September Maintainer with Marcie

Keep it off for 12 months!

September Maintainer with Marcie

Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 04, 2018/Game has ended
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Keep off the weight you worked so hard to lose - and get paid for it! Monthly payouts, prizes, and challenges.



Game Begins

Sep 05, 2017

Last Day to Join

Dec 31, 1969

Last Day to Submit Initial Weigh-In

Sep 18, 2017


5th and 6th 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 895,852 DietBetters, 98.72% have lost weight during their challenges. Combined, they've lost 16,449,980 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


09/11/2018 10:13PM - via android
Marcie: please give me your email address and Facebook info one more time...
Shana tova!!!

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Shana tova Robyn. email is and facebook group is

Catherine J.

09/07/2018 8:56AM - via iPhone
Never mind. Children to the rescue! Thanks for all the support here looking forward to the Facebook experience.

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Catherine J.

09/07/2018 8:38AM - via iPhone
I’m not good with Facebook. I don’t seem to be able to get that link to work. It takes me to a Robert Reich video.

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Nora O.

09/07/2018 7:46AM - via iPhone
The Dietbet support team keeps asking for feedback for future maintenance games. Please let me know if there’s more that can be added. I used bullet points but they don’t show up below. I’m hoping this will help speed up the process of getting another game going.

Here’s my feedback about a Maintenance game:
Monthly accountability is just the right amount of time for regular weigh-ins. I am not interested in the Membership feature of weekly weigh-ins. That is more rigorous than I’m interested in at this time.
It’s good to receive a return on my game investment but it’s not the most important factor. I’d be more than willing to pay more to continue to be able to have the external accountability.
The opportunity to touch base with the group has been helpful and I suspect that many in the game have been engaged although not actively commenting all of the time. I am definitely one of them. That doesn’t mean that the group is not important. The group really has been helpful and supportive; one that I’ll miss.
I’m not particularly interested in the contests or other challenges; I’m just too busy with my life to go there. Some probably find them helpful and I occasionally read what people are up to but not most of the time.
The most important factor of these maintenance games is that I have to be accountable at least once a month. I have been successful at keeping my weight within range despite that I’ve had major joint replacement surgeries in the past 2 years, disrupting my exercise and activity routines, for months at a time, as well as slowing my metabolism down. These 2 events would have totally devastated my efforts to maintain my weight but that monthly weigh-in loomed large and I didn’t want to feel like a failure. If I only had to answer to myself, I would have rationalized it and be much heavier at this point.
So, that’s my feedback. I really hope it’s helpful and that you will start a game sooner rather than never.

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Thanks for taking the time to do this Nora - I am happy they sought feedback!


I haven't received a request for feedback...

Sonja W.

09/06/2018 5:28PM - via iPhone
This is my third maintainer & im not sure I’m going to make this last round! 3 vacations have done me in! I have just a bit left to go, will be a late weigh in for me. If I don’t make it, congrats to all who did, I know I didn’t post much, but really loved the accountability.

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I hope your weigh in went well but regardless it sounds like you have done well this year! 3 vacations and still either in or close to range - that is good!


Good luck to you!


09/06/2018 7:58AM
  • The winner for the Round 12 challenges is Jules! Congratulations Jules - I will be sending you a $25 Amazon gift card! Jules can you please shoot me an email so I make sure I have a current email address for you? please

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Yay Jules. That’s great!!!


Oh yay!!! I will send you my email Marcie!


09/05/2018 7:28AM
  • If anyone might be interested, I am going to be running a sugar detox (online group, not associated with Dietbet) either later in September or early October. The detox is 3 weeks with a week of prep and a transition week at the end. It is based on the 21 Day Sugar Detox which I am certified to coach. If you are interested in hearing about it, I will be posting about it in my Facebook group or you can email me and I can let you know when I plan to run it.

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Marcie I would love to join you on this but I am not on Facebook. Will I still be able to join?


Ivy unfortunately I do use facebook groups as it provides a nice structure for group dynamics. It is a private group so no one that isn't in the group can see what is being posted. If you want, we can talk about a way to set up an account just for use with the group. You have my email?


09/05/2018 7:09AM - via iPhone
Finished 2lbs down from my starting weight! I can’t believe I did it! Sincere thanks to Marcie and this group for helping me to see that a lifetime of yo-yo dieting was not my only option. Maintenance is possible!! Good luck to everyone!!

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Linda D.

Great job!



Kyle D.

09/05/2018 5:21AM - via iPhone
Took it too easy yesterday. I was 168.2 but weighed on n at my max this morning!

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Still in range - well done Kyle!

Linda D.

Great job!


09/07/2018 7:15AM
Congratulations to all of the winners in this Maintainer game! We are so glad that you have found success in maintaining your weight with our game. Thank you for being such loyal DietBetters!

While we do not have a new Maintainer game right now, we are looking to revisit the format of this game and hope to bring back an even more impressive version in the future!

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