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SmartBlog on Social Media
March 17, 2014
by Jamie Rosen

How Weight Watchers lost touch with changes in social dieting by Jamie Rosen

"During the most recent Weight Watchers earnings call, Nick Hotchkin, CFO, reported that total company revenues declined 11% in Q4. The company shares dropped nearly 26% the next day, reaching a 52-week low. Jim Chambers, Weight Watchers’ CEO, stated that the last quarter included the first ever decline in revenues for WeightWatchers.com, the online platform that has been the one division they were always able to count on for steady growth." Read the full article.

Fitness Magazine
September 23, 2013
by Alena Hall

Join Jillian Michaels’ First-Ever DietBet Weight Loss Challenge

"The health and fitness expert, who’s known for her tough coaching on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, her toned body in her workout DVDs and inspiring outlook on life in her books, is taking on a new challenge. Tomorrow, Michaels’ first DietBet game launches, motivating participants all over the world to lose weight with the support of social media." Read the full article

F5 Floha
July 22, 2013
by Yuri Gonzaga

Usuários de site apostam e ganham dinheiro emagrecendo

"Não gosto de fazer dieta, mas a ideia de ganhar dinheiro enquanto você emagrece é motivadora", diz a professora Emanuelle Magalhães, 25, que participou de cinco jogos, cada um com duração de um mês e meta de perder 4% do peso do corpo." Read the full article

It Sux To Be Fat
April 12, 2013
by Jennifer Swafford

Dietbet is a big craze right now amongst bloggers everywhere. Have you heard of it?

"Overall, I love Dietbet. I think it motivates people to stay on track and lose the weight in order to win. Plus, it seems that no matter how many people are in the group, you usually double your pay. Can't beat that!" Read the full article

Runner's World
Big Guy Blog
May 29, 2012

Randomness #132 to #152

"Someone who has embraced the treadmill: Mike Sisco, a karaoke DJ who's known as the "Velvet Voice of Competitive Eating" and whose diet used to include late-night snacks of half a dozen doughnuts or a pint of rice cream. After weighing in at 311 pounds, he's made it his mission to lose 100 pounds…He uses the website DietBet to compete with his friends.

When I talked to him a few weeks ago, he was down to 250 pounds. Keep going, Mike." Read the full article

Competitive Eating
April 4, 2012
by Eric 'Silo' Dahl

DietBet Review

"I think that Dietbet has some real potential. It provides a social platform on which you and a group of friends,coworkers, or even strangers can get together and see who can lose the weight. It really is a smart idea, people already do these kinds of wagers. My dad told me the other day that they did a work wide wager to see who could lose the most. Dietbet.com provides an extremely organized way for that to happen." Read the full article

Water Wine Travel
March 18, 2012
by Ann

10 Things I Learned By Doing DietBet

"Today is the end of the DietBet set up by my neighbor and fellow blogger @SelfishMom. I've never been a fan of diets. I usually just work out and lose the weight really slowly. I weighed in this morning at 149.4 pounds (I was 155.8 pounds at the beginning of the Dietbet). Bump the delayed gratification. If you want to lose weight you need to exercise and diet." Read the full article

The Champ Vs. Himself
March 30, 2012
by Big Will : The Champ

The DietBet is Winding Down....

"The results so far are about what I expected. Joel and Mike got off to a good start, hitting their goals early while Joe and Todd are going slow and steady and rounding out the field, the smallest guy and myself are in last place, but still in the race.

I weighed in first at 446. I had been struggling with my weight yet again and let a couple of pounds come back on…Joel and Mike both weighed in at the 260/270 range and it was on.

Having the two contests under my belt this week, along with the Cheese Fry competition in 2 weeks, gives me the toughest schedule and the highest odds of not making the 4% weight loss (17.8 lbs.), but I'm going to kick this Diet Bet challenge square in the ass and come out on top!" Read the full article

March 7, 2012
by Big Will : The Champ

The DietBet is On!

"All Pro Eating had two big events happen this week and they were both awesome and The Champ was the star of both shows... I, Mike "The Velvet Voice of CE" Sisco and my good friend Joel "The Cannon" Podelsky ate giant slices of pizza before the big weigh in at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in Times Square.

I weighed in first at 446. I had been struggling with my weight yet again and let a couple of pounds come back on…Joel and Mike both weighed in at the 260/270 range and it was on.

