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Day 2

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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Tue May 29, 2018 2:47 pm

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. "

Stay strong everyone and enjoy being GF.

Day 53 GF 😊
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Re: Day 2

Postby Mona58 » Tue May 29, 2018 4:27 pm

Congrats on 53 days Cazza! You are travellin' amazingly well .
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Wed May 30, 2018 10:54 am

So another rdo from work today, still with no keycard of course.

Have spent a very happy morning having a coffee, browsing through a craft shop were i got a bargain on card stock marked down from $15 to $2 .( now that is a win lol ) and getting my kids a top each and some bread rolls to take to my mums for lunch.

In one and a half hours i have spent $21, imagine it would have been around $300 if i had still been gambling at the pokies and i wouldn't be in the same great mood that i am in now.

Enjoy being GF everyone.

54 days GF 😊 and loving it
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:20 pm

"We must all suffer one of two things. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment "

8 weeks GF. Have a lovely GF weekend everyone 😊
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:40 am

So am at 58 days GF and am feeling fantastic. First weekend that i have been able to read the forum without getting any urges to gamble.

I am slightly worried that it is like a fake confidence though, and then out of the blue i will find myself sitting in front of a machine.

Even though I actually have no urges and although I have no keycard i am aware of cardless withdrawal and I have nearly $1,000 on my credit card which I can redraw from if i want as i have been chipping away at it since i have stopped gambling.

I have had a couple of opportunities to be able to do this but i haven't. My husband has told me very matter of factually that he checks the mortgage balance weekly to make sure I have not redrawn on it. Yet i am not annoyed with this as i redrew maybe around $30,000 in 2 years so it's understandable.

When I was gambling i used to get so angry at him asking me about money, but i know now that it was just guilt and i am loving the freedom of talking openly about it.

Sorry for the rambling, but what I am trying to find out is whether i am leading myself into a false sense of security by how well i am feeling about being gamble free and when the next urge does roll around whether that wave of it will actually knock me off my feet?
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Re: Day 2

Postby Mona58 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:28 am

Hi Cazza

Well done on 58 days!

I've had those feelings myself. I think its just part of the NEW LIFE of being gamble free that we are not familiar with.

You are wise to keep your guard up. I had gone to 71 days, I can't forget this!' and was hit by an enormous wave! Really scared me that one! So I am still wary of them and take care that I don't get to the point where I might get tempted.

Enjoy the moments and be proud of your achievements

Mona
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:40 am

Day 63 GF 😊
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:58 pm

So have had a lazy pj day today. Reading lots of different posts and stories.

One stuck out for me in tbe fact of the man describing a lapse that he had. How that he was spending hundreds and not even a feature and that a woman next to him won a couple of thousand. He then kept feeding his machine trying to get the same results for his and lost so much.

I remember this. I remember his anguish as it used to be my own. I remember saying under my breathe "please please please give me something " as my money started running low.
I remember the excitement of getting another $200 out of the atm because this time i was going to win. I remember the angony when it was gone again in a flash.
I remember saying to myself i want to stop feeling like this every week, i want to stop, i need to stop.

But mostly today i felt sick when I read this because it just reaffirms to me that I never want to go back to ever feeling like this again, and I never want to start day 1 again. This is what I will think about when I get an urge again.
64 days GF 😊
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Re: Day 2

Postby Cazza » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:52 am

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now"

Quite like this. 66 days GF 😊
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Re: Day 2

Postby pamela » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:24 am

Well done Cazza..you are doing really well
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