Gooooood morning, friends!
I have a fun little game to share with you all today! I’m gonna go ahead and give the details of the game first, but then I also have a few details and disclaimers to review, which are very important to me, so be sure to read through!
But first…the game. It’s called a DietBet, and, in a nutshell, this is how it works:
- You pay $25 to get in to the challenge
- The challenge is to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks
- If you reach your goal at the end of the 4 weeks, you win(!) and split the pot with the other winners in the challenge
- I’m also hoping to have some additional prizes to add to the pot, which I’m currently working on acquiring!
- The more people that join, the bigger the pot grows, the more you can win!
- To see the full details on how it works you can click here.
So really, that’s it! You bet $25 that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. There is a message board to ask questions, share struggles, look for support and more. You pay through PayPal, and once the bet is over and you submit your final weight, they will send you your winnings back through PayPal back if you met the goal.
In order to complete the bet and do your check ins, you need a camera, a scale and full length mirror. You can weigh in at the gym or at home, whatever is easier. I’ve also had a few people question how it can be done without “cheating,” and that is explained a bit more here.
If you’re interested in taking the bet and signing up for the DietBet challenge, CLICK HERE to get started! I think it has the potential to be a really fun, motivational way to help those of you who may need a little extra “push” to help you along with your goals. Because, if you’re anything like me, money is basically a huge motivator for, well, anything. ;)
NOW…since we’ve gotten the details of the DietBet itself out of the way, I have a few things I want to address.
***First and foremost: If you do not need to lose weight and/or you have a history of unhealthy habits when it comes to eating/dieting/exercising, I would strongly discourage you from joining the game. This is not a game for everyone, and I would ask that you please, PLEASE only join if you feel that you will be able to do so in a healthy way. Some of you have already said that this is not for you, and I fully respect, and agree with, that decision.***
I’m sure I’ll also receive some sort of questions/comments about why I am doing this challenge in the first place, so let me try to address those now. I know weight loss can be a touchy subject in the world of healthy living blogs so, hopefully, we can avoid any issues, and/or confusion.
-I decided to offer to host a DietBet challenge after talking with numerous friends and family members who said they would be interested and telling me that this was “just what they needed!” I love being able to be a motivator for those who are looking for a little extra push, so I decided to organize this game for those who would be interested.
-Yes, I will also be participating in the challenge. However, my approach to the game may be a little different than some. Whether or not I wind up losing 4% of my weight at the end of the 4 weeks is really not my main goal. Could my body stand to lose a couple extra pounds? Oh sure, it definitely could! But because I’m still breastfeeding and don’t want to mess with any sort of supply issues, I’m taking this challenge lightly and I have two main goals for myself over the next 4 weeks:
- Make an attempt to squeeze in more exercise, when I can
- Limit (not cut out) the excessive night time desserts and mindless snacking (my habit of grabbing a handful of this or that throughout the day has gotten a little insane…and my nightly bowls of ice cream have not been getting any smaller…)
So really, that’s it for me. No other changes in my eating habits, no cutting daily calories (minus the extras that I really, really don’t need – hello, double handfuls of peanut butter m&m’s…), and I feel comfortable moving forward with the challenge with these goals in mind.
I’m looking forward to seeing how many people we can get to join in on the fun! If you think that this game is for you and you’re ready to get started, be sure to sign up HERE! I’m also hoping to get some extra prizes to throw into the “pot” as bonus incentives, so be on the lookout. :)