Prior to October 1, 2013, we kept track of how many weeks participants failed to weigh in on our website. Weigh-ins help you lose weight and help us make sure weight loss is honest and steady. Prior to October 1, 2013, if a participant went 9 days or more without weighing in, he/she got a strike. After three strikes, we required an explanation about why the participant was not weighing in on the website. After hearing feedback from participants, we eliminated strikes as of October 1, 2013. You no longer need to worry about strikes.
We still want you to weigh in every week (which takes about 20 seconds on the website), but if you fail to do so, you will not be disqualified unless there is additional evidence of cheating. So far, after more than four years of awarding prizes for successful bets to thousands of participants, we have disqualified precisely ZERO HealthyWager, BMI and 10% participants, so you don't have much to worry about!