Having the two contests under my belt this week, along with the Cheese Fry competition in 2 weeks, gives me the toughest schedule and the highest odds of not making the 4% weight loss (17.8 lbs.), but I'm going to kick this Diet Bet challenge square in the ass and come out on top!" Read the full article

March 7, 2012
by Big Will : The Champ

The DietBet Begins!

"As chronicled on this very blog, I have struggled with my weight loss for many, many years. Briefly conquering, but then returning to old habits. Well, interestingly enough, my competitive eating organization, All Pro Eating (www.competitiveeaters.com) has struck up a sponsorship deal with the website Diet Bet (www.dietbetter.com)...This "season" in CE will be a big one for me and, as I've said in the past, losing weight helps in having better capacity.

We will be kicking off the event this Friday in the heart of New York City - Times Square, in front of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum with a "last meal" pizza eating contest. The champ plans to not only dominate this contest, but also this diet competition." Read the full article

My Weight Loss Journall
April 5, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

And the Final Weight Is...

"Today is the offical day for the Dietbet "Last Supper" Challenge. and I am glad to report that my weigh in video is (with clothing on) 254.0!!!!

I would like to thank my wife who had to deal with me and friends for being so supportive! I would also like to thank All-Pro for giving me the opportunity & the guys to compete against! A big thank you to Tina from Dietbet for being the go to gal, and also for helping me with my next challenge! And finally, thank you for reading this and checking in on me :D" Read the full article

April 4, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

Tomorrow is Weigh-In

"Today I will work out a little harder, eat a little less and tie up loose ends to ensure I am at my goal weight of 257. As of this morning, with clothes on, I was :D

It has been a crazy road... I have had my triumphs and my setback. I have gone through injury and pain. I dealt with random acts of food for both social situations and because I had my weak moments. But all and all, it was a good trip." Read the full article

April 3, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

Everyday is a Food Celebration!

"Being honest here, I am crash dieting a little this week to maintain my weight for the challenge. But this week is HARD. So far, We had a huge brunch to honor a departed friend, a gathering to watch Game of Thrones. Next up, the return of Anne from her vacation, my anniversary (8 years of blissful wedded insanity), and Easter Sunday. In all these events, food is a factor that needs to be addressed. It seems that in todays society, you can't have 2 or more people in the same place without bringing out a food tray!! It also seems that every day we all have some need to celebrate something!" Read the full article

March 30, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

One Week To Go

"I've been reading up on some ways to lose a quick 5 pounds in a week, and all the information seems to work for me (water, 1200 calories, etc.). While I am at the goal line, I really want to pass it just so there is no debate, that I have taken up the challenge and passed it with flying colors.

As for Dietbet; I actually believe the social dieting works for me, While we have taken our pot shots back and forth, it was all in good fun, and we are actually quite supportive of each other! After the challenge, I plan to get some of my close friends together and do my part to rally the them for some weight loss :). While I like the All-Pro gang, I believe I need some closer interaction to be more motivated for the next round!!!" Read the full article

March 23, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

Two Weeks, Nine Pounds

"It's now 2 weeks into Dietbets "Last Supper" challenge, & I have lost about 9 pounds! While I would love to be 250 for the April 6th weigh in, I am so not worried about it. I should easily drop the last 2 pounds pretty to cross the goal line :D." Read the full article

March 9, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

It's Time To Start

"I had a great time in Times Square at Ripley's Believe It Or Not with the gang from Dietbet. Lots of people, lots of cameras and definitly lots of PIZZA! (wow those slices were huge!).

I weighed in at 268, with my clothes on. Not bad, as I knew from my home scale I was at 265. I need to lose 11 pounds in 28 days. I figured I ate about 3 slices of your average pizza (I ate less then one for the contest, plus some pubicity eating, lol). Joel has to lose something similar, and Big Will needs to lose some 18-20 pounds." Read the full article

March 5, 2012
by Mike "The Sisco Kid: Sisco

T-Minus 4 days to the Dietbet kickoff & I am excited!!!

"As most of you know, I am really trying to lose some weight.It's been a good start so far, but I have kinda let it fall to the side some…A group that many of you know is near and dear to me, All-Pro eaters, somehow hooked up with business called Dietbet to do a promotion.

