Ja-NEW-ary 2013 - Take your lunch to work thread

edited 16 January 2013 at 9:46AM in Debt-free Wannabe Challenges
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  • Hello Kittiej and everyone.

    Kittiej, hope you are feeling much better now.

    I have now reached 13 days and a saving of almost £30 so far and am really pleased with that and I still have tomorrow and next Wednesday and Thursday to boost my savings.

    I am ready for February! Will need to work out what my savings might be as I only include Wednesdays to Fridays. I would like to at least match my savings for this month.

    Tomorrow is cheese & crackers which are already made up and in the fridge to take to work tomorrow.

    Enjoy your lunches tomorrow and hooray for Friday :D

    CW
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  • kobrakaikobrakai Forumite
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    saved £25 again this week, so another £25 has gone in to our joint savings. £75 saved this month so far.
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  • AFK_MatrixAFK_Matrix Forumite
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    Thought I would poke my head into this thread again as haven't posted in a while. Been really busy at work but have still managed to bring my lunch in :) So that's another £15 saved on lunches this week which makes a total of £54 since I started on the 2nd :D.

    As for my no takeaways, I have to own up that I caved in on one night and had some fish and chips:eek::eek::( But that has been it so I still think that's pretty good tbh seeing as I was having like 20 of the damn things a month!!!

    So nearly £200 pounds saved just from doing my own lunches at work and not having takeaways :eek::T

    Hope everyone else is ok and keeping up with those lunches :D
  • lbnblbnblbnblbnb Forumite
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    I forgot one day this week, but doing well! I have finally realised I don't have time to eat anything more than a sandwich and some cucumber sticks or something similar. It takes me moments to put a cheese sandwich together.
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  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Helllloooo :j How is everyone feeling today? I hope you are all in fine fettle and ready for Feb-YOU-ary - LTW thread? Where 'you can do it' will be the motto for the month!

    FatVonD - I really apologise for not being around much but that flu thing had me feeling sooo ill. I'm still having trouble breathing but my fingers are a-tippy-tapping again :rotfl:

    So to FatVonD, helejenkins, Betty Crumble, Candlewick, kobrakai, AFK_Matrix and lbnblbnb give yourselves a big pat on the back :T and for everyone else taking part but not posting then well done to you too :T

    Now let's have a big group hug ready to go for February :grouphug:
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  • Determined_divaDetermined_diva Forumite
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    Hey! I am so going to join the February thread!

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  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Hi Determined diva and welcome :hello: if you have any lovely lunch ideas then please let us know :D we lurve food on this thread :dance:
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  • Kobrakai & AFK, they are fantastic amounts to save, well done.

    Kittiej, glad to see you posting and pleased you are on the mend.

    I will have reached my target in days on Monday but am not sure I will reach my financial target but I haven't spent a penny on buying lunch at work so can't have done anymore. If, no, when, I get to Thursday without buying lunch, I can add another £7.89 to my target.

    I am going to try and go the whole of February without buying lunch, thanks to the tips, ideas and encouragement on here and pledge a saving of £45 as I shall be working a full month.

    Looking forward to February. January has been a long month!

    CW
    NSD Challenge 2015: Jan 20 / 20 (2 x 5 in-a-row) / Feb 5 / 12 (4 in-a-row) :D

    Lesson learnt from 2012: I cannot be trusted to credit card stooze!

    Barclaycard at 2 / 02 / 2015 [STRIKE]£4,600[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4540[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4250[/STRIKE] [STRIKE]£4000[/STRIKE] £3250 need to pay it off by 08 / 2015 before mortgage completion
  • edited 26 January 2013 at 4:34PM
    FatVonDFatVonD Forumite
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    edited 26 January 2013 at 4:34PM
    I had a rubbish day on Friday so didn't eat my feta and tomato. Instead ate 3 packets of cheese and onion crisps and then went to [email protected] for a cup of hot chocolate with a magazine as actually physically not being at my desk is the only way people don't ask me to do stuff in my lunch hour and I really wasn't in the mood for it :eek:

    I will be better in February, I will have to be as I have a tax bill to pay now and won't have any money for lunch,but at least I still have feta and tomato in the fridge :rotfl:
    Make £25 a day in April £0/£750 (March £584, February £602, January £883.66)

    December £361.54, November £322.28, 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) Total for 2017 - £2,495.10
  • kittiejkittiej Forumite
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    Here you are Von - just for you :D

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    And CW "Looking forward to February. January has been a long month!"

    Amen to that! th?id=H.4573964958630798&pid=15.1
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