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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,856
4/18/12 11:03 P


DRAGYN5 SparkPoints: (30,843)
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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.

MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
4/18/12 10:33 P


BRANDON504 SparkPoints: (100,017)
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4/18/12 10:32 P

Not for 10 grand

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
4/18/12 10:05 P

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

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (228,470)
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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: 5,793
4/18/12 8:37 P

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

4/18/12 8:17 P

No way. My health is way more important.

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (167,328)
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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.

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.

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).

REINVENT_ME SparkPoints: (22,904)
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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

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

$10,000 is so very little in comparison.

GODDREAMDIVA1 SparkPoints: (152,609)
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4/18/12 2:03 P

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

SONICB Posts: 4,291
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: (12,357)
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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: (9,213)
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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!

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

My health is more important

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (264,655)
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4/18/12 9:53 A

no way! not worth the money!

70LBSTOGO2 SparkPoints: (5,426)
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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!

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)
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: (55,307)
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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.

GRACEISENUF Posts: 12,795
4/16/12 7:48 P


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

GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (34,015)
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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: (65,400)
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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: (73,598)
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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.

SABLENESS Posts: 4,778
4/16/12 4:48 P


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: (6,015)
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4/16/12 4:26 P

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

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,452
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!

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (73,598)
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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)
CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (81,487)
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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.

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


KEELYME Posts: 1,151
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: (6,015)
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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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