Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 473 New Years Eve Year In Review---2009

Day 473

New Years Eve Year In Review—2009

From Day 109 to Day 473, the year 2009 will go down as the most transforming year of my life. It was a year of dreams realized and dreams formed. It was a year of learning. A year of happiness and some heartache, it was the best of times and at times the worst, all rolled up into one remarkable 365 days.

It was full of milestones. I hit 100 pounds lost in 2009. I set a personal weight loss record of 119 pounds on February 18th. Every pound I've lost since has set a new personal record. I crossed the 150 pounds lost mark. My jeans kept getting smaller and my belts quickly went from the first notch all the way down to homemade holes---just to keep my pants from falling down. I crossed the 200 pounds lost mark and by September 14th---Day 365, I had lost 212 pounds. I finished the year with a total loss right at 233 pounds.

I was able to completely normalize my blood pressure to the point that medication is no longer needed. I no longer need a C-PAP machine to sleep normally. I fit in a booth, I went swimming, I enjoyed sitting in narrow chairs in theaters, I made my stage acting debut in a leading role, I drove a two seater sports car, I finished a 10K, I enjoyed a theme park with my family and fit comfortably on every ride, and so much more. There's even more I want to do in 2010. Oh yeah, we have some serious living to do!

The following is a bunch of videos and pictures from this most wonderful year. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading. Goodnight and...

Good Choices,
Sean


February 7th, 2009 Playing racquetball with the wall. Very boring video---but a great workout!


February 19, 2009 Lose To Win Seminar 119 pounds lost at this point.
This is just part one of four parts. You can watch the entire 36 minute seminar presentation by going to Day 165 Bonus Video Blog in the archives.


Eating ice cream and still losing weight!


The demise of the Uni-Brow


I was so impressed with 4 mph!


Taking a Plunge ---early March 2009


An amazing 240 calories


Amber and dad tackle the Olive Garden


Finally---fitting in a booth!


Teaching Ronald McDonald about healthy snacks


Enjoying, I mean truly enjoying a theme park for the first time. I fit on everything and anything I wanted.


After my first 10K---You can do it too!

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Grandpa and me—Before

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The two of us---Before

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In progress---sometime in early 2009

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big before

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My girls and me

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The Tux --May 2009

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007 Sean

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First ever adult picture of me wearing shorts

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The Before and In-Progress pic that just blew me away. Couldn't believe I ever looked that big---or that small

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Watchout---Sean's discovered sunglasses. Never wore them before because they looked funny on my fat face. They don't look so funny anymore. But it is funny because I'm trying to look tough!

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Flying across the waves on a jet-ski. I always wanted to do that. Did it.

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My biggest jeans ever.

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We could probably both fit in them now.

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Big before picture at Amber's graduation

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The four of us! ---in progress!

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Courtney and me backstage at the Candlebox concert Summer 2009

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Before with sciatic nerve pain---in the motorized cart at Wal-Mart—excess of 500 pounds

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Much smaller---re-creating the photo in the cart

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In the weight room at the YMCA

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On the Club Level baby! At Boone Pickens Stadium. For some reason I'm unable to smile and wear sunglasses at the same time. It's strange. I'm too cool to smile, I guess. Funny.

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Acting on stage. Another dream realized thanks to this dramatic transformation.

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Before picture with mom. Name in lights!

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This photo from our theme park trip really showed me how dramatic the change had become.

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One of the biggest before pictures on record. From November 2007—broadcasting from the Oklahoma Centennial Celebration in Guthrie.

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Fitting in one of those desk!

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Always wanted to act on stage. Here's the program page from my debut performance!

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Dancing in the play

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With mom at the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade in October 2009

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Another dream realized. Fitting inside and driving a two seater sports car---not just any little sports car, this is a Corvette!

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The 10K. Oh yeah!

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So proud of that number!

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I don't know why, but I like this shot.

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The profile shot. Not a bad transformation so far. What an amazing year.

19 comments:

  1. Wow Sean, it is amazing to see all of the pics along the way. It is a testament to the journey, and this is so often what some of us miss; that it is a journey. Seeing all of your discoveries and adventures along the way to your dramatic success is so inspiring.

    You have completely transformed into well, a handsome man! (must be a relief, I'm so worried that when i lose all my weight i will turn out ugly, lol)...

    Any way, I can't wait to see the pictures from the journey of 2010, and I really can't wait to show all of mine to everyone else.

    Congratulations. You are attempting to do, and succeeding at, what so many fail at...living your life!!

    Happy New Year!
    Olivia

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  2. AMAZING. What an inspiration. WOW!

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  3. Thanks for putting the year together it has been an inspiration for me and very entertaining, you have had a huge amount of personal growth and many victories you deserve the spoils. I wish you all the best for the New Year and continued success in what ever you choose to do. I am going to continue my journey this year and I am looking forward to the after photo's. If I look and feel half as good as you I will be Very Happy Ann

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  4. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. As I went through this post I realized I started reading somewhere around the time you posted the picture of the shorts. Of course since then I had to go back and read it all. You've had one amazing journey. I wish you would snap one holding a cigarette because I know that the Dec. 31, 2010 reflection is going to show you tobacco free! Blessings to you and wishes for more freedom, health, and happiness in 2010.

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  5. What a year you have had! And an amazing one at that :)

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  6. What a difference a year makes. Good luck with your goals in 2010 Sean.

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  7. What an amazing transformation inside and out. Way to go Sean on everything you've accomplished.

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  8. Wow what a journey Sean you have and are on!!!
    Thanks for the photos and inspiration in 2009.
    Bring on 2010!
    LIsa in NZ

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  9. Can you just imagine how amazing 2010 is going to be?? :)

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  10. That head shot pic you said you liked but didn't know why I really think is great. I think I like it because it shows a steel curtian determination in your eyes.

    I can see that you are hungry. It's not the grazing domesticated animal hunger, but the hunger for something far more. It;s that looking into the abyss as a preditor... that channeled hunger makes you potent and powerful. You are now a threat to obsticals rather than cowering before them.

    I've joked about my very first (starting) pic on my blog, I've had that deer in the headlights look. I had the glazed donut eyes.

    Look closely at the before and after pictures at the eyes. It's a total different hunger. The old what seemed to be sadisfied by loads of food was mearly sedated. Now your hunger makes you powerful. Gee, I think I'm on to write a new blog post on this now. A hungry tiger is far different than a grazing sheep.

    I took that pic and set it on my wallpaper and plan to keep it a while to remind me to stay hungry for more than just food. There is power in hunger.

    At Foolsfitness We will become powerful in the force of hunger... becoming hunger jedi to face the Dark Sith Gluttony!- Alan

    Yup, time for more medication here.

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  11. Awesome before and after photos! What an inspiration. Thanks!

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  12. What a fantastic journey!! So cool to see how far you have come :D

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  13. What an amazing post, year, story, life, person...

    Brought tears to my eyes, Sean.

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  14. Just me...or is anyone else missing Sean's posts ? Know where he is or what's up ? Did I miss an announcement that he'd be MIA for a few days ?

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  15. refresh your browser. He's still posting everyday.

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  16. Hi Sean. Such great photos from an incredible year for you. So amazing.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in 2010!

    Bearfriend xx

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  17. Wow man. Just wow.

    You've opened yourself up to life it seems!

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