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  • 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Springhope17
    Senior Member
    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:56 pm

    35 days GF.
    I am feeling good. I feel relief to be off the emotional rollercoaster that came with gambling! It was honestly exhausting and draining! Like the pokies were draining the life out of me.
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 pm

    Hey Springhope2020 I'm loving this for you!!!!
    Sounds like a lot of fantastic reflection and self love going on and that it's paying off. Sounds like February's going to be a really great month for you too. Really is Springhope 2020!

    What do you think is the most valuable key to this so far for you?
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!
    Springhope17
    Senior Member
    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:28 pm

    Hey everyone,
    I finally have access back to my original account! Yay! Bug thanks to @BrittV (facilitator) !
    37 days GF!
    Still going strong! I have made myself a list of goals for Feb and I am already working towards them or ticking them off. Some a small things that I have just been putting off for various reasons ie lack of time or funds etc!
    What have been the most valuable keys so far.... I would have to say making the commitment to myself and reminding myself of that commitment by logging on here daily! Also is not having access to money that is the biggest as you need money and time to gamble if you dont have these then you cant do it.
    Also I have been recognizing urges when they arise and distracting myself and letting them pass. In the past once I would get an urge even if it was a few days before pay day I would already be thinking in my head how I would gamble.. what excuse I would use to go to the casino etc.
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    BrittV (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 485
    Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:06 am

    So happy to finally have this sorted for your Springhope17!
    And as discussed I've been able to transer all your posts from the other account into this account so it's all together and clear it's all you :)

    You're going fantastic, congratulations, and thank you for all the lovely inspiration and support you're giving others!
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    Sadly, it's my last week as Community Manager. Wishing everyone all the best!
    BrisbaneLad
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    Posts: 78
    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:28 am

    @Springhope17 sounds like you are doing similar strategies to me haha

    I downloaded an app called habit. I love going to bed each night and taping click on another day!

    Glad to hear you are going amazing!
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    Springhope17
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    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:31 pm

    Today marks 40 days GF!
    Its been tough but it has become easier as each day passes!
    My life is no longer a constant battle to find time and money to chase my losses.
    I am learning to accept what's done is done and I cant change it. The money is gone and no win will ever bring it back.
    I think that for me acceptance is a big part of moving forward.
    Gambling addiction still has so much shame attached to it.
    Im trying to change my mindset and when I think about gambling I say to myself I dont do that anymore!
    Hope everyone is having a GF weekend!
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 380
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:35 pm

    @Springhope17

    What a legend you are! You sound so positive. I can feel the determination you have to kick this addiction in the words you write. It is so awesome.

    Thanks for some more inspiration.
    I'm not far behind you at 33 days gf.
    Lets do this, 2020 is our year for sure!!!

    👊👊👊
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    Springhope17
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    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:40 am

    Today marks 43 days GF.
    I am plodding along nicely.
    No idea why I am awake at 3am :confused:
    Does anyone use any free apps to count the there days GF?
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 380
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:31 pm

    Hey @Springhope17
    Well done on 43 days! You are plodding along nicely. Awesome work .
    I myself have been having a bit of insomnia. Lol
    I use the app sober. I have multiple things you may have noticed from my thread I'm trying to quit so this app is good as you can have more than one counter going.

    Crazy that were already into Feb hey. Time is just flying!

    Keep smashing it!
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: 100 Days.. Yet Again - Hopeless to Happiness

    Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:37 am

    Good on you @Springhope17 !! Sounds like you are going really well.

    I’ve also been suffering the early morning wake ups! Sigh...

    I use habit- a free app which is simple but seems to be working for me 🤷🏽‍♂️

    Glad To hear you are smashing it again 👏
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