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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Springhope17 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:50 am

You can do this. Look at all the pain and anguish gambling has caused you, has caused all of us.

You need to walk away, step back from it or you will keep getting burned and wind up worse off!

I know how hard it is trust me. But we keep going back over and over and then we get the same result.

It's so hard to accept but we will never get back all the money we have lost.

If you are worried about not gambling again maybe you should tell yourself I will not gamble until I am debt free, I will not gamble until I have done this or done that.

You are here so that is the first step it means you want help you want to stop. It is so encouraging that you keep coming back and fighting this addiction.
You can do this!
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Giveupforgood » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Thanks for all the replys guys. I dont find anyone on here being harsh at all.....its brutal honesty i think i need. I had a great nights sleep last night and that alone has made me feel better today. I am taking it minute by minute at the moment day by day as jinxy suggested. Ive setup my day counter again and day 1 is a matter of hours from being complete. Yes i have hit rock bottom the trouble is i keep hitting it. Im at the point where my financial state is at breaking point. This is the point i keep ending up at. I have made all the plans in the world for quitting and nothing has worked. Thanks for all your support it means alot. I will keep posting and keep plugging away.
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby JinxyWolf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:51 pm

GiveUpforGood,

I know it's hard when it feels like just when you are getting ahead something comes along and knocks you right back on your a*rse time and time again.
It's times like these you really need to reflect on what the real consequences of having a punt at that moment will be. Take a minute and think, If you give in to that momentary urge what will happen, be honest with yourself, having a bet in that moment will accomplish nothing but more pain and back on the merry go round you will go.

Just remember, urges past, and given time they will get less frequent. There is light at the end of this tunnel, reach for it, you deserve it.

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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Giveupforgood » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:02 pm

Well 2 days down.....and as usual the first few days feel great. Can already feel the weight lifting off my shoulders. Already so much happier. It really is so amazing how easily gambling bogs you down and how easy it is to get lost and carried away. I still know the hard part will be after a month or 2 of no betting once i feel better or fixed how i am going to resist then. Even sitting here now i feel happy about not betting and i know i need to give it away but i dont want to and thats the part i struggle with. Anyway each day is an acheivement at this point so will keep on truckin.
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Giveupforgood » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:57 am

Into day 4 now....amazing how quickly the days stack up. Feeling great and keeping positive. Today is a day i could easily gamble as i have most of it off however i plan on spending it wisely......1 day at a time.
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby buttercup (facilitator) » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 am

Giveupforgood wrote:Into day 4 now....amazing how quickly the days stack up. Feeling great and keeping positive. Today is a day i could easily gamble as i have most of it off however i plan on spending it wisely......1 day at a time.


Well done making it to day four! that is a stellar effort, also well done having a plan in place for today. Making a plan is really useful when you battle those cravings and urges.
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Giveupforgood » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:21 pm

Had a great weekend with family and still no bets. I have barley even thought about it. I unfollowed all the horse racing and gambling sites on my facebook which has hekped me forget about it. It really is amazing what a difference this makes. I did look up the race results saturday night......old habits die hard i guess but thats the only negative. So day 8 trudgjng on to 100 is my first goal.
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Cazza » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:55 pm

Well done already into your 2nd week.
Keep your blocks in place and wishing you strength to staying GF 😊
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby Giveupforgood » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Already up to day 15....so much happier already! Last saturday was the first time in 20 years i actually forgot to check the race results in 15 years! It was a weird feeling the next day lol. Whilst im going well and not thinking about it at the moment i still have the feeling that i will go back to it and whilst going well and seeing the change in my life i still dont have the want or desire to give up for good......im just enjoying the time off while it lasts anyways
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Re: Tired and fed up

Postby JinxyWolf » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:08 pm

Giveupforgood,

15 Days that's great.

I know you really don't feel like you want to give up for good but as the days go by i think you'll find that you're a lot happier with gambling out of your life. Do you really want to go back to that merry go round of feeling like crap after you've had a binge. That feeling of wanting to go back will pass, let it.

You don't need it in your life. Of course, it is your choice but just remember how good you feel know and how crappy you felt after gambling.

When I first started my journey I also doubted my commitment but as time when by and I met one challenge after another and triumphed, my confidence grew as did my commitment to being gamble free. I hope the same is true for you. Just one gamble free moment at a time.

Stay strong and be well.

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