100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby flipper (facilitator) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:46 am

Couldn't have said it better JinxyWolf- Taking it one day at a time, rewarding yourself with each goal you meet, and having a multilayered plan in place to remind you why you have chosen to quit :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby JinxyWolf » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:00 pm

Hey Springhope,

Congrats on day 70, that's fantastic.

Sounds like you have a great list of goals there. Just remember to reward yourself each time you reach one, though some of those goals come with their own reward, like reconnecting with friends.

I know it can be hard when you have a fair amount of time under your belt to stay focused on the reasons you stopped in the first place. I struggled with this as well. Even after 5, 6 months of being gamble free, I started to forget the reasons why I stopped gambling and found myself lost in the fantasy of my gambling past, the big win, the great excitement that came with it, all those times I'd won a jackpot. This is a time you have to be wary, keep your barriers in place and really stay focused on why you quit because that is not the reality of gambling. The reality was, when I did win it all went back plus more, those jackpots I won where few and far between, I spent more trying to win the jackpots than they were worth.

Like you said, just focus on today and keep moving forward.

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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:06 pm

At midnight it will make 70 days GF after my relapse!
I made it to 128 days and then I somehow forgot all the anger and pain that poker machines had caused me.
This time I am determined to make it stick and not lose myself again in another relapse!
My 100 days should come on Jul 30! I am planning to spend this month achieving some goals to get me back on track!
I plan to pay off 2 of my smaller debts (payday loans)
I plan on doing some form of physical activity every single day regardless of the weather
I plan on not getting crap take away foods ie mac as
I plan on reaching out and trying to reconnect with friends/family I have lost touches with due to my gambling
I plan to live in the moment- not stressing about the past or the future- just focusing on today.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 am

Welcome back Springhope!

sorry about your struggles, but it is good that you are fighting to gets back on track. You can do this... stay strong!

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm

I am back.

It's been a couple of months since I logged on.

I wish i could say i have been gamble free but that would be a lie.

I have had a lot of struggles holding me back.. life has been giving lemons lots of lemons lately!

It's been about 3 weeks now since I last gambled.

I am working with a counselor, also getting help with my finances a financial counselor has been brilliant. And I am starting couples counseling as well which should be interesting.

Last year I made it to 120 days! Let's say I am at 21 days now!

Hoping and fighting to remain strong and be free of this addiction.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 am

Hi springhope!

Self care is all important!

Stay Strong.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks for all the support it means alot.
I have been remaining strong. I have been limiting my access to cash and focusing on work and family. Now i just need to focus on myself and self care.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Mona58 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi Springhope!

I'm sorry you have struggled these past days. Its good to see you back!

It is difficult to break any addiction without sheer hard mental awareness ALL the time, You've inspired and encouraged me Now you must do the same to your Self. Don't dwell on the mishap focus forward but Keep in mind how easy it is to let go and get sucked back in.

You can do it... and YOU WILL!

Stay Strong.
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby DFP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:55 am

Stay strong!!!! We are all constantly at risk of a relapse - that is the nature of the disease. You are not a failure. Success from here is to not beat yourself up, and be strong and aware enough of the disease to immediately quit again. Don't let it beat you down the path of self pity and "why bother" - that's what it is trying to do. Get back on the quit horse and start counting your success days again. Good luck; you can do it!!!!
Always a 'work in progress'
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Re: 100 day challenge.. What feels like my last hope

Postby Springhope17 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Here i am again. Another failure. I did so well for so long what happened. Why did i go back. Why was i so stupid. I thought i was passed all this. Arghh so frastrating. The journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step! I need to make that step, that leap, that commitment today before i lose anymore of myself to this stupid addiction.

So here goes...

I will not waste anymore of my life gambling !
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