Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 1,323 An Acknowledgement and Sincere Thank You

Day 1,323

An Acknowledgement and Sincere Thank You

It's become very easy for me to simply share my daily thoughts on facebook instead of sitting down and writing a blog post.  I've referred to the facebook offerings as "micro-blogs," and they are indeed.  We sometimes start very healthy discussions on that page all about the dynamics involved.  It's quick, it's interesting and it saves me time as I juggle a full time broadcasting career along with developing everything "change" related I desire to experience and share.  You see, at some point I convinced myself that writing this blog meant spending several hours in front of the screen--and it doesn't need to be like that.  It just needs to be current and real.  Each post doesn't have to be 15,000 words.  Quality over quantity, if you will.

Of course--it's the "quality over quantity" rationale I've used to justify my absence from these pages since I ceased daily updates in August 2010.  Isn't it a bit arrogant of me to think I've covered all the bases in the archives?  We have come a long way, a very long way--and for those who have read every single entry, you know--there's value in the archives.  For someone like me, who's truly passionate about what I speak and write, I must not rest on what's already written and explored, because we both know--There's much more to discuss; topics that deserve a little more than a few lines on a facebook status update. I'm constantly learning, appreciating and understanding.

I'm approaching a year and a half since hitting goal.  I've found peace in maintaining, where it's not the struggle I once imagined because my food addiction/compulsive and emotional eating behaviors have transformed into a healthy relationship and understanding.  Yet, instead of transforming this blog into a weight maintenance blog (something I proclaimed I would)--I've used it as a platform for occasionally reinforcing the lessons learned along the way, but little in the way of current day happenings and discipline.

This isn't an apology for lack of current content.  Lord knows I've devoted energy to writing my book, developing and understanding my ideas and dreams, producing, voicing and editing the soon to be available audio version and maintaining myself along the way. But this is an acknowledgement and a sincere thank you for your support and a declaration of continued upcoming content exploring the elements that make keeping the weight off not only possible, but enjoyable.

The truth is: I have a lot to learn. I have much room to grow.  And I couldn't be a more willing student.

This blog is easily the number one component of my success.  It will continue to be a major part of my future.

Good Choices,

The next Winning Loser update will discuss: My current personal daily habits with food and exercise and the reason why self-sabotage can be so inviting along this road--and what we can do to overcome the threat.  Stay tuned!

A "before" picture with Mom

Oh my word...I DON'T LIKE this one.  Also pictured: My daughter Courtney--who will kill me for publishing this photo and my late brother Shane. The mullet was not a good look for me. ;)

A recent speaking event in Rogers, Arkansas.  Amber joined me for this trip and we had an amazing father-daughter time.  We talked all the way there, met some amazing people at the NWA Mercy Family YMCA and discovered the stunning Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

This was snapped at grandma's 85th birthday party recently.  She's currently facing challenges and changes that have developed quickly.  Everyone in our family loves her dearly--and everyone is sharing support, love and prayers for her comfort.


  1. I'm not on Facebook so it's nice to read an update from you. Glad youre doing well and still out there spreading your great motivation.

  2. I am one of those who wait and hope for another post here because I quit Facebook. It was not a good fit for me and I don't miss it. Still, a post from you now and then is most appreciated. I'm glad you are doing well. :)

  3. Sean, I am looking forward to seeing you next month. Do you have dates for me yet?

  4. Your snippets of wisdom on Facebook are among the few I really look forward to reading! I wish I knew how to add a "positive filter" on Facebook, and have all the complaining and negative ones deleted, and the ones like YOU to stay! :-)

    I look forward to what you will be sharing here about habits and exercise... since I seem to self-sabotaging myself in that area. If I've learned nothing else from you, it's that I MUST be honest with myself. And honestly, I need to kick myself in the tush and get back to healthy exercise habits.

  5. Another non-facebooker here to say that what you have to share is worth putting down on this blog at least every once in a while.

  6. I'm so happy that you're going to be adding some more blog posts! I missed them because they go into more depth. Looking forward to the updates on how your maintenance has been going.

  7. Sean,

    So proud of your consistencey along your road to transformation. You had the will and determination to reach your goal and not let anything or anyone stand in your way. So much to admire in a person, and more! Wishing you the best in life always:)

    Take care and God Bless.

  8. Wow! What an accomplishment! I am looking forward to read more to discover how you success your goal. So inspiring.


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