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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 24th May 19, 9:52 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    June Bring Your Lunch To Work
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    • 24th May 19, 9:52 AM
    June Bring Your Lunch To Work 24th May 19 at 9:52 AM
    Welcome to June's bring your lunch to work.

    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 20 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. It is never too late to join.

    If you haven’t already, join the forum to join in the challenge.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply.
    Last edited by MSE Tine; 18-06-2019 at 8:52 AM.
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    • MrsC....tobe
    • By MrsC....tobe 13th Jun 19, 6:11 PM
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    MrsC....tobe
    I keel looking at the title of this thread and thinking “I should join that”.

    Then I remember that I’ve been off work since April for an operation and recovery and don’t go back until next Wednesday, and even then I’m only half days until 28th so I should get away with not having to take anything!

    I intend to join in for July if you’ll all have me, I just need to remember to look out for the thread when it comes up.
    no longer ...tobe! Married 20/06/13
    gorgeous baby boy born 22/10/14
    • Saver.The.Taste
    • By Saver.The.Taste 13th Jun 19, 7:05 PM
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    Sorry lack of updates but currently sitting on 8/16. Although last 2 days I haven't even had chance to eat my lunch! I don't think it helps that they're just uninspiring so going to mix it up a bit and see if that helps!
    July Bring Your Lunch To Work 0/16
    July Grocery Challenge £118.76/£126 94%
    July No Spend Days 0/18
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 14th Jun 19, 7:12 AM
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    Chicken wraps today - 8/16
    Debt Target #08 - £125/£489.06 (25.5%)
    Debts busted: 7/10
    NSD Target: 4/15
    Annual Car Costs Fund: £218
    • tealady
    • By tealady 14th Jun 19, 7:19 AM
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    tealady
    Sorry lack of updates but currently sitting on 8/16. Although last 2 days I haven't even had chance to eat my lunch! I don't think it helps that they're just uninspiring so going to mix it up a bit and see if that helps!
    Originally posted by Saver.The.Taste
    Hi
    How about looking at what the previous poster (or several) had for lunch. Might inspire you to try something different.
    Or try a challenge such as 1 fish day, 1 veggie day 1 leftover day, 2 meat or cheese days. Or challenge yourself to have a particular colour in your lunch eg green apple, purple beetroot, yellow sweetcorn.

    I have the same problem getting bored with lunch ideas so need to challenge myself I think!
    HTH
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    • Debtfreewannabme
    • By Debtfreewannabme 14th Jun 19, 8:11 AM
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    Debtfreewannabme
    Hi please can I join in this challenge. 14 lunches for me this month. I'm on 7/14
    Lunches this week :
    Mon beans on toast
    Wednes ryvita crackers, cheese triangles, ham, grapes and apple
    Thurs left over beef stew and bread
    I am now debt free - 20/03/18. Whatever your situation - just.keep.going!
    EF £1000/£1000 goal
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    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 17th Jun 19, 11:05 AM
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    SSDD23
    Booooring soup and bread today - ran out of time last night to make food. 9/16
    Debt Target #08 - £125/£489.06 (25.5%)
    Debts busted: 7/10
    NSD Target: 4/15
    Annual Car Costs Fund: £218
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jun 19, 2:16 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    I keel looking at the title of this thread and thinking ďI should join thatĒ.

    Then I remember that Iíve been off work since April for an operation and recovery and donít go back until next Wednesday, and even then Iím only half days until 28th so I should get away with not having to take anything!

    I intend to join in for July if youíll all have me, I just need to remember to look out for the thread when it comes up.
    Originally posted by MrsC....tobe
    Hi

    Of course you can join, the more the merrier

    I will put a link to July's thread on here once it gets nearer.

    Pmo2
    x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jun 19, 2:18 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Hi please can I join in this challenge. 14 lunches for me this month. I'm on 7/14
    Lunches this week :
    Mon beans on toast
    Wednes ryvita crackers, cheese triangles, ham, grapes and apple
    Thurs left over beef stew and bread
    Originally posted by Debtfreewannabme
    Hi

    I have added you to the list on the first page.

    Good luck

    Pmo2
    x
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £4250.00 Lloyds: £8400.00 BC: £454.50 Cap One: GONE
    Oct LTW 8/17 ~ NSD 5/10 ~ AFD 2/10
    PAYDBX 2019 #0 41 PD £4108.48/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £501.22/£500 ~ EF £160/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jun 19, 2:19 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Hi,

    Apologies for going AWOL, last week was not a good week

    List has been updated on the first page, please let me know if I have made any errors or missed anyone off.

