300 pounds, high school, girls, high blood pressure… These are the things that made me change from the sedentary, video gaming, junk food eating kid to who I am now. Who I should be and who I strive to continue to be. I was 300 pounds in high school and on the fast track to diabetes, heart disease and diagnosed high blood pressure. My doctor told me that I needed a change and my social life, mood, and physical limits confirmed it. I wanted to be a professional firefighter, but being diagnosed with high blood pressure would eliminate me from any type of hiring process I may go through to get on the job.