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    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 1st Sep 17, 7:46 AM
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    September Bring Your Own Lunch to Work Challenge!
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    • 1st Sep 17, 7:46 AM
    September Bring Your Own Lunch to Work Challenge! 1st Sep 17 at 7:46 AM
    Hello everyone

    Setting up this challenge again for this month, thanks fatvond for doing this last month!

    Buying lunch at work adds up over the year, a £3 meal deal - taking in to account 6 weeks of holiday, a meal deal at work every day costs £690 a year, but then I always want crisps AND chocolate

    So taking our lunch to work saves us money and must be better for our health!

    I am on holiday for 2 weeks in September but I am hoping for 10 days of bringing my lunch to work This means I cannot take lunch to work at all in September!

    Kicking it off today with pasta, pesto and cheese...I bought a large of pesto reduced to clear so will be eating this for a while

    I will try and keep this up to date whilst I am away - if I can't for whatever reason keep posting and I will update when I am back

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 20-09-2017 at 9:19 AM.
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
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    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 15th Sep 17, 7:56 PM
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    Glass_half_full love your signature, one of my favourite songs!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £400/£2370

    BYOLTW Sept17 #6 11/16
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 16th Sep 17, 7:07 AM
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    Glass_half_full love your signature, one of my favourite songs!
    Originally posted by leimichellecat
    Hey, well spotted! I love the song and the whole album it comes from.
    Total unsecured debt - £8,417 (September 2017) - Debt free Target March 2018


    No alarms and no surprises
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 17th Sep 17, 8:55 PM
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    Evening everyone I think I have updated everyone's numbers...I was lapse on the last few days of my holiday and didn't go on the forum! Back now though and start back at work on Tuesday so will start taking my lunch to work again! If I have missed anyone off/not updated everyone's numbers then please let me know

    Welcome to everyone just joining! This challenge does stop you putting your hand in your pocket when the things we can make ourselves for lunch are nicer and healthier (well, mine are sometimes!)
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 18th Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    Afternoon

    I'm on 7/15

    Hope everyone had a lovely weekend??
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £7400.00 Cap 1: £562.23 BC: £4577.81 Overdraft: £2750.00

    AFD 5/10 NSD 2/10 LTW 10/15

    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 10 2017 #003
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 19th Sep 17, 5:19 AM
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    Morning,

    I'm on 8/15 today.

    Half way through my target.
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £7400.00 Cap 1: £562.23 BC: £4577.81 Overdraft: £2750.00

    AFD 5/10 NSD 2/10 LTW 10/15

    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 10 2017 #003
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 19th Sep 17, 6:59 AM
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    #6 7/16 new week, new lunches! It was over night oats and tuna pasta bake yesterday. There was also a free buffet so snuck a couple of sandwiches too! Yesterday was definitely a challenge emotionally and craved a comforting latte, but luckily I had no money! Today it's mixed berries and yogurt and tuna pasta again.
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £400/£2370

    BYOLTW Sept17 #6 11/16
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 19th Sep 17, 7:02 AM
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    Oops, I've done 8/16, I've missed a day!!!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £400/£2370

    BYOLTW Sept17 #6 11/16
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 19th Sep 17, 7:22 AM
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    Morning all! 8/14 for me. May end up being 15 after all.
    Total unsecured debt - £8,417 (September 2017) - Debt free Target March 2018


    No alarms and no surprises
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 19th Sep 17, 9:20 PM
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    Updated First day back for me and took prawn salad, was so good!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 20th Sep 17, 6:44 PM
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    #6 10/16 today was not an organised day and threw bits in my lunch bag and one of my desk mug shots. Had to take my purse to buy petrol but resisted the urge to go to the canteen.
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £400/£2370

    BYOLTW Sept17 #6 11/16
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 20th Sep 17, 7:21 PM
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    Evening all. 9/14 I'm not being very imaginative with lunch at the moment, need to try some new ideas.
    Total unsecured debt - £8,417 (September 2017) - Debt free Target March 2018


    No alarms and no surprises
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 21st Sep 17, 5:12 AM
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    Morning,

    I'm on 10/15 today.

    Nearly weekend
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £7400.00 Cap 1: £562.23 BC: £4577.81 Overdraft: £2750.00

    AFD 5/10 NSD 2/10 LTW 10/15

    20p Savers 2017 £2 Savers 2017 50p Savers 2017 SPC 10 2017 #003
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 21st Sep 17, 8:31 AM
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    All updated I took a different variation of prawn salad today to use the rest up...haven't prepped my lunch yet - running out of time but will do!

    We are famous We have been mentioned in the MSE weekly email go us!
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 21st Sep 17, 8:34 PM
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    Another lunch taken in (well....2 cereal bars...not the most nutritious but didn't spend anything)
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 23rd Sep 17, 9:01 AM
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    Worked from home yesterday so no spend again
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1861.07 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1500 Emergency savings: £750/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £150,492
    September NSDs 4/10. Debt free by xmas: 455.75/1500
    BYOLTW: 5/10
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 23rd Sep 17, 8:08 PM
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    #6 11/16 for yesterday. Had a very stressful day and had eaten my breakfast and lunch by 9am, but by the time I got near the canteen I was well filled up and de-stressed so my coffee flask was sufficient!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £400/£2370

    BYOLTW Sept17 #6 11/16
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