Training Academy: Week 10
Saturday, July 10, 2010      1 comments

This was the first week that I can say I actually had a good time. It was skills week and the academy Sergeant was on annual leave. Not that it gets slack when he's out, but it sure does make things easier because he burns us like we are little ... Read more
STOP measuring out a teaspoon of this and a tablespoon of this instead...
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      9 comments

When I was measuring my food before, I always ran out of tablespoons and teaspoons!! They'd all be in the dishwasher with peanut butter residue or light mayo residue on them. No longer!! I bought a digital scale last year. Here's how I... Read more
Operation "Drop 3 Sacks of Potatoes" IN PROGRESS...
Sunday, July 04, 2010      3 comments

I have three sack s of potatoes to drop. I mean, imagine you are running a mile and a half and you're trying to do it as fast as you can. Now imagine you're doing it toting three 10 lb sacks of potatoes!! Not so fast now are you? Well, that... Read more
Training Academy: Week 8 & 9
Saturday, July 03, 2010      2 comments

Well, I'm singing the same song these two weeks!! The heat is a killer and the training staff is sadistic! I think the worst day was last Wednesday. Well, it started on TUESDAY, when we did about 600 exercises on the hot parking lot paveme... Read more
Training Academy: Week 6 & 7
Saturday, June 19, 2010      4 comments

I cannot believe two more weeks have flown by! Well, for those that want to see the physical results of what a police academy can do for you, I'll list them here :) Before: 10-15 struggling push-ups Now: 20 - struggling around 25/30 Bef... Read more
Training Academy: Week 4 & 5
Sunday, June 06, 2010      10 comments

I missed a week - sorry about that. I was in hell and had to claw my way back up. No seriously, I was at work, it just felt like hell for a second. Things haven't "improved," but we got some cool stuff. We were issued ballistic vests (expir... Read more
Training Academy: Week 3 - Hmm...PT....
Friday, May 21, 2010      4 comments

Still alive and employed!! This week was a combination of easy and hard. We learned report writing. The days that we just did report writing were very laid back and fun. The days that we PT'ed were less fun. Tuesday (I think ... all my... Read more
Training Academy: Week 2 - Study, Study, Study
Sunday, May 16, 2010      7 comments

Week 2 went by quickly! My first test score was a 95%, but that test was EASY compared to the one coming up tomorrow! The meat of tomorrow's test is Search & Seizure and Civil Liability. We've had FIVE people quit. They just decided that ... Read more
Training Academy: Week 1 - Do I really have muscles there?
Sunday, May 09, 2010      7 comments

Week 1 was a little bit of a culture shock. Having no military experience (like most) I am struggling to figure out the mindset of the processes. It's all very "Yes, sir" and "Yes, ma'am." So, day 1 was easy. The human resources person cam... Read more
Training Academy: Almost here and I'm skuuuured to death!!
Saturday, May 01, 2010      5 comments

Just a quick note before I get down to cleaning on one of my last days of freedom!! I went on a jog yesterday with three of my academy classmates. Yeah, first off - YOUNG. Like not one of them was out of their middle 20's. The girl was a ru... Read more
Training Academy: Payroll Day
Friday, April 23, 2010      2 comments

Well, I got to meet my police cadet classmates for the first time. There's 20 of us. 15 men and 5 women. I'm the tallest and "largest" of them. One other girl is a little shorter, but about my size. I didn't feel out of place and by talking to s... Read more
A new starts with just one step...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      6 comments

I'm starting a new journey today. I went from being morbidly obese three years ago, to my physical exam for the police academy today. I start May 3rd. Am I skinny? Nope; I'm at the top of the overweight BMI scale, but I'm working on it. Ca... Read more
Have a FOOD PLAN for EASTER!!!!!
Saturday, April 03, 2010      3 comments

Have you ever gone to a party (or work function or whatever) and your ex shows up with his new show-boat girlfriend? Did you cry? Didn't you say to him, next time could you let me know she's going to be here so I can prepare myself emotionally??... Read more
Pump up your walk with a push-up!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      8 comments

In my September 28, 2009 blog I reported that I was able to do *gasp* TWO push-ups! And I specifically noted that in six months I could quite that blog and say, "This is how far I've come." So here it is, about six months later. I still hav... Read more
Bodybugg: Week 4
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

I have positive things to say!! a) This is my 4th week. I have lost a total of 8 lbs since getting the bugg. b) I have logged my food EVERY DAY for a month!! c) I have realized that I can AVERAGE calories! I had a little splurge l... Read more

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