Every person who takes hold of his or her life has a defining moment that shocks them into doing so. Mine came in threes. In May of 2010, my best friend in the world went into the hospital for high blood pressure and had to stay overnight. I was afraid to lose him and it scared the hell out of me. The next day, another friend, who recently retired from baseball, died of a heart attack at 37 years old, making me ponder my own mortality. The next night, I went to a Broadway play and had trouble fitting into my seat because I was so overweight. That was the moment that I made “Promises, Promises” to get my life in order!