We've all heard the scrutiny of Chris Christie being dubbed too fat to be president largely because the American people are too shallow to accept it on the whole. Apparently, we like our Presidents to be slim and trim with a good head of hair and a Disney sparkling white smile.
As always, I read articles and then I don't read the comments because, well...people are evil when they think they are anonymous. I stumbled on a comment on Twitter and then read more and well...Gov. Christie is getting hammered because some people think that the weight-loss surgery is a cowards way out. Someone not strong enough to put in the work and time to lose weight naturally via diet and exercise.
Then...it sounds as if Gov. Christie's camp kinda felt that people would think this way because, well, they tried to keep it a secret.
I recently became aware of a blogger's journey via weight loss surgery and she was EXTREMELY candid about her process. Honestly, it was fascinating to read because I don't know or "know" of anyone personally who shared their journey that candidly. I know a couple of people who shared it with their nearest and dearest but that's it. Most folks keep it under wraps as if they are ashamed of their decision ala Star Jones, who tried to get folks to believe that Pilate's was her method for losing the weight she lost so rapidly when...well...um...no.
I don't necessarily think it's anyone's business how someone chooses to lose their weight but I do always wonder about people who want it to be some big secret they take to their grave and whispered about by those who know. I know someone who had a relative show up for the holidays after losing a tremendous amount of weight and then got pissed when everyone told them how good they looked. I've heard of friendships being lost when someone accidentally said something about their weight loss surgery in front of someone who didn't know they had the surgery. I know of someone who had the surgery and thinks no one knows they have had the surgery and yet...everyone does. And they would SO care that everyone does.
And I wonder about that because, from what I understand about the process, you have to have some type of therapy in order to make sure you're mentally in the space needed to have the surgery, but I could be wrong. Because hey...if you were mentally ready and doing it for all the right reasons for you and your health...would you really keep it a big secret as if you're ashamed of it?
Or is that some ish that comes from society-at-large and doesn't have anything to do with the person who had the surgery?
What do YOU think? Do YOU think this makes Gov. Christie look weaker in the eyes of the American voter?
Oh...and DON'T read any comments on ANY article out there regarding. It's pretty sad.