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

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:49 pm
by spentitallagain
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.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 pm
by spentitallagain
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

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

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
by Jc
Fantastic news. Keep it up.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:56 pm
by spentitallagain
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

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

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:32 am
by gzy3
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.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:37 am
by spentitallagain
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!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:16 pm
by spentitallagain
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

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

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:36 pm
by spentitallagain
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..

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

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:01 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
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!

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

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 pm
by spentitallagain
Day 32 today! Yeww!!!!