Hello, my name is Kris. I've been lurking for about six months on the board, figured it's time I posted an intro. I'm 31 and have been a mechanic for my local Fire Dept. for the last 8 years. I hope to earn a REP 63 in the future so i can continue my current job which I love. I've been pretty comfortable with my life the past few years, but lately i have been regretting not serving when i was younger. I've got an uphill battle ahead of me. I've lost about 30 pounds in the past few months, but need to lose about 60-70 more before i start the process of trying to get a contract. I'm sure it will be a year or two minimum before i am physically ready for SFAS. I'm going to take it one bite at a time and focus on my 10 and 25 meter targets. I guess there's nothing else to say at the moment except it's all on me now to step up.