SparkPeople DietBet Players Team Messageboard This is a team for people who are participating in or are interested in participating in games on the DietBet website. SparkPeople DietBet Players Team Messageboard I'm Heather Hi all! I'm Heather and I'm currently doing "Jeff Nichols From NBC's The Biggest Loser!" DietBet4. I've actually already lost more weight than I need to win the bet, but I know weight is a tricky thing and it goes up and down, so I'm prepared for some monthly bloat and possible holiday gain as well. But this is my first DB and I LOVE it! I plan to do another one once this one finishes! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:59:37 EST I'm Cathy Hi there! I've been on Spark for years but am new to DietBet - I just started the 6-month "Transformer" bet on Monday. It's been such a great motivator! <BR> <BR> I was overweight as a child and young adult, topping out around 220 pounds (I'm 5 ft 3 in) in my late 20's. Although I'd tried and failed to lose weight many times, something clicked in 1999 and I lost 90 pounds. I maintained the loss for several years, but gained half of it back during a difficult life transition. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:13:46 EST I'm Mike Hi everyone. I've been on SP for over 5 years now. When I began I lost 125lbs in 16 months. Then the stress our first house (money pit) and our second born (I'm a stay-at-home Dad) and I put the weight back on over the next couple years and then a bit more. Now this January I started losing once again. I'm down 60 this year. I have been making goal dates over time which gives me something to look forward too and celebrate as I continue to lose weight. First I would like to lose enough to weig... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:23:32 EST I'm Susie I just joined the Spring Shape-up Challenge. <BR> I've been away from SparkPeople for awhile, and thought this would be a good partnership with the dietbet challenge. <BR> One question though. How exactly are the weight in pictures taken? What are they looking for? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:26:54 EST I'm Kathy Hello all - I'm Kathy. I'm currently doing the dietbet with the game - Win with Heidi and Chris Powell. I'm considering doing the transformer challenge coming up too. What are you all doing and how is it going? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:35:20 EST What DietBets are you signed up for? I just signed up for two DietBets. They are: <BR> <BR> MyFitspiration DietBet 4 <BR> The Third Alex Respess DietBet <BR> <BR> Looking forward to this encouraging me on my journey!! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:06:15 EST New Year, New Life (starts Thursday) I created a game today that begins on Thursday. Really hoping others sign up so that it goes through! If you'd like to join, it is at: <link> </link> It is a 4-week, 4% goal with $35 bet. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:35:15 EST I'm Lulu - and I'm thinking about the Transformer! Greetings, all! <BR> <BR> I'm thinking about joining the DietBet Transfromer 6 month round that begins on 1/7 - two days from now. Has anyone participated in a Transformer round? Would I be better off trying a 4 week round instead? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 23:46:04 EST I'm Robin Hi y'all! I just started my first DietBet and am super excited that a friend of mine directed me to it :) I'm already on the lookout for a new one to join for after the start of the New Year, but can't commit to a 6-month game because I don't know if I'll have to go back up to AK to work within that amount of time. We should get a 4 week Spark one going!!! I'd love to find a group of people to keep up with month to month challenges. What do you all say?! Anyone interested? <BR> <BR> I've bee... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:50:03 EST I'm Jaime Hi guys, I just joined my first Diet Bet today. I can't wait to make the money be my motivation. I'm hoping this is exactly what I need to kick start my weight loss and keep it in high gear. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:16:53 EST I'm Lee Hi - I have been seriously thinking about joining the Dietbet 10 that starts December 10. The first two months I would have to lose about 1.5#/week, but after that about 1# -- it would challenge me since I am usually not that consistent. Before I commit I'd like to hear your experiences. Thanks!! Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:00:55 EST I'm Laura Hi, I am Laura. I'm 37 (nearly 38!) and work as a school librarian in the deserts of New Mexico. The closest real grocery store to me is 35+ miles away! I have one furchild - my 2 year old cat Kari - in her younger days, due to some of the stories I told my coworkers about her, she received the nickname "devil cat." She can be vicious with her claws - although age is starting to calm her down (thankfully!) <BR> <BR> I just signed up for my second diet bet today - the Diet Bet 10. My first on... