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Last Edited by 1217topher January 2, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Great way to motivate yourself to lose weight. Get paid to lose weight by signing up with healthywage.com
http://www.healthywage.com/

For those who have a little bit of weight to lose...
Get paid $150 to lose 10% of your body weight in 6 months with the 10% challenge

For those who are obese....
Get paid $100 to reduce your BMI from above 30 to 25 in 12 months with the BMI Challenge
Or if you want to go for the big stakes, pay $300 up front and get paid $1000 for winning the BMI Challenge.


10% Challenge
Register online at healthywage.com and pay your registration fee of $150
Verify your starting weight at the gym or with your doctor
Log in weekly to record your weightloss
Lose 10% of your body weight in 6 month
Get paid $300 via check or with paypal

If you are obese, you can register for the BMI challenge for free

FREE - BMI Challenge
The BMI Challenge is completely free and pays you $100 if you get to a healthy weight after 1-year. To qualify for the BMI Challenge you have to start with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30. Your BMI is a ratio of your height to your weight. Use the BMI calculator to see if you qualify http://www.presidentschallenge.or...i-calc.php If you'd like to earn greater prizes and have additional motivation pay $300 to get paid $1000 for winning the BMI Challenge.

Step 1 - Register online at healthywage.com by choosing the BMI challenge

Step 2 - Get your starting weight verified and check-in weekly
After you sign-up, you need to get one verified weigh-in. You have two options:
(1) use our private weight verification video tool, or (2) visit your doctor, health club, or one of our thousands of health club partners throughout the country. You do not have to be a member of a health club to join the challenge. After that, your weekly weigh-ins do NOT need to be verified; you just self-report your weight on the website (takes less than a minute).

Step 3 - Get to a healthy weight and get paid
Get to a BMI below 25 after exactly 1-year and win the cash prize. You'll get your ending weight verified by your doctor or health club. Payment will be made via check or paypal.

Great reference article from CNN http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/201...-at-stake/

Fox News TV Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYyfBQO_MRc
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Last Edited by Mammal January 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM
You will be sued if you make a disparaging remark about the program:

"This Sour Grapes Clause applies regardless of the reason for the sour grapes, and applies even when the Participant was disqualified by HealthyWage for a rules violation, whether the violation was caused by the Participant or by someone else, and whether the Participant agrees with HealthyWage's ruling or not. Participant covenants and agrees that he/she will not say anything disparaging about HealthyWage via any means, including electronic media (including but not limited to email, Twitter and Facebook), written media (including but not limited to letters, press and advertisements), and spoken word, for two years following the end of the challenge. This includes all disparaging remarks whether true or false. Participant understands that sour grapes can cause serious damage to HealthyWage and Participant hereby agrees to be financially responsible for such damages and to pay any and all legal costs and fees, including attorneys fees, that HealthyWage incurs in any successful action against the Participant for violating this clause, even if HealthyWage's damages are small."

Make sure you read the T&C [healthywage.com] before signing up. The "V. Sour Grapes Clause" section is just silly. You cannot say anything bad about the company on Facebook/Twitter or else they can come after you...
Quote :
Participant agrees that the word "disparagement," as used in this section, shall be construed very broadly, and that damages shall be presumed to be not less than $1,500 per disparaging remark, and possibly much, much more.
This program is for people who need to lose weight, not for those already at a healthy weight!

It seems that losing 10% of the body weight in 6 months now only pays about 11% (In contrast to 100% during the 10% Challenge) :-(

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Quote from bigbearballs View Post :
I'm 175 and 5'10'' and have a 25.5 bmi. If I lose 10% of my body weight, I would be 157.5 and way underweight. I'm very confused about this program.
friend. you could cut like a mad man.
get ripped if you got to 157. slightly on the skinny side at 5 10 imo.
but it's something to shoot for.
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Quote from bigbearballs View Post :
I'm 175 and 5'10'' and have a 25.5 bmi. If I lose 10% of my body weight, I would be 157.5 and way underweight. I'm very confused about this program.[/QUOTE

Normal BMI range is 18.5-24.9%. So you would not really want to lose 10% of your body weight. So this probably not a good program for you. It is targeting overweight and obese people.
I feel like the 10% program could have some people doing risky things, enema's, dehydration, starvation, purging, seems risky for the website. I think they should stick with the bmi challenges.

