Winner Story #163

Renee V. from Deerwood, MN

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$709

Name:  Renee V.

From: Deerwood, MN

Lost: 74 lbs

in: 6 months

Won: $709!

“After having four kids in six years and dealing with postpartum anxiety, I gained over 100 pounds. I just wasn’t the mom I wanted to be,” relays Renee on how she felt before losing over 70 pounds. “I was tired. I was overweight. My kids want to run around and have dance parties, and here I was just being a bump on a log. I didn’t want them to grow up having me that way.” 

Between four kids and working full-time, Renee was ready to lose weight and get healthy, but needed motivation. When a friend mentioned HealthyWage, Renee was intrigued. “I’m very motivated by cash prizes. I signed up for a 6-month challenge and hit the ground running.”

By practicing portion control and committing to hitting a daily step goal that involved family walks and dance parties, Renee surpassed her goal of 45 pounds, losing 74 and winning $709! “When you’re overweight and have all these things going on, things can spiral out pretty quickly,” she says. “I’m now able to handle stress better. I’m a better mom. I feel like we’re going to be making a lot more memories now.”