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Thursday, June 22, 2006

You Guys Rock!

Let me thank the latest Watcher to make a generous contribution to Diabetes research:
You made your donation under Anonymous so I'll honor your choice unless you let me know that it's ok to reveal your name. I know who you are and I thank you for your great advice and wonderful donation!

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I just got done reading all of your messages of encouragement after my weighin. I knew this blog was a good idea! Did I mention that you guys rock?? I just want everyone to know that I'm feeling good about the weighin. At the worst it adds a little human drama to the whole thing, don't you think?

The fact is that I feel good. My clothes are looser. My posture is better. My energy is up and my balance has improved and my legs feel powerful. Seriously I feel like I could leg press Canada! *RrrrRg* You feel that Kyle??

Honestly I had prepared myself for minimal weight loss. I've always known that muscle is 3 times denser than fat. Of course it would have been nice to see the weight come down on the scale...but that's cool. I know that progress has been made. Besides It's way too early to get discouraged. Stick with me for about eight months and watch me whine when I hit that first plateau...then you're gonna see some bitchin' and moanin'.

For now I'm good. And I don't want you to think that I'm just masking disappointment because I'm really not. I can't even begin to express what it's like to have so many kind people (Most of whom I've never met) take the time out to hold me up during what could be a very frustrating time. I could try and I'm sure I'll continue to try but mere words will never express my appreciation.

Tomorrow I work out again and I hope Kendrick agrees with my logic regarding the whole body fat versus muscle gain? What do you think Kendrick? By the way, say hello to my Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness everyone! Kendrick follows my journal every day to check up on me! See you Thursday at 6pm. Don't worry I'll park at the end of the parking lot and walk in!

11 Comments:

Blogger nikki said...

Hey Sean - Good on you for doing so well during your first two weeks! I completely agree with a previous poster about measurements vs. weigh ins: you may not be able to "see" all of the changes happening inside your body, but your measurements will tell you scores. Periodically I will take a seamstress measuring tape and mark down my progress, and let me tell you, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside every time I do - RESULTS WILL MAKE YOU STRIVE TO KEEP GOING. Here's to your next two weeks! All the best Sean - Nikki in Canada

4:25 AM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean,

I haven't posted in a couple days, sorry been busy with life! If you feel tighter, your clothes are looser, and your energy is up, then you are defintely making gains. I have recently started working out as well and my weight has gone up but I can see a difference in my body. Give it 3 months totaly and you will be shocked when you look back at this entry. You will never believe how you got by without working out and the confidence it will give you. The road ahead is a long one, but as long as you put one foot in front of the other you will get there. Keep on Keeping on man, we all know you can do it!
Chris

6:00 AM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger The EYE said...

hey, sean -

i meant to comment on your weigh in post, but i got here late, so i'll do it here instead. seriously - that 8 lbs of fat loss is KEY. and not to mention its fantastic! good job, and keep it up!

regardless of what the numbers tell you, if youre feeling better, and things ALREADY feel like theyre fitting better, then a wind up, swing, and a loud clap of a high five to you, man! good for you! focus on how youre looking and feeling, 'cuz when the numbers dont match up (like you said, its the muscle weight), its the healthy feeling that will keep you from giving up, or even giving in.

keep it up!

btw-ive been holding steady, but i too dont have a loss to report yet. but im feeling good, and thats the focus!

thanks for the inspiration

6:30 AM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger Roy said...

I've been reading this blog since it was linked in One Red Paperclip. It's yet another great thing I saw on Kyle's site. He wasn't kidding when he said that you write well.

Discouragement shouldn't be on your plate, man. Fat% went down, clothes are fitting better, and, most importantly, you feel better. And that's not some pansy NewAge talk there, I mean you feel healthier. That's what I would care about.

I'm also working to lose weight. Sure, not as much as you, but I'm still a big guy. I was 316lbs when I started, 291 lbs as of this morning. I decided to lose weight largely because I'm in my 30's and my family's history of hypertension finally caught up with me, and I'd rather make it to see all four of my kids graduate high school.

I decided to start watching what I eat, and doing some light workouts, and it works. You're doing good stuff, man. And I hit that first plateau about a month ago. Wow, it sucked. I didn't lose a thing for three weeks solid, and gained a coupla pounds. You just have to soldier through and remember that you're doing the right thing.

You'll get there, Sean. Just keep a good attitude, keep eating right, and keep working out. Now I just have to take my own advice =)

7:28 AM, June 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it up! the progress is there, just in a different form!

