June 14, 2012 9:31 AM

Barbara Shelly | Honey, I shrunk the mayor

For lunch one day this week, Kansas City Mayor Sly James savored a salad with an “unidentifiable dressing,” fish and some kind of “mystery meat.” He did not clean his plate. Followers of the mayor’s Twitter account (@MayorSlyJames) know all this because James has embarked on a very public weight-loss regime. He’s competing with Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Heeter to see who can do the best job of meeting healthy indicators by the end of October.

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