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Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 10:35 am

Working out and Jesus both were topics that did not make it into the paper from the Lodi City Council meeting.

First up, Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce said that she participated in a conference call with Michelle Obama on the Let's Move! campaign.

"I'm 50. I'm fat. I've always been this way," Mounce said.

Mounce plans to join the initiative, which focuses on heathly eating and being more active. With children spending more time in front of computers and TVs, she hopes parents will use the campaign to get the whole family moving. It is also targeting schools to offer healthier lunch options and get people exersizing.

"I'm going to start moving myself, and see if I can drop some weight and be an example to younger people," she said.

Make sure to check out the website for more information on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

The other surprise commenter was Vincent Sayles. He came and spoke in favor of Christian prayers in 2009. In 2006, The Record did a profile on Sayles after he became well-known in Stockton for having anti-gay rhetoric on his truck.

At the meeting last night, he said he was quite angry when he spoke last time and disappointed the council didn't pray to Jesus before every meeting.

"It wasn't a sinful anger, but I was angry that Jesus who created man, who died for man ... who created the Earth, they are fighting over whether they are going to pray to Jesus," he said.

When he approached the podium, he set down his large water bottle that looked like it once held a handle of alcohol and hung his green canvas hat on it.

He said the council should pray to Jesus in anticipation of judgement day, and that everyone needs to clense their spirits. 

"I'm promoting that ... you reevaluate the need to pray to Jesus. He is our creator, he is our judge, and on judgement day, ooo, it's going to be hot," he said.