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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
4/18/12 11:03 P


Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
DRAGYN5 Posts: 192
4/18/12 10:47 P

Not only no, but HECK NO!!!

4/18/12 10:44 P

Yes, because I can lose it and some.

Working on becoming a Registered Dietitian and to lose weight to become a better self and a better role model for my (future) clients.
MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
4/18/12 10:33 P


BRANDON504 SparkPoints: (101,476)
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4/18/12 10:32 P

Not for 10 grand

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
4/18/12 10:05 P

Nope! Not when it has taken me 4 years to get 50 pounds off.



"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
J2740LOU SparkPoints: (250,951)
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4/18/12 9:35 P

No, I would not accept the challenge.

4/18/12 8:53 P

No way!


BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,931
4/18/12 8:37 P

No. It has been a difficult path without monetary roadblocks. Not worth it.


1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
4/18/12 8:17 P

No way. My health is way more important.

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (201,703)
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4/18/12 6:37 P

That wouldn't pay for the food. I am SO SO SO desperate for money now, but that is simply not enough to give you resources to live on while you gain, then lose. Obviously, I couldn't go anywhere, because I would have NO clothes. I would do a lot of crazy things for money now - out of sheer frantic need. I AM a risk taker. But there's no profit here. You would not break even, and that's certainly no advantage.

�Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you�
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)
REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
4/18/12 6:11 P

I'm not at maintenance weight, but I'll echo what the others have said. $10K is not enough money to so something so difficult. I *Might* gain weight for a million or so because then I could afford a "fat camp" to go to so I could get it off.

I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.

-Dorothy Parker
HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (32,314)
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4/18/12 5:56 P

$10,000 isn't that much money. I could easily earn that by picking up a second job on the weekend for a few months. No way. Not for ten thousand, not for a hundred thousand, and probably not for a million either (as I suspect that gaining that much weight would seriously impact my ability to perform my job and advance in my career, and my future earning potential is way more than just a million bucks).

Stats: Female, 5'4", 28 years old.

Goal: From 152 (07/24/2011) to 125 by December, 2011. DONE! December 4th weighed in at 124. In 2012 I've been maintaining around 122, which is a thirty pound loss. My BMI has gone from 26.1 to 20.9 since following the Spark plan!

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REINVENT_ME SparkPoints: (23,063)
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4/18/12 5:32 P


4/18/12 5:13 P

Certainly not, considering the psychological effects that come with it. I know how different a mindset I have now and I won't go back.

LULU8278 Posts: 313
4/18/12 3:14 P

Definitely no.

LOVES2RUN08 Posts: 551
4/18/12 3:05 P

Thats an interesting question, but my answer is a definite NO! 10k isnt enough to compromise my health


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CROWLEY123 SparkPoints: (34,393)
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4/18/12 2:18 P

$10,000 is so very little in comparison.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 SparkPoints: (198,727)
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4/18/12 2:03 P

After all this hard work [and no play], no thank you.

1 Corinthians 13�The Greatest Gift
�and now abide FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.
SONICB Posts: 4,327
4/18/12 1:53 P

Absolutely not! Imagine how much extra $$$ you would have to spend on food to even get there.

BAMBI31311 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/18/12 12:20 P

No way !

It's so easy to gain weight and be out of shape, it's much more difficult to drop the weight and get back on track. It's a lot simpler to remain eating a healthy diet and sticking to a routine of exercise. emoticon

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/18/12 12:16 P

no my health is more important than money. There could be a lot of unforeseen issues that you inflict upon yourself by gaining that much weight.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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4/18/12 12:03 P

I would not do it. $10,000 is not really that much. I would not even be slightly tempted.

4/18/12 11:45 A

No. Not worth it.

DRRPH35749 SparkPoints: (40,406)
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4/18/12 10:54 A

no way

FITFABME2 Posts: 3,944
4/18/12 10:22 A

Money isn't everything!

Go For It - U Can Do It!

JLEMUS1 Posts: 4,054
4/18/12 10:19 A

My health is more important

The strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf!!!

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (336,833)
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4/18/12 9:53 A

no way! not worth the money!

70LBSTOGO2 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/18/12 9:42 A

no way!! I feel great at a 23 pound weight loss I could not imagine putting my life at risk to gain weight to try and loose it again. I bust my but everyday to see these pounds shred one day at a time and could not imagine trying to gain it for money!

One day at a time...

