About Me

Griffin-23I am Rachael.

I started this blog 6 months before my 40th Birthday, wondering if I was going through a mid-life crisis.

I have a wonderful husband, family and friends who support me in all the crazy things I  do.

I have a daughter Ella and son Kirby who are both extremely cheeky, funny and like all kids (I hope) a little bit naughty.

Fat to Fit and Fabulous by Forty is a blog about my journey of fitness, my personal challenges, food addiction, insecurities, family life and all the challenges that go along with being overweight, plus size or double extra gorgeous.

I am a fun, “CAN DO” kind of person, I will have a go an anything, trust me on that. I have had lapband surgery and I have had it removed.  I see myself as the “Funny Fat” girl, but that’s not where I want the story to end.

I invite you to follow my journey to see if I can achieve my weight loss and fitness goals.

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Rachel,

    My name is Megan and I am opening up a floatation tank studio (Cocoon Floatation) around Wollongong shortly.

    I see what you are achieving within yourself and congratulate you! I would love to offer you a free float!

    Floating allows your muscles to completely relax and reduces lactic acid build up. Floating is also great for post-race let down and is used by athletes and organisations such as the Australian Institute of Sport. The #1 Crossfit champion in Australia also uses a float tank. Her secret to her being ranked at #1? She uses a floatation tank for recovery. Carlton Football club’s rehabilitation coach also just installed a float tank for the team to use.

    If you are interested in knowing more about fitness and floating, click here http://www.cocoonfloatation.com.au/the-nitty-gritty/ scroll down to ‘A New Dimension in Fitness and Sports Training’.

    Floating is also great for pregnant women 🙂 Many report feeling a deeper connection to their baby while floating.

    If you feel like this is something you would love to take part in, please let me know!


    • Hi Megan

      Sounds great I would love to give it a try and report about it on my blog. I will email you shortly.


  2. Hi Rachael and Megan.
    Floating is great for a fitness regime for the obvious physical benefits, but I think because it allows you to focus on your goals.
    I am keen to see how it went… did I miss the follow up blog on your float? Please send me the link.

    I own a float centre on the Gold Coast in Queensland http://float.life/contact-page if you are ever up this way, please make sure to call in.

    • Hi Mike, life has been hectic and I haven’t gotten around to having a float yet, but I will be looking into it shortly and look forward to writing all about it.

  3. Hi Rachael. Your story sounds so similar to mine (although I still have my band in place but it is no longer working). I had been seriously considering going more drastic & getting sleeving done. I considered the reasons my band is not working (being my sugar addiction) and figured sleeving wouldn’t change that! I had to change what I was doing. Through the Skinnymixers Thermomix FB page I discovered LCHF and have just completed my first week. I am really looking forward to reading your blog & sharing your journey. Best wishes. Ali

    • Hey Alison I am also a skinnymixer and tackling the LCHF WOE. I have had hypnotherapy to combat my sugar and late night snacking issues, it has helped dramatically but the weight is not dropping dramatically. I am wondering if my metabolism is screwed due to the band (I read something about American Biggest loser contestants and their metabolisms) and am also looking at my stress, sleeping and other issues relating to cortisol (just learning about this little nightmare now) as I workout so much not sure if my body is in constant stress mode and hanging onto everything. It’s such a difficult gig. Best of luck. Follow me on Facebook is where I do most of my updates these days.

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