thriftylass wrote: »
We unfortunately have rather nasty vices to get rid of but is there anything you could change to the positive or give up for October?I don't smoke, and usually only have one or two drinks a week. However, I have been losing a bit of weight and have stalled with a 13lb loss. I need to lose a lot more than this so I'm going to focus my efforts in staying below my daily calorie goal - no matter how tired and stressed I feel.Organise. Start as you mean to go on. Know the contents of your fridge, freezer and cupboards. Plan your meals around them.Meal planning is one of my weaknesses unfortunately - I just hate it. However, my freezer is full and starting to need defrosting (I need to replace the seal) so that means I need to focus on getting it emptied a bit.Regular budget items should be set by 1st October.Done - it's half term this month, but needs to be a very frugal one.Improvise. Make do and mend with a creative twist. think of a substitute ingredient, how to make an old/broken piece of furniture last a little longer.I'm not good at this, but have resealing my freezer (rather than replacing) on the list - and my handyman is going to reuse my bathroom tiles for me in order so save money on some essential repairs.Exercise Four times a week at least (20 minutes minimum but can be done 10 minutes at a time). Ugh. That is all.Christmas I know it’s a bit early to mention the C-word as Halloween hasn’t even passed yet (not that the shops mind).This is already ongoing here - lists done and handmade things in progress.Banned Takeaways, coffee shops, chippys, pie shops, vending machines, sandwich bars etc. exemption for turtls who budget for this from personal/ social spending or who have nowhere else to meet a friend. Dispensation for support for sick friends. May need to apply for exemption here, as this is planned and budgeted for a twice monthly catch up with bestie over a coffee...Extra Income I can do this with my tutoring and exam workReport in, daily if possible. Will try my best.
f0xh0les wrote: »
Organise. I know the contents of my fridge, freezer and cupboards. i inventorise weekly and plan meals around them and usually cook from scratch. Any ideas for dried blackeye beans gratefully accepted. I bought a load YS for 19p and they are looking at me accusingly with their beady black eyes.
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