Anyone try HealthyWager? I just signed up for a $1080 prize if I lose 25lbs in 6 months!

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  1. elaine amj

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    Has anyone here tried Healthy Wager? You can put down as little as $100 over 6-18 months that you will lose a min 10% of your body weight. Your actual payout depends on how much you put in and how much you commit to lose. I debated for a while (initially only planned to put in $300) but ended up deciding to put in $600 with a payout of $1080. So $480 or about 80% return for a commitment to lose 25lbs in 6 months. That's about 1 lb a week (especially since I did load up with water and dinner - adding about 4lbs to my weigh in that morning lol). I know that while it will be a long-term commitment for the next 6 months, the number is doable.

    I've heard of Dietbet and HealthyWager for some years but never seriously considered it because I was never quite committed to losing weight. I mostly figured that I would take it slow and lose whatever I lost. It has worked and I have lost 25lbs before. But this year, I decided I really wanted to lose weight. Initially I thought maybe 10lbs in the next 10 weeks before my March cruise. Then I thought...since I know I am committed this time (it's a mental thing and I've learned enough about myself to know when I'm committed and when I'm not quite ready), why not make some money off it?

    So I researched all the different sites offering money and rewards. Contemplated Dietbet because it is generally only a $25-35 commitment. Then when I started crunching the numbers on HealthyWager, I could feel a difference in my mindset. I quickly realized the thought of losing $25-35 was not a big enough motivator. The thought of losing $600 was horrifying. At that point I realized I was in fact willing to take a bigger leap and instead of just planning to lose 10 lbs, I was prepared to commit to lose 25lbs.

    Even better, my challenge ends the week before my 40th birthday. It will be so amazing to be summer ready and look awesome when I turn 40!

    So here I am, 2 days into my 25lb challenge. I am strangely confident and calm and know I can do this. There is NO WAY I will let $600 go down the drain. My frugal nature simply will not allow it no matter how much my body craves junk. And an added sweetener is the extra $480 in prize money when I win this. I plan to put that towards upgrading my tickets to an Annual Pass during our Dec 2019 WDW trip - perfect timing to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in 2020 :)

    I'll update this thread every once in a while with my review of how HealthyWager is working for me :) If anyone would like to join me, my referral link is https://hwage.co/574832/ (we each get $40 added to our prize money).
     
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  2. Zhoen

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    I've heard of these, but never really researched or participated. Let us know how it goes!!! (If you haven't already, you can also join us down on the monthly support board, and we'll cheer you on!)
     
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  4. elaine amj

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    This is my first time participating! I have to say - I am surprised how much extra motivation it gave me. I wasn't expecting that at all. I am pretty motivated by money (especially if it involves Mickey Math - and an upgrade to an Annual Pass would be amazingly sweet) so this is already working surprisingly well.
     
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    Losing the weight is definitely do-able especially if you have motivation like this. My weight loss journey started 6 months ago to the day and I'm down 100lbs... You can do it! Wish I knew about this when I started lol Easy money!
     
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  6. elaine amj

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    That was part of the reason I signed up. I knew I was committed enough to lose at least 10 lbs so I figured why not get some easy money while I was at it?

    That said, it pushed me to stretch my goal to 25 lbs so I am officially impressed. I ask expecting that this will give me a boost to keep going when my January excitement wanes.
     
  7. MikeNamez

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    Just stick with it and you can do it. Remember everybody loses at different rates, so don't get discouraged if it slows down. Also, i would suggest tracking your calories with an app like my fitness pal. This has helped me tremendously because I see everything I'm eating and makes me think twice about shoving the bad stuff in.
     
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    Sounds like a great motivator! You’re right, 600.00 is a lot to blow off-and a nice payout as well.

    Can I ask, how do they actually verify someone has lost the agreed upon amount of weight?

    Come join the WISH thread!
     
  9. elaine amj

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    They ask you to submit a video of yourself weighing in at the start and at the end. You have to video yourself starting the scale, stepping on it, then doing a 360 degree turn to prove you are not holding anything. So pretty easy :)
     
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    Week 1 Update: It's been a week and I am still going strong. Technically I have lost 5.5lbs so far but 4lbs of that was inflated weight. Before my weigh in, I drank a lot of water (was dying to pee haha!) and ate my dinner. My weigh ins since then have been first thing in the am after going to the bathroom without clothes. So in reality I have lost maybe 1.5lbs.

    I continue to be motivated by HealthyWager. Rather surprised by that. And of course, I also need to give credit where credit is due. I am using MyFitnessPal for the actual mechanics of weightloss. Daily logging works for me very well. I am using HealthyWager for long term motivation.
     
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  11. ohMom

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    Sounds like quite a motivator! I have not heard of it, keep us updated and Onward and Downward!
     

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