And the $10k Goes To….Time Is Too Short!

Keep in mind that challenges are great tools and a lot of fun, but it takes work to lose weight. Individual results vary.

Another great challenge has wrapped up and we are EXCITED to announce the winners from our February 27th $10,000 team challenge! $10,000 is the top prize but we are actually giving away almost 4 times that amount! Woah … that’s a lot of cash for a lot of weight LOSERS! Congratulations to all our participants for all their success!

We know you’re all waiting for it, so let’s get to it! We had THREE teams max out on their weight loss at 16.59%, it came down to the ribbon tie-breaker to determine the order of winners! Drum-roll please…..

The winners of the February 27th $10,000 Team Challenge are:

The Starvin’ Marvins – 3rd Place/$3,000 Winners

Percent Weight Loss: 16.59%
Total Pounds Lost: 164.5 pounds

Starvin Marvins


This tight-knit family team of five had wanted to lose weight but lacked the motivation to do the work they needed to be successful. When HealthyWage came along, it was the solution they were looking for. “Our goal was to lose weight and start a healthier lifestyle. The money was the motivator to help us reach our weight loss goals.”

The team used a variety of methods to stay on top of their progress and hold one another accountable, and got together a few times to grocery shop together and share snack ideas with each other. What really kept them focused though was watching the leaderboards and seeing themselves consistently among the top 3 teams!

Four of the 5 team members plan to continue to lose more weight, and they continue to help one another stay on top of their progress and their goals. They’re also spreading the HealthyWage word and getting other family members involved as well!

Finally having the right motivator, their hard work and dedication paid off in their lifestyle and in their pockets! Congratulations to the Starvin’ Marvins!



Minimizing the Meyers – 2nd Place/$5,000 Winners

Percent Weight Loss: 16.59%
Total Pounds Lost: 228 pounds

Minimizing the Meyers


This family team, led by Matthew M, and employee of Ryder Systems, aimed for the top from Day 1! They all felt they had the weight to lose, and had been successful in another kind of weight loss competition in the past, so they decided to throw their hat into the HealthyWage ring! The goal all along was to do the best they could, and see where they ended up. They thought they’d place well, but not necessarily as part of the top 3.

Because they’re family, they were able to get together often as a team, share meals and exercise together, but To take it to the next level, Matthew created a spreadsheet to track everyone’s progress and goals week to week. Matthew made sure that it included actual weights, not just percentages…talk about accountability to the max! They each took a slightly different approach to weight loss but each week, they still had to face the spreadsheet.

So here they are, 2nd place and $5,000 more in their pockets! Not to mention the almost 228 pounds gone between the group! The group is still working, with some competing in another challenge, and the rest still accountable to each other and that spreadsheet! We think that spells long-term success. Congratulations Minimizing the Meyers!!



Time is To Short – 1st Place/$10,000 Winners!

Percent Weight Loss: 16.59%
Pounds Lost: 212 pounds

Time is Too Short


This 3rd shift team of co-workers from Michigan said the promise of the big prize was what finally got them motivated to lose the weight they had been needing to lose. When they signed up they knew they needed to reach the max 16.59% average weight loss in order to be in contention, so they thought they’d aim for that and let the chips fall where they may (hopefully not in their bellies)!
Within the first week in this team of motivated men was within the top 15, and by the end of the 2nd week they’d moved into the top 3. Once they got themselves into the top spot, the rest was history – there was no way they were letting go of it, and making sure everyone earned all of their ribbons each week was also part of their strategy. The team got together regularly for daily walks and meals (since they worked together), and says they went “from double-whoppers to salads” in a matter of days!

Ricardo P., David C., Douglas P., Marty R., and Robert H. weren’t the only ones to benefit from this challenge, everyone’s family got involved as well! Ricardo says that being held accountable both at home and at work really helped keep the team motivation high throughout the challenge, and another “side bet” with some other coworkers kept things light and fun week to week! No one wanted to be “the one” that let the rest of the team down.

As light and fun and rewarding as this sounds, it unfortunately wasn’t all fun and games: one team member had a serious head-on car collision part way through the challenge. With broken ribs, a concussion and a number of other serious injuries, their teammate not only assured his team he was o.k, but that he would not let them down and out of the running for the top prize! Now THAT is commitment!

All that dedication has paid off for this team in spades! With over 212 pounds lost between them, they are taking home the top $10,000 prize! Congratulations to team Time is To Short!

We also had a twelve way tie when it came to individual ribbon prize winners! These prizes are awarded to the top 4 (or more in the case of a tie) individuals achieving the most ribbons who are not already on a winning team. Congratulations to all our high achievers below, taking home $166.67 each:

James P.
from team Waco Maintenance 2nd Shift Greg U.
from team Cash Motivated Ramon H.
from team Waving to Fat

Charles W.
from team Heavy Favorites
Francisco S.
from team The Fat Boys
Brian R.
from team #1 Belly Busters
Alan C.
from team Waco Maintenance 2nd Shift
Adam S.
from team PA Porkers
Brian N.
from team Tempcraft Health Nuts
Dixie L.
from team #1 Belly Busters
Diane S.
from team BDtermined
Loren K.
from team Waco Maintenance 2nd Shift

Congratulations to all our teams and participants for a spectacular challenge!

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