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Video: Rob Ford weekly weigh-in
Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug Ford during their final weigh-in of a Cut a Waist Challenge. Mayor Ford averted disaster when he mislaid his change as he stepped down from a scale.
Mayor Rob Ford’s weight-loss challenge, launched with pushing and smiles Jan. 17, finished Monday with a grim-faced mayor blank his idea by 33 pounds and afterwards descending off a scale.
Ford’s ankle seemed to bend as he stepped down after weighing in during 313 pounds. He yelled “Ow!” and fell heavily on his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, in front of TV cameras outward his city gymnasium office.
“It hurts unequivocally bad,” a mayor after told reporters before limping behind into his office. “I don’t know what happened though we disfigured it flattering good.”
Doug Ford dreamed adult Cut a Waist, a 50-pounds-in-five-months challenge, and assured his 330-pound small hermit to participate. There is a website propelling others to remove weight and oath income for charity, an central trademark and an oversized scale from their tag company.
“Enough’s enough,” a mayor pronounced in January. “It’s a heaviest I’ve ever been . . . I’ve got immature children, and this is not healthy.”
He enjoyed discerning success, eating “like a rabbit” and avoiding ice cream. He was photographed using waste laps on a high propagandize track.
Pounds also dead from Doug Ford’s 275-pound frame, interjection to daily practice and diet changes that tempered a critical chocolate divert habit.
But a weekly weigh-ins became a possibility for reporters, who see comparatively small of a mayor, to pepper him with questions on topics including his waste during legislature on movement enlargement and other initiatives.
In late February, Ford was down 22 pounds, a best he would do, though he warned that facing fattening dishes was “getting very, unequivocally hard.”
As pounds started to come back, Toronto got discernment into a brothers’ tighten though rival and formidable relationship. Though Doug Ford is fiercely defensive of Rob Ford, he regularly mocked him for cancelling weigh-ins, eating quick food, and unwell to compare his possess weight-loss success.
Fed up, a mayor appeared to quit a challenge during their May 27 radio show, though after pronounced he would continue dieting secretly and attend a final weigh-in.
“I was pulsation Rob each day, that is unfair,” Doug Ford, who mislaid 35 pounds, concurred Monday. Still, his hermit showed “lots of nerve” and desirous people, he said, adding that his usually bewail is creation a pressure-filled weigh-ins weekly instead of monthly.
“I feel like a champion, and we’re going to continue assisting people,” he said, adding a volume lifted for gift is being tallied.
Mayor Ford stood behind while his hermit talked, going to mic usually when prompted.
“I could’a finished improved . . .,” he said. “Anyways, we’ll keep operative tough and get down, that’s all we can say. But we wish to appreciate a people that came out and upheld us a final 5 months. We got a lot of support.”
Registered dietitian Mary Bamford applauded Mayor Ford for losing 17 pounds, observant that though a plea he competence have gained weight instead.
The public’s lesson, she pronounced in an interview, is that losing weight is intensely formidable and takes some-more than personal commitment. To help, we need a some-more enlivening sourroundings around us, with plenty entrance to pools, sports fields and protected cycling and walking routes, she said.
“Being healthy is so most easier if a city is set adult for it.”
With files from Daniel Dale
LOWS AND HIGHS IN THE CHALLENGE
Jan. 10: Doug tells NewsTalk 1010 that he and Rob will shortly launch a gift weight-loss challenge. They will import themselves weekly — on a hulk scale they will steal from their family’s tag association — and that creation their goals open will assistance them succeed. “When we tell 3 million people that you’re gonna remove weight,” he says, “you certain improved remove weight.”
Jan. 11: Doug tells a National Post he and Rob will plea other mayors to join them. “The initial mayor we competence aim is a crony over in Calgary,” he says, “because he has a small beef on a front of him.” When told of a comment, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi responds: “Did they call me a fatty?”
Jan. 16: John Tory, a “recovering politician and recuperating fatty,” emcees a initial mayoral weigh-in; a word “mayoral weigh-in” enters a lexicon; Rob and Doug both contend they wish to remove 50 pounds by mid-June; Rob weighs in during 330, Doug during 275. Doug mocks Rob for incorrectly reading a scale as “229” rather than 329. “When we were in class propagandize we were 229,” Doug scoffs.
Rob is in high spirits though turns gloomy when articulate about because he launched a diet. “Enough’s enough,” he says. “It’s a heaviest I’ve ever been. And Doug and we went down to Florida and we usually discussed it. I’ve got immature children, and this is not healthy. You can’t be using a city, we can’t be doing all this, during 330 pounds. You guys know it, we know it.”
After a weigh-in, Rob — or, some-more likely, a staffer — takes to his Twitter comment to plea other North American mayors to join him. Bizarrely, a challenged mayors embody Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel, a trim triathlete, and New York’s Michael Bloomberg, a health clean whose orator responds with dismissive sass.
