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Day 0

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:53 pm
by Tja12345
I gambled today, so tomorrow will be dat one.

I usually go all week without gambling, but then make up for it on a Friday/Saturday and Sunday.

I know I'll be okay for days 1-4, but day 5 (Friday) will be hard.

Here's to the next 100 days.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:56 pm
by Jeddie
Best wishes, can't wait to hear your happy post next Sunday night.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:04 pm
by Mona58
I usually tell people to think one day at a time ... but if you think you will be ok day 1-4 then you can prepare for day 5 by reading posts and learning to understand how to resist temptalions and overcome urges. There are tips on how to do this on the homepage's self-help link.

It is said that we need to replace time spent gambling with another activity. Perhaps you could visit friends or family ?

Mona in day 43 GF

Re: Day 0

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:58 pm
by Tja12345
Days 1 and 2 went okay.
It's day 5 ,6 and 7 I need to through.

I can't remember the last time a weekend didn't involve a trip to the pokies. And these aren't short trips, they are usually 6+ hours.

I have made dinner plans for either Friday or Saturday night, just need to confirm
The night and then movie afternoon with my daughter on Sunday.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 am
by Catherine1
I have the same problem. I don't even think of playing pokies Monday to Thursday, but have a big problem with Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. These are my problem times. I blew $900 last Friday night and really wild with myself. I am now back at Day 5. I have recently signed up on this website to get the daily SMS messages. I have found these have helped as it reminds you to stay on your game. This may be a good thing for you to join up to? All the best with your challenge. We are in this together.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:28 pm
by ActiveMatt

Day 0 will eventually become 100.

This is Day 2 for me so i know your feeling. we will get there!

Re: Day 0

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:51 pm
by Tja12345
I've been getting my daily sms messages.

I have seriously considered another job on Friday/sat and sun just to keep me occupied and away from the pokies.

Day 3, pretty much done and dusted... I'm at home in PJ pants.. I'm not going anywhere.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:56 pm
by Jeddie
Hi Tja, pj's are always good. Keep your spirits up you are doing well and if you can find another job over the weekend then go for it. Works 2 ways, earning more money and not losing money. Debts paid off much sooner. The machines are just one big rip off. Learn to hate them. Love your money and yourself.

60 days gf

Re: Day 0

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:04 pm
by Tja12345
Day 4 done

Friday night would usually involve eating at the club and then gambling.
Not tomorrow. Thinking of trying out a new restaurant.

Re: Day 0

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:32 am
by Jeddie
Let us know how you go, the good or the bad. Stay strong and think of how wonderful you will feel in Monday morning 😀

63 days GF approx (I've lost count)