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Poll: Readers say losing weight top priority for 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

It's that time of year.

That time when people decide what they want to do in the upcoming year to make it better.

Following New Year's Day, many people decide to create a resolution. Some even create lists of resolutions.

In its latest online poll, The Brazil Times asked readers what their New Year's resolution was.

There were six options on the poll, including:

* To lose weight,

* To be more responsible,

* To yell and scream when the Colts win the Super Bowl again,

* To become a better person,

* To quit smoking, and

* Other.

More than 120 readers responded to the poll, with the overwhelming response was losing weight, as 54 readers (44.6 percent) chose that as their top resolution.

Coming in second in the poll was becoming a better person as 20 people responded (16.5 percent).

Other was third with 18 voters (14.9 percent), while to yell and scream when the Colts win the Super Bowl again came in fourth with 11 voters (9.1 percent).

Placing fifth was quitting smoking with 10 responders (8.3 percent) while being more responsible placed sixth with eight voters (6.6 percent).

The Times also tied in its On The Street website feature to the online poll and four readers responded to the question.

Brazil resident Jack Reece said he intended on "clean living, like I've always been," while Brazil resident Rose Mary Price stated her New Year's resolution was, "to be a better person, but sometimes you have a crisis that pulls you down. I'm going to try."

In addition, Greencastle resident Gene Torrence said his New Year's resolution was to, "to get closer to the Lord," and Brazil resident Tammy Davis said hers -- along with her daughters -- was for the library to open.

The current Brazil Times' website poll is "How closely are you following the debates, caucuses and primaries?"

Answers include:

* Extensively,

* Only when it's on the news, and

* No chance.

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