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.

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.

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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