The Pocketful of Quirky Grace DietBet

29 Apr

Do you remember how much fun I had when I did a DietBet?

Okay, maybe I’m using the word “FUN” wrong… but I lost weight, which was pretty awesome.

For those of you not familiar with this DietBet thing, the short version is that I bet $30 on an online website that I could lose 4% of my weight in 4 weeks (here’s the long version). At the end of the Bet, the winnings in the pot of everyone who participated were divided between the winners (after they take their fee out). So, in addition to losing 8 pounds, I also won $49.88.

The DietBet I played ended at the end of February and I continued to drop a bit of weight… but I seem to have plateaued.

I mean, I know WHY I plateaued… it kind of has to do with eating more, sneaking peeps and um… sleeping in more than I exercise. Basically, I’m back to my same old shenanigans. I HAVE kept steady at my weight though, which is 14 pounds less than when I started my DietBet. So yay for me.

But I want more. MUCH MORE!

Now that I’ve finally made it down to my pre-pregnancy weight, I’d like to get down to my pre-marriage weight. Which is still a LONG way away.

Since the DietBet did such a good job at motivating me before, I decided to do it again. This time, I decided to invite some of my friends to play too… Kari from A Grace Full Life and Chrissy from Quirky Chrissy!

Pocketful of Quirky Grace DietBet Team

Oh yeah, and YOU!!

Do you want to join us and lose some weight? I’d love it if you would join in on the fun!*

DietBet - need to knowThe Pocketful of Quirky Grace DietBet starts on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. All participants will weigh-in and submit pictures with code words to prove your starting weight on May 4th or 5th. Everyone’s goal is to lose 4% of their body weight within the designated time.

After the four weeks, you submit more pictures with code words for your ending weight. Don’t worry, all pictures and weight amounts are confidential!

During the bet, you can stop by our special DietBet page at any time to chat with the group and keep everyone motivated. There is even a DietBet app that you can download for free to keep everything at your fingertips. At the end of the bet, the total amount of money in the pot is split between all the winners (after they take out their fee). If we ALL win, DietBet will not take out a fee and everyone gets their $20 back!

Here’s where you can sign up: http://diet.bt/1f7R4nd

I’d love it if a bunch of readers all signed up and we encouraged each other to lose a few of those pesky winter pounds! Do you want to play with us?

Check out what Kari at A Grace Full Life has to say about our DietBet: DietBet with Friends. Or Why I Don’t Belong in Vegas. Or at The Grand Victoria. And here’s what Chrissy at Quirky Chrissy has to say: Straight Up Now-Baby Got Back…and Wants to Lose it, Lose it.

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by DietBet or anyone else. I just had such a great experience with my previous DietBet that I thought I’d try it again with some friends!

 

* Still not using the word “fun” correctly…

 

11 Responses to “The Pocketful of Quirky Grace DietBet”

  1. Quirky Chrissy April 29, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Can’t wait! I’m going to be SO skinny by September! (That’s my plan.)
    Quirky Chrissy recently posted…How to Make Moving as Painless as Possible…Without Killing Your Significant OtherMy Profile

    • Joules April 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

      Heck YEAH and we will all be looking FINE and SASSY at BlogHer this summer! =)

  2. Christine@DecorumDIYer April 29, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Count me in! I just need to double-check with my husband (we approve each other’s expenses to keep us straight financially). This should be fun!
    Christine@DecorumDIYer recently posted…Don’t Worry, I Have It Covered….My Profile

    • Christine@DecorumDIYer April 29, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      By the way, I think it is funny that the post prior to this one is “No Buts Allowed”. I keep reading it in my head as “No BuTTs Allowed”, as it seems more appropriate. Although, even if I lost half of my body weight (not going to happen), I’d still have a big ol’ booty.
      Christine@DecorumDIYer recently posted…Don’t Worry, I Have It Covered….My Profile

    • Joules April 29, 2014 at 11:03 am #

      AWESOME! We’re glad to have you join us! =) Feel free to share the link with your blog readers too, the more the merrier!

  3. Cathy c. April 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Alright, I’m in. I have a daunting amount of weight to lose, so hopefully this will kickstart me into it. It will make me healthier and please my doctor. Now I have to buy a scale. Oh boy.

  4. Kari April 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I AM SCARED.
    Ok not scared.
    I can’t wait!
    Kari recently posted…TV Dinners Will Never Be The Same- Tray Table MakeoverMy Profile

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