It was all laughter and kibitzing as Rob and Doug Ford mounted the industrial scale outside the mayor’s office on Monday. The mayor insisted that his brother go on the scale first because Doug was the “skinny guy.” Rob patted his brother down, cop style, to make sure Doug wasn’t packing extra weights to cheat in their weight-loss contest. Doug did the same to the mayor… The Mayo Clinic Diet recommends that dieters aim for a loss of six to 10 pounds in the first two weeks and one or two pounds a week after that until reaching their target. “Don’t rush it. Take your time,” cautioned Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan.
Globe and Mail, by Marcus Gee, 1/16/2012