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  • Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    flipper (facilitator)
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    Re: Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:19 pm

    Hi @jessm86 ,

    As the others already have, I also want to congratulate you on reaching the 100 day milestone! It sounds like it was really empowering for you to be able to take your purse into a gaming room and continue to feel secure within yourself.

    How has life changed since you started Day 1 of the challenge? Have you thought of what might come next- any other goals? :)

    Well done again!

    - Flipper
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:21 pm

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    Nice work jess!! Love that this is just the beginning :)
    Happy day 106!
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    jessm86
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    Joined: Tue May 28, 2019 11:27 pm

    Re: Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:40 pm

    Thank you all for your well wishes.
    I had a really bad dad yesterday, I had an argument with my daughters father. During the argument he said "You are worth nothing!" after he had left all I wanted to do was gamble, it has now been 4 and a half months since I have gambled and these were by far the worst urges I have had in this time.
    Fortunately I did not give in to these urges and spent the day laying about the house feeling useless.
    When I was gambling I always felt that I was worth nothing and I have found the longer I do not gamble the more self worth I am regaining. But to hear those words, was like I was right back where I was 5 months ago. I see my counselor again in a couple of weeks and will be discussing with him ways in which I can avoid things like this being a trigger in the future.
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    dragon007 (facilitator)
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    Re: Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:12 pm

    @jessm86

    Well done Jess, that took an incredible amount of strength and courage to not give in to urges.

    What strategies did you use to stop yourself from gambling?

    Regards
    dragon007
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    jessm86
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    Joined: Tue May 28, 2019 11:27 pm

    Re: Jess' 100 Day Challenge

    Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:27 pm

    hi @dragon007 (facilitator)
    Thanks for the reply, I guess for me I knew if I did gamble I would feel even more useless and that it would put me in a downwards spiral and then I would find it extremely hard to stop again. I don't want to give up on how far I have come just because of words that were said in the heat of the moment. And even if he really does think that I am worthless that is not how everyone will see me. I just have to continue doing the right thing and working on believing I am worthy of a better life.
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