July’s Weight Loss Success Story #1: Brooke Lost 50 Pounds and Won $1,506.95!


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“I came to a point where I was just going to stay fat and happy or really do something about it,” recalls Brooke E. before her recent weight loss transformation. Tired of yo-yo dieting and trying the latest fads that never proved successful, Brooke became interested in HealthyWage after a coworker of hers had won money from a HealthyWage challenge for losing weight.

Enlisting the support of her husband Mat, both Brooke and Mat each decided to do an individual HealthyWager.

Brooke bet $50 for 9 months that she would lose 50 pounds. When her final weigh-in confirmed she had met her goal, Broke walked away with $1,506.95!

“I found what worked for me,” she says. “I was really strict with my calories and started working out.” As someone who never stepped foot in a gym, Brooke now works out 6 days a week, partaking in fitness classes and taking advantage of the group camaraderie and support.

“It’s a night and day difference,” claims Brooke when discussing how she feels now compared to when she was 50 pounds heavier. “I’m been very blessed and cursed with being a confident person (even at my heaviest). I wasn’t happy with how I looked but I didn’t loathe the way I looked either. With that, it was hard to find the motivation to lose weight.”

But, with a cash incentive dangling over her head, Brooke finally found her motivation. Once a size 16 and now a size 8, both Brooke and her husband Mat have made sure to incorporate their new healthy habits into their everyday life with their family. “It has affected every aspect of my life. I run around with my [5-year-old] daughter. She loves for us to be active with her…If we’re doing a DVD at home, she’ll do it with us.”

Congratulations Brooke on your incredible transformation and for being an inspiration, not just to your daughter but to all of us as well!

Kate Miller
Kate Miller

Kate Miller, mom of 5, is on a mission to stay fit and healthy. As HealthyWage's Community Manager, she's fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring success stories day after day. In 2012, Kate lost 50 pounds and documented most of her journey right here on the HealthyWage blog. Since then, she's had to learn the subtle intricacies of staying on track by mastering the daily ebb and flow (and parties and holidays and periods of extreme laziness) of life.

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