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Re: My Last Day One

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:50 pm
by How the F did I get here
Hey JC,

Well done. Keep it up.
I'm also on day 29.
Last gamble was a couple days before new year, but decided to start counting from 1st 2019! Because 2019 is going to be my year of change. No cigarettes either. More than the gambling, I just pray I've stopped in time.

Keep up the strength 💪

Re: My Last Day One

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:10 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
Jc wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:44 pm

Some tips for me
- self forgiveness
- a day at a time
- not peruse the betting websites just to ‘look at odds’ as that triggers me
- cut back on sports as that, unfortunately is a trigger for me.
- read more
Hey @Jc these are some really powerful tips, especially self-forgiveness. I wondered how you would feel if I added them to the resource we're working on - a list of out community's strategies. I think they could really help others.

Just let me know.

Re: My Last Day One

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:59 pm
by Jc
Sure thing go ahead.

I will post a long update soon.

Suffice to say, I’ve caved - nothing ruining, but a lapse is a lapse even if it’s $10...

I just don’t have that same determination as last year....

I will be on here more often

Re: My Last Day One

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 am
by Cazza
Hope you are keeping well jc.
Scary when you realize how quick that itch can come back, but it doesn't mean you have to keep scratching it.
I found instead of counting days i counted the weeks, still fleetingly thought about it but it fades faster these days. Keep going jc

Re: My Last Day One

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:50 pm
by sparkling
Hey JC
I seen you posted a reply to me way back last year.. i am a sports fanatic too. I grew up obsessed with sport playing two sports a week for as long as I remember.. It doesnt affect me as you though.. I used to work for a betting company in the sports section so as I seen so many bets on stupid sports and markets I just dont get the high off it anymore.. i love an occasional try scorer but yeh no thrill.. I love horses though.. i could spend so much on them. Dogs harness as well.. i love every minute.. at times id bet everyday. Even if it was $7 for $1 bets to see how much i could make and then yeh id take ot out but end up losing again.. i did ths right thing THOUGH and self excluded from most sites.. kills me i love horse racing but i had to do it. Im lucky i have a young son so can't just head down the pub if i feel like it. So therefor my thing is pokies at the moment.. i fucking hate them. They ***** ur life. They relase highs in your brain and u may be able to fight it for a while but then u crack.. im not going to this time though. I dont care if im out with people they want to do it or they tell me about a win its too bad.. i just have to cold turkey them fully.. hope to see ur journey good luck. Im shitting myself but it can be done..