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Old 02-08-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Let's not be a statistic...

I heard on TV that a large number of folks who start trying to lose weight at the first of the year quit within six weeks. So that's about Valentine's Day.

Let's say - We are in it to win it. Getting healthy for life is our goal.

No six week wonders here..carry on!
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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Great point Beverly! I remember last year I did a little research here on 3FC. I can't remember the exact stats but it wasn't very good at all.

As with every year (I'm sure), there were 100's of new members in the first couple weeks of January. I went back and checked the "last activity" on just a few days worth of the "Resolution newbies" and many never even made it (on 3FC) past their first post. Another 1/2 past the first week, and another large percentage past the first month. If you look around now, there are just a couple (out of 100's) with join dates of Jan2009. OF COURSE, we hope that all those people found another group, or did it on their own, but in reality probably most of them are sitting at the same weight or more this year...

I know how terrible they must feel. I did the same thing year after year. I'm so glad that the procrastination is over for me.

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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Well, I'm starting week 14 today, so I've beaten the statistic! I figure if you can make it through Thanksgiving and Christmas, you're good to go.

I hate being a statistic. I can't wait to get into the normal range so my doctor can take me off her list.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Not a statistic here! I will still be here in March, June, September, January 2011! You guys are stuck with me! LOL!
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Great post Beverly! The support here has been such an inspiration to me during the first few months. Let's all go the distance together.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:28 AM   #6
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I vow to NOT be a statistic in this instance!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:39 AM   #7
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Good point! I will NOT be a stastic. I've been here 15-ish weeks. I intend to keep on keeping on. I've seen what happens when I don't and I NEVER want to be there again.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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Here's a statistic that we DO want to be part of ...

The 5% Club!

Those pesky statistics tell us that 95% of people who lose weight will gain it all back. Which means that 5% don't!! So let's all take a vow that if we're going to become a statistic, it's being part of the 5% Club.

When we started the Maintainers forum here a few years ago, that's actually a name that we kicked around as a possibility. But we decided against it since most people wouldn't understand what The 5% Club means. But WE do! I like being part of that statistic.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #9
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5%? That's a statistic I WANNA be a part of!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:29 PM   #10
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5%? Wha! Well, one good thing...I'm just stubborn enough to do it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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ME TOO!!!!!!!

5% club is for me.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #12
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Not a statistic! I feel committed. I believe I WILL do it this time.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:52 PM   #13
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the 5% statistic is the only one I want to be a part of!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:54 PM   #14
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Future member of the 5% club here.
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I started on 11/2/09. I found 3FC in December and lurked for a couple of weeks until someone mentioned the January rush. So I signed up right away, I didn't want to get caught up in the January rush, because I knew I wasn't making some casual New Year's resolution, only to let it fall by the wayside.

Yes, I was here in January, but more importantly, I'll be here in March - and in March of next year too!

And I'm definitely aiming for that 5% club.
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