This is my journey to become a police officer in Toronto

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week 20

Hi Everyone!

Weight 59.6kg/131lbs

MONDAY-SUNDAY Run/walk for 2 hrs/ free weights

My fitness has been making steady progress. I'm running faster now than 20 weeks ago and I can lift heavier weights.
On another note, I've been thinking about volunteering for the Elizabeth Fry Society for women that are waiting for trial. I want to volunteer there to get an insight into what goes on at court and what the people waiting think about the justice system and the police. I haven't had any contact with anyone that has commited any crime, so I think that this might be good experience for me.
I also want to go on a ride along, but these are very hard to come by. I will go on one someday!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Week 19

Hi Everyone!

Weight 60.2kg/133lbs

MONDAY-SUNDAY 2 hr walks

This week I went on the ATS website to complete a practice PATI test. I think it's easier than the actual test, but it was really good to see what kind of qestions are included. I have a few sample ones here (I didn't include any that has diagrams or pictures because they wouldn't copy on my blog). Why don't you have a go? The answers are at the bottom.

Word Problems
1. There are two police officers and six firearms. What is the average number of firearms per officer?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 5
d. 6

2. The month has 31 days. On even numbered days, section A of the city is patrolled. On odd numbered days, section B of the city is patrolled. How many days of the month is Section B patrolled?

a. 14
b. 15
c. 16
d. none of the above

3. A television and a computer were stolen. Together, they were sold for $1500. From that total, the television was sold for $300. The computer was sold for 50% of its original worth. How much was the computer originally worth?

a. $600
b. $1,200
c. $2,400
d. none of the above

In the next section, each question begins with two statements. You must assume that the information in each of the first two statements is correct. Given these two true statements, only one of the conclusions is completely and absolutely correct. Your task is to determine which of the four possible answers is the correct one. Only one of the answers is correct.

4, All boys are people
All people are alive.

a. All boys are alive
b. Some boys are not alive
c. Some boys are not people
d. None of the above conclusions are valid

5, All prisoners are criminals
All thieves are prisoners.

a. Some thieves are criminals
b. Some thieves are not criminals
c. All thieves are criminals
d. None of the given conclusions are valid

6. All Chiefs of Police are police officers
Some Chiefs of Police are women.

a. Some women are police officers
b. Some women are not police officers
c. All women are police officers
d. None of the given conclusions are valid


1. b
2. c
3. c
4. a
5. c
6. a
How did you do?

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Week 18

Hi Everyone!

Weight 60.8kg /134lbs


This week has been pretty good. I really enjoy beating my husband at tennis! 
I've been watching a new TV show called Rookie Blue. I seriously love it because it's about new police officers in Toronto! I know that police TV shows are not realistic, but it's enjoyable to watch new police officers make mistakes and learn from them. 

In one show, one of the trainers ask a rookie exactly where they are whilst driving down the street. This is a game me and husband have started playing. He suddenly asks me where I am and I have to quickly answer which street and block # we're on and which direction (north, south, east or west). It's harder than it seems because you have to be alert all the time! 

What are your favorite TV shows? How does it relate to you?

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week 17

Hi Everyone!

Weight 61kg/134lbs


This week, I've been reflecting on my weight loss journey. I went from 63kg down to 59kg and back up to 61kg. This inconsistent weight loss mirrors my inconsistent eating habits. I'm usually very disciplined during the work week, but on my days off it all falls apart! Me and my husband go out walking and we'll have an ice cream and eat at the restaurant or I'll cook something fattening, but delicious. I think I can break that habit as soon as I complete a full week of eating well. I've been reading the "Eat Clean Diet" because I think we eat too much processed food on the weekends. It's not healthy at all! Now I can substitute a high fat food for something natural and fresh and still be satisfied.                                                                                                                                                                

What's your favourite food? Do you consistently eat healthily? 
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Week 16

Hi Everyone!

Weight 61kg/134lbs

MONDAY-SUNDAY Walking and tennis.

I went away to some hot springs this week, so I didn't exercise as much as I should have. The hot springs were alright - not really what I expected. The pools looked just like small swimming pools and they smelt of chlorine. There were millions of screaming kids! It wasn't the romantic getaway I was expecting! But at least we got away from home for a while:)

I've been feeling a little lazy recently, but I will start running again from Thursday. I need to exercise harder because my work involves a lot of sitting. Most of the people that work with me are severly overweight. This job creates/exacerbates an unhealthy lifestyle. I am not enjoying it too much right now. I can't wait to be a police officer, but I must commit to this job for at least 2 years before I can.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Week 15

Hi Everyone!

Weight 60.8kg/134lbs


I didn't exercise as much as I should have this week. I gained a bit of weight too (oopps!). I'm having a little bit of a dip in my energy levels, but I'll pick it up again!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Week 14

Hi Everyone!

Weight 59.3kg


I'm diligently going to yoga. It makes me feel good, but I have noticed some side effects: my face is breaking out (I've never experienced acne before), I'm not losing any weight, I'm getting bored of doing the same poses over & over again, my purse is a lot lighter, I don't feel fitter (I feel more flexible) and my appetite has decreased.

I'm actually a bit relieved that I only signed up for 5 weeks. I don't think I would like to do it for a year. I feel a bit vain, but I do not appreciate the acne & lack of weight loss! I'm going to start running again when I finish with hot yoga and I'll do regular yoga on the side. 

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