He realized he had to act and told his wife Susan the following morning: "Today is your day."
The former White House official then set up a basement gym with dumbbells, an elliptical and a treadmill.
He told the Post that he started exercising not every day but almost every day and started eating right. The weight started to drop. I tried to go down there five, six days a week, and hold it for at least a half an hour. It was not scientific. There wasn't a trainer or a dietician. It was me."
Former Kansas Congressman, said he gained weight after he was elected in 2010. Then, he gained more weight when he was made Secretary of State under former President Donald Trump.
He isn't alone in his desire to get into politics. Pompeo's West Point classmate David Urban said that he is currently traveling the globe, spending 13-14 hours in different locations, and different time zones. It's extremely difficult to maintain any kind of exercise program, let alone a routine. It's easy to lose sight of the task.
Pompeo was determined to make a difference and continued his weight loss efforts. He is proud to say that he has lost nearly 100 lbs. Since he set his goal.
Pompeo dismissed the notion that he was making adjustments in preparation for a possible political run. He told the Post, instead, that he was making changes in preparation for a future political run.
He said, "The truth is that I'm getting ready for 2044. I hope I'll still be around in 2054."
Fox News contributor, grateful for the support of his family in his weight loss journey, said that he still holds on to every tradition about gathering around the table.
IHOP remains a favourite, but Pompeo traded his favorite - pumpkin pancakes and syrup - in favor of a lighter option.
"We still go there together as a family -- it is important not to take away those traditions. He said that we now have turkey bacon and egg whites.