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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
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    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!!
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    • 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!! 6th Nov 14 at 4:53 PM
    This is my 2nd diary on MSE. My first diary, "When I asked for luck I didn't mean the bad variety!!" has to be closed as it's reached over 5000 posts!! It can be found here;

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3911061

    In 2011 my Husband had a motorcycle accident resulting in a severe brain injury, memory problems and Epilepsy. Unfortunately he is getting worse not better and I am now his full time Carer, which can be challenging, but I'm ever grateful he is still here! I also have 2 boys aged 10 and almost 5, a part time job and I'm currently a Beaver Leader but I've just given notice to leave at Christmas (as much as it pains me!) as I just can't manage that too. The last 3.5 years have been hard going for lots of reasons, but worth it. Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day!!

    At the time of the accident we owed over 23,700 on credit cards and we currently owe just over 3000. Hopefully this diary will see us getting debt free forever! I hope you'll join me.

    Lucky Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
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    • Eager_Elephant
    • By Eager_Elephant 7th Nov 14, 7:24 AM
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    .

    Tonight I went to Clubbercise and it was awesome! It's an exercise class done in the dark with disco lights and glowsticks and I loved it! Well worth the 4 it cost, I haven't stopped smiling! The class is on on Mondays and Thursdays and after I give up Beavers at Christmas I will certainly be doing it once a week.
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Great that you managed to get out and give it a try. Hope you can manage once a week.


    So jealous - I want to do Clubbercise (just googling it now)
    Ninja Saving Turtle No. 34 for April
    NSD - 0/15
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    My Diary is here - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2175629 (Eager Elephants Effective Everyday Excursion)
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Nov 14, 11:16 AM
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    Clubercise sounds good fun
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "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.
    • Bubblesmum
    • By Bubblesmum 7th Nov 14, 12:24 PM
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    Clubercise sounds absolutely fab .... Did that play "I will survive"
    Mrs B Debt 1857 @ 13/06/2017, 1790 16/06/2017
    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 7th Nov 14, 4:01 PM
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    Love Love Love it!!

    Happy new Diary and here's to another wonderful few years

    Take care of yourself Lucky xx
    Living in a superhero induced haze
    "You did good Kidda!"
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 7th Nov 14, 4:38 PM
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    pennywisepoundstupid
    Happy new diary and well done on giving up Beavers, I think you have more than done your bit and deserve to have some ME time.
    • October Starter
    • By October Starter 7th Nov 14, 4:46 PM
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    October Starter
    ~Finds a comfy spot on the sofa~

    Hi Lucky

    Lovely new diary

    October xx
    Loan: 6100.00 4542.08 ~~ Credit Card: 4231.82 #20 Emergency Fund: 249.96/1000 25%!
    LBM 1: (20.08.14) -5000.00 LBM 2: (25.07.17) -9750.00 October Goals NSDs: 0/10, Ibs Lost: 0/10, Xtr Income: 0/50
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 7th Nov 14, 10:24 PM
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    Evening all! Thank you for yet more lovely messages. Boredofbeingathome, that's a lovely way of looking at it .

    The Epilepsy Nurse rang this morning . The Consultant wants DH to try a new medication, starting as soon as the Doctors can dispense it. It will take 8 weeks to be truly into his system, at which point they will start to reduce the Pregablin, which has been ineffective at reducing the seizures. He is still to continue with the very high dose Lamotrigine though, as well as all the other medication (16 tablets per day!) for his other ailments. The poor bloke rattles!

    Apart from that we went to the gym this morning, spent half the day washing clothes after getting the next size stuff down from the loft for DS2, and DH got his hair cut. Tonight I've been to the Remembrance Day Parade Rehearsal. Nothing was mentioned re me leaving, will see if anything is said on Sunday.
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • amber03
    • By amber03 7th Nov 14, 10:51 PM
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    Hi PLMBL, i'm still with you on this journey, subscribed and enjoying the ride.xx
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    1000 Emergency fund No.112 451.00
  • WhiteRose2014
    Hello Lucky, wow you've done so well so far Happy New Diary, now subscribed x
    • liltdiddylilt
    • By liltdiddylilt 8th Nov 14, 9:05 PM
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    Hugs Lucky.

