Sean Holbrook (Season 3)

Sean Holbrook - Profile PictureName: Sean Holbrook
Age: 45 (26/09/1962)
Height: 186cm
From: Camperdown, NSW
Occupation: Roof plumber
Goal: To have his life saved? Unclear beyond that.

Starting Weight: 174.6kg
Week 1: 162kg (LOSS: 12.6kg)
Week 2: 155.7kg (LOSS: 6.3kg)
Week 3: 152.3kg (LOSS: 3.4kg)
ELIMINATED

Video clip links:
Sean’s Promo ad on The Biggest Loser Recap
Sean’s Promo ad on the official Biggest Loser website

Notes:
The heaviest contestant revealed prior to the show and at 175kg was likely to be very close to the heaviest. From last season, only Damien was heavier, and while he did alright in weightloss terms, his longevity on the show was more to do with being well-liked by other contestants. At 175kg Sean should cope a bit better than Damien with some of the strenuous activities, but will he have as much heart?
During the application process and the associated medical checks it was discovered that Sean has developed Type 2 Diabetes due to his unhealthy lifestyle. Shannan has expressed hope that Sean may not need to continue receiving insulin if he can increase his fitness and improve his eating habits during his time on the show.
[Post elimination update]
Despite numerous forumgoers adamant claims that it was simply impossible for Sean to get off his diabetes medications and unprofessional for Shannan to even suggest it, Sean has done exactly that since being eliminated from the show. He has managed to not only get off the insulin, but has also stopped his other, unnamed, diabetes medication. An excellent result!

Q&A:
(from the official site)
Favourites
Food: Curry (thai beef curry) and lots of rice
Dessert: Crème Brulee
Drink: Ginger Beer
Tv Show: Heroes
Movie: Multiplicity
Colour: Red
Place to travel: Canada
Hobby: Painting, drawing, art and music.

My reason(s) for applying for Biggest Loser are:
Feeling embarrassed around my brother, children and friends.

I first realized I was overweight and needed help when:
I couldn’t handle the symptoms from diabetes.

I hope to lose weight but gain:
Self respect.

The previous contestant I have found inspiring was (and why?)
Big Wal. If he can do it so can it!

The best part of being on Biggest Loser is:
The opportunity to start a new life.

I am preparing myself for this journey by:
Confronting myself.

I think the most difficult part of being on Biggest Loser will be:
Keeping up with the instructors.

My biggest weakness is:
Fear.

Some bad habits I would like to get rid of are:
Not exercising and insecurity.

The one thing I want Australia to know about me is that:
I won’t give up!

I think I will win the Biggest Loser because:
I have no other alternatives, and there’s a good chance of death if I continue the way I am.

One thing I have never done because I was overweight and will do once I lose the weight will be to:
To skydive and go hang gliding.

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  • MPete

    From NSW
    Occupation: Roof Plumber
    Notes: He has diabetes.

  • Rose

    Now he is getting fitter he sure does look like a hot dude! I think he will have women chasing him like crazy soon.

  • Deb Smith

    Hello there stranger, long time, you have done an excellent job, thinking of you Debsxxx

  • This is a great drug for anybody that has gastrointestinal issues when taking metformin. It is a mix of metformin and avandia. For some reason the avandia lessens those side effects. For me the side effects disappeared completely. For my wife the side effects were only lessened.

  • Glucophage (metformin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have been taking Glucophage for 11 years. I have never had any side effects at all and my blood sugar level is always good.

  • vivi63

    Sam and Sean on 'What's Cooking' Ch10 TODAY, they still look great (2010)!!!

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