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    • magni
    • By magni 13th Apr 09, 6:46 PM
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    100 day challenge take 3
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    • 13th Apr 09, 6:46 PM
    100 day challenge take 3 13th Apr 09 at 6:46 PM
    This is the new thread for the next 100 day challenge which starts today. All you have to do is pledge to give up something for the next 100 days and keep reporting back here for moral support. Everyone is welcome Good luck and welcome aboard. 100 days from now is 21 July.

    I am giving up buying toiletries, skin care, hair care, washing powder and cleaning products. I'm leaving cosmetics off this one to give myself a break from the torture I'll start a list of challengers on this thread.

    Challengers

    1. Magni-no toiletries, skin/hair care, washing powder or cleaning products, no cc spends and sticking to weekly cash budget.
    2. jinky67 – no buying anything that is not needed
    3. Yorkielass - no cosmetics, toiletries or make up
    4. Ninno820 - no toiletries and chocolate
    5. fedupandskint - No make up purchases, lunchtime food purchases, no tesco treats, QVC, beauty, crisps, chocolate, biscuits or cakes
    6. Buffythedebtslayer – no books/dvds,magazines, make up/toiletries or eBay purchases and only home baked cakes.
    7. robbo2105 – no jewellery, toiletries and DVDs
    8. theladsmum – no buying food at work for lunch
    9. Rachel021967 – no cola
    10. Penny2myName – no coffees at college and no cakes or biscuits (only home baked)
    11. urg123 – no chocolate or toiletries
    12. poorandindenial - no toiletries, crisps and chocolate, stuff for the kitchen and cut down storecupboard
    13. Shoe Gal – no magazines
    14. 2boysmum – no toiletries or cosmetics
    15. Wealthyfuture – no cakes or biscuits unless homemade
    15. Lucifa73 - no chocolate, crisps or magazines not related to fitness
    16. ilovetea – no choccy, junkfood
    17. bookaddict - No magazines, food whilst at work,toiletries, cross stitch kits, books,chocolate
    18. Needabuckortwo – no coke or clothes
    19. Intergalactic Floozie – no make up, beauty products, mags (except Now and Closer)
    20. wigwam – no magazines or newspapers, food or drink at work, toiletries/make up, cleaning products
    21. wannabethrifty – no money at work for lunch/snacks/coffee's
    22. flowerofscotland – no clothes, books, magazines, cosmetics or perfume.
    23. Kmac_Edin – no dvds, magazines or shoes.
    24. ancientmum – no wine
    25. missoptimist – no books, clothes, meals out or cookbooks.
    26. racer256 – no
    27. AlmighityCorgi – no choccy, clothes, shoes, junk jewellery or hair products.
    28. flanno – no clothes, magazines, toiletries.
    29. Swinstie73 – no toiletries, magazines or clothes.
    30. Annies too – no books, magazines, chocolate, biscuits or cakes (unless home made).
    31. henrypm – no cleaning products or toiletries.
    32. welshiebee – no bought lunch, junk food or drink at work.
    33. Snow White - cosmetics, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, food at work and unnecessary bus journeys
    34. puss14 – no cosmetics, haircare, skincare, washing powder, cleaning products (except dishwashing liquid), magazines
    35. RXB01 – no alcohol for home consumption, kitchen gagets or books
    36. Vixstar – no books, magazines or toiletries
    37. miss_keep_counting – no Sweeties, crisps, icecream, cakes, cookies and chocolates, bottles of drink, clothes, no toiletries, magazines, dvds and books
    38. true27 – no booze, pizzas/burgers/chinese food, wedding magazines, food at work and coffee!!
    39. *Jellie* - no magazines or clothes
    40. prudence41 – no toiletries and cosmetics, new clothes, handbags or cards
    41. crumpetmonster – no clothes
    42. Kerfuffle – no Cosmetics/Perfumes, Magazines/Books,
    Cds/Dvds, Clothes/Shoes, Shampoo/Conditioner and either one latte or one earl grey tea per week
    43. Raychee – no No crisps, nuts or nibbles, magazines, chocolate, No toiletries unless ABSOLUTELY necessary!
    44. Ellerose - no magazines
    45. so here we are - no magazines
    46. Snowy Owl – no toiletries and no papers or mags (except Sat)
    47. ebonylight – no eating out
    48. xx_Jo_xx - no toiletries, lotions or potions
    49. poorbutrich – no food that isn’t part of my grocery shop, Particularly chocolate, lunchtime spends and the biggy: sushi!, no toiletries and no clothes.
    50. determonedtodoit – no toiletries/cosmetics, any food not on my grocery list, lunchtime spends, biscuits/cakes for the children - determined to make my own healthier versions, clothes.
    51. kezlou - no bubble bath, cakes, biscuits (only home made), moisturiser, perfume or make up.
    52. Kittenkirst - no fizzy pop
    Last edited by magni; 03-07-2009 at 8:04 PM. Reason: updating challenge list
    100 Day Pot £13
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 13th Apr 09, 6:56 PM
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    • #2
    • 13th Apr 09, 6:56 PM
    • #2
    • 13th Apr 09, 6:56 PM
    Me Me Me!!


