Archive for November, 2014


Posted by Vicki on November 28th, 2014 under fond memories, friends & family
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I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, for their good health (knock on wood), for being home now in our warm, remarkable old house in this beautiful neighborhood blessed with oak and maple trees and wide streets, adjacent to Frick Park with its walking trails, my work, my colleagues and coworkers, my love […]

Day Off

Posted by Vicki on November 26th, 2014 under cats, food!, friends & family, love
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I am very glad I took today off. But need to accept that sometimes a day off is really a day off. It is hard to accept that maybe an afternoon nap is an acceptable activity on a day off. Or that a five mile walk is ok. Or just sitting and thinking or reading […]

More Bananas Again

Posted by Vicki on November 23rd, 2014 under Lifestyle
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Another day, another total bust. Got up late, and walked to movie in Squirrel Hill with Mollie and cb, saw the new Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay part I, which started at noon and we only just got back about an hour ago, and here we are, already at 4:15 pm. But I should be happy […]

Livin’ The Lifestyle

Posted by Vicki on November 22nd, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, weight management
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When it comes to weight maintenance, you can never stop being vigilant. The default is always lie in bed all day and eat bonbons. I, for one, find that i am always fighting against the default, like, for onstance, by not ever having any bonbons around the house. Sometimes, when it is freezing out, the […]

The Last Page Of Gatsby: Being Productive

Posted by Vicki on November 16th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, Uncategorized
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What is productivity? Productivity expectations seem to be ever-increasing, so it would be helpful to know exactly what it is. I think it means having a very long to-do list and getting everything on it done, thus having no to-do list, and the page would need to be empty for maybe three days before another […]

Autumn in Pittsburgh is Not So Bad

Posted by Vicki on November 16th, 2014 under Uncategorized
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This will not be posted till tomorrow because the internet in our house and the landline phone are not working. Verizon peops will be coming here tomorrow between 1 and 5 and thank God workers will be here to let them in, etc. The workers already know and will handle it for us, which is […]

On a Cat, a Quilt and a Book

Posted by Vicki on November 9th, 2014 under cats, creations, Exercise, inspiration, love, stress management
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I know my Catja is a sentient being. By that I do not only mean that she feels things, but also that she is aware of things. I think she knows who she is – has self-awareness – what she wants, and how to get what she wants. I think she loves and loves being […]

BodyChangers Changes Itself

Posted by Vicki on November 8th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, BodyChangers, career, craziness, critique, Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, Healthy eating, inspiration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, on being a doctor, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye, weight management, Wellness
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BodyChangers, the entity Jeff Gusenoff and I started I believe almost three hears ago, with the premise that enjoyable social interaction in the setting of events and activities which promote healthy lifestyles would help peops achieve and maintain healthy weights has definitely enjoyed a following. I face, we maintain a mailing list of nearly 1,000 […]

Kindred Spirits?

Posted by Vicki on November 3rd, 2014 under Eating Behavior, fond memories, friends & family, inspiration, love
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This weekend, I had a great great great time but ate weigh too much candy and a yotta yotta sweets, which were all memorable, and which included: M & M’s, multiple handfuls, Hershey’s kisses, a small black and white cookie, one of those tri-colored, multi-layered, chocolate-iced, mini pastries, a small piece each of red velvet […]


Posted by Vicki on November 1st, 2014 under Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Lifestyle, love
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The Condor Hotel is definitely a keeper: kosher breakfast with fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, hot coffee, soothing Muzak, spa-like, similar layout to Marriott but much less frenetic, quieter with normal weight peops. Our room has plenty of lighting, outlets, big comfy bed, and also great shower and a fridge and microwave, as well as […]