When you’re an obese person, your weight and overall size becomes a part of your personality. Whether it makes you more loving or more intimidating, being large helps identify someone. That was certainly the case for longtime Cowboys left guard Nate Newton who weighed around 320lbs during his playing career and had ballooned to nearly 400 pounds in retirement. Well Newton showed up to Dallas Cowboys training camp and was hardly recognized. As Pro Football Talk alerted us, Newton underwent a stomach surgery and has shed nearly 135 pounds in the past few months since the surgery.
Newton told The Dallas Morning News that the inspiration for the lifestyle change was the death of his father, making Newton feel like he wanted to ensure he was healthy to be around for his own son. In addition to the stomach surgery, Newton has changed his eating habits and begun exercising on a regular basis. His diabetes is in remission and his blood pressure is lower. And he’s hardly recognizable now that he’s only around 260lbs. It’s incredible! Oh yeah, and as he said in this video on the Cowboys site, his sex life is great!