    The first time I did really well on the no toiletries front, I did lapse a couple of times the second time but only cos (finally) I ran out of stuff.

    this time I am really looking forward to it!


    I pledge to give up buying books/dvds,magazines and make up/toiletries for myself. I also pledge not to buy anything else on E bay and only to sell!

    And I also pledge to bake cakes instead of buying them.

    he he
    Good Luck all!
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    • poorandindenial
    • By poorandindenial 13th Apr 09, 7:10 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Apr 09, 7:10 PM
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    • 13th Apr 09, 7:10 PM
    Me please

    Right, so what shall I do???

    1) Toiletries - these have to stay in
    2) Crisps and chocolate (although I can eat what others buy)
    3) Stuff for the kitchen
    4) I need to cut down my storecupboard as it is taking over the world. By the end of the challenge I want to have eaten all my rice, pasta, beans and pulses, flour, seeds and tins and not bought any more
    £34,547 (Dec 07); Current debt: £zilch (Debt free December 2010)
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    • Shoe Gal
    • By Shoe Gal 13th Apr 09, 7:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Apr 09, 7:23 PM
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    • 13th Apr 09, 7:23 PM
    Hi everybody

    Pleas can I join in? No magazines for me!

    Shoe Gal x
    Sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes - that's why we need really special ones!
    Total debt @ Oct 2008: £29,226.42 Credit Card- £7493.56 - £7243.56
    Weightloss : 0/34lbs
    • 2boysmum
    • By 2boysmum 13th Apr 09, 7:25 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th Apr 09, 7:25 PM
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    • 13th Apr 09, 7:25 PM
    Hi everyone, can i join? No toiletries or cosmetics for me, still got loads to get rid of
    • magni
    • By magni 13th Apr 09, 8:19 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:19 PM
    • #6
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:19 PM
    I'm declaring my first day a success Actually it was also an NSD. Long may it continue
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  • Snow White
    • #7
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:23 PM
    Thanks for organising again, magni
    • #7
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:23 PM
    Ooh, I'm up for this too - it'll be the third 100 day challenge for me. I'm giving up buying cosmetics, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, food at work and unnecessary bus journeys (I can walk instead :rolleyes. Should be nice and slim and incredibly boring after 100 days

    • Yorkielass
    • By Yorkielass 13th Apr 09, 8:28 PM
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    • #8
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:28 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Apr 09, 8:28 PM
    Thanks for the new thread Magni and the new challenge

    I've finished sorting all my make up, cosmetics and toiletries and have made a big list of everything - I have way too much moisturiser, bath bits and make up!

    I've thrown away about 20 things that had been open far too long to be used/I know I'd never used and have a little pile of new bits I know I won't use and I hope to sell.

    I've already made a good start - finished a pack of facial wipes and a little tube of shampoo from a hotel that had a tiny bit in today

    Good luck everyone
    The great declutter 2015 "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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    • poorandindenial
    • By poorandindenial 13th Apr 09, 8:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 09, 8:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 09, 8:43 PM
    Err I only read that we were starting today, today!!!

    Despite going to Tesco, IKEA and Wilkos I haven't failed (I did get shampoo but I actually need that)
    £34,547 (Dec 07); Current debt: £zilch (Debt free December 2010)
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  • Raychee
    Really enjoyed the last challenge. It made me think about what I was buying - not just the things I put down to avoid, but other things too. I think I'm going to keep my things the same...

    1) No crisps, nuts or nibbles
    2) No magazines (except freebies, and the ones my OH buys when he feels sorry for me... - last challenge, he bought 3)
    3) No chocolate (but I think I have enough to last until August! )

    Ok, and to add to my challenge...

    4) No toiletries unless ABSOLUTELY necessary!


    I will have a couple of exceptions to this.

