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Spread the SPARK: Join the National Weight Control Registry!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I joined the National Weight Control Registry last year and they've sent me their annual questionnaire packet to complete to update their records. I LOVE being part of this study because I sing the praises of SPARKPEOPLE every time I correspond with them!

From the article below, here are the instructions on how to join:

Join the Registry: If you've lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, you can join the National Weight Control Registry (which is especially looking for members of ethnic minorities and teenagers). Visit or call 1-800-606-6927

Here is an article which summarizes what the NWCR is all about:

I think it's a terrific project to study successful "big losers" and to get the word out at to what has worked so others can join our ranks!

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  • S318830
    I'm glad you posted your comment on my blog. I just realized I'd been reading the rules all wrong. I thought I needed to get to my goal weight before registering, even if I'd already lost more than 30 lbs. Now that I read it again, it's lose 30 and keep it off. There's a big difference there. I need to go back and see what date I hit the 30 lbs gone point and register if it was a year ago or more. THANKS!

    [Edited to add: I just signed up! Thanks again!]
    2706 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/27/2009 7:05:56 PM
  • JIBBIE49
    Happy Memorial Day. Hope you are having fun today. emoticon emoticon
    2708 days ago
    Don, I just sent them my stats through the website. Thanks for posting this!
    2708 days ago
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