The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

edited 30 April 2016 at 8:06AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    I have two dresses I bought last year in the sales that zip up but only look ok if I don't breathe out. So that's my goal to wear them and be able to exhale :) I've tracked my points today and done a 37 minute HIIT workout from my Motion Traxx app. Feet up with a glass of wine now.
    Christmas Savings 2021 £419.49/£600
    Emergency Fund £5400/£10,000
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  • I have created a simple Spreadsheet to track our progress. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13Gh7esChw24OPzvGsrnOV_sSn4DD_GLXp1xUyWrIaLM/edit?usp=sharing

    Could everyone please state their weight loss aims for the month of May so that I can add you to the tracker.

    Every week (whenever it is convenient) please post your losses in BOLD and in RED so that I can easily see them, I would hate to miss anyone out.

    Come on everyone, we can do this :T
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  • skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    I would like to lose 7 lbs in May, please.
    MFW overpayment £600/£2000
    Original Mortgage End Date: Mar 36/Aiming for Sep 28/Current Feb 36

    Save £2000 by Dec 21 - £806/2000

  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    I weighed in yesterday - lost 1lb taking me to 10st 6lb.


    Yesterday was a non-fast day and I ate about 1750 calories - I ate 2 pieces of Toblerone and it just made me feel sick - just imagine a world where I don't actually want chocolate!!!!


    In May I would like to lose 7lbs.


    Well done everyone - have a good bank holiday weekend!
  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    Thanks Light :T

    I would like to lose 3.5 lbs in May (although first priority is not to gain more than 1 lb next week!)
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
  • selloptapeselloptape Forumite
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    Ooh! New tracker - love it :) thank you!

    I have just weighed myself - 10st 12lb - so will go for 6lb loss in May.

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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Twentysomething, welcome :)
    beanielou wrote: »
    Good to see you Karmcat :wave:
    :hello: Hiya!
    I have created a simple Spreadsheet to track our progress. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13Gh7esChw24OPzvGsrnOV_sSn4DD_GLXp1xUyWrIaLM/edit?usp=sharing

    Could everyone please state their weight loss aims for the month of May so that I can add you to the tracker.
    Erm, absolutely ... as long as you understand that these are completely made up :o:o:o The wedding is 4 weeks today, so say a target of 5 lbs. Current weight is approx 11 stones 2 lbs.

    I hope I can do it, but I had some disturbing family news last night - the weight loss is for the wedding, but being well enough to *attend* the dratted thing has just become more difficult, because of added stress around this family thing. And if I need to carry on with a little bit of comfort eating, then so be it.

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  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    Where's me?
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83:eek: today £53255.18 Offset fund today 2833.03 0
    Emergency fund £5.5/5.5k & £200/200 cash.:j
    Weight 24/02/19 14st 7lb now 13st 2lb
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.:T
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Don't worry, INOD, I'm not up there yet either :)
    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.......... Bunny hugger
  • angela110660angela110660 Forumite
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    Please put me in for 5lbs in May. I have lost over 1.5 stone in the last year mostly following SW style recipes with a few Hairy Dieters and WW for good measure! Nothing like variety is there? Last few weeks I have gained a few punds though due to having trapped nerve and not being very mobile. Able to cycle at gym and walk short distances again but not back to normal yet. Drat! So have to watch the intake to make up for lack of movement. Thank you for starting this thread. We are two years off end of mortgage and making extra payment per month to the repayment part of the mortgage as there is an interest only element too and the endowment will not clear it alone. We want the repayment bit gone asap to save the money towards our shortfall.
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