Archive for June, 2014

Too Hot To Handle

Posted by Vicki on June 28th, 2014 under Exercise, food!, friends & family
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Home from a dinner at Jenny’s, which was a lot of fun. Low point dinner, or would have been without the wine and second helping of fruit salad. She invited another couple and they were very nice and we were all compatible. It turns out the guy was at Penn Med one year behind cb […]


Posted by Vicki on June 26th, 2014 under Exercise, fitness, friends & family, love, weight, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Working in exercise. How to do it? Cloudy today but 0% chance of rain. Jenny not in town so did not have to wake up at ungodly hour to walk. Therefore, what with yots of appts today, I had to figure out a way to get in exercise, because Thursday is always a definite exercise […]

Cyclic Fever

Posted by Vicki on June 22nd, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Wellness
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These moments have been free of dysthermia. I have experienced about an hour of feeling “just right,” internal temperature control behaving for a change. Water, which always is amazingly delicious just before a hot flash, and in fact, sudden water craving always predicts hot flashes these days, tastes so much better if not directly from […]

Optimists Need Not Apply: Definition of Insanity. Or: Theme of the Week

Posted by Vicki on June 21st, 2014 under Attitude, being a doc, screed, unmitigated frustration, venting, Weight Gain
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spoiler alert ! Negative ranting post. By the end of yesterday, it felt like one of those weeks when everything was going down the toilet, and, in fact, literally, something did. Another pedometer. Public toilet, had not yet peed, but still. Had to fish it out, scrub hands like mad. Ick Ick Ick and now […]


Posted by Vicki on June 19th, 2014 under fitness, Illness, Lifestyle, projects, weight management
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Waiting room time. Just saw nurse practitioner for breast cancer follow up. Arimidex scheduled to continue till November of 2015, but may be continued afterwards on case by case basis. I, of course, am planning to continue it indefinitely, as a security blanket. Only glitch would be if my bone density decreases significantly, which the […]

Awesome Daddies!

Posted by Vicki on June 15th, 2014 under Exercise, fitness, friends & family, inspiration, love, Wellness
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A shout out to the four Daddies who participated on the Driathlon, choosing not to sleep in on their day of days. Jeff may have slept in just a little but given that his daughter is only 7 months old, it is not that likely. The dads were cb, Jeff Gusenoff, Joe Goldcamp, and Glenn, […]

How To Say On Track Under Duress

Posted by Vicki on June 14th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Lifestyle, projects, stress management, unmitigated frustration, venting, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Will I finally go thru the stack of unopened mail i got from Kendal? Will I finally unpack a box or two? Get going on quilt? Blog anything interesting? Get started on talk I am to give in July? Go swimming? Grocery shopping? Tomorrow morning is the long-awaited BodyChangers Driathlon, to be held in North […]

Zoned Out

Posted by Vicki on June 9th, 2014 under Eating Behavior, food!
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Here I sit, too early at the airport. It is only about ten minutes from the hotel, but with traffic, you never know. Of course, I have a connecting flight from Boston to Pittsburgh, which I find absolutely ridiculous. The connection is in Philly, with an hour overlay. Flight time from Philly to Pgh is […]

just my pedometer and me

Posted by Vicki on June 5th, 2014 under Exercise, fitness, inspiration
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I am really never bored unless I am standing on line at a bank or post office or in a grocery store or other store with no cell phone to check email on or no magazines. People watching is even ocque in times like those. Lee Kaplan may or may not be pissed at me […]

All Growed Up

Posted by Vicki on June 4th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, inspiration, priorities, strength, venting

I was a grown up today. Which is why the airplane passengers rising en masse to their feet the instant the plane landed in Boston did not annoy me as much as usual. For the same reason, I was only mildly put out when, minutes after beginning our taxi-ing out of the gate while departing […]