David B., but I know him as my dad. I’ve looked up to him as long as I can remember, because he’s the kind of father who’s done everything for his family. My sister, brother, and I were fortunate enough to grow up with parents who were invested in our lives, and when I went to university far away from home, my dad was the one who made me believe I could stick it out. Once the three of us had all grown up, Dad realized that he wanted to change his body, motivated by a desire to prevent bad health. Over the last couple of years, he’s lost around 100 pounds. This transformation is more than a simple “before and after”; to me, he’s tangible proof of what hard work can do. It’s not just about losing weight, but rather the notion that there is never a point in one’s life that is too late to achieve your goals. It may sound cheesy, but I’m so proud of my dad, and so happy that he’s finally done something for himself.