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(CNN)   Chris Christie admits he had weight loss surgery in February, presumably administered by the worst doctor in the world   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 133
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2013-05-07 09:48:58 AM  
He should keep the weight on and run as the 'Jolly' candidate for 2016.
 
2013-05-07 09:56:47 AM  
He lost weight?

If he turns around, he'll find it.
 
2013-05-07 09:57:02 AM  
Every time your hand goes up, your mouth opens.

/Stop that
 
2013-05-07 09:58:07 AM  
Christie's 2016 slogan: "I'll take that 3am call because I'll be up due to heartburn."
 
2013-05-07 09:58:26 AM  
Can't wait for him to be the next president. A real personality that doesn't tolerate political bs.
 
2013-05-07 09:58:38 AM  
 He should have gone ahead and done the full gastric bypass....  I just don't see that lapband holding out in that gut for too long...
 
2013-05-07 09:59:41 AM  
He is toast with the republicans anyway. It's a cinch that he can be governor of NJ, but he will never be elected to a national position as an R. He consorted I tell ya, CONSORTED.
 
2013-05-07 10:00:30 AM  
I had LapBand in 2008.  I weigh around 5 pounds more than I did the day of my surgery.  My new insurance carrier won't cover its removal, nor its conversion to a gastric bypass - but they've covered the heart-related problems I've had since, which have cost 5x more.  Idiots.

If you're going to go to the length of having weight loss surgery, don't mess with the band - have the gastric bypass.
 
2013-05-07 10:00:53 AM  
Now that it's swim suit season, I find it hard to be snarky about CC's weight.
 
2013-05-07 10:01:14 AM  
To prevent it?
 
2013-05-07 10:01:51 AM  

Doc_Gerbil: He is toast with the republicans anyway. It's a cinch that he can be governor of NJ, but he will never be elected to a national position as an R. He consorted I tell ya, CONSORTED.


Once he worked with Obama after a major natural storm hit the state, his chances of being the republican candidate were instantly gone.
 
2013-05-07 10:01:59 AM  
Subby, he lost 50 pounds already.
So I don't think his doctor is bad.
 
2013-05-07 10:02:08 AM  

great_tigers: Can't wait for him to be the next president. A real personality that doesn't tolerate political bs.


if he wants to be the GOP candidate, he has to get rid of the personality.  they don't like that there.

I've also heard him call things like birtherism and Sharia Law crazy, so that won't fly with the nutbars.
 
2013-05-07 10:02:33 AM  
He's lost ~40 lbs already.....
 
2013-05-07 10:04:58 AM  
The band doesn't get filled at all until at least a month after the surgery. There's also about a years follow-up where they adjust the tightness of the band so there's not too much restriction but just enough that you'll lose weight.
 
2013-05-07 10:05:41 AM  
lap band < gastric bypass.  He probably should have went for the bypass considering he's quite large...
 
2013-05-07 10:06:08 AM  

mactheknife: I had LapBand in 2008.  I weigh around 5 pounds more than I did the day of my surgery.  My new insurance carrier won't cover its removal, nor its conversion to a gastric bypass - but they've covered the heart-related problems I've had since, which have cost 5x more.  Idiots.

If you're going to go to the length of having weight loss surgery, don't mess with the band - have the gastric bypass.


Should've just worn your belt really tight.
 
2013-05-07 10:06:33 AM  

ferretman: He's lost ~40 lbs already.....


No.
 
2013-05-07 10:08:20 AM  
 
2013-05-07 10:10:21 AM  

mactheknife: I had LapBand in 2008.  I weigh around 5 pounds more than I did the day of my surgery.  My new insurance carrier won't cover its removal, nor its conversion to a gastric bypass - but they've covered the heart-related problems I've had since, which have cost 5x more.  Idiots.


did you try eating less and exercising more?
 
2013-05-07 10:10:46 AM  
You can take the fat out of the man, but you can't take the man out of the fat
 
2013-05-07 10:11:50 AM  
So 2016 is Christie vs. Clinton then?
 
2013-05-07 10:12:09 AM  
I contemplated having something like this done a few years ago. I was about 120 lbs overweight.

Decided to eat less and exercise. It works.

/former fattie
 
2013-05-07 10:13:39 AM  
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2013-05-07 10:13:55 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: mactheknife: I had LapBand in 2008.  I weigh around 5 pounds more than I did the day of my surgery.  My new insurance carrier won't cover its removal, nor its conversion to a gastric bypass - but they've covered the heart-related problems I've had since, which have cost 5x more.  Idiots.

did you try eating less and exercising more?


I actually went vegetarian for the first year.  My surgeon was a hack and the aftercare was botched.  Badly.  Sadly, by the time I realized things weren't working as they should've been, my employer's insurance carrier had changed, and I was hosed.
 
