Archive for January, 2013

Doctor, Heal Thyself! or, Like Father, Like Daughter. Or Like Husby, Like Wifeby, Or, The Doctor Who Treats Herself Has A Fool For A Patient

Posted by Vicki on January 31st, 2013 under Attitude, being a doc, craziness, Funny things, stupid
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A few days ago, I think it was last Friday or Monday or something, I noticed a white flash of light in my peripheral vision when I turned my gaze to and from the left, but inconsistently. There was no disruption in my vision, but it happened throughout the day. I wasn’t sure what it […]

Last Days

Posted by Vicki on January 27th, 2013 under compassion, friends & family, love
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Mom did not want to get off the phone today. During our conversation, I skimmed a few Times articles, cleaned up the breakfast dishes, drank a cup of coffee, and cleaned Damian’s living area in the basement, accomplishing all with phone held tightly by my right shoulder to my right ear. A few times, we […]

Cat Atonia

Posted by Vicki on January 26th, 2013 under Lifestyle, philosophy, priorities, stress management
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Addendum to Inaugural Recipe: Soup is even better the next day, as soup tends to be, and when partially blended with stick blender or regular blend, even better! Catja is now ostensibly asleep, having carefully situated herself away from me, on Mollie’s bed, an unusual place for my cat to spend a cozy winter afternoon, […]

Twenty Minutes

Posted by Vicki on January 24th, 2013 under Weight Loss
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In the interest of making use of tiny amounts of available time, I am trying to get together a reasonable semblance of post in a mere twenty minutes. When you consider the number of typos I correct peer minute, not to mention the ones I miss correcting, this is a considerable challenge, at least in […]

Proclamation of Official Inaugural Split Pea Soup: Recipe Included!

Posted by Vicki on January 21st, 2013 under Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, food!, Healthy eating
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Off today due to MLK Day, but as usual feel behind the eight ball. I want to make split pea soup in the slow cooker and have a recipe right in front of me, but will have to peel and chop lots of carrots and cut up lots of celery. In order to honor MLK […]


Posted by Vicki on January 20th, 2013 under BodyChangers, cats, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, friends & family
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Not sure where this post is going today. Right now I am sitting in the non-pc Panera, non-pc because supposedly employees of color in some of the franchises in Pittsburgh are not permitted to be up front, at the cashier position, but only in back, preparing food, etc. I am not sure if this is […]

Runner’s High

Posted by Vicki on January 19th, 2013 under Exercise, strength, stress management, Wellness
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So many times, when I personally feel the benefits of exercise and being fit, at least for my age, I wish I had the key to persuading my patients who are couch potatoes and my friends and other friendly acquaintances who are couch potatoes to just try it, and not just once, but to give […]

Spaghetti For Dinner

Posted by Vicki on January 17th, 2013 under food!, Healthy eating, Nutrition, projects, Weight Loss
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Woooohooooooo! Down two pounds from last week’s horrible number on scale at WW. The magic bad number. Which was two pounds above goal – just squeaked by not having to pay for the meeting! Never have had to, and don’t want to. Not the money, but the principle, of course, of going above goal. So […]

Not Bragging

Posted by Vicki on January 13th, 2013 under Attitude, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, Healthy eating, inspiration, Nutrition
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Yesterday, in one of my readings, prob in Shape or another ‘zine I had to catch up on, tere was a statement about how women don’t like post in social media about exercise or workout or diet or weight accomplishments because it seems like bragging. Making others feel bad by broadcasting your awesome status. Firstly, […]

Home Is. . .

Posted by Vicki on January 12th, 2013 under friends & family, Funny things, love
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Mollie, and even the boys, get upset, or perhaps I should use the less inflammatory term, “disconcerted,” or even “flustered,” although the latter is not especially accurate, when cb and I openly argue. They think it means we will get a divorce. It does not. Hear that, kids? Ev is ocque! Although cb and I […]