My name is Jacob Mohr and I’m 22 years old and I have been overweight for as long as I can remember.
The reason why I want to do the FIT Challenge is that as I stated earlier, I can’t remember when I was not overweight.
When I was in the first grade, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which gives me a slow metabolism, which makes losing weight very hard.
All through grade school, junior high school and high school I participated in all kinds of sports, it is not like I just lounged around and watched TV.
Right now, I am healthy, but I do not know for how long. I will soon be turning 23 and with the way I am right know, I start to think about serious health problems like Type 2 diabetes.
When I walk into a restaurant and people look at me they think that that is all I do is eat and eat, and when customers do not know my name where I work they just say, “Oh the big guy who works in the back.” I want that to stop.
I would like to be in a relationship, but unfortunately most girls just look at the outside, not at the kind and funny person I am. I know with the FIT Challenge comes hard work and I am ready. I am ready for a complete life change, not only to get healthy but to gain the self confidence that I need.