I'm starting the Philosopher's Stone challenge from today - 7lbs loss to go.(22/11/16)
SW: 152.2lbs(22/11/16)

PS Challenge goal weight: 145.2lbs

CS Challenge goal weight: 137.2lbs

POA Challenge goal weight: 126.2lbs

GOF Challenge goal weight: 111.2lbs (only because this is the nearest one to my goal weight)

Philosopher's stone challenge Week 1(24/11/16)-152.2lbs(0lbs)(7lbs left to go)
Week 2(01/12/16)-150.2lbs(-2lbs)(5lbs left to go)
Week 3(08/12/16)-151lbs(+0.8lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 4(15/12/16)-151lbs(0lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 5(22/12/16)-150.6lbs(-0.4lbs)(5.4lbs left to go)
Week 6(29/12/16)-151lbs(+0.4lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 7(05/01/17)-150.8lbs(-0.2lbs)(5.6lbs left to go)
Week 8(12/01/17)-149.4lbs(-1.4lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)

Philosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
[ ] Lose 7lbs from your 29 Dec 2016.
• 29 Dec 2016 - SW: 272. Goal - 265.
• 1 Jan 2017 – 273.8 (Oops. Wrong Direction!)
• 8 Jan 2017 – 268.8 (3.2 lbs. lost)
• 15 Jan 2017 – 269.4 (+.6 Total Lost 2.6)

Can I adapt this idea? I have 10lbs to go to reach my goal weight. Since that would only take me midway through CoS, could I do this as a time-oriented challenge rather than a weight-oriented one, to get the most out of the structure? If I assume 1lb per book and use the numbers above as days rather than pounds, taking today as my start date...

Philosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
[ ] 144lbs by Monday 23rd January.

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
[ ] 143lbs by Tuesday 31st January.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.
[ ] 142lbs by Saturday 11th February.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.
[ ] 141lbs by Sunday 26th February.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.
[ ] 140lbs by Friday 17th March.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] 139lbs by Monday 3rd April.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] 138lbs by Sunday 16th April.

And then just to get me through those last three pounds...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard has 180 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 9.
[ ] 137lbs by Tuesday 25th April.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay has 304 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
[ ] 136lbs by Tuesday 2nd May.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has 352 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 10.
[ ] 135lbs by Friday 12th May.

The following Friday, I go to London to see Cursed Child, so this works out pretty neatly. Would everyone be ok with me doing this instead?

Philosopher's Stone: Need to get to 229 for goal.
12/4: 236.5
blah blah...
1/9: 237---at least I am finally going in the right direction! 8 more to go!
1/16: 235.6.....6.6 to go!

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
[ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the PS challenge.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.
[ ] Lose 11lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.
[ ] Lose 15lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.
[ ] Lose 19lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge.

This is awesome! Thank you for such a fun challenge!! So, I'm starting Philosopher's Stone with this week and looking at the overall loss I'll be at my goal range between OOTP and HBP. At that point it's more about how I feel, what my body composition looks like and how clothing fits.

Start - 188
PS Goal - 181
CoS Goal - 173
PoA Goal - 162
GoF Goal - 147
OOTP Goal - 128 -- goal range hit, will adjust as needed
HBP Goal - 115 -- lower end of goal range if not a little below,

Can I adapt this idea? I have 10lbs to go to reach my goal weight. Since that would only take me midway through CoS, could I do this as a time-oriented challenge rather than a weight-oriented one, to get the most out of the structure?

I LOVE this idea! I have 40-50lb to lose so if I may I'll count half pounds otherwise I'll be stuck somewhere in GoF or OotP and never know how/if/when Voldemort is defeated!!

I hope you don't mind me joining very late but as I'm going to the Harry Potter studio tour in a few months and am re-reading the books in preparation, I can't resist.

