Tomorrow my friend Sean Andersen who has lost nearly 300 pounds and writes the blog, The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser will be on NBC’s Today show as a guest on the Joy Fit Club. It’s very exciting! Sean has been one of my accountability partners for about 6 months now. I met him through his blog, and I joined a weight loss group he and a friend facilitate last fall. I am currently honored to co-facilitate this group with Sean and Gerri helms, life coach . I am starting tomorrow taking on line classes to learn to coach and become a certified coach. Gerri has lost 100 pounds and has kept it off for 2 decades! These 2 friends have been the catalyst for me to keep going as long as I have. It is nearly impossible to lose a lot of weight without an action plan and an accountability partner. I have several other accountability friends as well, one being Diana, who swims with me three times a week. And we get a lot more than swimming done, I share some pretty deep things with Diana and she helps keep me on task.
There are people who successfully lose weight and even keep it off all alone without someone by their side. I am not made up with that kind of strength. I have always leaned on my friends to get me through tough times. But the accountability I have experiences since I have met Gerri and Sean has by far been the best ever. We do more than share our goals, and report about our day to each other. We make action plans, and work through all the obstacles that are always coming across us. The level of honestly between these friends is like I have never experienced. There is nothing I could tell them that would be shocking or shamed. But, nothing is sugar coated. If I struggle and a plan is made, I am expected to work through it, and they are right by my side. There is a ZERO tolerance for excuses. If you are even wanting to join our weight loss group, a new 10 week season starts in June.
Sean is way over due for this recognition of his weight loss achievements. And he is ready for it. Sean has not only lost his weight, he has kept if off as well. Here is a link to a local TV story that was done about him last week. Sean’s Weight Loss story
Have fun Sean, we are all so very proud of you!