So, September starts tomorrow. The review panel met this past Monday to discuss the applicants that have made it this far in the process. The last phase is the medical and psych evaluation. About 2200 people started on my eligibility list, and I am one of about 180 or so that is left. That number is probably even smaller now after the background investigations. I have lost about 52 pounds in the last 4 months. The goal is to lose another 25 or so. If all goes well, I hope to be chosen for the academy class this coming November. Any words of wisdom and/or encouragement are most appreciated. This may be the only shot I get at my dream agency.