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  • Day 2 of 100

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:07 pm

    Third weekend gambling free & Day 16. Starting to get a lot easier but there’s a little voice that says ‘you can just do a bit and it won’t hurt’. Fighting it as it does hurt me. Feels a bit like a Gollum from Lord of the Rings voice.
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    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:09 pm

    Day 18 - I had $50 in my account the other night (the rest isn’t accessible) and really felt like going & spending it on pokies. I talked to my son & he said that I didn’t want to waste my good efforts and start again (true). Ended up giving my $50 to him so was a win for both of us - in a funny way. Most days are now ok but every so often I get an intense urge. Watched addiction Australia & they talk about that other voice that addicts have - felt very familiar.
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    Ila123
    Member
    Posts: 62
    Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:50 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:39 pm

    Hi @Mickey40


    You have been doing some great work and it seems you got some good strategies to handling the urges. :)

    Keep up the good work.
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    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:33 am

    Three weeks tonight since I last gambled! I’ve got a funny little app on my phone (not a pokies one) that I like playing to relax & zone out. Thinking back that’s what I used to do with pokies - shame about the money 🙁. Very determined to reach 100 days.
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    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:30 am

    I had a lapse yesterday. Sunday afternoon & sparkling wine combination. I didn’t have any cash in my account so I played Keno & used the winnings from that on the pokies. Down about $200 total. Start again today - I’m going to learn that alcohol & boredom are my two big triggers and ensure that I don’t combine them.
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