Announcing fitknitchick’s DietBet Round 2 | social weight loss games work!

I just finished hosting (and participating in) my first ever DietBet.

social weight loss

Who knew that a social weight loss game could be so much fun?

  • 208 participants collectively lost in excess of  1 429 pounds (that’s about 7 whole people worth of weight!).
  • More than half of them (114) met their monthly weight loss goal (4% of their body weight at the beginning of the challenge) and were rewarded with their share of the pot. (Sadly, I missed my goal by a mere 7-tenths of a pound, but did manage to tame my sugar addiction and undo most of the holiday damage…)
  • About a third of them actively participated in the forum, sharing their daily workouts, meals, challenges and successes and enthusiastically cheering each other on.

social weight loss

social weight loss

social weight loss

social weight loss

DietBet’s slogan is “Lose weight, have fun and make money”

I would like to add another clause.

Lose weight, have fun, make money, and build community!

At the request of many of last month’s participants, I’ve agreed to host a follow up game. Building on the momentum that we’ve created and inviting new friends to join our supportive and engaged community!

Round 2 starts this Friday (February 8th) and registration is already hopping!

social weight loss

Here’s how it works:

  1. Join Fitknitchick’s DietBet Round 2 <<<<—— by clicking on the link.
  2. Set up your profile and ante up ($25)
  3. Submit your starting weight photo a couple of days before the contest starts (photos and weights remain private; nobody will see it but you; you will receive an email 48 before the game starts with instructions!)
  4. Lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks and claim your share of the pot (combined ante less DietBet’s administrative costs)!

The more participants, the bigger the pot and the larger your potential winnings!

In addition to the monetary prize, I’ll also be rewarding the game’s MVP (the person who brings the most friends to the game; check out the ‘invite friends’ tool once you’ve registered) a special ‘fitknitchick’ prize; 2 packages of my favourite weight loss support cereal, Holy Crap! 

And since a big part of weight loss is getting adequate exercise, I’ll be posting free workouts on my Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday for the duration of the challenge! Make sure you’ve ‘liked’ my page and have added it to your interests list (details on how to do it can be found here).

Have you ever participated in a social weight loss game before?

Are you still on track with your January health and fitness goals?

Disclaimer: DietBet compensates the hosts of all DietBet competitions. The nutrition tips, workouts and encouragement of participants, however, comes directly from me!

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  1. YOU, MISSY, may be the only person who could get me to click over and check it out!!
    Miz recently posted…Im JUICIN’ (Bella NutriPro review)My Profile

  2. Honestly, the one time I wish I had pounds to lose! 🙂 I so would want to win that Holy Crap cereal!!! 🙂 Love all you are doing this time – fun for all your participants!!!!
    Jody – Fit at 55 recently posted…One of My Biggest Secrets Revealed! Important Info Follows!My Profile

  3. I feel like a super star. I got quoted on your blog LOL. Looking forward to round 2. These are the fun pounds where I will start seeing a difference in how my clothes fit and such!

    • Yes! You ARE a super star Steph! I loved your involvement and support during last month’s game. February is definitely your month!

  4. Congrats on doing so well with your DietBet. Love the stats you shared!
    KymberlyFunFit recently posted…Water: What is it Good For?My Profile

    • I was astounded that so many finished! At the outset, I anticipated perhaps a 25% completion rate. This group rocked it!

  5. I wish I could! I just can’t lose weight that fast. A pound a week is the absolute max for me, otherwise I start getting faint while I’m skating and that could be very bad! I am keeping a food log off and on and trying to maintain my weight or lose a pound or two. I have been gaining a little, know it’s not muscle, and mainly want to stop that trend. If any reader wants to just trade food logs with me that’s what I’d rather do for support.
    Mary @ Fit and Fed recently posted…Butternut Squash Pecan Gratin with Vegan Goat CheeseMy Profile

    • Mary, you have to always do what’s right for you. Depending on how much you have to lose, a pound a week might just be your 4%!

      Anybody want to trade food logs with Mary? That sounds like a great idea! Perhaps we could figure out a way to set up accountability partners here. Hmmm, you’ve got me thinking…

  6. Will you be doing this again… I missed the start up for this and i’d REALLY like to join!!

    • Allison, it’s not too late to join in. We only just started last Friday. Late starts are allowed! (I will not be repeating this game next month; two months is enough for me with all of my other commitments right now!)

  7. quick question… to be an MVP for a dietbet, how long does that have to be? I am in a game currently, and nobody is answering. LOL Is MVP the person who invites the most people for the entire 30 days, or just until the game starts (starts in 3 days) or until the 14th day when you can no longer invite people HELP I AM CONFUSED! Please email me back! Thanks! 😀


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