Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/17/14

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - AUGUST 01: Guard Alan Faneca of the Arizona Cardinals practices in training camp at Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome on August 1, 2010 in Flagstaff, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Alan Faneca isnt missing much about his old self -- the aching joints, the Santa Claus belly, the big and tall clothing shops. But there is one memory that still haunts his thoughts. Those chocolate, peanut butter protein shakes with big scoops of peanut butter, Faneca said with mock sadness in his voice. They were about 1,000 calories each, and I used to eat three a day. I definitely miss those. Since retiring from the NFL and the Cardinals in 2011, the nine-time Pro Bowl guard has dropped about 100 pounds from his playing weight between 315 and 320 to his current weight of 220. He lost the first 70 in about three months, which had friends and family members jumping to conclusions. People thought I was sick or something because it was coming off me so fast, said Faneca, who played 10 of his 13 seasons with Pittsburgh. If you didnt see me for two weeks, Id look totally different the next time. It was hell on my closet. I couldnt buy clothes fast enough. They would just hang on m...
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