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The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

edited 30 April 2016 at 7:06AM in Mortgage-free wannabe
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    I've just realised I can't remember the last time I had a drink :o

    Carbs, OTOH, I'm terrible, though thanks to thinking about this thread (even when I'm not posting) I *am* getting better, plus not eating in the evening and watching portion control. Stress helps too :D I've eaten about a third less than normal today :p as well as having a walk at a local nature reserve.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021..........
    October 2021: aiming for £5,000 new money for premium bonds or a car.
  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    Stress equals food where I'm concerned. Not my worst week but am still up 1 pound. Hangs head in shame.
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83:eek: today £23,624.83. Emergency fund £5.5/5.5k & £200/200 cash.:jWeight 24/02/19 14st 7lb now 12st 3lbdetermined to stop defining myself by my mistakes. Progress not perfection.:T39% through my 1% mortgage challenge. 1% = £387aiming for 50% by year end
  • Oh dear. I weighed in this morning and haven't lost any weight. i need to up my game big style!!!
    Mortgage: £46,500 @ 1.97% (5 years left, aim for 3)
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Stress equals food where I'm concerned.
    Thats usually true for me as well, or at least, it doesn't make any difference.
    Not my worst week but am still up 1 pound. Hangs head in shame.
    Aww, INOD! Its not that bad, truly :kisses3:
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021..........
    October 2021: aiming for £5,000 new money for premium bonds or a car.
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    skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    edited 16 May 2016 at 7:35AM
    Down 4 pounds - thank goodness! Another 3 and I will be back in the stone I feel comfortable with.

    Kitten proving excellent for weight loss as she's keeping me too busy to eat :D
    MFW year 1 overpayment £2175/£2000 MFW 2022 £1625/£2500

    Original Mortgage End Date: Apr 36/Aiming for Sep 28/Current Aug 35

    Car loan £8121/10000
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    Well done skint spice - 3lbs is very impressive.

    When I'm stressed I can't eat. When Mr SA was ill 3 years ago I survived on red wine, Maltesers and black coffee. I lost loads of weight - I wouldn't recommend it though :)

    Here's to a good week for all of us.
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Great loss skinty :j :j :j :j

    Lots of rose Friday night.
    Afternoon tea today & tomorrow so not expecting greatm results this week.
    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.***
  • milannmilann Forumite
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    Please can I join - I've been at SW target twice but best part of stone crept back when I wasn't looking..... I'm sick of paying a fiver a week for the same pound to yo-y on and off.
    I've lost 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks myself at home and have just been referred to the local gym from the physio to help arthritis in my knee and foot - so hoping to get a bit of reduced price swimming in - just got to have a 1-1 with someone from the local leisure centre to see what they say....

    I want to lose another 9 lbs and that'll be 2 stone lost from my known heaviest - had scale denial for a long time!!!

    Off to subscribe - does it mater what day we log our losses?
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Welcome Milann to our lovely band. :)
    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.***
  • There_Is_a_LightThere_Is_a_Light Forumite
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    milann wrote: »
    Please can I join - I've been at SW target twice but best part of stone crept back when I wasn't looking..... I'm sick of paying a fiver a week for the same pound to yo-y on and off.
    I've lost 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks myself at home and have just been referred to the local gym from the physio to help arthritis in my knee and foot - so hoping to get a bit of reduced price swimming in - just got to have a 1-1 with someone from the local leisure centre to see what they say....

    I want to lose another 9 lbs and that'll be 2 stone lost from my known heaviest - had scale denial for a long time!!!

    Off to subscribe - does it mater what day we log our losses?

    Welcome Milann:)

    You can log your losses whenever you like, please post them in red and bold so that I don't miss them.
    "These things take time but I know that I'm the most inept that ever stepped"
    Save £12K in 2016 #150 £12858.59/£14200.00
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