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13 coronacoaster weeks to Christmas

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  • birdofpassage
    birdofpassage Posts: 33 Forumite
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    edited 6 October 2020 at 1:08PM
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    That does sound like a great deal! I'm steering clear of shops in October, apart from grocery shopping of course. I planned all Christmas shopping for the 1st week in November when I am off work. 
  • ruby_eskimo
    ruby_eskimo Posts: 4,558 Forumite
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    Well done on the 2lb loss - I've STS this week but lost inches so not so worried.  Also managed 2, almost 3 NSD's so far this month which is a positive.  Just need to focus on not spending money!
    Emergency Fund - £8572.39 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £36,666.15
    LISA 24/25 - £1370 / £4000 :: NSD July - 0 / 15 :: Moving Fund: £9938.53 :: Decluttering - 629 / 365 ⭐
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  • birdofpassage
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    @ruby_eskimo forgive my ignorance, what's STS? 
    Well done on the NSDs!
  • ruby_eskimo
    ruby_eskimo Posts: 4,558 Forumite
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    @ruby_eskimo forgive my ignorance, what's STS? 
    Well done on the NSDs!
    Oh it means stayed the same, sorry was forgetting myself for a moment there :lol:
    Emergency Fund - £8572.39 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £36,666.15
    LISA 24/25 - £1370 / £4000 :: NSD July - 0 / 15 :: Moving Fund: £9938.53 :: Decluttering - 629 / 365 ⭐
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • birdofpassage
    birdofpassage Posts: 33 Forumite
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    edited 12 October 2020 at 9:10AM
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    I hope your last week was better than mine. The 2lbs I "lost" crept back up so I'm exactly where I started. The dishwasher and my child's tennis racquet broke. I'm not running enough and I'm spending too much. Signature updated.

    Here's to a better week, hopefully!  :)
  • birdofpassage
    birdofpassage Posts: 33 Forumite
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    edited 18 October 2020 at 9:02PM
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    Much better week, caught up with running, finally. The other good news is that I lost 3-4 lbs. 

    However, everyday spending is creeping up though, I am averaging over £170 / week since I started keeping track, and still have not bought my child's main present :(  This does include unexpected stuff like dishwasher repair and broken racquet but still... could do better. 

    Have a great start of the week, MFW peeps! 
  • birdofpassage
    birdofpassage Posts: 33 Forumite
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    edited 25 October 2020 at 10:38AM
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    Feeling a bit down today. I was supposed to go hiking, but my train was delayed so I missed the start and returned home. Wasted the day after that. My child's at my ex and I didn't feel like doing anything else... and now it's raining and I don't feel like going out at all, not even for a run. 

    I'm doing OK on my 13-week challenge, except for spending too much... I've developed amazon-itis. 

  • caeler
    caeler Posts: 2,606 Forumite
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    Try not too be too hard on yourself @birdofpassage
    I’ve just found your diary so wishing you good luck. I love the broadness of your goals. You inspired my run this morning. I’d been talking myself out of it since I got up but I’m just back from 3K and feel good for getting out there. I’ve not been running much of late so I’m trying to get out more. Been a few months since I tackled a 10K! 
  • birdofpassage
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    edited 25 October 2020 at 10:58AM
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    Thanks, I'm glad to hear that! On top of the c-19 ups and downs, the grim weather doesn't help my mood for sure. The sky has such a strange colour this morning. Hopefully the rain will stop as we're playing tennis later. 

    In an attempt to tackle my spending spree, I've decided to add 13 NSDs per month to the challenge - not calendar months, using paydate which is 25th. So that means no spend 3-4 days each week until Christmas.
  • ruby_eskimo
    ruby_eskimo Posts: 4,558 Forumite
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    I'm finding that having a target for NSD's is really helping me to curb my spending or at least try and cram all the planned spending on to the same days!  Best of luck!
    Emergency Fund - £8572.39 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £36,666.15
    LISA 24/25 - £1370 / £4000 :: NSD July - 0 / 15 :: Moving Fund: £9938.53 :: Decluttering - 629 / 365 ⭐
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
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