Mike Pompeo has lost close to 100-pounds by making some lifestyle changes.

The former Secretary of State spoke about what fueled him to make a change in his diet. He said it began back in June 2021 after using a weight scale and seeing he was close to 300 pounds, the heaviest he had ever been.

Pompeo decided he wanted better his health and told his wife Susan the next morning, “Today is the day.”

He then set up an at home gym in his basement, filling it with all sorts of fitness equipment to be dedicated to his goal.

“I started exercising, not every day, and eating right and the weight just started to come off,” he told The New York Post. “I tried to get down there five, six times a week and stay at it for a half-hour or so. And that was nothing scientific. There was no trainer, there was no dietician. It was just me.”

The former White House official said he started gaining weight back in 2010 when he was first elected for public office. He continued gaining weight when he was appointed C.I.A. director, and later, Secretary of State, under former President Donald Trump.

Limited time and managing the pressures of his job made Pompeo to turn to fast food like cheeseburgers and sweets.

“He isn’t the first person who goes into politics and, because of the demands of the job, gained weight. He’s traveling all over the world, flying 13,14 hours, at different places, different time zones,” Pompeo’s West Point classmate David Urban told The Post. “It’s incredibly difficult to keep any type of routine, let alone an exercise regimen. You kind of put yourself behind the job.”

The former Kansas Congressman, who is widely believed to preparing to run for president in 2021, was determined to be healthier and ended up losing 90 pounds in six months, closer to his goal.

Pompeo said the motivation behind his lifestyle change wasn’t any upcoming moves to enter back into politics, but to live a long, full life with family.

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