Springing a surprise
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
My family's sweet but clueless. They know I'm on this crazy PSMF, which I told them was to deal with my high blood pressure. That certainly was the original motivation, but now that my blood pressure is improving, losing weight has become as important a motivation for me. My husband has asked if I'm losing weight, to which I reply a noncommittal "Yeah, some" but I don't think he has any idea that I've dropped almost 30 pounds. And my kid is so busy with her own teenage life that she hasn't really noticed either. I have perfected the art of hiding myself in flowy sweaters and tops, and other than my droopy pants, I don't think the weight loss is easy to see.
So I am hoping to spring a surprise on my family. I'm hoping to hit my target in late February/early March. If I manage that, then when spring hits and I shed the winter layers, I might be brave enough to wear shorts, which I have not done in public for many years. I might even wear a skirt which ends above my knees, which I also haven't done in almost a decade. Come to think of it, the family probably won't notice. Maybe the person who I surprise will be myself! For a long time, I've been too self-conscious to bare my legs in public. I might surprise myself in a few months by braving something revealing. It's a bit superficial, I guess, but I think it will be liberating.