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    • milann
    • By milann 18th Jan 16, 11:00 PM
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    Milann's life keeps getting in the way.......
    • #1
    • 18th Jan 16, 11:00 PM
    Milann's life keeps getting in the way....... 18th Jan 16 at 11:00 PM
    Been on these forums for some time now...........good intentions of being debt free and at target weight keep coming .....and going......and life just keeps getting in the way!!!

    So it's time for a new diary to help keep me on track and push the excuses behind me and JUST DO IT....

    My debt is down to £2,500 and if I'd have shaped myself I could have had it cleared but I didn't so I need to do that pronto......
    My car was written off in November so I need to do something about getting mobile again, I'm wary of getting a rust bucket as I've had money pits in the past but the cash the insurance company paid out will only get a heap again and I refuse to get finance till I've cleared off the 2 and a half grand.......

    I've gone a bit (lot) mad and really splashed out on a weekend away for combined Christmas and birthday pressie for dh...... never paid so much to for a weekend away before but we're going to a concert. It's not until June so I have to save for that too.

    SO this week I will
    1. Do storecupboard challenge
    2. Keep spending diary
    3. Follow Slimming World plan to get back to target 6LB to go - then I don't need to pay

    Wish me luck on this last leg..............
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 10th Oct 18, 7:15 PM
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    Sun Addict
    No wonder you're annoyed about your retirement fund, I hope there's something you can do to get it back. Have you had any advice?

    Don't go mad with that 67p Wouldn't even buy you a coffee!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
    • milann
    • By milann 13th Oct 18, 4:35 PM
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    I know SA - must cost more to administer 67p a month than its worth
    The potential,scam is in the hands of a solicitor. Itís 2years tomorrow since she passed away - sheíd be so mad. I just feel cheated -which we probably have been. They are trying to prove via bank records as there was no evidence of her investing via him in his paperwork - could be a long drawn out process. Just feel like my dreams have been pulled from under me.

    My baby is 37 today how did I that happen?

    A year ago today they told me I was being transferred to a specialist spinal surgeon as they thought I had a tumour on my spine....Iíd completely lost the use and feeling in my leg and they didnít know if it would return. Iím so glad they were wrong and it was Ďjustí a bleed into my spinal sack and Iíve recovered with a slight weakness in my leg. A scary, scary time I never want to repeat. Canít complain at the care I had at all the hospitals I visited though - thank you again NHS

    Managed 4 NSDs this week so pleased with that.

    I went back to SW a stone heavier than I was in June....if only it came off as easily.

    Iím in the process of de cluttering my bedroom things have slipped big time. Iíve asked dh to clean all the windows for me this weekend - so far nothing has happened...... watch this space!!!
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 13th Oct 18, 5:13 PM
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    Sun Addict
    What a relief for you it all ended well with your spine. People call the NHS but they pulled out all the stops for Mr SA. I've also had very positive experiences with them.

    Good luck with the decluttering and getting DH to window clean
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £404.08
    Debt £2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £4000/£10,000
    • milann
    • By milann 19th Oct 18, 5:31 PM
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    Not sure where this week has gone....
    I got my windows cleaned last weekend and did a decluttter of my bedroom including the dreaded paperwork boxes...been meaning to do them for months. I spring cleaned my living room and intended doing my kitchen but I never got that far. Iíd every intention of doing a cupboard a night this week Iím full of good intentions that donít happen.

    I went to the hospital on Tuesday and it wasnít the best news but I was expecting it. Its going to need a big op including altering the length of a bone in my arm and grafting artificial membrane to replace the damaged one I was a little miffed as my doc wasnít there and although the doc I saw was lovely and told me scenarios of what the prof doing the op might do - he couldnít give any definite answers just a couple of options of possibilities. Anyway Iíve not slept much since partly because my arm has been so sore after being messed with partly as itís (along with a few other things) is on my mind a bit. Doc said heíd phone and let me know what was happening and get me on the list for surgery but it wonít be any time soon (I donít want anything doing before Christmas) Then today I got another appointment for the beginning of December....not sure whether thatíll include a pre-op or not. My head has been a bit all over the place.

    Off to Bonnie Scotland and Northern England for a few days next week so looking forward to that. Got a lot to do tomorrow before we go though...
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 19th Oct 18, 5:52 PM
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    Millan~~So sorry to hear about your hospital trip.
    No wonder you have not been sleeping

    On a more positive note I really hope that you enjoy your break xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 19th Oct 18, 5:55 PM
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    Cumbria lass
    Milann , oh no to the operation, but if it makes things better then it has to be done I guess. Have a good break up in Scotland and the North , I hope you sleep better .
    CC1 £3609
    • milann
    • By milann 19th Oct 18, 8:12 PM
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    Thanks ladies. When he explained what they had to do and then said the professor might want to do it in stages I was in two minds whether to go ahead or not. But looking long term and realistically I donít walk anywhere as much as I used to and as I get older I donít see that improving greatly. I spend a lot of time knitting, crocheting, crafts, cooking and I love decorating cakes - none of which I can do properly if at all at the moment. I canít peel a potato or lift my gks. Itís got me down more than when I thought Iíd lost the use of my leg last year. Iíve got to go for it -otherwise how will I fill my time and creativity - Iíll go stir crazy just using the puter and watching tv I hope whichever way he does it - itís all in one go.

    Forgot to say 2 NSDs this week

    Iím having an early night as Iím nodding in the chair - night night
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