I Might Have Made a Huge Mistake


I’ve hit a weird plateau lately. For the past few weeks (maybe past two months?) I’ve been going back and forth between ~365-355 pounds. How the hell does someone plateau at 300-something pounds? I mean, I get plateauing at, like, 190 pounds. That makes sense. But for some reason, I just can’t seem to get (and stay) under 355. It’s super disappointing. Like, it almost feels like it isn’t possible. I know it totally is, but why isn’t it happening?

So I decided to do something rash, impusive and expensive! Yay! I read this article on one of my favorite money-saving blogs, The Financial Diet, which is ironic because that article ended up costing me $300.00. The author shared about this website called HealthyWeight.

Basically, you put up a wager for how many pounds you want to lose in the next 6-9 months. They do some magic calculations based on how much you want to bet and how much you want to lose, and, voila!, magic! Diet wager! If you lose the weight, you get your money back plus some. If you don’t lose the weight, you forfeit and your parents will never love you.

I figured, this is a good chance for me to jump-start my weight loss and get through this plateau. But also, to channel my ridiculous competitiveness and pure hatred for wasting and losing money.

I put up $300 in the next six months that I could lose 60 pounds. If I do so I’ll (theorhetically) get back $1025. This feels pretty scammy, but I did a bunch (10 solid minutes except for that 5-minute break) of Googling and they have legit reviews and ratings, sooo… Yeah. This might be a huge waste.

Have any of you guys had any experience with HealthyWeight?