Win a Wii Fit – PART 2!!!

Okay, ladies — how are your New Year’s weight loss resolutions or goals going?!?

On January 1st, we told you all about a fantastic site designed to help you lose weight through Visual Motivation called

The idea is simple. And it is FREE! You send in a photo of yourself and tell them your weight loss goal. They modify the photo to show you what you could look like after you reach your goal.

You use that “after” photo to motivate you to lose weight.

We also love that, since support from friends is key to your success, the weightview site has a great community where you can share your journey and have fun while getting healthy.


We even had three of our 5 Minutes for Mom readers be our TESTERS and sign up at and submit their photos.

We promised to follow these ladies and check in with them at the end of the month to see how much closer they are to their goals.

And now, it is check in time…

Angela — MamaBearGetsChatty

weightview-angelaI am a Christian Stay at Home Wife and Mama. I have struggled with my weight ever since I was young…like junior high young!

The only time I was ever really slender was when I was single and B.C. (before child).

I want to be healthy for my 15 year old son, my 2 year old son (whom we are in the process of adopting), and for my husband.

I’m actually starting a “15% Club”, and have blogged about it at I’ve invited any woman who wants to lose 15% of their weight or more, to come and join me on this journey to health, energy, and being able to shop for clothes that aren’t “plus sizes”!


I really like

It’s so motivational for me! I can look at that photo, and think “That’s going to be me in just a few months!”

This has motivated me so much, that I have started a “club” for gals who want to lose at least 15% of their weight. It’s called “The 15% Club”.

We have a private blog that only “club members” can view and post on. Some of the gals have even submitted their own “before” picture to!

Shelly — Write For A Reader

weightview-shellyMy name is Shelly Burns. I am a 35 year old teacher, blogger, and reader. My husband and I live on 9 acres where we raise paint horses.

On my blog, I review books — mostly children’s books, but also YA, and adult titles.

I have never been small, weight wise, but because I am tall I can carry more weight. About 3 months ago, I started to notice that my body was taking on a different shape, and my pants started to fit differently.

So, I decided that, Jan. 1, I was going to do something, anything. That’s when I heard about from 5 Minutes for Mom and knew that was the motivation I needed.


WeightView is a great site!

The submission process was a breeze. Once I logged on, I was walked through each step and found it very user friendly. All in all, it took me less than 10 minutes to set up a profile, add my pic and get started.

It has been motivating to have the before picture instead of just a goal in my head. I have that “look” staring me in the face and the thought that I don’t want to look like that anymore.

WeightView sends out motivating newsletters to help keep you going, and I’ve found that helpful as well.

So far, I’ve lost 11 pounds, even with cheating now and then. Thank you for sharing this site with me.

Michelle — Michelle’s Family Journal

weightview-michelleI have always had a little tummy but now after my daughter was born three and a half years ago I still haven’t lost my baby weight.

I hope to lose 35 lbs give or take 5 or 10 lbs. I plan to eat more salads, fruits and vegetables and go to the gym while DD is in pre-school or art class. My after picture is the incentive that I need for motivation.

Join me on my weight loss journey as I blog about it at Michelle’s Family Journal


I do find that WeightView is helping me to lose weight,

I’ve done very well if I say so myself at not buying junk food but eating fresh fruit and vegetable. I have avoided pop for the most part which is hard it’s like the cup of coffee to other people.

I can fit in my capris that I haven’t worn for awhile so that makes me very proud!

I look forward to spending a lot more time browsing in the evenings when I’ve time to look at exercise and meals that are low fat.

I want to have more energy for chasing and keeping up with my daughter. Plus I’m tired of being asked “When are you due?!” Will Give One of You A Wii Fit

wii-fitSo now… what about you?

How are YOUR New Year’s weight resolutions going?

Has WeightView helped you keep motivated this month?

IF you participated in our WeightView contest earlier this month, you are eligible for a chance to win ANOTHER Wii Fit or a cash prize of $160.

To enter to win in this special Part 2 of our contest SIMPLY tell us your opinion of the system for a chance to win.

Yes, this is our SPECIAL REWARD contest for those of you who participated in our New Year’s WeightView contest.

ONLY those of you who tried out and submitted your photo and entered our contest with a comment here telling us you signed up are eligible to enter.

