Atrixa's Saving Diaries

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  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    i might have to try those gels but not sure a 10k warrants sustenance and I have terrible ibs so would be worried to try them on a run 😂🙈 I sometimes just go to the cafe for breakfast afterwards with my friends 😋
    Yeah, my stomach can be quite sensitive too, so I tried one the first time when I was ten mins away from home  :D They are known for causing erm... 'digestive distress' in some people.
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    My OH hasn't passed comments about them being quick to leave and I can look at the brand when I'm home, if you're interested.
  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Oooh yes, the gel packs can be dangerous! I made the very big mistake of trying one for the first time during the Great North Run... spent the rest of the race sprinting between toilets  :#
  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    I spent 65p in Mr T last night on a big bottle of pop for me and bf to have with our curry. Got three extra portions out of that meal, so I'm having one tonight and I've put the other two in the freezer. Still have two portions of chilli left, too.

    I did a small shop in A!di for £9.16. I ended up having to get a premade wrap so I could get on a work call quick enough when I got back. Should have just heated up some soup when I was on the phone, lesson learnt.
    I picked up some of the knock-off lucozade sport they have in there. I've mislaid the receipt, but it was about £1.15 for four, and while not exactly like Lucozade, it's close enough in taste for me to justify buying again, especially at that price. The packaging isn't great, but I can just decant it into my own clean bottles for ease of use. I'll be staying out of the shops until I need bread. Wasn't keen on A!di's own in the past so I'll go to Mr M for that.

    Grocery total for the month so far: £72.78
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    At least you're trying different ones, just in case you come across a viable alternative.

    Buy a packet of wraps, split them and freeze. Maybe small portions of your fave fillings and freeze them. Pull a wrap and filling out in the morning and it will be ready to eat lunchtime.
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    Shopping sounds good. I like aldee for their knock-off cans of “lilt” £1.25 for 6 and their Belgian light hot choc 99p. 
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  • atrixaatrixa Forumite
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    Spent £11.20 on groceries in Mr S this morning. No rubbish bought, but some higher ticket items that tend to stretch for months. I've really noticed the lack of the 'economy' brand items in the shops lately.

    Grocery total so far is now £83.98. I think next month I'll join the grocery challenge thread and attempt to knock of £20 off whatever the finish total is.

    Later today I need to go for a run, shower and then get my hair cut (£28). Might go a bit shorter than normal. I have such thin hair (genetics), having any length on it doesn't look that great. I'm thinking I might go incrementally shorter and shorter this year so I don't give myself a shock. I have a long bob that could probably do with being a normal bob.

    Bf is doing tea tonight, yum :)
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    All you can do is adjust meals for what's available, at some point things will settle.

    Good idea about the haircuts, downside is the shorter it is, the more frequently appointments are needed. Bit of a catch 22. 
  • ForestBluebellsForestBluebells Forumite
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    I have really thin hair too (quantity that is, my hair itself is thick). I’m thinking of cutting my own hair, hair is an annoyance to me, I don’t get any joy from having it 😂 I’d be tempted to shave it all off but then I’d have maintenance to keep it short. I think I’ll just cut it myself a bit shorter
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    You are brave cutting your own hair. I have chopped my fringe
    and snipped at the bit at the top back of my head in lockdown when it has got too heavy, but it was a “dogs dinner” 😆 According to my hairdresser my hair is very thin but I have lots of it so it’s very thick 😬 I nearly cried when they said hairdressers could reopen 🤣
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