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Maintain for the Holidays

Keep it off for 12 months!

Maintain for the Holidays

Nov 20, 2017 - Nov 19, 2018/Game has ended
Hosted by Referee Maureen







Nov 20



Keep off the weight during the toughest months of the year, and beyond! 12 months of accountability, prizes, and support.



Game Begins

Nov 20, 2017

Last Day to Join

Dec 03, 2017

Last Day to Submit Initial Weigh-In

Dec 03, 2017


20th and 21st of every month


End of each round


Bet $25

per month


your weight


Split pot
every month

Round Goals

The object of the game is to maintain your initial weight for 12 months, with a +2% allowance to allow for daily fluctuations (you can also lose up to 4%). To make that easier, we break the Maintainer into 12 rounds, each with its own pot, giving you regular accountability and incentives. That means if you stay within -4% to +2% of your weight all year, you can cash out 12 times!

Miss a goal for a round? Don’t worry—you can still win the next round and the Grand Prize at the end of Round 12. Half the bets are spread across the first 11 rounds, and the winners of Round 12 split the other half. The goal for each round is the same, though you MUST be between -4% and +5% of your initial weight by the end of Round 11 to be eligible to win the final pot. This is to prevent unsafe sprints at the end.

Rounds 1-10: between -4% and +2%

Round 11: between -4% and +2% to win; within -4% and +5% to qualify for Round 12 (MANDATORY)

Round 12: between -4% and +2% (MANDATORY)

How do we verify your weight?

For all official weigh-ins, you'll be prompted to submit your official starting weight. Our standard weigh-in process involves you submitting 2 photos: one of you standing on a scale in lightweight clothing (no shoes, hats, belts, watches, coats, or outerwear), and another of the scale’s readout with your weigh-in word written on a piece of paper.

What you'll need

  • A scale (preferably digital)
  • A digital camera or smartphone
  • A full-length mirror or someone to take your photo
  1. Privacy FAQ +
  2. How we prevent cheating +

Does this actually work?

Out of 716,548 DietBetters, 93.71% have lost weight during their challenges. Combined, they've lost 11,058,008 lbs and won $62,173,981. In other words...yes.

All results shown on DietBet are from actual users. Individual results may vary.

Don't take our word for it


11/29/2018 6:27AM

Keep the momentum going! A new game has been set up for all players starting on Dec 03, 2018.

Good luck!

Referee Maureen

11/22/2018 12:01PM
  • Congratulations to everyone that participated in this game! You committed and put forth the effort towards living a healthier lifestyle for an entire year and that is something to be proud of!

    While we don't have any immediate plans to schedule any Maintainer games, we will send email notifications in the event we come up with a replacement. Please be sure that you are signed up to receive our emails and of course, always feel free to reach out to us at support@waybetter.com any time.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US players and I wish you ALL a very happy holiday season.

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Indy Girl

11/22/2018 2:34AM - via iPhone
Wow, $162.50! That’s awesome! I don’t think we won that much last year. Does anyone remember?

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We actually paid $25 for each month and got 1 month free if we paid it all in the beginning. Which would total $275

Referee Maureen

Looks to me like we had a lot of success!


11/22/2018 12:05AM
Wohoo! The game has been finalized and the results are in. A huge congratulations to all the winners! You've accomplished the amazing feat of keeping your weight steady for an entire year.

You'll be notified by email if you are a winner, and the $162.50 will be added to your account. Use it to join a new game (who’s in for year two??), or request a PayPal payout and treat yourself to something fancy. You deserve it! Payouts process within 24 hours.

As promised, here are the overall Player Awards for the entire game. Drum roll, please...
- Overall MVP: Kristi K.
- Most Liked Player: Bri
- Most Generous Liker: Bri
- Most Liked Comment: "I DID IT!!! Even with my arm in a cast I came in under the limit!!! " by Rosa M.

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Referee Maureen

11/21/2018 1:02PM
  • What are some of your Thanksgiving Eve traditions? We usually sit around a fire outside and enjoy some drinks and snacks. I'll also do a little cooking here and there to make tomorrow a bit easier.

    I'll check in tomorrow but until then, happy Thanksgiving Eve to all our US players!

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Indy Girl

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so we went out to dinner with his parents. It was a lovely evening!

Referee Maureen

Oh how fun! Happy belated birthday to your husband!

Referee Maureen

11/20/2018 12:50PM
  • Well, here we are, at the end of the game. You all have done amazing! Totally amazing! I want every one of you to reach around and give yourself a pat on the back. Your discipline and commitment is finally going to pay off!

    I also want to thank each and every one of you for the support, encouragement, and friendship that you've added to this group. It's been a great year and I was very fortunate to have been able to host this game and meet you all.

    Please be sure to visit the new Facebook group that the members of this game have created. The friendships and support will continue within in this group and it's a great way to keep informed of any plans to bring back the Maintainer games. Here is the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/711737652544677/

    Be sure to get your final weigh-ins submitted by 11:59PM PST on Nov 21st. If you have any trouble at all please reach out to us at support@waybetter.com.

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Indy Girl

Oh my gosh. I had a total panic moment this morning when I went to weigh in. It said the game was finalizing and I thought I missed the final weigh in. Wouldn’t that have been a real kick in the pants??

Looking forward to staying connected on Facebook. It’s ok easier there anyway. Trying to look on the bright side!

Referee Maureen

You ALL are rockstars!

Michelle M.

11/20/2018 8:33AM
Yay! Verified!! I'm so happy. Good luck, everyone!!!

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Referee Maureen

Right back at ya Michelle! Congratulations on making it an entire year - woohoo!


11/20/2018 7:29AM - via android
Got my weigh in done!! Whoo hoo! Hope everyone does well!! 😁

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Referee Maureen

Congratulations, Bri! Way to go on staying committed!

Lori M

11/20/2018 4:40AM - via android
Does anyone know if there is another Maintainer game we can join now that this one is over?

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Lori M

Is it Healthy Me, Healthy You! This says it is former Dietbet maintainers

Referee Maureen

Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/711737652544677/

Referee Maureen

11/19/2018 7:05PM
  • Wow, I can't believe that it's already been a year! How is everyone feeling? Are you ready for the final weigh-in?

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Ready for this!!!!


I'm weighing in today. I think I'm ready! I will truly miss this maintainer! But excited about our Facebook group!

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