In his 10th State of the City address, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero introduced a new health and wellness program called "Metro Lansing Loses a Million," a weight loss challenge that he vowed to lead by example.

The Mayor stepped on a scale and announced his weight:  198 pounds.  The Mayor said he hopes this serves as an inspiration to all of you who want to get healthy, get fit and drop the extra pounds.

Sponsors include Lettuce Live Well, YMCA, Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sparrow Health System and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

Participants can track various health metrics through a new website: