Originally Posted by MrDaniels
That is because starving oneself really messes with your body. I can only imagine the amount of food Christie is eating to maintain that level of obesity. If he went on a reputable, medically-supervised diet he would probably lose 100 pounds in under a year.
sorry, you don't know what you are talking about.
I would say that I was probably more obese than Christie is. It took me 4 years to lose 110 pounds, although I did lose about 50 in the first year.
there are a couple of things that you guys aren't thinking about that this guy is a working man, a politician and a leader (as well as a family man, I think) -
1. when you are working really hard, and invovled in a lot of early morning and late night meetings, its a bitch to excersize. I know that everyone always thinks "oh, I'm a full time student and work 6 hours a week on top of that, and I have time to excersize, how much harder can he work" well, some people put everything into their job, and don't see the possiblity to cut back on those hours
2. I am guessing he has business meals a couple of hundred times a year - breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and he isn't in a position to control his food very well, or skip the meals. that is very very hard to work around. now, if you really like food, and you react to stress by eating, and you are sitting at a table full of donuts while working, you either put all your energy into not having a donut, or you put your energy into work, and have a couple of donuts. that is the way it works.
3. when you get to be that size, its hard to start excersizing - I am guessing that if he started to jog tomorrow, he would get inflamations in his ankles and knees and would be off his feet for a week. and, as a politician, its not that easy to show up at the Y and walk in the pool like an old lady, it makes you look bad.
anyway , I'm not making excuses, I'm just saying that most of us don't understand the situation he's in.