Huckabee to Write Book About Weight Loss

July 22, 2004--Posted at 10:55 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is writing another book, but this book has nothing to do with politics and winning, and everything to do with losing.

"This is one area that I'm really happy to be a loser," said Huckabee.

Huckabee is a loser when in comes to shedding pounds.  Since June of last year the governor has lost 105 pounds. He says that loss puts his weight at, "just about right. I don't mean to be coy, but I try to tell people it's not how much you weigh.  You should worry about the other markers. Weight is just one element."

With that advice in hand, Governor Huckbee is writing a book about his weight loss experience hoping to help others change their bad habits.

"The issue to me is not so much weight as it was a lifetime of bad habits," said Huckabee.  "Having to unlearn the bad behavior so I could learn the good behavior was the real work."

The governor has kept a journal of his journey through weight loss and says his book won't divulge any secrets.

"It's not so much that it's a secret, but I have learned some things and if what I've been through this can help somebody else, I feel like I'm one begger telling another begger where to find bread," said Huckabee.

Whether bread will be a part of the governor's weight loss plan remains to be seen, we'll just have to wait for the book to be released, probably next spring.