Sunday, April 15, 2007
Welcome Mike Huckabee to a FinalFifty.com interview
The Captain is playing a belated april fools joke on all my fans. But seriously gang, a final fifty congratulations to Governor Mike Huckabee. He has lost over 100 lbs,like the Captain, and kept it off. Here is the most reliable source on the internet,WIKIPEDIA.COM, story on how the Governor journeyed from being a big fattie to a FIT and Trim future president.
Health advocacy and personal weight loss
When elected governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee was significantly overweight. During 2003, physicians diagnosed the governor with adult-onset diabetes and informed him that he would not live more than 10 years if he did not lose weight. Prompted by this diagnosis (as well as the subsequent death of former Governor Frank D. White, whose obesity led to a fatal heart attack), Huckabee went on a diet. Huckabee subsequently lost over 110 pounds, according to a New York Times article at a pace so rapid that "it was as if he simply unzipped a fat suit and stepped out."
He has publicly recounted his previous burdens as an overweight man: the steps of the Arkansas capitol building from the entrance of the building up to the Governor's office were so long and steep that Huckabee would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs; Huckabee secretly feared that he would be interviewed by media at the top of the steps, and that he would be unable to respond appropriately due to his overexertion and breathlessness.
Huckabee has talked about his weight loss and made health care reform a major component of his later tenure as governor. This has included a well-received series of productive dialogues between leaders in the food industry and leaders in public health.
Huckabee ran in the 2006 New York City Marathon.