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Spring Maintainer

Keep it off for 12 months!

Spring Maintainer

Apr 02, 2018 - Apr 01, 2019/Game has ended







Apr 02



Keep off the weight you worked so hard to lose, and cash out each month that you maintain! Tons of support, fun challenges, and the accountability you need.



Game Begins

Apr 02, 2018

Last Day to Join

Apr 15, 2018

Last Day to Submit Initial Weigh-In

Apr 15, 2018


2nd and 3rd 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 724,237 DietBetters, 100.03% have lost weight during their challenges. Combined, they've lost 12,283,175 lbs and won $62,263,235. In other words...yes.

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

Don't take our word for it


04/04/2019 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 $165.62 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...
- Most Liked Player: Heidi S.
- Most Generous Liker: Heidi S.
- Most Liked Comment: "Didn’t gain much weight on my vacation! Still maintaining! Woo hoo!!!" by voncookie

Ed D.

04/03/2019 4:22AM - via android
Started and ended with the exact same weight so it was a good year. Wishing everyone much success in the years to come.

Heidi S. , Nicole K. , Mary and Colleen B. like this comment.

Heidi S.

04/02/2019 7:04AM - via iPhone
I’m so bummed this is our last month. I love the accountability of the monthly weigh ins. I am sad DietBet phased maintainers out. It’s been so helpful for me.

Nicole K. , Mary and like this comment.

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I'm very upset. It's the only thing that has kept me from gaining. I know I won't do a step bet and don't need a full diet bet.


I agree, I have never maintained my weight for a year. I really wish there was another one.

Emily F.

04/02/2019 5:52AM - via android
Thank you, Dietbet! I can't believe it's already been a year. Although maintaining was one of the most difficult things I've done I'm so grateful for this experience - what I learned (about myself, my habits, my thought processes, my emotions, my health) is priceless. Again, thank you (& I'll be watching in case another Maintainer game ever comes available ☺

Nicole K. , Colleen B. , Dancing Mama , Kelley G. and Heidi S. like this comment.


04/02/2019 5:46AM
Final weigh-in time! Good luck everyone, and here's to the next year. :) Still waiting on approval....

Nicole K. , Dancing Mama , Kelley G. and Heidi S. like this comment.

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Five hours! Am I being singled out for torture??? :P


Finally got verified at almost six hours in while I was grocery shopping, so I got myself a cashewmilk chocolate-dipped salted caramel ice cream bar. :D

Shannon R.

04/01/2019 5:31AM
Is the weigh-in procedure for the final round the same as in prior rounds? Thanks!

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03/29/2019 7:51PM
Three more days! Who's ready? Anyone else looking forward to a serious splurge meal after? :)

Colleen B. , Dancing Mama and Kelley G. like this comment.

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And I want to see how things go for a few months without DietBet. I found DB a couple of months into my weight loss and went gung ho, joined basically every game I could, even hosted some, and I love that I made money doing it, but I feel like I need to see how it goes when money isn't on the line anymore.


It's really crazy how had I crave when a weigh-in is looming, though. Like I'm fine for weeks, but then suddenly I want to eat everything to sabotage myself or something I don't know. And I could probably get away with it and still make weight, but why take the chance that something will make me retain All The Water or whatever. I'm both scared and excited to see what the lack of this extra motivation will bring on...


03/28/2019 12:10AM
Wow, it's already been a year since we started this game together! Have you kept the weight off for a full 12 months? If so, it's almost time to claim your big prize. Once the round ends on Apr 1 at midnight PST, you have until 11:59PM PST on Apr 3 to submit your final weight for the game. Remember this weigh-in is MANDATORY in order to win the Grand Prize!

Submit early to make sure your photos are accepted! Once all weigh-ins are submitted, the game will finalize 24-36 hours after that. Good luck!

Emily F. and Kelley G. like this comment.


If anyone hears of any type of maintainer please post the info. I really need it to keep from regaining.


03/16/2019 12:10AM
What's better than reading a comment with a healthy tip you can use that day? Or sharing a personal story and getting tons of likes from supportive players? We're all in this together, so connect with each other by leaving and liking comments in the activity feed. We'll announce the Most Liked Player, Most Liked Comment, and Most Generous Liker at the end of each round!

Suzanne A.

03/13/2019 11:36PM - via iPhone
Please everyone keep bombarding DietBet with emails to start a new maintainer game. A host for regular games tried to get permission to start one, but was told no.

support@dietbet.com or support@waybetter.com

You can do it right from the app. Click on the 3 bars (menu) on the top left (Apple anyway) and scroll down to contact support. Thanks.

Nicole K. and Mary like this comment.


I agree, even a 3 or 6 month would be good for those of us that don’t need to lose anymore just need help maintaining


I send email last week and was told no as well. I really wish they would allow it bc it helped me.

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