Thanks to a post on r/keto I found two sites for those of us looking to lose weight, HealthyWager and
Dietbet, I signed up for both sites. I never knew this was a thing, it would have been nice to know about these about a hundred pounds ago, though I’m glad I found them now while I still have enough left to lose to make it worth while.
I tinkered around a lot with HealthyWager (timeline, weight and wager amounts) to figure out my best return, I was going to shoot for 6-9 months, but they would pay me the best at the 11 month mark. I’m looking to lose 70 lbs in 11 months, my bet is at $605 (paid at $55/mo) with a total return of $1,725 ($1,120 profit) so next Christmas will have a nice cash bonus. I would recommend to anyone interested in this to play with the numbers, I was seeing anywhere from ~60%-185% returns offered, and it became apparent that my profit wouldn’t be allowed to exceed $1,120 (regardless of timeline/weight/wager), then it was just a matter of finding the cheapest/shortest wager to net the maximum profit.
I also signed up for one of the 4 week challenges at Dietbet. I think I’ll sign up for a new challenge every week or two for a while as I expect there to be a lot of dropouts from the resolution crowd. I expect these short challenges to net a bit better during this time of year. You can be in up to six games at a time (3 each of the 4 or 10 week).
Edit: It looks like HealthyWager gives credit for referrals, so I can get some extra cash for anyone that I send their way, but only if I meet my weight lose goal. I’ve changed the above link to use my referral code, if you prefer not to use it just google them, though I would sure appriciate it if you’d send the credit to my account.