My wife has decided to start her juice fast too! And... she signed up for a weight loss competition to help motivate her. She says she has motivation enough just seeing that I've lost over 40 pounds in 35 days! She realizes that I'm not slowing down and if she doesn't jump on board then I'll weigh less than her (as some "baby weight" is still there). She can't imagine her husband weighing less, so she started yesterday!

I included a photo of me from this morning at the bottom of this post too.  It is Sunday, so it is a "rest" day, no workout today. Which means I'm avoiding the scale. However, take a look at the photo... I'm "shrinking" as someone put it.

We were introduced to Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by our friend Mike. I was instantly motivated and have NEVER looked back!

I went on the reboot with Joe community forum page and submitted my story there.  It is at the bottom of this post for your reading pleasure.

I added a few things of my own, including links and information to the weight loss contests / challenges entered. Including ones that even you can join/sign up for. I did this as I was asked about the weight loss challenges / contests that I entered. I provide links and information to them at the end of this post.

You said you entered challenges. Why five? Which ones did you do? Can anyone join them? Was there a fee? What is the payout / prize?

I didn't know I would find five at first. I started searching online as I figured since my intentions were to smash the first contest, why not find some more during the same time period and win them too? These contest are set on percentage of weight lost. I figured a little added incentive to keep me focused, would do me great. Finding five, just added to that.

The first one I found was on Facebook. A friend put it together. This particular one is closed (all the other ones have revolving cycles, so you can join one of the upcoming ones). There was a $50 fee. Winner takes all. 12 people signed up.

The next one I found is on HealthyLoser

The HealthyLoser contest fee was $100 with $8,000 given out to those who place. On their pre-registration page, please tell them that you heard about them here; on 84lbs84days.blogspot
"All participants who lose at least 15% of their Body Weight will win Cash."
Only 300 people are allowed in each group and then another one can start forming.

From HealthyLoser:
"There will be 4 Cash Prizes. All participants who lose at least 15% of their Body Weight will win Cash." They "share" the payouts between those who lose weight within percentage groups Cash Payout will be as follows... just click this link and it will take you to their details page. <-- Once again, if you don't mind, please tell them Johnathan Swart sent you (referred you).

The third, fourth and fifth contests were actually introduced to me from fellow competitors from the facebook competition. They wanted me to be on their team as a teammate.

They give each person a referral ID number if they share their site with others.
My ID number is: 1011207644 

Within healthywage they have:
A TOTALLY free BMI challenge that pays you $100.00 for lowering your BMI to a healthy one.
A team challenge "The Matchup" that pays $10,000 and...
A 10% weight loss challenge that pays $150.

I am not an affiliate with them. When you use my ID number they give me an "additional bonus" on top of any winnings that I receive for losing weight.

"The BMI Challenge."
Is completely free and pays you $100 if you get to a healthy weight after 1-year. To qualify for the BMI Challenge you have to start with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 30."

They have an option that will increase the payout from $100 to $1,000.
"If you'd like to earn greater prizes and have additional motivation pay $300 to get paid $1000 for winning the BMI Challenge." Click here for details on their site... and then click "Challenges" and BMI Challenge.
If you have weight to lose and do sign up, please use my referral  ID: 1011207644. I appreciate it!

The 10% pays you $300.
Lose 10% of your weight and get paid $300 for losing at least 10% of your weight verified. Get your ending weight verified at a local gym or a Dr. Office to get paid.
If you have weight to lose and do sign up, please use my referral  ID: 1011207644. I appreciate it!

The 5 membe
team challenge.
Has a $10,000 prize ($2,000 each) payout and a $75.00 entry fee. The team that loses the most weight wins! They cap the weight loss at 16.59%, it is called
If you know 5 people that have weight to lose and you want to sign up, please use my referral  ID: 1011207644

I am excited to lose this weight and excited that my wife is going to try a reboot too. In the end, even if I don't "win" I have already won! In less than 35 days I have dropped over 40 pounds! I intend on dropping 84 pounds overall! That alone will make me a winner! However, my intention is to WIN all of these!

Oh... and I did one other contest. I did not mention it, as it is closed. It is from, there is no fee. They have a mean and a lean contest. The payout is $50,000 to each category. I did not mention it above as it is totally based on "transformation" in the eyes of the judges. They have a World wide pool of contestants and, as much as I'd love to win that one, I feel that whomever wins it will be at the sole discretion  of the judges.

From JoeJuicer community:

How did you learn about Reboot Your Life?

My friend sent me a link... I watched it.

What inspired you to do a Reboot?

When Phil answered the question about if he felt full in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead with a "Yes"; I turned to my wife and said; "If that big man can feel full off a juice, I can too!" <-- I used to easily pound an entire large pizza... without even thinking about it.

How did the experience go for you?

I am still doing it... I have lost 40.4 pounds in 34 days!  I have a goal to lose 84 pounds in 84 days and I am doing it! I started a blog to keep me motivated. ~ About a week after I started it someone contacted me and said we found your blog and are watching your goal become a reality! <-- That inspired me even more than I ever expected! And now... I push myself even harder!

How much weight did you lose (even if that wasn’t your goal!)?

So far 40.4 pounds have been eliminated and I am determined to lost another 43.6 pounds!

Did you have any notable health or physical improvements?

My Doctor says that increased my good cholesterol by 30 points! My bad cholesterol came in at 66... the doctor gave me a range of 0 - 166 and said that I have NO risk for heart disease or any other heart problems. 

I was obese. Diabetes is all over my family tree and low and behold, I was raised on primarily animal products and meat. Born in Montana... meat, pork, bacon, beef, turkey, mayo, butter, you name it... we ate it. However, my step day had his 10th stint put in his heart... That scared me. I wanted a change and was so glad that FSND was introduced to me!

What was the toughest part about the Reboot experience?

I was so inspired that I flipped the switch and BOOM! I just went to town and jumped in with both feet!

What habits have you maintained and kept a part of your everyday life?

I'm still juicing however, when I am done, I will be taking smaller bites and enjoying /  savoring my food more. No more stuffing myself to a pulp! I learned a few things that will help me keep myself thin and healthy!

What is your lasting impression of the Reboot experience?

It has changed my life!  I will never think of food the same!  I have learned so much about the power of vegetables, fruits and the nutritional and vitamin values! Vegetables and Fruits truly are miracles! Little miracles ready to transform peoples' lives... if they just take a bite!

Day 1:

Day 35:
P.S. My wife and I finally took down the sleigh door hanger last night... our little one liked playing with it so we left it up.  It is now put away... yes, I know it is February. :-)

My Progress: 40.4 Pounds in 35 DAYS!

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