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Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:04 AM

Why Hasn't Christie Lost Any Weight?

I just saw our Statewide Embarrassment giving an interview to a reporter, and it occurred to me that he doesn't look like he's lost a pound, despite the fact that he had stomach stapling.

How could that be? Isn't that operation a "given" that a person will lose weight?

I recall when he had the operation that I thought it was because he was planning to run for the presidency and he didn't want any "extra baggage." Now, as things turn out, he's not only retained that baggage, but gained some new.


Cher

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Reply Why Hasn't Christie Lost Any Weight? (Original post)
NJCher Jun 2015 OP
ann--- Jun 2015 #1
JaneyVee Jun 2015 #4
valerief Jun 2015 #25
eShirl Jun 2015 #50
CTyankee Jun 2015 #71
JustAnotherGen Jun 2015 #55
MrMickeysMom Jun 2015 #92
Demonaut Jun 2015 #74
JaneyVee Jun 2015 #2
bigwillq Jun 2015 #3
Human101948 Jun 2015 #66
Moliere Jun 2015 #5
rocktivity Jun 2015 #70
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NJCher Jun 2015 #7
Contrary1 Jun 2015 #67
Logical Jun 2015 #8
NJCher Jun 2015 #11
Logical Jun 2015 #16
NJCher Jun 2015 #20
Jackpine Radical Jun 2015 #56
TexasBushwhacker Jun 2015 #58
missingthebigdog Jun 2015 #63
Orrex Jun 2015 #64
Jackpine Radical Jun 2015 #65
treestar Jun 2015 #76
Jackpine Radical Jun 2015 #89
treestar Jun 2015 #90
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MADem Jun 2015 #62
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NJCher Jun 2015 #13
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Logical Jun 2015 #18
NJCher Jun 2015 #23
Logical Jun 2015 #26
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2015 #30
NJCher Jun 2015 #34
JustAnotherGen Jun 2015 #54
Agschmid Jun 2015 #45
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2015 #48
Agschmid Jun 2015 #49
Duckhunter935 Jun 2015 #35
treestar Jun 2015 #77
Avalux Jun 2015 #10
NJCher Jun 2015 #15
Avalux Jun 2015 #21
LiberalArkie Jun 2015 #81
NutmegYankee Jun 2015 #12
NJCher Jun 2015 #17
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Hekate Jun 2015 #94
yeoman6987 Jun 2015 #19
Lizzie Poppet Jun 2015 #22
Buzz Clik Jun 2015 #27
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cherokeeprogressive Jun 2015 #32
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Buzz Clik Jun 2015 #24
Logical Jun 2015 #29
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Stardust Jun 2015 #73
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NJCher Jun 2015 #38
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NJCher Jun 2015 #86
BigDemVoter Jun 2015 #84
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Response to ann--- (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:10 AM

4. Wow, he's actually gained weight from that photo.

 

This was 2 days ago:

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:34 AM

25. Please! Give us the camel toeish moose knuckle warning!!!!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:55 AM

50. That's gotta hurt.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #50)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:35 PM

71. where was his judgment in wearing such tight pants? He looks ridiculous...

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:06 PM

55. White always makes one look heavier

And the cut of the pants isn't a good look for any man who doesn't make their living as a professional ball player.

Regardless - his administration can't end soon enough for me. Unemployment, misappropriation of funds, property taxes -


None of this is the fault of Fed Gov elected officials - Christie sucks and when people around the country learn that NJ sucks as a result of him being Governor - he and that arrogant little snot he's married too can go away.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #55)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:51 PM

92. "he and that arrogant little snot he's married too can go away…"

You know, I wondered how snotty she might be after seeing her in one of his videos …

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:13 PM

74. really did not need to see that...........now time for a puppy video to erase that image

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:07 AM

2. He's lost alot of weight, but...

 

I think the rest will take hard work, fitness, and a lifestyle change. (Like not blowing taxpayer money on alcohol and steaks at football games)

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:08 AM

3. He has lost weight.

 

Losing weight, and keeping it off, is very difficult.
I'm sure he appreciates your concern.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:12 PM

66. Shut up and sit down!

 

One of my favorite Chris Christie aphorisms.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:13 AM

5. Who cares. Why hasn't he gained some morals? Eom

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:15 AM

6. His weight . . .

. . . is the least embarrassing thing about him.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:16 AM

7. OK

So it looks like he has lost and gained some back.

