It won’t make you rich, but you can make a little extra money through Healthy Wage and DietBet if you lose the required amount of weight. It’s a gamble though as you do have to put up your own money which you’ll forfeit if you fail to meet the target goal. Personally, I hate losing money so the possibility was a big motivator for me. I’m sure there are scams out there that promise to make you rich for losing weight, but basically just take your money. The two I named are legit though. I’ve made a DietBet a few times and they always paid out when/if I won my bets. HealthyWage has been around for a long time and has been featured on many popular shows and in numerous newspapers. I just wanted to mention these two options since a few users here have expressed trouble with either getting the weight off before surgery or losing enough weight after the procedure. I thought this might provide some extra motivation since it did for me. If you know of other programs that pay you to lose weight please share.