The Results Are In

Round 1 of the Beth’s Journey DietBet ended this past Sunday, and the results are in!


The numbers are as follows:

    • 405 players
    • $25 buy in, so $10,125 total pot
    • 2,554 total pounds lost
    • 6.2 pounds per person on average
    • 199 players hit the 4% goal
    • $43.25 was paid to each of those who made the goal

I am so excited with these results! It’s insane to think that over 2,500 pounds were lost in just those 4 weeks. I think the money aspect keeps people a little more dedicated than they would be otherwise, and I absolutely LOVED how supportive the conversation in the game was. People would share their meals, photos, struggles and frustrations, and get tons of support from everyone else in the group. I also think it’s very telling that 6.2 pounds was the average loss per person – that is a HUGE number for 4 weeks! So even people who didn’t hit the 4% still made a lot of progress, which is really exciting. It added a new level of community to weight loss, and I loved organizing and participating in the game.


Today marks the start of Round 2 of the Beth’s Journey DietBet. Head over to to sign up to participate if you’re interested! It runs through April 30 (4 weeks from today) and everyone who signs up will aim to lose 4% of their starting weight. Starting and ending are verified by DietBet staff, though you can weigh in unofficially as often as you’d like during those 4 weeks. The buy-in is $25, and so far there are 186 participants and the pot is at $4,650!

Hope to see you there!

10 Comments on The Results Are In

  1. Liz @ The Shrinking Owl
    April 3, 2013 at 10:23 am (5 years ago)

    I enjoyed the DietBet much more than I thought I would, and it was incredibly motivating! I don’t think I could have lost 10 pounds in a month without it. Thank you for hosting it and I am excited for round 2!!!

  2. Sarah Keegan
    April 3, 2013 at 10:47 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my god, did you lose 13.9 lbs?? That is awesome!!

  3. Lauren
    April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for hosting these! I really enjoyed the first one and it was a little extra motivation for sure. Thinking this month might be harder (I have lots of fun things going on!) but looking forward to sticking to my plan.

  4. Elizabeth Franklin
    April 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! this is amazing kind of motivation, fun and exciting! And every one were happy losing weight and being healthy 🙂

  5. Julie
    April 4, 2013 at 1:02 am (5 years ago)

    Great job! My first dietbet ends on Monday. I’ve met my goal (as long as I don’t gain over the weekend!!) It was a lot of fun. I’ll definitely be doing another one!

  6. Keith
    April 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Well done!!! Inspirational stuff!

  7. Tim
    April 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, what a great bet/pool! What a great way to compete. 🙂

  8. Abby C
    April 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Is this ongoing? Will there be a round 3? This would be excellent motivation for me! So glad I found this.

  9. Richard P
    April 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Good work! Now keep going and continue posting your success.


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