More About the Author
Kara Richardson Whitely takes action steps for health and a better world.
Her empowering story of going up mountains and down the scale has been featured
in numerous blogs, radio programs, newspapers such as the Tampa Tribune, as well as Self and Redbook magazines.
She is now planning a celebrity Kilimanjaro hike for charity in 2011 for a television series.
Kara has been a journalist for the past decade. She has written for numerous newspapers including the Courier News,Ventura County Star, the Ann Arbor News, the Star-Ledger as well as Self, Every Day With Rachael Ray, and Runner's
Kara, who comes with the perspective of the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese,is a national American Heart Association lifestyle change ambassador, sharing her story to inspire others to make positive lifestyle changes. She is a motivational speaker and has addressed audiences at events
including the World Obesity Congress and Women's Health &
She is the founder of two websites: www.fatwomanonthemountain.com and
She lives in Summit, New Jersey with her husband and two-year-old daughter,Anna.