Monday, April 5, 2010

Week 12 Weight Loss, Progress Pics, & Fat-Rat Begins!

Progress Time!  First, let's see some before.  I went to Australia in October of 2009.  (282 +/- a few lbs) Spring was just setting in.  As such, I was able to have dinner right outside of the Sydney Opera House.  It was lovely.  For a Yankee like myself, going to Australia was like going to another planet.  It is so far away, yet filled with so much of the same creature comforts of home.  Food is fantastic.  They have the best beef, lamb and seafood I have ever tasted.  I really loved it there.  If things ever go 'tits up' in the good ol' USA, Australia is definitely where I will be hanging my hat. (If they'd have me!)

So now, here is me from yesterday (246.8 lbs (-35.7lbs lighter) & -28.6 Inches (That's 2.4 Feet)). 
Two very important things to point out: 
1.  I am no longer afraid to wear white. 
2.  I am wearing Charcoal-Sequined Converse All-Stars, and yes, they ROCK.

Today is the first day of the Fat-Rat 12 Week Challenge!  So excited to get started.  (Don't forget to send me a mail at if you want to join the fun.)  I have made an appointment to meet with a personal trainer this evening.  Totally stoked to see what happens.  This trainer is from outside of my gym.  He has his own business, seems BS-free, and has serious credentials (B.S. Sports Physiology, Kettlebell Certs galore, and is a Certified Massage Therapist.)  If all goes as I expect, then I will be meeting with him and his team once per week.

Have a great Monday!


  1. Wooooo hooooo, Missa!!!

    You are looking hot hot, mommacita! Never be afraid to wear white again! Neva!!!

    Can't wait to hear about your time with the trainer... that is always so enlightening for sure!

    One of the trips I so want to have in this life, is a trip to Aussieland... I have a friend that lives there and would love to come and visit myself. Very very cool country!

    ((big hugs))

  2. I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes with the personal trainer. I love using a PT-oh, and I'm a massage therapist so I'm thrilled that yours is also certified in massage therapy. That's a great combination. Good luck, you will be working hard, but trust me, you will feel fab-u-lous when you're done with each session!

  3. i have been to australia too and it is fabulous!
    congrats on your progress! it sounds like this trainer will be a great fit for you. hard work, but you'll be so glad you did it.

  4. Missa!! You are looking so good and so skinny!!! You have made tremendous progress...I'm jealous :)

    I'm loving the sequin top and shoes. SO SASSY :)

  5. Wow, you look fantastic! And in such a short time. You are Wonder Woman!!
    What did you like the best about Australia?

  6. Missa, I'm so impressed that you are doing so well. 2 feet of lost inches is amazing. I wanted to do your challenge, but I really won't post pictures. I'm stubborn like that.

    But, I'm so excited to see how much you inspire everyone to get done.

  7. Look at the difference! You are doing great! Keep it up!

  8. Hey Missa, you're looking fabulous!!

    Next time you come to Australia, make sure you come and visit me... always a spare bed here (*_*)

  9. You look great. You're such a pretty girl!!

    Good luck with the trainer. I love having one....especially a well educated trainer and not some silly online certificate type.

    My trainer is out of town this week and my workout yesterday was BORING....

  10. I've always wanted to go to Australia!

    You look great!