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

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    Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:05 pm

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    Charlotte (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 384
    Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:53 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:55 pm

    Hey Joy, well done - sounds like you're making great progress. One day at a time!!

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

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    Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:18 pm

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

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:25 pm

    Hi Joy
    I admire your honesty in describing and facing up to what you have done. Honesty is important as this disease encourages you to be a liar, and to justify behaviour in order to allow you to repeat and do again. After a bust my mind works overtime in justification. Your description of how you felt today resonates with me from my past busts. So I think it is important that you are disgusted with your behavior and called out that you don't want to be a person who does that again. Use the bust to firm up your strategies, and although day 1 again is disappointing, you will be stronger now in fighting urges. Best wishes.
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    Always a 'work in progress'
    Jerry (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 331
    Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:02 pm

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:34 pm

    Hi Joy,

    If you had to do that day over again, what else could you have done with that $30?
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    Joy
    Member
    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

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    Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:34 pm

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    jimi68
    Senior Member
    Posts: 195
    Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:14 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:37 pm

    Hey joy,
    Gambling often gets us crossing the line where we would never have before.
    but that's because the addiction is influencing our thinking and it can be very devious in all the little ways it tries to get us to gamble...
    I don't believe it represents our true character as people when we gamble
    as our brains have been hijacked
    you said
    "'I am determined to beat this though. I'm not the person I thought I was or the one I wanted to be. ......... yet .... but I will be. "'

    you do good to feel ashamed it shows who you really are and that the real you that wonderfull, loving,intelligent ,creative person that you really are is
    still who you are- its just been pushed aside abit as your gambling alter ego takes over...
    When the gambling urge is gone there will be nothing to stifle the real you from shining through
    You are allreaady that person it just been muffled by gaamblingss scream to bee satisfied
    which has never been your identity...
    You don't have to become what you already are....
    you just have to quiet the false voice of gaambling
    and then youl be free to be your true self...
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    Joy
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    Posts: 57
    Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:09 pm

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    Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:27 pm

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

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    Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:40 am

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    Stacey knox
    Junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:29 am

    Re: starting the challenge today

    Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm

    Hi my name is Stacey and this is the start of my recovery. I'm going to take the leap and start the 100 day challenge.
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