I’ve become a fan of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I like the way he handles himself, I like his independence. He appears to be a man of integrity. I’d like to see him stick around for a while.
Having hit his 50th birthday a few weeks ago, Christie decided that he needed to do something about his weight, if he intends to enjoy his family for the next few years. So he underwent Lap-band surgery to decrease the size of his stomach. People who have the surgery sometimes lose up to a third of their total body weight. About 10% lose nothing at all.
I can tell you that losing weight after the age of 50 can be challenging indeed. I have maintained a weight of around 200 pounds over the past 15 years through regular exercise and watching my diet.
I would encourage Governor Christie to remember the exercise part of the equation, if he is truly motivated to succeed.
I don’t believe there are any easy, magic methods to lose weight.
Our thought for today is from Thomas Jefferson:
“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”