    Thanks

    Pmo2
    xx
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £4250.00 Lloyds: £8400.00 BC: £454.50 Cap One: GONE
    Oct LTW 8/17 ~ NSD 5/10 ~ AFD 2/10
    PAYDBX 2019 #0 41 PD £4108.48/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £501.22/£500 ~ EF £160/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 18th Jun 19, 8:59 PM
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    nomorecredit
    Evening,

    Just checking with a homemade chicken sandwich, yogurt and fruit. 6/11

    I need to glam these lunches up a bit !

    Best wishes
    NMC x
    Last edited by nomorecredit; 18-06-2019 at 9:00 PM. Reason: typo
    House Savings - £6.83
    Emergency Fund - £25.19
    Christmas Savings - £0

    October - Lunch to work - 4/12
    October - NSD - 5/12
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 19th Jun 19, 8:12 AM
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    SSDD23
    Forgot to post yesterday, today I have tuna salad for 11/16
    Debt Target #08 - £125/£489.06 (25.5%)
    Debts busted: 7/10
    NSD Target: 4/15
    Annual Car Costs Fund: £218
    • nomorecredit
    • By nomorecredit 19th Jun 19, 7:46 PM
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    nomorecredit
    Good evening

    Sandwiches, rice cakes and brunch bar for today with a cup a soup - 7/11.

    Best wishes
    NMC xx
    House Savings - £6.83
    Emergency Fund - £25.19
    Christmas Savings - £0

    October - Lunch to work - 4/12
    October - NSD - 5/12
    • Treadingwater02
    • By Treadingwater02 20th Jun 19, 1:54 PM
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    Treadingwater02
    14/20

    Hi Everyone,

    Sorry I've not updated for a while its been manic!! But I have stayed on track and brought my lunches to work.
    x
    LBM Debt at: £47454

    Debt Total June 7th 2019 - £35,580.98
    Debt total June 25th 2019: £34,728.35
    Debt Total September 25th 2019 - £32961.11
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 20th Jun 19, 11:11 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Two suspect bagels, cuppa soup and some dairylea triangles....

    Still not panic bought anything.

    XX
    Debt Free as of 26/07/19 (third time is the charm!) Now paying myself back all my savings! Target 1= 4981/5000 (across all accounts) Avoiding the CC!
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 21st Jun 19, 9:02 AM
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    SSDD23
    Chicken and rice today for 12/16
    Debt Target #08 - £125/£489.06 (25.5%)
    Debts busted: 7/10
    NSD Target: 4/15
    Annual Car Costs Fund: £218
    • Saver.The.Taste
    • By Saver.The.Taste 23rd Jun 19, 8:46 AM
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    Saver.The.Taste
    Unfortunately the bad habits have been slipping back in 3 shop bought lunches recently. But everytime I buy them I find them boring and bland and it is driving me to do better 12/16 for me
    July Bring Your Lunch To Work 0/16
    July Grocery Challenge £118.76/£126 94%
    July No Spend Days 0/18
    • Theamazingshrinkingwoman
    • By Theamazingshrinkingwoman 23rd Jun 19, 7:16 PM
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    Theamazingshrinkingwoman
    15/20 for me. Twice I've nearly caved and had a school dinner then taken a can of beans and a couple of slices of bread to toast instead.
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 24th Jun 19, 2:24 PM
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    SSDD23
    Chicken salad today for 13/16
    Debt Target #08 - £125/£489.06 (25.5%)
    Debts busted: 7/10
    NSD Target: 4/15
    Annual Car Costs Fund: £218
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 25th Jun 19, 9:15 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Hi,

    July's thread is now up and running, link below

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=75965770#post75965770

    Pmo2
    xx
    Official DFW Nerd Club - Member no. 791 - Proud to be dealing with my debts
    MBNA: £4250.00 Lloyds: £8400.00 BC: £454.50 Cap One: GONE
    Oct LTW 8/17 ~ NSD 5/10 ~ AFD 2/10
    PAYDBX 2019 #0 41 PD £4108.48/£5604.30
    Savings for Christmas £501.22/£500 ~ EF £160/£500
    20p Savers 2019 £2 Savers 2019 50p Savers 2019 SPC 12 2019 #003
    • Treadingwater02
    • By Treadingwater02 25th Jun 19, 12:10 PM
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    Treadingwater02
    17/20 - Prawn salad, fruit and an Alpen Light bar.
    LBM Debt at: £47454

    Debt Total June 7th 2019 - £35,580.98
    Debt total June 25th 2019: £34,728.35
    Debt Total September 25th 2019 - £32961.11
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