100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:19 pm

It's amazing isn't it. All this rediscovering ourselves!

Thank-you for posting, for your inspirations and for your support!

I'm excitedly waiting for your 100 day!

Mona in day 54 GF
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:02 am

I completely agree with what you are saying too.

The pokies destroyed so much of who we were they were in fact for me totally soul destroying.

Not only did we lose lots of money, but we lost time and thats something we can never get back.

So now we have to enjoy life, enjoy rediscovering who we once were and our interests.

Its great to know there are so many others out there on the same journey.

I hope we can all beat this addiction and find peace within ourselves over our gambling past and happiness in our present lives and future.

We are all here on this site so that has to count for something right.

Stay smart & stay strong !
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby DFP » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 pm

I agree. The pokies take away the real person. I'm rediscovering who I really am - a person who is actually careful and sensible with money (happy to spend, but to spend wisely). Also someone who enjoys some me time for simple pleasures like walking and running. The pokies destroyed all that - I was reckless with money, and wasted so much time in soul destroying venues. Now I'm back and staying!!!

Congrats on 97!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:41 pm

Today is day 96 GF! Well actually 30 mins away from day 97GF (YAY) !

I have just read over my thread from the start! Wow I have come along way! Nearly all my posts at the start were negative feeling angry, frustrated and sorry for myself!

Now I would have to say my mood has changed to someone that is determined and hopeful!

Determined to beat this addiction - to work hard, to fix my mistakes and make peace with myself!

Hopeful to create the life I have always wanted!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:11 pm

Thanks Mona & DFP,

You were right i did know what to do and what was best for me.

I had a counselling session today it was really good got to talk about alot of things. I am looking forward to my next session were we will focus on emotions and in particular me learning to control them.

95 days GF.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby DFP » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 pm

Hi Spring hope
I have moved around a bit, and there are definitely some places where I am more vulnerable; some places I just like more and therefore less in need of an escape. Be very careful in heading back to somewhere you were not happy. As Mona said, sounds like you are clear what you want - now just be strong for yourself and have self- esteem.
Congratulations on your journey - close to the 100 day milestone.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:21 pm

Things have a way of cropping up just as we gain strength ... you will know what you have to do.

I think you have already found your answer ... you posted it in my tread.

My daughter recently made a decision after much contemplation. The following week she went "Umm Mum"...I put my hand up and said "Stop!.. you followed your intuition ... made a decision because it was the right decision so stick to it!"
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:02 pm

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to check in! I have been going along really well.

Until a little while ago I just heard I have got a job interstate that I put in for awhile ago. This should be good news but i'm not feeling it! I think I really only put in for the job because my partner wanted me too! Its where we met and also where I developed my gambling problem from the isolation! I know he really wants to move back there! But financially I think its better to stay here I have the ability to earn more money here and I have a small amount of family/friends here. And I feel like I am on the verge of really gaining control of my life here! Being there I feel trapped with no family or friends no one to really rely on in an emergency! I can feel the anxiety building!!

The old old me would know exactly what I want and then the more recent old me would just go along with whatever because my self esteem was at an all time low I couldn't make a decision!

Arghh why cant life just be simple!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 am

Thank you all so much for the support!

It means a lot to me!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Jeddie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:41 am

Wonderful post Springhope17. Very proud of you. I’m wondering if your friends knew you were poking and can they now see the difference. Someone told me yesterday that they know their friend is poking too much because her jewellery is disappearing. How sad is that! My jewellery slowly over the years as well..keep up the great counting 🙂


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IN GAMBLING THE MANY MUST LOSE IN ORDER THAT THE FEW MAY WIN
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