Sam Halbert

Apr 122015
 

I’m happy to report that I’m almost at the “280’s” and will be there this week, hopefully!  It’s been a battle, but I’m winning!  Since starting this journey on Dec. 7, 2014, I’ve lost 52 lbs. in about 4 months.  My next goal is to reach 269, as that will be a record for me.  I got to 270 about 11 years ago, but never below in the past 20 years, so it’s a real goal to shoot for.  I just wanted to post this, as it’s been a while, and I wanted to keep a record of how it’s going.  My highest weight to date has been 367, so since then, I’ve actually lost 76 lbs.!  I still have a lot to lose, but wanted to celebrate the fact, that I’ve reached the over 50 lbs. lost point!  Thanks to all of you for reading and supporting and encouraging me with your words and prayers!  Also, thanks especially to my accountability buddy, Larry Jacobs, and my Life Coach encourager, Joana Tomaz!  You guys help me to keep going!

I got this backward, but you get the point!

I got this backward, but you get the point!

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!