2013-05-07 10:14:49 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: ferretman: He's lost ~40 lbs already.....

No.


I'd believe it.  As someone who's lost 40 pounds and more (sadly, the same 40 pounds many, many times), virtually nobody can tell the difference between 300 and 260.  Which is honestly one of the more depressing things about dieting.
 
2013-05-07 10:18:51 AM  
Should've gone full Roux-en-Y at his size, the band should be reserved for more moderate cases. So often they  wind up slipping, losing effectiveness, or the patient learns to eat "around" the band and winds up back where they were and even more depressed.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:40 AM  
mactheknife

I had LapBand in 2008. I weigh around 5 pounds more than I did the day of my surgery. My new insurance carrier won't cover its removal, nor its conversion to a gastric bypass - but they've covered the heart-related problems I've had since, which have cost 5x more. Idiots.

Riiight. They're the idiots because you shovel fat into your face by the pitch-fork full, then sit on your tubby ass all day whining about it rather than getting some exercise.

Take some farking responsibility for once in your miserable life.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:48 AM  

spentmiles: [obvious trolling about fat people]


I thought you lot were supposed to be jolly?

/You sound like a self-hating fatty.
 
2013-05-07 10:20:18 AM  
You know what is working for me? Eat less and get up off your ass occasionally.

I know it doesn't work that way for everyone, but it is working for me.

I can't really snark too much about it though. It is HARD, like everything else in life that's worth doing.
 
2013-05-07 10:21:06 AM  
Weight loss surgery doesn't do anything if you continue to eat like a pig.
 
2013-05-07 10:21:55 AM  
People that large don't grow old, much less ones that hold jobs involving great stress.

It'd be better if he lead by example and did it through diet and exercise, but this is still something the nation needs to see its leader do: stop being fat.
 
2013-05-07 10:22:00 AM  

Lawnchair:  Which is honestly one of the more depressing things about dieting.


I assumed just the whole 'being fat' was the depressing part.

I keed!
When I was younger and could eat anything I wanted day or night and not gain a pound, I couldn't comprehend the struggles of weight loss/diet.
Now that I am pushing 40, I totally understand. It is a daily effort to keep weight off.
 
2013-05-07 10:22:56 AM  

TwistedFark: I contemplated having something like this done a few years ago. I was about 120 lbs overweight.

Decided to eat less and exercise. It works.

/former fattie



If you're overweight, there are three rules to remember:

1) It's what you eat.
2) It's what you eat.
3) It's what you eat.

BTW, did I mention that it's what you eat? I don't care how much exercise you do, it's possible to out-eat any exercise program. Trust me, I did it. Multiple times. I was riding 200+ miles a week, and rode one of the toughest bike rides in the country.....(102 miles, 11K feet of climbing), and GAINED weight while training. Last fall, I rode a 100+mile bike ride, while weighing 250 lbs. Granted, it was a flat ride, but it really wasn't that hard. I had to take a good, hard look at what I was eating and why- and while there are lots of things working in that, I found that in order to weigh less, I had to eat less. The trick was to learn how to do it without going crazy from hunger or anxiety.

1) Eat because you're actually hungry...and not stressed, anxious or bored.
2) Track what, how much, and when / why you're eating. Accountability works wonders.
3) Never eat anything that you don't know what's in it.
4) Eat real food. If it comes in a box or bag, it's probably not real food.
5) Drink water. Not soda, tea, coffee, or diet soda. Water, and lots of it.

Exercise is good - it makes you fit. It HELPS you lose weight, but 80% of weight loss will come simply from reducing calories.

On November 15th, I weighed 250.5 lbs. This AM, I weighed in @ 188. I've got 13 lbs to my goal weight. It's not been easy, but it's taken more focus than actual work.
 
2013-05-07 10:23:02 AM  
presumably administered by the worst doctor in the world

ObamaCare doctor.
 
2013-05-07 10:24:00 AM  

ChrisDe: So 2016 is Christie vs. Clinton then?


Never happen. The teabaggers would never let a consorter like CC through the primary. 2016 is going to be a hoot if the tea tards are still around. Anyone that passes the tea test is never going to be palatable to the general public. The repub party is screwed.
Besides Hilary is going to be too busy with Benghazi, you know that is why they're ginning that shiat up now.
 
2013-05-07 10:24:25 AM  

spentmiles: Obesity in America has reached pandemic levels.  Cancer and many other diseases are merely symptoms of obesity.  It's killing us.  It's perfectly preventable and yet it's killing us, not just physically but socially and economically.  And yet we're still of the mindset, "Ha ha!  Laugh at the fat guy."

