A Word About Video Weigh Outs...

A few people have mentioned that the doctor will not allow him or herself to be in the video when they are weighing out.

If you find that to be the case, then we are satisfied to have the video weigh out take place without the doctor being video taped.

The doctor should conduct the weigh out and sign the weight declaration form, but does not need to be included in the video. 

If the video is recorded properly, then we have no need to capture the doctor on the video, and we do not require a patient visit record afterward.

A Video verification is a proven method for us to determine an applicant's weight. It allows us to be 'present' at the time of the weigh out and has been helpful in expediting grant requests by reducing fraud. A video of the weigh out also removes extra steps such as sending registered mail to doctors to request Patient Visit Records.

It has never been our intention to make it difficult for people to prove that they lost the weight they promised to lose. Rather, our primary challenge has been verifying the authenticity of the weigh-out to ensure that applicant's are making honest declarations.

Here are the video weigh out instructions:
 

You can record your weigh-out using any smart phone Video.

Recordings typically take about 1 minute. Once you are done recording, save the file using your File Number. (Your file number is located in the top right part of your Funding portal).

Once you save the file, upload it to the DropBox address indicated in your funding portal. (log-in and click on 'Request Grant' to see the link)

You will need someone other than yourself to record the video. The video recording must be continuous (no stops, starts or edits), and contain the following elements:
 

1.         Self introduction by you identifying your name, address and the current date.
2.         Video the front of your photo identification.

3.         Self introduction by the doctor if he or she is willing to do so.
 

For Digital Scales:

  1. Video record the scale at 0.

  2. Video record the candidate stepping onto the scale and then show the scale’s digital read-out move to its resting spot thereby indicating the person’s weight.

  3. Continue video taping the scale read-out of the person’s weight for at least 5 seconds.

  4. Video record the person stepping off the scale.
     

For traditional Medical Scales:

  1. Video record the scale at 0.

  2. Video record the candidate stepping onto the scale.

  3. Video the doctor adjusting the weight tumblers to the point where the balance arm is floating freely without touching the top or bottom of the indicator square.

  4. Video the balance bar floating for 3-5 seconds and then pan back to show where the weight tumblers are situated on the balance bar indicating the person’s weight. (Hold for 5 seconds)

  5. Video record the person stepping off the scale.
     

Each video should clearly demonstrate that you were properly weighed and that your weight can be easily and visibly ascertained. Videos that cannot be easily interpreted may not be accepted and you will not be able to re-do them as it may be several days until we can view the video and your deadline will have lapsed by then.

Please note: It is not sufficient to just video the numbers on the scale. If we cannot see that your weight was actually taken and that your identification shows who you are, then we will not accept the video.

Think of this exercise as providing 'proof' of your weight. In that case, you will want your proof to be irrefutable.
 

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO DROPBOX OTHER THAN THE VIDEO WEIGH-OUT. YOUR OTHER DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED TO YOUR FUNDING PORTAL. (PROOF OF PAYMENTS FOR YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, ETC)

 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN A VIDEO IF YOU HAVE NOT LOST YOUR WEIGHT.
 

THE DOCTOR MUST STILL SIGN YOUR WEIGHT DECLARATION FORM.

EVEN IF YOU SEND IN A VIDEO SHOWING YOUR WEIGHT, YOU MUST STILL COMPLY WITH THE REST OF THE CRITERIA OF THE PROGRAM. 

Thank you!