I want chocolate.

So, my first week of eating healthy has been hard. The guys ask me to go to lunch with them every day. It kind of made me sad not going. I love being “one of the guys.” We laugh and prank each other. Lunch is a great time for us to tell each other all of the funny things that have happened during the day. Also, they’re calling me names for not going (which I totally expected, because it’s what we do lol). Here is how the meals went for the week:

Monday

Breakfast- one bite of god-awful apple and cinnamon oatmeal. That shit is nasty.

Snack- cucumbers (LOVE them)

Lunch-turkey on whole grain bread and mozzarella cheese stick

Snack-pretzels

Dinner-cauliflower fried rice (AMAZING)

Tuesday

Breakfast- cottage cheese

Snack-banana

Lunch-turkey on whole grain bread

Snack-strawberries

Dinner-eggs and turkey bacon

Wednesday

Breakfast-banana

Snack-strawberries

Lunch-turkey bacon ranch wrap

Snack-pretzels

Dinner-Steak from outback and baked potato (parents came to town)

Today

Breakfast-cottage cheese

Snack- didn’t have one

Lunch- Mexican (yeah, I know)

Snack- none

Dinner-turkey bacon

All I have wanted since I’ve started this is a s’more lol

Work has been absolutely insane. The other day an offender actually started firing on our officers. It was a bad and scary situation. My offenders have all decided that they don’t want to act right. So, now I have hearings all next week. On the bright side…my weekend starts now!! I do not have to be back at work until Tuesday!! PARRTYYYY!!! hahaha

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Stay out of trouble

-Ali

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I Am A Law Enforcement Officer

My name is Alyson StClair, and I am a law enforcement
officer.

I carry pepper spray, handcuffs, a gun, and a badge. I wear
BDU’s and a bulletproof vest; a vest I am just as likely to need off duty as I
am on duty.
As you all know, law enforcement officers are not loved by today’s society.
The recent events that have been shown in the media portrays officers as the bad guys,
and as the people that cannot be trusted. I am not writing this to say that there are no
bad officers, because there are. I have seen them. There are officers that
abuse their power. There are officers that break the law. There are officers
that take advantage. There are officers that only do this job to get a check.
But, I do not have to convince society that there are bad officers. Society
readily accepts that fact. People assume that the majority of officers are bad
because that is what the media focuses their attention on. What society cannot
be convinced of, is that there are more good officers than there are bad
officers. I have seen them. There are officers that know how to talk to people.
There are officers that want to make a difference. There are officers that only
use force when it is absolutely necessary. There are officers that are
passionate about their job. There are officers that do their job correctly; but,
these officers are not shown on the news, and are not given the recognition
that they deserve.

It breaks my heart that ‘a few bad apples’ could ruin the
reputations of other officers. I think it is sad that society has the mentality
that if one officer is bad, we must all be bad. We were taught at a young age
that officers are good people, and that they are your friends. Unfortunately,
not all officers are. And, society has a right to be mad at those officers. In
fact, let me apologize for all of those officers that have abused their power.
I truly am sorry to anyone that was treated with anything less than
professionalism by a law enforcement officer. I know a simple “I’m sorry” does
not fix anything, because society is owed more than an apology. No one should
have to worry about whether or not the officer that they come into contact with
is going to help them or hurt them. However, I am asking that you not let those
bad officers dictate how you perceive us as a whole. I promise you that there are
good officers out there. I work with some of the best.

These officers wake up in the morning knowing that every day
is dangerous for them. They know that they have a target on their backs, and
still choose to go do their jobs. They spend long hours away from their
families to make sure that your family is safe. They get yelled at, called
names, and threatened on a daily basis. Yet, they would turn around and save
the lives of the same people that ridicule them, because that is what they do.
On their worst days, officers are fighting with suspects, being shot at, and
going after individuals that are the faces of evil. Each day an officer is on
duty, could be the day that they do not get to return home to their loved ones.
This job is stressful and dangerous, but officers do it because it is what they
love.

I have personally witnessed someone saying “I hate what cops
stand for.” I have even had people tell me that they could not be friends with
me because they “have never met an officer that wasn’t bad.” And still, when
society is in real danger, they depend upon the officers that they have such a
low opinion of. No one else is going to take an officer’s place in the face of
danger, because no one else has what it takes to risk their lives for complete
strangers. So, next time you decide to
bad-mouth officers or form an opinion based off of little to no facts, just
remember that the good officers do see and hear your comments. It makes us feel
unappreciated and makes us question if we are wasting our time trying to make a
difference in this world.

When I became an officer, I raised my right hand and took an
oath. This oath is what I, and the majority of other officers, live by. And,
what some of us may very well die by. We are all prepared for that. We are
prepared to die protecting and serving those that hate us, because we are good
officers. We are the majority.

On my honor,

I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust.

I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions.

I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.
So help me God.

Hello world!

Hey, everyone!

My name is Ali. I’m excited to start this blog! I plan on using this blog to chart my progress with my new, healthy lifestyle. I made the decision that I do not like being a fatass. So, instead of sitting around feeling depressed, I decided to do something about it. I’ve cleaned out my fridge and cabinets, and replaced the junk food with healthy food. I know that the only way this is going to work for me is if I plan out my meals, and do some meal prepping. I’m totally overwhelmed as to where to begin. So, if anyone has any tips or recipes that they would like to share…please, feel free! Encouragement is welcome, too.

A little about me: I am 24 years old (I will be 25 on June 19th.) I have two nieces that are my world. I am a huge Green Bay Packers fan. I write lyrics. I am obsessed with tattoos and piercings. I love my Glock. I will be graduating with my Master’s in December. I am a Parole Officer. I work 10 hour shifts. It’s been so convenient for me to just go to lunch with the guys, and choose something fast instead of healthy. However, now I will be packing my lunches for the work week. I work 7am-6pm, and I have been using the excuse that I do not have time to workout. Obviously, I do. I just feel so tired and drained after dealing with offenders all day that all I want to do when I get home is take a shower, eat, play with my dog (Kegger, a rat terrier), and sleep. However, a coworker and I have decided that we are going to use our lunch breaks to go to the gym, and then we will eat our packed, HEALTHY lunches when we get back to the office. I have also decided that I will exercise once I get home; prior to taking a shower and fixing supper. My career is a major factor in the decision I have made to live a healthier lifestyle. I absolutely need to be in shape and healthy for the job I do. Just last month, I spent 6 hours in the woods chasing two offenders that ran from us. My job is physical. I need to be able to chase people, and be able to fight offenders off of me or my partners if needed. I also want to lose weight so I can feel good about myself, and finally have some confidence. I just recently got divorced. I was in a very toxic relationship. He made me feel like the ugliest girl on the planet. He would compare me to other girls, and tell me to change things about myself so that I would look more like the girls he liked. He was abusive, and he broke me. I am nothing like the girl I was before I met him. That girl was happy, confident, and smart. I want to find that girl again. It’s going to take time. I’m hoping this change will help me learn to love myself again.

This was me when I first met my ex-husband:

1237719_235129476636033_1672340348_n I wasn’t skinny then, either…but I had a lot more confidence.

This is me now:

BeFunkdey_OrtonStyle_1 I’ve gained about 25 lbs. NOT COOL.

It’s time for my fatass to get fit! Encouragement is more than welcome!

Now, I’m going to pack my lunch for tomorrow.

Talk to y’all soon 🙂

PEACE. LOVE. HANDCUFFS.

-Ali