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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 Closed
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 691,244 DietBetters, 93.75% have lost weight during their challenges. Combined, they've lost 10,534,758 lbs and won $58,264,743. In other words...yes.

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

Don't take our word for it

Referee Maureen

09/22/2018 5:15AM
  • Happy Selfie Saturday! Let's see those big beautiful smiles on this spectacular Saturday! This is Bella, my running partner in the cooler months. I'm looking forward to getting her back out there with me soon!

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09/22/2018 12:05AM
The Round 10 results are in! A big congratulations to all the winners. And runner's up, don't fret–we know you'll get 'em in the next round.

We’ll notify you by email if you’re a winner, and the $16.07 will be added to your account. If you’re paying monthly, $25 will be automatically applied toward the bet for Round 11 and the remainder is yours to use as you like!

As promised, here are the Player Awards for Round 10. Drum roll, please…
- Overall MVP: Kristi K.
- Most Liked Player: Bri
- Most Generous Liker: Bri
- Most Liked Comment: "Any word if they will have a new maintainer in November we can join?" by Bri
Good luck in Round 11!

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Emily M.

09/21/2018 5:39PM - via iPhone
Welp I missed weigh in again this month. I had a stomach bug and lost weight but then at the end even though I was eating healthy I just ballooned. So. Next time!

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Referee Maureen

Awww, I'm sorry Emily! I hope you're feeling better! Next time for sure!

Indy Girl, health issues can definitely throw a wrench in things but I'm certain that you'll come up with a plan to get back on track. You've done so well - this is just a little bump in the road!

Emily M.

Surprise! Not over my stomach bug! Blah. :-|


09/20/2018 6:26AM

It's our favorite time of the week - announcing 10 winners of the $500 gift card for Fabletics! All of the winners will receive an email and in-game notification from us with details of your prize! Want a chance to be a prize winner next week? Become a member today! Without further ado…

Tammy T, Bridget E, Alexis, Emily, kaitlyn c., Jackie E., Sara S.Evan L, Leslie G., and Steve S!

Next week’s prize is awesome so make sure you submit a progress weigh-in to be eligible for an Apple Watch Prize Pack (Watch Series 3 with GPS + Airpods)! We are giving away 8 of these prize packs and each has a value of over $530! All you have to do is submit a progress weigh-in between now and next Wednesday to be entered into the giveaway. If you're not a Member, you can become one at any time.

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Susan W.

09/20/2018 4:12AM - via iPhone
Oh no, I hit the wrong button in my weigh-in and submitted the same photo (of my feet on the scale) both times, instead of including the full-body photo. What do I do?

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Indy Girl

I bet they reply and tell you to resubmit.

Referee Maureen

Susan, I see that we received your weigh-in and it has been approved! Woohoo! You can always reach out to us at support@waybetter.com any time you have questions or need help. :)


09/20/2018 12:12AM
This week's Weekly Weigh-in winner is Mermad ! They've won a Perfect Fitness Perfect Pushup Elite. Congratulate them and get ready for next week's drawing!

Mermad , Vera , Kim , Michelle M. and Bri like this comment.


Thank you so much!!!

Referee Maureen

Congrats Mermad!


09/20/2018 12:12AM
Round 10 has ended! Be sure to submit an official weigh-in before 11:59PM PST on Oct 21 for your weigh-in to count.

Onto Round 11! Weigh in as much as you like during this round to stay accountable and motivated. Use tokens to get verified and enter to win prizes, or self-report your weight–-whatever helps you reach your goals! Use your weigh-in tokens to submit an official weigh-in or just update your weight unofficially as often as you like. Doing so will help keep you accountable!

Every Thursday we will randomly select a winner of our consistency prize! You could win a Withings Wireless Scale, Polar Heart Rate Monitor, FitBit, among other great items. Whoever submits at least one official weigh-in the 7 days leading up to the drawing will be eligible to win! The next drawing will occur on Sep 20.

At the end of the round, DietBet Referees will verify every player's weight, and this weigh-in determines the round's winners. Remember, you didn't have to win the previous round to win this one! Good luck in Round 11!

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09/19/2018 2:27PM - via android
Any word if they will have a new maintainer in November we can join?

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I think I would too, although it would depend on the time of the month. I'm out of town quite a bit during the first few days, so having a weigh in day early in the month wouldn't be doable for me.

Referee Maureen

Unfortunately, we do not have any updates on this yet but I'm passing your comments on to the team. :)

Referee Maureen

09/19/2018 1:40PM
  • Find 10 minutes and knock this out! It's for YOU!

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09/19/2018 12:10AM
It's Weigh-In Wednesday! Staying accountable is just as important for maintenance as it is for weight loss, so remember to weigh in regularly. Plus, when you use a token to submit an official weigh-in, you're automatically entered to win a great prize, like a Withings Scale or DVD set.

Weigh in by midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time) for a chance to win this week's prize! If you don't have any Weigh-In tokens, you can purchase them today.

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