Growing up I was a beanpole of a person. I was a lanky 6’ tall and 160lbs by the time I was in middle school. If I was picked on for my weight or size, it was because I was too small. That isn’t the story anymore. Near the end of my time in the Marine Corps, I gained a lot of weight. I went through several surgeries that left me on bed rest for almost a year. When I wasn’t at home recovering from surgery, I was working with very limited restrictions. By the time I got out of the Marine Corps I weighed an incredible 250lbs. I never thought I could be so heavy, but there I was.