Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4th, 2015 It Was Fun

April 4th, 2015 It Was Fun

I believe it's okay and perfectly normal for me to have a little fun with the appearance part of the transformation as long as I understand where it ranks on level of importance. It's down a ways on the list. The most important transformation is the unseen, the mental and emotional stuff and how it all works together within the elements of my recovery.  If the focus was purely on the physical transformation it would be difficult to see it through to a healthy weight and if so, it would be a very temporary experience. 

It's interesting how the physical transformation encourages elements of the mental/emotional transformation. Completely changing ones appearance in a dramatic way, is a mind warp. In my experience, the brain takes a while to adjust its perception. This dynamic is apparent to me every time I catch my reflection in a window or mirror and I have to do a double take because my brain doesn't fully recognize my changed appearance. Another example is looking at a small-narrow armed chair and my brain says, nope--no way we're fitting in there, and then I do, just fine.

The inside work is imperative to our success. There's just no substitute for facing the mental/emotional challenges of a dramatic transformation. It's too big of a topic for me to explore tonight. This is the very tip of a much larger topic unique to each of us.

 photo Selfie_zpskh4tvkrk.jpg
I did it. I shaved that thing off my face and I feel great about. It wasn't a big deal after all. Very strange how attached I had become to it, not because I necessarily loved it, but because others had told me they liked it. Don't get me wrong, I didn't hate it--I was just surprised at my initial reluctance to shave it and it prompted me to look a little deeper into why. I may grow it back someday or not, I don't know. Doesn't matter, really. It was fun to shave it off. 

My Tweets Today:


























Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

18 comments:

  1. The shaved look is great. I think you should keep it. Happy Easter Sean to you and your family. Thanks for everything. Very blessed to call you a friend.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I thin both looks are great, so just switch back and forth whenever you get bored. You're right, the physical part is of very small importance really compared to everything else - but still nothing wrong with looking hot!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You look like the kid brother of the Sean from yesterday! Love the new look! Shirley from TN

    ReplyDelete
  4. Definitely like the shaved look!

    Is it difficult to find sugar free tomato sauce? I keep looking and can't seem to find any.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The new look is great, just used to seeing you with the goatee. You're consistent action and courage to blog about it is nothing short of amazing. Happy Easter to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  6. "I got brave today." THAT, my friend, sums up the whole journey. Love, love, love.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Shaved or not shaved.. it all looks good on you! In the end its what makes you happy. Happy Easter to you and your family. I hope you find peace and joy in your day today!
    Rosie

    ReplyDelete
  8. Now make me believe you are happy about shaving it off. Give me a picture with a smile, showing your teeth as you have in your mustached photos. You Do look younger. The new haircut looks great too. Happy Easter to you and all your family!
    N~

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lookin' great....either way! :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy Easter Tell us how Noah reacted to the shave!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh Sweetie, you look HOT! Watch out because the little chickies are gonna be chasing you down!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Way to go with the try of something new and loosing the beard! Looking sharp my friend.

    I've bumped into so many transformations shifting including both physical transformations and mental ones in the shifts of weight. I wouldn't try on a pair of swim shorts for ages thinking there was no way they would fit and that one day I finally said maybe just maybe I ironically had to tighten the string on them... twice!

    I remember finding the little bone in my wrist for the first time... I was so freaked out thinking I may have broken something no joke! You must feel a bit different, but of course it's all about changes on this road right?

    Happy Easter

    Well at foolsfitness our idea of transformation is trying to wear matching socks as in... two clean ones.- Alan

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sean, I know you want to focus on the health/emotional wellbeing side of things rather than your physical appearance, but you are really, ridiculously good looking. Not everyone is lucky enough to be attractive, so don't forget to appreciate it! Enjoy it. Happy Easter.

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  14. Awwww, snap! Someone call the sexy police. Oh wait, they're here at my house.... I'll send them over... Lmao

    For reals Sean, you look really great. Sometimes a transformation will take you a step closer to where your path will lead!

    -Ash

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sean the new look suits you very well. Not only do you look thinner buy you look younger too

    ReplyDelete
  16. That is an extremely smart written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful information. Thank you for the post. I will certainly return.

    ReplyDelete

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. Thank you for your support!






Copyright © 2008-2017 Sean A. Anderson

The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser. All rights reserved.