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Daily Diary of a Winning Loser
February 1, 2016
7:58 pm
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GoodbyeHello
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 577
Snarking Since:
March 1, 2014

Sean's "poison pen" writer left the comment on Holly@ 300poundsdown's recent post about acknowledging her regain of weight as a trainwreck, and she's trying to turn things around. In part by participating in the support group a life coach and Sean lead.

The guy is super-defensive for no reason. It's not like he's a professional therapist with certifications who violated doctor/patient boundaries. idontknow He's a disc-jockey in a small town with aspirations of a motivational speaking career with self-help books. A normal person would, go on about their day, go out, work out, and then if someone's comment was still bothering them call a friend to act as a sounding board. Literally hiding under the covers over a remark is something I'd do when I was depressed teen and had the emotional maturity of a flea!

February 1, 2016
8:35 pm
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High Maintenance
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 937
Snarking Since:
December 27, 2014

I think I recall that Sunny Coconut Gwen is one of his online friends. The same Gwen who posted crap here under various names and then yanked two or three blogs after they were discussed on GOMI. The paranoia and inability to handle criticism must make them joys to know in real life.

February 10, 2016
5:11 pm
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effyourblog
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 498
Snarking Since:
December 21, 2015

I am killing myself laughing at his Zoolander-esque selfie in the most recent post. How the hell old is he? He has a grandson???

February 11, 2016
6:36 am
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dedicated Pokémon routine
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
December 12, 2015

GoodbyeHello meowed
Sean's "poison pen" writer left the comment on Holly@ 300poundsdown's recent post about acknowledging her regain of weight as a trainwreck, and she's trying to turn things around. In part by participating in the support group a life coach and Sean lead.

The guy is super-defensive for no reason. It's not like he's a professional therapist with certifications who violated doctor/patient boundaries. idontknow He's a disc-jockey in a small town with aspirations of a motivational speaking career with self-help books. A normal person would, go on about their day, go out, work out, and then if someone's comment was still bothering them call a friend to act as a sounding board. Literally hiding under the covers over a remark is something I'd do when I was depressed teen and had the emotional maturity of a flea!

He's so wound up about his diet 100% of the time though that it's not surprising to me that he crumples at the slightest criticism. When you're perpetually stressed out about something any additional, unforeseen stress (like a stranger saying something mean about you) is devastating. He also has this narrative of himself like — if I deviate from any one of these rigid behaviours I'm immediately going to rebound and gain ten million pounds and immediately die, which pretty much sets him up for exactly that outcome the second he forgets his eighth cup of water or accidentally breathes in a molecule of sugar or discovers that he's been inaccurately logging something in MFP or whatever. I feel like Sean is the last person anyone should turn to for advice about anything, yes he's successfully maintaining a large weight loss at this point but is "permanently strung-out nervous wreck who eats the same thing every day and carries his food scales with him everywhere he goes" really how anyone wants to live their life? Jesus.

February 11, 2016
10:31 pm
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Ghosts of Photoshop Past
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2947
Snarking Since:
June 13, 2014

effyourblog meowed
I am killing myself laughing at his Zoolander-esque selfie in the most recent post. How the hell old is he? He has a grandson???

Cant unsee this!! lol

February 12, 2016
12:27 am
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GoodbyeHello
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 577
Snarking Since:
March 1, 2014

lmaoYes, Zoolander!!! I guess Sean's career really is in comedy because I'm laughing at his pic so hard right now.

 

But seriously, I can't imagine living a life of fear: fear of a single grain of sugar, fear of any kind of illness, fear of a random comment that sends him under the covers and then has to take the following day off work. Whatever it is, it isn't healthy.

February 12, 2016
4:30 pm
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dedicated Pokémon routine
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
December 12, 2015

Um Nope meowed 
I agree with Gutter — he is not living. And although he calls them "rails" it is more like he is in a straightjacket with all the strange strict rules he imposes on himself. He will probably end up having a heart attack due to the constant stress of making sure every morsel is measured and photographed (including water), posting it all on Twitter, and then posting it all AGAIN on his blog. (What is the point of posting all his Tweets on his blog? I would assume anyone interested could, you know, just look at his Twitter feed). He is so uptight and tense about the food and has to call his Support Grandma every day when he gets upset about someone calling him a rude name or if he drops his toothbrush on the floor. Does anyone else imagine him in the hospital getting his skin removal surgery so his emaciation can be complete, noticing his IV solution contains sugar, and ripping the line out of his arm, screaming, running into the bathroom with his cell phone and calling his Support Granny while sitting on the cold tile floor in a hospital gown, arms grasped around his knees and rocking back and forth?

I hadn't even considered the fact that he'd end up on an IV containing sugar during his surgery. How on earth is he planning to "navigate" that? Yikes. Maybe he'll just call it an exception like the sugar in fruit.

