Since going off gluten I've been losing weight at the rate I'd need to to "win" anyway, and I figure my natural competitive nature and desire to NOT LOSE MONEY will keep me from getting lazy and/or eating my feelings. Motivation = good, especially for someone who a) works in a place with a four-star restaurant on premises, b) lives with a CIA-trained chef, and c) has a spouse who prefers her on the larger side but ALSO has a connective-tissue disease and needs to lose weight for the sake of her joints.
Plus MONEY; I like money, a few people are bound to "lose," and that = MONEY FOR ME. "Worst"-case scenario? Everyone in the game "wins," and I just get my $25 back but have lost some more weight in the process (well, the WORST-case scenario would be that I go crazy, eat a TON of feelings, and lose my $25, but that's not gonna happen).
You can link your facespace and Twitter accounts to the game, and I linked my blog's FB and the Twitter (and will keep my DietBet talk confined to those spaces in the future except to gloat/mourn at the end--don't worry, this isn't going to turn into a diet blog). If you want to play along feel free to join us! The game starts 2/11 and as of this posting the pot is up to $500.