Archive for May, 2013

Less Creaky

Posted by Vicki on May 30th, 2013 under Big FAT Bunnies, Big FAT Kitties, food!, Healthy eating, stress management, weight management
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Weigh in today not that bad – only up 1.8 pounds from last week. Good. So what did Indonto celebrate? 8 2 much, of course. But it was too much fruit, which was very tasty, so not as bad as it could have been. The strawberries this season have been absolutely delightful, and I managed […]

The Creaky Wagon

Posted by Vicki on May 27th, 2013 under Big FAT Bunnies, food!, gluttony, Weight Gain, weight management
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I am back home in my beloved Pittsburgh, with my beloved husby, daughter, bunny and cat, in our cozy house. I am also back on track and on the wagon. Too much fruit, but that was extent of today’s excess. Stayed within my Points. After unpacking – we got home early because we left NY […]

Major Offtrack Weekend! or, My Name Is Trolleybird, And I Am A Glutton

Posted by Vicki on May 26th, 2013 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Eating Behavior, Exercise, food!, friends & family, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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And I don’t mean offtrack betting! By “offtrack,” I mean off the train, off the chain, on a runaway train, off the beaten path, off the wagon, off the beam, off course, just off off off. Off a healthy lifestyle. This weekend was a very good weekend in many ways, but it was an eating […]


Posted by Vicki on May 25th, 2013 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, compassion, Eating Behavior, friends & family, love, venting
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Updates: Mammogram, (3D!) and breast sonogram NORMAL! Bone density: Spine IMPROVED! From almost osteoporosis (-2.4 T score) to mere osteopenia, (-1.9) and hip the same (still -1.6) which means the Reclast is working. No doubt it is the Reclast that has made the difference, since before the Reclast, I was on estrogen, which I had […]

Mammogram Time

Posted by Vicki on May 22nd, 2013 under Attitude, friends & family
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Today is annual diagnostic mammogram and bi annual bone density day. Arimidex plus underlying osteopenia, not to mention family history do not bode well for my long term fracture risk. However, since my last DEXA scan, I have had a total of three Reclast infusions. This is zolendronate, or zolendronic acid, which is an IV […]

Hello City

Posted by Vicki on May 19th, 2013 under Attitude, fitness, Healthy eating, inspiration, Nutrition, venting, weight management, Wellness
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What a relief! I finally get to blog this weekend. I thought I might not get to, but today turned out to be mega productive, for a call day. The whole weekend was pretty excellent, considering. I only had five patients to round on yesterday and six today, got to shop at Target and get […]

The Moment

Posted by Vicki on May 16th, 2013 under Attitude, food!, Lifestyle, Nutrition, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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The theme of Weight Watchers this week is living in the moment. I have given up myfitnesspal. It was too much to count calories by hand, count points, and enter it all again into myfitnesspal. I did not want to give up points because Weight Watchers points are now I finally got weight off and […]

Komen Pittsburgh Race For The Cure, 2013, And Congrats to Karen And Lynne! Whose Birdsong Trills The Sweetest?

Posted by Vicki on May 12th, 2013 under Attitude, Exercise, friends & family, Lifestyle, Wellness
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Not hardly a race – stuck in an amoeboid throng, so could not move fast, and it was chilly. Still, more BodyChangers participation than last year. Congratulations to: Luiza, Mattia, Mollie, cb, Beth, Jeff, Karen, Stefania, Miki, Lynne, Carolyn, and two others I did not know and whose names I do not recall. A la […]

The Anxiety World Cup Competition

Posted by Vicki on May 11th, 2013 under Attitude, craziness, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, love, priorities, stress management, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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Four days later, the half marathon is a distant memory. Almost seems like it never happened, almost seems like 13.5 miles wasn’t such a big deal. But on the other hand, in retrospect, it doesn’t seem as if it had been quite so difficult or painful as it in reality was. I have experienced such […]

Half Day

Posted by Vicki on May 5th, 2013 under Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, inspiration
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After a fitful sleep during which I had a few nightmares having to do with half marathon, can’t remember details, Alarm went off as planned at 5 a.m., allowing me two separate 9 minute intervals of extra snooze. All I brought with me were the race number with embedded time chip, 5 dollars just in […]