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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    Sunday morning weigh in done. Down 2lbs. This clearly demonstrates that my problem isn't the amount I eat but the amount of sugar I normally consume. So so bad.
    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 in need of direction :j :j
    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.***
  • Just found this thread. What a great idea!

    I'm a MFW and need to lose weight and tone up. Since hitting my fab fifties, my waistline has thickened, tummy expanding rapidly and I've gained weight in places that show in nice dresses. All together a sad picture...lol

    So, I was given a Fitbit for my birthday and want to lose a stone in 3 months. Is this realistic? I'm in a sedentary job and currently do no exercise at all, except an occasional walk round the block.

    Well done everyone for progress so far, and for those who haven't, we CAN do this :)
    Mortgage: £46,500 @ 1.97% (5 years left, aim for 3)
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Frugal family ~~ I am told that a stone in 3 months is doable.
    For me it all depends on my head staying in the zone.
    I'm sure you can do it. :)
    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.***
  • Thanks beanielou. I'm 10stone 5lbs and 5ft 3 so I'm clearly overweight! Ultimately I need to get down to 9stone so almost a stone and half to get rid of. I lack motivation so joining in here will help keep my focus :)
    Mortgage: £46,500 @ 1.97% (5 years left, aim for 3)
  • Wahey! Some great progress made by some of us so far. Remember that the rewards might not come straight away so the scales only tell us a part of the journey. We are getting healthier, trimmer and if nothing else getting support from others.

    I have returned from a 2 day conference and have not made the healthiest choices from the limited availability of food. I was proud of myself to have egg and wholemeal toast soldiers instead of the danish pastry selection or full cooked breakfast (veggie of course).

    Today Mr Light and I have been on a 6 mile walk, very hot and sweaty.

    Off to update the tracker.
    "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
  • selloptapeselloptape Forumite
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    First weigh in and I've gained 1lb - ooops :(

    We had a team night out last week which was very boozy and fried foody. This was followed by a hangover day of eating mac d's and takeaway so I'm probably lucky to have only gained a pound.

    So far I've been counting my calories on mfp and building up my daily steps. It's not made any difference so I need to push myself a bit more!

    Lovely to see everyone's progress, good luck for next week :) x

    Save 12k in 2019 #8 £2432.65/£2,500
    MFiT T5 #22 Save £20k over 3 years £5495.08
    Walk 1500 miles in 2019 - 645.92/1500
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    It's all about small steps - posting on here is the first one and it will keep us all mindful of the task in hand. So here's to a successful week ahead for everyone, we can do it :)
    Christmas Savings 2021 £550.14/£600
    Emergency Fund £5400/£10,000
    September NSD: 9/12
  • I totally agree SunAddict. I think it is fantastic when people support each other through the ups and downs of weight loss. If it was easy everyone would be a size 8 and WW or SW would be on it's @rse!

    Scales are not pretty this morning after break away and despite the long walk yesterday I seem to be going in the opposite direction that I need to go. I did eat late last night though so I am thinking that affects the scales. Line drawn for a new week, sun is shining and I am cooking up a lovely cooked breakfast consisting of:

    2 x Veggie sausages, 1 egg, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.

    Lunch is a cheese salad bun (dairylea light)

    Dinner will be Salmon, potatoes and veg.

    Fruit for snacks and I need to really up my water intake today.

    Feeling really motivated!!! Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
    "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
  • skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    Right, I am in. Uni over and hopefully graduation at the end of next month, I can fit in dress but it would look much better if I lost a bit.

    So plan is lots of exercise, two gardens to tidy up too and stick to 1400 calories. Only problems this week are that I am eating out three times and need to bake for DS birthday...
    MFW year 1 overpayment £1000/£2000
    Original Mortgage End Date: Apr 36/Aiming for Sep 28/Current Jan 36

    Save £2000 by Dec 21 - £806/2000

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