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  • 100 day challenge starts today

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    100 day challenge starts today

    Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:29 pm

    Hi guys,

    I’m new to the forum..

    Addicted to horse racing and blackjack...

    Today is my day 1..

    I’m also addicted to alcohol and cigarettes..

    Currently on Day 16 without alcohol..

    Day 1 without cigarettes..
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    Safari
    Moderator
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:56 am

    Hi @AlcoholicGambler91

    Welcome to the forum, and well done for starting the 100 day challenge :)

    How have you been doing with it so far?

    Also great to hear you're on a journey to stop drinking and smoking too!
    Sounds like you're making some big changes!
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    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:22 am

    Back to Day 0 again today. Fk my life.

    Had a bad relapse over the last couple of days..

    Get paid monthly.. so the next fortnight will be tough..

    Going to try and check in on the forums daily now and call the hotline everyday... have self excluded from all apps..

    Still not drinking on to Day 19 no drinking..

    Haven’t smoked either on Day number 4 is down.
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    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 am

    Day 1

    Have to grind it through today..

    Really struggling financially and it makes it really hard..

    Stay strong..

    Best way to beat this is to regularly touch base on here and reach out to the support services
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    TheTeam
    Junior Member
    Posts: 24
    Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:38 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 am

    Hi @AlcoholicGambler91

    How are you going today?

    ¡You’re doing great! It doesn’t matter how many times you start over, you’re starting from a point of more experience each time. All the steps you’re taking are important and taking you closer to kicking the habit for good.

    Having a list of reasons why you don’t want to gamble anymore may be helpful so you can look at it when you get urges.

    We’re really glad you’re using the forum to touch base. We’re here to support you.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress. Let us know how you go over the weekend.

    ¡Stay strong!
    TheTeam
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    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:27 pm

    Day 2 today.. tough because of the races being on..

    Stay strong!!
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    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:30 am

    Made it through Day 2, on and upwards to Day 3 today!
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    Safari
    Moderator
    Posts: 16
    Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:26 am

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:45 am

    Well done @AlcoholicGambler91!

    How are you doing today? What has been helping? :)
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    AlcoholicGambler91
    Junior Member
    Posts: 10
    Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:24 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:13 am

    Hey Safari..

    Had been back gambling unfortunately..

    Just called the hotline again..

    Day 1 starts today..

    Have to keep working on myself..

    F#ck gambling

    Going to use this as my journal..
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    TheTiges
    Moderator
    Posts: 82
    Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:32 pm

    Re: 100 day challenge starts today

    Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:42 pm

    hi @AlcoholicGambler91 ,

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a hard time recently. Lapses are a common thing during recovery, try not to be too hard on yourself. It sounds like you're ready to pick yourself back up and get back on track, it's great to hear that determination. Using this space to journal can help keep you focussed and give you a place to discuss any challenges that might pop up, as well as get some advice from others in the forum.

    Here is a link to the blog, there are good articles with tips for building resilience, ways to manage urges and working on will power. It's always worth checking out.

    https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/blog

    I'm looking forward to hearing about your journey!
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