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New Year, New Me!

By Kelley Narramore, LPN, New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery

I am so excited to say that I will not have to go into the New Year worrying about which diet plan I will need to try or beating myself up over extra pounds gained during the Holiday season. What a great feeling to start off the New Year forty three pounds lighter and I know that in the following months there will be more to come!

So how did I make it thru the Holidays? I managed really well. If there was food around that bothered me then I would go to another room or get rid of it. I am still not really hungry, and not craving anything. Don’t take that to mean that the Holidays were not hard. I still have a brain that wants food if it sees it or smells it so I deal with that everyday but it helps if you are not hungry.

I did a major closet overhaul right after Christmas and got rid of all of my clothes that no longer fit and in doing so had to go buy new uniforms. Most of my uniforms were falling off of me, but I put off buying more thinking I would just be losing more weight but sometimes you just have to go ahead. I am very happy to tell you I purchased two sizes smaller than I had been wearing. I took the size I thought I was to the dressing room only to find out that they were way too big. So I tried on the next size below and they fit. Needless to say I about had an emotional breakdown in the dressing room. I’m sure I may have worn that size at some point in my life but I honestly can not remember when. This may seem like such a small victory to some but a victory is a victory. I will take it. I hope this New Year makes you victorious with your weight loss goals. Try to remain positive and know that there is hope. If I can be successful so can you!

Till next time,
Kelley Narramore from Kelley’s Korner

Kelley Narramore is an LPN with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. She recently underwent weight loss surgery.  This is her personal journey. 

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