Murrah said the contest is a natural for those who spend their days selling fresh produce.
“Being out of shape and needing to get healthy was one thing, but looking at our council members, how we’re trying to promote healthy eating through consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, what better way to help that than to jump in it ourselves?,” he said.
“We can all sit at our desk and sell, sell, sell and promote healthy eating, but if we take a look in the mirror, we see how some of us are out of shape and overweight. It wakes you up and makes you want to do something about it.”
Murrah, who lost 30 pounds, said the council plans to promote the contest more at this year’s Southern Exposure.
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