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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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    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:51 am

    Hi @Hollymonster,

    That's good to hear, sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Great job keeping the urges away! :cool:

    Yes, telling your wife will definitely help you in keeping the accountability in check.

    Day 15 for you today, congrats on getting through the first two weeks! Keep up the good fight! ;);
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    Hollymonster
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:20 pm

    Another weekend without a bet completed.
    Had a little urge yesterday as I was home alone doing nothing, so to combat this I went outside and did some work to keep me busy. This took my urge away pretty quickly so a good outcome
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:31 am

    Hi @Hollymonster,

    Thanks for keeping us posted. That's fantastic, good job on managing the urge!

    Day 22 today, way to go! :D
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    Menz199
    Senior Member
    Posts: 226
    Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:11 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:14 pm

    hi @Hollymonster
    How are you going?
    Congratulations on making it this far and managing the urge.
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    Damaged_Armour
    Senior Member
    Posts: 104
    Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:17 pm

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:55 am

    Hollymonster wrote:
    Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:20 pm
    Another weekend without a bet completed.
    Had a little urge yesterday as I was home alone doing nothing, so to combat this I went outside and did some work to keep me busy. This took my urge away pretty quickly so a good outcome
    The devil will try and temp you...
    " you've been good, you deserve a little punt "
    " just $10, and stop after that "

    I've dipped my toe back in so many times, only to fall in head first sooner or later, some times using frustration as an excuse.

    Don't give in.

    Stay strong.
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    There's No such thing as "Just Once"

    You want to stop gambling? Ok great, put your boxing gloves on.
    Printemps
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    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:49 am

    @Hollymonster how are things tracking for you this weekend? keep us posted, hope you're doing well :);
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    Hollymonster
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:29 pm

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the feedback, it's been awesome to see people following how I'm going.
    I appreciate it!!

    Well another weekend done and thankfully no punt and not a single urge to do so!!

    Working hard and hopefully it continues to get easier

    Will update again next week, and a BIG thanks for the support!!!!
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    Hollymonster
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    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:34 pm

    Damaged_Armour wrote:
    Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:55 am
    Hollymonster wrote:
    Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:20 pm
    Another weekend without a bet completed.
    Had a little urge yesterday as I was home alone doing nothing, so to combat this I went outside and did some work to keep me busy. This took my urge away pretty quickly so a good outcome
    The devil will try and temp you...
    " you've been good, you deserve a little punt "
    " just $10, and stop after that "

    I've dipped my toe back in so many times, only to fall in head first sooner or later, some times using frustration as an excuse.

    Don't give in.

    Stay strong.
    Absolutely!!
    My aim is to not have a punt at all.
    As you said, it'd be too easy to tell myself to just do a small $10 bet, but that could easily snowball into $1,000 if it starts to get exciting!
    I know I can't just do a small bet, so nothing at all is the only way.

    Thanks for the feedback
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    spentitallagain
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    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:34 pm

    You’re exactly like me mate.

    I start with $50 or $100 but it’s never enough

    At times I’ll be betting $2000
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    Hollymonster
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sun May 30, 2021 3:40 am

    Re: Admitting I have a problem

    Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:19 pm

    Another successful week!!
    After a few drinks and my AFL team had a big win on Friday it was the perfect scenario to continue drinking and have a few bets. Surprisingly at the time it didn't even cross my mind!!..

    On Friday afternoon however I remembered an online sportsbetting account I could have access too, again I didn't touch it or a computer.

    Another week down on my journey to 100 days and so far so good 👍
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