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Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight
NY Post.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO

Posted on 05/07/2013 5:05:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight

By TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO Last Updated: 3:59 AM, May 7, 2013 Posted: 3:01 AM, May 7, 2013

EXCLUSIVE

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids, he revealed to The Post last night.

The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; lapband; obesity; surgery; weight
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 5:05:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
... he has already shed nearly 40 pounds.

I can't notice it but it's obviously a good start. I wish RINO Cristie the best of health.

2 posted on 05/07/2013 5:08:29 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh good! They won’t have to widen doorways anymore.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 5:08:42 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: KeyLargo

“For the sake of his wife and kids”

Lol. Among other reasons.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 5:08:46 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: KeyLargo

His recent politics aside, I’m glad to hear it. He’s seriously risking a stroke and/or diabetes with that level of obesity.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 5:09:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: KeyLargo

My take on Christie?? After the half flag incident and the I Love Obama gig...He’s a political jerk.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 5:09:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: luvbach1

That’s a nasty operation. Doctors are constantly pushing it; all he needed to do was Weight Watchers.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 5:12:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Toespi

Yeah; he’s running for President.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: KeyLargo

He’s got a long way to go.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 5:15:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: KeyLargo

What do the doctors recommend for reducing a FAT HEAD!!!!!


10 posted on 05/07/2013 5:18:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yeah; he’s running for President.

He doesn't run for anything. That's why he needs surgery.
11 posted on 05/07/2013 5:18:45 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: KeyLargo
Good.

And keep him in NJ. No longer can stomach him, stood up twice for Obama regarding superstorm Sandy.

12 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:00 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: miss marmelstein
That’s a nasty operation. Doctors are constantly pushing it; all he needed to do was Weight Watchers.

That needs will power. If Christie had it he wouldn't have weighed 350 (that's a guess but he looked at least that). Not mocking him. It's a difficult problem that those who don't have it find hard to understand.

13 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Doc Savage

You beat me to it!


14 posted on 05/07/2013 5:24:55 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: luvbach1
His left leg weighs 350.

Glad he's doing something about it, but I've known people who've plowed right through the lap band and have eaten enough to maintain the weight.

15 posted on 05/07/2013 5:26:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“Weight Loss Surgery” is another way of saying “No Willpower.” I dropped over 150 lb. after college by simply modifying my diet and exercising every day. It requires an intense commitment to better health, something Christie obviously doesn’t have time to do. Sad.

They’ll use this against him if he ever runs for a higher office.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 5:28:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Gastric bypass surgery is indeed very “nasty”, but Christie didn’t have that type of surgery; he had lap band surgery, which is much less invasive and very low risk. As for your assertion that all Christie had to do was go to Weight Watchers: give me a break. People who have big appetites and who eat when they are stressed have been failing at WW for decades. Christie was smart to have the surgery.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 5:31:20 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Doc Savage

Lap band brain surgery?


18 posted on 05/07/2013 5:32:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rarestia
Good for you that you have will power. Why gloat about it?
19 posted on 05/07/2013 5:32:21 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: KeyLargo

He’s running for vice president.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 5:33:27 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: KeyLargo

He can take Obama to the prom.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 5:33:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (E)
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To: KeyLargo

I know a way he could lose 20 pounds of ugly fat, quick.

But then he would have no place to wear his hat.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 5:34:55 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: KeyLargo

They insert salt saline into him. I go into shock with that stuff. I did when having a cat scan; so I can’t have it.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 5:35:52 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dead

And when lap bands fail, OA is still there waiting.

Go to OA.org to find the help you need.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 5:36:49 AM PDT by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because Americans are stupid.)
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To: KeyLargo
I hope Christie runs, so he can split the RINO money with Jeb.

That leaves the field clear for Cruz.

This is the best set-up we've had since Reagan.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 5:37:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: KeyLargo

26 posted on 05/07/2013 5:37:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: miss marmelstein
That’s a nasty operation. Doctors are constantly pushing it; all he needed to do was Weight Watchers.

Very high fatality rate with these operations. Then again, so is doing nothing.

27 posted on 05/07/2013 5:38:46 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe he will shrink down to nothing and just disappear.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 5:39:21 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: KeyLargo

If a man allows himself to gorge to the point he is actually grossly obese, and doesn’t have the will power and determination to gain control of his weight without drastic surgery, then I don’t see him having the mental strength and control of his own will to be a satisfactory president of the US.

