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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 £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 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 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
    • 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 - £5,367 (October 2017) - Debt free Target February 2018
    • 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 £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
    • 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??
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    • 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.
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    • 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 - £900/£2370

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    • 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 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
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    • 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 - £5,367 (October 2017) - Debt free Target February 2018
    • 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 £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 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 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
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    • 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 - £5,367 (October 2017) - Debt free Target February 2018
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 21st Sep 17, 5:12 AM
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    Morning,

    I'm on 10/15 today.

    Nearly weekend
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    • 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 £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
    • 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 £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
    • 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 £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 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 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
    • fruitloop04
    • By fruitloop04 24th Sep 17, 8:57 AM
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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!
    Originally posted by leimichellecat
    Hope your day improved and you are having a good weekend to make up for it! I am terrible for eating my lunch early...I just have to see it once during the morning and then that's all on mind until I cave!
    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
    • glass_half_full
    • By glass_half_full 25th Sep 17, 1:31 PM
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    Hi all,
    10/14 today. Decided to try a 'light lunch' from a famous brand as they were on special offer at the supermarket at £2 each. Quite tasty but looks a bit like catfood!
    Total unsecured debt - £5,367 (October 2017) - Debt free Target February 2018
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 26th Sep 17, 12:08 PM
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    Thanks Fruitloop my weekend renewed my motivation and enthusiasm!

    #6 13/16 I'm mobile today and left my lunch in the office fridge, oops! I've got my trusty coffee flask though so caffeine will have to do!!!
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

    Clear the CC by Xmas 2017 #168 - £900/£2370

    BYOLTW Oct17 13/18
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 26th Sep 17, 6:40 PM
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    I've completely lost track of where I am after having a couple of weeks off work but I've only bought lunch once which was when I was on an induction day and then it was a Greggs sausage roll and a cup of tea!
    Make £5 a day in November £8.09/£150 (October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
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