In the past full bodied women were considered the most beautiful, partially because only the upper class and royalty had more food to eat. Just look at the history of art. It's all there. Not only that, large penises were considered an embarrassment! Look at all the statues they made back then. Nothin but teeny weenies. I could source this but I'm too lazy. just google it, you'll find it.
I myself used to have to starve myself when I was younger.... yo yo diets. Up and down. Now I am older and I really don't care what the rest of the world thinks of me. In part because the meds I am on wont let me lose even when I diet... so why suffer I say. What makes things worse is that people who are overweight tend to discriminate against each other. I tell people I can always lose a few pounds... but stupid is forever!
It's a pity you're not my it department colleague
I might suggest something along the lines of, "Just because I'm big boned doesn't mean that you have to be small-minded.".
"Free your mind...and the rest will follow..."
It might help the pic if you could flow the text around you, so it does not obstruct the main focus (you posing). If you have InDesign, you could do that there fairly easily...