Talk is spreading throughout our Garden State and abroad that Governor Christie knows he can win the U.S. Presidential election. Which year, he is not saying.
This is what I am saying. I am currently an overweight mom of three kids. If you calculate my BMI (Body Mass Index) as determined by the National Institute of Health, I am not just overweight I am OBESE (by one point, for the record).
Throughout my childhood I was overweight, losing pounds periodically. Only when I went to therapy and properly dealt with my issues and past traumas did all the weight finally shed from my frame, revealing my authentic self… a self formerly protected and guarded by the fat surrounding by body and soul.
When I entered my PhD program at an athletic and slim size six (at a healthy weight for my height) I hoped to develop a psychologically and spiritually healthy weight loss and maintenance program. I know firsthand that being fat… being overweight… being obese screams, “My life is not balanced physically, mentally or emotionally. I am out of control.”
Currently with three little children and massive sleep deprivation, I know I am completely remiss and thus, obese.
So, Governor Christie, although I believe you are doing a decent job trying to balance New Jersey’s budget, I know you are not balancing your life.
What issues are you trying to hide? What childhood traumas do you refuse to work through? Do you suffer from depression? Do you lack proper coping mechanisms? Can you really handle the stressors of Presidency when you cannot control the food you put in your mouth? I know I couldn’t at this point in my life.
Remember when Bill Clinton ran for President? We witnessed him on the news… footage of him jogging everywhere, even to McDonald’s to meet and greet our country folk. Bill Clinton weighed HALF of what Christie weighs and he felt it necessary to show the American people that his health mattered and would negatively or positively contributed to his ability to lead our nation. And even with his weight loss, Clinton still ended up with heart issues; and they probably would have been more severe if he maintained an overweight lifestyle.
So, can you imagine Christie running down the Long Branch or Seaside boardwalk? Or jogging around the track at Sickles Field in Little Silver or the loop around Dorbrook Park? Maybe, though, at his weight, his doctor would recommend walking at first, to be easy on the heart.
I can imagine it and I want to imagine it. Imagine what a GOOD role model Christie would be for our state and our nation! What a great role model he would be for his eldest son who is already noticeably a little chunkie. Children are our best mirrors. I hated being a fat kid and I would have loved to be active with my parents. (That’s why now I always make my kids go for a walk or garden or play outside— almost everyday.)
So Governor Christie, take it from this obese stay-at-home mom, take your health seriously. You are not fit to run for President, no matter how confident and cocky you are on the outside.
Learn a lesson from Bill Clinton… lose weight!
And remember, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. As Governor Christie sits on the same morbidly obese wall, he awaits a similar fate if he fails to get his body active and his life in control.
Governor Christie… bust a move and do the Humpty Hump!!!
This is an original post for Jersey Moms Blog by Brenda Milouchev, a New Jersey mom. A smaller version of this article was originally posted on Technorati. However, Brenda wanted to expand on the content and make it more Jersey-esque for the wonderful Jersey Moms Blog readers.
Photo credit given to the State of New Jersey. Video credit given to Digital Underground on YouTube.