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Harry Potter book weight-loss challenge!

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  • thegeordielass
    thegeordielass Posts: 208 Member
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    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

    Basically it's a series of mini targets worked out by adding the total number pages in each book together.
  • Changeat50
    Changeat50 Posts: 5 Member
    edited January 2017
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    Since I am beginning with the first Harry Potter - the US version - has 309 pages. I would assume that is to have a 12 pound loss before moving onto the next book. As the first book, is my favorite - I hope I don't linger long - LOL

    Current weight 203.2 January 24, 2017
  • KatieBaack
    KatieBaack Posts: 97 Member
    edited January 2017
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    Totally need to start this! Though I feel like I should use the US page #'s since I'm in the US. I'm only aiming to lose 35lbs, so I'm adding numbers together till I get to a single digit number. If I didn't I'd never get to the end!

    Starting 1/24/17
    SW: 210

    Sorcerer's Stone has 309 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from your start date. (207lbs)

    Chamber of Secrets has 341 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
    [ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the SS challenge. (199lbs)

    Prisoner of Azkaban has 435 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge. (196lbs)

    Goblet of Fire has 743 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 14, added again: 5.
    [ ] Lose 5lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge. (191lbs)

    Order of the Phoenix has 870 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15, added again: 6.
    [ ] Lose 6lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge. (185lbs)

    Half-Blood Prince has 652 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13, added again: 4.
    [ ] Lose 4lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge. (181lbs)

    Deathly Hallows also has 759 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 21, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge. (178lbs)

    Then I'll only have 3 left! LOVE this idea! Feel free to add me if anyone needs help with motivation (goodness knows I could use some :smiley: )
  • EternalSnow627_
    EternalSnow627_ Posts: 85 Member
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    Starting Philosopher's stone challenge
    SW. 252
    GW: 245
  • lynzsedore
    lynzsedore Posts: 7 Member
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    I love this...I'm in...philosophers stone 7 lbs
    SW 166.2
    GW 159.2
  • Forest91
    Forest91 Posts: 1,203 Member
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    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)

    Week 10(26/01/17)-147.8lbs(-1.6lbs)(2.6lbs left to go)
  • tolkienite
    tolkienite Posts: 204 Member
    edited January 2017
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    Update at the end of the week rather than the beginning because I lost the thread :neutral:

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

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

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

    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.
  • gdneff
    gdneff Posts: 279 Member
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    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)
    • 29 Jan 2017 – 266.6 (-.8 Total Lost 5.4)
  • KatieBaack
    KatieBaack Posts: 97 Member
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    Starting 1/24/17
    SW: 210

    Sorcerer's Stone has 309 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from your start date. (207lbs)
    -1/24/17 - 210
    -1/31/17 - 208.2 - only 1.2 left to go!

    Chamber of Secrets has 341 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
    [ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the SS challenge. (199lbs)

    Prisoner of Azkaban has 435 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge. (196lbs)

    Goblet of Fire has 743 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 14, added again: 5.
    [ ] Lose 5lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge. (191lbs)

    Order of the Phoenix has 870 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15, added again: 6.
    [ ] Lose 6lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge. (185lbs)

    Half-Blood Prince has 652 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13, added again: 4.
    [ ] Lose 4lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge. (181lbs)

    Deathly Hallows also has 759 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 21, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge. (178lbs)
  • asrai50
    asrai50 Posts: 937 Member
    edited January 2017
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    My progress posting marker.

    Philosopher's Stone: Need to get to 229 for goal.
    12/4: 236.5
    blah blah...
    1/23: 234.4...5.4 (getting there)!
    1/30: 237....oh good grief! Thats it...time for drastic measures! 8 pounds to go :(

    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. Need to get to 150.

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard has 180 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 9.
    [ ] Get to 141 for goal

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay has 304 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
    [ ] Get to 134 for goal.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has 352 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 10.
    [ ] Technically this is 124...too low for me I think...if I make 130 I will be happy :)

    I like the idea of adding other Potter universe books to keep me going to goal! Thanks @tolkienite !

  • thegeordielass
    thegeordielass Posts: 208 Member
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    As it's the first of the month, here's am update based on this morning's weigh in.

