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Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:30 pm
by zackawadz
I know people will take days of abstinence of a trophy , the way i look at it . If you tell yourself i will not gamble again this is what i admire not how many days you have not gambled . keep it up one day at a time. This disease can be defeated don't let people get in your ear and you can't.

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:47 pm
by LOSER1973
Thanks Speltitallagain and Zacawadz,

Would love to say I will never gamble again but all I can think about it hoping on a plane interstate and going to the nearest Casino LOL I have stopped once before like 7 years ago lasted 8 months and then hit the pokies with a vengeance and addiction got even worse. But going ok so far!

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:50 pm
by LOSER1973
55 days Gamble free and it's painful!

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:17 pm
by Mish_27
Well done on pushing through that pain @LOSER1973, 55 days is such a big achievement! :)

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:04 pm
by LOSER1973
Thanks Mish_27,

62 day's now really wanted to go the other day I guess the self exclusion from the casino and knowing they have recognition camera's now I really don't want the embarrassment of being busted. Also updated my photo at the local pokies too.

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:03 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
These barriers really are great for the difficult moments - good on you for putting them in place for yourself.

How are you feeling this week?
I know it's painful for you at the moment but it does sound like you're going really well - 62 days is fantastic!

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:51 pm
by LOSER1973
Thanks BrittV,

Yes ok I am busy at work due to Christmas so helps keep your mind off things, also paying bulls with any spare money I have around to not get tempted.

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:04 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
Glad to hear it.

It also sounds like you have great strategies in place for when work's not so busy, such as not having access to cash. All great stuff.

Is there something you're looking forward to doing because you're not gambling this christmas?

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:50 am
by Mona58
I can't help chuckling at typos!

I hope the bulls enjoy the payments! ha ha

Merry Christmas!

Re: Loser's 100 day challenge

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:57 am
by LOSER1973
Hahahaha Mona48 well anyone that asks for money is a BULL don;t get me started on the Council Rates and A.T.O now I am thinking of that bull machine with the red or yellow flag ahhhhhhh wanting to gamble so bad bt something inside say's I cannot since the casino has photo recognition. Also the fact I am very occupied with other things is helping too. DAY 81 wow been a long time since I have gone this long the sad thing is Ii I was out of state and not self excluded I would run n a poke venue in a instant.