The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

edited 30 April 2016 at 8:06AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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There_Is_a_LightThere_Is_a_Light Forumite
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edited 30 April 2016 at 8:06AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
After being inspired by a fellow MFW it has been suggested that it would be a good idea to have a area of support for those shrinking their mortgage while also wanting to shed some lbs.

Slimming clubs can be costly so if we can support each other without spending any £££'s as we shed the lbs then we can be Mortgage free or closer to FIRE just a little bit sooner and be healthier when we arrive :) ETA EVERYONE is welcome wherever you are on your DF/MF journey.

I will be setting up a tracker soon so if you would like to declare your weight loss goal in terms of lbs to lose I thought that we could weigh in every week.

It would be fantastic if we can support each other and share recipes and strategies.

I am declaring that I would like to lose 7lbs by 31st May:D

Onwards and downwards lads and lasses:T

Here is the link to the Spreadsheet of our progress
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13Gh7esChw24OPzvGsrnOV_sSn4DD_GLXp1xUyWrIaLM/edit?usp=sharing

Light x
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  • Eager_ElephantEager_Elephant Forumite
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    Thanks There Is a Light


    I am not a MFW but still a DFW but would like to join.


    My current weight is 10st 7lb and I would like to lose 8lb in the next 6 weeks - ideally the majority by 13/5 when I have my girlie weekend.


    I started 5:2 3 weeks ago and have lost 8lbs so far. My start weight was 11st 1lb.
  • selloptapeselloptape Forumite
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    Love this idea for a thread - thank you Light!

    I'm currently 11 stone ish and want to lose around 20 pounds.

    Progress has been slow so far (none :rotfl:), I've starting using a step counter on my phone and been tracking calories on MFP so hope to see some results soon :) will be lovely to see others progress :) x

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  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    Count me in please!

    I reached my WW goal weight last week (after losing 41 lbs since January 2015 and having a bit of a blip earlier this year); however, I'm still at the very top of the healthy BMI range and to be honest I could really doing with losing another 7 lbs... I reckon it's going to take me at least another 2 months but by being at "goal" now I save at least £29 on WW fees :T
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    I would like to loose a stone in total or maybe more.
    1/2 a stone at a time for me.


    Thank you Light for starting this thread :)
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  • HelenDaveKidsHelenDaveKids Forumite
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    As a mse way, have you thought of my fitness pal? (Mfp).
    I tried slimming world principles (borrowed a book) and did really well (lost 3 1/2 stone) then over time put back on. Decided to go for it again, but this time found it too restrictive and so tried calorie counting, someone suggested the mfp which is free and 5 stone lost and I have been at target for well over a year.
    I liked the guaranteed loss, keep within the numbers and a guaranteed loss each week, then changing targets as got nearer goal. I like being able to exercise for wine...
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  • dark^knightdark^knight Forumite
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    Good luck with your weight loss target.

    My mse way of keeping active is my weekly parkrun...excellent community atmosphere and free of charge...its the highlight of my week.
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Unfortunately not all of us are able to excercise.
    If only.
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    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
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    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • Welcome everyone, lovely to see such a great response.

    At the weekend I will create some sort of tracker so we can monitor our losses.

    Not sure how my grocery challenge is going to help with my weight loss but I am shopping at the weekend too. Today's food for me is:

    Cheerios and skimmed milk (I know, full of sugar but need using up)
    Tortilla wrap with hummus and salad
    Wholemeal pasta with pesto & sundried tomatoes
    Banana and 2 apples for snacks.

    At work all day today until 9pm so need to be well organised.
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  • skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    I'm in, I would like to lose about 12lbs by the end of June and I'm using MFP and my fitbit.

    Perhaps shouldn't have started the day with homemade bread and butter but I'm trying to save money...
    MFW year 1 overpayment £1000/£2000
    Original Mortgage End Date: Apr 36/Aiming for Sep 28/Current Jan 36

    Save £2000 by Dec 21 - £806/2000

  • muddywhitechickenmuddywhitechicken Forumite
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    Good morning :)

    Today's food:

    Weetabix protein x 2, 1% milk & stewed apple with 1 tsp sugar (I don't do artificial sweeteners)
    Pea & mint soup with crusty bread (work canteen)
    Borlotti bean & tuna salad with balsamic roast onions
    Melon, carrots/cherry tomatoes, apple/mini babybel light/almonds x 10 and an orange (if I'm ravenous) for snacks

    Today's exercise:

    Gym x 30 minutes before work
    30 minute brisk walk at lunch time
    Walk to supermarket this evening?
    Mortgage at highest (April 2008): ~£195,000
    Outstanding balance: <£29,500 :j
    Current total overpayments: ~£128,750
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