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Posted on July 17, 2010 by Christine Crosby in Carole Carson

Fit Means Fun

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 [https://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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvStnxK8_kM].

Carole is now the coach of AARP’s Fat 2 Fit community online [https://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: https://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).

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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