We wanted to say THANKS to our readers who entered and say CONGRATS for trying to improve your health in 2009.

So, if you were one of our contestants in Part 1 of our New Year’s WeightView contest, then LEAVE A COMMENT here telling us your opinion of the system and how you are doing with your weight loss goals.

This giveaway is open for entry until Friday Jan 30th. We’ll announce the winner on Saturday, Jan 31st.

Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won the prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days.

This contest is open to US and Canadian addresses but the Wii Fit prize option is only available to US shipping addresses. A Canadian winner will only be eligible for the cash prize.

As previously explained, this second giveaway is limited to participants of the first giveaway. To be eligible for this giveaway you must have entered the original contest posted on January 1st, 2009, by leaving a comment and signing up with

If the winner selects the Wii Fit prize, the Wii Fit will be purchased by and shipped to the winner’s mailing address. (Shipping charges will be covered by If the winner chooses the cash prize, the winner can choose to receive $160 USD by check or by paypal.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This promotion is void where prohibited.


  1. heather says

    I participated the first go round. I couldn’t believe the picture that I got back. It has so motivated me to get off my backside and get in gear. I have been walking and watching what I eat. So far I’ve lost 10 pounds. It’s so cold out though! I would love to be able to exercise indoors … would love to win this!

  2. says

    I submitted my photo and participated in the previous giveaway. I was really excited to see the transformation weightview showed me. While I haven’t started my weight loss journey yet (waiting until the baby is born) I’m really excited about using weightview more to help me reach my goals. The before and after inspirational photos are exactly that, inspirational.
    cat at 3kidsandus dot com

  3. says

    I absolutely loved the weight view web site. Thanks to the motivation it gave me, I’m down
    6 lbs. and still going. Only 11 lbs to go to be at my target weight. Plus it helped motivate my best friend who was really having a hard time. She is down 5 lbs. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  4. says

    I got my picture back from Weight View. It wasn’t too drastic which encouraged me that I don’t really have that much to lose to be at my goal! I am more focused on being healthy and have been working out on the treadmill at least three times a week. A Wii fit would be fun to do with my kid though!

  5. says

    I participated the first time around. The picture weightview sent me was soo motivating! Since then I’ve joined Mama Bear’s 15% club and have lost 7.5 pounds! :) A Wii Fit would help working out to be more fun! Thanks, y’all!

  6. says

    I am not doing so hot with the weight lose goals, camp fire candy came out eeeekkkk and of course the bean is a camp fire girl, I have chocolate coming ut of my ear’s! I have lost 6 pounds though, rock on!!!

    I love the site, I was a former weight watchers girl, and I love the ease of the weight wise sight!!

    Now if we could only get rid of all the candy I wuld be good!

    So would anyone like to buy some camp fire candy?

  7. says

    I sent in my picture and was so amused with my return picture. I have been telling my friends about it. Even if they dont have much to lose, its neat to see what little changes can be made. Its helped me think long and hard about what I would look like thinner. Ive since lost 10 lbs!! Funny thing.. Too bad it didnt slim down the boobs. hehe

  8. says

    I found the photo to be more realistic than I had expected. They really know what they’re doing! I haven’t yet kicked my diet into gear but I will be in the next week and plan on returning to the Weightview site for support. The photo is a great weight loss tool!

  9. says

    I am doing quite well with it I think, I just take one day at a time and don’t blow it all off when I slip! I liked the system while it was imperfect it gave me and idea of what I might look like!

  10. says

    I participated in the first and everyone is right, the picture is SOOOOO motivating. probably the single one thing that helps the most!

    the site is easy to navigate and is wonderful. i love this.

    I have lost 3 lbs so far… but I am only going for 7 more!

  11. sandy says

    participated in the last one- the picture is so motivating..been freezing and have been sick so only have lost 3 pounds but better than nothing

  12. says

    I participated in the first contest and found the “after” picture to be quite impressive. I’ve combined this motivation with other weight loss efforts and have come close to losing the pounds I’d hoped to. At this point I’m looking to really tone and tighten, which would be much easier to do with the benefit of Wii Fit and the cool yoga program!

