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8/5/08 - 86 pounds down

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My name is Sean, from Utah - as you might guess from my SP page name. I'm 6'5" tall and 331 lbs. My challenge (lifestyle change) started in April 2008. I'm currently down 108 pounds. Every day I work, strive and wait. I know that one day....that day will come. I know that I did not gain all this weight in one day (SW 438) and I know that it will take time....a long time....however, it seems I dream that skinny person. I can't wait until that day comes. You know what, that day WILL come, I know it will. I feel it deep down.

I've read hundreds of SparkPages, those who have met their goal (CONGRATS) and those who have just begun theirs. My journey began April 16th, scared to death, excited and wanting a change. I WILL do this. We WILL do this. Thanks to Chris (SparkGuy) we WILL be able to do this by taking care of ourselves the way we were suppose to. I know it's easier to look at the past and wonder WHY. But you know what, look at today and be happy that your here. WE are taking the necessary steps (most importantly to make sure that we're here tomorrow) to create that HAPPY (skinny) person within us.

I wake up each morning excited to be able to log into Sparkpeople. I look forward to reading someone's post...wondering who I can help next. I am working on myself...really hard...but it's more thrilling to me, to take on the challenge of helping someone else. Motivation comes from knowing, needing and wanting to help. We think we can do this on our OWN, however, none of us really know that we need to be looked after, here and there. It's wonderful knowing that someone, YOU, will visit my page and leave a thoughtful post about how well I've done, about how well you‘re doing. I'm trying....I'll continue to TRY. But with each of us helping, we will DO this. We will be DONE. It's a life changing experience; an educated experience.

I have learned so much from this site. I have also repeated my learning to others from this site. I will continue to learn, I will continue to educate and I will continue to be DONE!

Thanks SparkGuy! We all love you for this. If I may use a passage from one of my motivators...."Keep on keepin' on!" Thanks Botzzz! You're the Bomb!

I'd like to keep my original post (below) as a reminder to myself and for all of you to read. As I re-read it, I find myself thinking how desperate I was for help. That desperation found this site (again, thanks SparkGuy). I know all of you will read this and wonder why I praise SparkGuy and SP so much. This site has AND WILL change my life for the better, forever. This site has given me more time, more time to love my wife, more time to love my children, more time to educate myself, attempt to calm, help and motivate others here. My original post...

Never did I see myself getting so big. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? You as the beholder might not see it today, but catch up to me down the road and I know you and I will see it there.

My life changed as of 4/15/08. I will do everything in my power to end up at the end of this long road reaching my goals with the great help from my family (which is also now SP).

I love all outdoor activity...yard work, skiing, boating, fishing, camping, etc. I told all of you that my life changed on 4/15/08...and it did, but as I recall, I took my son skiing sometime in February and when I was up at the slopes, I told my son, after just an hour on the slopes, that I was done for the day....shortness of breath, felt like an Elephant was sitting on my chest...and I don't ever want to feel that way again. I want to see my kids have kids and hopefully, if I'm lucky, be a grand dad. I love all of you. Keep in mind that what we're doing is committing to ourselves that we can do this. We will be DONE! SP Rocks!

Thank you for stopping by my page. I have many short term goals. My short term goals are weekly. NOT to gain any weight during a week. Doesn't matter if I lose 1/2 pound or 8 pounds. As long as I don't gain, I've accomplished my weekly goal. My long term goal: to be able to go on all rides at the amusement park with my wife and children. As soon as I reach my goal weight, we're on a plane to Magic Mountain (and waterparks) enjoying each other. I WILL be down, I WILL be DONE. Every week. Thanks again for stopping by and keep up the HARD work. If it wasn't HARD, it wouldn't be work....it would be a vacation. Smile and enjoy yourself, enjoy the day and enjoy your life!

Member Since: 4/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,500

My Goals:
Begin my lifestyle change and include my family to spread healthy living values. Lose 213 lbs so I can take an airplane on vacation instead of driving.

My Program:
Cut down on calorie and fat intake and make my body utilize the stored up fat. Exercise by beginning to walk and make my way up to working out 6X per week for 60 min. Try to do 30 min. of cardio every day during TV time.

Personal Information:
Live in the great state of Utah. Love to cook, landscape at home, ski, fish, camp but most of all spend time with family.

Other Information:
Looking to conquer this deamon inside me which I now see by taking it one day at a time and realizing from the help of family (which includes everyone on SP) that I CAN and WILL do it.

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