Someone jacked my idea!!!

Well… maybe that’s not entirely true, but I feel like it is!

Basically, years ago some of my buddies and I decided that we needed to lose a few pounds — 20, to be exact.  How do you motivate guys?  Competition and money.  Ever heard of Las Vegas?  It’s all about that.  It seemed to me that a friendly wager among friends to lose some weight might work pretty well.  Each person contributed $20 to the “pot”, if you will, and the competition started.  You weighed in for the first week, and then weighed in each week after until someone lost 20lbs.  The winner received all of the $$$ in the pot, so the potential for some payoff was decent.  This was an “honor system”, of course, but these were guys I trusted.  (I still do.)  We had a few other rules in there, but that was the basic idea of the whole thing.  Anyhow, I’ve done this a few times over the years, and it’s worked pretty well.  I’ve never won the $$$, sad to say, but I’ve come close.

So… what do I see in our local newspaper this week?  A story on two local guys who set up a very similar system, and then made a website for it.  It’s called “FatBet“.  Hey, wait!  That was MY idea!!!!  Alas.  You snooze, you lose.

Hope it works well for you guys…..and thanks for stealing one of my *rare* good ideas….

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