Portly New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the people who elected him shouldn't worry about his weight because he's "remarkably healthy."

Governor's Office, Tim Larsen

The 50-year-old Republican governor said Tuesday dieting has been a regular part of his life for 30 years. He says sometimes he's successful and other times he's not. He says sometimes "periods of great success are followed by periods of great failure."

Christie has never revealed his weight or medical records but recently has put his weight on the table. Weeks ago he acknowledged to Barbara Walters he's "more than a little" overweight. And on Monday he munched on a jelly doughnut as a guest on David Letterman's "Late Show." He even recited two of Letterman's fat jokes on the CBS late-night program.


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