I am routing for you here in Florida!!!

:)

11:08 AM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger OutInLeftField said...

I'm rooting for ya babe! I will constantly check back here to see your progress. Congrats on the fat loss and to the clothes being looser!

11:31 AM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger IndelibleMind said...

Hey Sean, I started reading a few days ago thinking I would be a quite veiwer, but I want to add my voice to the chorus of encouragement. I don't know how you do it. I can't stand traditional exercise, and that's exactly what I wanted to put forth. Regardless of weight, as you feel better, you'll be able to do more. Imagine the day when you can start skipping days at the gym to go hike up a mountain or bike on the beach. Bear with me and imagine still if you were to continue on exactly the same trend of results where you never actually lose weight, but instead become 527 lbs of pure unadulterated muscle. Then you can start the Watch Me Win a Body Building Competition blog, which as I understand it should be followed by the Watch Me Become Governor of California blog. Amazing people can do pretty amazing things by any measurement they want. From what I've read, you're already amazing, you just need to figure out how well you measure that.

11:32 AM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger nepspeed82 said...

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Don't forget to eat Sean. Of course, chow only on healthy and low fat foods.

- words of advice from a nibbling rat, errr... hamster i mean.

2:09 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger cutekiwi said...

hey sean,
i'm feeling your disapointment in the going to the gym and not losing, but at the same time feeling better and clothes fitting better. but we've just got to keep at it and it will happen!

9:01 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger Billy Guilfoyle said...

If I may, Seaninheimer, I'd like to take this time to give my big-time hats off to those who have come to support my old friend in his healing endeavors! It's given me goose-bumps to see all of this love pouring in to someone who I know and feel deserves it, as well as someone who I know could use it. So, all of you are awesome and you may not know this, but you should know that you are an essential aspect of this blog and a good man's healing.

Sean, thank you for always being the guy to support the arts. You were always the most supportive of all when it came to the music and the comedy. You recorded events, you helped to design and throw together the art for two of my most favorite CDs on the planet. You are a part of my personal culture, and I never even told ya.

Lastly, if you haven't checked it out, this rocks man, I'm tellin you! http://www.urban75.com/Mag/bubble.html

10:49 PM, June 22, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

Nikki: I'll look into getting my measurements done. Maybe pick up a seamstress measuring tape over the weekend. Thanks!

Chris: Welcome back! Congrats on starting to work out. No worries. I'm looking forward to the future and it looks pretty good to me! Good Luch

The eye: yeah! Focus on the fat loss. Totally!
Maybe we'll break through at the same time! Squish that scale till it coughs up the numbers we want to see! Soliderity brother!



Roy:
That one red paperclip is one hell of a great site and Idea! I' glad you found us! And, thanks for your compliments about my writing...really i just type like I speak so it flow's naturally. that's why I have so many "..." pauses everywhere! (little secret)

Congrats on startinng your own workout program! And, mega congrats on the loss! You're right, you need to be there for the big moments in your kids lives. Good luck man! I know we're all gonna get there some day soon! Keep checking back i'd love to hear about your progress!

anonymous: Big love for Florida! Thanks for the encouragement

outinleftfield: What's up you? good to see you back! Always with a encouraging word! Sweet Thanks!

IndelibleMind: Oh my God! You read my mind! I can't wait until I can ride a bike! I swear, as soon as I reach like 275 I'm gonna by the sweetest bike! You have no Idea...ahhhhhh biiiiiiiike :0)
Oh geeze could you imagine 527 pounds of muscle...I'd be afraid of myself. Yikes! I do like your idea about the other "Watch me/My" projects though. Like, Watch Me Floss. Watch my Boss (where we but a web cam in my bosses office and when I' goofing off at work you all can warn me when she's coming)
hmmm..i dunno...maybe....Governor Perkey The Lossinator! It does have a ring to it!
Thank you for your support and humor! I think that makes you amazing too! :)

nepspeed82: angel on my shoulder with a pearl of wisdom! Thanks nep!...eerrrum watch the crumbs though...k? ;)

cutekiwi: Thanks friend! Stick around..you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Billy! Yeah Man! Aren't they and you great!? I can hardly keep up with all the well wishers! It's amazing! So many good hearts! Thanks man...from someone as giving as yourself that is a treasured compliment! oh and the bubble wrap..Damn you billy! Now I'll never get to sleep....pop...........pop...............popop..........pop

Peace folks!

12:39 AM, June 23, 2006  

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