March Work Lunches Challenge!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • NO BOUGHT LUNCHES FOR ME PLEASE
    I've managed to stick to it all this year, so am determined to keep going.

    Today i've had chicken soup from home and a banana. Despite the fact I was out of the house really early for an appointment before work and skipped breakfast....actually had money in my purse and passed loads of lovely shops selling tempting lunches & snacks on my way in to work...greggs, pret, costa, starbucks, mcdonalds three little bakeries. I was so proud of my little self for resisting.

  • La_escocesaLa_escocesa Forumite
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    La escocesa - 2 sandwich shop trips only!!!

    Thanks for running the challenge again NTBY!

    xxxx
  • kevstanleykevstanley Forumite
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    Thanks for this, NTBY.

    I'm going to go for 16 lunches from home this month
    2011 wins: 2 day gym membership, film download, NETBOOK!
    Debt at LBM: [STRIKE][/STRIKE] [STRIKE]26/1/11 = £4733.26[/STRIKE] 11/6/11 = £3759.384
  • eleanor73eleanor73 Forumite
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    Today I was on council training (so of course no lunch) so I took a tin of soup and blagged use of a microwave :o)
    Since starting again after beanie: June 2016: Child development DVDs, Massive Attack tickets. July: Aberystwyth trip, hotmilk nightie. Aug: £10 Hipp Organic vouchers, powerpack. September: Sunglasses. October: £30 poundland vouchers.
  • d3mon4ngeld3mon4ngel Forumite
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    Hello everyone and thank you to NTBY for hosting this again!

    I'm going for a max of 4 bought lunches again, but hoping to get a big fat zero :D

    Had leftover korma and garlic bread for dinner yesterday, and a ham & cheese pasty for dinner today.
    ::: Total Paid Since LBM (27/05/10): £4639.85 Official Debt Gone!! :T :::
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    That money talks, I don't deny, I heard it once, it said "Goodbye"
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  • CatslovelycatsCatslovelycats Forumite
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    so far managed 1 lunch
  • Beans on toast yesterday and today its a rather unexciting packet of pasta. There wasn't anything appealing in the fridge when I was rummaging this morning and I didn't fancy another beans on toast day. I did find some sachets of hot chocolate though....that should sort out any temptation of going to the corner shop at lunchtime for a chocolate fix. Just had to cough up £56 for my monthly bus pass so i'm seriously skint at the mo. Its about £20+ cheaper to do monthly than weekly so I prefer to do it....its just so hard to hand over that much money all in one go to the bus driver.
  • eleanor73eleanor73 Forumite
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    Oooooo MissWorks2jobs that's rubbish - I walk to work thank goodness. Today I have training again so free lunch!!! YAY:j
    Since starting again after beanie: June 2016: Child development DVDs, Massive Attack tickets. July: Aberystwyth trip, hotmilk nightie. Aug: £10 Hipp Organic vouchers, powerpack. September: Sunglasses. October: £30 poundland vouchers.
  • CatslovelycatsCatslovelycats Forumite
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    Bought lunch yesterday. Managed 2 non-bought so far. I made my own on TUesday and cheated slightly today because lunch was provided free at a conference! Am going to make a cheese roll etc a bit later so I don't need to buy anything tomorrow!
  • eleanor73eleanor73 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker I've been Money Tipped!
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    Today I have a pot of hoummus from the freezer (that had been discounted to 17p!), pepper and carrot crudites & a pitta.
    Since starting again after beanie: June 2016: Child development DVDs, Massive Attack tickets. July: Aberystwyth trip, hotmilk nightie. Aug: £10 Hipp Organic vouchers, powerpack. September: Sunglasses. October: £30 poundland vouchers.
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