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    Smile Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Okay this is a website which you bet the site you can lose 10% of your body weight. My friends sister went to the site and placed a bet of $100.00 that she could lose 10% of her body weight. If you lose the 10% you get back $200.00. If you put in for the BMI challenge you bet $300.00 and you get $1000.00. I asked her how it worked. She said you go to a participating location to get weighed like a gym your doctor etc. They validate if you lost the weight or not. If you don't have a participating gym, or doctor in your area you can get them to sign up with the site to validate your weight loss. I was wondering if anyone else heard of this site or used it before? I googled it and it is legit. I wouldn't mind placing a bet on myself, for the BMI challenge that is an extra 700.00 I didn't have before.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member MOMX2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    I'm going to have to read this further. It would be a fantastic way to earn money for our loss


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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    I had come across this not too long ago. Unfortunately, we don't qualify (unless you're pre-op and have some time).

    "Can I participate if I am planning to have bariatric surgery?
    No. If your weight loss occurs as the result of surgical intervention of any kind, including liposuction, you will not be eligible for any prize. Please note that HealthyWage does not take a position on whether surgery is a good idea for any particular patient---that’s between you and your doctor."
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixrise View Post
    Okay this is a website which you bet the site you can lose 10% of your body weight. My friends sister went to the site and placed a bet of $100.00 that she could lose 10% of her body weight. If you lose the 10% you get back $200.00. If you put in for the BMI challenge you bet $300.00 and you get $1000.00. I asked her how it worked. She said you go to a participating location to get weighed like a gym your doctor etc. They validate if you lost the weight or not. If you don't have a participating gym, or doctor in your area you can get them to sign up with the site to validate your weight loss. I was wondering if anyone else heard of this site or used it before? I googled it and it is legit. I wouldn't mind placing a bet on myself, for the BMI challenge that is an extra 700.00 I didn't have before.

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    How do they verify it with the site? Or how do you show you got your weight verified?

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Phoenixrise's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    You sign up with a participating facility and if you have a doctor for example you can ask them to sign up with the site to validate your weight loss.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member SECRETSLEEVE's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by StephO View Post
    I had come across this not too long ago. Unfortunately, we don't qualify (unless you're pre-op and have some time).

    "Can I participate if I am planning to have bariatric surgery?
    No. If your weight loss occurs as the result of surgical intervention of any kind, including liposuction, you will not be eligible for any prize. Please note that HealthyWage does not take a position on whether surgery is a good idea for any particular patient---that’s between you and your doctor."
    It says if you are planning to it doesn't say if you already had it. So if you had it you aren't planning on doing it.

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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    In the response it says if your weight loss is a result of bariatric surgery, you do not qualify. Why would they allow someone who has already had surgery, and not someone who is planning to? Doesn't make sense.
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    Gastric Sleeve Member SECRETSLEEVE's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by StephO View Post
    In the response it says if your weight loss is a result of bariatric surgery, you do not qualify. Why would they allow someone who has already had surgery, and not someone who is planning to? Doesn't make sense.
    Because the most weight loss is from when someone firsts gets weight loss surgery. After you are out from surgery YOU are responsible for your weight loss not the surgery, you could actually lose less then someone who hasn't has surgery because of that big loss that comes directly after surgery.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member SECRETSLEEVE's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    It also says can't be the result of liposuction, well a lot of people have regained that weight they lost with lipo, so they are saying you can't have lipo after entering.

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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    You are reading way more into that than there is. It flat out says if weight loss is a result of surgery you do not qualify.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Phoenixrise's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Well that is if you inform them you had it LOL but I get what you all are saying. I didn't read that far when I posted it, I was so happy to think I qualified. But it is good FYI to inform family members or friends who would prefer to lose the weight naturally WITHOUT surgery as we elected to do. It was just some FYI. All in all I still prefer the surgery over the bet LOL. You ladies take care

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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    well what if the person's weight loss is a result of diet pills or other drugs, they can lose much more weight then someone who had WLS is that allowed?

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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    I think that's a question that could only be answered by the website directly. From what I read though, bariatric surgery patients aren't qualified at all to enter, including both those that are considering the surgery and those that have already had it. Oh well!
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    Gastric Sleeve Member StephO's Avatar
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    Default Re: Healthytowage.com, Betting you will lose the weight! Have you heard of this site?

    Just a site I found that I thought I'd pass on, in case you guys hadn't heard of it.

    If you use something to track your fitness (ie: fitbit, nike, garmin), you can sync it up to this website and earn points which you can redeem for things. The more active you are, the more daily points you get. Kind of a cool little motivator! :]

    If you use my referral link, you'll get 50 points when signing up to start you off! (I wish I would have known someone to refer me to get 50 points, I only have 33 so far! haha).

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