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Post  stiltwalker on Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:43 am

Its the opposite with pizza here, whem I make it I have to do loads as it all gets scarfed, with bought (occasional easy tea for OH to put in oven) we don't need nearly as much but supper is usually eaten! It sounds really piggy but I do roll the base really thin like proper Italian pizza (and top italian style rather than American pile it all on) and usually make 3 pizza and a garlic bread for 2 adults and 1 very hungary small person and there is usually enough to have leftovers cold for lunch the next day. In fact typing all this makes me think pizza night tomorrow!!! Yay!
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Post  Anne on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:34 am

Sounds lovely stiltwalker :-)
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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:00 pm

Well the spending has started for me. I ended up going out to make a hair appointment and bought a few things at the shop across the road (and it was all junk!). I've also spent all my bunny budget for this month with an early morning mercy dash today!

Bunny budget £19.86/£20

Groceries - £4.96

Toiletries £26.94

total £31.90/£130




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Post  PurpleIvy on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:22 pm

How are your spends going folks? Mine's totally up the creek. I don't think I can cope with it at the moment.
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:28 pm

Are you ok PI?

Sometimes I can't be bothered/can't keep up with tracking my spending. I'm not a details kind of a girl but I embrace it when I can and forget about it the rest of the time.

Bunny budget £19.86/£20

Groceries - £40.04 (including £5 spent on bulbs)

Toiletries £26.94

total £66.98/£130


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Post  PurpleIvy on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:41 pm

Yes, better than sometimes! At the moment my shopping is up the creek and I can't keep track. Need a new regime. Before I went food shopping to Aldi on a Sunday morning, with a top up in the week if needed. Occasional foray to Sainsbury/Morrison/Tesco when I had a list of stuff not available at Aldi.

Part of the Dukan is walking every day, so even if I need one thing I walk to Aldi, 10 mins there and 10 back again. The other days I'm on the Wii for half hour on the 'free step'. Watch telly at the same time. Not good at the controls, can't seem to get the speed right.

SAD is under control at the moment, had a wobble a couple of weeks ago, upped the medication and been better for about a week. I bought some new tops before I visited my daughter, which lifted my mood, all my tops were worn out or grown out! Now working on doing something about the weight, so hoping this makes me feel better too. Don't know how I'm going to manage, going away with hub next week and then a weekend away at the beginning of Dec.
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:51 pm

You sound like you're doing ok, it's really difficult to find a balance between "real life" and "losing weight life" I think. It's like we have our plan then something outside of the plan comes in, So there's a kind of limbo - live life and ease up on the weightloss plan or stick with the plan and accept it's going to scupper the social life for a while. Or at least that's what I found. At least with the Dukan once you've got through the first really restricted weeks you move eventually to the section where you have your two celebration meals (or whatever they're called) a week so that will make things easier. I know that's no help now when you're in the strictest phase but hey, I'm trying to look on the brightside!

When it comes to socialising I alternate between - staying on plan as much as possible within the constraints of the holiday and saying "I'm on holiday" and forgetting about the plan for that period. You'll get into your routine I'm sure, it just takes a little while then you can add in other things. Good for you buying some new tops - it's so easy to just put it off and waiting until you've lost weight, but you deserve to feel great now!

(Sorry for wandering off topic).

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Post  pipling on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:57 pm

I thought I would resurrect this thread as I need to set a strict food/household/nappy budget this month.

Or would it be better to start a new thread? I don't mind starting and maintaining a thread if people want to join in with their own budgets?

Im setting a budget for this month (25/01/12 - 25/02/12) of £250
Which is for all food, household stuff, nappies/wipes, dog food etc.


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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:58 pm

I was just thinking about this thread! Thanks for bumping it. I think it might be nice to have a new one though. Fresh for 2012.

I've been on the ball and have tracked everything this month and would love to have somewhere to talk about this stuff.

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Post  pipling on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:00 pm

Glad Im not the only one! - I will start a new thread...
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