You look beautiful. You were actually lovely before, but we all look better the closer we get to our ideal weight. I started on R2 about 19 days ago, and I feel like I am just now getting in the groove and I am down from about 235# to 191#. I think if it was me, ( and I respect your choice, whatever you decide) I would go for the long round rather than the short round. get the most out of it you can and get as close to your ideal weight and BMI possible. Some feel it is easier to stabilize after a long round vs. a short round. I am not so fixated on what the scale says vs. feeling good about my body and feeling healthy, but may as well make it worth your while if you're gonna do it!
Congrats and keep up the good work. You can feel free to look at my photo album in my profile if you want. I think you deserve a big pat on the back for a job well done!