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  • Day 2 of 100

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:04 pm

    Day 8 - I took some of my family kayaking and it was the same cost as a good night gambling - but so much more rewarding. I’m still getting urges and they’re along the lines of ‘a little bit won’t hurt’. Managing to resist - one day at a time. Thanks for the encouragement.
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    Mickey40
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    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:33 pm

    Day 9 - still getting some temptation but getting easier as more normal now to not gamble. Boredom is the main risk.
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    Mish_27
    Member
    Posts: 58
    Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:32 pm

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:50 pm

    Well done @Mickey40 !

    If boredom is a trigger, sometimes it can help to roughly plan your days ahead of time with activities that allow you to focus your attention elsewhere
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    Mickey40
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    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:26 am

    Day 10 and another weekend navigated. Starting to feel like I can do this. Also want to have more alcohol free days as I think that my resistance is lower after a couple of glasses of wine
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Posts: 554
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:07 am

    Welldone @Mickey40 on 10 days!!! :D :D :D It's great to hear you have realized some additional triggers along the way and are willing to make the appropriate changes! Keep it up!
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    Mickey40
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    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:32 am

    Had a bit of a stress meltdown last night & was very close to gambling. I didn’t want to start the 100 days again- so I didn’t do it. Strange that feeling accountable to strangers seems to be working
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Posts: 554
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:16 pm

    Well done!! Thats a win in itself! Remind yourself of the consequenses when you feel tempted next. You will find as time goes on and you fight through each urge, it does tend to get easier.

    What did you do instead to help yourself de-stress and be distracted from the idea of gambling?
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    Mickey40
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    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:42 am

    I watched The Crown and let myself feel stressed rather than trying to distract myself.
    Day 12 today. I need to keep my faith in my ability to beat this high.
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    Mickey40
    Junior Member
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:48 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:56 am

    Day 13 - easy to not gamble for the next fortnight as everyone is locked down :);
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    TimTam
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    Posts: 146
    Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:13 am

    Re: Day 2 of 100

    Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:03 pm

    That makes the next two weeks a bit easier on you @Mickey40 !
    Take this time to really de-stress and focus on yourself
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