I really don't enjoy sharing bad pictures of myself but I think a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Often pictures are what sparks a change in some people especially when they don't "recognize" themselves.
Like a growing child, the changes can be subtle but over time the change is quite obvious. Sadly for me, seeing this picture was not my catalyst to make any changes because I was so exhausted that I couldn't even muster up enough energy to start learning about new ways of eating/living.
I realize my weight wasn't extreme here (probably about 30 pounds heavier than I am today) but what I think the picture really expresses is how exhausted I am. We were visiting family out of town and they had baby goats they wanted to show the kids. All I could think about is I want to be inside, in the A/C, sitting on the couch, drinking a glass of wine. And not necessarily in that order!