“I’ll start tomorrow.” That’s normally my attitude when it comes to losing those pesky few pounds that I keep promising myself. Tomorrow is always a good plan. But today — at the urging of a friend with whom I’ve been having “we should lose a few lbs” conversations — I joined DietBet.com. It calls itself a “four-week social dieting game”. Social dieting, huh? Okay…
Seems easy enough: I logged in with my Facebook account and paid $25 to join our small “game” of 12 participants. There is now $300 in the pot. (Some games have thousands of dollars in the pot!) The players who reach 4% weight loss at the end of four weeks split the pot! We start Sept. 16.
I can actually see this working. Though my friend and I have been talking about working together to lose a bit of weight for several weeks now, we haven’t done anything about it. You know — because there’s always tomorrow to get started. DietBet.com gave us a start date. No questions or going back and forth about the best tomorrow to get started. And no outlandish goals are necessary. We’re all equally aiming for 4%.
I’m about to download the app that goes along with the website. I’ll report back with my four-week results. Wish me luck — and loss! And no, I won’t be tweeting out my numbers. Thank goodness, DietBet.com will keep our of our special numbers private. Whew.
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