Honestly, who cares how they lost weight?
Good for Coach Sparano for working hard and losing the weight. Good for Rex Ryan for doing what he felt he needed to do in order to live a healthier lifestyle.
Sure it's good for both people. But, doing it the old fashioned way is much healthier. So that throws your health thing out the window. Not only is it healthier.. but more respectable. Takes a lot of hard work and discipline to do that. Shows that Sparano has it and maybe Rex doesn't.
Do it however you want, but the strain being put on Rex Ryan's heart, his arteries and his knees is much less because of the procedure he had done. I give him credit for realizing he had a problem, doing something to fix it, and hopefully, for his sake, doing whatever he must to keep he weight off.
Losing weight is a lot easier for some people than it is for others. There are numerous factors involved. Who are we to get on our high horse and tell someone how they can and should lose weight. Will it be easier for Sparano to keep his weight off because of the healthy diet and exercise regimen he has apparently undertaken? Yeah, it will. But if this is what Ryan needed to kickstart a healthier life, then good for him.
Kudos to both for doing what it takes to lose a few pounds.