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My wife and I have been trying DietBet.com for the last couple of months, and it worked so well, I wanted to see if we could start a game as the Uncovering Intimacy community. I know I have plenty of readers who are looking to be healthier and lost weight, myself included. So, this game is a chance to do that with marriage as a focus.
For the month of April, I, and whoever else wants to join, will be spending the month working on losing 4% of our weight. I’ve made the focus (and name) of this DietBet Get Sexier for your Spouse, and so along the way, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks, hosting challenges to keep you motivated and instilling accountability. I’ll also be giving out some freebies from our library of resources to help people in their marriages.
I hope this will inspire not only a change in your personal health, but also in your marital health.
If you’ve never used DietBet.com, here’s the basic breakdown:
Step 1 – Join the game
Visit UncoveringIntimacy.com/dietbet and sign up. It costs $50 to join (which you get back if lose the weight), and the money from everyone goes into the pot, held by DietBet.com. After 4 weeks, the pot is split up by all the participants who lost 4% of their weight.
Step 2 – Weigh-In
Two days before the game begins, you will be reminded to weigh in. This is done by taking a picture of you on the scale, and another of the numbers on the scale with the “weigh-in word” on a piece of paper. This is how DietBet.com confirms that you aren’t cheating.
It’s pretty simple to do, and you can do it right through apps on Android or IOS devices, or from your computer.
Step 3 – Play
This is where the real challenge is. You have 28 days to lose 4% of your weight. You can unofficially weigh in every day to track your progress and get encouragement and support, but the official weigh out doesn’t occur until the 48 hours after the game is done.
During that time, there’s a message board that I’ll be using to share information, encouragement, challenges and host mini-contests.
Step 4 – Weigh Out
Same deal as the weigh in, except at the end of the contest. If you made your weight, then congrats, not only have you lost weight, but you also get a piece of the pot! At the bare minimum, you get your money back. If there are a lot of people who didn’t make their weight, you might actually end up ahead. After a couple of days, the weigh outs will be done and the winners will receive their payouts.
If you want more information about the process, you can read up on it here: https://www.dietbet.com/kickstarter/how-it-works
Now, this is the first DietBet I’m hosting, full disclosure: I get absolutely no money for hosting it. I just thought it would be fun for some of us to pick up our New Year’s resolutions, dust them off and put them to work with a group of like-minded Christians who all have the same focus. Because big life changes can start from seemingly small events.
I know for my wife and I this system has been working great. In 2 months, we’ve lost about 20 lbs each after years of struggling to lose weight. The community and, frankly, the risk of losing money, is a great motivator!
So, if you’re struggling to lose weight, or are already losing weight, then why not give it a try? Join us in our DietBet and maybe it will kickstart a change in your life and marriage. I know some of our Uncovering Intimacy Champions are joining tonight and I’m working on putting together a bunch of tips, tricks and challenges to help you establish new habits. The game begins April 1st, so don’t wait!