100 days starts today

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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Chunkyquitter » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:32 pm

I’m starting a hundred days today k keep the momentum
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Chunkyquitter » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:31 pm

I have been pretty good. I’ve had the odd small slap on the brickies laptop.

Have been really broke lately free have having a very successful 2017 repaying my debt. Xmas and Jan have really drained the accounts and all the bills.
Then to top it off I drove through a school zone at 3.45pm at 56klms and hour, hadn’t changed my address and revived $400 in fines.
Snuck off to try and turn some of what I had left into money for the fines.

After losing my money I was taking the back exit out of the pub. And there parked in the street was one of my kids new friends at school parents in his car on the phone. I felt absolutely ashamed that my crappy habits would reflect on my children and what people may think of the.. when someone has seen their dad sneaking out of the pub in a Monday night.

I feel like an absolute loser, but it was a really good wake up call. I don’t want to be seen like that, I don’t want it to reflect in my kids, and I will be in so much strife if it was mentioned in front of my wife that I was seen at the pub tonight.

For any other gamblers or quitters out there. Always remember how good to feels when you’ve done nothing wrong and have nothing to hide before feeding those pieces of crap any money
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby DFP » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 am

Great update chunkyquitter. Very inspiring to all of us who are quitting. I too have had a great past few months being gamble free, enjoying past hobbies, having money to do nice things.

Keep updating periodically, as it's great to share our successes.
Always a 'work in progress'
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Springhope » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:51 am

Hi there

Its great to hear the past year has gone well for you.
I am at day 93 GF. Its so good to know that it can be achieved. When i was struggling to repay all my debts I would turn to the pokies.

Thanks for updating ur process its really helpful to hear from people who have been successful at beating this addiction.
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Chunkyquitter » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:08 pm

Hi everyone,

What a busy year. I managed to pay down debts.
I've been so busy and achieved heaps ,notice my performance at work and at home have been way better. When stressed or feel like I need money the urge returns to gamble a bit, but just reading my old list again I can't believe how low i felt back then and how good I feel about quitting.

Anyone considering quitter do it know. Looking back it's been such a good feeling and feel so much better about myself sneaking around and hiding bills and debts.

It is an awesome feeling to have nothing to hide, when you don't answer your phone or you're late home, you can honestly say what you were doing and not feel crai about yourself for hiding and sneaking.

Do it quit now.
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Debra » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:09 am

Congratulations!
I'm so happy to hear this, you're doing so well!
Keep it up!
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby annnie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 am

Hi,

Congrats to you !! That's an amazing effort, well done , Was wondering how you were going whilst reading through posts over the past months. Thanks for getting back in touch. Inspiring to others to hear of your new life. A lot of positives for you now rather than all the negatives and not forgetting how much clearer your head must be. Wow such an achievement , go you ! So happy for you and it must be such a great feeling to be able to experience a life without gambling and see that there really can be a future. The dark days are behind you, hope rehab goes well. All the best , check in again at 100 days ( or sooner ) don't leave it so long next time.

Take care & be proud.
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Chunkyquitter » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Holy S**T I'm at about 75 days now.
Feeling awesome for quitting and repayed some of the money I owe. Got work bonuses in January and plenty of overtime.
I feel better, notice I'm spending far to much time on FB and NRL SuperCoach and am planing on hitting my rehab hard how to see how good I can get my WC injury.
Headspace is much happier and can see a future where I actually might have some money.
Have been staying out of pubs but have been really busy. I wonder how o even found time to punt before I figure I have just been neglecting relationships and people close to me.
Anyway if you're thinking of quitting do it. I can not believe how hard the first two weeks were emotionally and physically but looking back now it's the best thing I've done and as always wish I'd done it earlier for all the obvious reasons.
Anyway moving foward gambling free is great for the headspace. The negative self talk and self loathing has nearly stopped.
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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby blastoise (facilitator) » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:33 pm

Hi Chunkyquitter,

Keep on going! One day at a time will see the best outcomes long-term.

Just about the Financial Counselling and Debt help, the best thing to do is to call Gamblers Help, and ask them to provide you with a financial/gambling services that covers Financial Counselling. Financial Counselling through GH are free, but will look at your debts, bills etc and discuss with you how to consolidate them. They are also good at negotiating with creditors on your behalf if you feel that this is anxiety provoking, or you are unfamiliar with the process.

Hope that helps, let me know if you need any other support on this

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Re: 100 days starts today

Postby Chunkyquitter » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:59 pm

I'm still going. It's hard to keep ahead of the money and the bills and repay what I've blown.
It's good to read others stories it makes you feel less like a loser to see others have struggled with same vices.
The positivity and support that comes through the comments is good too.
Keep on going to 100 days.

Can any others explain how th debt councilling works? This seems to be the biggest cause of angst for me at the moment.
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