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Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:51 am
by Lovely Cat Lady
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! ;);

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:20 pm
by Hollymonster
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

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:31 am
by Lovely Cat Lady
Hi @Hollymonster,

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

Day 22 today, way to go! :D

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:14 pm
by Menz199
hi @Hollymonster
How are you going?
Congratulations on making it this far and managing the urge.

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:55 am
by Damaged_Armour
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.

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:49 am
by Printemps
@Hollymonster how are things tracking for you this weekend? keep us posted, hope you're doing well :);

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:29 pm
by Hollymonster
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!!!!

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:34 pm
by Hollymonster
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

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:34 pm
by spentitallagain
You’re exactly like me mate.

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

At times I’ll be betting $2000

Re: Admitting I have a problem

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:19 pm
by Hollymonster
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 👍