Yup you read that right, my competitive eater group is working with a diet social network. They extended an offer to me to be part of the promotion, and I accepted it. I have 4 weeks to lose 4% of my body weight. I'm not shy, I am about 270 pounds, so that is about 12 pounds I must lose in 28 days." Read the full article

Startup Tunes
February 25, 2012
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Incentivizes Weight Loss

"Dietbet was created by Jamie Rosen, a serial entrepreneur…The principle of the site is quite simple: lose weight while having fun… It may not drastically change your life, but in the long run, it can make you feel better about yourself and you will come out of that unhealthy rut you were in. Never has being on a diet this fun before! So start your own game with your friends now and see for yourself." Read the full article

Thats my Kind of Party
February 15, 2012
by Meredith Tomasulo

The Bet

"A Diet is not about depriving yourself, you won't stay on track that way. Just limit your proportions…I also wanted to give shout outs to the other awesome women playing this game with me- we are all going to be big losers together!!! Dietbet is a great way to lose weight especially if you do it with friends!!" Read the full article

February 9, 2012
by Meredith Tomasulo

The Bet

"A few blogging moms in the Philly area have taken a challenge to lose 4% of our body weight in 28 days…This is Week One and my main goal is to make a lifestyle change. I have 2 children and an awesome husband so I am not interested in making a different meal for myself or depriving myself, just want to do it all better." Read the full article

Local Fun for Kids
February 28, 2012

Only One Week Left on Our DietBet!

"I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous about the final DietBet weigh in next week, but, I've already lost 6 pounds and I am still absolutely determined to meet my goal.

All along, my motto has been "No Excuses," and, I feel like this past month has really tested me. I'm finally feeling good after weeks of fighting a terrible cold that kept getting worse and worse until it just FINALLY got better. February also brought other stressful moments like a broken furnace in 20 degree weather and my little guy developing pneumonia. Then, last week, I got the news that a friend lost her battle with cancer." Read the full article

February 20, 2012

Our DietBet – We're Half Way There!

"Collectively, we've already lost about 30 pounds. I think that's pretty darn impressive!

The last 2 weeks have gone by so fast. I still have about 4 more pounds to lose, but I want to lose a couple extra pounds on top of that just to have a safety net. Remember we are playing for money here, and I really don't like losing.

There are 9 women who have come together for this DietBet to support each other and challenge each other. And, we're doing exactly that! It's incredibly motivating knowing that we have a set date (almost 2 weeks from now) when we will meet up again, get on the scale and face the truth." Read the full article

February 8, 2012

What is DietBet?

"Today, is a big day for me! It's the first day of my 4-week DietBet with a group of Philadelphia area mom bloggers. I'm no stranger to diets, but don't think I've ever been as excited as I am now to start one. I'm playing with a great group of women, I can win some money and lose weight. Yes!" Read the full article

Delco Deal Diva
March 7, 2012
by Kelly

DietBet: The Verdict

Tuesday night was the big weigh in. I have been working incredibly hard all month to meet my DietBet goal, which was to lose 4% of my body weight in 28 days. I actually had butterflies in my stomach waiting to weigh in. It's always so much easier to jump on that scale in the morning with a jolt of confidence - but waiting until evening - well that's just plain nerve-wrecking (especially after a long week of being sick with no workouts last week)! Read the full article

February 15, 2012
by Kelly

DietBet: Keeping the Motivation

"I weighed in yesterday, and I am down 3 pounds. I can do this!..Part of my motivation is coming from keeping in touch with the other competitors. We leave messages almost daily on the DietBet board and hearing from everyone helps us all stay focused. These ladies have some amazing stories to share - each story is more inspiring than the next." Read the full article

February 8, 2012
by Kelly

I've Made the DietBet! Now I Need you to Cheer Me On!

"Several weeks ago, I learned about DietBet through a fellow Philly Social Media Mom…Can I do it? I may need some motivation along the way; so I'll be depending on you to cheer me on! I am looking to make a permanent lifestyle change and by playing a fair game, it is giving me just the motivation I need to get on track. And best of all, DietBet is free (other than the money you contribute to the pot) and has wonderful free tools that make it easy to help you succeed at your weight loss goals!" Read the full article

Jamess Project
February 26, 2012
by Mary Ellen Mannix

Medicine is a Team Sport (DietBet-ting Part 3)

Babies are beautiful.