  13. Alexandra Hancock says

    When I entered last time I loved how my after picture was so darn motivating. I’ve lost 3 lbs this week. I keep the after picture next to my computer so each time I feel like being lazy I see what I could look like and get up and get moving!

    alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

  14. says

    I am one of your featured WeightView users. I am very pleased with the site and the motivation. Please note that my blog address has changed. I want a Wii Fit so badly!

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

  15. says

    I think it’s a great motivator! Some of us are visual and need that kind of motivation before us to keep us going. I’m the type who puts pictures of my goals on the refrigerator so this would definitely keep me going. :-) Sometimes you don’t think there will be a difference, too – you’ve been flabby for so long you can’t imagine yourself being thinner. Great site!

  16. says

    After taking the photo myself to submit I was really impressed that they were able to send me back anything even remotely inspiring, but it was. I haven’t found the information itself all that remarkable, but my problem wasn’t motivation or know how to begin with…. it was finding time with four little ones when I wasn’t absolutely bone tired if they were all sleeping to get up and do something. I’ve not quite met the weight goal I set, but I am well on my way!

    Thanks for the great second chance giveaway…. so glad I submitted the photo and entered the first go around.

  17. Amy B. says

    I participated in the last contest. When I saw my photo I realized that’s what I used to look like and although I have only lost 1 pound I am still trying to keep my goal of 50 pounds up. I put the pic on the fridge and I look at it everyday to make sure I stay focused. Thanks for both of the chances to win this..

  18. says

    I submitted my photo & participated in the first giveaway. The ‘after’ photo & even the ‘before’ photo showed me the reality of myself. I don’t always feel like I’m overweight even though my goal is to loose at least 60 pounds. The photos showed me what is possible with 50 pounds off. It was amazing to see and to know that the goal is doable. I’ve lost only a tiny bit since the start of the month, but I’m continuing to work at it & I haven’t given up. I also joined Mama Bear’s weight loss blog plus I started a weight loss class today at our local hospital. I know that 2009 is going to be THE year that I drop the weight. Thanks so much for all the wonderful information you share with your readers. I really enjoy seeing what new things pop up in my reader each day from your blog.

  19. says

    I sent in my picture and couldn’t believe the difference 50lbs made. It has really got me fired up and motivated to lose the weight. I plan to lose 50 this year. Please pray with me that I will. God can give me the strength! :o)

  20. says

    I got my picture back from weight view, but I didn’t see a big difference. Maybe it’s the picture I sent. I am going to do it again, this time changing my weight loss goal from 20 lbs. to 30 lbs. :) I still have a lot of work to do!

  21. Kari A. says

    I was so shocked when I got my picture back. I didn’t realize that my butt was so big. I think they took 25 of the 30 pounds off of my rear end! It was a wake up call! I am doing “ok” on my weight-loss goals. It is icy and snowy here so it is hard to get motivated inside the house without much to do (like a Wii Fit, hint, hint). I am doing my best and I have lost 3 pounds in the past 3 weeks.

  22. says

    I am enjoying WeightView. It did help me get motivated, now I just need to get off of chocolate! The only thing I didn’t like is that while my body looked good my face still looked fat and tubby after the weight change. It was a little depressing. But it’s a great site with great resources. I was hoping to win the first Wii fit (we were given a Wii for Christmas) but maybe I can win this one! Thanks so much you guys!

  23. says

    I participated in the last giveaway too. I’d never heard of weightview but I loved it as soon as I signed up! My weight loss picture is hanging in my bedroom right by the door and it gives me a reminder everyday to continue to do better. I really want the Wii Fit because then I can do exercises at home and not worry about finding a sitter for the kids so I can try and exercise somewhere else.

  24. says

    Ok…looking at the picture made me want to lose the weight FAST! I definitely like WeightView and think it’s effective at assisting with weight loss

  25. Joy Venters says

    I tried to win the first one – maybe I’ll have better luck this time around. I currently participate in the Silver Sneakers and would love to take off about 50 pounds. The Wii would really help

  26. Betty C says

    I participated the first time around but I’m sorry to admit I haven’t been very pro-active about losing the weight. The photo adjustment was very good and I think I’m going to print out the page and hang it where I see it every day. If that doesn’t motivate me I don’t know what will.

  27. says

    I started my weightloss on this site and have found that seeing what I will look like thin is just the best feeling. It gives me something tangable to look towards. I have lost 5 pounds since the 1st of the year. I am very happy!

