A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Have You Heard About Sean???

I'm sorry about the delay in the post, but I was waiting til Sean posted his good news so I could dedicate this post to him and the amazing milestone that he reached yesterday.....


For any of you who haven't heard about Sean yet...especially the ones who have just recently started your blogs, he is definitely someone you want to check out. His blog is listed on my blogroll, "The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser".

He emailed me yesterday afternoon with the fantastic news. He started his journey 325 days ago, and in less than a year, he has dropped from 505 lbs. to 304 lbs. What an amazing, hard-won accomplishment!! He deserves all the praise in the world for his tenacity, perseverance and consistency in his daily Battle Against Obesity.

Sean is just a super terrific guy....full of humility and kindess and a willing desire to help others in their weight loss struggles. He's here to tell us that it IS possible...just look at HIM. His blog is a daily account of his life as he takes off the weight. He's been down in the trenches...he's done the hard work...and he's still doing it every day. Sean's ultimate goal is to get down around 230 or whatever feels right for him. He is now LESS than 100 lbs away from his goal. It's all downhill from here.

Along with my best friend Pam, who has lost about 70 lbs. herself and inspired me to start my own weight loss blog, Sean is my next biggest mentor. He is a shining example of how it's done. The mental change that he has experienced towards food is an incredible inspiration to me. He has developed total control over food. There has been no specific "diet", no magic pill...his strategy is really quite simple. "Eat less, move more". He gave himself a daily limit of 1500 calories and he walks/jogs every day for his exercise.

It wasn't easy in the beginning. Walking was nearly impossible for him due to his size. But he did it. He stuck with it and he pushed through. The endurance that he's built over these last 300+ days is just phenomenal. Recently he and has family went to a Chinese buffet to celebrate one of their daughter's birthdays. He was able to eat a 700 calorie dinner and stay within his limits for the day. I am still not able to do that. I have to avoid the buffets altogether still. I don't have that kind of restraint yet and I know it. But one day I will. I'm going to keep following Sean's example and one day I'll be enjoying the successes that he has.

Please take a moment to hop over to his blog and give him a big Congrats. He sure deserves it! And if you're a new blogger and haven't seen his blog yet...I encourage you to read through and check out his travels. He can be the same inspiration to you that he is to me.

A word to Sean.....what can I say? You rock. You're the man. My heartfelt congratulations to you for such an amazing triumph in this battle. You are so close to having total victory over Obesity and I'm blessed to have found you and had the chance to follow your story. Thank you Sean for your example, for your humility, for truly caring about others and their struggles. Thank you for emailing me with the news yesterday as soon as you found out. I'm glad we're friends and that I have the opportunity to cheer you on all the way to the finish line!

I pulled today's quote from Amy H.'s blog at "No To The Deuce" a couple of weeks ago. I really like this one. :)

Quote For The Day:

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." -Henry David Thoreau


  1. Sean is a super interesting guy and has a fantastic story. I hadn't heard he'd popped the 200-lb mark, so I'll hustle right over and congratulate him.

    Thanks for filling us in.

  2. You are so kind and wonderful! Thank you so much for this blog post my friend!!
    I really love the "chain of inspiration" that develops within and runs throughout blog land. I inspire you and you inspire countless others...you inspire me, and I return that inspiration to others...

    It's a wonderful thing, it really is.

    Again, thanks!

    My best always my friend,

  3. Very excellent news all around! I like that he has so many pictures. Amazing transformation!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to have to run off now to read about Sean!

  5. I think he's fantastic. Not only is he an inspiration with weight loss, but with life. Have you read his post on forgiving his father? I still get weepy thinking about that.

  6. Yes Sean is an inspiration, he has such a wonderful way with him. I love his humility, his caring and his joy in finding his way on this amazing journey he and his family are on.

    I for one will be following him forever...LOL


  7. I adore Sean! How sweet of you to dedicate this post to him and keeping us all updated Tammy!
    I'm stopping over his way right now!

  8. Thank you Tammy for pointing out Sean's accomplishment!
    Wow! What can a person say? Wow!

  9. All of you are too kind! I'm blushing now.
    Feels awesome though!

    My best to all of you!!

    and again, thanks Tammy!!