Operation 'Drop three sacks of potatoes" is still in progress....
Thursday, November 18, 2010      5 comments

Yeah, it's been a while, but I guess that's part of what makes Sparkpeople such a great tool, it's always there waiting for you when you get back on track. I'm doing really well with my eating and exercise this week. The first sack was 208.... Read more
Special Math and Holiday Gains
Monday, November 15, 2010      7 comments

Well, the holidays are upon us! Every year around this time, I always go on a "diet." (Really, I just tighten up my regular eating plan.) It's from Thanksgiving through New Year's. I find that when I am actively watching my intake, I don't gain.... Read more
Training Academy: Week 28 - GRADUATION!!!
Sunday, November 14, 2010      12 comments

I made it!! I graduated!! I am officially a police officer now. Who in the world would have thought I could have made it through that academy??? I even doubted myself many days. Graduation was amazing. My family and friends were there. The... Read more
Training Academy: Week 27 - On the downside!!
Sunday, November 07, 2010      11 comments

Monday was the dreaded PT test! Here are my results: Sit & Reach: 22.75 inches (100%) Sit-ups (timed 1 minute): 47 (100%) 300 Meter Sprint (.183 miles): 64 seconds (55%) Max Push-ups: 33 (75%) 1.5 Mile Run: 14:18 (55%) For a pa... Read more
Training Academy: Week 25-26 Officer Survival & Accident Investigation
Saturday, October 30, 2010      3 comments

This has been a long road for me. All of a sudden the momentum of the academy is really picking up! The weeks are flying by so quickly, and next week is the very last stressful week, followed by a week of less stress because all the training obj... Read more
Training Academy: Week 24 - Active Threat
Monday, October 25, 2010      3 comments

This week was craaazy! Pretty much it is the police department's training for handling an active shooter where lives are in danger. For instance, Columbine or Virginia Tech would be considered active shooter situations. We learned some ba... Read more
Training Academy: Week 22 - Traffic Stops
Saturday, October 02, 2010      4 comments

Week 22 was excellent for me! It was a traffic stop week...and we had the remnants of that tropical storm roll through, so we did it in the rain. What an experience! We were armed with 40 caliber H&K's that held "simunition." The "suspects"... Read more
I did it - don't use excuses, you can do it too!!
Thursday, September 30, 2010      7 comments

I just wanted to put in a little blog entry about my weight/size and the things I can do. The reason I can do these things is because I've spent a year working on it. I weigh (on average this year) between 195-205. I'm 5'8". That puts my BMI ri... Read more
Training Academy: Week 21 - A good week :)
Friday, September 24, 2010      5 comments

I have embraced the fact that my PT test is coming up and I have been faithful to my healthy eating plan since my last blog. No margaritas, no Mexican, no junk food. I can see the results on the scale too. I tell ya, healthy eating wo... Read more
Operation "Drop 3 Sacks of Potatoes" - Sack 1 finally gone...
Sunday, September 19, 2010      5 comments

Well, the first sack of potatoes was 8.8 lbs and it seems that, finally, I have managed to drop it off. Two more sacks to go...a total of 20 lbs of potatoes. I'm 1 lb into sack #2. For these last two months of my academy class, I have... Read more
Training Academy: Week 19 - Hell Week
Saturday, September 11, 2010      1 comments

This was a crazy week. Nicknamed "Hell Week," I'm sure you can guess how it went! We got a new classmate this week. His name is "Randy." He's a 150 lb dummy (the one we dragged for our physical fitness entrance exam!). He signified the lazy... Read more
Training Academy: Week 15-18 - Defensive Tactics
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

Sorry I've been out :( I sprained my wrist in defensive tactics, so I was worried about one handed chores and getting things done around here. Everything is still sucking, but defensive tactics week sucked the most. On Monday, we pretty muc... Read more
Training Academy: Week 14 - Driving!!!
Saturday, August 07, 2010      3 comments

For the first time since the academy started in May, I was actually sad the week was over. This driving week was so much fun!! We practiced at an old abandoned military airfield which had potholes, gravel and lots of weeds. The first coupl... Read more
Training Academy: Week 12 & 13 - Skills!!
Thursday, August 05, 2010      4 comments

Last week was horrible, but for Week 12, we get to get our skills on!! They've given us guns, holsters, flashlights, handcuffs....and we're clueless on how to use them. But we had firearms week! 40 hours of training on the OUTDOOR range w... Read more
Training Academy: Week 11 - Fire and Hell of OC
Saturday, July 17, 2010      4 comments

Well, the big news this week is we got "maced." Now, I'm sure some of you have used pepper spray or whatever, but this stuff, Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), is like the wrath of Satan brought down on your face! This is what happened: W... Read more

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