  28. says

    I confess I was skeptical, I mean I already had pictured of a skinnier me, from BC (before children) so why would this be any more motivating? But surprisingly I have gotten up and exercised. The whole website seemed a little hard to navigate and too add cluttered to find any of the other useful things they promised but the picture has been unexpectedly helpful.

  29. says

    I participated in the first round and found my picture to be very inspiring although like another commenter said mine wasn’t that drastic. I really need to invest in a scale to see how much I am losing. (

  30. says

    I loved my picture and even blogged about it whn I entered your contest last time.

    Since then, I went out of town for almost a week. I then got busy with a new job and haven’t done much since.

    This prize would help tremendously.

    I have started eating less carbs, more veggies and more protein. I think I have lost anywhere between 5-7 pounds in the last week or two.

    I haven’t found time to exercise just yet.

  31. Melissa says

    I didn’t feel that my picture looked all that different. Maybe I need to use another picture because it sounds like most everyone else was satisfied with it. I have had a hard time getting motivated because of some health concerns with our baby, I’ve been focusing on him. Now he seems to be doing much better so time to focus on mama!!!! I have been eating better but with this terrible weather, it’s been hard to get out with the boys. I’d love to have the Wii Fit so there wouldn’t be any further excuses!

  32. julie g says

    I really like seeing the picture of me at weight view. It really motivates me to make better eating choices.


  33. Cheryl Masciarelli says

    Would love to win this for my son’s girlfriend. All she wanted for Christmas was a Wii Fit and was unable to find one for her. It was sold out everywhere. Would love to surprise her with a belated Christmas gift.

  34. says

    I liked pitcure that was sent back to me I even blogged about it on my site when the 1st one went on. I have lost about 3lbs but I do cheat and I have not tryed the community bored but you know I just might try.

  35. Kathy Mullins says

    I would love to win the Wii Fit to help me stay on track with my weight loss plans. I already lost 25 lb. and am working on 20 more.


  36. Samantha R says

    We entered my husband’s picture since he is trying to lose weight, but the “after” picture didn’t look all that different from the one we sent in. Maybe it is how his body is built, I don’t know. But on the plus side, he has lost a few pounds since the beginning of the year!

  37. says

    I loved the weightview; it was so motivating for me to take a look at how I would look if i could lose 15 pounds and reach the goal weight for my height. It was amazing what a difference the weight I had thought of as Just a Little was actually a lot!

  38. Barbara McCrea says

    I loved the picture it sent back to me and The system seems to be a good system, But I am having trouble keeping with it, I need Help!

  39. michael woods says

    It seems to be a sound system and i would pass this along to a friend I think could benifit.

  40. Sarah says

    I think the picture alteration procedure is unique and encouraging. I have only lost one pound but I am waiting to see how taking meat out of my diet (with the appropriate nutritional suppliments) will help.

  41. says

    I not only fit into my capris (picture coming soon)BUT my winter coat as well! I couldn’t wear it in December so that is making soooo happy :) I’m watching what I eat.I also think trudging through the snow helps lose weight!!!!With more snow around I’m getting a great workout.Weightview is an amazing site to help you lose weight.I will be looking at the exercises and also the recipes.

  42. says

    I participated and tried out weightview. I liked having the photo because it served as an inspiration for me. Although I know it is going to take some time to get the weight off, I am committed to working on it and weightview has certainly helped.

  43. Joanna says

    Oh,,,, I wrote this already on the contest for the camera because I thought it was for the Wii fit, but here it goes again. We just got a Wii and I really need a Wii fit. Thanks, again.

  44. Karen M says

    I participated the first time. I sent in my picture and the one I got back kind of depressed me.

  45. Kim H. says

    I checked out It is an interesting site and they do have the pictures and everything.

    I didn’t see any forums, a place for a personal blog or nutritional information. Since I already go to Sparkpeople which has all of those things (but no weight pictures) and I have limited time for being on the computer I don’t believe weightview is for me. Thanks for showing me the site. I have a friend who might be interested.

    A wii would certainly come in handy.

    Thanks for such a fun contest. I enjoy seeing different websites.

  46. says

    Well, I actually have better pictures of myself to motivate me to lose weight than what I got from weightview. I also expected more from the site. Still, thanks for the link.