Start Date will be 1st Jan 2017
Start Weight: 210lbs
PS Goal = 203 (aiming for 14th Feb)

I'm starting the Philosopher's Stone challenge from today - 7lbs loss to go.(22/11/16)
SW: 152.2lbs(22/11/16)

PS Challenge goal weight: 145.2lbs

CS Challenge goal weight: 137.2lbs

POA Challenge goal weight: 126.2lbs

GOF Challenge goal weight: 111.2lbs (only because this is the nearest one to my goal weight)

Philosopher's stone challenge Week 1(24/11/16)-152.2lbs(0lbs)(7lbs left to go)
Week 2(01/12/16)-150.2lbs(-2lbs)(5lbs left to go)
Week 3(08/12/16)-151lbs(+0.8lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 4(15/12/16)-151lbs(0lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 5(22/12/16)-150.6lbs(-0.4lbs)(5.4lbs left to go)
Week 6(29/12/16)-151lbs(+0.4lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)
Week 7(05/01/17)-150.8lbs(-0.2lbs)(5.6lbs left to go)
Week 8(12/01/17)-149.4lbs(-1.4lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)
Week 9(19/01/17)-149.4lbs(0lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)

I am also starting this challenge! I LOVE to read, and I have been reading and re-reading Harry Potter since I was 11 years old. (Crushed that I never got a letter, FYI)

Starting Weight:
250lbs

PS Goal: 243lbs
CoS Goal: 235lbs
PoA Goal: 224lbs
GoF Goal: 210lbs
OOTP Goal: 191lbs
HBP Goal: 178
AND DH Goal: 165lbs (EXACTLY MY GOAL WEIGHT - it's a sign from the book gods-)

Philosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
[ ] Lose 7lbs from your 29 Dec 2016.
• 29 Dec 2016 - SW: 272. Goal - 265.
• 1 Jan 2017 – 273.8 (Oops. Wrong Direction!)
• 8 Jan 2017 – 268.8 (3.2 lbs. lost)
• 15 Jan 2017 – 269.4 (+.6 Total Lost 2.6)
• 22 Jan 2017 – 267.4 (-2 Total Lost 4.6)

I want to join, but I don't exactly understand the rules, could someone explain it to me please? I love Harry Potter, I am currently listening to audiobook of the series, and I amonk six

Very close to my Philosopher's Stone goal! By next week I should have surpassed it. I was going to say 'fingers crossed' but it will have nothing to do with luck and all to do with hard work and dedication.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Truth

(CoS Goal: 201 - PoA Goal: 190 - GoF Goal: 175 - OotP Goal: 156 - HBP Goal: 143
Reevaluate here as this is close to my goal weight
DH Goal: 130)

Philosopher's Stone: Need to get to 229 for goal.
12/4: 236.5
blah blah...
1/16: 235.6.....6.6 to go!
1/23: 234.4...5.4 (getting there)!

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
[ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the PS challenge. Need to get to 221.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.
[ ] Lose 11lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge. Need to get to 210.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.
[ ] Lose 15lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge. Need to get to 195.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.
[ ] Lose 19lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge. Need to get to 176.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge. Need to get to 163.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.
[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge. eed to get to 150.

Have never figured it out before. Completing this will get me 20 pounds away from goal What will I do then?!?!? Start over LOL

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679Member Member Posts:679MemberStart weight 170lbs

This would make me 84lbs if I finished all, so I will stop at the 5th book.

Philosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.

[ ] Lose 7lbs from your start date.

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.

[ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the PS challenge.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.

[ ] Lose 11lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.

[ ] Lose 15lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.

[ ] Lose 19lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge.

1,254Member Member Posts:1,254MemberSW: 152.2lbs(22/11/16)

Philosopher's stone challenge

Week 1(24/11/16)-152.2lbs(0lbs)(7lbs left to go)

Week 2(01/12/16)-150.2lbs(-2lbs)(5lbs left to go)

Week 3(08/12/16)-151lbs(+0.8lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 4(15/12/16)-151lbs(0lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 5(22/12/16)-150.6lbs(-0.4lbs)(5.4lbs left to go)

Week 6(29/12/16)-151lbs(+0.4lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 7(05/01/17)-150.8lbs(-0.2lbs)(5.6lbs left to go)

Week 8(12/01/17)-149.4lbs(-1.4lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)

604Member Member Posts:604MemberI am (attempting to) win at my eating this week - who knows, I might see a loss tomorrow!!

333Member Member Posts:333Member[ ] Lose 7lbs from your 29 Dec 2016.

• 29 Dec 2016 - SW: 272. Goal - 265.

• 1 Jan 2017 – 273.8 (Oops. Wrong Direction!)

• 8 Jan 2017 – 268.8 (3.2 lbs. lost)

• 15 Jan 2017 – 269.4 (+.6 Total Lost 2.6)

208Member Member Posts:208MemberPhilosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.

[ ] 144lbs by Monday 23rd January.

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.

[ ] 143lbs by Tuesday 31st January.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.

[ ] 142lbs by Saturday 11th February.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.

[ ] 141lbs by Sunday 26th February.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.

[ ] 140lbs by Friday 17th March.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] 139lbs by Monday 3rd April.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] 138lbs by Sunday 16th April.

And then just to get me through those last three pounds...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard has 180 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 9.

[ ] 137lbs by Tuesday 25th April.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay has 304 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.

[ ] 136lbs by Tuesday 2nd May.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has 352 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 10.

[ ] 135lbs by Friday 12th May.

The following Friday, I go to London to see Cursed Child, so this works out pretty neatly. Would everyone be ok with me doing this instead?

1Member Member Posts:1MemberPS Challenge GW: 243 -made it this week

COS Challenge GW: 235

POA Challenge GW: 224

GOF Challenge GW: 209

OOTP Challenge GW: 190

HBP Challenge GW: 177

DH Challenge GW: 165

Anything after 165 is bonus round for me!

937Member Member, Premium Posts:937MemberPhilosopher's Stone: Need to get to 229 for goal.

12/4: 236.5

blah blah...

1/9: 237---at least I am finally going in the right direction! 8 more to go!

1/16: 235.6.....6.6 to go!

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.

[ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the PS challenge.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.

[ ] Lose 11lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.

[ ] Lose 15lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.

[ ] Lose 19lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge.

413Member Member Posts:413MemberStart - 188

PS Goal - 181

CoS Goal - 173

PoA Goal - 162

GoF Goal - 147

OOTP Goal - 128 -- goal range hit, will adjust as needed

HBP Goal - 115 -- lower end of goal range if not a little below,

6Member Member Posts:6Member604Member Member Posts:604MemberHi @tolkienite and welcome!

Of course - please feel free to play with the structure, to ensure your own success the structure is just a jumping-off point!!

11Member Member, Premium Posts:11MemberStart date - 17/01/2017

Start Weight - 13stone 7lb (189lb)

PS Goal - 13stone 3.5lb (185.5lb)

Philosopher's Stone has 223 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.[ ] Lose 3.5lbs from your start date.

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.

[ ] Lose 4lbs from the completion of the PS challenge.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.

[ ] Lose 5.5lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.

[ ] Lose 7.5lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.

[ ] Lose 9.5lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 6.5lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 6.5lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge.

235Member Member Posts:235MemberStart Date will be 1st Jan 2017Start Weight: 210lbs

PS Goal = 203 (aiming for 14th Feb)

PS: 210-7 = 203

CoS: 203-8 = 195

PoA: 195-11 = 184

GoF: 184-15 = 169

OotP:169-19 = 150

HbP: 150-13 = 137

Alas, I don't think I'll ever find out what happens as atm I won't lose a DH (I don't think! My initial goal is higher.)

