Harry Potter book weight-loss challenge!

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  • teagirlmedium
    teagirlmedium Posts: 679 Member
    Start date 1/11/2017
    Start 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.
  • Forest91
    Forest91 Posts: 1,206 Member
    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)
  • gdneff
    gdneff Posts: 285 Member
    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)
  • Rach1959to165
    Rach1959to165 Posts: 1 Member
    What a great idea for a challenge and exactly to my goal number, SW: 250

    PS 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!
  • asrai50
    asrai50 Posts: 937 Member
    My progress posting marker.

    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.
  • Vex3521
    Vex3521 Posts: 386 Member
    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,
  • carrie091475
    carrie091475 Posts: 6 Member
    What a great idea! I'm in maintenance mode now but you guys rock!!!! ❤️ Harry Potter
  • kristikitter
    kristikitter Posts: 602 Member
    tolkienite wrote: »
    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?

    Hi @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!!
  • emylou00
    emylou00 Posts: 11 Member
    edited January 2017
    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!!

    Start 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.
  • thegeordielass
    thegeordielass Posts: 209 Member
    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)

    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
  • Forest91
    Forest91 Posts: 1,206 Member
    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)
  • MrsOwlBear
    MrsOwlBear Posts: 14 Member
    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-)
  • riverpond25
    riverpond25 Posts: 309 Member
    SW: 220 (1.7.2017)
    CW: 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
  • gdneff
    gdneff Posts: 285 Member
    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)
  • ninthnarnian
    ninthnarnian Posts: 237 Member
    edited January 2017
    I think this is a wonderful idea!

    Breaks 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 :)
  • Heyheather2711
    Heyheather2711 Posts: 17 Member
    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
  • EternalTruth
    EternalTruth Posts: 491 Member
    SW: 216
    CW: 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)
  • asrai50
    asrai50 Posts: 937 Member
    My progress posting marker.

    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