Successful weight loss, like quitting smoking, involves a change at a very deep level. It doesn't look like he's been able to achieve this.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:13 PM

67. Exactly. I was getting ready to post the same thing.

Any addiction involves addressing both the physical and mental dependence. For an obese person, over eating can be even harder than drugs to overcome.

It's everywhere, legal, and necessary to sustain life.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:17 AM

8. Why does his weight matter at all? nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:19 AM

11. because Americans won't vote for an overweight person for president


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:26 AM

16. LOL, but governor is OK? They draw the line there? nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:31 AM

20. I think NJ is a little different

You can go out looking like hell here, and people do. And I don't mean going out overweight and nicely dressed, I mean going out overweight and dressed in stretch pants and a knit top that shows every single roll around the midriff.

However, when I go to a place like California and some other west coast states, I notice how much more in shape people are.

Maybe things have changed, though. I quit traveling by air after 9/11 because of all the security restrictions.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:20 PM

56. It wasn't always that way.



William Howard Taft. 340 lb.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #56)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:43 PM

58. Taft was the exception

We are much more aware of obesity's health risks now and we are more aware of the stress associated with being POTUS. As an obese person myself, I can tell you that stress eating is common. Christie was morbidly obese. Now he may qualify as "only" obese. Mike Huckabee has regained much of the weight he lost through weight loss surgery as well.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #58)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:07 PM

63. Huckabee has denied surgery

He attributes his loss to a program he participated in at UAMS involving protein shakes and intensive intervention by a dietician.
The end result appears to be the same, either way.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #56)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:09 PM

64. Can you link to the video of his campaign or inaugural address?

Thanks!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #64)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:11 PM

65. Not at the moment.

Mme Hepzibah is currently on vacation and has taken her scrying equipment with her.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #56)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:20 PM

76. Yeah corporate fatcats

It meant they were rich.

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Response to treestar (Reply #76)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:37 PM

89. And indeed, I believe many of the wealthy did tend to obesity.

For some, it was a badge of prosperity, indicating that they didn't have to do manual labor, or even much wait on themselves. The "Can't be too rich or too thin" bit came about after WWI, I believe.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #89)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:45 PM

90. I have a theory that beauty standards

are always about what the rich can afford.

When I was growing up in Delaware, where there is a winter - a suntan in Feb. was what they'd show off with. They could afford a winter trip to Florida.

Now it's thin since that involves being able to afford non starchy foods, weight watchers, exercise coaches and gyms, etc.

In the 19th century it was having enough to eat.

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Response to treestar (Reply #90)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:53 PM

93. Most likely exactly right.

And the modern star-studded Infotainment Universe pushes the masses toward those impossible ideals, resulting in everything from anorexia to suicide.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:01 PM

62. Don't tell Taft' s ghost that!

I think CC' s problem is his big fat MOUTH, not the size of his ass or gut.

Weight, accompanied by a pleasing personality, is often regarded as a positive. There is a bias towards--not against--beefy and happy types that hasn't been erased by admonitions from health gurus or that oft-discussed "fat shaming" crowd... I don't know if it's Santa, or Al Roker before he got skinny, or Melissa McCarthy, or what...but the right personality can turn girth into mirth. CC just does not have that quality.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:19 AM

9. Would you be saying the same thing if it were a woman? Ask yourself that?

I suspect you would be jumped on for doing so.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:21 AM

13. who cares?

That's what DU's all about: jumping on other people for the POV.

If you can't handle that, you don't belong here.


Cher

p.s. to answer your question, I probably wouldn't have asked the question unless the woman had a personality like Christie's, meaning arrogant, brazen, and rude.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:23 AM

14. Sure. OK, I applaud consistency.

It's the double standard that bugs me.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:27 AM

18. So you admit you are using weight as an insult for people you don't like? nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:32 AM

23. yeah

I like to demonize people, especially people like Christie.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:34 AM

26. I figured. nt

 

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Response to NJCher (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:36 AM

30. "I like to demonize people." Hoot at parties, I bet you are one hell of a.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:41 AM

34. It's OT

But I rarely go to parties because most people are a waste of time. I prefer the company of cats.

Now, can we return to fat-shaming please?


Cher

p.s. that was sarcasm. If you notice, my post only asked why he hadn't lost weight and it really was just a physiological question, which actually did get answered.

