(NEWSER) – The window to poke at Chris Christie's weightmay be, well, shrinking. The New Jersey governor had lap-band stomach surgery in February in a hushed effort to lose weight, he tells the New York Post. If your knee-jerk reaction to the news is "2016!", know that Christie was quick to deny that the move is part of a White House plan, saying, "I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary Pat and the kids and going, 'I have to do this for them, even if I don’t give a crap about myself.'" In his telling, family and friends pushed him to take action, and he gave in following his 50th birthday in September.
Posted Tuesday, May 7th 2013 @ 2pm by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff