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Watching the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy today I noticed that Governer Christie had not lost all that much weight. He had the lap band in Feb 2013. No judgement here. Just something I noticed

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No he hasn't at all and he claims he has no health problems which I don't buy. I was watching something and a doctor had said in his opinion he needs to lose AT LEAST 200 lbs which he wont be bale to do via the lap band. Although if he hasn't had virtually any success with the lap band who knows if he'd be able to adhere to the dietary restrictions of a vertical sleeve.

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Although he still has a ways to go I thought he looked pretty good this morning on TV.

Agree that the band seemed like an odd choice for someone of his size, however.

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I wonder how much he's lost vs how much he needs to lose?

My mom only lost about 60 lbs with her band - which is why she revised to the sleeve.

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I agree with if he is not as successful with the band he may have the same struggle with the sleeve. There is a woman in my WLS group who had band and has lost 125+ over 2 yrs and looks great but she follows her rules and obviously hasn't had any complications. ;-)

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I was thinking the same thing. He did look like he had lost a little but not as much as he should have. Just my observation and opinion. I think I would have made a different choice.........oh yeah I did! :)

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I think I read somewhere that recovery time was a big factor for his choice.

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Although he still has a ways to go I thought he looked pretty good this morning on TV.

Agree that the band seemed like an odd choice for someone of his size, however.

I fully agree on both points!

I think he's lost more than we can tell. A good ole before and after picture would be helpful ;)

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and the after is from Aug.... so 2 months ago....yeah I can see it.

(I did a wuick google search. Pic from nj.com)

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Yeah.. You can tell.. Us big folks... It takes awhile for others to see the difference. :)

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This picture definitely shows weight loss and he does look better. Still would have chosen the sleeve though! :)

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Wow, he has lost a good amount of weight. Good on him! Thanks for the side-by-side look-see.

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Yeah. Does look like he lost more now that it is side by side. Standing next to shaq probably did not help matters

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That's funny living in NJ and seeing him at a conference this past summer every one including me thought he looked the same. But side by side helps. Someone should have offered him the sleeve.

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My thought was that he could hope to keep the band a secret but there was no way he could get either the sleeve or bypass and keep that a secret. it is hard on folks in the spotlight. but now that it is known he can get a revision. (if he wants it). hard to believe he doesn't have joint pain, although he is younger than me.

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