Thursday, May 09, 2013
Reading this news today that NJ governor Chris Christie had lap band surgery to reduce weight was disappointing to me. I don't want to knock anyone for doing it I think doing what you have to in order to lose weight is good. I just wish being a public figure that they would not take this route. I think it is important if you are in a role model position that you show people it can be done through hardwork and dedication. I don't know the specific details I know some people have certain health issues that may prompt the choice my concerns are 1. surgery does not fix underlying causes (ie emotional eating) 2. This should be a last resort not the only solution. In his case this may have been he may have been trying and trying with no results. I'm happy for people who make the decision to lose and I am happy that he has decided to get healthy I just wish more celebs etc would show "real" people that they can do it too doing the same things that we have to go through. That they have to tackle emotional demons, learn to eat correctly not through force of a shrunken stomach pouch, and that they have to get out and exercise. I contemplated the surgery when I was at a point of I would lose 20 and then gain it back and often plus some. I would not discourage someone from taking this route if they need to I think I am just contemplating the decision by the governor because I like the saying "be the change you want to see in the world." He is changing and getting healthy will inspire people no matter what I think it can lead some to despair believing that surgery is the only way to go and not everyone can afford this type of action.