The rest of what I've posted has mostly just been making fun of how ultra-sensitive and judgmental DU-ers can be. But don't mind me, I've only been here for 18,000 posts.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #34)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:02 PM

54. He's lost some - maybe gained a bit back

If it was a ploy (stapling) to "look better" as a Presidential candidate - I resent it as a NJ tax payer. That was a forced campaign contribution.

You made a good point up thread - we tend to be a bit more tolerant here of people's appearance. I think it's because life is "hard" (morning commute alone) maybe we don't have time to pick at this stuff?


Regardless - for his children's sake - I hope he continues on a path to better health. Just with what he's lost from one of those pics above - he's in better physical health than what he was.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:50 AM

45. I hate it when we agree, but this OP is out of line.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:54 AM

48. Gosh... stick it in, twist it, then break it off.

 

I'm still flattered you'd admit agreement with me though. And in public even.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #48)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:54 AM

49. Yes I know!

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:42 AM

35. Bazinga!

 

What does it matter?

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:20 PM

77. Women are much more judged on what they weigh

Much more. Men get get away with far more fat before being called on it.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:19 AM

10. The surgery doesn't automatically mean a person will become thin.

Sure, the surgery made Christie's stomach a fraction of it's normal size, which makes a person feel full after eating a small amount. But if he goes back to his old ways, over time that fraction of the stomach will eventually stretch out.

I know a woman who went through the surgery, initially lost weight, then gained it all back because she didn't exercise and just kept eating. She ended up right back where she was before.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:24 AM

15. that's essentially what I was wondering

but hadn't articulated.

Thanks for the thoughtful answer.

It appears, if the pics above are indeed the case, that Christie could be walking a path similar to the woman you know. Also, as I remarked in a post upthread, there appears to be no insight as to how he became overweight in the first place.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:32 AM

21. There are people who are predisposed to weight gain.

I don't like to make comments on people's weight; and I don't know if Christie has always carried too many pounds. But since Christie made the decision to have this surgery in order to lose weight, then he obviously isn't happy with his size and it may be a more serious issue and causing him health issues.

The surgery isn't a magic bullet, it's just a component of the drastic lifestyle changed that's needed to be successful. Sometimes behavioral therapy helps along with it.


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Response to NJCher (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:04 PM

81. I had and old friend who was at 500lbs and had the stomach surgery done.

He got down to 250 and started eating because that was the only thing he enjoyed. He hadn't done anything but eat since his 30's. Eat and work and eat and sleep. I think he finally died at 750lbs when he was in his 50's. He could not see himself as obese. Anyone at normal weight or even a little heavy was always a skinny runt, anorexic.

When he got down to 250 he thought he was way too skinny. I think way too many people were too nice to him. "My aren't you looking fit" things like that. At 500lbs, it was not his weight, I am fit as a fiddle, it was his knees that were bad from High School football. His wife and mom kept feeding him, saying this weight loss stuff is killing him and he was too skinny (at 600lbs).

Drug abusers at least don't have people re-enforcing their habits. They are the lucky ones compared to the really obese people.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:20 AM

12. If you are predisposed to be overweight, it's very difficult to keep it off.

People who are naturally skinny will never understand it. Research is highlighting multiple reasons, but the most fascinating is that exposure to certain chemicals changes the DNA you pass down to offspring and so far in mice has had the effect in over 5 generations before wearing off. One common trait passed down is obesity. This research may explain the vast increase in obesity in the world.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:27 AM

17. now that is fascinating

I did not know that.

Pictures of Christie as a young man show him to be very handsome. He was slim. You have to wonder what happened.


Cher


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Response to NJCher (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:40 AM

33. It's a field of research called Epigenetics.

In genetics, epigenetics is the study of cellular and physiological trait variations that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence; in laymans terms, epigenetics is essentially the study of external or environmental factors that turn genes on and off and affect how cells read genes.

Research is finding that we can indeed pass down experiences and exposures from our own lives:
http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes
The two engaged in animated conversation about a hot new line of research in genetics. Since the 1970s, researchers had known that the tightly wound spools of DNA inside each cell’s nucleus require something extra to tell them exactly which genes to transcribe, whether for a heart cell, a liver cell or a brain cell.

One such extra element is the methyl group, a common structural component of organic molecules. The methyl group works like a placeholder in a cookbook, attaching to the DNA within each cell to select only those recipes — er, genes — necessary for that particular cell’s proteins. Because methyl groups are attached to the genes, residing beside but separate from the double-helix DNA code, the field was dubbed epigenetics, from the prefix epi (Greek for over, outer, above).