March 19, 2016
4:16 pm
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dedicated Pokémon routine
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
December 12, 2015

His gauntness is really weird because his weight I think is still technically "overweight" for his height. I know BMI lies but I feel like he shouldn't look borderline underweight at 210lbs unless he really is carrying, like, 50lbs of excess skin. I feel like since he has done practically zero strength training during his weight loss he's probably fairly undermuscled, maybe that's why he looks so thin? Honestly he could do with some real counselling from a licensed therapist to deal with his food/weight issues.

March 20, 2016
5:45 am
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GoodbyeHello
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 577
Snarking Since:
March 1, 2014

I'm sure he has at least 10+lbs of loose skin. But maybe his overall looks may have been better if he had listened to some commenters' advice from the beginning about getting to the gym to use weights with a trainer, not just cardio. For whatever excuse (schedule, too tired) I think he only had a few sessions and gave up. Now he's doing a few morning push ups… rolleyes

March 20, 2016
6:43 am
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High Maintenance
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 937
Snarking Since:
December 27, 2014

crystarium meowed

His gauntness is really weird because his weight I think is still technically "overweight" for his height. I know BMI lies but I feel like he shouldn't look borderline underweight at 210lbs unless he really is carrying, like, 50lbs of excess skin. I feel like since he has done practically zero strength training during his weight loss he's probably fairly undermuscled, maybe that's why he looks so thin? Honestly he could do with some real counselling from a licensed therapist to deal with his food/weight issues.

When I lost almost 200 pounds, I had a series of skin removal surgeries that removed, if totaled up, 20 pounds of skin with very little fat attached. However, my weight only dropped 10 pounds when everything settled and healed because your body sort of fills back in within the tightened skin. My dr warned me that usually the net loss is about 50% of what is removed. I was able to add muscle to my frame after the surgeries because I no longer had skin flapping around to deal with and it was easier to be motivated to strength train when I could see the results.

The biggest improvement to how "normal" I look was when I had my neck and lower face lifted, it took at least a decade off my face.

Has Sean said he plans skin removal surgery? I'm sure that dealing with the excess skin adds to his neurotic attitude towards his weight, but it doesn't seem like his employment is traditional enough to provide really good insurance coverage and I don't get the sense that he's saving up with all the restaurant meals he pays for. But I'm just speculating.

I don't think he could give up control enough to be put under for a body lift, his level of anxiety about everything is off the charts.

March 20, 2016
8:30 am
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dedicated Pokémon routine
Hamcat
Meows: 87
Snarking Since:
December 12, 2015

He has mentioned it a few times and I think he said that he does plan to get it in the near future. I may be misremembering but I think he had a specific timeframe in mind.

I don't really care about his looks and I think aesthetics are a really small blip in the big picture when it comes to extreme weight loss but I don't think he's doing his longterm health any favours right now. Retaining and building lean mass is pretty important for health and mobility in later years. It's not all about your weight.

March 20, 2016
9:55 am
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High Maintenance
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 937
Snarking Since:
December 27, 2014

crystarium meowed

He has mentioned it a few times and I think he said that he does plan to get it in the near future. I may be misremembering but I think he had a specific timeframe in mind.

I don't really care about his looks and I think aesthetics are a really small blip in the big picture when it comes to extreme weight loss but I don't think he's doing his longterm health any favours right now. Retaining and building lean mass is pretty important for health and mobility in later years. It's not all about your weight.

Actually, I do think that aesthetics are important to long term maintenance. It really changes your self image to have a body that looks more normal after weight loss and skin removal. Before I had my procedures, I struggled a lot with throwing in the towel and regaining because the pooling skin made me feel like a freak. I would swim and have flaps rising to the surface, every photo had to hide my saggy neck, laying in bed I felt the skin expand along side me. It was hard to go to the gym with needing to tuck everything up.

Yes, I agree that strength training is crucial, but it's hard to get there when the skin is an issue. However, being neurotic about every single thing has to be exhausting. Long term maintenance is hard, requires focus and determination but projecting these efforts so much is really unhealthy. Food management got easier once I stopped treating food like it was everything, i can't imagine being so obsessed with every drop and morsel.

April 3, 2016
1:03 pm
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GoodbyeHello
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 577
Snarking Since:
March 1, 2014

Was just catching up with his blog, and the latest pic he posted taken at a conference is not great. His face in pics looked better about 10-15 lbs ago.  He's now down to 206lbs.

Maybe he just sees the number on the scale and all that excess skin as fat?idontknow

If his "dedication" to his plan is obscuring what he sees in the mirror, and is giving him a false sense of still being obese, he needs to get into real therapy pronto (not the Granny life-coach), a real certified and trained professional who specializes in food/body disorders. 



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