Carole Carson was nearing her 60th birthday, stepped on her bathroom scale and realized it had broken. What happened next catapulted her from self-loathing to a healthy new life as a national fitness advocate and the author of From Fat to Fit [http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Fit-Yourself-Weapon-Reduction/dp/0976603098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261290473&sr=1-1].
Carole is a grandmother of nine, and one of her passions is being a role model to them: “I know I’ve had a big impact on them, mainly through my example but also just hanging in there and fixing healthy dishes and bringing them into the kitchen-they all have their own aprons.”
In 2004 she led a “Community Meltdown” in which participants lost a total of 7,509 pounds [to see a video of her February 25, 2004, appearance on the NBC Today show, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvStnxK8_kM].
Carole is now the coach of AARP’s Fat 2 Fit community online [http://www.aarp.org/health/healthyliving/fat2fit/], where she can do on a huge scale what she does best: cheering on others to fitness.
GRAND’s interview with Carole is sure to inspire you [click here: http://grandmagazine.com/article.asp?id=244]. You’ll enjoy her optimism and learning what the letters in FIT mean (hint: the F stands for fun).