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Your Healthy Family: How Sam Bryant lost 40 pounds and is keeping it off

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 13:29:39-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — We're about sixty days into 2020 and if you made a resolution to lose weight, how's that going? If you need some inspiration look no further than Sam Bryant's weight loss story.

Sam recalls, “I lost my wife to cancer five years ago, and after I lost her I started to gain weight because I just didn't care.”

Sam says his breaking point came in the department store. “I was looking for a new pair of pants. I was in a size 40 waist, and I was looking for a size 42 because I just couldn't fit in my size 40 pants. I said, 'This is horrible.' I held up the size 42 pants and noticed how wide they were. I said ‘This is ridiculous.’ I put them back on the shelf, and I said, 'I have to lose weight.' I was almost 240 pounds and I thought I still have to be around for my daughters. I have to stay healthy, I have to lose weight.”

But how to go about it? Sam says he saw commercials on television for Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss Center in Colorado Springs, and there was something about Dr. Kells’ program that appealed to him. “I said, ‘I don't have to buy [special] food’ like I see on all those other commercials. I refuse to buy somebody else's food. I can cook, and I can buy my own food - if I'm trained properly and can learn why I am overeating.”

Dr. Kristen Kells, DC, BSc and Owner and Founder of Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss says, “What we see a lot with people is that a trauma can [lead to] a change in their body and they start gaining weight. Sam’s story is really typical, in that something happened, [he] got off track and we addressed the psychological component [of his weight gain] with the love and support of my staff here. We have clients do exercises on why they eat, how to have better self-esteem and working on shame. I had a lot of shame [see Dr. Kells’ weight loss story here] so I get that piece of it. We do a lot of work around the mindset [of our clients] in our office particularly relating to trauma.”

Sam says the comprehensive approach to a healthier life, really paid off for him. “I started September 1st of 2019 and by Thanksgiving I had lost 35 pounds.”

When I interviewed Sam in early January he had lost 40 pounds, and was beaming with pride. He says he isn’t the only one who’s happy about his weight loss. “My doctor loves it, my cholesterol has gone down to 60 points. As for my blood pressure, I had hypertension and now [my blood pressure] is below normal and I've gotten off my cholesterol medicine. My size 40 pants that were way too tight, I'm in a size 36 now, and they are loose, they are actually loose and I need a new belt. I have started to buy new clothes. For Christmas the gifts from my daughters were all new clothes.”

Sam is even happy to be teased by his friends. “Some of my friends say, ‘Sam, turn sideways - oh wait we can't see you.'”

Sam says he really feels the difference of being 40 pounds lighter in many aspects of his life. “I'm walking now when I play golf. I used to have to ride in a cart because physically I could not walk. I was exhausted by the time I got to the ball and tried to swing because I was carrying the extra weight.”

Sam believes many people fear eating in a healthier way because they are afraid they will have to go through life feeling hungry. Now that he has learned what a healthy diet is for him, Sam says, “I’m eating three meals a day instead of two, I'm doing portion control and I'm not hungry. The cravings creep in every once in awhile but I have learned what I can do to stop the cravings.”

If you would like to know more about Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss she says the best thing to do is pick up the phone and give her team a call at 719-259-0773. “We create a program for you, based on an initial meeting with my team. We always do that for no charge and no obligation. It’s a chance for you to take a chance on yourself, and that's the best way to start. Then we created your program as an all-inclusive lifelong program. We can create payments that are affordable, and you can know that on the back-end of your weight loss you will have a ton of help for the long haul.”

Dr. Kells’ Weight Loss is a proud sponsor of Your Healthy Family