Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20th, 2018 Powerful Ten

January 20th, 2018 Powerful Ten

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with good support.

Remember the late night infomercials that brought about your greatest dreams and desires? I do. I'd stay up late watching Richard Simmons infomercials mostly, and others too--whatever inspired me in those moments. The testimonials always got me good, bringing emotions to the surface as I watched people speak of their weight loss and how it changed their lives. I wanted it too. But inspiration fades when it's clouded by self-doubt--and that's mostly what I had for nearly twenty years near, at, and above 500 pounds.

Things changed dramatically for me when I changed my approach and perspective. When the clouds of self-doubt started to clear, I was able to embrace a plan I could live with each day. As consistency brought steady results, it fueled an empowered enthusiasm. Even though it wasn't and isn't perfect, ever--the change in perspective and approach continues to this day, and it helps keep me in a position to grow--to evolve, to transform. 

I wish there were magic words I could type that would clear your clouds of self-doubt. All I can do is simply type: I know it's in you too because I'm here. And I'm not different from you or anyone else. 

I was approached by a very nice lady at an event today. She wanted to talk about this transformation stuff--and prefaced her words with, "I don't want to bother you with this because I'm sure you get it all the time--you're probably tired of talking about it!" I assured her it wasn't a bother in the slightest--in fact, talking about this is something I'm most passionate about. We proceeded to have an amazing conversation about the patterns of struggle and also about ideas on how to change those patterns. She lit up as if she'd discovered something hidden within her forever. It was only a ten-minute conversation, but it was a powerful ten minutes.

If you think this is simply a sales pitch to get you to join the accountability and support group I cofacilitate with Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess, you're wrong. It's a sales pitch to get you to look at what's inside you. You certainly don't have to join our group to find it.

Whatever you do, I hope you'll create strong accountability and support measures--and I hope you'll surround yourself with people that truly understand the struggle and pursuit of something different.

If you do choose to join our team, we have a spot for you in our next 8-week session starting January 29th and 30th. I highly recommend the new Monday late group conference call at 7:10pm Central/8:10pm Eastern. It requires a $120 investment. It also requires a willingness to embrace an open mind, look at different approaches, and consider new or different perspectives.

Email me for registration details: transformation.road@gmail.com

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Strength,
Sean

Friday, January 19, 2018

January 19th, 2018 A Difference

January 19th, 2018 A Difference

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with support.

It's not a weight loss plan. It's a tool to help strengthen and support the plan that's working and sustainable for you. And if you need help identifying what works well for you, we can help you fashion your plan!

This group is all about support and accountability.

I co-facilitate the group with certified Life Coach Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess. It's a diverse group! Members range from just getting started with more than 100 pounds to lose to maintenance mode and everywhere in between. It really doesn't matter where each of us are along this road, we can all relate, and that's one of the key elements in why this group works.

The mental/emotional dynamics of weight loss and the power of good accountability and support is universal. This group makes a difference.

We currently have openings for our next session starting Monday January 29th and Tuesday January 30th. The group uses one "secret" and secure Facebook page with four different weekly support group call options. The accountability and support of the group are ongoing daily within the group page--the group calls via conference line are weekly.

If you're ready to discover the difference solid accountability and support can make for your weight loss goals, I highly recommend joining us for this next session!

The regular group session fee is $120 for 8 weeks. The one-on-one package is $200 for 8 weeks of direct-dialed sessions.















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Strength,
Sean

Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 18th, 2018 Tweets Only

January 18th, 2018 Tweets Only

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with support.

Tweets Only tonight.

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Strength,
Sean

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17th, 2018 Back To Work

January 17th, 2018 Back To Work

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with support.

I felt remarkably better today. Obviously, the Tamiflu is working well!

I'm headed back to work in the morning. My sleep schedule is a little wonky at the moment because I've slept a bunch over the last three days. But I'll adjust!

It's back to work day tomorrow and it's move day! I'm moving to another apartment in the same building; no truck needed! I've recruited some help because it is down a flight, around a sidewalk, and up another flight of stairs. This move was supposed to happen sooner--but the whole sickness thing happened.

I looked back in the archives and discovered I was sick this same week last year.

It'll be good to get back into the work groove tomorrow.

We have spaces available in the next session of the accountability and support groups I cofacilitate with Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess. Our next session starts January 29th and 30th.
We would love you to join our team!



























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If you have questions, please email me soon: transformation.road@gmail.com

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Strength,
Sean

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16th, 2018 One More Day

January 16th, 2018 One More Day

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

Stayed home again today. Taking the Tamiflu and sleeping.

I'm out at least one more day. I'm feeling much better tonight, though, and I fully expect to be back at work Thursday morning.

Mostly Tweets only, tonight.

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Strength,
Sean

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15th, 2018 A Different Story

January 15th, 2018 A Different Story

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

I started not feeling well yesterday, but it wasn't too bad. Then, I woke with chills in the night--I just couldn't get warm. It started a general ickiness, with a fever, so I stayed home from work. I've been sick more in the last year than the previous five years or more combined. My boss suggested I get tested for flu, and honestly, I didn't think it was necessary. But I'm glad I did go. I tested positive for flu, again. I have the Tamiflu. It'll be fine.

I've kept my food plan up fairly well. I think it's important to keep the food plan fairly stable unless it's impossible. If I couldn't keep it down, clearly it would be a different story. Once again I came in three hundred calories under budget--and I'm perfectly okay with this.

Flu seems to be everywhere right now. My oldest daughter also tested positive for flu today. She's 7 months pregnant, so naturally, she's very concerned--and so are we. But she has a great doctor, good medicine (Tamiflu), and she's staying hydrated.

