Nov 212015

blue line

I recently got married and joined the community of Law Enforcement Officer(LEO) Wives.  Being the spouse of a cop it’s always easy.  Just knowing that your spouse might not come home is hard enough. Now with the climate of hatred of police it’s even scarier. I’m not going to rant about how people should respect the boys in blue.  I’m going to share the funny side of being around LEOs. You might be a LEO spouse if:

You have more guns in your house than rooms.

You put up laundry and find a gun you didn’t know about.

Having a concealed carry permit is a way of life.

You know their co-workers by name and badge number.

You have 2 police scanners in your house.

You listen to the scanner for fun and not just when your spouse is working.

You hear a taser in the other room and don’t flinch.

Your spouse has offered to pepper spray you to help you get rid of a cold.

You hear the nightly checklist before they leave for work: Gun, Radio, Phone.

The sound of a round being chambered is reassuring.

I’m very proud of my husband and the work he does everyday.  Hopefully before too long I’ll be not only a LEO wife but a LEO myself.

Nov 212015

advocareBack in July I tried the 10 day Advocare Cleanse to drop weight leading up to my wedding.  The cleanse had a fiber drink you take in the morning and supplement pills taken in the morning and evening.  I had been warned that the fiber drink was terrible tasting so I decided to add a fruit punch pre-workout powder to it.  It made it go down ok but the consistency was still gross.  It’s thick and chalky.  Along with the Advocare products you’re supposed to eat healthy, no added sugar, and not eat red meat.  I did ok with cutting calories, and exercising but not eating red meat was hard for me.  I never realized how often eat something until you cut it out.

I was very happy with my results.  I lost 9 pounds and felt really good when I was finished.  It helped me jump start my weight loss.  I actually did the cleanse I second time before my wedding, even though it’s not recommended to do so.  I would recommend Advocare to anyone looking for my help getting started. My entire weight loss journey ended with my losing 16 pounds all together.  I’ve been slacking lately.  I’m trying to get back on track.  I’ve gained some of the weight back but I know with hard work I can meet my goal weight.

Nov 212015

student meme

2015 has been a big year for me.   I got engaged, got married, and I’m quitting my job.  I’m quitting my job to go back to school. I’m thankful to have a supportive husband who is allowing me to make this leap. I’ve had a job since I was 14 so I’m not really sure how to be unemployed.  I’m going to the University of Southern Indiana in the spring to continue my Criminal Justice degree.

I’m lucky for a couple reasons. One, I have school benefits left from serving in the Army.  Two, I qualify for a program I didn’t even know existed that will pay 50% of my tuition.  When I met with an advisor she explained the 50% program.  Since I’m a returning student I can get 50% of my tuition paid for as long as I stay in school until I finish the degree.  It’s a win-win for me because I’m a junior so I’m hoping to be finished in 4 semesters if not faster.

Returning to school is pretty scary to me because I’m 31 and haven’t been a full time student in 10 years.  I know it’s going to take a lot of work but I know in the future having a degree will benefit me.