I despise the traditional "before" photos of dieters, those grim faced, badly-dressed fatties standing in despair.
I refuse. I will not slouch and sulk as I announce my determination to tackle this issue. On December the seventh, I stood on the scale and stared at the little screen as it posted the news:
300.0 lbs Even
(If that's not a sign, I don't know what is. )
This is what I look like.
I have one hundred and sixty pounds to lose,
health and vitality to regain.
And I'm going to do it
for me and for my family.