January 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 December 2010 at 11:09AM in Old style MoneySaving
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  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    See you and my other virtual friends at the weekend then :rotfl:

    ROTFLMAO! Better than having invisible friends, or hearing voices LOL. Well we are all real somewhere, we meet in cyberspace, virtual reality. We are Nerdwifes.
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  • Mothership wrote: »
    ROTFLMAO! Better than having invisible friends, or hearing voices LOL. Well we are all real somewhere, we meet in cyberspace, virtual reality. We are Nerdwifes.

    im a Nerds wife to. :p

    im a geek tbh... work with technology... bit mad about it really.
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  • Oh c'mon then, count me in ... eeeeeeeeeek! :eek:

    I live on my own and spend way to much on take away pizzas, ready made sandwiches, buy food and end up throwing it away :mad:

    My wages went in today so gonna start from TODAY!

    I guesstimate I spend £400 per month currently ...
    is there a rough % how much I should downgrade? :D

    Right then, bring it on!!!!! :rotfl:
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  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    wannaBrich wrote: »
    Oh c'mon then, count me in ... eeeeeeeeeek! :eek:

    I live on my own and spend way to much on take away pizzas, ready made sandwiches, buy food and end up throwing it away :mad:

    My wages went in today so gonna start from TODAY!

    I guesstimate I spend £400 per month currently ...
    is there a rough % how much I should downgrade? :D

    Right then, bring it on!!!!! :rotfl:

    Ooooh! thats a big budget for one person, you choose how much you want to try and live on. THen do your best to stick to your budget.
    You will love this thread , there are lots and lots of LOVELY folk frequenting it. Its lively and fun, and it will teach you to manage your food better.
    Welcome and enjoy!
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  • Mothership wrote: »
    Ooooh! thats a big budget for one person, you choose how much you want to try and live on. THen do your best to stick to your budget.
    You will love this thread , there are lots and lots of LOVELY folk frequenting it. Its lively and fun, and it will teach you to manage your food better.
    Welcome and enjoy!

    Thanks for the welcome :D

    The only thing I have in freezer is alphabites and in fridge ketchup and mayo, hahahha, so I NEED to do a big shop.
    Cupboards are bare as well, really mean it -
    7 cartons of passata
    few herbs and spices
    cup a soup
    spaghetti hoops
    2 baking potatoes
    2 boxes cereal bars
    10 mini boxes of raisins

    that is ALL I have. lol

    I have a few health probs and take between 14-20 tablets a day so sometimes I feel sicky, so I am quite an awkward eater at times.
    And aim to eat healthy and not eat foods more than 5% fat.

    Gonna sleep on this budget idea, I'm thinking £250 maybe?
    That sounds achiveable. :)

    Nite nite guys, look forward to getting to know you :hello:
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  • boysmaboysma Forumite
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    Morning all,

    Spent 17.16 in Mr T last night - on very little though it did include a bottle of wine:) This brings me over my total already and i still have meat to buy at the weekend:(
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  • Morning all.

    My top up shop was £13.02 (added to my siggy). Emphasises the fact that I should not shop on a saturday!
    I am trying to make this lot last til monday when I will do the shopping again.

    GOTL x
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  • edited 27 January 2011 at 11:47AM
    OrkneyStarOrkneyStar Forumite
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    edited 27 January 2011 at 11:47AM
    Signature updated: budget re-jig per week (as realised last week is a short week) but overall amount for the month is not changed! For anyone really interested basically I shifted £10 from last week of month to this week ending today, allowing me to buy cheese for freezer, tomato ketchup, eggs and a couple of other things.
    New week starts tomorrow and will likely pop to Lidl.
    x
    ETA Will definitely pop to Lidl as have just seen all the oriental special offers, hope there is some left tomoro!
    Just keep trying.
  • Gracie_1827 - Happy Birthday :bdaycake:

    minnie2 - sorry to hear about the Funeral.

    MRSMC - Please put me down at £248.65 for Jan, £1.35 under but every little helps. Please put me down for £250 for Feb please.

    Right, now that's done and I'm ready for Feb, already updated my total as I've got Donald R. order coming on the 25th of Feb and I've been to Lidl this morning so I've already spent over £96 but we WILL be within budget for Feb as we WILL have to live out of the Freezers to make room for the Delivery, got loads in there so I know we will be fine.:p

    Dinner tonight is Cottage Pie, not sure what veg I'm serving with it yet, will see what's in. Not planning to do a pud as this should be filling enough.

    Good luck for those still to delcare.;)
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