Dietbet #2 – The Fast and the Furious

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We’re back for another dietbet where everybody can win! This time, though, it will be fast and furious. It didn’t go unnoticed that many of you lost momentum by week 6 or 7 so this time we’re going to decrease the amount you have lose (but not proportionally!) while making it shorter. MUCH shorter. The hope is that the short burst with higher stakes will keep you more motivated and on track to make healthy choices.

But Tanya, you say, 3.5% doesn’t seem like much. Ya, we thought so too. No excuse not to win this one, right?? But in reality, if you weigh around 200 lbs, that’s 7 lbs you have to lose in 6 weeks, which is likely to be a minor challenge and will definitely require discipline in both activity and diet. Once you keep up that kind of discipline for 6 weeks, you’re more likely to be able to keep that momentum after this challenge is done (because you’re making a long term change, right??).

The Details

Goal: lose 3.5% of your body weight

Timeframe: 6 weeks (May 24th to July 4th)

Cost: $5 per week for a grand total of $30 in the pot at time of entry

Benefit: losing weight and being healthier! But, of course, everyone who makes the goal (with photo evidence) will split the pot. I’m actually hoping we all break even this time!

Rules: In order to split the pot at the end, besides losing the correct amount, you must

  1. Send in a photo of your numbers on the scale as well as a full length picture of yourself standing on the scale. We’d also appreciate if you submit your numbers to the form to make data collection faster and easier. Some of you got creative last time and worked both in at the same time by doing an above the head selfie – kudos! The code word for your initial picture will be Summer – have this word and your weight on the scale both legible in the photo. Photos can be submitted at any time to start the challenge but obviously if you get them done this weekend you stand a better chance of making your goal.
  2. You MUST weigh in EVERY week to claim the prize at the end. Weighing in to this form is quick and easy! This is because many of you get lazy but regularly weighing in keeps you honest and more likely to succeed. I wasn’t kidding when I said I hoped we all broke even!
  3. You must send $30 US to my pay pal and will not be entered into the contest until you do so. Slptanya at gmail dot com. Everyone (including me) submits US funds to keep it fair when splitting the pot at the end (cuz we’re all gonna make it!!).
  4. You must submit your final photo, with a code word to be announced the last week, by no later than July 6th. If you somehow make this goal before July 4th, you’d best maintain it!

Email us your pictures to fit4ASHA at gmail dot com. Katie and I are looking forward to cheering all of you on in your fitness goals!!

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One comment on “Dietbet #2 – The Fast and the Furious

  1. SarahF says:

    I am still interested, but I got busy this week and only now read the post regarding the rules. I don’t have a photo from the start of the week – just the weigh-in that I did that I entered manually to MFP on the 24th.
    If I’m not too late, let me know. sfrumento (at) gmail (dot) com

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