    Enjoy tomorrow at the parade. Hope all goes smoothly. x
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    A black belt only covers 2 inches of your a$$ - You have to cover the rest yourself - Royce Gracie
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 8th Nov 14, 10:15 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Welcome White Rose, and welcome back amber .

    Lilt, I hope the parade goes smoothly too! It's a really moving service and I'm also hoping the fact that Aunt Flo has landed doesn't make me a snivelling wreck!!

    Work was horrendously busy tonight. I mean so busy I almost forgot to breathe! So pleased to walk out the door and come home!
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • liltdiddylilt
    • By liltdiddylilt 8th Nov 14, 10:22 PM
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    Aaaaaand relax!! Hate days like that.

    I am finding myself very moved by it all this year. Since becoming a mum I am a snivelling wreck most days so join me. Watched Monty yet? I cried... Lol

    x
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    A black belt only covers 2 inches of your a$$ - You have to cover the rest yourself - Royce Gracie
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 8th Nov 14, 10:27 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Me too! I'm such a sappy wuss!

    They are selling cuddly ones - for 95!!! .

    I'd want a real one for that!! Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 8th Nov 14, 10:35 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Good evening Lucky. I love the sound of Clubbersize - I'm another one who wants to go! Glad you made the decision to give up Beavers. Have a fab Sunday xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2572.50
    April NSDs 2 AFDs 3
    Weight loss 7/10LBS Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    Dining room fund
    • liltdiddylilt
    • By liltdiddylilt 8th Nov 14, 10:47 PM
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    You're kidding?! Me too. IN fact I would want at least a pair for that!!!!!!!!!
    Virtual Pot #25 0.00/350.00
    A black belt only covers 2 inches of your a$$ - You have to cover the rest yourself - Royce Gracie
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Nov 14, 7:25 PM
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    I believe Monty is sold out!!!
    Even at 95 quid!!!
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "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.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 9th Nov 14, 9:35 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    I believe Monty is sold out!!!
    Even at 95 quid!!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    There must be lots of very rich nutcases out there .

    This morning's parade and service went well, very humbling as usual. GSL said he is going to come on Monday to talk to my helper about her possible plans to become Leader after Christmas, but apart from that nothing was mentioned.

    We have had a very quiet weekend in terms of not really going anywhere as a family. We didn't meet my Grandma/Mum/Auntie for coffee, and apart from work yesterday and the parade /Mr T's today, we have just stayed at home. This has helped the bank balance and saved diesel, but I feel guilty that the boys haven't been very physically active, we normally don't sit still! Despite staying at home we still haven't achieved any NSDs though, as I did some shopping after work yesterday and then needed to buy a new hairdryer today after mine blew up this morning .
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
    • October Starter
    • By October Starter 10th Nov 14, 4:33 PM
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    October Starter
    I only just managed my NSD today Lucky. That was because I forgot my purse!!

    There is still plenty of month left to reach your goal

    October xx
    Loan: 6100.00 4542.08 ~~ Credit Card: 4231.82 #20 Emergency Fund: 249.96/1000 25%!
    LBM 1: (20.08.14) -5000.00 LBM 2: (25.07.17) -9750.00 October Goals NSDs: 0/10, Ibs Lost: 0/10, Xtr Income: 0/50
    • Bubblesmum
    • By Bubblesmum 10th Nov 14, 7:10 PM
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    I believe Monty is sold out!!!
    Even at 95 quid!!!
    Originally posted by beanielou
    What a surprise ..... He is cute ! I secretly wished for one.... But no chance
    Mrs B Debt 1857 @ 13/06/2017, 1790 16/06/2017
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Nov 14, 9:32 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    I only just managed my NSD today Lucky. That was because I forgot my purse!!

    There is still plenty of month left to reach your goal

    October xx
    Originally posted by October Starter
    Cheers October! I actually managed a NSD today . About time!

    What a surprise ..... He is cute ! I secretly wished for one.... But no chance
    Originally posted by Bubblesmum
    Well they have to cover the 7million price tag for the advert somehow!!!!! Just shows how much profit they make.
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 25/60
    Lbs lost 16/107.
    Savings for Florida 220.00/1000
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