Austin's Mayor Sheds 100 Pounds

Posted at: 07/08/2014 10:54 PM
By: Justin Thompson-Gee

(ABC 6 News) --  The mayor of Austin is seeing a lot of change in his life and is getting a lot of attention for it.

Mayor Tom Stiehm has lost 100 pounds in the past year down from 265 pounds last summer.

He said he has always battled his weight but this time decided to make a change in diet eating lots of fruits, vegetables and lean meats.

Mayor Stiehm also kept count of his calories and frequently took walks with his dogs, and being in the public eye helps tremendously.

"If you're not in everybody's view maybe it's a little easier to accept but this is every day I'm out and about and you want to se a better example than that," Mayor Stiehm said.

And the Mayor says he's not done yet and hopes to lose another 5 to 10 pounds.