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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 1st Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    January's bring your lunch to work
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    • 1st Jan 18, 11:08 AM
    January's bring your lunch to work 1st Jan 18 at 11:08 AM
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    I thought I'd kick start January's thread as I can't see one. If there's a duplicate, please feel free to delete or merge it.

    So Christmas has been and gone and were at the start of a brand new shiny year.

    If like me, you realise you've overspent in December or just generally want to save some money during the working week, then this is the challenge for you

    Feel free to post what you're taking for lunch, as it may give others ideas from the usual sandwiches.

    So roll up, roll up, who's in?
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    • nicmalauren
    • By nicmalauren 6th Jan 18, 9:09 AM
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    First week done so that takes me to 4/22.

    Took a potato and some out of date coleslaw in for lunch yesterday. Pricked potato all over with a fork, wrapped it in kitchen roll and microwaved for ten mins - ta dah! “Baked” potato with cheese and coleslaw. Was actually really nice. Had an orange then for “dessert”.

    I’m going to try baking some bread rolls this weekend. Just hope I can get them soft enough to use for lunches!
    "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 6th Jan 18, 2:23 PM
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    Friday was a fail! Got up late, didn’t make lunch the night before so ended up at Tesco.

    So, still on 3/20.
    January grocery challenge £189.15/£275 | January NSD 06/18
    Credit Card 1: £95.00 (0%) | Credit Card 2: £2,233.50 (0%) | Credit Card 3: £787.60 (0%) Car Finance: £7,865 (7.9% APR) | Mortgage: £111,173 (2.79% APR) | Emergency Fund: £65.56/£1000 | Honeymoon Fund: £474.16
    • Jelllibeanz
    • By Jelllibeanz 6th Jan 18, 2:57 PM
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    Am tagging along with you guys. Have 20 days this month. So far 2/20 thanks to my y/s pad Thai and some cuppa soups.
    Aiming for more consistency in 2018
    Mortgage '09 = £103k Feb '17 =£79.9k, Aug 17 = £69k
    #105 £460/£3520 credit card at 0%, #10 penny a day challenge £12/£667
    Wombling Our Way to Wealth 2018 £35.39,
    • Massa1982
    • By Massa1982 6th Jan 18, 3:55 PM
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    Yesterdays was steak and stilton bake with leftover chicken salad some nuts and fruit.

    so far 4/20
    Desperately Determined to Destroy the Debts one at a time.. and Seriously Save for the Spectacular future.
    • baibelle
    • By baibelle 6th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    This was one of my New Year Resolutions

    I have managed every day so far this year. It's a short month for me as I have a fair bit of annual leave to use up.

    My goal is also to buy no coffees at work, or cake or snacks which always tempt me. I have been bringing in snacks and have bought sachet coffees. Once I've done a month on these I'm going to buy some cheaper coffees and teas and ween myself onto them!

    3/17 days for me.
    19/12/14: Spent 10 years of savings!!
    ..... to buy my first home.

    2018: 1650/10k saved!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 7th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    Welcome to the club BritOnABudget, Jelllibeanz and baibelle

    I've added you to the list on page 1.

    Any errors, please let me know.

    Pmo2
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 7th Jan 18, 8:25 AM
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    Friday was a fail! Got up late, didnít make lunch the night before so ended up at Tesco.

    So, still on 3/20.
    Originally posted by Lauralozzle
    Not a fail, just a blip that's all.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 7th Jan 18, 8:29 AM
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    Bought loads of different bread things yesterday for variety, so I'm going to make sure I use them.
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    • Datchet
    • By Datchet 7th Jan 18, 10:06 AM
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    I usually do take a pack up, but I'm up for the challange as I've been slipping!
    2 days office bound last week - HM soup then UFO for second day, which turned out to be veggie chilli.

    Next week at least 4 days in office, so will be soup, mackerel with salad, sandwich, noodle salad, more soup!
    "Is it that the future is so uncertain, the present so traumatic that we find the past so secure? " Spike Milligan
    • RhiBi
    • By RhiBi 7th Jan 18, 11:55 AM
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    Spicy butternut squash soup currently cooking to take to work tomorrow!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 #7 £21.90/£250 Bring lunch to work 05/18 NSD 05/15
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 7th Jan 18, 3:06 PM
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    I'm up to 4/21 so far! (No. 15)
    January NSD 1/3; 2018 1% challenge - 4% gone ; £2 savers 48/250; 5p savers £9.50; 20p savers £49.80; declutter 2018 in 2018 - 0/2018 Take lunch to work 9/21
    • leimichellecat
    • By leimichellecat 7th Jan 18, 9:29 PM
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    1/16 it was a good start, overnight oats and soup. Tomorrow I have overnight oats for breakfast and jacket potato with beans for lunch. My coffee flask is ready to be filled and I have coffee/milk sachets in my bag ready.
    Taking on the world one debt at a time!!!

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

    BYOLTW Jan 2018 5/16
    • 0161a
    • By 0161a 7th Jan 18, 9:30 PM
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    0161a
    January challenge
    I'm in. Would appreciate any veggie ideas
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 7th Jan 18, 10:08 PM
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    Thank you Purple.

    I’m all prepared for tomorrow. I’ve set out a meal plan as well and I intend on cooking more than needed for dinner so I have something different to take to work the next day. That should make things a bit more exciting at least.

    Monday lunch - pesto pasta salad, two tangerines, chopped apple, strawberries, cherries and chocolate cereal bar.
    January grocery challenge £189.15/£275 | January NSD 06/18
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 8th Jan 18, 8:13 AM
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    Just hope you didn't do pasta with it? I did that once to DH, I was convinced that the 'bolognaise' was just that and he cooked it up and did pasta too.....turns out it was chilli
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Haha no, luckily I had a packet of microwave rice to chuck in.

    Day 5 for me today & have done freezer roulette again, but I'm 99% certain it is Bolagnaise.

    Hope everyone had a good weekend.
    Hiraeth
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 8th Jan 18, 8:14 AM
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    Day 4/21 today and i have leftover Beef Sunday dinner
    Doing well so far.
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 8th Jan 18, 8:38 AM
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    I usually do take a pack up, but I'm up for the challange as I've been slipping!
    2 days office bound last week - HM soup then UFO for second day, which turned out to be veggie chilli.

    Next week at least 4 days in office, so will be soup, mackerel with salad, sandwich, noodle salad, more soup!
    Originally posted by Datchet
    Hi Datchet,

    Let me know how many days you want me to put you down for.

    Pmo2
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 8th Jan 18, 8:38 AM
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    I'm in. Would appreciate any veggie ideas
    Originally posted by 0161a
    Welcome 0161a,

    Let me know how many days you want to be put down for?

    Pmo2
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 8th Jan 18, 8:42 AM
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    Day 4/21 today and i have leftover Beef Sunday dinner
    Doing well so far.
    Originally posted by HappyLassie13
    I love leftover roast dinner for lunch
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 8th Jan 18, 8:44 AM
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    Morning,

    Everyone should be up to date now on the first post, let me know if I've missed anyone.

    Leftover Keema mince, rice and spicy potatoes for lunch today.

    Pmo2
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