In this blog:
- Week 4 Weigh-In
One thing I’ve learned about myself is that when I have some sort of competition or support system outside of myself that I can & have done extremely well with improving myself, as was the case in last years Lose to Win contest. I’ve also learned that when I just try to fire myself up on my own to make significant advancements in my physical health …well, it’s kind of like trying to light a wet match.
So – since there is no Lose to Win contest to help me kick off improvement for this year, I decided to Google around and see what other contest might be available. This lead me to a website called HealthyWage.com.
With this website, you make a bet to lose weight. From what I’ve learned it looks like you can bet anywhere from $20 to $500 per month that you will lose anywhere between 10 and 150 lbs and can take 6 to 18 months in reaching your goal. The inputs, given those parameters are totally up to you.
The website has a proprietary algorithm which then calculates the terms of the bet and allows you to not only win your money back but, to make a profit as well. You are allowed to place 3 different bet scenarios every 24 hours.
After researching the website to verify it’s legitimacy to my satisfaction, I’ve been placing different bets to help learn about the algorithm used and quasi reverse engineering the algorithm to help maximize the return of any bet I might make. Below is an example of one very profitable bet.
[note: this blog entry was written Fri, 1/23/15. I didn’t have time to finish and never published – it’s Tue, 1/27/15 and I’ll post what I have today]