We’d like to heartily congratulate the following four winners. These four won $1000 in our BMI Challenge for going from an obese BMI to a healthy BMI within one year, from January, 2011 through January, 2012.
After a bad breakup, when I was 100 pounds heavier than I am now, I realized I wanted thing to change, and slowly but surely, I began to take off the weight. At first, the weight came off really, really easy. But then, 40 pounds or so in, I floundered. It got more difficult, and it was hard to stay motivated. Luckily, that was when I found out about healthywage, which gave me the push I needed through every stage–to get going at that first hump, to stay motivated through the many, many pounds, and to give me the final push to get the last 10 pounds off! So, there it is. I recently ran a half marathon and am training now for a full marathon. I feel great, and am so happy with my health and how it has just made life better–emotionally, mentally, and, of course, physically!
I heard about healthywage from my wife, who read about it in a fitness magazine. I signed up because I had been heavier than I had been in years and wanted to return to a healthy weight and feel better. Putting up my own money DEFINITELY helped me win. I don’t think I would have worked as hard to win if the prize was only going to be $100 and if there was no risk of me losing any of my own money. I would definitely recommend your program to others, and I already have numerous times!! I would be interested in a financial incentive program around weight maintenance– this would be very effective for me to keep the weight off. It has always slowly come back on in the past. I think maybe a similar program where I could pay money up front, have to sign in once a week to enter my weight, then have a weigh in at 6 mos (I think shorter intervals would be better for weight maintenance) for a victory prize. Then if this could be continued, there would be more incentive and assistance in keeping the weight off.
Thank you for this program! It has helped me get back to my old lean self again!! Everybody comments about how skinny I am looking!
I recently completed the Healthywage BMI Challenge. I was successful at lowering my BMI from over 31 to under 25. I ended losing 50 lbs over the course of one year! This was not easy, and I would definitely say being involved in this contest helped me achieve my goal. I heard about Healthwage in a Mlive article last January. I signed up because I was sick and tired of carrying all this extra weight. The financial incentive of not only winning $1,000, but of also putting up $300 were necessary to keep me going throughout the year. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to lose significant weight in the upcoming year. I would definitely be interested in financial incentives for weight loss maintenance. Thank you for everything Healthywage.
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