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    • TheMagician
    • By TheMagician 24th Nov 14, 10:29 PM
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    Women and cats will do as they please! :)
    • #1
    • 24th Nov 14, 10:29 PM
    Women and cats will do as they please! :) 24th Nov 14 at 10:29 PM
    Hi all

    I'm not actually in debt as such but I need this diary to keep me on track with all of my plans and for all the wonderful support people here offer

    I work full time in finance and study CIMA on a side, life can get pretty hectic

    Me and my son terribly want our own home and a kitty (I absolutely loooooove cats) and I am looking forward to being free of restrictions renting causes.

    So, the plan is to save as much as possible every single month and to put that towards the house deposit. We are both super duper excited about this and gonna work damn hard to get the money we need so I'm going to use this diary to record our milestones and keep us focused
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    • TheMagician
    • By TheMagician 19th Jun 18, 5:59 PM
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    Parent's evening tonight. It went well, DS has exceeded his yearly targets and the teacher has no concerns whatsoever. All good on that front

    The Funzing event has been cancelled, that's a bit disappointing but never mind. Will book onto something else.

    Have pretty much spent all day talking rubbish with my friend Didn't get much done apart from making lunch and that's fine by me Will get into a hot bath and read one of the books I want to finish before the end of June.

    Another 1lb lost, getting closer to my target. Exercise has been helping me to tone up as well as lose weight. A friend has challenged me to a Transformation July. I will join a gym for 1 month and do weights 3 days a week. Other 4 days I'll be doing yoga. He tells me that I tone and grow muscle quicker than anyone else he's seen and he wants to see the results we could achieve in such a short amount of time. So I said GAME ON My diet is already pretty perfect so I won't need to change that, just the gym. Will take before and after pics obviously (very very sad )

    Going out on Sat night and school open day on Thursday. Apart from that, I'm a free bird
    • TheMagician
    • By TheMagician 29th Jun 18, 1:09 PM
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    I've not had that much to update on hence no posts.
    Thought I'd drop in though since it's nice to keep this going.

    Things are going well. I have been doing a lot of reading, relaxing, spending time with DS and preparing myself for the new chapter.

    I have stuck with doing yoga every day, in fact I've stopped even thinking about it - I just do it. This is the longest time I've ever done yoga without skipping a single day. On Monday I'm signing up to the gym for one month as mentioned previously to do a month of weights and yoga. Let's see where that gets me. Really excited about it, haven't been to the gym for years, always work out at home.
    Will also weight myself tomorrow to see how much I've lost this month - fingers crossed for that

    Doing my CBT on Sunday. I am beyond excited, can't wait, will have the best time ever.

    Had some interesting news today. Anyone that receives child support will know that CSA changed to Child Maintenance Service. My case has been passed on and reevaluated and I've had some good news - I'm due an extra 1,000 a year, which is a huge bonus. Really happy about that
    I also had 30 of TCB old transactions clear so cashed that to Amaz@n vouchers.

    5 days till final exam results - let the new life begin
    • TheMagician
    • By TheMagician 5th Jul 18, 6:18 PM
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    Well, today is a day to celebrate
    I have received my results and I PASSED I needed 80pts and I got 96 so I was well and truly safe, just as I'd felt. I am now fully qualified.

    This has been and will be celebrated with everyone I know All of my friends and family have congratulated me and I feel absolutely fantastic.

    Let the new life commence!

    So that's the biggest news. I did do my CBT and it was amazing. However, it was over 30C all day long and I was absolutely sweltering under all of my bike gear. I will have to come back for another half day to get my certificate but I loved it so much Can't wait to get my motorbike.

    I weighed myself and I have now lost 11lbs since April I'd say I'm about half way there now, I keep pushing how much more I wanna lose but I wanna get back to a comfortable size 8. Should get there over the next couple of months. Back to my best and then some, in every way possible
    • monz
    • By monz 6th Jul 18, 9:08 AM
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    Thats amazing!!! well done on passing!!!!!
    Debt (1/9/14) 6,702.11 Debt free (30/11/2016)
    house pot for bobs after fees : 169.41
    car PCP - 628.97/11848.25 (0 overpayment) mum and dad 500/4,000
    boys bday 0/300 Christmas - 0/500
    • Shelbi
    • By Shelbi 6th Jul 18, 10:02 AM
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    Congratulations on passing your CIMA!! x
    Save for xmas-34/365
    Emergency Fund- 3,000/3,000 (revised amount)
    House Deposit- 1,020.52/25,000.
    Jul'18- NSD- 5/20- Bring Lunch to work 6/20
    make-5pd in Jul- 20.52/155 Parcel 1/25
    • TheMagician
    • By TheMagician 6th Jul 18, 3:03 PM
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    Thank you monz & Shelbi, very kind of you
    I'm over the moon still.
    So many plans wizzing through my head, have already set the wheels in motion.
    Got a feeling next week is going to be a big one - changes are coming.

    It's Friday We are going to spend Sunday afternoon at my friend's having dinner and celebrating, some wine might be involved too Not for DS obviously Apart from that, we have no plans so we'll just go with it. It's a tiny bit cooler today and less sunny which means we can spend more time outdoors so we might go to the park
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