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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

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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 20-09-2017 at 9:19 AM.
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1,500 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1406 Emergency savings: £1250/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
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    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 27th Sep 17, 5:29 PM
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    Failed today - I bought coffee! It’s been one month since I’ve had a shop coffee, it was payday and it was my first day at uni. I brought my packed lunch with me and my flask but there just wasn’t enough in my flask to sustain me, I’ll have to take a bigger flask!!!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear all the debt by Xmas 2018 #168 - £670/£11470

    BYOLTW Jan 2018 5/16
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 28th Sep 17, 1:08 PM
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    Hi all,

    13/14 today

    Total unsecured debt - £3,367 (January 2018) - Debt free Target 27th February March 2018
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 28th Sep 17, 1:10 PM
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    Failed today - I bought coffee! Itís been one month since Iíve had a shop coffee, it was payday and it was my first day at uni. I brought my packed lunch with me and my flask but there just wasnít enough in my flask to sustain me, Iíll have to take a bigger flask!!!
    Originally posted by leimichellecat
    I trust you got a student discount?
    Total unsecured debt - £3,367 (January 2018) - Debt free Target 27th February March 2018
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 29th Sep 17, 5:45 PM
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    Sorry I am only updating - this an awful week at work and been getting home really late Managed to take my own lunch to work though and one of the days I knew would be a late one so I took my dinner too! Everyone else had takeaway but I abstained
    16.08.2017 CC 1 - £2050 £1,500 CC 2 - £1766.82 £1406 Emergency savings: £1250/£6000
    Mortgage - April 2017 £153,000 £149,954
    Debt free by xmas: 1070.86/1500
    (Non Mortgage) Debt Free Date: August 2018
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 30th Sep 17, 8:43 AM
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    Well done friitLoop! Glass I don’t even have my student ID yet, it’s pants. Mature students are completely uncatered for!

    I miss counted the number of days I would work this month, but I’m very pleased I only bought 1 cup of coffee all month and no food! Can’t wait for next months challenge, I need so creative ideas for my lunch box (must be able to eat cold, sit in my bag for a few hours before eating and SlimmingWorld friendly!)
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear all the debt by Xmas 2018 #168 - £670/£11470

    BYOLTW Jan 2018 5/16
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 30th Sep 17, 9:50 AM
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    glass_half_full
    14/14
    Also looking forward to next months challenge. leimichellecat can you get access to a microwave? Might give you some more options.
    Last edited by glass_half_full; 30-09-2017 at 9:51 AM. Reason: fat fingers
    Total unsecured debt - £3,367 (January 2018) - Debt free Target 27th February March 2018
    • swimminginaseaofdebt
    • By swimminginaseaofdebt 30th Sep 17, 9:53 AM
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    Morning everyone,

    Sorry haven't updated this month but doing an end of month check in to say I hit my target of 11/11.
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2018 #150 - £45.06/£2018

    Make £2018 in 2018 #31 - £98.87/£2018

    SPC11 #564
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