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Thursday, August 28, 2014

DietBet Recap...Plus Another Game!

I had a BLAST hosting and playing my first DietBet game!!! It was such a fun way to lose weight! And the best part about it....winning money!!! It was so successful that I decided to host another game!!! This game is called "Road Runner Girl's September Slim Down" and it starts September 1st!

To refresh your memory, here's how DietBet works:

1) Join a game. You can join my game HERE!
2) The pot grows as players join
3) Whoever hits the goal splits the pot!

Sounds easy, right? The game I'm hosting is a 4 week game with a goal to lose 4%. You start out with a bet of $25. During official weigh in time (August 30-31st) you will submit two digital pictures to the DietBetter referees. One picture will be a head to toe shot of you standing on the scale in airport security attire (that's light indoor clothing with no shoes, belt, hat, outerwear, pocketbook, watches or accessories and empty pockets).  The second picture will be a close up of your official weight on the scale with a piece of paper in the shot showing the word of the day (will be distributed by Dietbetter at the time of the weigh in and serve as an official timestamp). No one will see your weight or pictures except the Dietbetter Referees.

At the end of the game you will have a final weigh in (with photo proof). If you made the 4% split the pot with the other players that also made the goal! It's a win win situation! You win by losing weight AND you win by earning some money! The more players that play...the bigger the pot!

Sounds fun right? I promise you it is!!!

I told you I had fun playing didn't I? Well here's how it went for me. I started the game with my official weigh in photos. 

To win the DietBet I needed to lose 4% in 28 days...or 5.1 pounds. The weight I needed to be at the end of the game in order to win was 121.7. 

So for the next few weeks I counted my calories using My Fitness Pal. I ran. And I checked in on my DietBet page every day to see how all the other players were doing. We commented on each other's posts and encouraged and motivated each other. It was great! I could weigh-in as much as I wanted (they weren't official weigh-ins so I didn't have to submit photos) to see my progress. 

Was it tough? Well yes. Dieting IS tough. But when you have money on the line it makes you even more motivated. And I had all the other players in the game that I felt like I couldn't let down. 

The 28 days FLEW by! Before I knew it it was time to do my last weigh-in to determine if I had won. I was so nervous stepping on that scale. I thought it was going to be close! 

I was shocked to see that I lost 7.3 pounds during the DietBet!!! I had lost 2.2 pounds more than what I needed to win! I was so excited!!! I ended up winning $34.96!!! 

Because it was such a blast I was super excited to get asked to host another DietBet! I LOVE encouraging and motivating others in their weight loss journey so I'm super excited to host again!!!

I hope you will join my Road Runner Girl's September Slim Down DietBet!!! Sign up to play TODAY!!!

QOTD: Have you ever participated in a DietBet game? Are you going to join my game? 



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