Originally these epigenetic changes were believed to occur only during fetal development. But pioneering studies showed that molecular bric-a-brac could be added to DNA in adulthood, setting off a cascade of cellular changes resulting in cancer. Sometimes methyl groups attached to DNA thanks to changes in diet; other times, exposure to certain chemicals appeared to be the cause. Szyf showed that correcting epigenetic changes with drugs could cure certain cancers in animals.

Geneticists were especially surprised to find that epigenetic change could be passed down from parent to child, one generation after the next. A study from Randy Jirtle of Duke University showed that when female mice are fed a diet rich in methyl groups, the fur pigment of subsequent offspring is permanently altered. Without any change to DNA at all, methyl groups could be added or subtracted, and the changes were inherited much like a mutation in a gene.



The research continues, but it is now believed that exposure to certain chemicals or toxins can cause a change in gene expression and cause someone to become obese prone. Some of the suspected chemicals are commonly used in the USA.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 07:12 PM

94. That is fascinating. Must look it up!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:29 AM

19. Why are we fat shaming I this site?

 

And bashing his looks? Terrible for progressives. There are a lot of policies to discuss that will keep us busy for a long time. This is the gutter.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:32 AM

22. Because some people like standards so much, they have two!

 

If it's a conservative white guy, slurs based on appearance are hunky-dory.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:35 AM

27. I have a fleet of standards.

 

One for every occasion.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:44 AM

36. Sad thing too

 

One of the things that is not great about DU. Most are great members but a few......

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:39 AM

32. Today seems to be Fat and Transgender Shaming Day.

 

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:16 PM

68. Holy shit! I did not know that Christie was transgender!

 

Man, this is fantastic news!

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

42. It's shameful.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 04:02 PM

85. Add Christie to the list.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #85)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:48 PM

91. Please do

 

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:33 AM

24. Are you fat shaming this sack of shit?

 

He has plenty of faults. I think we can leave he weight out of it.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:35 AM

29. +1000 nt

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:38 AM

31. Exactly!

 

There are so many substantive reasons to tear into Christie, why indulge in a vile practice like fat shaming?

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #31)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:55 PM

73. Frankly, I'd detest him even if he were skinny as a rail.

(Hopefully, the term "skinny" isn't offensive. )

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Response to Stardust (Reply #73)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:14 PM

75. Me, too...and no worries!

 

Skinny here...although most of the body shaming I've endured over the years is related to my boobs (or lack thereof).

Christie holds horrible positions on matters of actual import. To me, that's plenty of ammunition.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

39. This.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:35 AM

28. simply to the topic of having the staples- there are people who work around the stapling.

 

a friend's sister had the procedure and unfortunately there are forums where people who had the procedure find ways to still eat too much. That's all I'm going to say. It goes well beyond simply continuing poor eating habits and the stomach gradually stretching back out.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

38. again, very interesting

I did look around the internet for the answer to my question before I posted, and didn't find anything that I thought made sense. I didn't think to check forums, though.

This does make sense. I've learned a lot from the answers on this thread.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

37. Fat shaming, nothing more.

Please self delete this post.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

41. please take a reading comprehension course

Thank you.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #41)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:49 AM

43. Oh so it's okay because you really didn't mean "weight"...

Great, thanks for the insult.

Please self delete this post, I'm not the only person on this thread who feels this way.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:52 AM

46. No

Because the question is legitimate, it's physiological, and nothing was said about making fun of people because of weight. You're reading into something that's not there. It happens a lot on this site and I knew that when I posted. One has to separate the wheat from the chaff, however.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #46)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:54 AM

47. Yah well it's there, you just don't seem to give a shit.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:23 PM

78. I don't think the OP is doing that but asking

if the surgery should always work. IMO OP probably figured the surgery meant Christie would lose weight and is mystified why he didn't. A couple of the posters explain that the surgery doesn't work alone - the person still have to diet and not go back to their old ways.



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Response to treestar (Reply #78)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:25 PM

79. Then the OP should say...

Does lapband surgery work... Not why hasn't Christie lost weight?

It's not easy, and for some it's a life long battle.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:47 AM

40. Stomach stappling alone will not do it. There is a strict diet that goes with it and you still have

the choice in your own hands.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:50 AM

44. My cousin had the surgery --

gained his weight back -- he couldn't eat much at a time, but damn, he pretty much ate all the time when he visited me.

