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N.J. Gov. Christie looks to slim down with secret stomach surgery
WashingtonTimes ^ | May 7, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:35 AM PDT by Daffynition

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie underwent lap band surgery in February in hopes of losing some weight for his family — fueling additional speculation that he is trying to slim down for a 2016 presidential bid.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that Mr. Christie said his friends and family helped convinced him to have the operation and that the Republican decided to have the procedure after turning 50 years old in September.

“I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” Mr. Christie told The Post. “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”

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He should follow Coulter around and eat what she eats.

He makes this sound like a mid-life crisis deal...wonder if he's going to buy a red Corvette?

1 posted on 05/07/2013 8:58:35 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Maybe his Kenyan boyfriend threatened to leave him.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 9:01:20 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Daffynition

Say what you want about his politics but on this issue, I wish him only the best. He obviously struggles with his weight and for a lot of people, it isn’t simply a matter of eating better and exercising more. He realizes that he will die at a relatively young age if he doesn’t do something about his weight. I hope it works and then we can all criticize a slim Chris Christie.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 9:04:06 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Daffynition
Maybe this will help wipe out some of the fat cells that are clearly clogging the synapses in his brain.

They is sumthin definitely wrong widdat boy's brain.

4 posted on 05/07/2013 9:05:01 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Daffynition
He makes this sound like a mid-life crisis deal...wonder if he's going to buy a red Corvette?

More likely a Harley.

5 posted on 05/07/2013 9:06:01 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Daffynition

He’s running, and by running I mean for POTUS. There is no way that lard ass is physically running. Although I struggle with my weight, I manage to keep it down but it is not fun. I live for anything dark chocolate. That stated, I know three people who’ve had gastric bypass surgery and they’ve all gained back their weight and then some.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 9:07:05 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Daffynition

He’s a cheater. Not up for the hard work required, so he cheats.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Agree with you here. I think he’s right on some things/wrong on some things, but I am glad to see he’s looking out for his health and that he can be there for his kids.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 9:08:02 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Daffynition

I wish him all the luck in the world on this count but the surgury is not magic bullet. I know three people who have doe this and they all put the weight back on in a few years. At 50 it is very difficult to lose weight of this magniture and keep it off. It takes a radical change in lifestyle and tremendous disipline. I’ve learned by experience there are no easy fixes and I only had to lose about 60-65 pounds.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Daffynition

He needed something.
Doesn’t appear any thinner to me.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Daffynition

Well I would never vote for the guy for President because he’s a terminal RINO but I hope he loses weight and gets healthier.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 9:09:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Daffynition

Just make his mouth a lot smaller or something.

(Sorry FReepers; I am a truly a hypocrite and need to lose 15 right now. But the idea works, doesn’t it?)


12 posted on 05/07/2013 9:11:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Daffynition

Nothing wrong with that. I’ve known sever very fat men who have had stomach surgery and have lots lots of weight.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 9:11:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Daffynition

Ever how much weight he loses...there will still be too much of him, as far as I’m concerned.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 9:13:18 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ve known sever = I’ve known several...

Where did the al go?


15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It most certainly is about eating less


16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:14:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

>They is sumthin definitely wrong widdat boy’s brain.<

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RINO brain — that’s all.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Daffynition
I wish him success and applaud his decision.
Prayers for continued good health :)
18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:16:39 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: 353FMG

He’s beyond RINO, he’s a Democrat in all but name.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

wish him the very best. He, at times, is brilliant and I love how he can disarm most people in a debate.

He does join the RINO herd way too often though so lets hope that in addition to losing weight, he loses the RINO herd mentality.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 9:17:34 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Daffynition
He makes this sound like a mid-life crisis deal...wonder if he's going to buy a red Corvette?

Oh, that'll be about 200 pounds from now.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Daffynition

secret?


22 posted on 05/07/2013 9:19:50 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Daffynition

Yeah, because Christie was beginning to resemble the government that the republican establishment wants to put him in charge of: big, fat, and out of control (as was once said of Tip O’Neil).


23 posted on 05/07/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: circlecity

A lot of the success depends on the type of surgery. You can out eat and gain on any of them but there are drastic differences in the success rates between the various types. I had my surgery almost 8 years ago and still wear size 8 jeans.

I’m still a food addict, but my surgery still fights a good part of the battle for me.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Daffynition
Christie about 30 years and 300 pounds ago....


25 posted on 05/07/2013 9:22:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Daffynition
From the article:

"“A week or two ago, I went to a steakhouse and ordered a steak and ate about a third of it and I was full,” Mr. Christie told The Post."

