Take Four

Somehow, it is already June. And 2013. But we won’t go there. How did that happen!? The third round of Beth’s Journey DietBet ended yesterday, and people have been asking me to host another round, so here we go!

Beth’s Journey DietBet: Take 4 will start on Wednesday, June 5, and run for 4 weeks. It’s a $25 buy in, and everyone who hits the goal of losing 4% of their starting weight in the 4 weeks during the challenge will split the pot. This post explains how it works in a little more detail, but that’s the gist. Everyone who hit the 4% goal during the first game I hosted got $43.25, and $49.33 for getting to the goal in the second round. Results are still being calculated for the game that ended yesterday, but it seems like you definitely get your money back (and then some!) if you hit the 4% goal. Personally, I hit the goal in round 1, didn’t make it in round 2, but it’s looking good again for round 3!

It’s kind of crazy to look back at the stats from the first two games I hosted, and this doesn’t include the one that just ended yesterday!

DietBet Stats

Add to that 217 players, $5,425 in bets, and 1,063 pounds lost (so far) from the game ending yesterday, and we’re looking at 872 players, $22,050 in bets and over 5,055 pounds lost! Isn’t that insane!?!

Looking forward to seeing some of you over at Beth’s Journey DietBet: Take 4!

Who’s with me!?



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8 Comments on Take Four

  1. Monica
    June 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Beth, I just joined and am excited about this challenge! Can I weigh in tomorrow 6/4 or does it need to be today? The screen says today but I prefer to weigh in in the morning. A little confused about the timing.

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    • Beth
      June 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Monica! So glad to hear you’re up for the challenge! :) You can totally weigh in tomorrow no problem. It prompts you to as soon as you join the game, but you can weigh in any time before the game starts. People can even join up to 14 days after the game has begun and weigh in, so you definitely have time!

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      • Monica
        June 3, 2013 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

        Yay! Thanks. I will weigh tomorrow morning since I feel a little bloated this afternoon. Ha!

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  2. J Glad
    June 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow – sounds like a great way to get motivated to lose weight and gain money.

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  3. Alicen
    June 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm (1 year ago)

    I had never heard of DietBet – what a cool site! Thanks for the heads up on this super motivating platform for dieters. I definitely think I will participate in the future!!

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  4. Linda
    June 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Re surgery – I’m sure you have been told this but I read that you should buy applesauce in advance of surgery to eat before and after taking the potent painkillers, once you get home, to coat your stomach. Also, you should wear something that buttons down the front, to go home in, to avoid having to raise your arms unnecessarily. Linda

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