It's only $5, so it's not a terrible loss/win, however it ends up- at least in my opinion. But agreed, everyone has varying ideas of what's realistic and 1% per week may be too aggressive, but I like a challenge to see what I'm capable of.
And it's probably not right for everyone- but the premise is like an office biggest loser style competition- minus the office- which is nothing terribly new.
The way I look at it, it'll be nice to get a few extra dollars to motivate me to keep doing what I'm already doing!
First, I'm wondering how you get the $ if you win? Are you all sending $ in to a central location or just making the promise to honor the bets?
Second, I follow the SMART guidelines for goal-setting--Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and TImely--so I wouldn't set a time-restrictive goal such as 4% in 28 days, because, for me, that's not realistic.
But if this idea works for you, go for it.
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So I heard about this through a youtube health guru, SaraFit(sarahfit.com/ ). It's basically a contest sort of thing where you basically bet against yourself (and other people) to win money. You have to lose 4% of your weight in 28 days and then you split the "pot" with whomever else reaches their goal. The bets are anywhere from $5 to ridiculous. And really you're just betting against yourself, but if other people aren't as successful you actually get a tangible reward.
I've been in a bit of a slump the last few weeks and I'm hoping this will kickstart my motivation. So the link to the one I joined is below. It'd be cool to start a SP dietbet.
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