I have been pretty serious about my weight loss journey for about the past four month. After having two babies in under two years, I had a lot of weight to lose and didn’t get serious about it until my littlest was almost 6 months old.
Needless to say, I still have a lot to lose.
Last month I made some huge gains. With meal planning, Couch to 5K, and some strong self-control I managed to knock 15 pounds off my overall weight loss goal.
Oh yeah, and my secret weapon.
I started joining DietBets. I entered two, figuring that I was going to lose the weight, so I might as well win more.
I spent $20 on one and $35 on another. For this frugal lady, that was a lot of motivation, I was not going to lose that much money just because I couldn’t control myself.
DietBet works like this. You accept the challenge and upload two private photos to weigh-in. You then have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight. When the month is over, if you are a winner, you verify with two more private photos and split the pot.
It took me a long time to decide to try this out. I was looking into every way possible that this could be a scam. It seems legit. It is possible to win the game and not get your money back because DietBet keeps 15%, but I don’t think this happens often.
The way I see it, I need to lose weight. If I get the motivation I need from trying not to lose money, that is a bonus. If I make money in the process, that is a major bonus.
This is a win-win for me.
Last month, I lost 15 pounds and I netted around $28. This time, I am rolling my $83 credit into as many bets as possible and am determined to lose again (and win).
I have started my own game with a smaller $15 bet for anyone who wants to give this a try. “The Final Days of Summer” game is to help us all lose weight and look great during the final days of summer. http://diet.bt/16Yi4wP. Give it a try! Hopefully it will be the perfect motivation for you like it was for me!