Skip to comments.Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight
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
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.
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I can't notice it but it's obviously a good start. I wish RINO Cristie the best of health.
Oh good! They won’t have to widen doorways anymore.
“For the sake of his wife and kids”
Lol. Among other reasons.
His recent politics aside, I’m glad to hear it. He’s seriously risking a stroke and/or diabetes with that level of obesity.
My take on Christie?? After the half flag incident and the I Love Obama gig...He’s a political jerk.
That’s a nasty operation. Doctors are constantly pushing it; all he needed to do was Weight Watchers.
Yeah; he’s running for President.
He’s got a long way to go.
What do the doctors recommend for reducing a FAT HEAD!!!!!
And keep him in NJ. No longer can stomach him, stood up twice for Obama regarding superstorm Sandy.
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.
You beat me to it!
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.
“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.
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.
Lap band brain surgery?
He’s running for vice president.
He can take Obama to the prom.
I know a way he could lose 20 pounds of ugly fat, quick.
But then he would have no place to wear his hat.
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.
And when lap bands fail, OA is still there waiting.
Go to OA.org to find the help you need.
That leaves the field clear for Cruz.
This is the best set-up we've had since Reagan.
Very high fatality rate with these operations. Then again, so is doing nothing.
Maybe he will shrink down to nothing and just disappear.
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.
Hopefully they eliminated the liberal part of him.
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.
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!
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.
That’s odd, since he now looks heavier than he was last fall.
Now all he needs is a little plastic surgery to unstick his lips from 0bama's a$$.
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.
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.
...maybe if he stopped eating so much.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like some guys I saw at the Fillmore in '68, man.
What? Not that kind of band?
Never mind. Dude
Good for Gov. Christie. I wish him well.
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.
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.
Good! The more RINO’s in the primary pool the better.
I agree with your reasoning, but there has been one exception: Taft. He did OK, from what I have read about him.
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.
Congrats on your weight loss! Keep up the good work.