Rex is one of those guys that just ain't going to look right at 200 lbs. Kinda like the singer from Blues Traveler. Not too mention he may have to have follow up surgery to remove the sheets of loose skin he's going to have from such rapid weight loss.
I'm glad he got the surgery because I hope he and Sanchez retire together in 15 years.
i think just the fact that he has cut so many calories from his "normal" diet has done a lot for him...i think he will be like 225 for the season hes a big dude in general so this would be healthy for i would think.
Heard him say that last night on NFLN. He also said Jamie Dukes of NFLN who had the same procedure done, convinced him to do it. Funniest line was, Rex said something like; after losing so much weight, now I can have a romantic scene with Heather Locklear...can you imagine that?
BTW it all makes sense now, Dukes does look slimmer. Hopefully it has the same effect on Rex.
seriously guys, weight loss is not a joking matter (except of course to trolls like Vinny)
Rex's large weight loss in the first weeks wouldn't be abnormal even in a non-surgical weight loss program (portion control, increased activity etc). He has plenty of glycogen in his liver and muscles that was lost and glycogen is like a sponge that stores four times it's weight in water. So when it is burned first when the body starts to lose weight, you normally see very large proportional weight losses such as the one Coach Ryan saw due to the water locked in the burned glycogen being released from storage in his body,
This is why you see such large proportional weight losses in the first few weeks on shows like Biggest Loser without gastric band procedures.
Food addiction is the most difficult addiction of all because, while it is possible to cold turkey things like tobacco and even alcohol and other addictive chemicals, it is not possible to cold turkey eating.
So Coach Ryan, with or without his surgery has a long and arduous task ahead of him to restore himself to a healthy way of eating, living and reduce the dangers inherent in his obesity.
We should ALL wish him well for the sake of his family and for himself. That might be a better plan than more fat jokes unless of course you are a Patriot troll and have no life and no class
He had lapband surgery. It is under direct supervision of his doctors. That is the way this surgery works.
You should worry about the stress Belichick is having for being such a dooshbag his whole life.
+1 and well said.
Plus the ride is over for the pats. Stick a fork in them, they are done. They had their day, got their rings, a new stadium and don't forget the new "patsie place" restaurant & shopping complex. From what I hear it's like a modern day "Cheers" where all the pat fans go to be dooshy together. Nice.
40 pounds in 3 weeks is NOT a healthy weight loss. He's putting tremendous stress on his system by doing it in this way.
If he was doing this on his own by only drinking water or something like that I would agree. Rex has a wait problem... cant wait to eat. He consumes more than he burns.
His intake has been physically altered so he CANT eat more. His body is now being forced to burn stored fat in order to keep his organs functioning. It (his body) has no choice. There simply is not enough intake to support his functions, so his body is burning fat.
Hopefully he is eating better as well but at the very least, he is clearly eating less.