The MFW Shrinking the Mortgage and the Waistline challenge.

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  • Happy Tuesday everyone, hope your healthy eating and exercise plans go well today.

    Weigh in for me tonight then I will know my starting point for sure. Bathroom scales have me tipped into the next stone zone :( I know that these are not accurate though so either I am lighter or even heavier
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  • newgirlynewgirly Forumite
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    Many thanks for adding me to the spreadsheet there is a light :)

    Good day yesterday, I have set my cals target low at 1200 per day, allowing me to go over by a lot as I always cheat :D total yesterday 1648 thanks to aldi "Malibu" :beer:
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  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    I've got my supermarket delivery arriving today - more veg than usual, plus fruit, which I often skip altogether :o
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  • Pearla*MerlePearla*Merle Forumite
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    Ooh, I'll play :j

    I need to loose at least 50lb :eek: Guess I'll start with 5lb this month

    The plan today is to pop to Aldee to pick up more snacking fruit & veg. I'm also going to unearth a plastic tub so I can take a selection of nuts & seeds to work.

    Going to crack open the exercise DVD's later as well :j I feel so much better after even 30 mins of cardio so I must get back into the habit of doing this every day. I've put all my sports gear in an easy to reach place - so no excuses not to quickly get changed and do some jumping about :p
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  • OK so I am in the next stone zone but only by 0.5lbs. This means I need to lose 7.5lbs to get back to my ideal weight. Got a free lunch today of quiche and potato wedges which was great for my £££ but not for my weight.

    Welcome Pearla Merle. I will add you to the speadsheet when I do my weekly update :)
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    2 lbs off this week :j :j
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  • in_need_of_directionin_need_of_direction Forumite
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    Wow. Go you in need of direction:j
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    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    MFW. Finally mortgage free February 2021****
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***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.***
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    Well done Beanie!!
    2lbs is epic for one week and so much more so when you've been dieting for a while.
    And INOD. No choc is obviously a biggie for you. So take a bow!
    I have been doing the 5:2 for 4 years but seem to have been on a plateau for a long time. Not yet a healthy weight but much lighter than before. Trouble is I don't have scales, a deliberate decision as I was obsessed with my weight when younger so got rid. I haven't weighed myself since September so will do so tonight at a gym I always used before to weigh myself;(I've been using another branch of the borough gym recently).
    I also had rather a lot of cake last weekend so am trying to roll it back this week with 2 extra half fast days as well as my usual 2 full days.
    Depending on what my weight is revealed to be I might decide it's time to buy some scales.
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    I made some cookies the other day, gluten free (within my food allowances), because I really, really needed something - once again reacted badly to them, I don't know whether its because there's butter, or because the flour was a bit old, though I suspect its the butter. No more for me.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021.......... Bunny hugger
    October 2021: aiming for £5,000 new money for premium bonds or a car.
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