01/23/2012 11:58 EST | Updated 03/24/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto Mayor Ford drops 10 pounds in 7 days

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dropped 10 pounds in his first seven days of dieting.

Last week Ford, along with his brother and fellow city council member Doug Ford, launched a public weight loss campaign. They invited the public to join in and are planning to stage a series of public weigh-ins.

On Monday the mayor reported he is now down to 320 pounds thanks to a regime of running, lifting weights and “eating like a rabbit.”

Doug Ford has shed nine pounds and is down to 266. He described the weight loss campaign as the toughest thing he and his brother have ever done.