Christie Angry at Clothes Not Fitting Is What Tipped Lap-Band Decision

Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:13 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened up this week about what prompted him to get weight-loss surgery, saying he would often get angry with himself when he couldn't fit into his clothes.

"The things that really got me down, the moments where I would say to myself, 'Why can't I beat this? Why can't I do better?', it would be when I'd be going out with [wife] Mary Pat on a Friday night or Saturday night," Christie said Tuesday at a book signing event in Princeton, N.J.

"I'd be changing out of my professional clothes... and would go to casual clothes that I didn't wear a lot, and then something wouldn't fit. That's when I'd really be angry with myself."

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Christie, 50, underwent secret lap-band surgery in February and publically announced it last week. He said the decision was based on his commitment to his family.

"It's not a career issue for me. It is a long-term health issue for me. And that is the basis upon which I made my decision," Christie said, adding that "the steps I've taken are for me, and Mary Pat, and the kids."

At Tuesday's book signing, Christie tackled his detractors who criticized the surgery as "insane and over-the-top."

"It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you’ll be fine,'" he said.

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The governor did, however, say he appreciated comments from those concerned about his health.

"Especially older women will say things to me in a motherly way, like, ‘You know, if you lost 30 pounds, you would be so handsome,'" Christie said. "I don't mind those kinds of conversations where people say, 'I'm concerned about you; we need you to be governor, we need you to lose weight.'"

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