Jan. 21: Rob and Doug reason their initial open walkabout of a challenge. Rob posts on his Facebook page: “Time to get in figure Toronto! Please join us during Bridlewood Mall this afternoon during 1 pm where we will start a Mayor’s Walk. Cut The Waist!”
Jan. 23: Success: Rob weighs in down 10 pounds. He says he is “eating like a rabbit,” using laps around a track, gulping water, and, to confuse himself from craving pangs, returning constituents’ phone calls. But difficulty lurks: “I expostulate by Baskin Robbins, and — we don’t know, it’s like — it’s flattering hard. Or Dairy Queen. we go nuts. we usually gotta keep going.”
Jan. 26: In a QA published in a Star, Dr. Mehmet Oz joins lots of other people in giving Rob advice. He says a mayor should eat 30 grams of protein within 30 mins of awakening and also “dramatically boost a twine in his diet and eat uninformed fruits and vegetables.”
Jan. 28: The brothers reason their second walkabout, this time during Eglinton Square mall in Scarborough. Rob takes 140 photos with well-wishers, walks half a kilometre.
Jan. 30: After TTC Chair Karen Stintz is quoted in a weekend Globe and Mail essay doubt Rob’s devise to bury a whole Eglinton LRT, he is peppered during a Monday weigh-in with tough movement questions. Previewing his doggedly one-track communications plan on a issue, he says a word “subways” 9 times in semi-comical fast succession. (Reporter: “Do we cruise you’ll win this vote? It doesn’t seem like we have a votes.” Rob: “It’s all subways. It’s all about subways.”)
Feb. 21: Rob hits his weight detriment peak: 22 pounds mislaid in total. “This is removing hard, trust me. This is removing very, unequivocally hard,” he says. “It’s a food that’s a tough part. The practice we can do, it’s a food.” Doug is down 23 pounds.
Feb. 27: Doug loses 2 pounds. Rob gains 2 pounds. “It’s easier pronounced than done,” he says. Councillor Frances Nunziata, a tighten ally, gives him some non-Oz-esque recommendation as he stairs on a scale: “Start smoking.”
March 26: Rob postpones a weigh-in from a common 9:30 a.m. start until noon, afterwards cancels it around Twitter. “Very bustling day today,” he tweets.
April 16: Two PETA activists dressed in lettuce bikinis — they’re called “Lettuce Ladies” — attend a weigh-in to foster veganism. Doug chats with them, Rob ignores them. Asked if he’d cruise adopting a vegan diet to assistance remove weight, Rob replies: “No. Any other questions?”
April 17: A lady named Cordella films Rob as he enters a KFC opening she had usually exited. She laughs and mocks him.
April 18: Cordella sends a video to reporters and posts it on YouTube. The Star publishes it. Doug professes snub though fast starts derisive Rob himself. “The guy’s perplexing his hardest — well, maybe not his hardest, though he’s trying,” he says. “Even if Rob hits 30 pounds, that’s huge. He’s (down) what, 18 pounds? He’ll make it. If I’ve got to get a square of channel fasten and hang it opposite his mouth, and put a small hole in there for a straw…” He weighs 249 pounds, down 26, and says there is no doubt he will strech a 50-pound idea even if Rob doesn’t.
April 22: Doug hosts their Sunday radio uncover though Rob, who is “under a weather.” He does not sound overly endangered about his brother’s health. “The mayor’s out getting’ KFC right now, we guess,” he says with a laugh. “He’s tied up.”
May 8: Rob weighs in during 314 pounds, adult 4, in his misfortune display of a challenge; Doug, peering during a scale, incorrectly says he has “done good.” “Gained 4 pounds. That’s unequivocally good, isn’t it,” Rob retorts, afterwards hurries behind into his bureau though holding any questions from reporters. Doug continues to remove weight; he is 247 pounds, down from 249 in mid-April.
May 13: Appearing on a radio uncover for Mother’s Day, Rob and Doug’s mother, Diane, scolds Doug for stability to make fun of Rob’s KFC visit. Rob announces that he will now be weighing in usually each dual weeks. “I adore how a mayor usually changes a rules,” Doug complains. “All of a sudden, boom, bang, each second week now. Doesn’t matter: Jun 18, there’s no evading it, we’re weighing in.”
May 22: Rob cancels a weigh-in for a fifth time in a final 9 weeks. As usual, he provides no explanation.
May 27: Doug threatens to drag Rob to a weigh-in a subsequent day. Rob announces that he has given up: “I don’t caring about a weigh-in. I’m not even dieting anymore. It’s gone! It’s H2O underneath a bridge. So we gotta — we gotta refocus.”
June 18: Final weigh-in. Rob has mislaid 17 pounds, finishing during 313. Doug has mislaid 35 pounds, finishing during 240 pounds.