I'm new to Diet Bet (only one week in), but I'm really enjoying the accountability and extra incentive and motivation that it gives me to stay on track with my healthy eating.

At one point not too long ago, I went from 152 to 112 pounds. Then my weight creeped back up over a period of 3 years to where not only was I back to where I started, I reached 157 at my heaviest. Ever since I've been trying to lose the weight again. I just haven't been able to keep it off. I'll often get below 150 and say to myself, "I'll never see 150 again!" Then I get to the point where I could reasonably be under 140 with my next weigh in. But once I get to that point, I end up sabotaging myself. Instead of getting under 140, I go back up again! I usually end up back over 150 before I can get my eating back under control and start the same old thing over and over again. I'm hoping that DietBet will give me the extra incentive to actually break through the 140 mark and make my way back to my goal weight.

My problem is mainly my eating. I binge on junk food. I can be "good" with my eating for about a week or so, then I cave. I'm really looking forward to being able to stick with healthy eating for a prolonged period. I think DietBet is just the kick in the pants that I need to get it done. I'm also excited to see that DietBet plans on having a maintenance option. I'll really be needing that. Another problem I have is that once I'm to where I want to be, I tell myself that I can "afford" this one little indulgence. But sadly, one little indulgence opens the flood gates and the next thing I know I'm just eating and eating and eating all the junk I can get my hands on.

So, at this point, I have to say "Thank You Diet Bet!" for giving me the extra incentive and motivation that I seemed to have needed. With the help of taking part in your challanges, I hope to be at my goal weight at the end of my 6 month DietBet 10. So instead of starting 2015 saying I need to lose weight, I'll be at the weight I want to be and will just need to concentrate on never allowing it to go back up again.