12 Pictures That Show How Much Weight Chris Christie Has Lost This Year

The New Jersey governor said this week he's more than halfway to his weight loss goal after getting lap-band surgery earlier this year.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he is "a little more than halfway" to his weight loss goal in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper Tuesday.

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September 2011 vs. May 2013

Christie underwent lap band surgery in June. The surgery makes the stomach smaller, limiting the amount of food it can hold.

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September 2011 vs. May 2013

Before surgery, Christie's weight was estimated to be about 350 lbs.

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August 2012 vs. July 2013

He told CNN he sleeps better since losing the weight. "I didn't feel badly at my previous weight, but I didn't realize how poorly I slept until how well I've been sleeping."

Left: Kevin Mazur, Right: AP Photo/Mel Evans

April 2011 vs. August 2013

According to the book Double Down, the Romney campaign had concerns over Christie's health and weight while vetting him for the vice presidential slot. Romney told Meet The Press Sunday, "His health is very solid, very good. There's not an issue there."

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October 2012 vs. September 2013

Christie told CNN weight loss is hard work but he's hopeful. "For the first time in 25 years I feel like I've got a pathway, which is really nice. Really nice not to be as frustrated as I was before," he said.

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March 2011 vs. October 2013