starting the challenge today

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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby Shirley (facilitator) » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:08 pm

Good for you! One day at a time.
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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby Desperate » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:14 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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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby Joy » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:20 pm

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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby blastoise (facilitator) » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:33 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!

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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby Desperate » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:05 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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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby Joy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:44 pm

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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby jimi68 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:55 pm

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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Re: starting the challenge today

Postby pamela » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:12 pm

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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starting the challenge today

Postby Joy » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:59 pm

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