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Cutting waist: Christie down 40 lbs after secret weight loss surgery

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has already shed around 40 pounds since February, when he quietly received surgery to restrict his appetite, according to The New York Post.

The rotund Republican told The Post that it was pressure from his family — not a potential presidential bid — that led him to choose lap-band stomach surgery. The procedure involves using a device that constricts the stomach and makes the governor feel full more quickly.

“For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them,” Christie said.

The Post reports that Christie consulted with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan — a well-known fat guy — before making the decision. Ryan reportedly lost 100 pounds after having the same operation.

Christie and Ryan shared the same surgeon, who operated on the governor on February 16.

Christie was able to keep the procedure a secret for the last 3 months.

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