Now VH1 is doing a version where you not only have to take off work during filming (if your employer allows it) and follow questionable weight-loss procedures but you also have to pay to $10,000 participate!
Most people who have trouble losing weight suffer from a lack of motivation. Now twelve overweight teams enter a weight loss competition like no other. Their motivation is money, their OWN money. Each team must pay an entrance fee of $10,000! If they lose they leave with nothing, but if they win by losing the greatest combined percentage of weight loss, they will walk away with $100,000!
Of course, it may be the $10,000 comes out of each participant’s stipend, but, y’know, suppose it doesn’t.
What else could you do for $10,000?
For $10,000 (plus whatever it costs to take off work) why not just follow a favorite band on tour? If you can find a room with gym access, you can lift weights in the morning, sightsee (aka walk) each afternoon, dance (aka exercise) during the show, and actually HAVE FUN.
Or you could spend a couple weeks touring Europe or New York or DC or Boston, walking through museums and galleries and shops. Or a week or two at Disney, or Hawaii. Lots of walking, and you can probably fit in some weight-lifting.
Or you could put the money into a nice safe money market fund for the next time your dryer or fridge or car dies.
Of course, I don’t know if you’d lose weight doing these other activities. If you increase your activity level you might get into better shape. Oh, and you’ll HAVE FUN with the other vacations, and get some piece of mind if you save the money. And you don’t have producers editing the footage to make a better story.
What would you do if you had $10,000 in savings?