Ben Walton loved living in Los Altos, but life wasn’t always easy. In September 2009, Walton was 22 years old and working at Blockbuster Video in Palo Alto. He weighed 450 pounds.
“I decided to take control of my weight and my life,” remembered Walton, who said he was affected by morbid obesity. But taking control soon led to overcontrol. Nine months later, the 6’2” Walton weighed only 187 pounds.