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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by Jaded, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Jaded

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    Obnoxious String

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    This isn't a sign up thread quiet yet, I wanted ot feel y'all out and see if there was enough interest.

    Here's the link to DietBet

    tl;dr version: bet money, lose weight, win money.


    tagging people that expressed interest already

    @electrolyte@electrolyte (it does look like weight loss only so this might not be what you want but I'm tagging you anyway.) @Matilda Jones@Matilda Jones @Vanyanka@Vanyanka
     
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    It's like a 4 week HIT where you have to lose 4% of your starting weight.
     
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    I read through their FAQ and how to guide and it looks like weight loss only, so I'm out. :/ If anyone can find some other kind of keep-each-other-accountable for general exercise and non-crappy eating, I'd be into that! @TQueen@TQueen and @JenniLeigh@JenniLeigh?
     
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    We could totally do something like that too. We could set up something that would make us accountable for maybe steps/food logs? I'm out for weight loss as well.
     
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    You could possibly even make it a forum challenge with a cash award. Set up so many weeks and challenge with steps? Find a verification process? There could be a weight loss competition part too for those who'd want to participate?

    Idk I get excited with brainstorming :ahhh:
     
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    I think @TQueen@TQueen just nominated herself to set this up.


    edit: j/k
     
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    For verification, the FitBit users (or people who use other step counter things with apps) can post screenshots from the app to show steps. I'll Google and see if I can find some kind of site/app/thing that would work.
     
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    Could we set it up similarly to dietbet?

    Could have a coordinator that takes bets, (if we do that,) and collects screenshots or pictures of the scale (could have a team/group that's for weightloss, and a team for steps/fitness?)
     
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    Lol I would totally help. That sounds great @electrolyte@electrolyte. We could find a way to integrate non FitBiters as well. :)
     
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    Has anyone used Fitocracy? It looks like it might work? Or we could just do it analog style on the forum in a thread. :p
     
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    I think I liked fitocracy, I only used it for a few weeks though.

    Or yeah, we could always just do it on the forum w/out an app :D That would probably be easier to include more people?
     
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    Never used it, but browsing it. It could possibly work. What do you think @Jaded@Jaded?
     
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    Yeah this is true. It would probably bring more people in to sign up.
     
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    I'm friends on myfitnesspal with a few people for that. I also like closed FB groups too.
     
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    Oh, a myfitnesspal group thing might be a good way to do this. For the tracking at least
     
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    I've never used MFP but I'm willing to learn!
     
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    It's really easy! You can scan foods with barcodes or you can use their database to add foods and exercises. You can also link your fitbit (or most other devices) as well.
     
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    I'll check out MFP too, but a closed FB group would be a cool idea too!
     
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    We could do both :eek: FB group for check ins, and MFP for actual logging?
     
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    That could be pretty cool. That way it's kinda weight loss optional? I would definitely be all for exercise/food accountability.
     
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