The FAT Project has failed. The FAT Project is Over

The FAT Project is over. The FAT Project has failed.

This is a ten-minute video so I thought a brief summary would help.

I am ending the Food Addict to Triathlete Project because it has failed in its goals.

I am so grateful to everyone who helped with their time, energy and money. And hopefully this has helped people in some way. I am delighted by how many amazing new connections and relationships I have made.

I have not failed. I am fitter, healthier and stronger than I have ever been. I will still be doing an Olympic Triathlon next year but just for me. (I would be honoured as a friend if you want to join). I have learned so much, done so much because of the FAT Project and my only regret is that it didn’t work.

I still need to learn more self-love instead of self loathe. If you know me, you know I love being out in public and putting on a show. I am going to continue that in some fashion. (calling it

Thanks for the energy, the well wishes, the support of me and the FAT Project. I am in awe of that and eternally grateful.


Going forward:

  1. Eat how I want to eat for the rest of my life.  Not a ‘diet’, and all the baggage that comes with that. This enable me to lose the 100 lbs and then 30 year old habits asserted themselves and this became a diet that I cheated on a lot.  Every day is a new day.
  2. Be active everyday, especially with my 5 daughters. I am quite possibly in the best shape I have been as an adult.  I did a Try-A-Tri, and 82 km of a 100 km ride. I still have a very long way to go……

    Celebrating completing 82 km in 6.5 hrs on a cold and windy day in September
  3. Be honest with myself and publicly about my eating, my emotional state.  I am good at lying to myself about my actions and emotions to the point that sometimes I really don’t know how I am feeling.

The article below helped me get to a better place and the courage to end the FAT Project as a failure.