But he's retired -- CC isn't.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:56 AM

51. It is tough to lose weight and

keep it off. I was 315 pounds in mid-January. I came down to 250 pounds by early May. I have stayed at that weight since then (my BMI says I should be 154 pounds). I row 1 hour every day (rower says that is 630 calories - I don't believe it). I also walk 2 hours per day. I think my eating has improved dramatically (I cook the vast part of my meals which are stir fries with a lot of vegetables and sparing on caloric sauces). I also eat mega spinach and romaine lettuce salads with low calorie dressing and lots of vegetables every day. I never drink my calories. I used to be a pizza hound (wipe out 3/4s of a large pizza in one sitting - no more pizza for me). Unlike other times which I have tried to lose weight, I eat when I am hungry just try to stick with high quality vegetables and protein when I do it.

It is an entire lifestyle change to lose weight and keep it off. My doctor says my goal of getting down to my BMI weight of 154 is unrealistic (it is the top number of the normal range). I actually enjoy my rowing and walking quite a bit (I have always been a walker).

One thing Chris Christie should definitely do is get a walking workstation. I am allowed 1/2 hour on our station a day at my work. He could probably do his work and walk two hours a day at a moderate pace. That would help dramatically even if he doesn't do anything else. The eating - well his job does involve a great deal of entertaining, and it is very tough to say no in those situations. I find myself avoiding going out many times with my family for just that reason.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:58 AM

53. Congrats!

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:54 PM

61. Congrats. There are "Walking Workouts" you can do anywheres. Mainly keeping pace

 

with a few step variations thrown in so you don't get bored. It's keeping the pace and the high intensity intervals.

They work very well, IMO. And office buildings should encourage workers to get up and do even just 15 minutes a day.

Now even when I stand in line for a while I do the steps… side to side, low kicks etc.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #51)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:20 PM

88. It is very tough...

and Christie has lost weight. And you are exactly right: it is a lifestyle change and that does not happen overnight.

Good for you on your success!

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:57 AM

52. Because food is his drug of choice?

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Lapband surgeries won't help if you don't take control over what and how you're eating.

I don't think Christie's craving for food is entirely physical: just like people who are addicted to other things, he may be using food to fill the emptiness of his psyche as well. I sure wouldn't want to vote to someone I knew had serious drinking problem -- shouldn't that also apply to someone who can't control his eating?


rocktivity

P.S. You're all invited to check out the Christie Crime Digest: Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:28 PM

57. If I remember correctly he had lapband

Or the sleeve, which is not the same as gastric bypass and is reversible.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:44 PM

59. Knowing CC's history, I suspect he is a foodaholic.

I am one too. This is not fat shaming.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:45 PM

60. Because a lot of people who get their stomach stapled don't actually change their habits.

You still need to follow through the habit change or the surgery is going to be reversed. I think some people believe it can't be reversed - but the stomach can expand again and once it does, you're right back to square one. Watch the TV documentary My 600lbs Life for more on this - there are people who get the surgery, lose initial weight, plateau and start packing on the pounds again.

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:21 PM

69. I've asked this guestion in my head

 

on the drive to Popeye's

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 01:43 PM

72. I think he has lost some weight

But as for why he isn't in better shape. I suppose only him and his doctors know that. I can think of a few possible reasons. One being a physical health issue that makes it difficult to lose and keep weight off. There could be a psychological issue that makes him retreat to unhealthy habits. He may also just be a lazy person who person who doesn't care.

I dunno. But for all we know, he could have a hormonal problem that makes it very difficult to keep a healthy weight, and he's putting a lot effort into losing what he has lost and keeping it off.

This is definitely not something I would judge him by, or even be concerned with (outside of a genuine concern for the health of another human being)

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:59 PM

80. I apologize in advance...

...but if Chris Christie were thin, he would likely be calling overweight protestors "fat slobs."

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #80)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:37 PM

82. He would NOT call them "fat slobs"!



Shows how much you know...


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #82)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:04 PM

86. brilliant

You made my day.



Cher

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 03:56 PM

84. Bariatric surgery isn't a guarantee of success. . . .

As much as I loathe Chris Christie (and I absolutely DO!), I don't want to ridicule him for his weight.

HOWEVER. . . . If his weight keeps him out of the White House, I certainly wouldn't argue. . . .

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Response to NJCher (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 05:16 PM

87. he has lost weight

 

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