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National Weight Control Registry

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I got my packet in the mail yesterday from the National Weight Control Registry.

If you are not familiar with this group, here is the website:

Basically "the NWCR was developed to identify and investigate the characteristics of individuals who have succeeded at long-term weight loss. The NWCR is tracking over 10,000 individuals who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time."

I think they are compiling extremely valuable information regarding the success of those people maintaining significant weight losses.

I'm excited to fill out my forms and send them in to participate in the research. It's also big motivation to continue to maintain.


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HIPPYGEEK 11/14/2012 11:52PM

    I got my packet this week as well, and mailed it off today. Very cool idea -- I'm always happy to help the cause of scientific research and I hope that any lessons learned from my experience can help others. Thanks for sharing this!

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TINAJANE76 11/14/2012 5:45PM

    I can't wait 'till I reach a year on maintenance and can join too! Congratulations!

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62NVON 11/14/2012 4:59PM

    I'm not sure, MOBY... I was sporadically seeing the doctor, so I printed out my SparkPeople weight report to send. I'm going to print B&A pics tonight from home and mail it all off tomorrow.

I would think if they needed additional info, they would contact you.

So exciting!!!

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MOBYCARP 11/14/2012 4:49PM

    I put mine in the mail this morning, then realized my doctor won't have documentation of a year of keeping it off till I go in for my physical in February. I didn't send before and after pics because mine are electronic and it would have been a hassle to find where to print them.

I wonder how the registry works around that?

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STARDUSTD 11/14/2012 2:22PM

  I got mine yesterday, too! I was so excited, I about ran into the house to open the envelope.

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MS0669 11/14/2012 1:24PM

    Thanks for the info, I am going to check them out right now !!

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NIKI8911 11/14/2012 12:42PM

    Wow, this is very interesting. Thanks for the information!

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LYNNWILK2 11/14/2012 11:25AM

    that is awesome... good luck and congratulations.

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SUSIEQ911 11/14/2012 11:02AM

    Cool checking it out!

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NUTZ4HARRY 11/14/2012 9:30AM

    That is awesome. I will be checking the site out! Thanks for sharing and Keep it up!! You can do it!

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