The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

edited 30 April 2016 at 8:06AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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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.

    At least you have a starting point now INOD. 1st day of the month so new start :)
    "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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    I know. I've decided that any week I lose, I will put £3 aside for either a treat or an op depending upon what is most pressing.
    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
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    Had to think then what op was - I had visions of you putting £3 towards some sort of surgery! Luckily I twigged it meant overpayment - d'oh!

    I'm currently in the process of setting myself up with a proper meal plan for the week with everything pointed (including wine!!). Off to do a workout now - holiday in 7 weeks and 5 days (eek).
    Christmas Savings 2021 £419.49/£600
    Emergency Fund £5400/£10,000
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  • I had the same thought go through my mind also Sun Addict!

    I am quite proud of myself for yesterday's eating, stayed within my points for the day and had a lovely cheap hall of yellow sticker fish from Mozza's which will set me up for lots of yummy healthy meals for the next couple of weeks.

    Today i am planning to eat:

    Breakfast - Crumpets with jam and butter
    Lunch - Veggie sausages, scrambled egg and grilled tomatoes and mushrooms
    Dinner - Haddock Florentine with carrots and Jersey royals

    Snack will be fruit and carrot sticks with hummus.
    "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
  • clippy_girlclippy_girl Forumite
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    Yesterday was mainly a liquid diet of g&t and pimms with the odd burger thrown in as was at a BBQ :o

    Today will be better!

    Breakfast- porridge with ss milk, honey, almonds and chia seeds
    Lunch- hm l&p soup, slice of brown toast, Greek yoghurt with berries and satsuma
    Dinner- hm chicken curry with small nann
    Snacks- homus and sweet peas, Apple and banana (if needed)

    Will also wear Fitbit but will on,y be doing cleaning as exercising.
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  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    I'm on my second glass of champagne... today could be quite calorific :p
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    I've got some cheap fizz in the fridge, but its been there so long, I don't think I want to risk drinking it! I know alcohol is a preserver, but still ... anyone know how you can tell if cava's gone off?
    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
  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    Taste it? Also if it has gone flat.
    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
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    Re-discovered a fab free 12 week weight loss plan with printable guides and a printable meal/exercise planner plus exercise classes on the NHS Choices website: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/weight-loss-guide/Pages/losing-weight-getting-started. I had forgotten all about this, I remember looking at it a couple of years ago. Would be brilliant for those doing calorie counting but you could tailor it to WW or anything else. The "Oops" bit where you record unplanned snacks/drinks made me smile as it only has two lines to fill in - I reckon I could fill a whole sheet most days!
    Christmas Savings 2021 £419.49/£600
    Emergency Fund £5400/£10,000
    July NSD: 11/15
  • Sun_Addict wrote: »
    Re-discovered a fab free 12 week weight loss plan with printable guides and a printable meal/exercise planner plus exercise classes on the NHS Choices website: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/weight-loss-guide/Pages/losing-weight-getting-started. I had forgotten all about this, I remember looking at it a couple of years ago. Would be brilliant for those doing calorie counting but you could tailor it to WW or anything else. The "Oops" bit where you record unplanned snacks/drinks made me smile as it only has two lines to fill in - I reckon I could fill a whole sheet most days!

    Me too, my day usually consists of.......

    Breakfast - Nailed it!
    Lunch - nailed it
    time between lunch and dinner.........starting to get a bit peckish here, wonder what there is in the cupboard to tide me over.
    After dinner.........raid everything in cupboard and fridge, basically have one of EVERYTHING
    Sleep, feel guilty, REPEAT :o
    "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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