We already have a butterfly brain who cannot control his own urges occupying the White House - we don’t need a successor.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 5:43:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (E)
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To: KeyLargo

Hopefully they eliminated the liberal part of him.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 5:44:31 AM PDT by kempster
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To: KeyLargo

My wife had the same lap band surgery about 6 years ago with excellent results. Weight loss with the band is slower than with the more common gastric bypass, but the band is reversible.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 5:44:57 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: rarestia

I absolutely hate the idea of will power when it comes to battling addictions long-term... what you did to lose weight and keep it off was better than relying on will power... you had a change in lifestyle... it became a discipline... white-knuckling and will power have their value, but mostly for short- term fixes... btw, good for you!


32 posted on 05/07/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: KeyLargo

I have no interest in Christie’s weight. What bothers me is the heft of the big government he champions, the fat in the bloated budgets he supports, and the loss of weight given to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights when he tips the scales of justice the wrong way.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 5:53:57 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: KeyLargo

That’s odd, since he now looks heavier than he was last fall.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: luvbach1
Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight

Now all he needs is a little plastic surgery to unstick his lips from 0bama's a$$.

35 posted on 05/07/2013 5:59:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: KeyLargo

Have two friends who each went through this surgery - after a few months they looked like entirely different people. As in 305 to 145 pounds, and 350ish to 190.

Not a fan of Gov. Christie, but wish him well.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 6:06:00 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: utahagen

Who said I was gloating? I put most of that weight back on after I got married. I just said it was possible without surgery.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 6:06:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: KeyLargo

...maybe if he stopped eating so much.


38 posted on 05/07/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: utahagen

Give yourself a break. My husband has lost tons of weight on the WW’s program. It takes commitment, time and, yes, willpower. And it can be done - people heavier than Christie have done it.


39 posted on 05/07/2013 6:09:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: utahagen
As for your assertion that all Christie had to do was go to Weight Watchers: give me a break. People who have big appetites and who eat when they are stressed have been failing at WW for decades.

I've got to disagree regarding Weight Watchers. I was the weakest-willed person on the planet and have dropped 75 pounds so far using the on-line Weight Watchers program.

Easiest thing I ever did. What is nice about their program is that it allows you to have all the fresh fruit that you want, so there's never a feeling of depriving oneself.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 6:13:42 AM PDT by The Duke
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41 posted on 05/07/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: KeyLargo

The only way this turkey will get the nomination for President in 2016 is if the GOP can effectively split the conservative vote like they did with Romney, Santorum and Gingrich.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 6:16:04 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: The Great RJ
but the band is reversible.

Sounds like some guys I saw at the Fillmore in '68, man.

What? Not that kind of band?

Never mind. Dude

43 posted on 05/07/2013 6:18:37 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: KeyLargo

Good for Gov. Christie. I wish him well.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 6:24:53 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Clinton/Christie 2016 you heard it here first.

It will be hailed as the bringing together of the parties for the good of America. Hillary and Christie embracing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Hillary brings the dims and fat boy brings the RINO’s. Basically a 60%+ percentage win because stupid people will buy it as a stride to put politics aside.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 6:24:59 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: utahagen

And I have known people who have lost all they needed on Weight Watchers, and then tried to return to a limited normal diet and wound up gaining it all back. Will power, sedentary jobs, and body metabolism are all factors.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: KeyLargo

Good! The more RINO’s in the primary pool the better.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 6:27:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Iron Munro
...I don’t see him having the mental strength and control of his own will to be a satisfactory president of the US.

I agree with your reasoning, but there has been one exception: Taft. He did OK, from what I have read about him.

48 posted on 05/07/2013 6:29:05 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: utahagen; rarestia
Interesting viewpoints one post after the next.

One size doesn't fit all, and I hope that Christie went on the advice of his physicians.

I'm a "Fuhrmaniac", i.e. the regimen developed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his book "Eat to Live". He stresses a diet of "greens and beans", and plenty of exercise.

I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal of dropping 45 lbs, which will get me down to 180, the same weight I carried when I graduated from Jump School 37 years ago. That's a far different situation from Christie's.

49 posted on 05/07/2013 6:33:34 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Congrats on your weight loss! Keep up the good work.


50 posted on 05/07/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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