Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sad Sunday ... Bye Sandy!

Top Pic: Stacy, Sandy, and Me (always goofing off) at Fern Gulley
Middle Pic: My swollen feet this past week! I no longer eat salt on foods or take the electrolytes in my water!!!
Bottom Pic: The roadrunner we encountered on one of our hikes. Sandy trying to get it to come to her! :)

Well, I got up with Sandy this morning to go weigh in with her. Then we ate breakfast. Came back to the room and watched her pack her remaining things up to get ready to leave. I feel bad that I didn't walk up to the front office with her and wait there for her shuttle, but I honestly was afraid to go because I didn't want to cry when she left. I hated seeing her go home ... as I really want to go home too. I must say, I'm very homesick right now. 3 weeks is a long time to be away from my hubby and pooches. And, I have 1 more week to go yet! Ahhhhh! I can only hope that this week goes fast and that I kick some serious butt this week on my weight loss! I didn't do so good today on the scale and I know it must be due to not hiking on Monday and Tuesday. Seriously, those hikes are the cardio burn of all cardio burns! You don't want to miss out on them. So, I've made a pact with Brad, Jim, Dirk, and Katie to stick with them all of this upcoming week and do nothing but The Stop Sign Hike and walk all the way back with them to Fitness Ridge daily. I can only hope that my blisters will be gone by tomorrow and cooperate with me to allow me to do that hike daily. Those guys (except for Katie) loose double digits weekly! Katie is doing awesome too with never lower than 5 lbs. So, I'm sticking with my inspirational winners! :)

So, I'll be getting a new roommate in a few hours. I'm just chilling out today in my room, playing on the computer, writing my Thank You cards to some of the staff here, and dreaming of home and what hubby might be up to. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a good roommate. However, I don't think anyone could ever compare to my girl, Sandy! Miss You Already, Girlfriend!

I have a massage at 3:00 again with Brenda ... who is the bomb! She helped me out last weekend to get through this past week and I just know she'll do it again today for me! I'll just veg out all day! Of course, we have to be at dinner at 5:30 for Orientation of the Newbies. So, I'll get up and dressed for that.

Until tomorrow ...


  1. Hope you get a good roomie that is my biggest fear once I arrive next month. Sounds like you are walkign up a that why it snowed? Sounds very cold to me as a southern californian. Hang in there and have a great week. I really enjoy your blogs.

  2. Sorry to hear that you are sad today. Make a good push this week and make the most of your last 7 days! When you get a chance, I would love to see some pics of the living arrangements there. I haven't seen any blogs that have pictures of the room/bathroom etc.. I'll be going in June and I'm anxious to see what my home will look like for a month!

  3. Dee Dee, I am sure that they matched you up with another good person. However, not as good as my wife. She is a good hearted person. I could see her going after that Roadrunner. I am wondering why I didn't get a phone call telling me that we have a Roadrunner as a pet now.
    I hope your week is a good one and we all meet up for Super Bowl weekend. Have fun.

  4. First, your blog is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your story. I now look forward to a new post each day. I hope you get a fantastic roommate, and you enjoy your last week at FR. Keep focused, and keep having fun. You are doing a great job!!!

  5. Hang in there, Dee Dee. This week will be over before you know it. It's so cool that you got to see a road runner on your hike!