How Vicki S. Won $2,020 for Losing 150 Pounds

“My name is Vicki and I used to weigh over 360 pounds. I used to be an emotional eater.”

Despite having family members pass away at early ages due to “poor diet and lifestyle choices that could have been avoided,” Vicki S. continued to turn to food as her go-to coping mechanism. It wasn’t until an incident at her family’s favorite theme park that Vicki finally saw how her weight was negatively impacting not just her life, but her family’s as well.

After waiting in line for over an hour with her young daughter to ride a roller coaster, Vicki found she wasn’t able to safely fit on the ride. “To have to explain why we can’t ride to my daughter, that was very hard for me,” she recalls. “It’s very crushing…it stays with your mind.” Vicki decided that day to start taking control of her weight and more importantly her health, both physically and mentally. The incident “was even more of a motivating factor of I’m going to make sure it’s never an issue anymore.”

Having practiced a ketogenic diet in the past, Vicki planned on returning to it; however, when coming across intermittent fasting on YouTube, Vicki fell in love and started her journey with IF. “After adopting a fasting focused lifestyle for two weeks I saw a dramatic drop in weight,” and shortly after, discovered HealthyWage. “It was something I needed to try to help with my accountability and also added an extra incentive to keep on track. And it did just that.”

Vicki bet $150 a month for 21 months that she would lose 150 pounds.

“I’ve been doing a lifestyle of intermittent fasting, so shortening my eating window throughout the day and just being active in the time that I’m in that fasted state, has just been tremendous for my overall weight loss,” says Vicki. “It’s been something that has been so amazing and eyeopening to me, and it’s just become a lifestyle.” Referred to as the “Fasting Queen” by her kids, Vicki successfully practiced it throughout her entire challenge, seeing benefits both on and off the scale.

When her husband, only 41, suddenly passed away from congestive heart failure, Vicki didn’t derail from the healthy habits she’d acquired. “I had a little ping in my mind that told me, you need to stay on this. Don’t give into the emotional eating because it will set you backward.” Before he passed away Vicki’s husband asked she stay on course when it came to her health. “And I remember him telling me, don’t give up, just keep going, please keep going. You need to. And I told him I wouldn’t give up. I would stay as healthy as I could for myself, not just for myself, but for the kids, for our kids. They need to see that I won’t go backwards, that I won’t give into just poor emotional habits like I’ve seen so many other people do.”

And so, despite the horrific loss of her husband, leaving her a young widow with two kids, Vicki continued to practice intermittent fasting and yoga. Choosing to actively acknowledge the good and not-so-good days, Vicki refrained from numbing her pain with food. 

When her final weigh-in confirmed she achieved her goal of 150 pounds, Vicki won $2,020!

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:

Kiley T. wanted to lose the baby weight she’d been carrying around for a few years and set a goal to lose 45 pounds in 7 months. She lost 53 pounds and won 2,237!

After learning about HealthyWage from her coworkers, Melody D. knew it was the perfect weight loss motivation for her. She signed up with HealthyWage and won $6,045 for losing 64 pounds!

Find the Motivation You Need

For Vicky, money was as an effective accountability partner. “Investing in yourself is a big deal” states Vicki. “Money is an incredible motivator. It was a driving source of additional motivation to lose the weight I wanted to lose.”

“To be able to put that money wager in and have that monthly contribution to something where you know you’re going to get it back when you meet those goals, not if, but when you meet those goals, is a huge deal and huge reward!”

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.

The HealthyWager “was very customizable to me, and I liked that.” By being able to select her goals and challenge timeframe while having the flexibility to research and implement a nutrition and fitness plan that worked for her, Vicki not only achieved her challenge weight loss goal, but continued to lose an additional 50 pounds afterwards! “I’m now seeing that I can do so many other things that I couldn’t do at 365 pounds because you think the world is just shut off to you, and there’s size limitations.”

“For a long period of time, I felt stuck, like I couldn’t be where I am now. If you would have asked me two years that I would be 180 pounds lighter than where I was, I’d be like no way, absolutely not! Being at that right place and moment where I was and having HealthyWage pop up when it did, it was just like all the stars aligned and I just went with it. I saw the opportunity, I grabbed it, and I went with it!”

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!

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Amanda Stewart

As a mom of two littles, Amanda knows firsthand the struggles of balancing a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle (hint: it involves coffee...a lot of coffee). Having successfully shed the baby weight (and more!) by implementing a balanced, realistic lifestyle focused on nutrient-rich foods and daily workouts that vary between cardio, weight lifting, and pilates, Amanda loves to hear what's worked for others. Overseeing HealthyWage's winners relations, where she gets to chat with participants and learn about their weight loss journey, Amanda enjoys helping our winners share their success and hopefully inspiring others. If you've achieved success with HealthyWage and would like to share your story, please contact Amanda at [email protected]

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