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Strength,
Sean

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14th, 2018 Rhythm

January 14th, 2018 Rhythm

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I'm 4oz short for my daily water goal (I'll take care of that before bed!), and I stayed connected with great support.

I slept in very well today. It didn't start that way. I was awake too early but managed to go back to sleep until late morning. It was great because I needed the rest. The downside is how it tilts my schedule--more specifically, my food rhythm.  There's a rhythm to what I do and when it's off, I'm extra cautious. Bottom line for today: It was fine. I'm 330 calories under budget and I'm just going to be okay with that today!

Keeping it short tonight!

Have you emailed me about the next session of A Better Weigh Accountability and Support Groups? I can answer your questions! Email me: transformation.road@gmail.com

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Strength,
Sean

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 13th, 2018 It Helps

January 13th, 2018 It Helps

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

This was a workday for me. I had a broadcast to do from a grocery store sale. I love doing these because I get to shop too! I managed to stay well connected with support exchanges today, managed a good nap--prepared some good meals, had a decent workout at the YMCA, and a longer visit with mom before grabbing a coffee and heading to the studio to get some work finished. I opted to prepare dinner at the studio--just made sense, instead of running home. I had everything I needed.

Neither one of these pictures is current. Before at my heaviest and if I remember correctly,
a couple years ago at the grocery store broadcast.





















Something that's near and dear to me is the weight loss support group I've co-facilitated for years. It's not a weight loss plan. It's a tool to help strengthen and support the plan that's working and sustainable for you. Like any tool, the more you pick it up and use it, the more it helps. This group is all about support and accountability.

I co-facilitate the group with certified Life Coach Kathleen Miles and Jordan Burgess. Collectively we three have lost nearly 700 pounds. Members range from just getting started with more than 100 pounds to lose to maintenance mode and everywhere in between. It's truly a diverse group--and what's amazing is: We can all relate to one another. The mental/emotional dynamics of weight loss and the power of good accountability and support is universal. This group makes a difference.

We currently have openings for our next session starting Monday January 29th and Tuesday January 30th. The group uses one "secret" and secure Facebook page with four different weekly support group call options. The accountability and support of the group are ongoing daily within the group page--the group calls via conference line are weekly.

If you're ready to discover the difference solid accountability and support can make for your weight loss goals, I highly recommend joining us for this next session!

The regular group session fee is $120 for 8 weeks. The one-on-one package is $200 for 8 weeks of direct-dialed sessions.

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Strength,
Sean

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12th, 2018 What's Keeping You?

January 12th, 2018 What's Keeping You?

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

I crossed the three hundred pound mark by age thirteen. By the time I turned nineteen, I topped the scales at over five hundred pounds. I was a functional five hundred pound family man with a wife and two children by the time I turned twenty-one. My career as a radio personality made it easier for me to stay employed despite my physical limitations, however, the struggle with morbid obesity took its toll throughout my twenties and up to my mid-thirties. It wasn't long before raging high blood pressure, sleep apnea, lymphatic system damage and swelling in my legs to the extreme of skin breakage, and more undesirable consequences started making life much harder to navigate. With each serious health concern came a new wake up call and the bold declaration, “this is it, now's the time.” I made that identical declaration many times.

I cannot count the number of weight loss plans, diets, pills, shakes, and special programs I tried over the years. My dieting career included many different methods, all with the same result. If I lost anything at all, the weight always came back, and usually with a little more. The plans didn't work, I didn't work them—or a combination of those two, but ultimately my perspective didn't work.

I wanted a quick fix. I wanted something or someone to do it for me. Every weight loss attempt was simply a means to an end. If I did have any measure of success, I was constantly waiting for it to be done so I could return to my previous behaviors with food.

Things didn't start changing for me until I stopped trying to figure it all out on my own. I finally embraced a simplistic approach that worked well for me. I also listened to and watched others who had what I wanted and once and for all, I finally installed something missing from nearly every other weight loss attempt: Solid accountability and support.

I've written about the accountability and support groups I cofacilitate with Coach Kathleen and Jordan--and maybe you've thought about it a little bit. What's keeping you from giving it an honest go?

Email me and let's chat about it. I'll answer all your questions. If you have two or three hundred pounds to lose, one hundred, forty, maybe fifty--or perhaps you're in maintenance mode, you'll be right at home on our team. We have members at every place along this road and somehow, we all relate with one another in remarkable ways. 

Jordan, Kathleen, and I work our personal plans each day. Our members do too. We're in this thing together. You see, none of us arrive at a magical place where suddenly we have all the answers--it simply doesn't work that way. If you thought it did, I'm sorry to disappoint you. The truth is, everyone I've known who's experienced consistent positive progress and successful maintenance has a few things in common: They maintain a daily practice of intentional actions, they're accountable to themselves and others, and they embrace the support from others "in the same lifeboat." The plans of each might be different because we're all different--but we're all working our own personal plan--and we need support, no matter where we are along this road. 

Our next session starts January 29th and 30th. We have room for you on our incredible team. If you're ready to embrace something positive for you (and you deserve something positive!!)--send me that email inquiry--ask me questions! If you're ready to join our next session, I'll send you the registration link.















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Strength,
Sean

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11th, 2018 Our Team

January 11th, 2018 Our Team

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with great support.

The next 8-week session of the accountability and support groups I cofacilitate with Life Coach Kathleen and Jordan Burgess is set to start on January 29th and 30th! We have room for you on our team! If you're interested in trying something powerful and different, join us! For answers to your questions about our group coaching/mentoring, please email me soon! transformation.road@gmail.com












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Strength,
Sean





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