Lose weight, meet your goal, and get paid to do it.

I don’t usually share posts like this but I thought that the idea of getting paid to lose weight was interesting.  Not only interesting but motivating especially since my oldest son recently entered a “contest” with someone at work to see who could lose the most weight in a certain amount of time.  My oldest son, being super competitive, won and that got me thinking even more about the success rate of losing weight when a wager is placed on the process.

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Have You Ever Heard of HealthyWager?

If you’ve been considering weight loss but need a little extra motivation, particularly in the form of cash, then HealthyWager may be for you.

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study on weight loss, participants who received cash incentives were more likely to stick with the weight-loss program and lost more weight than participants who received no incentives. Case in point….my son.

Success stories are what I like to hear about and cash is just the icing on the cake.  I like to read about how and why people started, what their motivation was, and if they met their goal.

HealthyWager Success Story

After falling asleep at the wheel and getting in a car accident, Jennifer D. knew she needed to do a complete makeover on her diet and fitness. Originally tipping the scales at over 400 pounds, Jennifer cut out alcohol and processed food from her diet and began working out with local fitness boot camps. Within 6 months she had lost a whopping 75 pounds, but then the scale wouldn’t budge. Aware she needed a new incentive and some extra motivation, Jennifer found out about HealthyWager on a television news segment and was immediately intrigued.

Jennifer bet $150 for 10 months that she would lose 100 pounds. When that final weigh-in confirmed she had actually beat her goal and lost 102 pounds, she won $4,180.60 ($2,680 profit)!  You can find Jennifer’s Story here and more success stories here.

Valerie A. signed up as a birthday present to herself in anticipation for her 40th birthday.  She lost 45 pounds in 12 months and won $1,000.

There are so many success stories on their site that I got a little lost (in a good way) reading them.  Just about every reason you could think of for losing weight can be found and the fact that these people, regular, everyday people, had success is encouraging.

Get Paid to Lose Weight — Seriously

I was a bit skeptical, money’s involved so that always gets my radar up, so I did some research and since HealthyWager was founded in 2009, literally hundreds of newspapers, magazines, TV shows, blogs, and websites have done stories about their personal weight loss challenge, team challenge, and corporate challenge.

Press Coverage

HealthyWager been featured on: NPR (National Public Radio), NBC’s Today Show (3 times), Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, ABC’s Nightline (2 times), The Doctors, CNN, and more.

It Sounds Too Good to be True

I first heard about HealthyWager from a fellow blogger who not only lost the weight she desired to lose, but she won money.  Her talking about it is what prompted me to look into HealthyWager to check it out.  It’s a reputable company and if you stick to your goal and lose the weight you say you’re going to, the company pays you.  It’s as simple as that.

I may be taking the challenge soon and wanted to give you the opportunity to check it out now and give it a try if you’re interested.  The thought of having a goal and accountability to keep me in line is the type of motivation I need, plus, getting paid for it makes it all the better – money for new clothes always appeals to me.

Team Challenges

There are also team challenges that you can take part in with your family or coworkers.

Here’s How Healthy Wage Works

HealthyWager lets you make a personal weight loss wager, and provides fun, powerful motivation.  Pick your weight loss goal and wager, and enter your stats.  Then, the Prize Calculator gives you a prize offer.  You can play with the calculator all you like without commitment.  When you’ve found the right goal and prize combination, make the bet and get started. There is no catch — if you lose the weight, you win the money. HealthyWager pays you promptly via check or Paypal. They have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to winners in their challenges. They provide fun and accountability; you provide the effort!  If you lose, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for people who win.  The only question is:  will you be among the winners?

Wrap Up

And that’s it! I didn’t cover everything and you can check out the HealthyWager website and poke around for more details.

If you do decide to join a challenge, I would truly love to hear about your experience and results.  You can leave a comment here or share a photo and tag me on Instagram.

Here’s to SUCCESS!

How to Get Paid for Losing Weight - this may be just the weight loss motivation you need.