“I was living in maternity clothes for 3-4 years. It was just depressing,” recalls Amanda L. on life before her recent weight loss transformation. After having her third child, Amanda hit 225 pounds. “I never [lost] the baby weight between my second and third child, so it just kept stacking on during my third pregnancy.”
While being blessed with two healthy babies, Amanda struggled emotionally and physically due to her weight gain. “Your whole life gets affected,” she says. It “affected my marriage and friendships. If you’re not happy with yourself, you’re not going to be happy with any section of your life.”
Having recently given birth to her son, Amanda feared her weight would continue controlling her life. “My husband is all the pictures with our 2 year-old daughter because I refused to be in any photos. I feel sad that her part of life is gone and I’m not in it with her.”
Tired of living in maternity clothes, Amanda decided to sign up with HealthyWage after coming across it on Facebook. “I needed the motivation to get my butt in gear. So, I decided to sign up and just go for it.”
Amanda bet $150 a month for 6 months that she would lose 70 pounds.
Diet was Amanda’s first priority when tackling weight loss. “I’m one of those people where I do better when it’s planned out for me.” With her husband frequently away for work, Amanda needed something simple and consistent as she was already planning meals for her three kids, ranging in age from newborn to 11 years.
“I did two 310 Shakes a day and threw in almond milk, almond butter, spinach, chia seeds, and banana so it was more like a meal. I’d have a big shake in the morning and a big shake in the evening, with a chicken salad for lunch. I don’t mind eating the same thing over and over again because it’s easy and I’m not a good cook nor like cooking.”
In addition to closely watching her food intake, this mom of three was resourceful when it came to squeezing in workouts. “With my husband often away for work, I used the gym’s daycare. You can use it for two hours a day, so I soaked it up. I’d work out, use the sauna, and treat that as me time.”
When her final weigh-in confirmed she achieved her weight loss goal, Amanda won $3,041!
Get Paid to Lose Weight — Seriously
It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. If you stick to your goal and lose the weight you say you’re going to, HealthyWage pays you. Lose weight, win money — it’s as simple as that.
Check out these other recent HealthyWager success stories:
Paula S. bet on herself that she’d lose 50 pounds in 9 months. She exceeded her goal, losing 71 pounds and won $2,573!
In order to get knee surgery, Rachel S.’ doctor advised she lose weight first. She signed up with HealthyWage and won $2,400 for losing 51 pounds!
Find the Motivation You Need
For Amanda, it was cold-hard cash that helped her stay on track to reaching her goal. “I’m money-motivated. I refused to lose my money and told myself that if I win, I’m going to buy myself a new wardrobe. I used [HealthyWage] both as motivation to get my money back and win more.”
That’s an important key to this challenge. HealthyWage isn’t a diet program or weight-loss regimen. While you’ll benefit from joining the community, reading tips and exchanging recipes, the company’s main purpose is facilitating your bet.
You put up the collateral and choose your payout amount. You conduct your weigh-ins. You choose your weight-loss goal and time frame.
In addition to facilitating her bet, HealthyWage’s progress tracker helped Amanda stay on track with reaching her goal. “My goal was to stay ahead of the progress tracker. If I saw the tracker was catching up to me, I knew I needed to push myself to get ahead.”
Now 70 pounds lighter, Amanda has seen how her weight loss has not only affected how she feels about herself, but also how her newfound confidence and energy has made her a better mom, wife, friend, and daughter. “I feel like I’m back to my normal self,” she says. “I love the way I look now when I look in the mirror. I know that sounds vain, but I feel so much better. It’s motivation to keep going. It’s just set me up to do more in my life now. I’m ready to conquer and do more.”
How Does HealthyWager Work?
If you want to get paid to lose weight, here’s how to get started:
1. Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator, where you’ll enter how much weight you want to lose (10-150 pounds, minimum 10% of your starting weight), how long you’ll take (6 to 18 months) and how much you want to bet ($20-$150/month).
Based on that information, the calculator will determine your prize amount, up to $10,000. You can play with the calculator until you get the payout and goal just right, and you’ll know your payout amount before officially placing your bet.
2. Sign up and lay down your bet. You agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
3. Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!
You’ll start and end your challenge with a video-recorded weigh-in to demonstrate your weight loss. Throughout the challenge, it’s recommended that you use the HealthyWage app to log weekly weigh-ins (these are just self-reported, not verified by video). It’s a great way to keep yourself accountable and on track to meeting your goal!
4. If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.
Ready to get started? Enter your information in the HealthyWage Prize Calculator to find out how much you can win!