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.

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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.

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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.

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

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