This would be a sweet maternity photo of myself.
Except that I'm not pregnant.
I'm actually carrying about 30 ponds of extra weight, almost exclusively in my belly. I'm currently down 8 pounds this month using Weight Watchers online. Not shilling for WW, but for me it is working great. It is the first time in my life that I feel in charge of my eating.
I guess the point of the picture and the post is that in my daily life some well meaning people will tell me "you look great! You don't need a diet!" Im just trying to keep motivated---I had a mom and grandma who both carried the belly fat, both heart patients, both type 2 diabetics, and neither lived to see their 60s. I may "look great" but I dont always feel great. I want to be able to do all the things I want to do. I also am tired of complacency. I'm tired of holding on to the belief that I can't really reach my goal. Yes I'd like to get my weight to my healthy BMI. I think I can do it if I get out of my own way.