Christie opens up about weight-loss surgery

A week after the disclosure of his weight-loss surgery, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., discussed his anger with his inability to lose weight and his encounters with those who didn't recognize the difficulty in shedding pounds.

"The things that really got me down, the moments where I would say to myself, 'Why can't I beat this? Why can't I do better?,'" Christie said Tuesday night in Princeton, N.J., according to the Bergen Record. "It's not as simple as, 'Push yourself away from the table and you'll be fine.'"

It was revealed last week that Christie, who's running for re-election this November, had Lap-Band surgery in February, but Tuesday night he wouldn't update the audience about his weight-loss progress since the procedure.

Christie did say that family and long term health concerns motivated the governor to undergo the weight-loss surgery.

"I'd be changing out of my professional clothes ... and would go into casual clothes that I didn't wear a lot, and then something wouldn't fit," Christie said. "That's when I'd be really angry with myself."

Christie spoke at the Barnes & Noble in Princeton to help promote MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski's book about food addiction, "Obsessed," which includes an interview with Christie.