Archive for April, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me! Post

Posted by Vicki on April 30th, 2015 under Attitude, cats, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, weight management, Wellness

This year, April 30, 2015, falls on a Thursday, my usual admin/catch up day on which I do not ever have patients scheduled. Intentionally, I scheduled no meetings for today, nor did I schedule much of anything. All I had to do was get up early for appt with trainer, which had to be changed […]


Posted by Vicki on April 26th, 2015 under career, projects, stupid
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Once again! I never expected that running a program would be anything less than challenging, but did not anticipate sportsmanship to be one of the main issues i would confront. As the reader is aware, I have been working on building a hospital-based, outpatient weight loss center. It has taken years, but I now have […]

A Color For Every Class

Posted by Vicki on April 21st, 2015 under aspirations, fond memories, friends & family, love
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Yeah, we just got back this afternoon. Not quite as smooth a trip as Mollie had hoped on account of the last minute ankle sprain on Saturday — running across street, the typical inversion injury, the tearful phone call, the mad rush – decided to change from pjs since we wd prob have to go […]

Many Are Called

Posted by Vicki on April 16th, 2015 under Attitude, being a doc, career, compassion, reflections in a golden eye
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What a delight it was to get home this afternoon at five pm! How I had dreaded this day! To feel that way – dreading the day and so totally relieved when it was over shows that I am ungrateful and selfish, because this was a day of privilege. I should have been so thrilled […]

Wasted Time and Its Consequences

Posted by Vicki on April 12th, 2015 under irritation, unmitigated frustration, weight
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Due to someone’s carelessness, I wasted about three or four hours this afternoon. Even though issue may have been resolved at the end of it all. We git six dining room chairs from Target. We do not tend to spend a lot of bucks on high end furniture most of the time, because cb and […]


Posted by Vicki on April 11th, 2015 under Attitude, friends & family, Lifestyle, love
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So many of my BFFs do not live close by anymore, but their statuses remain unchanged. I had the joy of seeing one of my BFFs, Jennifer Grandis over the past three days, and may have even spent more time with her in the three days she visiting than in an entire month when she […]

Too Many Cooks

Posted by Vicki on April 4th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career
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In a big corporation, even a health care corporation like UPMC, there are lots and lots and lots of cooks, every which direction you look, there are simply way too many bosses! There are several parts to UPMC – “corporate,” as it is affectionately called; the Health Plan, which is the insurance side; the provider […]