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Stepping up the Wednesday Weigh Ins with DietBet

Posted Dec 26 2012 12:02am

Let me start by saying the last 2 days have. been. awesome. Let’s ignore the fact I’ve lived off chocolate, cheese and holiday cookies for a minute. I spend 2, actually no, 4 days just enjoying the company of my boys. This video pretty much captures the essence of our Christmas.

Of course we also had the traditional set up.

Some computer time.

Story Time.

Even a Christmas Eve dusting of snow. (Someones first.)

I didn’t want to worry about what I was eating, how much, when I would work out, how I looked etc. etc. etc. I just wanted to, well, be. And it was great! But now I’m feeling blah and bloated and, well, bad.

I’ve decided not to compound these feelings by weighing in today. I have no doubt it will show a gain, and I’m ok with it. I’ve just decided to move on and I’m excited to announce a fun twist to our weekly Wednesday Weigh Ins starting in the New Year.

For four weeks, from Wednesday, January 2nd to Tuesday, January 29th, I’m partnering with DietBet to create A New Year’s Wednesday Weigh In Challenge!

To join the challenge, players each add $20 to the pot, which is divided up among the “winners” at the end of the game. DietBet doesn’t work like The Biggest Loser, it’s not winner-take-all. Instead, everyone who loses at least 4% of their starting weight will get an equal share of the pot. DietBet supplies “referees” to verify weights using a photo-based weigh-in process.

If we can get 100 people, which is my goal, that’s a $2,000 pot!

The pot breaks down like this…

  • 85% of the total is divided among all the winners

  • 5% goes to DietBet for management, credit card fees, etc.
  • 10% goes to me for hosting the game. Half of which I will be donating to the Hurricane Sandy Jersey Relief Fund

If you’re up for a friendly New Year’s Challenge to kick start 2013, sign up here .

I’m looking forward to this fun twist on our Wednesday Weigh Ins.

Please Note: You can join the challenge and still keep you weight hidden to the public. I’ll also be continuing the Wednesday Weigh Ins here on the site, DietBet is just a fun way to up the anti for those that want to participate. Don’t feel pressure to join unless you want to. If you have more questions about how DietBet works specifically, click here to see the full FAQs.

I’m super excited about this and think we’ll have a blast. I tried to keep the stakes low enough to allow most people to enter but still high enough to give us a fun pot size. Based on the popularity and success of this challenge, I’m totally into hosting a few more if you want to keep going.

OK, I’m gonna run. It’s time to hang out with Grandma! Feel free to “weigh in” below, numbers or no numbers. I’d love to hear how you did this week!

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