Thursday, October 22, 2009

From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction

Fat Facts:

· Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight.

· Obese adults have a 50 to 100 percent increased risk of premature death.

· 17 percent of adolescents and 19 percent of children age six to eleven are overweight. (“Foreword” to From Fat to Fit).

It’s bad enough having to go on a diet. Most of us are faced with this dilemma at least once in our lives. We quietly vow to watch our caloric intake as we “try” to exercise more. Now imagine, if you can, making this decision and having an entire front page of your local newspaper cover your diet story, including reporting on all those personal, secretive details—like your current weight and measurements. Plus, this same newspaper would also do a weekly feature tracking your progress. YIKES!!!

Carole Carson knows exactly how this feels: she was the dieter being tracked. “I tried to grasp the implications. Everyone—my neighbors, my friends downtown, everyone!—would know my measurements and weight” (excerpt from From Fat to Fit).

However, the publicity didn’t stop Carole. In fact she embraced the challenge to lose 40 pounds before her 60th birthday (16 weeks away). Carole said, “I would expose my ups and downs, my progress and lapses, my measurements and weight and even my thoughts as I reinvented myself” (excerpt from From Fat to Fit).

Carole Carson’s journey isn’t one of a typical dieter, but it is extraordinary. Discover how her simple decision to lose some weight turned into a county-wide “Meltdown” fitness craze in From Fat to Fit.

This book details Carole’s own personal progress and her tactics in losing the weight and keeping it off, as well as the Nevada County Meltdown phenomenon. From Fat to Fit was an inspirational and motivational read, so much so that I have rededicated myself to losing those few extra “stubborn” pounds and becoming more fit and active. And with the winter months fast approaching, I challenge my fellow “couch-potatoes” to do the same.

To get inspired, pick up a copy of From Fat to Fit by Carole Carson. It’s available at all bookstores. You can also visit her website at for more inspiration and information.

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