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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!
    Calvin (facilitator)
    Senior Member
    Posts: 508
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

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

    Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:12 am

    Really loving everyones support here and your achievements so far! Really great team vibe happening! :D
    Keep up the great work everybody!
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    Tassie Tiger
    Junior Member
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 pm

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

    Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:48 pm

    Day 20 for me today!
    Really tough one. My company asked all employees to work from home this week and I really had an urge to gamble today.
    I also still get the promotion emails and texts from online casinos. Although they're always ending up in the Junk Mail folder it's
    very tempting to just sign up with a new online casino and give it a try.
    I did resist though, which I found really tough today. However this forum helps me to keep me grounded.
    It kind of feels that I don't want to let myself down on the 100 day challenge. It helps to me read through some of the posts
    when I do have those strong urges to gamble.
    I have to get used to sit at home every day now for work. It makes it harder for me to resist the gambling as it's so easily done online.
    Well, I hope everyone else is coping alright with the restrictions and inconveniences due to the virus. Seems that the world is going a bit mad at the moment.
    Someone mentioned it in a different forum thread that all the casinos seem to be still open while the rest of the businesses stop all over the world.
    It kind of tells you how much the casino owners care about their customers --- Not at all!!!
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    Springhope17
    Senior Member
    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

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

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:47 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Just checking in today is 86 days GF! I hope everyone is coping well in these crazy times!
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    A new start
    Junior Member
    Posts: 20
    Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 pm

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

    Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:49 pm

    Good work on 86 days. So good to see people succeed and continue to do so.
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    Mona58
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1130
    Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm

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

    Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 am

    Well done Springhope!
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
    Tassie Tiger
    Junior Member
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 pm

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

    Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:10 pm

    @Springhope17 . How are you doing?
    You must be close to 100 days?

    I unfortunately had a relapse this weekend and gambled at an online casino.
    I feel terrible not even be able to achieve one month without gambling.
    I self-excluded myself very quickly and gambled only small stakes but feel pretty down that I didn't manage to control the urge to gamble.
    I've tried already heaps of distractions but it still got me. It did have a real influence on my work life as well. I hardly did any work from Wednesday to Friday as I spend most time on the bloody mobile to gamble. As I'm currently working from home nobody really noticed.

    It's DAY 1 for me once again.
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    Realme
    Member
    Posts: 42
    Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm

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

    Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:37 am

    Hi dear friend springhope, just checking in here & wanted to congratulate you, keep reaching for the stars, you’re almost at the big 100, it always makes me feel so happy when I see someone make it - I’ll be cheering for you :D

    110 days gamble free
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    Realme
    Member
    Posts: 42
    Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm

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

    Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:45 am

    Tassie Tiger,
    I feel for you & can relate because I was in same position as you many times, it’s such a hard addiction to break but can be done. Are you from Tas ? I am from Tas & as we face this difficult time with social distancing let’s connect here. I can help share some tips on what’s worked for me. Message me here or inbox me.

    110 days gamble free :D
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    Springhope17
    Senior Member
    Posts: 235
    Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:16 pm

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

    Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:29 pm

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for checking in on me! I really appreciate the support! I just looked it up and im on 98 days today! Have been busy with all these crazy changes etc!
    Sorry to hear about ur relapse on the online casino i guess that is the current danger with all venues being closed! Its okay i have had many relapses and I know its hard.

    The one good thing for most of us atm is no pokies!! So lets make the most of it.
    Take care everyone!
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    Tassie Tiger
    Junior Member
    Posts: 18
    Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 pm

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

    Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:44 am

    @Realme No, I'm not from Tassie but liked the stories about the Tassie Tiger, hence the nickname.
    I just don't understand how the urge to gamble can be that strong. I'm really trying so hard but just can't get over it.
    I've included some more routines into my day to day life now to try avoiding the urge to gamble.
    When I had the relapse last weekend I even had a huge win of +$5000. To be honest I didn't even feel anything during it and just kept
    playing. For sure there was not much left at the end of the day. How is it possible that I've got a well structured life, good job, beautiful girlfriend and all under control but when it comes to online pokies I loose all that. Really frustrated at the moment but will try again and keep using this great resource to fight the gambling addiction.

    @Springhope17 You really should be very proud of yourself. 99 days today and only 1 more day to achieve a huge milestone.
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