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Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Tale of the Scale!

Ok so here's the low down, "the skinny". If I may be so bold.

I strolled into the Kaiser Hospital health education department like a fat man looking for a scale. Found one. Stepped on and a few blips and flashes later I had my results and my starting mark. So, without further ado I'll just run down the numbers:

Height: 5 foot 10 inches

Current Body Weight: 527.6 Lbs (clothed)
239.3 Kg
Total Body Fat: 51.5 %
269.4 Lbs
122.2 Kg

My initial goal is to lose 250 Lbs leaving me at 277 Lbs. This will probably not be my Ideal weight but it is my initial goal. My final loss may be more like 300 Lbs total but we'll get there when we get there.

Well, that's it for now. I can't wait to get going on this. It's killing me that it's been held up but I'm just not willing to go in there and try to work out without some instruction first. It may seem like I'm avoiding it but I just don't think it's safe.

I guess that's it for today...
Seacrest out...


Anonymous Billy Guilfoyle said...

Hey Sean. I honestly didn't know you weighed so much. For some reason, I had always thought of you as in your 200's. I've never been a good judge of that sort. Too be honest, my heart sank when I just read that you are over 500 lbs at this time. It was seriously sad for a moment.
Then I shifted to thinking about you now and your goals, rather than your past and the true and intimate emotional depths at the heart of your spiral into obesity over the years. I'm glad that you are going to open up and share with us (the world that loves you) the causes and reasons why of the many addictions the tramatized parts of the body and psyche has chosen food instead of liquor or drugs or sex or work or simple materialism. This sharing, and our responses will be a key factor in your feeling a sense of inward encouragement and no-going-backness.
I promise not to give up on you. I'll stay with this, my friend, and the only end is in death, which, if you continue on this path right here, will not be for at least another 40 years or so. So, don't give up. I'll end with one of my favorite and the most wisest of old Hindu poems: Know in thyself and All one self-same soul; banish the dream that sunders part from whole.
Love ya man!

8:54 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Billy Guilfoyle said...

PS. Dude, here's my blog. Feel free to bounce over to it from time to time. Peace homie,

10:05 AM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Good luck man...I bet week by week you will feel better and you sure sound like a motivated person. Have lots of fun too.

I think you might want to subtitle this blog "watch my gain" already a couple of supporters and pals ready to be positive.

Take care,

...and remember you can always have a nice big portion of salad any time you want!

1:43 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Billy, Billy, Billy my good friend! You are and inspiration! You are so full of light. When we met i could tell right away that we would be friends. Your post was amazingly supportive and I thank you for it! But, don't be sad for me...that's the last thing i want. This is a positive time and the weight is nothing more than a challenge to be overcome. It's funny that you thought I weighed a lot less than I do. I was planing to write a post about just that very thing tonight. About misperceptions and how my body weight has always been deceptive (even to myself).

"This sharing, and our responses will be a key factor in your feeling a sense of inward encouragement and no-going-backness."

That is the plan my friend. I figure the more people who know I'm doing this the less likely I am to throw in the towel. Or, the less able...

Love ya back man!

3:15 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...


Thank you for stopping by and lending your support! So far it's been mostly people I know but as the word gets out and others are hopefully drawn to the blog and begin to get involved I think then the true nature of this project will start to take shape. I don't see this so much as a support group for my personal struggle but as a window on an aspect of life that few rarely get to see. We always see the before and after pictures but when do we get to see the during? Plus it's a good kick in the ass for me to have people watching my every move. I really want to get it right this time.

Thanks again and look for my post on your blog.
Take care of you as well,

3:25 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Paul Babin said...

Sean . . Sean . . Sean . . it is nice to see that the steps arer finally being taken. I wish we could have stepped up sooner but I am so glad that you are making this move in your life. I've been passing this along to my friends out here and hopefully they'll drop you a line too . . I am really happy for you and know that I am going to be here reading up on your success and sending good vibes your way.

8:02 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Hey Pauley boy! Thanks for the love man. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you like I really want to try to generate as much traffic as I can. I think that the more people who read this the better it will make the blog work.

Thanks again man...I really appreciate the support,

9:04 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger the pixie Erica said...

I'm really impressed by your willpower - and courage. I don't think that I would be able to do the same, nor be that entusiastic about the project even if I really needed to lose weight.

I guess that I'm of normal weight, although I still feel chubby (I suppose it's one of those psychological traits that so many other people suffer from *s*), but I can easily relate to what you write. That about eating a lot more up to a diet? *G* I always do that! It's so stuppid, but one just can't help it...
Unlike you, though, my diets only lasts two days or so - if I'm lucky, (did I mention a lack of willpower on my side?) Anyways,

I really hope that you will get through this and reach your goal! Don't let your upside-down moods, laziness or bad excuses ruin your plan, nor your dream. They will come, you just have to hang in there ;o)

We're here to follow you through...


1:10 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

hey Thanks..but don't be impressed too fast. I have my first work out today and I may come home a scrap the whole deal and fade in to obscurity ;) j/k

I guess it makes it easier that the program I'll be working with allows me to eat pretty much whatever I want but also makes it easy to like the things that I should be eating. If that makes any sense.

As far as the eating a lot before dieting. That fits into my main eating problem which I'll detain in my blog in the coming days. Let's just say that my M.O. is to gorge when I'm concerned that I may not get what I crave in the near future. I think that motivates a lot of us to over eat.

I really hope that you wil check back in and post from time to time. I hope to make this my blog a place of motivation and community.

Thanks for your post and I hope to hear from you again soon!

p.s. thanks for posting my url in the forum. I can't believe I missed that!

1:32 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Catherine said...

Good Luck!!! I'll be right there with you pushing for health and happiness! I'll have you in mind as I put together recipes for my book....and your health!!

8:09 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I'll keep my eye on your site for the latest recipes. Thanks for the support!

8:37 PM, June 10, 2006  
Blogger theshellieshow said...

Hey Perkey,
I'm already proud of you!Just putting it out there is half the battle. I am overwieght as well and have just started working out. Just finished day 4. I am up to walking one mile.
I've been overweight, 211 pounds, 5'2", for about 10 years now. I have a hard time losing it because in my head i'm still fine! ;-)
I'll keep checking in on you and will definatly donate to your cause. My dad is a diabetic.

5:47 PM, June 19, 2006  

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