I am thankful everyday for the support system that I have.

Keep up the great work everyone!
REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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4/16/12 10:15 P

Never- this question may have the person needing dentist assistance because I offered the answer via my fist..

Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 4/16/2012 (22:16)
Fitness is a battle, welcome to the frontline.
Suit up and fight for your life. War is war, no matter what front your fighting..
SPOORK Posts: 1,193
4/16/12 10:07 P

No. The health risks of gaining 100 pounds are much greater than $10k.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (60,369)
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4/16/12 10:05 P

$10,000 doesn't buy as much as it used to. I'm not desperate enough to significantly risk my health for that amount of money. For 10K, I'd be willing to gain 5 pounds, maybe 10.

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GRACEISENUF Posts: 12,800
4/16/12 7:48 P


Money isn't worth risking my health has been very challenging to get this far.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Girls compete with one another, WOMEN empower one another".
GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (36,847)
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4/16/12 7:46 P

The only way I would even think about gaining that much weight is I would have to starve myself to get to a super light weight for the starting weight and even then it would have to be for more money for me to even consider it. Just being 50lbs heavier than I am now had me feeling so bad about myself...not only the way I looked but the way I felt also... It is not worth it to be overweight.

TIDESONG Posts: 1,214
4/16/12 5:35 P

Not a chance in heck.

MYNEED2LOSE SparkPoints: (6,153)
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4/16/12 5:27 P

no, its too hard for me to lose so no amount of money would make me put on weight.

GIANT-STEPS SparkPoints: (65,408)
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4/16/12 5:23 P

My price would be $1 million. I figure that between my savings and $1MM I could retire then I'd have time to undo all the damage the 100 lb weight gain caused.

4/16/12 5:11 P

Maybe for a looooooooooooooooot more money than that. Definitely not for $10K, that's chump change for all the work you'd have to do.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (108,108)
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4/16/12 4:51 P

@Bob - did you see The Machinist? Christian Bale looked like a concentration camp survivor.
no way could I put myself thru that!

Will Smith bulked up & did some serious training to play Ali. Hillary Swank did the same for Million Dollar Baby.

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
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SABLENESS Posts: 5,400
4/16/12 4:48 P


FL - Eastern Standard Time

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/16/12 4:42 P

not on your life........not for a million bucks. Poor health isn't worth the money.

BOB240 SparkPoints: (6,110)
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4/16/12 4:26 P

Robert De Niro went from superfit to adding 60 pounds for raging bull..

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RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
4/16/12 3:56 P

nope. I've worked too hard to get down to where I am now to screw things all up putting weight back on!

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OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (108,108)
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4/16/12 3:47 P


actors do weight gains/losses all the time for various roles. Toni Collette swore she'd never do it again after Muriel's Wedding, but she let Curtis Hanson talk her into gaining a few lbs for In Her Shoes. I think she dropped the weight while filming (her character lost weight in the movie).

Renee Zellweger gained weight to play Bridget Jones. Tom Hanks gained and lost a lot of weight for Castaway.

all of them can afford the personal trainers and a chef to help them get back in shape. They are also normally thin folks. And they didn't gain 100 lbs. I think it would be much more difficult to convice a heavier person who'd finally managed to get the weight off to gain it back!

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 4/16/2012 (15:52)
The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (84,377)
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4/16/12 3:33 P

Hell to the no!

Considering how much extra food I'd need to buy in addition to more clothing in big sizes, $10k just wouldn't cut it. Plus the long term effects on my health could be priceless.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
ILMEL1957 Posts: 2,490
4/16/12 3:29 P

No way! I would hate what a 100 pounds would do to my health.


4/16/12 3:21 P

Add two more zeros and I'm in. 10k isn't nearly enough for me.

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4/16/12 3:17 P


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KEELYME Posts: 1,157
4/16/12 3:01 P

Heck no. Knowing how hard it is to lose weight, why would anyone voluntarily put themselves in a position where they'd have to lose 100lbs. Plus the stretch marks and extra skin wouldn't be worth it.

Edited by: KEELYME at: 4/16/2012 (15:02)
BOB240 SparkPoints: (6,110)
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4/16/12 2:55 P

An interesting question to those on maintenance weight.

If someone offered you $10k to put on 100 pounds in weight (you can lose it afterwards) would you take on the challenge?

Edited by: BOB240 at: 4/16/2012 (14:56)
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