Slow learner, that Chris Christie.

26 posted on 05/07/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: onyx

I doubt very much he’s doing this for anything other than his public image, if or not he runs for Pres. He will continue in politics and likely an eye on a position in Washington.... and knows his weight gets in the way.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 9:25:22 AM PDT by caww
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To: dfwgator

Yes, he’s a democrat who is not afraid to take on democrat organizations to push his policy. He is excellent in addressing the education pension problems. Beyond that, he’s left of center on most issues. He’s actually relatively good on abortion issues, but terrible on guns, terror, etc.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Daffynition

He’s a soon-to-be host of MSNBC. They adore that moose over there. No offense to moose’s. meece?


29 posted on 05/07/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Wurlitzer

If/after he loses the weight you can bet your bottom dollar that he will be like the idiot in New York or Mochelle except on steroids about everyone’s weight in NJ.

The “I did it, so can you” mentality seems to set in.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 9:29:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

>>He obviously struggles with his weight...

Actually, it looks like he hasn’t struggled a bit.

>>...for a lot of people, it isn’t simply a matter of eating better and exercising more.

No, it’s about eating LESS and exercising SOME.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: stuartcr
secret?

Right! We missed the obvious. Here it is online and in the press, splattered like blueberry syrup spread over a tall stack of pancakes with fried catfish (all-you-can-eat).

Some secret. Well, it should be apparent if it works...shirley before he succombs.
32 posted on 05/07/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: dfwgator

There is virtually not a single position he has taken that I would agree with as a real conservative. I hope his operation goes well but I’d as soon he became a democrat or disappeared forever - total negative for conservatives and freedom loving American patriots.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 9:34:37 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: caww

He has young children. He looked like a heart attack waiting to happen. I know he’s politically ambitious, too. You’re right about that.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Daffynition
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie underwent lap band surgery in February in hopes of losing some weight for his family — fueling additional speculation that he is trying to slim down for a 2016 presidential bid.

Christie 2016? No Thanks...

35 posted on 05/07/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: Daffynition
Secret?


36 posted on 05/07/2013 9:37:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Daffynition

He could lose three tons and he’d still be full of crap.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 9:38:17 AM PDT by Yankee (My President is a Fascist)
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To: Grams A
The “I did it, so can you” mentality seems to set in.

Seems to me that many of the (famous) persons who dieted and lost weight are paid endorsers.

Now, as for us ex-smokers, you are spot on. Some of us suffer from that irritating mentality or something.
38 posted on 05/07/2013 9:38:52 AM PDT by Resettozero
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secret stomach surgery

He had his gag reflex removed so that he could praise Obama without involuntarily spewing bile all over the podium...


39 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Wonder if he's using the same surgeon as Michelle?? Once the weight is gone, they have to cut the "stretched skin" off.

If he didn't eat like a pig, he wouldn't look like a pig.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 9:43:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Daffynition

One wonders exactly where they’re going to obtain this “secret stomach”.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 9:44:07 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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“He’s beyond RINO, he’s a Democrat in all but name.”

Maybe he’ll run as Hillary;s VP, in a bi-partisan ticket. If she wins, she’ll lock him in a closet’


42 posted on 05/07/2013 9:46:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Two colleagues of mine had this surgery. It is a very serious operation. Initially both people did pretty well, and lost a lot of weight. Within a year’s time, both had an obesity problem [again].


43 posted on 05/07/2013 9:47:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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He’s a soon-to-be host of MSNBC. They adore that moose over there. No offense to moose’s. meece?

Moozes, I think.
44 posted on 05/07/2013 9:48:32 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: stuartcr

LOL...SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHSH!


45 posted on 05/07/2013 9:49:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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Not enough self control to eat responsibly and exercise but thinks he can exercise control of other things like profligate government spending?


46 posted on 05/07/2013 9:49:21 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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N.J. Gov. Christie looks to slim down with secret stomach surgery,

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

47 posted on 05/07/2013 9:53:10 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Daffynition

He would be lucky to lose 100 pounds through surgery. He would have better results with a dedicated trainer and nutritionist for a reduced calorie diet.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:30 AM PDT by mohresearcher
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Not enough self control to eat responsibly and exercise but thinks he can exercise control of other things like profligate government spending?

THAT is really the crucial, central point against many of our overweight political leaders, either party.
49 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:17 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOLZ


50 posted on 05/07/2013 9:56:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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