When you’re a single mother of three, it can be a struggle to provide a solid roof for your family’s heads, especially when you’re battling obesity. Michelle knew two things: that she needed to get healthy and that she wanted to give her family a place to call home. Michelle had been overweight for years, … Continue reading How Losing Weight Is Helping This Woman Buy a Home
We have been talking to *a lot* of winners lately, and one of our favorite questions to ask is, "So, what are you going to do with all that money?!" And we LOVE what we're hearing! So many great ideas, so many fun things, and even a few surprises! But we thought we'd pass along … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Spend Your HealthyWage Winnings!
At HealthyWage, we are all about inspiring stories of weight loss success, tips and ideas for weight loss motivation, and actionable plans, whether through recipes, workout plans, and/or emotional strategies. That's why we've rounded up this list of the Top 50 Weight Loss Blogs we've been reading in 2016. The blogs on this list were … Continue reading The Complete List: 2016’s Top Weight Loss Blogs
It's National Diabetes Month. You've all read the statistics about the obesity epidemic and how being overweight puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But did you know that if a person is successful at lifestyle improvement, that person can completely avoid the onset of diabetes 70% of the time? (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/). The lifestyle improvements required to … Continue reading Shrink and Move: Small Steps that Lead to Big Rewards
Wouldn't it be great if the messages that we're bombarded with everyday encouraged us to make healthy choices instead of so blatantly sabotaging our efforts? For all of us who are using HealthyWage challenges to lose weight, happiness is being re-framed. In the past we may have defined joy as coming from the momentary pleasure … Continue reading Ice Cream Makes You Happy (Until it Doesn’t)
I don't know about you but I love trying new restaurants—especially ethnic restaurants with great reviews. Last night my friend Pat and I went out for Indian food in San Francisco to demonstrate how to wisely choose a meal out and love it! Here's the video: Shrink and Naan Why Naan? Because there was none. … Continue reading Exclusive Video: Shrink and Naan—Enjoy Great New Restaurants and Still Lose Weight!
This week is the third episode of my new video series using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for permanent weight loss. In this one, “Shrink and Nosh," I explore some great tools for maintaining your weight-loss goals while dining out. Today, I review dining-out guidelines with my guest Evan, who admits to being part of the clean … Continue reading Exclusive Video: Shrink & Nosh!
This week is the second episode of my new video series on permanent weight loss, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In this one, "Shrink and Splash," I explore some great tools for weight loss while on vacation. Enjoy! Today’s guest is Sandy, who is spending some leisure time in sunny California. Watch our CBT therapist Ellen … Continue reading Exclusive Video: You Too Can Enjoy a Healthy, Mindful Vacation!
At the start of every new year, everyone is jumping on the resolution bandwagon. It makes sense - a new year means a new start; what better time for a new you? The excitement of creating a new, healthier future for yourself is palpable. But then the new year becomes not so new and that … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Your Weight Loss Resolution Stick
Lose 20 Pounds More Per Year by Eating 100 Calories Less & Burning 100 Calories More One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. If you eat 3500 more calories than you burn you will GAIN one pound. Conversely, if you burn 3500 more calories than you consume you will LOSE one pound. Now … Continue reading The Value of Cutting Out & Burning 100 Calories a Day
“I was miserable . . . I avoided pictures or would work to make sure I was in the back so my head was all that was visible,” recalls Kristin Westerfield, describing life before her weight loss transformation. Less than two years ago, Kristin weighed over 278 pounds and knew it was time to get … Continue reading How This Couple Won More than $2,800 for Losing 100 Pounds
At HealthyWage, we are all about inspiring stories of weight loss success, tips and ideas for weight loss motivation, and actionable plans, whether through recipes, workout plans, and/or emotional strategies. That's why we've rounded up this list of the Top 50 Weight Loss Blogs we've been reading in 2016. The blogs on this list were … Continue reading 2016’s Top 50 Weight Loss Blogs: Part 1