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Get Paid To Lose Weight

March 1, 2017

I can not believe that it is time for Spring Break already. Where is the time going?

While I love the warmer weather that comes with Spring, I also get self conscious. Warmer weather comes shorts, tank tops, and (eek)…bathing suits.


If you’re like me, I tend to be more sedentary during the winter months, so it’s easier for me to put on a little weight. So, when it starts to warm up, I have a mini freak out just thinking about putting on a bathing suit.

I would try to lose weight, only to be frustrated at my lack of progress.

Then, but sheer coincidence, I found DietBet. There’s no special tricks. You just bet on yourself. You bet that you will lose weight. I started with Kickstarter. Kickstarters have 4 weeks to lose 4% of their body weight. If you succeed, you share the pot with all the other winners. Since it was my first bet, I chose one with the smallest amount to join. I paid my $10 and hoped for the best.

At the end of the month, I did my final weigh in (they require you to submit a picture of yourself and the scale readout before and after each Bet)…and I lost.

One thing I hate more than stepping on the scale to find out that I haven’t lost any weight is losing money, especially when I know that I could have prevented it.

I decided to do another Bet. I wanted to prove I could do it and win my money back. This time…I did it! I lost enough to make some money back.

So far, I’ve done a total of 6 DietBets. I have won 4 of those Bets and lost 15 pounds. It’s not easy and I have not won them all, but I’m still proud of what I have accomplished. I have started to move onto the $30 Bets if I feel especially motivated, but I still can not bring myself to pay for the $100 Bets. I’m sure the payout is great, but I’m not quite there yet.


Join me on DietBet (Not an affiliate link). We can cheer each other on  and make a little money as we get closer to our goals! is not authorized or endorsed by, or officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, or any of their affiliates. For official Disney information, visit

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