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10/31/13 1:09 A

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The Jillian Michaels dietbet was my first time participating, and I was a winner! I was also a winner of two other dietbets that I did at the same time, and very excited by the winnings and the weight loss! I'm debating whether or not I want to join the dietbet 10. I think it would get me to my ultimate goal and that would be awesome!

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10/24/13 12:29 P

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Got the official word--I am a confirmed winner!! emoticon
Hope everyone else is just as successful!
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10/24/13 12:20 P

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I weighed in last night - 9lb loss right under the gun!

This was my first bet and now I'm motivated to do another. I'm thinking about the DietBet 10 "Transformer" challenge advertised - 10% in 6 mos is manageable!

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10/22/13 5:21 P

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I weighed in this morning with a 9lb loss. Just made it as well. This was my first Dietbet, and yes it was very motivating, but at the same time a little stressful! But, I did it! I didn't have the secret word this morning, so I will weigh in officially tomorrow, and take all the right pictures.
Best of luck to everyone else. Sorry about your elbow Jamie! Ouch!
On to the next challenge!!!
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10/22/13 5:01 P

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I didn't make it, but I knew that was likely to be the case as soon as I broke my elbow. I just didn't have it in me t keep going at 100% with the broken elbow and all the hassle associated with it. It was just too much misery and stress for me to deal with at one time. I decided to step back, heal up, and just focus on maintaining my weight until my elbow is better. I will sign up for another round of DietBets after my next follow-up appointment with the doctor in November.

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10/22/13 4:49 P

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Soooo... how did everyone do? I weighed-out today and did it! Whew *sigh of relief* I wasn't sure I was going to make it. But I did- and just under the wire (by like 2 ounces). I'm awaiting the rest of the participants to weigh-in and the official results to come in a few days.

In the meantime, I signed up for the Fit Mamas one. Losing 8 lbs this month was tough but dietbet definitely helped! My combo of Sparkpeople, Diet Bet and Fitbit is really helping!

New Starting Weight (January 2016): 199.4

Mini-Goal Weight: 179

Next Mini-Goal: 165

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10/5/13 1:17 A

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I found Jillian's dietbet through facebook... I had never heard of dietbet before then, but I am currently participating in 3 dietbets at the same time and finding it super motivating!

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9/28/13 11:09 P

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Welcome! Hopefully you'll have as much success with DietBets as I have.

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9/28/13 8:10 P

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This is my first bet as well. I'm excited!

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9/26/13 12:23 P

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Pammy, I started out doing two Bets my first round as well. Once I won those, I reinvested the winnings to join three more Bets. I've now played 13 Bets and I'm participating in 4 more and I've never put anymore of my own real money into them beyond those first two Bets.

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9/26/13 11:44 A

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Thanks for the clarification Jamie!
I clicked on the link and there is also a guarantee that if you win, you at least get your investment back. I like that!

"New "No Lose Guarantee"
This guarantee ensures that if you win your dietbet, you won't lose money. Most winners make money (about 1.5 to 2x on average) but in the event that your game has an unusually high percentage of winners, we'll forfeit our cut in order to ensure that nobody loses money. So the worst case scenario is that you'll end up losing weight for free, which is still a big win."

I am in two different bets right now, Jillian's and one other. I think I'll wait and see how this all works out for me before I sign up for any others. Good luck everybody!!
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9/26/13 11:07 A

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I get sort of lost in all the updates on the Dietbet feed, but I am loving the tips from Jillian! The other Dietbets that I did have not been this social (granted they were much, much smaller).

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9/24/13 3:23 P

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Thank you, clearly I misunderstood. -Audrey

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BLC Goals- Be active every day, track foods and find more activities I love!!




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9/24/13 1:50 P

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Here's a little more detail on how DietBet gets their cut of the money. For games where the individual bet is under $100 (the VAST majority of the games on the site), they take 25% of the pot. There's nothing you as an individual can do to avoid that other than only playing games where the bet is over $100, which would be hard to do. The majority of the games I've seen in my 5 months on the site the bets are between $20 and $50.

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9/24/13 1:00 P

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Audry, the percentage that DietBet takes isn't based on your own investment. It has to do with the amount of the Bet in question. They take their money from the pot, not from the individual players.

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9/24/13 12:18 P

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I'm in the Jillian Micheal's DietBet, as well as one last week. These are the first I've joined but am tempted to join another or two. If I make sure that the money I bet this month exceeds $100 than they only take 20% instead of 25% or is there a different way to ensure they take the least possible for their fees?

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9/24/13 11:54 A

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I just joined Jillian's DietBet last night -- and roped one of my friends into joining with me. So psyched!!!

Michele

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."


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9/24/13 10:48 A

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Day 1--here we go!!!
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9/24/13 9:35 A

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I always do multiple Bets at a time. I am currently doing four, because Jillian's doesn't count toward the maximum of three Bets. Doing more at once allows me to put more money on the line and helps motivate me even further. Plus, it greatly increases the amount of money I win. If I'm going to lose the weight anyway, I might as well win as much money as possible!

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9/24/13 9:19 A

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I wish I could participate in the Jillian Michael's bet, but I am currently a participant in the September Blogilates bet which ends next week. I am nervous about doing more than one at a time. Oh well - hope Jillian has another one soon. Good luck to all my fellow betters out there!

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9/24/13 9:14 A

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DietBet Day 1! Good luck to everyone!

I was really disappointed in my weigh-in: up a couple of pounds from last week. I knew I overdid it this weekend, but I didn't think it was THAT bad. Ugh.

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9/23/13 11:16 A

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Actually, the Blogilates June Dietbet had just shy of 6000 players, but I think Jillian's might get there still, since it doesn't even officially start until tomorrow.

I'm happy your so excited. I'm super excited too! I love big bets like this with lots of players. There is so much support and motivation. I'm glad your first bet gets to be one like this!

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9/23/13 11:07 A

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As of this morning, over 5000 participants have signed up for Jillian Michael's Dietbet. That is huge. I was looking at some history of past bets, and besides one or two in the 1000-2000 range, this looks to be the biggest one!! So glad to be a part of it, and motivated to win my share of over $150,000. Wouldn't that just be the kicker?
This is my first Dietbet and I am very excited. Thank you Jamie for getting me started! I look forward to learning from your expertise.
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9/20/13 10:25 A

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Welcome to DietBet and our SparkTeam! I hope you find the whole experience as motivating as I have. For me, DietBet has been exactly what I've needed to stay on track and accountable. Nothing like the prospect of losing a bunch of money to motivate you to get that workout in or to skip the unhealthy food!

I'm really excited about Jillian's Bet. It already has a ton of players signed up and I suspect we'll see a lot more signing up over the weekend. There's a chance it could be the largest DietBet in the history of the site. The previous record was right around 6000 players with the first Blogilates Bet that took place in June. Jillian's Bet is already near 4000 players with 4 more days to go before it even starts and you always get some players joining those first few days after it starts as well.

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9/20/13 10:13 A

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I joined this bet, and it will be my first one. I'm so excited!

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9/17/13 4:59 P

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Yay for more Dietbetters! I have made such great progress since returning to SparkPeople and joining DietBet (did both the same day). I'm very very excited to participate in Jillian's DietBet!

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9/17/13 4:26 P

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I just joined her Dietbet also and then thought I'd look on here to see if there was a Sparkpeople Dietbetters group. This will be my third Dietbet (did two this winter: won one, lost one). Looking forward to the extra motivation!

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9/11/13 10:12 A

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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:

diet.bt/1eDGPTU

Hope to see a lot of you there!

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