Mayor Rob Ford falls off scale to end weight-loss challenge

Ford fell well short of his 50-pound goal, but says he'll keep working hard to cut down

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is finally done with his weight-loss challenge and while he fell far short of his 50-pound goal, he did finish in an interesting fashion.

On Monday Ford tipped the scale at 313 pounds, losing 17 pounds in five months. At his final weigh-in, he fell as he stepped off the oversized scale outside his office and body-checked his brother, twisting his ankle in the process.

"It hurts really bad. I don't know what happened but I twisted pretty good," he told reporters. "I just want to thank everyone for their support...we'll keep working hard to cut down. That's all I can say."

Ford and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, began the "Cut the Waist" challenge in January to raise money for charity and live healthier lives.

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"Enough's enough," said Ford as he publicly kicked off the campaign. "It's the heaviest I've ever been...I've got young children and this is not healthy."

The mayor was quick out of the gate. He seemed to be on a good pace and was happy at the weekly weigh-ins, but then began gaining weight and was even seen buying KFC.

He started rescheduling and even cancelling the weigh-ins and until today had not been on the public scale in weeks.

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A few weeks ago, a frustrated mayor said, "I don't care about the weigh-in. It's gone! It's water under the bridge. So I gotta - we gotta refocus."

Councillor Doug Ford also took part in the challenge, faring better than his brother by losing a total of 35 pounds.

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