January 05, 2008

When losing 1 million pounds is a good thing

Oklahoma City is among the '10 fattest cities' in the United States. And with an official state meal that includes cornbread, sausage and gravy, chicken fried steak and pecan pie, mayor Mick Cornett thought the beginning of a new year was the right time for a radical New Year's resolution. He has challenged Oklahoma City residents to lose 1 million pounds (a little less than 500 thousand kilos!) in 2008. Learn more about his plans in this AP article.

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