Heaven forbid this is not the case as I personally am a fan of Mike regardless of his political views. Former Governor Huckabee and I met last year for our film when his weight was significantly lower.
He and I met in regards to his book about his journey through weight loss and his success with implementing great new health initiatives in his home state as governor.
What an inspiration this man was.
Last night, the dreaded obesity curse reared it’s head as I watched Mike Huckabee on “The Jay Leno Show”. It looked as though the dream was over for Mike. His weight was significantly returning. I asked myself… had he failed? Did he disappoint all of his fans, let alone himself?
The answer is a resounding NO.
Mike and I suffer from many of the same problems with emotional eating and stress. We both at times felt that we had found the greatest success at dieting and weight loss, but ending up gaining a good portion back as more then 98% of Americans do when dieting.
I wonder how devastating and embarrassing this is for a public figure of his stature. For a while, when I was gaining my weight back, I refused to return to any restaurants or places where people knew me.
On the other hand, Governor Huckabee has not gone into hiding with his head down. He is out there on his show on Fox News every week and I respect him so much for doing so.
I truly believe that Mike and I will both find a way to rid our weight in a positive approach. The hard work surely will not have an immediate result, but it will be for our long term well being and happiness that goes along with it.
So Mike, if you are reading this… please know you are not alone and that I respect you more now than I ever have.
You will find your way in this battle of obesity, along with most Americans one day.
You have found thin once and you will again.
Best of luck to Mike and everyone out there who is in this battle as well.