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 17:27:21 EST DietBet 10 Anyone signed up for the DietBet 10 yet? I'm seriously considering it, especially since I won three dietbets and can put that money towards the bet for DietBet 10. And I definitely would want to put down the whole amount of $125 at once in order to get the one month free offer. For some reason I feel nervous about committing to six months, even though losing 10% in six months is actually easier than 4% in a month I think! It would probably give me just the kick I need to reach my final goal (... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:16:32 EST I'm Katie Hi, all. I'm Katie and I just signed up for my first DietBet. It doesn't start until Nov 6th, but I'm excited. And nervous, if I'm being honest. :) Hopefully, this is the kick in the pants I need to get back on track. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:55:49 EST I'm Lissy Hello everyone! I just joined my first Dietbet and since I am just getting back into SparkPeople I thought I would check and see if there was a Dietbet team. And sure you all are! SparkPeople has teams for everything! Excited to get started! My first Dietbet starts tomorrow. I am looking forward to the motivation aspect of this idea. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 04:34:37 EST I'm Diana Thanks, Jamie, for letting me know about this team! <BR> <BR> The "Jillian Michaels Dietbet" is my first. I love the idea that I'm essentially making a bet with myself to jumpstart to a consistent, healthy lifestyle. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:18:52 EST I'm Ann Hello all! <BR> <BR> I am participating in my first DietBet this month - the Blogilates Sweatember challenge. I am at 92% of my goal with 7 days left. I can't wait to see how much I win at the end! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:15:32 EST Winnings So Far Today I got my payouts from my latest round of DietBets. I've now done four rounds of DietBets, a total of 13 Bets. I've won $185 (not counting my initial investment of $75) and I've lost almost 40 pounds! I joined another Bet that started this week and have two more starting next week (including Jillian Michael's DietBet!) If I keep stringing these things together, I have no doubt that I can reach my goal weight by my birthday in March and have some cash for a new wardrobe! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:35:59 EST I'm Pam Howdy! This is so great!! I am sooooooo competitive that this just might work for me. Plus, I don't have a lot of money to lose, another motivator. I have checked out other versions of Diet Betting online before, just never took the plunge. <BR> I am a big fan of Biggest Loser and of Jillian Michaels! I think that this opportunity will be great, and I also look forward to working with this team. <BR> Jamie's story is a lot like mine. I lost over 20lbs the first attempt at SP, then almost gain... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:31:08 EST Jillian Michaels DietBet! I am sooooo excited, guys! Jillian Michaels is sponsoring a DietBet starting Sept. 24! I don't know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of Jillian and The Biggest Loser. I've already joined so, if you think you might wanna join to, please join using this link so I get credit for referring you: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hope to see a lot of you there! Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:12:14 EST Down 35 Pounds! I'm now down over 35 pounds since joining my first DietBets back on April 30th. While I'm not thrilled with some of the changes to the DietBet site during that time (reducing the limit to 3 Bets and increasing DietBet's share of the pot), I cannot deny that DietBets motivate me to stay on track. I've already reached my goal weight for my current three Bets and I'm looking forward to starting another round later this month! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:10:12 EST I'm Amy I just joined dietbet today. I joined Joe's dietbet today and hope to do well losing the 4% in one month. I'm joining here for some extra motivation. :) Tue, 3 Sep 2013 09:46:59 EST Losing to win in August After months of participating in dietbets I wanted to run my own. Join me for my August Dietbet. <BR> <BR> You have plenty of time to start this dietbet. Lets lose together. <BR> <BR> Sue Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:25:51 EST 5 New Bets I joined 5 new DietBets today. I had planned to join them yesterday, but there was some sort fo bug in the website that wasn't letting me pay for them using my existing account balance and that wasn't fixed until this morning. So at lunch time I went home and took all my weigh-in photos. I'm hoping the payouts are better this time around. In my last round of three bets one paid out $47.02 ($35 bet), $43.44 ($35 bet), and $44.69 ($25 bet) for a total profit of only $40.15. <BR> <BR> That does... