“I felt like people treated me differently when I was overweight; they didn’t take me as seriously or respect me,” says Jennie, describing her weight loss transformation.
Now she says, “I feel alive. I have my confidence back!”
A year ago, Jennie weighed almost 200 pounds — and she needed a change.
“I totally hated taking pictures. I would always be the one with the camera to make sure everybody was in the photos but me,” she recalls. “We even skipped family photos [one] year because I didn’t want to do them.”
Jennie had trouble losing the weight she’d gained after having kids. She’d try to snack less and run more, but nothing really stuck.
Then, one day she saw a segment about HealthyWage on Good Morning America featuring winners from a recent weight loss contest.
She was skeptical but also intrigued because she knew money could be a huge motivator for her. After some research, she decided to give it a try. This is how she found HealthyWage.
Eight months later on September 20, 2016, Jennie weighed in at 138 pounds, beating her target of 140. She’d lost 51 pounds!
What was the secret ingredient that pushed her to lose those unwanted pounds? Through HealthyWage, Jennie placed a bet on her weight loss and won a sweet cash prize.
She bet $60 a month for those 8 months that she would lose 49 pounds. When that final weigh-in confirmed her success, Jennie won $886.92, doubling her money.
Get Paid to Lose Weight — Seriously
It sounds too good to be true, we know. We thought for sure there’d be a catch, but after talking with several people who lost weight using HealthyWage, we haven’t found one.
If you reach (or beat) your goal in the timeframe you chose, the company pays you. It’s as simple as that, everyone assures us.
Check out these HealthyWage participants who’ve won cash prizes for losing weight:
Dorlinda Carlson bet herself she’d lose 40 pounds in six months. She crushed it, lost 49 pounds and won $4,400!
Elizabeth Phillips, who found HealthyWage through an online news article, lost 46.20 pounds in nine months and won $1,272.41.
For Kimie Pruessner, it was about losing the weight she’d gain from multiple pregnancies.
This mom of four (all under the age of five!) needed a strong incentive that would hold her accountable. She bet $100 per month for 10 months – she wanted to lose 50 pounds.
Kimie surpassed her 50-pound weight loss goal and won $2,500!
“I feel encouraged, happier with how I look, more attractive and I’m setting a better example to my kids of what healthy looks like,” Kimie says.
What Motivates You?
“I was worried before the [HealthyWage] challenge. Worried I would always be that weight and never able to lose it; I felt stuck.”
“Because I hadn’t lost weight between the  pregnancies, I was basically wearing maternity clothes for five years. I was ready to start wearing regular, non-maternity clothes.”
With the financial motivation to lose the baby weight once and for all, Kimie established daily walks as a family activity and limited her intake of processed foods.
Kimie praises HealthyWage for her weight loss success. “It provides incentive to achieve something you want to do anyway.”
“I started asking myself, ‘Would you rather have that [bad food] or $2,500?’ That was helpful, attaching a reward to it,” she says.
Money was a huge starting motivator for Jennie, but feeling confident enough to partake in family photos again was an even bigger reward.
And she’s stuck to those changes since winning her bet.
“More than anything, it’s given me a ton of energy,” Jennie states.
One important key to this challenge: HealthyWage isn’t a diet program or weight-loss regimen. While you’ll benefit from joining the community, reading tips and exchanging recipes, the company’s main purpose is facilitating your bet.
You put up the collateral. You conduct your weigh-ins. You choose your weight-loss goal and time frame.
Really, HealthyWage doesn’t make you lose weight — it just handsomely rewards you when you do.
Because she was able to select her own eating and exercise plan, Jennie was able to successfully lose the weight and keep it off!
Since winning her bet, Jennie has taken those family photos and is going on a trip to Cancun with her husband!
Here’s How It Works
If you want to get paid to lose weight, here’s how to get started:
- Start at the HealthyWage Prize Calculator, where you’ll enter how much weight you want to lose (10-150 pounds, minimum 10% of your starting weight), how long you’ll take (six to 18 months) and how much you want to bet ($20-$150/month).
Based on that information, the calculator will determine your prize amount, up to $10,000.
You can play with the calculator until you get the prize and goal just right, and you’ll know your prize amount before officially placing your bet.
- Sign up and lay down your bet. You agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
- Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!
You’ll start and end your challenge with a video-recorded weigh-in to demonstrate your weight loss.
- If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.
Ready to get started? Enter your information in the HealthyWage Prize Calculator to find out how much you could win!
Your Turn: What has helped you achieve your weight-loss goals?
Sponsorship Disclosure: Thank you to HealthyWage for working with us to bring you this content.