GOP lawmaker: My stomach surgery could add 20 years to my life

The 50-year-old Republican politician also admitted the lap band has been quite an adjustment, saying, “Sometimes, whether you want to listen to the band or not, it forces you to listen. But the biggest thing about it for me has been I’m just not very hungry anymore, and that’s a huge change for me.”

Christie’s weight-loss neighbor to the north, Reed, echoed the same sentiments. “These kinds of surgeries are complete lifestyle changes, and I wish him the best of luck as he and his family continue their journey.”