Betting on health – At her heaviest, Sara Lugger weighed 342 pounds. At 5 feet 9 inches tall, she had a BMI of 50.
Betting on health – A few days after her 34th birthday, Lugger realized that reaching 350 pounds would be "unacceptable." She made a pact with herself to make healthier choices.
Betting on health – Lugger joined DietBetter.com and started betting that she could lose weight. At first, she wagered the minimum of $5; eventually she was betting $50 she'd reach her goal.
Betting on health – Since March 2013, Lugger has lost 140 pounds and won more than $330.
Betting on health – Where she used to wear a size 28, Lugger now wears a size 12.
Betting on health – She looks forward to shopping because she can buy clothes in any store. "I feel like I can express myself more," she said. "I'm not worried about hiding."
Betting on health – Lugger currently weighs 198 pounds. "My life has changed significantly since losing all this weight," she said. "I feel like I am in control of the outcome."