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In an effort to help people shed the flab, local government officials announced a 30-day challenge in which it promises to pay participants a gram of gold for every kilogram of weight lost.

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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 4:32 pm
Too bad I don't live in Dubai, I just lost 23lbs lol! Thanks Carrie.

Carrie B. (312)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 4:38 pm
Good job Tamara!

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Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:09 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:15 pm
I don't like to burst bubbles, but put together with this story
what i predict is a whole lot of frustration when people start finding out that attitude and effort aren't enough; to accomplish anything you first have to know what the problem is and then you need to deal with what is actually wrong, not what you want to be wrong or what you think is wrong.

Carrie B. (312)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:19 pm
I think the farmers market could help with the weight loss issue.

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:27 pm
Interesting, do they have to pay it back if they gain weight back again?

Jason S. (50)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:19 pm
Good posting, thanks

Laurie H. (808)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:02 pm
WOW!!!!!!!!!! What an idea & incentive!!!!!! This could revolutionize the world for a new weight loss program if it caught on!!! LOL=Thanks Carrie!!!~

Carrie B. (312)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 8:44 pm
Well Laurie, fortunately or unfortunately~however you look at it~the rest of the world doesn't have the financial resources of Dubai.

Veronica C. (37)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:53 pm
They can work toward gold; Americans can work toward the title "Biggest Loser". : )

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 11:59 pm
I wanna sign up! Where? Where?
You gotta be a citizen. Dang!

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Gloria picchetti (305)
Friday July 19, 2013, 4:30 am
It's not fat that's bad. It's being fat in the wrong place.

Frances Darcy (231)
Friday July 19, 2013, 7:35 am
WOW Tamara, that is great. I am at the "must loose weight again " stage. I loose it and then put it on again ....Now eating healthy and exercising .

Dawn Barler (5)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:25 am
I need to move to Dubai.

. (0)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:25 am
Withou reading the deatails, for the poor who are overweight (this is not a contradiction in terms), this can be quite profitable.

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 10:18 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Iona Kentwell (134)
Friday July 19, 2013, 8:02 pm
What a great opportunity as long as the desperate aren't foolish about it.

Iona Kentwell (134)
Friday July 19, 2013, 8:51 pm
It's actually pretty smart, the govt only coughs up around $41/ kilo which is about 2.2 pounds. This is so much cheaper than the cost of unhealthy people on the govt. If you were offered $41 you may not put in the effort, but gold sounds soooooooooooo much better!

Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:52 pm
Interesting...a pity more countries are not in a position to do the same. Thanks 4 posting

Elisa F. (235)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:02 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
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