(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie is getting some compliments about his shrinking waist line.
After filing a complaint with Christie at a town hall Wednesday in Ocean County, New Jersey, one woman told the Republican governor he looks a lot "smaller."
"Let's not be totally unfair, I am much smaller now than I used to be," he said. "I used to be bigger."Follow @politicalticker
A little over a year ago, Christie revealed that he underwent lap-band surgery a few months prior, in February 2013.
The governor, who's thinking about running for president, said Wednesday that his wife tells him he needs to buy new suits.
"But I'm on a budget," he added. "I gotta be careful, you know?"
Not long after that, another woman prefaced her question to the governor with some more affirmation.
"By the way, you do look fantastic," she said.
"God bless you," he said in return, as the audience applauded. "I love coming to Ocean County."
In February, he received a similar compliment at a town hall.
"Rome wasn't unbuilt in a day," he responded.
While he may be losing weight, he still gets ribbed from time to time about his size. Comedian Joel McHale made multiple jokes about the governor at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
CNN's Ashley Killough and Steve Kastenbaum contributed to this report.