Hello out there to anyone who is reading this blog, and thank you. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to learn more about me. I am currently 22 years old, in a couple weeks I will be 23. I recently graduated from a local college with a degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections. I have always been interested in law enforcement and investigations work. It was not until recently I realized that my health may hold me back from prospective career opportunities. It is not easy being a female in the law enforcement field. Often you are not taken seriously, and are seen as an easy target. I did not want to get a job simply because I was a female and they needed to fill the position in order to not discriminate. I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be fit. Along with that, I just honestly was so tired of being depressed about my body. I have always struggled with weight and self-esteem issues. I have an anxiety disorder that really controlled me and I was always on edge and having freak outs about my appearance and not feeling like I was good enough. At the end of 2011, I was about 170 pounds.