Have you ever wished you could get paid to lose weight? I'm the worst at motivation.. I have to be either super happy or super miserable to think about losing weight.. and you know what makes me super happy? MONEY.
I organized a bet through a website called DietBet. Have you ever heard of it? The premise is this:
Participants pay in to compete, you weigh in at the beginning and end, and try to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. All people who reach the goal split the pot. Pay to play and lose some weight or lose your money! :D
Sure, sure, the DietBet people take out a commission from the pot, but they have a "no lose guarantee"-- so if more people win, they'll give up their fee to make sure we don't lose any money.
So far, there are six of us signed up and a few more of my friends have said they would. The more people, the more money in the pot - so invite your friends!
I know some of you are opposed to doing it over the holidays, but the way I see it, I'm already overweight-- the last thing I need is to gain more going into Thanksgiving and Christmas! It starts Monday - so there's time to get started right before Thanksgiving and then you have two weeks to recover after! Do it, do it, do it!
DIETBET UPDATE: I won!! To see how much money I took home, check out my gambling post here.