KC Chamber CEO reports weight loss progress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The race to lose weight between two local leaders is getting more interesting.

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Jim Heeter is pushing forward with his efforts to slim down and lose more weight than Mayor Sly James.

Heeter and James are facing off and trying to lose weight in the "Not So Big KC Challenge."

Heeter worked out Wednesday at a fitness center at Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Heeter said he is seeing progress as the needle on the scale moves in the right direction.

"I feel terrific, as a matter of fact my clothes fit better," Heeter said. "I've had several suits, sport coats and slacks already taken in once."

Heeter said his fitness level is a lot better and he can take on more physical challenges. He said both he and the mayor are receiving a lot of positive feedback for taking on the challenge.

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