On the off chance I go for it though,

DH: 137-13 = 124

1,254Member Member Posts:1,254MemberSW: 152.2lbs(22/11/16)

Philosopher's stone challenge

Week 1(24/11/16)-152.2lbs(0lbs)(7lbs left to go)

Week 2(01/12/16)-150.2lbs(-2lbs)(5lbs left to go)

Week 3(08/12/16)-151lbs(+0.8lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 4(15/12/16)-151lbs(0lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 5(22/12/16)-150.6lbs(-0.4lbs)(5.4lbs left to go)

Week 6(29/12/16)-151lbs(+0.4lbs)(5.8lbs left to go)

Week 7(05/01/17)-150.8lbs(-0.2lbs)(5.6lbs left to go)

Week 8(12/01/17)-149.4lbs(-1.4lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)

Week 9(19/01/17)-149.4lbs(0lbs)(4.2lbs left to go)

14Member Member Posts:14MemberStarting Weight:

250lbs

PS Goal: 243lbs

CoS Goal: 235lbs

PoA Goal: 224lbs

GoF Goal: 210lbs

OOTP Goal: 191lbs

HBP Goal: 178

AND

DH Goal: 165lbs (EXACTLY MY GOAL WEIGHT - it's a sign from the book gods-)310Member Member Posts:310MemberCW: 219.2

1/14- 213.6

1/21- 219.2

..... Severely heading in the wrong direction -_-

PS Challenge goal weight: 213

CS Challenge goal weight: 205

POA Challenge goal weight: 194

GOF Challenge goal weight: 179

333Member Member Posts:333Member[ ] Lose 7lbs from your 29 Dec 2016.

• 29 Dec 2016 - SW: 272. Goal - 265.

• 1 Jan 2017 – 273.8 (Oops. Wrong Direction!)

• 8 Jan 2017 – 268.8 (3.2 lbs. lost)

• 15 Jan 2017 – 269.4 (+.6 Total Lost 2.6)

• 22 Jan 2017 – 267.4 (-2 Total Lost 4.6)

237Member Member Posts:237MemberBreaks it up to make it look so easy.

Starting today 1/17/2017

Starting weight 250

Goal weight 175 Then reevaluate

PS Goal 243 lbs.

COS Goal 235 lbs.

POA Goal 224 lbs.

GOF Goal 209 lbs.

OOF Goal 190 lbs. Onederland!

HBP Goal 177 lbs.

DH Goal 175 (or less- will evaluate)

I will be battling dementors (my disability)- but my Patronis is strong. And we all know the cure for dementors..... as long as I log it

17Member Member Posts:17Member505Member Member Posts:505MemberCW: 209.6

PS Goal: 209

Very close to my Philosopher's Stone goal! By next week I should have surpassed it. I was going to say 'fingers crossed' but it will have nothing to do with luck and all to do with hard work and dedication.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Truth

(CoS Goal: 201 - PoA Goal: 190 - GoF Goal: 175 - OotP Goal: 156 - HBP Goal: 143

Reevaluate here as this is close to my goal weight

DH Goal: 130)

937Member Member, Premium Posts:937MemberPhilosopher's Stone: Need to get to 229 for goal.

12/4: 236.5

blah blah...

1/16: 235.6.....6.6 to go!

1/23: 234.4...5.4 (getting there)!

Chamber of Secrets has 251 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.

[ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the PS challenge. Need to get to 221.

Prisoner of Azkaban has 317 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 11.

[ ] Lose 11lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge. Need to get to 210.

Goblet of Fire has 636 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15.

[ ] Lose 15lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge. Need to get to 195.

Order of the Phoenix has 766 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 19.

[ ] Lose 19lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge. Need to get to 176.

Half-Blood Prince has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge. Need to get to 163.

Deathly Hallows also has 607 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13.

[ ] Lose 13lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge. eed to get to 150.

Have never figured it out before. Completing this will get me 20 pounds away from goal What will I do then?!?!? Start over LOL