Mayor Continues Push for City-wide Weight Loss

Mayor Tom Henry addresses students from Canterbury School about healthy eating. He's participating in Operation F4 – Fight for a Fitter Fort.
OPF4 is a campaign that is aiming to spark Fort Wayne residents to lose a collective 500 million pounds. Henry has lost 13 pounds since October. 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Mayor Tom Henry hit the scales Wednesday to promote Operation F4 – fight for a fitter Fort.  

It's a effort that aims at seeing residents lose 1/2 million pounds by the end of 2016.  Henry tipped the scales 13 pounds lighter than his last measurement in October. At that measurement, he was 203.

The mayor says he was surprised. He only expecting to lose 7 or 8 pounds. 

Operation F4 is a two-year effort hopes to spark a loss of 1/2 million pounds by December 2016. 

You can participate in a lunchtime learning session Friday. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to get involved in the OPF4 program. The free event will be held from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the YMCA Central Branch, 1020 Barr St. 

Participants will learn how to:

*Manage food cues that trigger overeating

*Handle the urges and social pressures to overindulge

*Create delicious, healthy holiday recipes to keep you on track

*Develop a healthy mindset to better manage your weight and life

How OPF4 works:

-Sign up as individuals or teams and enter current health information as directed.

-Individuals will learn how to structure exercise and eating for healthy results.

-Individuals/teams will be able to log in and track progress. Calculators will automatically tabulate the City’s collective results.

Resources for individuals/companies to get connected with OPF4: