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  • Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Mona58
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    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:11 am

    Hi Dan...

    l can relate... I feel like l Am going through a "storm" at the moment.

    We all know that storms pass... and we need to seek "shelter" in a safe place -- which for some us is in here.

    Hope your "storm" passes soon. Stay Strong!

    Mona (290 days minus 1);
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
    Cazza
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    Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:23 am

    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:31 am

    Well done Dan on your 82 days. It seems to be a common problem coming closer to the 100 days.

    The urges increase for a while and you seem to think of them again. Find a new focus for your next 100 days.
    I found something new to strive for and as soon as I did my brain switched off gambling thoughts again, very weird.
    Plus my brain keeps thinking about never wanting to be at day 1 again, stay strong 😊
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    Jc
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    Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:13 am

    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:40 pm

    Dan P wrote:Hey guys. Decided to pop on to have a read and cement that reminder that I'm not alone and this sickness can slowly be cured in a way. Today marks 82 days gamble free. It has been so so tough the last two weeks, really really struggling. Very emotional. Constant migraines. I just keep thinking if the weekends I was at the casino with drink in hand, having a bet and enjoying myself.

    I know it's not the reminder I need but Its Kind of helping me through it. Knowing there in a light at the end of the tunnel eventually.


    I will leave it short and sweet, I'm all over the place at the moment but I'll be ok.
    Hi Dan, great to see youre still on track. I felt really bad at one point, and I just thought, if I get it over with and have one bet, all this mental anguish will go away. Just fight through it all. Im feeling better now although sometimes I do get random bouts of anger/anxiety etc but no where near as severe. Just keep going no matter what! Itll all be worth it at the end.
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    chilaxis
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    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:43 am

    I share the same feelings as Mona, it does feel that this forum is like a shelter amongst the storm. There is this energy that I can draw from these forums to help me stay GF, whether it be posting, or reading others' posts.

    Stay strong Dan, you can do it!
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    Under the rug
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    Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:09 pm

    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:09 pm

    Hey guys. It’s been a while so I thought I would stop in and see how everybody is.

    I still think about gambling, either every day or every second. But I’m proud to say I’m nearly 200 days gamble free. It’s a relief but the temptation has still been there.

    I would suggest to any new comers trying to kick this ugly disease. Head down to a GA meeting even once a week. I went a few times and I think but surrounding myself with other gamblers, it helped me pick myself back up and really, it wasn’t Just me that was suffering.

    To everyone that had checked up on me through this ongoing journey, I thank you

    D.
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    dragon007 (facilitator)
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    Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:07 am

    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:24 pm

    Hi Dan

    Congratulations on your double century, great effort!

    Thank you for sharing your experience and strategies.

    Take care

    dragon007
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    How the F did I get here
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    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:20 pm

    Hey Dan,

    I've just come back after a while.
    Congratulations for making 200! Good on you! Keep up the great work.

    Sucks to hear the temptation is still there, guess that what I have to come to terms with, that temptation will never be far.

    Well done! Merry Xmas 🙂
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:07 am

    Good on you Dan! Amazing work! keep it up!
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    Under the rug
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    Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 6:09 pm

    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:23 am

    I lapsed after the 200 day mark.

    I had the that annoying itch for weeks and I scratched it. It was weird being back and I felt out of place.

    I don’t justify my actions but I think I had done really well on the time I managed to stay away, it was just one of those slip ups. Up to date on bills, I now have savings ect. So things have still changed dramatically to what they were 7-8 months ago. Pick myself back up, learn from it and try not let it happen again

    D.
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    sherpa09 (facilitator)
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    Re: Dan's 100 day challenge to recovery

    Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:29 am

    Hi Dan P,

    Its Sherpa09 here (one of the moderators on the forum). Well done on making it to 200 days! That's an awesome effort and its great to hear that you're up to date on bills etc. What you said is exactly right, treat the slip up as a learning curve and move forward, you now know you have the strength to stay away from gambling and its a new year, hence a fresh new start. If you're in need of further support please feel free to contact us at gamblers helpline (1800858858). Well done again on your accomplishment and look forward to future posts from you :)

    Sherpa09.
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