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July 2019 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 June 2019 at 11:44AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • MrsRyanMrsRyan Forumite
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    Can I join please? I'm new to OS and feel sort of bad at my total. I have been spending £500-600 a month on groceries, so would like to aim for £400.

    I'd love to get down to some of the levels you guys are going for! Wow - inspired! :D x
    Start Weight: 230lbs Goal Weight: 175lbs Current Weight: 230lbs
  • Merlin's_BeardMerlin's_Beard Forumite
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    LIzzieM wrote: »
    Hello :hello:everyone (hope I've done this in the right place, as although a long time lurker, haven't really posted for a long while!).

    I'd love to join the challenge please if I may? I'm currently off work (already registered disabled prior) following major surgery (which was planned for later in the year but suddenly decided it didn't 'feel like waiting' IYKWIM!

    There's only me (plus a tank of tropical fish!) and I'd like to put a budget of £40 please to run from 1st - 31st.. This is only for food, as I have some HB vouchers to use up which I will tomorrow as my sister is taking me to get household bits and pieces. I am planning to defrost my freezer middle of the month, so obviously I need to use all the bits and bobs, in addition to my never-happened-brexit/limits to mobility 'stash'. I need to eat a high protein diet for medical reasons (although this is supplemented via my Doctor).

    It's my first time so please forgive me as I'm obviously a newbie at this. I'll thoroughly go through all the recipe ideas in bed as there look to be some fantastic ideas on there. Oh, and my little slow cooker is my friend :)

    Thanks very much,
    Lizzie

    Oh, and if any of you kind people would let me know how to make my 'total' red, along with updating my signature I'd be very grateful :)

    £40[SIZE="5 "][COL OR="Red"]Put the text you're highlighting here instead of at the start![/CO LOR][/SI ZE][/ B]

    (If you're using the advanced options highlight the "£40" and then select the format bits you want to do to it)

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  • edited 29 June 2019 at 10:32PM
    LIzzieMLIzzieM Forumite
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    edited 29 June 2019 at 10:32PM
    Thanks so much Martin's Beard! Would either of these be right perhaps? [/CO LOR="Red"][/SI ZE="5"][/ B]£40 or £40[/CO LOR="Red"][/SI ZE="5"][/ B] (I'm not this useless normally with IT but I'm blaming the meds!

    Thanking you again in hope!

    Lizzie
    Attempting £40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
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    LIzzieM wrote: »
    Thanks so much Martin's Beard! Would either of these be right perhaps? £40 (I'm not this useless normally with IT but I'm blaming the meds!

    Thanking you again in hope!

    Lizzie

    I do it differently.

    When posting I click on advanced option or preview post which takes me to the screen with all the fonts and colours, bullets and emojis and just select the bit to change - I have done it here and to your quote above - if you click quote to respond, you will see the text string I/others have used and could copy and paste from there too (I have to do this with hashtag which is not on my keyboard).

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  • edited 30 June 2019 at 9:05AM
    LIzzieMLIzzieM Forumite
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    edited 30 June 2019 at 9:05AM
    Oh thank you very much !, Suffolk Lass :)
    Attempting £40 grocery only for the month of October.
    Let's see....
  • thriftmonsterthriftmonster Forumite
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    I've spent another £60 but I have had guests and there is loads in. Off on holiday tomorrow but will be taking a lot from the cupboards and Mum and I have meal planned it down to a T.


    So that's about £115 of £300 so far - eek
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  • thrifty-hayleythrifty-hayley Forumite
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    Hi please put me down for £90 for July. This is to include toiletries and household bits as I live on my own. Managed £92/£100 for June as a first attempt so trying to push myself a bit more this month :)
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  • K9sandFelinesK9sandFelines Forumite
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    Going for £300 this month for four of us.
    GC 2017 £3,434.09 GC 2018 £2,250.95 GC 2019 £3,053.51 GC 2020 Jan (absent) Feb £340.16/£320 Mar £363.25/£350 Apr £272.62/£350 May £539.46/£350 Jun £439.60/350 Jul/£436.50 Aug/£400
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  • purpleybatpurpleybat Forumite
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    hello all

    i did better than expected last month so i think i'll stick to £200 for july please.
    i have a family weekend for birthdays that i end up catering for but then i have a week of feeding just me that should even things out.
    i must use freezer food cos goosegogs are ready to be picked so will freeze them until im over this hideous cold and can make strawgoggy jam :D
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