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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.
I'm around 5 10 also and 157.5 is NOT under weight at all. I believe ideal is about 155 for that height.
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#62
Them taking BMI seriously is a bad sign...
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Quote from z9z91 View Post :
Drink 2 gallons of water (or beer) immediately before seeing your doctor and weigh in. That adds up 16 lbs to your weight. If you weigh 160 lbs, you can lose 10% of your weight in half an hour after you pee. EEK!
Quote from gordgeck View Post :
Step 1) drink a gallon of water before you weigh yourself.
Step 2) cross your legs really hard and get weighed.
Step 3) profit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication
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#64
I might consider this legit if people didn't have to pay them $150 up front. This has scam written all over it.
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#65
Quote from marathonbear2 View Post :
I might consider this legit if people didn't have to pay them $150 up front. This has scam written all over it.

I don't think it's a scam. They've been around for 4 years now...
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Quote from ZeeOhhSix View Post :
I don't think it's a scam. They've been around for 4 years now...
To prove it's not a scam you have to explain how they fairly make their money. I'm interested in joining, but am concerned this (assumed for-profit) company will not be found in the instance I win the bet.
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Quote from gordgeck View Post :
Step 1) drink a gallon of water before you weigh yourself.
Step 2) cross your legs really hard and get weighed.
Step 3) profit.
Leaving the water intoxication issue aside, I'm not sure if that would work if they require you to weigh in every week. I suppose you could stagger down the amount of water you drink at each weigh in...
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#68
Read the rules closely, they can disqualify you for many reasons and you are contracted not to complain about and they have the last say. I would be concerned about being accused of cheating or "gaming the system" if I lost all of the weight legitimately so I don't think it's worth risking $150.
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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.
157 is way too skinny for 5'10"

Im 180 6'1" and I feel like I need to add around 15 lbs muscle. It would be pretty tough to lose 14 pounds at his weight/height and not sure if its all that healthy anyways
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Quote from marathonbear2 View Post :
I might consider this legit if people didn't have to pay them $150 up front. This has scam written all over it.
Not a Ponzi scheme. Read this article from Yahoo finance. in 2011 the company secured over 250 high-caliber corporate participants, including General Electric, CDW, New York & Company, Healthfirst, and many large hospitals, health systems, insurers, school districts and municipal governments throughout the U.S. seeking to bolster their corporate wellness initiatives
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hea...00159.html

According to the founder - 1 in 4 are able to complete the challenge successfuly.
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2...your-money
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Last edited by 1217topher January 2, 2013 at 06:49 AM
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Quote from 1217topher View Post :

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.

http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
BMI is accurate for something like 95% of people, it obviously doesn't take into account muscle mass that is far above average, so some very lean body-builders get called obese when they are actually in good health. Most people with high BMI are overweight/obese, they just want to find a way to rationalize it. If you're not a pro-athlete, not pumping iron religiously, and your BMI is high, own it, you're overweight/obese.
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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.[/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.
The CDC BMI calculator indicates that normal weight range for a person that is 5 ft 10 in is 129-175lbs. Personally I think that 129 lbs for a male especially at 5 ft 10 is too skinny but I guess for a female it would be not as bad... http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/...lator.html
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#73
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... I find that disparaging.

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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.
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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.
Well then this deal isn't for you. Hopefully you're not out buying every computer, TV, or whatever else is posted on this site.

Not every deal posted on SD is for everyone who gets on the site.
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Quote from z9z91 View Post :
Drink 2 gallons of water (or beer) immediately before seeing your doctor and weigh in. That adds up 16 lbs to your weight. If you weigh 160 lbs, you can lose 10% of your weight in half an hour after you pee. EEK!
Something similar to this [youtube.com] ?
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