I saw a news program about healthywage.com and how it was helping people lose weight by paying them for their success.
I signed up as a birthday present to myself. I was anticipating my 40th birthday a year from them and I wanted to start off middle age as healthy as I could. I wanted to be able to enjoy middle age and not depressed about my weight and concerned about my health.
Putting up my own money definitely helped me win. At first, I did play around and not take this weight loss seriously. I even gained weight since my first weigh-in. But I kept coming back to, “Do I really want to throw away my $300?”. So I would try to regroup and try again. After, I finally dedicated myself to the process, many times I wanted to give in to temptation. But the thought of the prize kept me focused. And, as weight started to come off, I was very excited about the process. It was not as hard as I thought it would be once I got my mind focused.
I would definitely (and have) recommended this program to my friends! For people who are competitive, it will definitely motivate them to win!