Archive for July, 2013


Posted by Vicki on July 31st, 2013 under Eating Behavior, Fashion, fitness, Lifestyle, projects, vanity
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The skin above my upper lip has begun to peel a little bit. I am not sure the whole face is apeeling yet, but there seems to be some action that I had not noticed until today. Otherwise I cannot really see much of a difference in my face yet. It probably takes a few […]

How Was It? You Want To Know

Posted by Vicki on July 30th, 2013 under Attitude, Fashion, fitness, projects, weight, Wellness
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Should we, from a BodyChangers standpoint, call it “facial fitness?” Why not? I wonder what Dr. Gusenoff would have to say about that! Before I describe the whole unashamedly vain chemical peel experience, though, I would like to illustrate how, no matter how long a to-do list I compile, I always manage to miss something […]

Big Day: Facing Facts

Posted by Vicki on July 29th, 2013 under Attitude
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The fact is, I am not twenty anymore. I regret not becoming an athlete at a younger age, but was not a natural athlete, did not practice athletics much, and was not as good as a lot of kids my age so was conditioned early due to lack of confidence and soreloserhood to back away […]

Zippin By

Posted by Vicki on July 28th, 2013 under Wellness
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This vac is just disappearing before my eyes. Melting away! Bellydancing today – got Jenny to try it out and I think she liked it. I felt a little less klutzy than usual. Either I am getting better or the class was easier. We didn’t use zils – none of us really like them and […]

Tri Day, 2013, The Adventure Race & More

Posted by Vicki on July 27th, 2013 under fitness, food!, gluttony, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Early in the morning, looking out onto the river and at the sunrise, which was beautiful today, not a big surprise, considering the big rains that began right at the race’s conclusion – red sky at night is the sailor’s delight, red sky at morning is the sailor’s warning – I felt the sense of […]

Shadenfreude and what it means to me revisted; maturity

Posted by Vicki on July 26th, 2013 under Attitude
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First, I would like to discuss the concept. Definition of SCHADENFREUDE : enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others See schadenfreude defined for English-language learners ยป Origin of SCHADENFREUDE German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy This is a topic I keep coming back to, because it plays such such a prominent role in my […]

First Day of Vac

Posted by Vicki on July 25th, 2013 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Fashion, food!, friends & family, General, Lifestyle, love, priorities, projects, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management
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Not sure what this post is going to be predominantly about, if anything, so thought I would spread it out into multiple categories which may, in fact, turn out to be irrelevant. The first day of vac, it is hard to get used to it really being a vac, especially if the first few days […]

Game-Playing: a riff, and a riff on a riff

Posted by Vicki on July 20th, 2013 under Exercise, Just Plain Mean, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye, strength, stress management, stupid, unmitigated frustration, venting, weight
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Coincidence: I am actually editing this post so putting this footnote at the beginning: I just now, perusing the NYTimes Sunday Magazine section after successfully I might add completing the xword puzzle, my eyes fell to an article (in the “riff” blue section of the zine) by a man named Stephen Marche, believe it or […]

Stockings and Pantyhose

Posted by Vicki on July 18th, 2013 under Attitude, Fashion, food!, weight
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Before moving on to fashion-related topics, it is imperative that I get some weight-related venting out of the weigh. So to speak. Ok, so last week at home I weighed 134.8 at home and – get this – 133.8 at WW. This week, (i.e., today), I was 133.8 on home scale but 134.8 at WW. […]

What Does An Elephant Have To Do With Anxiety?

Posted by Vicki on July 14th, 2013 under friends & family, love, teasing
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No one will believe this. While I was running today, and it was very, very hot by the time I got to it, sweating already after barely a mile had passed beneath my feet, I was in the midst of listening to Thrift Shop on my new iPhone, which works a lot better than the […]