    I’ve been doing great on my weight loss. There is nothing like one’s beloved husband getting a bad blood work report to motivate!!

    We enjoy our wii, but are being so frugal now that a wii fit is not in the cards for quite a while – sure hope I win!

    PS Thanks Kim H. … I’m off to check out Sparkpeople because I need the forums and hopefully a weight loss buddy, too!

  47. says

    Wow. That is all I have to say. I actually didn’t want to submit a photo at first because I thought they placed it on their website for all to view but I went ahead and submitted a photo anyway (one you couldn’t see my face just to be sure). Found out they don’t post your photo unless you tell them to. Which is great. The photo they sent back was amazing! How do they do that. I didn’t look all weird and distorted just a bit skinnier than I currently am. I started on the treadmill soon after and I just put on a pair of pants I haven’t worn in a year.

    Great site.

  48. Sharon Jo Seneker says

    I have lost 29 lbs. I need to lose 29 more lbs. to reach my weight loss goal! I hope I can make this happen in 2009! I would love a Wii Fit! The $160 would also help with modivation for weight loss! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  49. Douglas says

    I had bariatric surgery a yr ago this past august… I have lost 240 lbs. this would help me maintain my goal weight!!
    Thanks for offering the prize !!

  50. Carla Spence says

    That’s so cool! It would be neat to see each of the ladies after they’ve lost that amount of weight to see how accurate the body predictions were.

  51. Heather says

    It is so much fun to read about everyone’s success. The photos are amazingly motivational! I didn’t feel like it was a good fit for me because I don’t need to lose any weight. I just need more strength training.

  52. Melissa O. says

    The photo was amazing! Although at first I think it depressed me because I used to look like that. I think weightview is pretty awesome. I haven’t lost much but I am nursing and the pounds are clinging on for dear life trying to protect my baby from starvation. I am working on it very hard though. I would so love to have WiiFit

  53. says

    I signed up a couple of times and still havent recieved my photo back. I think the idea is great and would love to see my photo. But it has inspired me and I re-signed up for ww for round 2. Thanks for the inspiration! WiiFit come home baby!

  54. says

    I really liked the weightview photo, although after they made me look smaller my head is a little bigger then the rest of me I’m sure it’s just the way I was standing.
    Please enter me into the wii fit part two.

  55. says

    I subscribed to your e-mail.
    I’ve also lost 4 lb since I did that picture as well as been excersising every day, and I’m trying to eat more veggys and lean meats.

  56. Catherine KingChuparkoff says

    Weight view is absolutely amazing and the wii fit would be a nice, subtle motivator.

  57. says

    I signed up with weightview and entered your first contest. I am not sure what happened, but I never got my “after” picture, however, I was very motivated by everyone elses pictures and can just imagine myself 20 lbs less. I have lost 10 lbs already and am well on my way to a healthier lifestyle and it feels GREAT!! A Wii Fit would make it SO FUN to stay in shape!!!

  58. Eileen Deliz says

    I love the help with visualizing the weight loss. It can be so frustrating when you hit a plateau and seeing the picture is wonderful motivation.

  59. Ursula says

    I submitted all of my info and photo, but never got one back. I’ll have to try to log back in and see what’s up. Hopefully, I’ll get one back this time. I sure would like to get motivated and see what I would look like.

  60. Carrie Chastain-Little says

    This would be wonderful for those days that I just can’t get it together to run…

  61. mary says

    well its looks like I’d got my contests screwed up but what do you want from someone who only been sleeping maybe 12 hours in the past 2 weeks or so, well WII fits great both my 12, & 13 yr old love going to my big sisters house 2 play on theres, and I’m going once a month because its not in our budget with job cut backs here!~ great contests guys,

  62. says

    I participated in the first round of your contest. Weight View has definitely inspired me to continue my weight loss program. So far I’ve lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks, but I have many more weeks to go and many more pounds to lose.

  63. Rachel Meadows says

    This is an excellent giveaway. I tried to find the Wii fit at Christmas with no luck, I think it would be so helpful for my diet to have a WiiFit!

  64. judy chapman says

    I have been wanting to try this, I have heard great things about loosing weight and having fun.

  65. carmen says

    Ive wanted one of these for the longest…Just sooo expensive!! I hope i win and good luck to everyone