I have enough shoes - said no woman, ever!

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Not posted for a while but always end up back here when I need to re-focus ;)

I've had a busy few months at work, which is going really well, a fab weeks holiday in Spain, ran Race for Life and done some fun social things. Money is ok but diet and fitness have taken a bit of a back seat. - hence time to re-focus

Money

My salary allows me a bit more freedom now but I am aware that I'm not really focussing on paying off debts. My plan is to put nothing on credit cards and focus on paying off one card at a time - first one in my signature. I've paid off my Frasercard, it never had a big balance but I've had it for about 15 years so I am proud to have cleared it. I also have Christmas and holiday savings pots (although I've recently emptied the holiday one!)

Diet and fitness

I'm back to dieting and have lost 3lbs this week. My first target is 10st 8lbs which is the weight I got down to last summer, so 7lbs to go to that target. I am trying to eat sensibly, cut the snacking and treats and I am going to try chromium tablets as they are supposed to help control blood sugar and curb sugar cravings. I want to focus on improving my running and have gone back to the 10k trainer app, working towards running a 10k race in November. I also aim to do a Body Pump class a week - I did my first one in ages this morning

So there's two big areas to focus on. I also want to get more organised generally, do plenty of beauty stuff and maybe some decorating in my apartment. Obviously all this has to happen alongside my social life which I really value - and I feel ready for some romance too :p
Sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes - that's why we need really special ones!
Total debt @ Oct 2008: £29,226.42 Credit Card- £[STRIKE]7493.56[/STRIKE] - £7243.56
Weightloss : 0/34lbs
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  • Hi Shoegal, just read through your diary, you sound like you have a good plan! I'll look forward to following your progress and cheering you on.... *subscribes*

    Mrs S x
    1st Jan 2014 £20,600 / 1st Jan 2015 £15,572.90
    **Feeling Hopeful that 2015 will be our Debt Free Year**
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    BuffythedebtslayerBuffythedebtslayer Forumite
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    edited 28 July 2014 at 5:27PM
    Hello :) XXX


    plan to tackle to one card at a time looks good x


    My latest shoe purchase, red patent wedges....


    I am still fat and in debt! and really should be in bed. Just had to say I am glad to see you back :)


    XXXXXXX
    Nevertheless she persisted.
  • chevalierchevalier Forumite
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    You made me laugh at you title. I have less than a dozen pairs of shoes. And that includes boots for winter, and trainers! As I live most of my life in trousers, I just put trainers on the feet.....I am sure you are horrified!!!!!

    Good luck with your goals
    chev
    I want a job that is less than an hour driving away from my house! Are you listening universe?
  • lulabellelulabelle Forumite
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    Subscribing shoe gal. I'm also training towards first 10k and trying to lose weight. Am also thinking (again!) of relocating back to uk so time to really focus now and save every possible penny!
    I want to be a writer
  • Shoe_GalShoe_Gal Forumite
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    Thanks guys :A
    Sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes - that's why we need really special ones!
    Total debt @ Oct 2008: £29,226.42 Credit Card- £[STRIKE]7493.56[/STRIKE] - £7243.56
    Weightloss : 0/34lbs
  • dawnybabesdawnybabes Forumite
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    I luurrvves shoes, which is ironic as I tend to stck to one or two pairs that I actually wear (and have about 40 pairs in the cupboard)
    Sealed pot challenge 822

    Jan - £176.66 :j
  • Loving the happy, shiny shoe fest diary! I'm a late starter into shoes, bags and scarves etc, but sadly getting more into them lol!! Most recent pair a beige, suede effect wedge from Newlook for a bargainlicious £9.00 they'll go with all sorts ..........
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Loving your new diary's tittle!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    MFW. Finally mortgage free February 2021****
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • Shoe_GalShoe_Gal Forumite
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    Busy couple of days at work but have managed a 3k run tonight, and eating has been good too. Less so yesterday as I was at a friends for drinks and nibbles - who goes out on a Monday! ;)
    Sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes - that's why we need really special ones!
    Total debt @ Oct 2008: £29,226.42 Credit Card- £[STRIKE]7493.56[/STRIKE] - £7243.56
    Weightloss : 0/34lbs
  • Shoe_GalShoe_Gal Forumite
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    Ended up being a very busy week at work and I worked my planned two days off :(. Dieting and exercise pretty much went out of the window and I've actually put weight back on :o

    Lunch with an ex yesterday which was lovely but not sure it will go any further - maybe too much baggage? As readers of the lovely Buffy's diary say - an ex is an ex for a reason

    I've downloaded free trials of Netflix and Amazon streaming so an evening of trashy American TV last night :eek:

    I plan to run today, and have some errands to do before Sunday lunch at my Mum's :)
    Sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes - that's why we need really special ones!
    Total debt @ Oct 2008: £29,226.42 Credit Card- £[STRIKE]7493.56[/STRIKE] - £7243.56
    Weightloss : 0/34lbs
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