R4 Week 8 group stats

 

 

Out of 555 people who have signed up for Round 4 of 90days, 92 people checked in for Week 8. Let’s take a look at how things have changed for us since the start of the round.

 

Overall weight distribution

Here’s the initial weight distribution of everyone who signed up originally and those who have checked in for Weeks 1 through 8:

 

And if we look at only the people who have checked in for Week 8, we get:

 

(lbs) (kg)
Avg Std Avg Std
Week 0 212.2 52.4 96.2 23.7
Week 1 210.4 51.4 95.4 23.3
Week 2 208.6 50.0 94.6 22.7
Week 3 206.1 51.6 93.5 23.4
Week 4 207.5 50.4 94.1 22.8
Week 5 201.4 48.1 91.3 21.8
Week 6 203.1 47.9 92.1 21.7
Week 7 206.8 48.3 93.8 21.9
Week 8 202.7 47.1 92.0 21.4

 

We’ve lost an average of 9.45 lbs (4.29 kg) per person since the start of the round. The 92 people who checked in this week have lost a total of 870 lbs (394 kg)! (For comparison, a rule of thumb for a healthy weight loss rate is 1-2 lbs (0.45-0.91 kg) per week, which would be 8-16 lbs (3.63-7.26 kg) for eight weeks of progress. So we’re slowing down, but we’re still on track as a group!)

Fitting our weights to a normal distribution, it’s a little easier to see the shift in our group weight:

 

Weight distribution by gender

Let’s break it down by gender again. Looking at only the people who checked in for Week 8, there were 46 women and 43 men (plus 3 with an unknown gender).

The weight distributions for both genders are shown below.

 

Women

Women have lost an average of 7.72 lbs (3.50 kg) each since the start of the round, for a total of 355 lbs (161 kg) lost for these 46 women!

 

Men

Men have lost an average of 11.65 lbs (5.28 kg) each since the start of the round, or a total of 501 lbs (227 kg) lost for these 43 men!

 

 

Distribution of weight change

Here’s the distribution of weight change since the start of the round for everyone who checked in.

 

Broken down by gender:

 

Are any diets or exercises doing better than others?

On the sign-up form, there was a page of optional questions about which types of diets or exercises we were planning on following. This data isn’t necessarily very accurate, because there is no guarantee that a person actually follows the diet or exercise that they said they would. Plus, the questions were optional, so not everyone answered them. Still, it’s fun to look at some of the info that we can get from this.

Diet types

Calorie trackers

Exercise types

Activity trackers

Who’s still with us?

On the following plots, the number of people who checked in for Week 8 are compared with the number of people who selected a category on the initial signup form. The plots are ordered by percentage of people retained. For example, of the 219 people who listed their goal as “improve body measurements,” 45 people checked in, so 21% are still here.

Goals

 

Diet types

 

Calorie trackers

 

Exercise types

 

Activity trackers