Excited to be here. Lost some weight.
Mm-hmm. You see it?
I’m out here. You see it, though?
Do you see it? Some of y’all looking at me.
You like, how much? Three whole pounds!
I’m out here! – Whoo!
– Killing the game. Small victories, you got to
celebrate small victories. Too much body shaming going on.
I got kids. This is the body
I have left, okay? [laughter] And every time I say that,
people assume I got something against
smaller women, you know? I don’t got nothing
against y’all. Sometimes, y’all just think
y’all better than everybody because y’all still got knees.
Like, so what? Like, who– [laughter] But I’m weird when it comes
to losing weight. And I think most women are. I’m the type of person
that’ll lose three pounds, but in my head,
I’m 30 pounds down. I’m killing it.
Yes. I went home.
My son watching TV. He minding his business. I walked right in front
of the TV. I’m like, yo. [laughter] He goes, “What?” I said, “Well, you see it.
Come on now.” [laughter] He says, “Sees what?” I said, “I lost some weight.” My son said, “Congratulations.” I said, “Oh, that’s okay.” I said, “Do me a favor.
Go into my bedroom. Look in the back of my closet
in that bin and bring me a pair
of them jeans. My son looked me
right in my face. He said, “Ma, I don’t think
that’s a good idea.” [laughter] I said,
“Ain’t nobody asked you.” Go get the jeans. When your 18-year-old son
hands you a pair of jeans
from high school and looks you in the face and
says, “Ma, don’t do this”– [laughter] Don’t do it? Because you know what?
I shouldn’t have did it. You know how humbling it is to try on a pair of jeans
from high school and find out that your calf is the size of what your thighs
used to be back in the day? Do you know how hurtful it is? And the crazy thing
is I’m red in the face. My son said “Ma, I told you it
wasn’t a good idea. “Look at your face.
You red, you flush. You about to cry.” I said, I’m not about to cry. Ain’t no blood circulating
in my feet. Go and get these
off me, please. My name is Tacarra Williams.