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Subject: Keep trying
From: Valerie Akers
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:24:32 -0800

I read this today in an article in The Washington Post:

Studies show that altering eating habits for good requires 10 to 12 
concerted attempts to succeed  which is to say about a dozen failures come 

before the eventual success. "That's not reason to despair," said John 

Norcross, professor of psychology at the University of Scranton in 
Pennsylvania and a researcher on self-initiated change. "If anything, it's 

reason to say, 'I'm not doing so bad.' "

Here's a link to the entire article if you're interested:



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