Archive for September, 2013

Missed The Rubber Ducky

Posted by Vicki on September 29th, 2013 under aspirations, creations, Exercise, Healthy eating, stress management, Wellness
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Sorry about not writing yesterday. Beauty sleep before race day, you know. After 9 could not keep eyes open as I have been “running” short in sleep, lately. The BodyChangers PrepAbility class – our first one – was a resounding success. Jeff and I were planning to be innocent bystanders, in the helping mode, because […]

Of Apples and Oblivion

Posted by Vicki on September 26th, 2013 under aspirations, food!, Lifestyle, love, philosophy

Too many things going on right now – keeping up is impossible. It is probably a good idea to try to go with the flow, but this does not come naturally. My favorite thing about Thursdays – which unforch I will miss next week because I will be driving to Mom’s – is going to […]


Posted by Vicki on September 22nd, 2013 under venting
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Every day, the same thing, over and over and over again. Morning: brush the teeth, then the mouthwash, take the meds, clean the ears, take a shower. Nighttime: floss the teeth, brush the teeth, mouthwash, meds, face creams. Get clothes out for the next day. Get workout gear ready for the next day. Get coffee […]

What Makes Catja Tick?

Posted by Vicki on September 21st, 2013 under Big FAT Kitties, cats, Eating Behavior, Uncategorized
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When we got home tonight after a nice dinner out at Toast with Carol and Paul (does toast refer to toasting somebody or toasting bread? Given that it is the name of a restaurant, it could be either. Intentionally ambiguous, I am sure), Catja was not to be found. However, I knew she was not […]


Posted by Vicki on September 19th, 2013 under Bunnies, compassion, friends & family
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Damian had not been eating for a couple of days, not even his banana serving. This had happened once or twice before so although I was concerned, I was not alarmed. Two evenings ago, when it was already dark out, cb mentioned that although he had fed Damian, he had not closed him in for […]

Art of Persuasion

Posted by Vicki on September 15th, 2013 under Exercise, fitness, Healthy eating, Nutrition, projects, weight management
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Coming up with cogent arguments – convincing peops to do things they are reluctant to do – this is not easy. I think I am getting better at it, but it, like everything else, is a learning process and requires confidence, sometimes to the point of hubris. I am figuring out how to do this […]

Breaking Bad Fast

Posted by Vicki on September 14th, 2013 under food!, Healthy eating, irritation, spirituality
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Every year, I wonder how and if I am going to make it till break the fast, which, according to my rules, begins after dinner on erev Yom Kippur, which often is well after sunset, and ends somewhere between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on Yom Kippur day. I do not ever go to services. Jenny […]

Basilar Migraine

Posted by Vicki on September 12th, 2013 under friends & family, love, Unbridled Eating, Weight Gain
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Week started off with a bang and playing catchup ever since. Or trying to. When you are over-scheduled, one little kink in the system can throw you way off just when you thought you were in control. In process of rushing to get from my internal medicine office to a meeting at Magee – and […]

High Holiday Week

Posted by Vicki on September 8th, 2013 under fitness, General, weight management
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Things very messy around here today. Not too much time to blog because must make challah and get stuff ready for Tuesday’s healthy lunch. It is already 2:30. Problem is got up too late, but went to bed late watching Kill Bill 2 which I must say is very good, really hilarious in that sick […]

Do You Have It?

Posted by Vicki on September 7th, 2013 under philosophy
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Here I am again, sweating for hours after a run, even after a shower, just really my chest and upper back. It is such a curious phenomenon, really. So what is charisma? Do peops who have it know it? Do peops who don’t have it think they have it? Do some folks who have it […]