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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • For Christie's Sake!

  • As of this morning's weigh in, I'm down another 4ozs for a running total of 14.4lbs. I didn't get as much exercise in as I should've this week. For whatever reason, I just wasn't motivated. I did continue to follow my WW plan with laser focus and found that I'm still consuming well below my daily points target. Next week's pl...
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  • As of this morning's weigh in, I'm down another 4 ozs for a running total of 14.4lbs. I didn't get as much exercise in as I should've this week. For whatever reason, I just wasn't motivated. I did continue to follow my WW plan with laser focus and found that I'm still consuming well below my daily points target. Next week's plan is to increase my activity level and to also try and consume my full points allowance. I think my lack of energy and the fact that I am under-eating negatively impacted my weight loss potential these past seven days.
    I'm a news junkie. In this business that kind of comes with the territory! I have been watching the fodder this week about NJ Governor Chris Christie with a grimace.
    I was discussing his unfortunate appearance on "Letterman" and the ensuing battle that followed with two of my co-workers the other morning. During that conversation one of them said something that really struck home and stuck with me.
    "No overweight person needs to be told that they're overweight".
    I don't personally know any person of size that is not aware of his or her size. We know we should lose weight. We know that obesity is unhealthy. We know that exercise and eating healthy foods are good for us. Heck, most of us have tried and failed so many times that we could probably qualify as certified counselors. Believe it or not we are probably more educated on fitness and diet than a lot of thin people because we have learned and relearned firsthand through our own successes and failures.
    Gov. Christie is in the spotlight because he shoved a doughnut in his mouth on "Letterman" as a joke. (It was a bad joke in my opinion, but that's my opinion.) The next day a doctor who helped Bill Clinton lose 30lbs made the remark that she was worried Christie would "die in office" because he is obese.
    I know that Gov. Christie could be a presidential candidate and that as such there is a lot of emphasis being put on his health. I also know as someone with a weight problem and relatively good lab results that it is possible to be fat and healthy as Gov. Christie professes to be.
    My point is that for all the rude comments made to or about a person fighting the battle of the bulge, it ultimately needs to be that person who decides to change their lifestyle. I made that choice 5 weeks ago and I hope that Gov. Christie does the same. Regardless, it should be his platform and not his waistline that matters.

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