From 5XL to XL: Small-town coach makes a big change

Story highlights

  • Luke Cox lost 132 pounds in nine months
  • A weight-loss competition helped him stay accountable
  • He recently bought his first XL T-shirt in years
  • Got a weight-loss story? Send it to iReport
Luke Cox used to be an athlete. But a year ago, no one would have called him that.
The 31-year-old high school social studies teacher and coach weighed about 415 pounds and was too big and tired at the end of the day to get on the floor and play with his kids.
At 6 foot 5, Cox was wearing 5XL T-shirts and size 50 jeans. He couldn't stop eating. His mornings began with two breakfast sandwiches and two jelly doughnuts. A