Lets do this! A new year is here, fresh with optimism and new starts. Last year on January 6, I decided I had “enough” of my unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and clothes that were too tight. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired, and there and then I committed to doing better. January 6 just so happened to be my 35th birthday. 

I made AWESOME strides in 2014! With better focus on all the things I needed to live a healthy life, the weight started to peel away. One of the fun things I did that motivated me and allowed me to make new friends, was an awesome competition called “The Diet Bet”. It has a very simple concept, bet $35 and commit to losing 4% of your weight in 28 days. At the end, those who successfully did so split the “pot” of money. I participated in two of them and had success both times. The fun thing about it is that you can see what is working for other players and make new friends while living a healthier life. I am also motivated by my frugal ways and I would hate to lose the hard earned funds I poured into the competition.

In that spirit, HVFH is hosting our first ever Diet Bet for HVFH readers and friends! We will kick it off on January 6, so you have a few days to mentally and physically prepare. We chose this date because it again falls on my birthday and my annual day to commit to living a fully healthy year.

Please join us and spread the word to all your friends and family! (We make it super easy to share via social media with our social buttons found below this article.)

You can find all the details at HERE, as well as sign-up and deposit your “bet”. 

Lets get healthy and have some fun as we kickoff a terrific year for HVFH in 2015! Are you in it to win it?

Cheers, and game on! 


Leah Peterson

Leah Peterson is a native Nebraskan, living on the ranch her ancestors homesteaded in 1878. She and her husband Matt, met at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and returned to the ranch in 2012 after working and living in Central Nebraska the past 12 years. They are parents to two daughters, Maggie and Lucy. Leah has an undergrad degree from UNL in Communication Studies, and a MA in Leadership from Bellevue University. Aside from her work at the ranch and opportunity to be a stay at home mom, she enjoys writing, photography, community involvement, spending time with friends and family and trying new recipes in her kitchen. Leah published her first children's book in 2011 titled "An Apple for Dapple" and enjoys traveling throughout the state to share her book with children and raise awareness about the importance Agriculture in Nebraska.