(NEW YORK) — It’s one of the questions on a lot of people’s mind about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: Just how much weight has he lost since admitting that he had lap-band surgery last February?
Before the votes rolled in Tuesday, the Republican governor told The New York Times that his wife, Mary Pat, knows the answer but he’s staying mum about it.
However, Christie did share with the Times, “I’ve set a goal and I’m more than halfway to my goal.”
According to Christie, “This surgery really causes you to have a new way to eat — it really does. It teaches you a new way to eat, and that’s a process over a period of time to get used to. And I’m still not completely used to it.”
Christie’s weight has been an issue, with some believing that it could preclude him from running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. But, he says he’s in good health and that his detractors can go to…bed.
Speaking of which, Christie says the weight he has lost has had the added benefit of enabling him to get a better night’s sleep.
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