The 'complete this challenge' challenge...suitable for all!

edited 13 June 2009 at 5:42PM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • mickey_mousemickey_mouse Forumite
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    I'm in :D

    ok my list for the year (this will probably be edited as I think of new things to add)

    1. try as hard as I can to complete the challenges I have/will be signing up for on this forum .These are ....
    a) this challenge:D
    b) sealed pot challenge
    c) summer sizzler challenge
    d) make £1000 in 100 days
    e) 100 day challenge

    2. lose a lot of weight - I am doing SW so will continue with that but wit lots of success rather than faffing around with it

    3. play tennis as much as I can
    4. work out in the gym or the wii fit at least 5/6 days a week
    5. try to be as MSE as possible by thinking about what I spend, ebaying , daily clicks, surveys, using quidco etc

    6. contact and meet up with people I haven't seen for years . I am in contact with people from primary school and we hope to meet up in Feb. I also contacted my best friend from college just before xmas and we met up for the first time in about 11 years . Will be also sorting out a meeting with friends from when I was about 18 who I haven't seen for about 18 years.

    7. carry on doing hundreds of comps but do more than I did last year and hopefully have a successful comping year

    thanks for organising us Panda:D
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  • I have paid my 15.00 for the day off MBNA so I am still on target for paying 500.00 off by the end of the month!

    Will do a little bit more of the living room today and have had 2 satsumas for breakfast just waiting for the eggs to do so hopefully weigh in wont be too horrific on Tuesday!

    Off to polish my halo now too - hee hee! x x
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  • NoDebtDivaNoDebtDiva Forumite
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    I'd really like to join in....

    My overall goals for the year are:
    • Pay off £10K by Christmas 2009
    • Live on £6K (or less!)
    • Streamline and re-organise the house
    • Re-mortgage
    • Spend more time on me (ha!ha!)
    For January, I am committing to:
    • Pay half of outstanding holiday balance
    • Put together meal plans and shopping lists for the month
    • Clear out the study
    • Apply for the re-mortgage
    • Go for a swim twice a week
    Bring on 2009!
  • mickey_mousemickey_mouse Forumite
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    Penguin - well done on your SW weight loss - fantastic:beer:

    My normal SW weigh in day is Wed evening but this week it is Tues - I know it will prob be horrendous but I will be brave and face it.

    Just been to the gym so will be doing the Wii Fit before a nice relaxing bath
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  • Thank you - I have done SW a few times but this time something has clicked - about time too!

    My normal weigh day is a Weds too but Tues this week - I am really not looking forward to it - its amazing that a couple of days off plan and I feel really heavy if that makes sense! x x
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  • hypno06hypno06 Forumite
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    One of my challenges to myself was to run at least 3 times a week - I managed it last week - 5 miles on Sunday, 6 miles on Christmas Eve, and 4 miles (not all running, I had to walk some) on Boxing day.

    This week has started well with just over 7 miles done this morning.
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • PookyPooky Forumite
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    I've realised that all my goals are pretty long term which doesn't help in the "wanting to have something to show for the effort now" feeling that I want.....so to that end.. alongside my long term goals...here's the short term/daily/weekly ones

    1. Sealed pot - I don't tend to use cash much but I did get DH a sealed pot for xmas and we've dug out all the spare change/emptied purse/wallet and managed to put in just over £15......this WILL continue.

    2. Empty 2 draws a week around the house and sort them properly.

    3. Sort the filing cabinet and get shredding, using the oppertunity to sort/close any cards/accounts that have been missed.

    4. Make an inventory of the bathroom cabinets and actually stop buying stuff until the rest is used.

    5. MS is a no-go for me as I don't have transport and live to far out, can't get my head around MB, daily clicks bore me to tears so need to focus on what I can do which is comping...aim to enter at least 10 a day.

    6. Ebay/freecycle at least 10 items a month to clear clutter.

    7. Aim to shave £10 per week off the food budget.
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
  • Ooh youve just reminded me Pooky - I can open my sealed pots next week!

    **getting giddy with excitement!** x x
    Pay Debt by Xmas 16 - 0/12000
    There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
  • Opened all DS's presents, and toy box is now tidy :) Took two big bags to the charity shop on the way to work yesterday.

    Today is the cupboard upstairs:eek: providing DS will let me - he's feeling under the weather and just wants to cuddle his Mum!
    This is the cupboard where everything gets chucked, including my pile for ebay :o so I will dig it all out, and photograph later when DS is asleep. I know there are lots of shoes in there that I don't wear anymore, some may be ok for the charity shop, but I don't think any will be ebay-able:o If I'm not back by this evening, its because the cupbaord has eaten me!

    Have a great day everyone!
    'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' - Oscar Wilde
  • PookyPooky Forumite
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    Pooky wrote: »
    I'm a great one for reading a challenge and thinking...ooooh fab - I could do that....and then simply forgetting about it so this would be ideal for me.

    So my aims

    1. Try and negotiate a rent "decrease" (rents have gone down in the area) or move somewhere cheaper (would rather not move as we love the house)

    2. Pay at least £6k off the debt

    3. Learn to say "no" more often to people who seem to have money tree's at their disposal.

    4. Encourage DH to pass professional exam for the £1k bonus it pays.

    I'm sure there are more but those are the main "must do's".

    Oh and the eat choccy one.....considering we now are the proud owners of 4 large tins of sweets!!!


    Have just emailed the rental agents concerning this so a step in the right direction. I'm hoping that the landlady might think that the regular rent we've paid on time each month for the past year might be worth reducing so that it continues rather than have to go through the whole searching for a new tennent malarky. We can but hope.
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
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