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My story - looking for advice

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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Oregon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:22 pm

Just a quick update, Gamble free again for 11 days now. Doing really well since I told my girlfriend and she is handling my access to funds. Plus she knows now that "doing overtime" or "stuck in traffic" really means I was in the pokies. No more lies.

Going to my first GA meeting tonight.
Wish me luck.
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Mona58 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:02 pm

Well done Oregon. Hope the meeting goes well. Stay Strong
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby User 586eee5282d07 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:17 pm

Hope you liked the ga meeting oregon. I find them awesome; love sharing face to face and knowing i am not alone in this battle.

Have a great weekend.

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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Oregon » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:24 am

GA meeting was great. I'm doing another tonight. It's a really supportive environment to share anything and everything.
Left the card at home today, forgot to withdraw a few dollars over the weekend so I only have toast from the work kitchen to eat until 2pm. Oh well. Better than having access to money I can't afford to spend.

All in all it's going well for this latest attempt to quit.

- Oregon 14 days GF
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Mona58 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:51 pm

Well done Oregon! Keep strong.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Oregon » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:05 am

Thanks Mona,

18 days today. I think between 2 weeks and 2 months is the hardest part.
I haven't carried any money or cards on me all week to work. Doing the 6-2 shift. Toast for breakfast and lunch when I get home at 2:30pm.
Feels good to drive past the venues and know I won't be playing the pokies.
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Oregon » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:11 am

Quick update
24 days Gamble free

Got paid again today, monthly pays are the worst! Had to leave the cards at home... I filled up the car yesterday, the prices had gone up but I found a servo where it was still low, saved 30c/L, felt better than a win on the pokies!
I've also started going for walks, sometimes with my son in the stroller and sometimes just me. Yesterday was 40c+ but I still went for my walk. Felt good to work up a sweat and get some fresh air. I want to renew my gym membership - it was the first thing to go when money got tight from gambling. Healthy body and healthy mind will help me beat my addiction.

Has anyone who has signed up for the daily SMS not been receiving theirs? I haven't got mine for about a week, it used to come in at 10am every morning.

-Oregon
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Re: My story - looking for advice

Postby Mona58 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 am

Well done Oregon! Slay fighting!

I've had to sign up for the SMS support twice. My second sign up seems to have stopped now, I still have them in my phone. Even though they do repeat I still like to get them daily ... so will sign up again.
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