That title got you interested, didn’t it? Well let me tell you about how I just won $41.87 and all I did was lose weight. Sarah of Venus Trapped in Mars convinced me to sign up for my very first DietBet at the beginning of last month and the system is quite simple. The game was called Holiday Accountability with AmyDown100! and the goal was to loose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. The competition started on Nov 17, our final weigh in was Dec 14. At the end of the 28 days I logged a 5.2% weight loss for a win just shy of $42.
This competition pretty much went viral and by the end we were up to 968 players all of whom put $30 in the pot. With a grand total of $29,700 up for grabs I was excited to win big and it was bitter sweet when so many of the participants reached their goal, so while I won, so did the majority of the other people. In case my explanation did not make sense, here is a quick infographic on how Diet bet works (and no, they are not sponsoring this post):
From the start I loved the competition and the whole premise of the system so even before I won I signed up for my next one. A few days ago Amy messaged the November/December group that she is doing another DietBet in the New Year but I have followed Amanda Arlauskas since she was on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser and when she posted about her competition – New Year, New You with Amanda & Stephanie – two weeks ago, I signed up immediately.
This next contest will run from January 2nd to January 29th and is just what I need to get 2016 off to a great start, especially after eleven days of sunshine, wine, and relaxation in Florida. It is true, I will have less weight to loose this time but I do not think it will be any easier. One thing that will help though, I am going dry for the month of January, beginning when I wake up on the 1st – bye Pinot Grigio, bye Ketel One, see you in February!
What do you say, want to join me for this next one?