Sue O’Lear is a FORTYsomething wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, and law school dropout, currently blogging her way through losing the 50 pounds that have crept up on her curves since having her son Thing One in 2003.
Her blog was born in April, 2009 as Did I Just Eat That Out Loud?, her way to document what she hoped was her last attempt at shedding the weight using infomercial workout videos (and various cleanses and vitamins and diet books). However, she quickly found a voice that extended well beyond sales pitches and reviews. She began to talk honestly about her life as a flawed woman working on getting her groove back, and found a wonderful connection with readers through posts like a letter to myself, paging doctor fixmyass, and her three bodily functions and an engagement ring series. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always with heart and honesty, her message resonated even all the way down under, and in July 2010 she was thrilled to have her post feeling a little bit slutty quoted in an issue of Women’s Health Australia magazine, with hers listed among four as the best blogs to follow for humor and inspiration.
By 2010 she was ready for a redesign that better reflected her mission. In September of that year, MrsFatass.com was launched.
Since then she has introduced us to her family (comprised of a Trophy Husband, a Thing One and a Thing Two, and a very special guest appearance from her mom), her crazy, her bikini, and her quest to live in her discomfort zone. She also had the privilege of being a guest on the popular healthy living podcast Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone where she chatted about positive body image, and she appeared at Fitbloggin’ 11 in Baltimore, Maryland, moderating the session Finding the Humor In It, Growing your Blog One Laugh at a Time. In October 2011 she was the featured guest on The Boomer Beat on WCOM radio in North Carolina, and appeared as a panelist at the All Women Social Media Summit in Raleigh, NC. In February, 2012 she was featured in Shape.com’s article Real Women Reveal: How Zumba Changed My Life , which was followed up with an article in The Wilson Daily Times special section My Wilson, where she got to discuss MrsFatass, Social Media, and of course Zumba. In September, 2012, she was part of an article about rock-star fitness instructors in the September 4, 2012 edition of The Wall Street Journal. As a Zumba instructor, she participated in Fitbloggin’ 12 in Baltimore and Fitbloggin’ 13 in Portland, teaching the Zumba Fitness Master Class, and was part of the Ignite Keynote Presentation in the latter. Also in 2013 she joined forces with Samantha Collins and opened Trio Fitness, LLC, a specialized group fitness studio known for it’s awesome instructors and non-intimidating, team based atmosphere. The studio has been featured in articles in The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson Woman Magazine, and nationally in Z-Life Magazine. Her motto in 2014 is “Two Words: Franchise Opportunity”. She is also excited to appear once again as a speaker at Fitbloggin’ 14 in Savannah, GA this June.
Sue has recently gotten very in touch with her granola loving, tree hugging hippie side, and ditched all bathroom chemicals, ranging from commercial shampoo and deodorant to lotions and soaps, replacing them with homemade, organic versions featuring Young Living Essential Oils. Go ahead, ask her to tell you what No Poo means.