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  • No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:49 pm

    Thank you so much for all the support guys ! I really appreciate it.

    Day 14 down today! Feeling really good, things are going pretty well.
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm

    Day 18 today!! been having some ups and down..

    Have probably been drinking way too much..

    So need to channel the coping mechanisms back into Work/Gym
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    Jc
    Senior Member
    Posts: 159
    Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:13 am

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm

    Fantastic news. Keep it up.
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:56 pm

    Day 20 just passed!!

    Been going well, I think I will watch a couple of the races this weekend but not bet TAB Everest and Caulfield cup

    No chance I will be betting though
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    gzy3
    Senior Member
    Posts: 106
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:32 am

    Hi @spentitallagain, so great you are doing really well and marked 20 days!
    I hear you are determined not to bet on horse racing, but just to enjoy watching it.
    Keep going and posting your progress here.
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:37 am

    Thank you @@gzy3

    Day 22 down, keeping strong, you're right I love watching the races but I feel strong not to place a bet!

    I will not cave, but I do think I will spend Melbourne Cup day at the races in Brisbane... But I will be more focused on terrible pick ups lines rather than betting.. If I can get through this day it will be a MASSIVE accomplishment!
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 pm

    Day 25 today...

    Feel really ashamed of myself today, I went out with my mates last night and was too intoxicated and got thrown out...

    I still haven't gambled, but I'm feeling the financial pinch again (which is a trigger) and yesterday with the Everest and Caulfield Cup on, I was very tempted...

    I get paid monthly and it has been really hard having built up so many debts

    I just need to stop drinking for a while and keep channeling my stupid addictive personality into positives... Work, Gym and Eating healthy
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:36 pm

    Day 29 today, progressing well, chatted again to the councillor again last night and that outpouring has definitely helped today, but felt a little sad last night and grabbed some beer and wine.. Still didn't gamble but I think it made me realise that I'm not completely out of the woods yet..
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:01 am

    spentitallagain you're showing amazing strength!

    Sounds like you're concerned about your drinking at the moment as well. We have some info on our site about gambling and alcohol , and we ran a Q&A a few months ago on the topic which you might find interesting.

    You might find the resources on Counselling Online helpful too - it's also free and anonymous and has tips & resources if you'd like to make some change in your drinking.

    Keep up the great work!
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    spentitallagain
    Member
    Posts: 39
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: No Contact with the Ex (Gambling) for at least 100 days

    Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 pm

    Day 32 today! Yeww!!!!
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