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

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:32 am
by BrittV (facilitator)
Congrats springhope! another weekend and day 55 right!?!

Really great stuff :)

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

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:56 pm
by Springhope17
56 days GF!!
Still going strong! No urges this week so thats been great! I use to spend so much time gambling! Its been great not thinking about it 24/7!!

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

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:39 pm
by Springhope17
58 days GF.
How is everyone else going?
I am paying my bills have money left over! I am going to see my financial counsellor about my repayments and my debt which is due to years of gambling which is still well over $50,000. But i am trying not to let it overwhelm me!! As thats what let to my gambling becoming more and more out of control.
Hope everyone is remaining strong!

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

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:17 pm
by Mona58
Well done Springhope!

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

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:56 pm
by Springhope17
Today marks 60 days GF.
I am tired and feeling unwell so i am just going to take it easy tomorrow!
How is everyone else making it through the weekend?

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

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:43 pm
by Springhope17
64 days GF
Hope everyone is doing okay.. it been pretty quite on here lately! Im thinking it cos every one is so busy living their life that they arent thinking of gambling.. thats my hope for us all!

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

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:25 am
by Mona58
Well done Springhope!

Yes posts get very quiet in here at times but people are here reading and member numbers are growing .

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

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:32 pm
by Tassie Tiger
Alright ... only just joined yesterday after a bad day and big losses. Introduced myself in the Change Makers forum.
It's Day 1 of being gambling free. This forum is actually really great and helped me already.
It will help me when I've got the urge to gamble. The chat counsellor was also good.
I'm not ready to talk to someone about it yet. Looking forward to achieve a 100 + days without gambling.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:59 pm
by Springhope17
Welcome!
Yes i also found reading others experiences extremely helpful especially in the first couple of weeks!
You can do this :);

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

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:49 pm
by Tassie Tiger
Hey Springhope17,
How are you doing today? Is it Day 66? How do you feel. I only just read through all the posts in this thread of the forum. You should be very proud of yourself of what you achieved already. It's only Day 2 for me and I've got the typical Friday afternoon urge to gamble. Today I'm going to resist and distract myself by reading the encouraging posts in this forum. I found the analogy of "surfing the urge" very helpful. It's exactly how it is and for me even the timing (about 1h) is correct. After that the urge is gone. It's actually very similar to other desires, like craving sugar in lollies or ice cream. Once a certain time passes and you distract yourself the urge is gone and you feel much better by not doing it.