Chris Christie acknowledges weight problem, is afraid of gastric bypass

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who often jokes about his own weight and is certainly the butt of many fat jokes, has started a serious conversation about his health in a recent interview with ABC News. Christie, who suffers from asthma, says his blood pressure and cholesterol are fine, but admits he needs to lose weight.

Chris Christie: “My blood pressure’s fine, my cholesterol is fine…. But I have to lose weight and I get it.”

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) July 3, 2012

Christie added that gastric bypass surgery is not an option for him, calling it “too risky.”

That triggered the most creative Twitter minds to respond accordingly.

@jaketapper @govchristie @nightline Because being 100 lbs overweight isn’t risky at all. #fail

— BG (@Ben_is_wt_it_is) July 3, 2012

@jaketapper I look forward to his eventual exercise DVD, “Berate The Weight Away!”

— Dan Munz (@dan_munz) July 3, 2012

So exercise RT @jaketapper: .@govchristie opens up about his weight, says gastric bypass is “too risky.” @Nightline

— April (@ReignOfApril) July 3, 2012

Christie’s weight issue will become more prevalent in the public eye as Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to search for a running mate. The New Jersey governor, who was on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to tout his state’s third consecutive balanced budget and his call for a tax cut, said he might have interest if Romney gives him a call.

USA Today: Christie would take call if Romney talks VP

— BREAKING NEWS! (@ReportFeed) July 3, 2012

And although he would be interested, Christie isn’t confident that Romney would choose him.

RT @TheStalwart: Chris Christie asked if he’ll be picked for veep: “I doubt it”

— Hudsonette (@hudsonette) July 3, 2012

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