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No takeaway challenge

edited 6 May 2009 at 7:56AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • PrimulaPrimula Forumite
    953 posts
    OMG I never ordered a takeaway, honest! Was really organised with my meals this weekend (so far) to avoid temptation, and just now there was a knock at my door (what a blooming fright I got at this time of night too) ...............and guess what? Yeah, it was a takeaway from the chinese! We never ordered it so I had to send him away! So some poor sod is sitting waiting for their chinese meal to arrive! LOL
  • seriosserios Forumite
    43 posts
    Hey I know im new but is it too late to join?

    I really need to get out of debt so im quiting smoking and Takeaways.

    I usually spend £5 a day on cigs
    And have a takeaway probably 5 times a week :confused: usually when im out and get a macyDs or the kids have been driving me nuts so order a curry when they finally sleep!

    There the best things to give up, im pretty much T-total with drink so above are my weekness!

    Bet your thinking "greedy cow" :p
  • I've now gone 2 days without takeaway ! Today has been fine but lastnight was sooooo hard. I had a friend round and she kept talkin about food. I was having a NSD so couldn't have had one anyways and managed to talk her out of having one too. Not that it would matter to her spending £5 on a kebeb coz she's still got her head in the sand.
    :DGetting back on it Oct 2012 :D
    Debt Oct '12 £1398.70:o
    NSD Oct 1/10
    GC Oct £102.11/150.00
  • serios wrote: »
    Hey I know im new but is it too late to join?

    I really need to get out of debt so im quiting smoking and Takeaways.

    I usually spend £5 a day on cigs
    And have a takeaway probably 5 times a week :confused: usually when im out and get a macyDs or the kids have been driving me nuts so order a curry when they finally sleep!

    There the best things to give up, im pretty much T-total with drink so above are my weekness!

    Bet your thinking "greedy cow" :p

    I'm not thinking greedy cow atall. you just sound normal !! At least you know where your weakness lies and you're starting to deal with it!
    I'd imagine it's going to be hard for you as I've found it hard already and don't have takeaways too much to begin with. Good luck though, you can do it!
    :DGetting back on it Oct 2012 :D
    Debt Oct '12 £1398.70:o
    NSD Oct 1/10
    GC Oct £102.11/150.00
  • seriosserios Forumite
    43 posts
    Thankyou =D Im also going to stop the Diet Coke been addicted for years but I went from 12 cans a day to 6 so now im going on water, Hopefully the stopping of Pop Takeaways and fags I might get abit healthier too :D

    Just need to figure out what else I can do about my debts now :cool:
  • tjretrotjretro Forumite
    135 posts
    Not too late to join, will add people when I have more time when I get home.
    Debt Free Wannabe :hello: LBM: 23/01/08
    Debt relief order: January 2013 (Discharged Jan 2014)
    Jacamo: £115.81. Rebuilding credit rating :D
  • tjretrotjretro Forumite
    135 posts
    If you put the amount of days you have done in bold or colour then I'll update it, hard to spot in normal colour text. I'll do the same for mine from now on too :D

    Have had a good birthday today :j

    Oh yeah and another 2 more days down now so 8/28 down, oh yeah! :rotfl:
    Debt Free Wannabe :hello: LBM: 23/01/08
    Debt relief order: January 2013 (Discharged Jan 2014)
    Jacamo: £115.81. Rebuilding credit rating :D
  • fedupandskintfedupandskint Forumite
    10.4K posts
    Hi, I started this on 1 May and I am now on 3/31 takeaway free! All fine and no temptations. Food bought for the week and away we go!

    Hope the fish and chips temptation doesn't kick in after a bad day at work!
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • wigwamwigwam Forumite
    220 posts
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Combo Breaker
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    I am very late but can I join??

    I recently realised that a huuuuge chunk of my income every month was going on takeaways / eating out.

    Have been really good recently but yesterday went to garden centre. Asked son if wanted a sandwich before we went out but he said no and I couldn't be bothered either. Lo and behold the garden centre was right next to a McDonalds and we were both starving by then. Funny thing was we seem to have got a bit used to homecooked food because an hour after the McD's we were both starving again!!!!

    So please sign me up and I'll aim to keep takeaway free until the end of the month so day 1/29 is a success so far
    LBM March 2011: CC1[STRIKE]4697[/STRIKE] 2968; CC2 [STRIKE]3873.29[/STRIKE]3754 CC3 [STRIKE]2972[/STRIKE] 2807 ;CC4 3100Loan[STRIKE]900[/STRIKE]300
    Pay off in 2011 challenge:
    [STRIKE]2034.28 / 6000[/STRIKE] 4841/10000 (started March - total payments, updated end May!)


  • PrimulaPrimula Forumite
    953 posts
    Well done everyone so far. Got through the weekend without a takeaway, so that's good. Just counting for May so for me it's

    3/31success!
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