    1) An extremely stressful few days in June, when peanuts may be a necessity (around the time of our adoption approval panel)
    2) Needing to buy a few things to take on holiday (especially magazines, which I then leave with the people we stay with in France...)

    However, I will build these into my budget.

    Here's to another successful 100 days!
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    Overdraft - £2668 - to be cleared by February 2010

    Wedding - 11 September 2010
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 13th Apr 09, 9:15 PM
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    Thanks Magni, for restarting the Challenge Take 3 I'm in!

    Challenge to include:

    No make up purchases (only likely to run out of mascara and I am allowing myself to purchase one of these when I am halfway through the next one)

    No lunchtime food purchases when at work

    No visits to Tescos when at work to buy food or treats at lunchtime

    No purchses from QVC or any other shopping TV channel

    No beauty purchases unless I have run out of every single item I have stashed away

    Crisps and chocolate only allowed when on holiday (when Easter egg has been eaten up!)

    Not to buy biscuits or cakes pledge to home bake them

    Finger's crossed for this time and keeping to it!
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  • SarahNeedle1872
    Hiya again everyone, thanks magni for starting the new challenge off

    I am definately signing up again, and I am going for no toiletries/make-up, cleaning/laundry products, no QVC, no sneaky treats disquised as 'groceries' and no buying food at work (although coffees is allowed, as we take it in turns). Also declaring today my first success, and an NSD

    Good luck everyone

    Sx
    'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' - Oscar Wilde
  • Rachel021967
    My 100 day challenge is to not buy any cola. I've got a few bottles in but once they're gone thats it.
  • wealthyfuture
    Can I join in ?
    This is my first post !! I'm planning not to buy cakes & biscuits for 100 days - homemade instead.
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 13th Apr 09, 9:51 PM
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    My first day is a success and a NSD too! Lets see how many I can get in this week!
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
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    • Lucifa73
    • By Lucifa73 14th Apr 09, 8:39 AM
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    I've got 1 day of 'take 2' left but will sign up for this one now as I am going to use it to help my post natal health kick. I particularly need to kick my recently acquired chocolate habit... once the Easter choccies are gone there will be no more for a while!

    So. Please put me down for no chocolate, crisps or magazines not related to fitness...
    Tesco CC 020718: £3502.86/240918: £3172.14 9.44%
    Surveys cashed £14.84/cleared £21.45/pending £0.90... (plus 600 YouGov points...)
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    • ilovetea
    • By ilovetea 14th Apr 09, 9:07 AM
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    Please can I join ,please!!
    Was signed up for the last one but failed big time after a couple of weeks
    This time,
    • No Choccy.
    • No junk food
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    • Yorkielass
    • By Yorkielass 14th Apr 09, 10:39 AM
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    Last night I used up a freebie sachet of cleanser I found during my sort, the last of a tube of face mask (used the tip from the last thread and cut the end off to get the last out ) and used a bath bomb too so 3 more things gone.

    Then this morning used a sachet of shampoo, another freebie that was lying about which meant I can put off opening my next 'big' bottle of shampoo for another day.

    I know that as I go through the challenge and use up all the sachets and half used up bits and pieces then my list of finished things will get updated less quickly but it's certainly helping with the start of the challenge and with the decluttering aspect of this challenge too.
    The great declutter 2015 "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
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    Mortgage at start (Aug 2012) £165099 - MFD Aug 2042
    Mortgage now (November 2015) £132020.04 - MFD March 2036 - Aiming for 2025
  • bookadict
    Hi all,

    I'd like to join this challenge - I'm going to go for:

    - No magazines
    - No food whilst at work.
    - No toiletries, I've got a cupboard full of them.
    - No cross stitch kits, I've got five sitting in my draw that need to be finished.
    - No books.
    - No chocolate, I've got a cupboard full of the stuff.

    Cheers,

    Cx
    Sealed pot challenge 2009 - target £750. Dec - April £275

    April NSD - 15/20
  • Ninno820
    I have a box where I put my free samples etc. I use a lot of clarins make up and they ar uber generaous with their sample. Suffice to say I could probably do three or four 100 day challenges before I ran out!!

    I have written a list of the contents and am aiming to work my way through the pile systematically - I am actually looking forward to enjoying the variety of different creams and potions that I have accumulated.

    Have fun everyone.

    Ninno
    44 day challenge


    1. Pay £650 off overdraft (£ 288/ £650)
    2. Lose 12 lbs (4.5/ 12)
    3. Use YNAB everyday (6/44)
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