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Day 0

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Day 0

Postby Tja12345 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:53 pm

I gambled today, so tomorrow will be dat one.

I usually go all week without gambling, but then make up for it on a Friday/Saturday and Sunday.


I know I'll be okay for days 1-4, but day 5 (Friday) will be hard.

Here's to the next 100 days.
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Re: Day 0

Postby Jeddie » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:56 pm

Best wishes, can’t wait to hear your happy post next Sunday night.
IN GAMBLING THE MANY MUST LOSE IN ORDER THAT THE FEW MAY WIN
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Re: Day 0

Postby Mona58 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:04 pm

I usually tell people to think one day at a time ... but if you think you will be ok day 1-4 then you can prepare for day 5 by reading posts and learning to understand how to resist temptalions and overcome urges. There are tips on how to do this on the homepage's self-help link.

It is said that we need to replace time spent gambling with another activity. Perhaps you could visit friends or family ?

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: Day 0

Postby Tja12345 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:58 pm

Days 1 and 2 went okay.
It's day 5 ,6 and 7 I need to through.

I can't remember the last time a weekend didn't involve a trip to the pokies. And these aren't short trips, they are usually 6+ hours.

I have made dinner plans for either Friday or Saturday night, just need to confirm
The night and then movie afternoon with my daughter on Sunday.
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Re: Day 0

Postby Catherine1 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 am

I have the same problem. I don't even think of playing pokies Monday to Thursday, but have a big problem with Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. These are my problem times. I blew $900 last Friday night and really wild with myself. I am now back at Day 5. I have recently signed up on this website to get the daily SMS messages. I have found these have helped as it reminds you to stay on your game. This may be a good thing for you to join up to? All the best with your challenge. We are in this together.
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Re: Day 0

Postby ActiveMatt » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:28 pm

Goodluck!

Day 0 will eventually become 100.

This is Day 2 for me so i know your feeling. we will get there!
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Re: Day 0

Postby Tja12345 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:51 pm

I've been getting my daily sms messages.

I have seriously considered another job on Friday/sat and sun just to keep me occupied and away from the pokies.

Day 3, pretty much done and dusted... I'm at home in PJ pants.. I'm not going anywhere.
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Re: Day 0

Postby Jeddie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi Tja, pj’s are always good. Keep your spirits up you are doing well and if you can find another job over the weekend then go for it. Works 2 ways, earning more money and not losing money. Debts paid off much sooner. The machines are just one big rip off. Learn to hate them. Love your money and yourself.


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IN GAMBLING THE MANY MUST LOSE IN ORDER THAT THE FEW MAY WIN
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Re: Day 0

Postby Tja12345 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:04 pm

Day 4 done

Friday night would usually involve eating at the club and then gambling.
Not tomorrow. Thinking of trying out a new restaurant.
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Re: Day 0

Postby Jeddie » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:32 am

Let us know how you go, the good or the bad. Stay strong and think of how wonderful you will feel in Monday morning 😀


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