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paid to lose weight?

Posted by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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I've seen on some sites where you can bet on your weight lost journey. like betting $150 and if you reach your goal in 6 months you get $300. has anyone ever tried this or heard of it?
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on Sep. 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

do you make your own goals, or is it goals they have that you can go for?  If you can set your own- might be a good thing,  if not...I dunno

I'm not a big fan of contest type weight loss - I think it can make people do some pretty unhealthy things to reach a goal and "win"  * the people at hubbys work would get crazy every year

JerseyAirGurl
by *Ada* on Sep. 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I've heard of gym pact.... But idk how it works

cj123573
by Member on Sep. 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM
I've thought about doing dietbets, there are several contests out there, but the one I'm familiar with is bet 'x' dollars to lose 4 % of your weight and you split winnings with all the others who achieved. I've heard the safeguards against cheaters are pretty good too.
haileys_mommy06
by Jenn on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:14 PM
I've never heard if this.
letstalk747
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 12:34 AM

never heard of this

Solo_Fan
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 12:39 AM

 I have never heard of that.

srehman
by Bronze Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM
This is the first I'm hearing of this
SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

 Never heard of it sounds interesting though. Google here I come lol

wahmx3
by Shelley on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I am sure that works well to motivate some people and as long as they are doing it the healthy way, it can be good. You have to keep your focus on being healthier not the money.

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

 So I just googled it and while it seems like a good idea, I can see where it has its pros and cons. Some people put a lot of money on the line and will stop at nothing to make sure they win it back plus more. I wouldn't do it but if you want to, more power to you :)

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