    Start Date will be 1st Jan 2017
    Start Weight: 210lbs

    PS: 210-7 = 203 Achieved 1/2/17
    CoS: 203-8 = 195 aiming for 15/3/17
    PoA: 195-11 = 184
    GoF: 184-15 = 169
    OotP:169-19 = 150
    HbP: 150-13 = 137
    DH: 137-13 = 124
  • mhankosk
    mhankosk Posts: 535 Member
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    This is amazing. I am sad I am just now finding it!

    If I go from 1/1, my starting weight was 201.3. So... with my current weight of 193.6 I have completed the PS challenge! YESS I am rewarding myself by going to Universal this weekend and treating myself to butterbeer, strawberry peanut butter icecream, and all the cornish pasties!

    Next goal: CoS goal weight: 186.3

    Yay!
  • EternalTruth
    EternalTruth Posts: 491 Member
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    SW: 216
    PS Goal: 209 - COMPLETE
    CoS Goal: 201 - 6 more to go
    CW: 207

    Have a wonderful week everyone!

    Truth

    (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)
  • Forest91
    Forest91 Posts: 1,203 Member
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    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)
    Week 10(26/01/17)-147.8lbs(-1.6lbs)(2.6lbs left to go)

    Week 11(02/02/17)-147.8lbs(0lbs)(2.6lbs left to go)
  • asrai50
    asrai50 Posts: 937 Member
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    Tacos make everything better...


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  • repertoire
    repertoire Posts: 53 Member
    edited February 2017
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    I think this is the best challenge I've ever seen! LOL I am IN!

    PS: 340.2 - 7= 333.2
    CoS: 333.2 - 8= 325.2
    PoA: 325.2 - 11= 314.2
    GoF: 314.2 - 15= 299.2
    OotP: 299.2 - 19= 280.2
    HbP: 280.2 - 13= 267.2
    DH: 267.2 - 13= 254.2
    TBB: 254.2 - 9= 245.2
    FB: 245.2 - 7= 238.2
    HPCC: 238.2 - 10= 228.2

    TOTAL LOSS AT END OF CHALLENGE: 112lbs
    Current LOSS: 10.2lbs



    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.

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard has 180 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 9.
    [ ] Lose 9lbs from the completion of the DH challenge.

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay has 304 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 7.
    [ ] Lose 7lbs from the completion of the TBB challenge.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has 352 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 10.
    [ ] Lose 10lbs from the completion of the FBB challenge.
  • gdneff
    gdneff Posts: 279 Member
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    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)
    • 29 Jan 2017 – 266.6 (-.8 Total Lost 5.4)
    • 5 Feb 2017 – 266.0 (-.6 Total Lost 6)
  • repertoire
    repertoire Posts: 53 Member
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    PS: 340.2 - 7= 333.2
    CoS: 333.2 - 8= 325.2
    PoA: 325.2 - 11= 314.2
    GoF: 314.2 - 15= 299.2
    OotP: 299.2 - 19= 280.2
    HbP: 280.2 - 13= 267.2
    DH: 267.2 - 13= 254.2
    TBB: 254.2 - 9= 245.2
    FB: 245.2 - 7= 238.2
    HPCC: 238.2 - 10= 228.2

    TOTAL LOSS AT END OF CHALLENGE: 112lbs
    Current LOSS: 12.2lbs
  • KatieBaack
    KatieBaack Posts: 97 Member
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    tarting 1/24/17
    SW: 210

    Sorcerer's Stone has 309 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [X] Lose 3lbs from your start date. (207lbs)
    -1/24/17 - 210
    -1/31/17 - 208.2 - only 1.2 left to go!
    -2/7/17 - 205.6 - whoop whoop! Extra 1.4 there! Waiting to start CoS until a friend catches up :-) will adjust that goal once we start it!

    Chamber of Secrets has 341 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 8.
    [ ] Lose 8lbs from the completion of the SS challenge. (199lbs)

    Prisoner of Azkaban has 435 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 12, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the CoS challenge. (196lbs)

    Goblet of Fire has 743 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 14, added again: 5.
    [ ] Lose 5lbs from the completion of the PoA challenge. (191lbs)

    Order of the Phoenix has 870 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 15, added again: 6.
    [ ] Lose 6lbs from the completion of the GoF challenge. (185lbs)

    Half-Blood Prince has 652 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 13, added again: 4.
    [ ] Lose 4lbs from the completion of the OotP challenge. (181lbs)

    Deathly Hallows also has 759 pages. Added together, these numbers equal 21, added again: 3.
    [ ] Lose 3lbs from the completion of the HBP challenge. (178lbs)