When you are the parent of a medically needy child, you are the lone nonclinical representative in a team full of people that does not see the world way you do. Getting your point across and sharing your knowledge is vitally important. Getting it across in a way that does not close communication bridges but instead strengthens and opens more is an art form. It is also a practice in self-control, fortitude, and mental discipline. Read the full article

February 20, 2012
by Mary Ellen Mannix

DietBet-ting on A Broken Heart, Week Two

"In that spirit, I continue my personal challenge and DietBet to lose 4% of my body weight in a month. I, of course, am not pregnant and have completed all the pregnancies I will ever have. But, if I can do this – you can do it." Read the full article

February 7, 2012
by Mary Ellen Mannix

DietBet-ting on A Broken Heart

"I accepted a challenge this month. In cooperation with a new website, www.dietbetter.com, I accepted the challenge to reduce my weight by 4% in a month…When I accepted the challenge among friends  (in our case fellow blogger moms), we all put some cash into a pot and whoever succeeds losing 4% of our weight in the month splits the pot. I really was not concerned by the money. I am concerned with healthy living.

Tony Luke's of Philadelphia is hosting the group of us DietBet-ters tonight for a last dive into a meal we probably shouldn't have. Hopefully there will be some whole wheat rolls, salad, and lean meat for the steak sandwich. Tony Luke has lost 125 lbs recently. It may be interesting to hear what has worked for him. Regardless, what a fun spot for a weigh in!" Read the full article

Agrande Life
February 7, 2012
by Steph

The Bet

"The official weigh-in is over and the game is on! I know I am going to rock this and it's just the extra motivation I need to push me through this weight loss journey… The next official weigh-in is in 4 weeks where we will be greeted once again by Tony Luke, Jr." Read the full article

Harmonic Mama
March 23, 2012
by Jennifer

DietBet and Momentum

Earlier in the month I had my weigh out for the DietBet that I was doing with some other great local bloggers. I'm happy to say that I met my goal of losing 4% of my body weight and even exceeded it by 2 pounds. In the couple of weeks since the final weigh out I've lost an additional 3 lbs and started doing a couch to 5k program with the goal of running in an MS 5k run in Philly in early May. I certainly am far from my goal weight but I'm nearly a 1/4 of the way there so that is great. Read the full article

February 9, 2012
by Jennifer

My DietBet "Competitors"

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February 7, 2012
by Jennifer

Time to Lose Weight, The PSMM DietBet Starts Today!

"Today is the day, the big weigh-in. I've joined up with 10 other Philly Social Media Moms in a challenge to lose weight with DietBet! … Although the DietBet goal weight is nowhere near my overall goal weight it's a great start. I've been doing great and lost some weight all ready so I'm looking forward to keeping up that style of eating, continuing to lose weight and hopefully winning the DietBet.' Read the full article

Brutalism
January 11, 2012
by Kathleen Canedo

Isn't It Ironic?

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January 04, 2012
by Kathleen Canedo

My 2012 Resolution - More Gambling!

"I'm kicking off 2012 by making a bet with myself, The Dilettantes and several other bloggers invited to participate in this challenge. DietBet is offering winners (those who lose at least 4% of their body weight in four weeks) the chance to split a $5000 pot between themselves and the charity they've selected. (In our case, DC Central Kitchen.) …. For competitive people like us, this is a great way to kick off our New Year's resolutions." Read the full article

SELFISH MOM
January 31, 2012
by Amy Oztan

ONE MONTH LATER, ALMOST 9 LBS GONE!

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January 26, 2012
by Amy Oztan

TODAY'S AGENDA: KEEPING UP THE MOMENTUM

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January 07, 2012
by Amy Oztan

WHY I'M SCARED TO WEIGH MYSELF BEFORE CES

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January 05, 2012
by Angie Vinez

MY NEW WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGY: I'M TALKING ABOUT CARBS

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January 04, 2012
by Amy Oztan

Another weigh-in, this one with some serious cash at the end

An offer from DietBet.com came along at exactly the right time. It's no secret that I've been trying to lose weight for the past few months.

