Back in the fall of 2012, I took a picture with Governor Christie when he came to the New Jersey 101.5 studios to do “Ask The Governor.”

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Since then, I have lost 30 pounds and the Governor has lost so much more. The governor has lost so much weight that Jimmy Fallon is now doing Chris Christie "thin"jokes. See the video below:

I realized it was time to take another picture. My timing couldn’t be better as it was on this night that Christie discussed on New Jersey 101.5's Ask the Governor show how life-changing losing the weight actually was for him.

Anyone who has lost weight or battles with weight loss (which is pretty much everyone) knows how hard it is and how much discipline it takes. I give the governor a lot of props for that. It can’t be easy to maintain a diet with the kind of stress he must be under. Usually it’s stress that causes you to eat more.

Here’s hoping if you’re battling a weight problem that you’re able to achieve your goal. If you have ever lost weight what did you do and what do you do to keep it off?