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  • 100 day challenge.

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Mona58
    Senior Member
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    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 am

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:25 pm

    Well done StopPunt !

    I been reading posts, doing housework and had the car races on ... just because I couldn't be bothered changing channels!

    Mona in day 7
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
    StopPunt
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:13 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:58 pm

    Day 219 today.

    I am very tempted to have a betting day for Melbourne Cup next Tuesday.

    Ive put a few dollars away for fun etc and would love to enjoy a day of betting and drinking as I used to.

    Im torn because I dont want to break my 219 days of no betting but also want to enjoy a great day.

    Just wanted to get some thoughts? I am confident that I can start my 100 day challenge again the next day. I dunno
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    DFP
    Senior Member
    Posts: 182
    Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:56 am

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:11 pm

    Personally, I wouldn't. The 'fun' bet in itself may be harmless, but I would be worried that subconsciously it would start eating away at my mind "what's the harm", " I've proven I can control" and in doing so letting the full gambling disease back in. Why risk it, when what you have been doing for the past 219 days has been working for you?
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    Catherine1
    Senior Member
    Posts: 144
    Joined: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:19 am

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:23 pm

    Stop Punt, I wouldnt have a bet on the melb cup. You think its only one bet, but then it will get you back in to that betting mode and you have worked too hard to blow it. You can still have a good time at the cup just dont have a bet. I can tell you from experience. I was 10 weeks gamble free and then I had my birthday in September. I told myself, one play of the pokies on my birthday shouldn't hurt. Well, I blew a large sum of money that day, and have continued over the last few weeks gambling on and off. I am back at Day 9 today, so I don't want you to do what I did. If I hadn't have gone to the
    pokies on my birthday I would have been up to 13+ weeks gamble free. Day 9 in comparison just doesn't cut it. So, please don't have a bet. Have a

    good time with your friends, but without the gambling element involved.
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    Jerry (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 331
    Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:02 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:29 pm

    If you bet on the Melbourne cup and won big do you think it would make you want to gamble again?

    If so is that a good thing?

    If it's not, then maybe you should hope that you loose....

    Or just not bet.
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    StopPunt
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:13 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:02 pm

    I have decided I will not be betting Melb Cup day.

    Im still going to go have a few beers but no bets will be had.

    I have to thank the people on here for the comments because when i bring it up with people i go to pub with they are more like "youve done well reward yourself for a day" and "F##k it. You only live once"

    The drive to not go back to day 1 is incredibly strong and is a major factor (for me) in my non gambling journey.

    Thank you all

    DAY 227 👍
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    Jerry (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 331
    Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:02 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:21 pm

    You have done well and deserve to reward yourself.
    Is relapsing on gambling going to be a good reward or are there other ways to reward yourself?

    You only live once... (so best to conquer your gambling rather than live with it for decades).
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    StopPunt
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:13 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 am

    Day 235.

    I didnt have a bet or even enter a sweep.

    Still went to the pub and had beers and enjoyed the day with not 1 urge to bet. Was good.

    Cheers for the help on here. Hopefully can just keep ploughing along.

    All the best
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    DFP
    Senior Member
    Posts: 182
    Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:56 am

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm

    Well done StopPunt - that's fantastic!
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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1007
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 am

    Re: 100 day challenge.

    Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:01 pm

    Well done Stop Punt!

    I went pass the Caulfield race course today and thought of some of you guys here. Lot of people all dressed up. Gosh why women wear those highest and narrowest heels l will never understand!
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