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Weight-loss battles run in the Ford family

- May 29th, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug ford

Councillor Doug Ford shows off his pipes with Mayor Rob Ford in the NEWSTALK 1010 studios on Sunday (Michael Peake, Toronto Sun)

Weight-loss challenges are a Ford family tradition.

Councillor Doug Ford used to challenge his dad, Doug Ford Sr., to bulge battles periodically.

“I won $2,500 off him once,” Ford recalled Tuesday.

The two competed to see who could lose the most weight. When he took the $2,500 prize, Ford lost around 50 pounds.

As one Ford family friend tells the story, Ford’s mom Diane would often take Doug Sr. out for a restaurant meal if he was poised to beat Doug Jr. in the cutting the fat contest.

Ford said his dad, a former PC MPP, always blamed his mom for his weight-loss losses.

“It wasn’t her, it was him,” he laughed.

Councillor Ford is likely poised to win another family weight-loss contest in June – Mayor Rob Ford’s Cut the Waist campaign.

Although Mayor Ford admitted he’s off his diet and will try to lose weight in a more private format going forward, Councillor Ford says he’s still on track to meet his own weight-loss goal of 50 pounds by June 18.

The Etobicoke councillor has around 21 days to lose 18 pounds.

“I’m doing it,” Ford predicted.