Quote from TransTeam View Post :
friend. you could cut like a mad man.
get ripped if you got to 157. slightly on the skinny side at 5 10 imo.
but it's something to shoot for.
Don't you think the muscle mass I would gain would keep me at my weight or higher?
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Last edited by bigbearballs January 1, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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I'm 175 and 5'10'' and have a 25.5 bmi. If I lose 10% of my body weight, I would be 157.5 and way underweight. I'm very confused about this program.
Technically you would be exactly at the midpoint of normal weight at 22.5 if you got to that weight. BMI is just an average though and could be very high or low depending on body type and muscle mass.
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Quote from 1217topher View Post :

I feel like the 10% program could have some people doing risky things, enema's, dehydration, starvation, purging, seems risky for the website. I think they should stick with the bmi challenges.
They have a statment in their contract addressing unhealthy dieting...

Section D. Unhealthy practices, including, but not limited to, deliberate weight gain (before, during, or after a HealthyWage challenge), starvation, water deprivation, unusual water consumption, self-induced vomiting, diuretics, laxatives, or any weigh loss or weight gain plan not approved by your doctor or that, in HealthyWage's sole and exclusive discretion, would be considered unhealthy or unfair by an ordinary person.
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Quote from bigbearballs View Post :
I'm 175 and 5'10'' and have a 25.5 bmi. If I lose 10% of my body weight, I would be 157.5 and way underweight. I'm very confused about this program.[/QUOTE

Normal BMI range is 18.5-24.9%. So you would not really want to lose 10% of your body weight. So this probably not a good program for you. It is targeting overweight and obese people.
175 pounds for a 5' 10" person could easily be either overweight or in excellent shape. BMI is only really relevant for the obese, but 157.5 pounds would actually be considered normal as opposed to 175 pounds which would be borderline overweight.

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Technically you would be exactly at the midpoint of normal weight at 22.5 if you got to that weight. BMI is just an average though and could be very high or low depending on body type and muscle mass.
I'm actually skinny/fat with stick arms and a belly. I make no sense physically.
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#22
Pretty sure taxpayers will somehow be footing this payout. Yay America, anything else? OMG
HealthyWage is sponsored by corporate and government
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Pretty sure taxpayers will somehow be footing this payout. Yay America, anything else? OMG
we pay for bigger useless things than health related things.. so why not this one. faster we go down the toilet, the faster we can fix this mess.
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#24
Those guys that do the bulk then cut routine can probably take an advantage of this.
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#25
Ridiculous.

Oftentimes as you get in shape you either stay the same weight or grow heavier due to increased muscle mass - this arbitrary 10% body weight figure clearly seems aimed at fattays rather than normal folk with a little holiday fluff to burn off.

The morbidly obese SDers should get on this - they'll loiter in lines on BF to save $100 on a TV so I wonder if they can drum up the motivation to make a buck by doing something that'll actually save their health and dignity...
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Quote from dealornodeal View Post :
Pretty sure taxpayers will somehow be footing this payout. Yay America, anything else? OMG
HealthyWage is sponsored by corporate and government
Care to cite a source? As far as I can see, Healthwage share an NY address with Sarnoff Co.
Even if it were a government program, the savings in health care costs would outweigh the cost, unless you believe it's keeping income away from hospitals and insurance companies.
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Ridiculous.

Oftentimes as you get in shape you either stay the same weight or grow heavier due to increased muscle mass - this arbitrary 10% body weight figure clearly seems aimed at fattays rather than normal folk with a little holiday fluff to burn off.

The morbidly obese SDers should get on this - they'll loiter in lines on BF to save $100 on a TV so I wonder if they can drum up the motivation to make a buck by doing something that'll actually save their health and dignity...
Someone had daddy issues.
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#28
I should forward this info to some overweight family members, maybe it'll be extra incentive for them. I expect it's not enough of an incentive though.. going from a BMI of 32+ to 25 may be rather tough for them.

Going to pass on doing this myself .... I'm 6'1" and around 170, so I'd have to get down to 153... possibly doable, but not really a weight I'd want to be at. And my doctor probably would think I have a tapeworm or something.
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#29
meh. i like food too much and dislike sweating too much. yay obamacare!
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#30
Can you play both or do you have to pick one? I'd be up for this.
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