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Day 1

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!


Day 1

Postby redman47 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:51 am

Here's my story.

Few weeks ago I decided I need to cut down on my betting, which I did and only had a little here and there until last night I just couldn't stop, trying to chase money but in doing so losing lots. I've decided today that I can't just bet sometimes, that I need to give it up for good. That little turns into a lot and I cant stop.

Today i begin the 100 day challange hoping i can stop call this gambling.
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Re: Day 1

Postby Oregon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 am

Welcome to the forum. The 100 day challenge website and this site have lots of great resources - I encourage you to use them all.

Stopping altogether is the only option if you can't control once you get started.

Good luck!

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Re: Day 1

Postby redman47 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:50 pm

Well I failed already....

I didn't even last a day, I somehow found myself punting that afternoon. Lost everything in bank. Then the worst thing happened... because I usually bet online with thru online bookies like sportsbet, crownbet etc I have the option to deposit money using paypal, and since it takes a couple of days the let you deposit without even having the money in the bank. So I keep doing that until I'm 500 down...don't even have the money in the bank, I decide the only way to get that money is to keep punting and try and win it back, which Saturday night i'm back even, have the money in withdrawn, but I cancel it and throw 280 on a 1.40 fav in the dogs, because hey if it win's ill be 100 in front. It loses on the line. I'm down, I deposit another 200, I'm down 700 but end the night with 250 to try and fight back sunday.
Sunday comes around and I manage to get back to 700. Withdraw. Lucky. No more betting. Idiot I am put 50 in again and lose, followed by another 50. I luckily get 100 ad straight away take it out and have stopped punting. I drew even. 800 coming out, 800 coming in. It makes me sick thinking about it but I just couldn't stop. I wanted toget that money back, but I shouldn't of been in that position in the first place. If I didn't bet this weekend I would have banked money and had the start of savings but no. It could of ended a lot worst.

Tommorow is a new day, and I begin the 100 day challenge again....I just hope this time I can be stronger and not bet.
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Re: Day 1

Postby Mona58 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:57 am

Why do you want to gamble?

Read posts ... read everything you find to understand How sports bet... crown bet ... pokies etc love you. They know how to twist your mind to keep betting. Do you love them?

Don't "hope" ... be definite ... be sure and be totally committed.

It is harder if you aren't fully committed... and maybe not all that hard if you know what is ahead of you and are prepared ... Read posts... read everything and anything about problem gambling...

Put a block on online gamb sites... better still maybe get an old Nokia!

All the best on your journey!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: Day 1

Postby redman47 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 am

usually just for fun, but then I lose and start chasing money and want it back. I use to just have the casual saturdat bet which was fine, id set aside what i could afford to bet and that was all but latelty i just keep depositing and deposting.

Day 1 today and it stops.
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Re: Day 1

Postby Mona58 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:53 am

Is it fun?

Why do you keep going?

Read posts... and keep reading when you don't want to!

You'll got there ... When you want to gamble go have a cold shower!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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