Sam Halbert

Feb 222015
 

Well, I took a step backward this week, after a huge weight loss last week in a push to reach my short term goal.  I went out and celebrated, and it cost me dearly.  Two days after my birthday dinner, I weighed in at 306!  I have been fighting it off since then, and it remained at 304 for three days, until yesterday, it came down to 302, so I’m on my way back and going the right direction.  I knew that going to that Thai Restaurant was going to cost me, but I didn’t know how much!  At any rate, I’m filled with resolve to get back down, and will be able to post a substantial loss this coming week.  I have been faithful in going to the gym, but had a couple or three days where I wasn’t feeling very well, and that’s passing now.  It’s a struggle to maintain a campaign of this magnitude (to me, anyway) and keep the faith, but it is happening, and I WILL continue to do so.  Just a temporary setback, for sure!  I’m still thinking about my next short term goal.  For now, it’s back to 299!  I will

singing to the audition line at the Biggest Loser tryouts in Portland, Oregon, 2010  --  I was weighing in at 372 here!

singing to the audition line at the Biggest Loser tryouts in Portland, Oregon, 2010 — I was weighing in at 372 here!

be there by next Sunday!

Feb 152015
 
301 lbs.!  Just a little over a pound to go to reach under 300!

301 lbs.! Just a little over a pound to go to reach under 300!

 

This has been a record week!  A little radical, but lots of results.  I know it’s not the best regimen for losing weight to take off so much at one time, but I was really motivated to try and reach my goal of being under 300 lbs. by my birthday tomorrow.  With a little more determination, I have 24 hours to do just that.  This week has been a little crazy, with gym every day, doing 20 -30 minutes on the elliptical machine, Doing mostly juicing every day, and resisting temptation big time!  I weighed in last Monday at 314 and was pretty disappointed that the gap had widened even from the day before, instead of shrinking.  So, I just put it into “D” for determination, and put the pedal to the metal!  Monday was big, as I lost 6 pounds!  Then Tuesday, I lost 3 1/2, Wednesday, 2, Thursday, 1/2, and it stayed at 302 both Friday and Saturday with no weight loss, even though I was still mostly juicing and still hitting the gym.  This morning it went down 1 more pound to 301, and I believe I can be under 300 tomorrow!

From this point, I will try to keep a little more sane program of exercise and food intake, but I really wanted to reach this short term goal for some reason.  I don’t think the numbers are all that important, though.  The important thing is what I have become inside in order to reach those numbers.  The strength developed, the character built, the discipline applied.  That all counts much more than just numbers, which are just units of measurement.  The real change and lasting change is on the inside.  What the struggle has made you become!   Thank you all for your prayers and support.  It is wonderful to have friends like you cheering me on.  Please feel free to get in touch if you are facing some of the same challenges, and would like to talk or chat with someone who understands.  “Don’t give up till you win!”