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  • Admitting I have a problem

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Posts: 512
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:26 am

    Hey @Hollymonster,

    Well done, that's fantastic!!! I'm really glad for you. :D

    Day 36 today, little over a month. Keep those milestones coming.

    Hope you have another successful week! :cool:
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Posts: 512
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 pm

    Hey @Hollymonster,

    We haven't heard from you, so just wondering how are you going?

    Today is your Day 50 out of 100 - congratulations!!!

    Hope you're faring well despite lockdown. :);
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    Hollymonster
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:09 am

    Hi,
    Thanks for letting me know, WOW half way there already!!!
    I can gladly say I have not had a single bet since I started thus challenge.
    I was a little tempted on Saturday as I was home alone and briefly considered putting $50 in to play with and having a few beers - I obviously said no so went outside and did a bit of work on the camper trailer.

    Just over half way now, so looking forward to making it to day 100!

    Thanks 😊
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    Printemps
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    Posts: 334
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:33 pm

    @Hollymonster 50 days without a bet is a really fantastic job!

    It sounds like on Sunday you worked through that urge and refocused on something else! Every time you are able to push through those urges, it gets easier in future! :o

    Keep us up to date on how you're going! And any other techniques that have been useful for you!
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    Printemps
    Moderator
    Posts: 334
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:49 pm

    @Hollymonster Hey! It's 75 days of your 100 Day Challenge!

    What an exciting milestone! How are you feeling? :o

    Do you have any words of advice or encouragement for the community?
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    Meercat21
    Junior Member
    Posts: 24
    Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:41 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:49 pm

    Well today I did just that and I think forward the first time ever truly now believe it. I am going to do this 100 day challenge and then I will tackle everything else as I go along. I woke up today loathing myself and for the first time in my life having crazy thoughts. I just feel so much hatred towards myself and alot of sadness today but I know tomorrow is a new day and hopefully to the start of a new chapter - I can only hope anyway.
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    Anita44
    Senior Member
    Posts: 360
    Joined: Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 pm

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:29 pm

    Hi Meercat21

    I use to feel the same as you right now and I still feel that now and than. This addition are very killing our soul, but we just have to take each day as it come, always a better day tomorrow.
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    Meercat21
    Junior Member
    Posts: 24
    Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:41 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:29 pm

    @Anita44 Thanks for your support I am going to give it a really good try - 2 days down and 98 to go !
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    Hollymonster
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:51 am

    Hey,
    WOW day 75 already!!
    It really has gone by so fast, there's no urge to have a punt and the habit has changed.
    The 1st 2 weeks were the most difficult but after that it's been easy.
    Just getting over the habit of a drink and gamble was what I really needed to conquer and since then its been a breeze 😊
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    Printemps
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    Posts: 334
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:28 am

    @Hollymonster That's really fantastic to hear! It sounds like you worked out drinking was a trigger and worked through that, honestly identifying triggers and working out how to overcome them is so difficult, so good on you!

    I love the positive tone! You got through those first two weeks and now look at you! :o
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