Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Worst Day Ever!

Well, today has been very traumatic for me here! I wanted so badly to go catch the first flight I could to go home, but I know that my body needs me to stay here! I received a call from home from my husband that our 17 yr old kitty, Mittens, was deathly ill and had to be rushed to the vet this morning. I've cried in every class, cried on my morning hike, cried at breakfast and at lunch ... It sucks that I'm here and my husband has to handle such a crucial matter. The vet finally called me on my cell phone to give me her update ... she was on the verge of kidney failure and has colitus. They've got her on iv fluids and antibiotics and gave her a blood transfusion. I'm praying and keeping my fingers crossed for her to make it ... at least until I can get home and hold her and let her know I love her. :( They said they'd give me another update tomorrow. Hubby is special to me ... he sent me 24 red roses and told me it was 1 for every day I'm here! Love you honey!

Today, my roomie, Sandy and I, went on the West Canyon hike. It's a 4 mile hike up and 4 mile hike back. Well, we made it up only 3.5 miles up and 3.5 miles back, but that's good considering we're still in pain from yesterday's 10.5 mile hike we took! So, we walked a total of 7 miles today! I'm still good with that as my blister is still killing me as well as my hip from yesterdays walk. My roomie's happy though ... she feels her muscles in her butt working more. LOL :) She kicked butt today though on the hike and left me in her dust! She was in her own little bubble and nothing could slow her down!

Another thought for all of you who watch The Biggest Loser ... You see them dump off the new contestants on the beach and made to walk a mile to get across the finish line. Well, here, on Mondays, they dump us off and make us do a 4.5 mile hike up an 11% incline that is timed! So, I no longer feel sorry for those contestants!

We have yet another Biggest Loser Contestant from Season 2 here ... Seth Word who was 2nd runner up to Matt. He sat with me and talked today at lunch. He said it's harder here at the Fitness Ridge vs there at the Ranch!!! Lots of interesting info from him too today! A really nice guy from California who's married with 2 kids and one on the way. He's here for a month so I'm sure we'll talk more. He's a really nice person to talk to!

Here's today's schedule:

6:00 am Hardcore or Open Gym (I chose Open Gym)
7:00 am BREAKFAST (Banana Muffin and Fruit Dish)
8:00 am Leave for Hike (West Canyon Hike - 4 miles up and 4 miles down)
11:15 am Yoga Stretch
12:30 pm LUNCH (Roasted Pepper Soup, Salad with Tuna Salad, Potato Slices)
1:00 pm Calorie Challenge
1:45 pm Open Gym
2:30 pm Cardio Intervals
3:30 pm Total Toning
4:30 pm Pool (I no longer take pool as I don't swim ... so I get to take the gym class which todat was Cardio Intervals)
5:30 pm DINNER (Veggie Lasagna with Baked Eggplant and 2 Chocolate Covered Strawberries)
6:30 pm Relaxation Techniques (I didn't take this class tonight)

Okay ... time for sleep as 5:00 am comes really quick and yet another hike! Sandi and I have signed up for "Intro to Intermediate" Hike. This is harder than the others we've chose so far. It ought to be interesting. More news tomorrow! :)


  1. I am so sorry about Mittens. I have two 16 year old kitties and one is also going through a slow kidney function decline. We're giving her sub-cue fluids daily and two thyroid pills a day. I've had many people ask me why I don't 'put her down' and my answer is 'she's family'. It's also hard to think about such things when she curls up in my lap and purrs.
    Best wishes to you and your family - you'll be in my thoughts.

  2. Oh man. That is rough. Hang in there. It sounds like Mittens is being cared very well for. I know it has to be hard, but you can do this! You have an awesome hubby cheering you on from home, too!! I hope today is a great day for you.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty! I’m a huge animal lover, and leaving my fur-babies to go to FR is a concern to me. But, like you I also have a good hubby who I know will take good care of them. I’m so glad that he is there for your, and for your kitty. Good job for staying and continuing to workout… tears and all.