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:32:04 EST I'm Maureen Hello, <BR> <BR> sue saw me on a DietBet we're both on and told me about this group. Awesome! wish I knew about it last March/April! I've joined multiple games in the month on April, June and July. of this year and never lost a bet. I've been working off another 40 pound gain from the doctor's steroid treatments. It's tough being hypothyroid and gluten sensitive/celiac, but the motivation on deitbet has pushed me harder than anything before. <BR> <BR> I have to return to my powerwalkin... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:51:04 EST Sunshine's DietBet! JUNE 1-28! Sunshine's DietBet! I just got the verification for my first weigh out! <BR> <BR> I am officially a winner! Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:08:08 EST Debating When to Join More Bets I have three Bets finishing up in about a week and I'm debating when to start my next round. On the one hand I am tempted to start one like now-ish, because I am very close to my goal weight for my current bets (0.3 lbs to go) and I want some motivation to keep going for the next week. On the other hand, I am going to visit my parents for 4th of July weekend and will be gone from the 4th through the 7th. So I'm tempted not to join any Bets until after I get back, in case I have a hard time st... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:36:38 EST Getting A Little Worried I only have 1.9 pounds to lose to win my current round of DietBets with 11 days to go, but I'm starting to worry a little because I haven't lost any weight since Saturday. Despite staying right on point with my diet and exercise and having fasted on Monday for my 5:2 Diet, the scale hasn't budged in almost a week. I felt good about only having to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks, but trying to lose 2 pounds in 1 week seems much more daunting. So if the scale isn't moving by the weekend, I think I mig... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:15:13 EST Hello Fellow Dietbetters! I am new to dietbet and am hooked. i am currently signed up for 3! <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:39:40 EST How's everyone doing? I'm about a week into my second round of DietBets now and it's going pretty well. I need to lose 5 more pounds over the next three weeks, which seems completely doable. Everone else doing well with their Bets? Running into any problems? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:53:31 EST I'm Sue Jamie first off, thanks for making this message board. Once people catch on it will be more than just <BR> <BR> I am totally hooked on DietBets I think Sparkpeople should partner with them. I think everyone should partner with them,lol. I have been on my weight loss Journey for awhile now but this dietbet has certainly kicked it into high gear. Right now I am in 5 all ending the end of June with one exception. Spring fling ends in mid june. <BR> <BR> I am also on b... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 15:17:32 EST Blogilates June Dietbet Anyone else participating in this bet? It runs from June 3 to July 1. <BR> <BR> How are you doing so far? I'm already 30% of the way toward my goal! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:59:52 EST Life As The Fat Friend DietBet Anyone else participating in this bet? It runs from June 4 to July 2. <BR> <BR> How are you doing so far? I'm already 30% of the way toward my goal! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:59:21 EST Sarah's 4th of July DietBet! Anyone else participating in this bet? It runs from June 4 to July 2. <BR> <BR> How are you doing so far? I'm already 30% of the way toward my goal! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:58:54 EST I'm Jamie Hi! I'm Jamie. Some of you know me here on Spark and some of you know me from the DietBet site. I did my first two DietBets in May: "MyFitspiration Two" and "Fit2Fat2Fit DietBet (May)". I won both bets and now I am completely hooked! I mean, getting paid to lose weight just adds a whole new dimension to this Journey. <BR> <BR> Once you win one bet, you think about what you could do with all of the money if you keep winning bets all the way down to your goal weight. I've decided that I am goi... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:57:05 EST