Danielle decided she really needed to lose weight, but felt that she lacked the long lasting motivation that she would need to be successful. She went online and googled ways to get paid to lose weight, thinking that would help motivate her, not really believing she’d find anything legitimate. But! That’s when she found HealthyWage. After a little research, Danielle decided to go all in and made her wager and set about her goal of losing 130 pounds. No small task!
Danielle says she really focused on just starting to incorporate healthier eating and habits: counting calories, watching portions and being more active.
Danielle says she really focused on just starting to incorporate healthier eating and habits: counting calories, watching portions and being more active. She’s careful to eat frequently, having 3 small meals and 3 snacks throughout the day. No extremes here, Danielle wanted a true lifestyle change that would last. She also started exercising, and is now working out for about an hour five days a week.
Besides the motivation of not losing the money she was putting into her wager, Danielle was focused on her son. She said, “My son was 1 when I started, and I just decided I wanted to be as healthy as I can be so I can be around to raise him!” He’s two now, and Danielle says her health has improved and she’s able to do so much more with him now than she was before or would have been able to had she not decided to change her lifestyle.
HealthyWage makes money from corporate and government clients who are interested in creative solutions to weight loss. In addition, although financial incentives are great weight loss tools, people sometimes lose their weight loss bet.
Kerry B. of Lindenhurst NY said before the challenge “I was feeling pretty down on myself. Being someone who has always been physically active and has had my ups and downs my whole life, I was at my highest point. I couldn’t work out as hard, I would be winded earlier. When something you like to do becomes more difficult, it takes a strain all over…When you’re feeling down on yourself, it’s hard to bet on yourself but that’s when you need to do it. Have faith in yourself and rely on yourself. No one else is going to change your habits for you.” Winning a total of $1,399 for just getting in shape didn’t hurt either:)
My name is Kristin W., and as of this morning, I have officially won my HealthyWage bet, lost 114.5 pounds and won $4000!
I started with just walking and tracking my food using MyFitnessPal. I started around 1200-1500 calories a day, and have gradually increased my calories so that hopefully maintaining my weight will be a little easier and less a shock of adding a bunch of calories back in. I’m training now for a half marathon in the fall, and planning on a full next year! Signup for Healthy Wage Today
“Cortney and her family have participated in two $10,000 Team Challenges and have won second and third place respectively (that’s $8,000)! Team accountability has helped her a great deal with her success and brought her family closer than ever! Not to mention the big prize just before the holidays!”
– Cortney W., Pfafftown, NC
Today Show host Savannah Guthrie explains the science and research behind HealthyWage and why financial incentives are an effective weight loss tool, plus interviews with four HealthyWage success stories!
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