fast was not pleasant for me, because I am one of those who lives to eat. Was it unbearable? Of course not. Never do I go into Yom Kippur promising myself or anyone else that I will definitely fast, because I don’t decide for sure that I will till the day of. I […]

BodyChangers Bike Ride/If Wishes Were Horses

Posted by Vicki on September 23rd, 2012 under Exercise, fitness, weight management, Wellness
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What a perfect day it was for a bike ride! And how serendipitous that The BodyChangers autumn group bike ride was scheduled for today! The ride started at the head of the Jail Trail, as it is fondly referred to around these parts, where The Golden Triangle Bike Rental is conveniently and coincidentally located. In […]

The road to naps are paved with good intentions

Posted by Vicki on September 22nd, 2012 under Attitude, being a doc, Illness, projects
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I had the best intentions when I awakened this morning. Really. Although I admit, it was tough to drag myself out of bed. It’s this damn cold. In those days long, long ago, when I used to get periods, they would be predictably preceded by a profound and seemingly inexplicable exhaustion which would totally wipe […]


Posted by Vicki on September 20th, 2012 under Illness
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I had a kind of strange dream about my upcoming high school reunion last night but have little recollection, in fact no recollection of the details. I do recall, however, that it was not a nightmare, which I suppose is a good thing, if dreams are on any way premonitory. Right now I am feeling […]

More Losses

Posted by Vicki on September 17th, 2012 under fond memories, friends & family, Weight Loss, weight management
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Let’s start with the best loss of all: that of weight. I have been bemoaning the vicissitudes of the scale in these blog pages on a continuous basis, and will continue to do, because weight “r” us. Wish I could do a backward “r” but do not know how. So as the reader well knows, […]

Smoothing Ruffled Feathers

Posted by Vicki on September 15th, 2012 under Attitude, stress management, Wellness
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Being healthy can be so stressful! Never in my life did I consider myself to be a political animal. And I never wanted to be. I still do not want to be a political animal, but I think I have agreed to be a political creature. Gradually, I have been adding to my clinical responsibilities […]

On Training, Bereavement, and Odds and Ends

Posted by Vicki on September 9th, 2012 under Exercise, fitness, love, Wellness
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Before I get any further, allow me to exhort my dear readers to “like” BodyChangers on Facebook, something that is very easy to do and after 30 “likes” we get some good stuff, so we could use the support. Not sure what the good stuff is, but it has something to do with analytics and […]


Posted by Vicki on September 8th, 2012 under Big FAT Bunnies, love
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I feel awash in loss; this very rainy and dismal morning both matches and contributes to my mood. Last night, I returned home to a cb-less house because cb was away at a conference in Nemacolin resort, of all places, but I don’t think he had a butler. By the time Woody and I pulled […]