DietBet.com has put up $5,000 for a blogger contest, and I'm thrilled to be one of the seven participants. Half of any money I win will be donated to charity. The goal is to lose 4% of my starting weight, or slightly less than eight pounds. I'll be blogging my progress along the way. Read the full article

Fit Bottomed Girls
January 11, 2012
by Jenn

FitLinks: Yoga for Strong Legs, Bet Your Friends to Lose Weight & More!

"Bet your friends that you'll lose weight? What a fun—and lucrative—idea! —DietBet" Read the full article

Blessed Beyond Words
February 1, 2012
by Angie Vinez

My Final Weigh In for the #DietBet Mom Bloggers Challenge

"It's hard to believe that it's the end of the DietBet Mom Bloggers Challenge. What a roller coaster of emotions… I know I still have a very long way to go, but I'm definitely off to a great start. And, I owe it all to DietBet and their Mom Blogger's Challenge." Read the full article

January 25, 2012
by Angie Vinez

DietBet Challenge – End of Week 3 Weigh In

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January 17, 2012
by Angie Vinez

DietBet Challenge – End of Week 2 Weight IN

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January 11, 2012
by Angie Vinez

End of Week One Weigh-In #DietBet

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January 04, 2012
by Angie Vinez

Taking On the DietBet Challenge

If you haven't heard of DietBet, you soon will. I have been selected as one of the participants in the DietBet Challenge along with 6 other mom bloggers… For this challenge, DietBet put $5,000 into the pot and let us pick our charities. They also let us decide how much of our winnings would go to charity. I love the idea of winning for someone else, so I was really excited when they approached me about this. Read the full article

Foodie City Mom
February 2, 2012
by Kimberly Coleman

DietBet: What I Learned From Losing

"Someone else doesn't have to lose in order for me to win. Actually, I already believe that. This competition just reinforced this belief. At this point, I think that everyone who was competing in this challenge met their goals. That is amazing!

The great news is that ALL 7 of the bloggers that participated in the DietBet competition won. (That makes me even happier that I met my goal. I would have been so embarrassed if I would have been the only one that didn't meet her goal!)" Read the full article

January 10, 2012
by Kimberly Coleman

"It's About To Go Down…"

"I'm so excited that I'm participating in the DietBet Blogger Lose to Win Challenge, an online social dieting game sponsored by DietBet this month… I won't tell you how much my starting weight was last Wednesday. I will tell you that I have already lost 4.4 pounds since I implemented my "do you diet" on Thursday of last week.

(I will also be sponsoring two Foodie City Mom readers in my own personal "DietBet" next month. It's TOTALLY unrelated to this promotion/on my own dime, but I think that it will be fun so stay tuned…)" Read the full article

Earth Mother Just Means Im Dusty
January 16, 2012
by Shari Simpson

I've lost a sack of flour!

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January 07, 2012
by Shari Simpson

Losing Eight Lbs. of Holiday Fat For a Good Cause

"Like most of the segment of the population that comes equipped with breasts and a babymaker, I struggle to keep my weight under control… DietBet has put in $5,000 for a blogger contest and yours truly is one of the seven participants. Whatever I win (and I plan to win because if there's anything I like almost as much as food, it's competition), will be donated to my favorite charity, HOPE Worldwide. So all I have to do is lose eight pounds in 28 days. Piece of cake." Read the full article

Mom Blog Magazine
January 07, 2012
by Jennifer James

DietBet Taps Seven Bloggers For Weight Loss Game

"Dietbet.com, an online social dieting game that gives players the opportunity to win money through weight-loss competitions, is working with seven women bloggers to give them the chance to lose weight and earn money for themselves and for their charity of choice." Read the full article

Dilettante Club -- We'll try everything once!
January 20, 2012
by Amanda Londsale

January 2012 Activity -- DietBet progress report -- Of course she had to go to Chile -- though perhaps Hungary would have been more appropriate...

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January 06, 2012
by Amanda Londsale

January 2012 Activity – DietBet

"If this post ends abruptly, it's likely because I passed out from hunger and exhaustion as a result of Day 1 of the DietBet competition I and my fellow Dilettantes were conned intohappy to join for the month of January…The Dilettantes are playing for a very worthy charity, DC Central Kitchen.

DietBet actually provides this—short, 4 week competitions designed to help you lose those last few pounds, or jump start a bigger weight loss program. As Dilettantes, it fits well with our attention spans and ability to commit (although it would be great if we could do it in under an hour and then go for beers)." Read the full article

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