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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 26th Apr 18, 10:51 AM
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    May Bring Your Lunch to Work
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    • 26th Apr 18, 10:51 AM
    May Bring Your Lunch to Work 26th Apr 18 at 10:51 AM
    Welcome to May's bring your lunch to work, hopefully it will feel more like summer than the spring or winter we've had recently.

    Feel free to post what you're having/planning/eating for lunch as this may give others a idea of what to make and I'm always up for inspiration.

    There are 21 working days up for grabs.

    Let me know if you want to join in and I'll add you to the list on the next post.

    So come on.....who's in??? The more the merrier.


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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 08-05-2018 at 10:26 AM.
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 8th May 18, 1:58 PM
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    Checking in
    Yesterday was a lovely HM Chicken n Bacon Pasta with Tomato n Basil cheesy sauce
    Today is HM Cheese n Tomato with mayo sarnies... cos I didn't prep owt before bedtime last night...

    Have managed a clean sheet so far
    Last edited by UncannyScot; 08-05-2018 at 1:59 PM. Reason: brainfart
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th May 18, 9:10 AM
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    fatrab
    I made roast pork for dinner last night so today it's leftovers in a sandwich!


    7/18 for today please!
    You can have results or excuses, but not both - Wannabe debt free by Dec 2022
    June's targets - Be 15st by end of month, 11/30 AFDs
    39 x 2 coins (#32)
    • wishus
    • By wishus 9th May 18, 9:59 AM
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    5/19 - 2 pittas stuffed with carrot, falafel (3 between 2), green pepper, a scrape of houmous and tiny slices of avocado.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 9th May 18, 11:08 AM
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    Checking in
    Yesterday was a lovely HM Chicken n Bacon Pasta with Tomato n Basil cheesy sauce
    Today is HM Cheese n Tomato with mayo sarnies... cos I didn't prep owt before bedtime last night...

    Have managed a clean sheet so far
    Originally posted by UncannyScot
    Morning Uncanny, can you confirm how many days you're up to?

    Thanks

    Pmo2
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    • Dorisd
    • By Dorisd 9th May 18, 11:26 AM
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    Day 3

    Pittas from home with ham and cheese to put in the foreman grill
    3/18
    MARCH 18 30,323.72 APRIL 30,155.32

    DFD March 2022
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 9th May 18, 12:00 PM
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    I'm on 3/20 with leftover chicken taco filling with a salad and a satsuma. Somebody has brought in a big pack of mini rolls for everyone so I might cheat and have one of those in a bit.
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 9th May 18, 12:08 PM
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    Inn my packed lunch box today is Salad, Quiche, New tatties, and two clubs. Some Bourneville also made it. Proper Food and good for you!
    Commemorate Celebrate Inspire
    #RAF100 A century of service!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 9th May 18, 12:37 PM
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    I had one of those lunches where I really didn't want it but had it anyway and I actually enjoyed it.

    I had Heinz chicken soup and a colleague provided doughnuts from Greggs I have some crisps for later too.

    So I'm now up to 3/17
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    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 9th May 18, 1:21 PM
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    Ham cheese and tomato in a brioche roll & an apple and counted the calories - 460cal so feeling pleased with that 5/18
    • hannh
    • By hannh 9th May 18, 6:15 PM
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    4/10 for me today annual leave tomorrow and im going out for the day with friends so not taking lunch - but ill be back friday
    • gien
    • By gien 10th May 18, 7:13 AM
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    gien
    I've taken lunch everyday - either salad or a sandwich but I have bought some crisps and a chocolate bar in the canteen, so not totally 'free' lunches. Today is salad, whoelmeal roll and a viscount biscuit for afters
    Trying to keep in budget.

    2270
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 10th May 18, 11:00 AM
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    Today is muesli with avocado, fresh blueberries and strawberries and topped with Greek yoghurt, a colleague has made cupcakes for the canteen so will enjoy one of those as my dessert today. That puts me to 4/20, although I've just realised that due to my shift pattern and the bank holidays I may only have 19 working days this month.
    • wishus
    • By wishus 10th May 18, 12:12 PM
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    6/19 - v. similar to yesterday. 2 pittas stuffed with carrot, falafel (3 between 2), green pepper, a scrape of houmous. No avocado - had that for brekkie on toast. More peppers.
    Gonna get debt free, and live in a house in the countreeee!
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 10th May 18, 12:42 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Inn my packed lunch box today is Salad, Quiche, New tatties, and two clubs. Some Bourneville also made it. Proper Food and good for you!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    I have updated my previous packed lunch box
    Commemorate Celebrate Inspire
    #RAF100 A century of service!
    • Dorisd
    • By Dorisd 10th May 18, 12:50 PM
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    Day 4
    4/18 More grilled ham and cheese toasties
    MARCH 18 30,323.72 APRIL 30,155.32

    DFD March 2022
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th May 18, 1:06 PM
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    That puts me to 4/20, although I've just realised that due to my shift pattern and the bank holidays I may only have 19 working days this month.
    Originally posted by Fosterdog
    Do you want to alter your target to 19 instead of 20? Let me know and I'll alter it.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 10th May 18, 1:08 PM
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    Afternoon, it's nice and sunny here

    I've updated the list on the first page, please let me know if I have missed anyone off.

    Ham and pickle sandwich today on seeded bread and a packet of crisps for lunch for me today.

    Hope everyone is having a good day.
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    20p Savers 2018 2 Savers 2018 50p Savers 2018 SPC 11 2018 #003
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 10th May 18, 2:05 PM
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    Hi Purplemumof2

    Have kept a clean sheet; every working day of the month so that's 8 of 24 so far

    Thanks
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Soundgirlrocks
    • By Soundgirlrocks 10th May 18, 3:35 PM
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    Ham cheese and tomato in a brioche roll & an apple again 6/18

    Does anyone else find that doing little daily challenges spurs them on in other areas? I been motivated to organised my banking apps so can now see all my accounts at a quick glance. If anyone banks with HSBC I really like the new Money Connected app it lets me see all my accounts in one place.
    • Robi90
    • By Robi90 10th May 18, 3:52 PM
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    3/16 - had a goats cheese and beetroot salad with a yoghurt
    Aiming to be debt free by 31/12/2018

    No Buying Unnecessary Toiletries April 2018
    1 debt vs 100 days chapter 29
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018
    Frugal Living 2018
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