Obama: Going gray, but not losing weight

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2009 6:02 AM

President Barack Obama says he feels the pressure of being commander-in-chief but it's not causing him to lose weight.

Obama says media reports that he's skipping meals and shedding pounds under the stress of deciding a new Afghanistan war strategy are untrue. He says his weight fluctuates about five pounds and has for the last thirty years.

Obama did admit that he's going gray, but says that may be more a symptom of age than the presidency. He says that while the multitude of issues facing the country do weigh on him, being president is a privledge.

Obama spoke during interviews with CBS News and NBC News.