The plot of the Big Skinny follows Carol and how she struggled with weight. Through her experience she eventually learns that counting calories and being healthy may seem hard to do at first, but that’s only because she wasn’t use to it. She consistently refers to herself presently, and compares the old her to the new her. Carol also refers to personal troubles she incurred along the way which hindered her weight loss. She reviews her whole background and her family’s impact on her health and diet. Carol provides insights into why losing weight by eating healthy and exercising is rewarding yet a challenge at the same time.
Here is a blog post on different insights on the journey of losing weight. http://www.lifetime-weightloss.com/blog/2013/10/19/8-insights-into-the-emotional-journey-of-weight-loss.html