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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    Please put me down for 5lbs in May too.
    Christmas Savings 2021 £419.49/£600
    Emergency Fund £5400/£10,000
    July NSD: 11/15
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Big hugs Karmcat.
    You know where I am xx
    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.***
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    6 lbs.
    Hope to get into gear tomorrow.
    Have just been 'decluttering' the oreo's a friend brought me from America.
    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.***
  • Hello,
    i would love to join! Please put me down for 5lbs in May please. X:j:j
    Mortgage £153,000 Aug 15 :eek: april 16 mortgage £149,227
    Cottoned onto OPs May 15, OPed £1k so far.
    Lost 8lbs, 14lbs to go. Target end July.:j
  • clippy_girlclippy_girl Forumite
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    Please can I join, would like to loose 6lb in May. Will do this by cutting out non natural sugar (except alcohol obvs :beer:), not eating carbs after lunch and doing some exercise.

    Not sure how I'll get on on the exercise front at the moment as have some sores on my stomach (possibly shingles?) which hurt when I bend over, stretch or touch them. Plus they seem to be getting better now they are drying out so probably not a good idea to get sweaty (they developed on holiday in 34c heat and have been improving since I returned to the uk on thur as its so cold :cool:).

    I'm going to give the gym a miss for a week and hope to start next week.

    Total target is around 3 stone loss which I would like to achieve by 1 December when I will hopefully be going to Cuba :j so a steady 6lbs per month loss for me is needed :)
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  • newgirlynewgirly Forumite
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    Morning, I have just come across this thread and it's perfect timing :) Can I join your may spreadsheet if possible please There is light?
    I started with a target of 3 stones at new year, lost a stone and have now put back on about 6lb :(

    I would like to set a target of 7lb for May please, I will be using mfp and wearing my Fitbit to keep an eye on when I am too lazy, possibly attempting the 5-2 as well, although I have found in the past that can be difficult for others around me when very hungry :rotfl:many thanks :)
    MFW 67

    2021 £5,829.42/£16,400
  • Where's me?

    I am updating the spreadsheet today, can I have your initial goal for May :cool:
    "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
  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    May goal is 6 lbs as I've just put one on as per this morning's weigh in. Not good.
    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
  • Welcome all of the newcomers, I have updated the spreadsheet with the information I have so far. Please do not feel that you have to set targets/update your weight if you do not wish to do so. I just thought that it would be good for those that do.:D

    Yesterday was quite good I thought in terms of eating/exercise but I got on the scales this morning and appear to have put 2lbs on:mad: I will wait to see what the WW scales say on Tuesday and take that as my starting point.

    In an attempt to get myself kick-started I am getting out my old WW stuff and planning all of my meals for the next week.

    This SH** just got real!
    "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
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    beanielou wrote: »
    Big hugs Karmcat.
    You know where I am xx
    Thanks beanie. I'm okay today, off to my sister's soon, and she'll drive me back home when I'm tired.

    xxx
    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
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