If you were in the grocery store, would you point and laugh at a bald headed cancer patient?  What if they were so weak that while they were trying to check their eggs, the entire carton fell on the floor?  And what if in trying to clean up the mess, they slipped and fell to the linoleum, where they fell into the slick mess and started kicking their legs, which only caused there disease riddled body to spin in circles?  And what if some kid ran by and smashed a bag of flower over their decaying, flesh rotting, warmed corpse?  And what if the overhead speaker started playing a song that consisted of fart noises and clown horns?  Would you laugh then, you sadistic fark?  Would you laugh?

Well, keep right on laughing as you watch the "fat guy" cram another powdered donut in his face.  Keep right on laughing and making fat jokes as some poor little girl, 80 pounds overweight in the fifth grade, tries to squeeze into her junior prom dress.  Go ahead and laugh as you watch some lard ass hunk of shiat shovel more gravy into his worthless fark hole.  Laugh it up, you son of a biatch!

Why?  Because it's farking funny!  Fat people are fat because they can't stop themselves from shoveling food down their throats.  It's not like they've got some horrific disease or some disorder that they can't control.  They're big tubs of shiat because they choose to be!  And there's nothing funnier than the absurd.  Here the lardasses sit on the side of the highway, waiting for the Godot Donut Truck, when all they have to do to cure themselves is standup and walk down the highway before them.  And because they can't seem to figure it out, we get to stand aside and laugh at them.  It's ok!

Fat people should be made ashamed of themselves.  They're farking ridiculous weaklings - and that's it.


Is the cancer patient smoking?
 
2013-05-07 10:25:40 AM  
My sister in-law had this surgery and within a year had figured out how to eat the same crap and got right back to her original weight. Without psychological support to help people understand how to manage the urge to eat not just make it uncomfortable to eat.
 
2013-05-07 10:25:47 AM  
www.byrnerobotics.com
Relevance!
 
2013-05-07 10:26:15 AM  

wildbill0712: When I was younger and could eat anything I wanted day or night and not gain a pound, I couldn't comprehend the struggles of weight loss/diet.


There is that part of the equation.  We really aren't any more successful at making skinny people fat than we are the other way around.  For a fascinating (and entirely unreproducible under modern human-subjects rules) study, read about the Vermont prisoner overfeeding experiments in the 1970s.  They did some controlled diet experiments on volunteering prisoners of normal weight.  Being prisoners, you could fully account for their food and exercise. Some gained weight as expected on a high-calorie diet.  Some, though, literally couldn't gain 20 pounds even when eating 10,000 calories a day.
 
2013-05-07 10:29:28 AM  

kokomo61: Exercise is good - it makes you fit. It HELPS you lose weight, but 80% of weight loss will come simply from reducing calories


So so so much this. You can eat healthy but it comes down to calories in vs calories burned. There is evil in the universe otherwise red wine and bourbon and doritos would not have the calorie count they have.
 
2013-05-07 10:29:39 AM  

Doc_Gerbil: He is toast with the republicans anyway. It's a cinch that he can be governor of NJ, but he will never be elected to a national position as an R. He consorted I tell ya, CONSORTED.


==============

Why is that?  Since being elected as Gov, he's done nothing except attack the poor and powerless while giving money to the wealthy and religious extremists.   What will it take get Texans to vote for this guy?  Locking illegal Mexican workers into a fertilizer factory and then setting fire to it.?
 
2013-05-07 10:30:35 AM  

Doc_Gerbil: He is toast with the republicans anyway. It's a cinch that he can be governor of NJ, but he will never be elected to a national position as an R. He consorted I tell ya, CONSORTED.


Do you mean, PALS AROUND?!?!
 
2013-05-07 10:30:57 AM  

kokomo61: TwistedFark: I contemplated having something like this done a few years ago. I was about 120 lbs overweight.

Decided to eat less and exercise. It works.

/former fattie


If you're overweight, there are three rules to remember:

1) It's what you eat.
2) It's what you eat.
3) It's what you eat.

BTW, did I mention that it's what you eat? I don't care how much exercise you do, it's possible to out-eat any exercise program. Trust me, I did it. Multiple times. I was riding 200+ miles a week, and rode one of the toughest bike rides in the country.....(102 miles, 11K feet of climbing), and GAINED weight while training. Last fall, I rode a 100+mile bike ride, while weighing 250 lbs. Granted, it was a flat ride, but it really wasn't that hard. I had to take a good, hard look at what I was eating and why- and while there are lots of things working in that, I found that in order to weigh less, I had to eat less. The trick was to learn how to do it without going crazy from hunger or anxiety.

1) Eat because you're actually hungry...and not stressed, anxious or bored.
2) Track what, how much, and when / why you're eating. Accountability works wonders.
3) Never eat anything that you don't know what's in it.
4) Eat real food. If it comes in a box or bag, it's probably not real food.
5) Drink water. Not soda, tea, coffee, or diet soda. Water, and lots of it.

Exercise is good - it makes you fit. It HELPS you lose weight, but 80% of weight loss will come simply from reducing calories.

On November 15th, I weighed 250.5 lbs. This AM, I weighed in @ 188. I've got 13 lbs to my goal weight. It's not been easy, but it's taken more focus than actual work.


why not coffee?  could that be why i stay at 200 lbs EXACTLY unless i do massive cardio every morning and eat Lean Cuisines during the day
 
2013-05-07 10:33:18 AM  
I changed my Breakfast to a bottle of boost or glucerna etc.  I cut out the good stuff.  IE that is I cut out SWEETS, well most of them.  If I cut out all of them and gave up the SoDa altogether I'd lose more....and the kids at burger king.."what the fark do you mean you don't want fries with that?"  And I walk in the HEAT with a rag to wipe my brow and I am losing weight and it is hard.  I'm over 50 and I think it is harder than it was at 20.  Doesn't just melt off like it used to.  Sadly I will most likely have to take BP meds forever, but sugars are much better.  Point is weight loss is hard to do.  I like the net result even though I doubt I'lll get back to my age 20 weights.  I'd be tickled shiatless if I could wear a size 42 pants
 
2013-05-07 10:35:01 AM  

NeoBad: I changed my Breakfast to a bottle of boost or glucerna etc.  I cut out the good stuff.  IE that is I cut out SWEETS, well most of them.  If I cut out all of them and gave up the SoDa altogether I'd lose more....and the kids at burger king.."what the fark do you mean you don't want fries with that?"  And I walk in the HEAT with a rag to wipe my brow and I am losing weight and it is hard.  I'm over 50 and I think it is harder than it was at 20.  Doesn't just melt off like it used to.  Sadly I will most likely have to take BP meds forever, but sugars are much better.  Point is weight loss is hard to do.  I like the net result even though I doubt I'lll get back to my age 20 weights.  I'd be tickled shiatless if I could wear a size 42 pants


i wear 42 and am downright EMBARRASED
 
2013-05-07 10:35:54 AM  

kokomo61: TwistedFark: I contemplated having something like this done a few years ago. I was about 120 lbs overweight.

Decided to eat less and exercise. It works.

/former fattie


If you're overweight, there are three rules to remember:

1) It's what you eat.
2) It's what you eat.
3) It's what you eat.

BTW, did I mention that it's what you eat? I don't care how much exercise you do, it's possible to out-eat any exercise program. Trust me, I did it. Multiple times. I was riding 200+ miles a week, and rode one of the toughest bike rides in the country.....(102 miles, 11K feet of climbing), and GAINED weight while training. Last fall, I rode a 100+mile bike ride, while weighing 250 lbs. Granted, it was a flat ride, but it really wasn't that hard. I had to take a good, hard look at what I was eating and why- and while there are lots of things working in that, I found that in order to weigh less, I had to eat less. The trick was to learn how to do it without going crazy from hunger or anxiety.

1) Eat because you're actually hungry...and not stressed, anxious or bored.
2) Track what, how much, and when / why you're eating. Accountability works wonders.
3) Never eat anything that you don't know what's in it.
4) Eat real food. If it comes in a box or bag, it's probably not real food.
5) Drink water. Not soda, tea, coffee, or diet soda. Water, and lots of it.

Exercise is good - it makes you fit. It HELPS you lose weight, but 80% of weight loss will come simply from reducing calories.

On November 15th, I weighed 250.5 lbs. This AM, I weighed in @ 188. I've got 13 lbs to my goal weight. It's not been easy, but it's taken more focus than actual work.


I am not stalking you or anything, but do you mind indicating your age? My story is similar to yours except I started at 275 lbs and I am nowhere near the end yet. 10 pounds per month is pretty decent weight loss, not too fast not too slow.
 
2013-05-07 10:40:21 AM  
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2013-05-07 10:41:29 AM  
Oh, sure, doctors say he should lose weight, but did he consult with comedians? Because I'm pretty sure that their medical advice includes deep-fried lard.
 
2013-05-07 10:41:51 AM  
Well, I wish him the best.   Seriously-- being fat is awful in soooooo many ways.

Overeating is a type of mental illness-- or more accurately, a sign of some kind of mental illness.

That's why losing weight is rarely as simple as "Move more, eat less."  Hell, most of the time when overweight people eat too much they're not even enjoying the food.

What feelings is Christie trying to suppress when he overeats?  Anger?  Fear? Will signs of Christie's mental disorder come up in other ways when he approaches a healthy weight?

I wonder if any studies have been done on people who have had lap band/gastric bypass to see if they have a higher incidence of some kind of other pathological behavior than average.  I wouldn't be surprised.

As for voting for the guy for president, I don't care if he's a "moderate."  He needs to get way the fark away from the hopelessly broken Republican party before I'd ever seriously consider him.
 
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