Take 4: Beth’s Journey DietBet

I’m hosting a new DietBet starting this Thursday, September 19. I’ve hosted a few games before and they’ve all turned out to have a great, supportive community and very active message boards with extra motivation to shed some pounds!

The way it works is that you pay $25 to play, and the goal is to lose 4% of your starting weight. DietBet has a team of people that verify starting weights and you have to submit a photo of yourself on the scale, along with a photo of your weight on the scale with a word written on a card that they provide you once the weigh in opens. Everyone who hits that 4% goal in the 4 weeks of the game splits the total pot, and winners have to submit a final weigh in to prove they’ve hit the goal. In the last several games I’ve hosted, winners have taken home more than the $25 they paid to play, and even people who haven’t hit the target have made progress on their weight loss journey and have enjoyed the game!


This one will start Thursday, September 19 and run through Wednesday, October 16 so it’s a great time to start making progress as we head into fall! Accepting that summer is officially over is a whole different game.

To sign up, simply click over to the game and follow the instructions!

Who’s in!?

8 Comments on Take 4: Beth’s Journey DietBet

  1. Carolyn @ AdMEYERing Life
    September 16, 2013 at 8:52 am (4 years ago)

    This is perfect! I am leaving for Puerto Rico with my husband for our 5 year anniversary on Oct. 17th and wanted to lose 5 lbs. This bet would have me lose 6.5. I’m in!

  2. Rebecca Casarez
    September 16, 2013 at 11:14 am (4 years ago)

    that is so funny… i just joined a game on Saturday (my first)… maybe i’ll jump in on the next one you do! 😉

  3. Caroline L
    September 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

    You look great, Beth! I might join in the game. A few friends and I are using myfitnesspal to get healthy. This could step up our game!! Does the pot get divided equally among everyone who loses 4%?

    • Beth
      September 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Caroline – It does!

  4. Sam Terry
    September 17, 2013 at 10:11 am (4 years ago)

    Oh that’s very clever! I don’t need to lose weight at the moment but I have bookmarked you for after the Christmas hols! Honestly, i think this bet gets you psychologically in the “must lose weight” state of mind like when you get weighed by the dietician, only instead of spending money you EARN money..great stuff!

  5. Kristina
    September 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm (4 years ago)


  6. Picky Nikki
    September 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh… I wish I would have known you were starting one again this month! Maybe for #5 I’ll be back in. I am already doing 2 right now, and have Jillian Michaels one starting on the 24th. Hopefully I can join your 5th one with my won credits from these! Good luck!


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