Stepping on the scale can be a daunting task for anyone, but what if the numbers you see could turn into cold, hard cash?
It's the newest trend in weight loss. A website called healthywage.com has dieters putting wagers down on how much weight they can lose.
If you stick to the plan, it can literally pay off.
Healthy Wage dieter Shelly Easy says, "Each member of the team pays $60. The grand prize for the team with the highest percentage of weight loss over 3 months gets $10,000 to split between the team."
Healthy Wage also offers individual weight loss challenges.
The web site says the total amount of money won is $430,100 and total weight lost is 866,500 lbs.