That's some serious dedication right there.
Romar Lyle, from Richmond, is a man with true dedication. He always knew that he would like to become a police officer one day but he had to take some drastic measures to fulfill his dream. Speaking with WTVR, he revealed that at one point in his life he weighed 400 pounds. He said: "I got a degree in investigative forensics and it was just so hard to find jobs and kind of figure out what I wanted to be, but at that time I was around 400 pounds."
He got working on his body and over a period of three years he was able to shed over 100 pounds. His hard work paid off when he was one of the only 19 men to graduate from the 120th Basic Recruit Class. He said: "I tried applying to places, but I had to work on getting my run times down and getting my weight down. By the second year, I lost about 130 pounds. then I came to the academy. With hard training and hard work, I've lost another 34 pounds."
His goal is to lose another 24 pounds which means that in total he had aimed, and would achieve, a weight loss of 200 pounds. He humbly said: "Don't quit on yourself. Know that if you really want to do something, just set your heart to it. Surround yourself with people who will support you, family and friends, and just remember that as long as you believe in yourself, no one can tell you who you are." These are quite the words of wisdom from a man who truly stuck by his dreams.