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100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

The 100 Day Challenge is a program where you set your goals - reduce your gambling or stop gambling altogether, it's up to you. Log onto the 100 Day Challenge website to follow the real stories of four Australians trying to give up gambling for inspiration and get the tools and support you need to find the real you. Click here to sign up, and post about your own challenge here on the Gambling Help Online Community Forum!


Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks for the support guys!

I like what you said Mona 115 days with one lapse it changed my perspective and made me feel more positive!

I am still remaining strong and working on another 100 days hopefully next year will be a whole year gambling free!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:52 pm

Happy New Year everyone!

This year I am feeling hopeful.

I have alot i want to accomplish making 2018 gamble free for starters! Focusing on my health and well being something I have taken for granted for the past 5 or so years as my gambling addiction controlled me! Paying off 1/3 of my debt!! Not even sure if this is possible due to the high amount! But I am going to try my best!

Lets not waste anymore of OUR time gambling our lives away!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Catherine1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 am

I agree with you Springhope. I feel 2018 will finally be the year to kick this habit. It too has been a long journey to give up over many years. Each year I am getting better at giving up. I am now concentrating on my health. I have lost 5 kg and have a few more to go. I find when you feel good about yourself, you are not depressed and are less likely to gamble. Lets kick this habit together. Once and for all and become fitter in the meantime. All the best with your challenge.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:52 am

Good to hear from you Springhope.

stay strong.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Here i am again. Another failure. I did so well for so long what happened. Why did i go back. Why was i so stupid. I thought i was passed all this. Arghh so frastrating. The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step! I need to make that step, that leap, that commitment today before i lose anymore of myself to this stupid addiction.

So here goes...

I will not waste anymore of my life gambling !
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby DFP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:55 am

Stay strong!!!! We are all constantly at risk of a relapse - that is the nature of the disease. You are not a failure. Success from here is to not beat yourself up, and be strong and aware enough of the disease to immediately quit again. Don't let it beat you down the path of self pity and "why bother" - that's what it is trying to do. Get back on the quit horse and start counting your success days again. Good luck; you can do it!!!!
Always a 'work in progress'
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi Springhope!

I'm sorry you have struggled these past days. Its good to see you back!

It is difficult to break any addiction without sheer hard mental awareness ALL the time, You've inspired and encouraged me Now you must do the same to your Self. Don't dwell on the mishap focus forward but Keep in mind how easy it is to let go and get sucked back in.

You can do it... and YOU WILL!

Stay Strong.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks for all the support it means alot.
I have been remaining strong. I have been limiting my access to cash and focusing on work and family. Now i just need to focus on myself and self care.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 am

Hi springhope!

Self care is all important!

Stay Strong.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm

I am back.

It's been a couple of months since I logged on.

I wish i could say i have been gamble free but that would be a lie.

I have had a lot of struggles holding me back.. life has been giving lemons lots of lemons lately!

It's been about 3 weeks now since I last gambled.

I am working with a counselor, also getting help with my finances a financial counselor has been brilliant. And I am starting couples counseling as well which should be interesting.

Last year I made it to 120 days! Let's say I am at 21 days now!

Hoping and fighting to remain strong and be free of this addiction.
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