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    BrisbaneLad
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    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Back again, once again

    Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:34 am

    Hi all,

    Once again the last few months ive fallen off the bandwagon.

    So much dislike for self right now, so much frustration why we cant (well i, i am inspired by many on here) kick this damn thing!

    Reset the clock, Day 1 here we go.

    Thanks to all the amazing people on here.

    Much love x
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Posts: 90
    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:26 am

    Day 2 - feeling strong, feeling stronger after reading many of your journeys and positive outcomes.

    Yesterday i rejigged my entire budget to effectively have access to less than $200 cash per month, and put it in places i cant "access" it as cash and just pay bills from.

    I feel by removing that opportunity, that it will definitely help.

    Happy Monday everyone, and have a positive gambling free week!
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    BrisbaneLad
    Member
    Posts: 90
    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:27 pm

    Day 3 - tough day with family and work today. Normal coping mechanism - grab some money and go to the casino.. Apparently it makes me feel better.

    Have a close friend who i will confide in soon, and just transferred her my available cash, and asked to hold it for me. I cant be trusted at any stage, let alone Day 3, when it is so easy to go do it again, and fall of the wagon once again.

    Feeling bloody aweful.

    Hope everyone has had a reasonable to great day.

    Much Love
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    Lovely Cat Lady
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    Posts: 526
    Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 9:30 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:39 pm

    Hi @BrisbaneLad,

    I'm really sorry to hear you had a tough day today. You've shown a lot of motivation and determination in putting into place great strategies, such as limiting your access to cash, coming back on the forums and transferring your available cash to your friend today. It's great that you're planning to tell your friend soon. Sometimes people react much better than we expect and we gain an ally.

    Let us know how you go. Hoping tomorrow is a better day than today for you.
    Keep up the good fight! :);
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    Anita44
    Senior Member
    Posts: 363
    Joined: Sat May 08, 2021 9:30 pm

    Re: Back again, once again

    Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:03 pm

    Hi BrisbaneLad

    How are you doing?

    Sorry I try to answer your message back but I'm not sure if it go thought to you or not. Just let me know please.
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Posts: 90
    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:00 am

    Hey @Anita44 , no nothing came through.

    Im going well, how are you going?

    Well, 7 days down, 93 to go to the first hurdle to be jumped. Been an up and down week, mainly down, but hey, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger right?

    As i get paid monthly, thats tomorrow - lots and lots of strategies in place to ensure that money disappears quickly into the right places, and not where it has been going. Hopefully that will make it near impossible for me to even have the opportunity over the next 4 weeks.

    Strength in reading all your stories and much love to all.

    Have a good week
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    Anita44
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    Re: Back again, once again

    Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:58 am

    Hi BrisbaneLad

    I'm good thank, other than car accident.

    I did try to answer you back but I don't know why not send through.

    Welldone you doing very well, wow 1 month paid that it's very long time to the next paid, make sure you go treat something nice to yourself instead and the rest of the paid lock it up safe.

    I am self exclusion from the star gold coast now and it's applied for the star Brisbane too for the next 5 yrs, It been very good, wake up every morning that I know I can't go their before work even I have the urge to gamble.

    Yes you are right hopefully we all get stronger from our life experience.
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Posts: 90
    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:35 am

    That’s super @Anita44 !

    Great news and well done you for taking those proactive steps.

    Well monthly pay went in this morning and it’s all been sent to other places.

    Not sure I really deserve anything just yet, so I might just save that treat over till next month.

    I feel I have to work for it, and right now, less than 2 weeks seems a bit weak.

    Anyway, I’ve removed the “opportunity” with the money situation now for 4 weeks, so bring on the next few days.

    Much love to all. Stay strong
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    Anita44
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    Re: Back again, once again

    Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:35 pm

    Hi BrisbaneLad

    How are you been?

    That sound great, that you put most of your paid away.

    I try my very best not to gamble anymore, as long as I don't have urge to gamble it's good, but when the urge pop on my head I can't control it, than here we go again haha.

    It's make alots easy if all the gamble ban in this country but we all know it's not gonna happen.

    I wake up everyday, telling myself no gamble today, but to be honest how long would that last, I only take each day as it come.
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:17 am

    Re: Back again, once again

    Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:49 am

    Hey @Anita44 , that is such a great way hey - every day at a time, one by one.

    Today, Day 11, only 89 to go to the first post hahahaha! It does feel good to reach for something such as 100 days. Wish my sleep was getting better, but its so bad at the moment.

    Lots of thoughts of guilt and what could have been. Trying to push through that, so i can be fresh and stay strong and positive the day after!

    You are so right - this country, and its government is so addicted to gambling and its revenue - it sure makes it tough, but like you said - its on us to rise above it hey!

    Have a great Thursday!
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