Shannon G. Lost 50 Pounds and Won $2,096!

“I feel lighter,” exclaims Shannon G., who recently lost 50 pounds. “I get out of bed and it feels like I took off a heavy backpack full of books…I feel like myself again.”

Shannon wanted to lose weight but was struggling to find the motivation to change the unhealthy lifestyle habits she’d developed. It wasn’t until she came across HealthyWage that she found her one incentive to lose weight: money. “I’m motivated by money, whether it be losing it or gaining it.”

Shannon bet $150 a month for six months that she would lose 50 pounds. When her final weigh-in confirmed she reached her goal, she won $2,096!

“I feel like I got a second chance for my health and life….I’m now responsible and in control.” In order to shed those 50 pounds, Shannon had to completely makeover her lifestyle. From cutting out alcohol, limiting her carb intake and focusing on whole foods to becoming more diligent with her exercise regimen, she saw the pounds slip off.

However, it wasn’t just about the numbers on the scale anymore — her weight loss was affecting every area of her life. “Running has become easier,” Shannon relays. “When you’re heavier and running, you feel uncomfortable running in front of other people. Now, I don’t care if other people see me run.”

“I am so excited to have found [HealthyWage]. It has given me the boost of motivation I needed to take control of my life and my weight.”

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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