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Monday, May 22, 2006

First Post...First step

Well here we go! I hope that this will be as interesting and as fulfilling for others as I expect it to be for me.

Like it says up there at the top of the page, I'm about to start a journey, both personal and public. Things, in my life, have come to a head and I am in desperate need of a dramatic change. To give you an idea what I'm dealing with here let me lay out the low points...

During my last Dr's appt I weighed in at a seriously unhealthy 520 lbs. (yeah that's what I said) Over the last year I've gone from pre-diabetic to just plain Diabetic which comes with symptoms such as fatigue, poor circulation, numbness in fingers and toes, painful feet and several other fun medical problems like the chance of kidney failure and blindness. I have sleep happen which means that sometimes I stop breathing when I sleep so I don't get restful sleep at night. I've dealt with slight anemia which also leaves me seriously fatigued. There has also been a fair amount of depression. To top it all off I was rear ended at full speed while sitting still in freeway traffic about 2 months ago so my neck and back are all sorts of jacked up, which also causes sleeplessness.

This blog is not a place for me to complain or feel sorry for myself. This blog is a place for rebirth and creative action for change!

So here's the plan!

I've never been one to do thing in a completely ordinary fashion and now is not the time to begin. I have a large mountain to climb and I plan to make some noise doing it.

First of all I've decided to reduce my schedule at work so that I can focus on my health and fitness program and return to devoting time to the music education program that I started with Clay and concerts4charity.com last year (my issues with health and other personal things have taken me away for far too long). But...I still have bills to pay so what to do...what to do?

I know! Get a sponsor!

Ok! I know your asking yourself "what?" but just wait...it's not as crazy as you my think.

Just search eBay and you can't help coming across auctions for people willing to tattoo a company's logo on their arm or leg or forehead for some outlandish amount of cash. Companies like GoldenPalace.com (who can't legally advertise their online casino sites via most main stream methods) are willing to pay top dollar when they find a person with a scheme that will garner them some publicity.

Now you're asking "how do you expect to clamber above the din of other's seeking the similar deals?"

Well It's all in what I offer, the length of time I'll offer my services and the publicity value of my story AND there is a charity angle that I will explain a little later in my post.

What I am requesting from my sponsor: $15,000 to $20,000 (keep in mind that GoldenPalace.com once paid a woman $18,000 to shave her head and tattoo their logo on her scalp for 1 year)

What I offer:
1. I will shave my head and tattoo their logo on the back of my head and keep my head shaved until I lose 250 LBS (essentially Half my body weight) (this could take up to 2 years...already 2 times the publicity for the same money)

2. I will arrange local media coverage for the shaving and tattooing.

3. In addition to sporting the logo on my freshly shorn noggin I will wear the company's logo on my workout clothing every time I go to the gym until I reach my goal weight.

4. I will get the company's website URL placed on the back of my Brand new 2006 Chevy Malibu in vinyl lettering until my goal weight has been met.

5. (this is where the charity angle comes in) I will personally place $100 dollars into a bank account each month until I lose half my body weight. I will also seek matching funds from anyone willing to participate in an attempt to raise $50,000 which will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. If I reach my goal of $50,000 I will use every bit of my personal negotiation skill to get the final donation covered by national media or booked onto a national talk show. (I think it can be done!)

To make sure the donation process is legit I have contacted the American Diabetes Association and spoke with a representative about my Idea. They are going to discuss it and send me some forms to fill out. Hopefully they will get onboard and make the offer that much more attractive.

...oh yeah...if my hair is long enough when they shave my head I will be donating my shorn locks to a charity that makes wigs and hair pieces for survivors of cancer. (It still needs to grow a couple more inches before it will be suitable for donation)

In addition to all of this I will maintain this blog and my website http://www.profitfrommyloss.com which will have updated information about my progress any press or positive or negative attention I get.

So...? What do you think? wanna donate? let me know and keep checking back for updates.

Thank your for your interest...let's see where this takes us...


Anonymous Sandra Quintanar said...

Sean is an absolutely wonderful man, and to see him put forth the effort to improve his health and also help others does not suprise me one bit. There is no doubt in my mind that Sean will ride this to the end. He WILL reach his goal, and those who tag along will be all the better. I'm on board, Sean! Go get 'em!!

8:33 PM, June 02, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Thank you so much for your your suport! It's always good to have sandy kicking ass in my corner...the one person who consistantly does everything she sets out to do without fail! Love you kiddo ! Thanks again!

12:42 PM, June 04, 2006  
Blogger jimbo said...

Congratulations on a taking the first steps to a healthier you! Your even going above and beyond and trying to help other people as well.

I wish you all the best of luck. I start a weight loss journey myself 6 months ago. I started at 448lbs with a goal weight of 240-250lbs. I am now at 401lbs. It's been a rough road, but I'm glad I've been on it.

Once again good luck! This is truly inspirational.

4:55 PM, June 20, 2006  
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