The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

edited 30 April 2016 at 8:06AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    Poor kc. Nothing as bad as craving something. Today is day 2 chocolate free. Danger is though that I overeat everything else to compensate.
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83:eek: today £52649.74.18 Offset fund today 2833.03 0
    Emergency fund £5.5/5.5k & £200/200 cash.:j
    Weight 24/02/19 14st 7lb now 13st
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
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  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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    Whoop whoop whoop
    Mortgage at 01.01.14 £119,481.83:eek: today £52649.74.18 Offset fund today 2833.03 0
    Emergency fund £5.5/5.5k & £200/200 cash.:j
    Weight 24/02/19 14st 7lb now 13st
    determined to stop defining myself by my mistakes.
    Progress not perfection.:T
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Great result Sa. :j
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Poor kc. Nothing as bad as craving something. Today is day 2 chocolate free. Danger is though that I overeat everything else to compensate.
    Thanks INOD! I don't crave the way I used to, but its bad enough. I used to be really, really terrible with chocolate - buying at several shops so no shop assistant would know how much I was eating, I really did that :eek:

    Usually, as long as I have *strong* tastes (herbs and spices, garlic, mustard etc) I'm fine ...
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Classic example. Wanted chocolate but said now you dont need smarties.Ate crisps instead.Very very peppery. Why the bleep did I eat them??
    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.***
  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    Well done everyone :T

    I'm back from my business trip. I don't think I was too bad (ate mindfully but drank lots of champagne and cocktails, went to the gym at 04:30 every morning (terrible jet lag) and went for a 10-mile walk on Tuesday). I'll have to see what the scales say in the morning...

    MWCx
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    Well done Beanie and Sun Addict on your losses!!

    Well done INOD on your choc free days!!

    I weighed in yesterday and stayed the same :mad:
    I know why though and I think that makes the difference - I have not been as good with My Fitness Pal and as a result I believe I have overeaten, also on Weds (between 2 fast days) I decided I fancied a pizza so brought a gluten free one and ate the lot - MFP told me it had 800 calories in:eek:. Now I was within my calorie limit for the day even with the pizza but when you consider that it was a cheese and tomato one and I had no fruit and veg that day I think I would have been better off with a vegetable curry or something like that.


    Need to pull my socks up and sort this out.
    I am away next weekend and wanted to be under 10 stone but alas I won't be.
  • Pearla*MerlePearla*Merle Forumite
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    4lb off :j

    Not sure how, after an initial good start aerobics-wise, I've not managed to do anything thanks to the worst hayfever ever.

    Good news is that the ladies at my new workplace are quite salad-central, so it's encouraging me to make sure I turn up with healthy foodstuffs every day ;)
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  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    Well done everyone :T

    I'm back from my business trip. I don't think I was too bad (ate mindfully but drank lots of champagne and cocktails, went to the gym at 04:30 every morning (terrible jet lag) and went for a 10-mile walk on Tuesday). I'll have to see what the scales say in the morning...

    MWCx

    oof scales say +5 :o
    I'll give it a couple of days for my body to recover and try again!
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
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