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    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Joy
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

    starting the challenge today

    Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:59 pm

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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1716
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:12 am

    Hi Joy,you will only fail if you let yourself fail..think positive and tell yourself you CAN do this challenge..good luck
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    jimi68
    Senior Member
    Posts: 195
    Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:55 am

    good on you.
    Hey I'm the guy that tries every year to give up smoking and allways ends up with a cigarette in his mouth again (just one).

    Id swear to never do it again and then get tempted
    I would rationalize just one more wont hurt (its only one)
    then find myself back again...
    After I drew a line in the sand...
    I was going back and rubbing it out!!
    So i know what its like to feel like I'm constantly failing.


    you said "'havnt started earlier because I expected to fail"'
    (why?- have you tried on your own, with sheer willpower and no support in the past and failed?)


    So, hopefully you feel a bit more optimistic today because you started.
    !00 days is made up of 100xone day at a time.
    That's all you got to do
    one day at a time..
    Stay on the horse even when it steps backwards and keep going......forewards
    You don't need luck
    just stay on the horse...
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    Joy
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

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    Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:44 pm

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    Desperate
    Junior Member
    Posts: 23
    Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:48 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:05 am

    Hi Joy

    I look forward to reading your posts and your progress. I started Sunday and even tried the online counselling chat - where did I end up Sunday night? Yep, you guessed it! No more online counselling chat for me - just talking about them made me start thinking about them and then the urge became too strong and off I went.

    These forums I think are much better for me, I read of people swimming in debt (like myself), people full of self loathing and criticism (like me) and it encourages/motivates me to change. It's too late for me to get back all those things I could have had and enjoyed but it's not too late to find the things about myself that I can like again.

    Have a great week!
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    blastoise (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 222
    Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:49 pm

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:33 am

    Hi Joy!

    Welcome to the GH Forum! Good on you for taking the plunge, and keep us posted on your achievements, and struggles.

    Fingers and toes!

    Blastoise
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    Joy
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:20 pm

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    Desperate
    Junior Member
    Posts: 23
    Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:48 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:14 am

    If you haven't gone back since joining YAY FOR YOU Joy!! I'm sitting here shrugging my shoulders because I went the night I joined and then I went on Tuesday night - I don't even know why. The only thing I can think of is that I was feeling vulnerable in my new job (the other new staff are all half my age!) and after being made redundant in May I'm feeling a little insecure I think.

    But each day is a new day and every day I don't go is a win for me. My debts are ginormous as well so I will just have to chip away at them. It's horrifying to think I got into this position because of pokies.
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    Shirley (facilitator)
    Member
    Posts: 84
    Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:09 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:08 pm

    Good for you! One day at a time.
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    Joy
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

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    Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:13 pm

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