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  • my first Day 1

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Jean73
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Thu May 12, 2022 2:43 pm

    my first Day 1

    Thu May 12, 2022 2:52 pm

    Hi all
    Today's is my first day 1 of 100
    I'm totally over the guilt and stress I feel over my addiction.
    Fingers crossed it gets easier. My biggest hate is the mid week tension and anger over this addiction that consumes me demanding release.
    My palm is to put all my focus on my creative art work and my partner.
    2 x
    Betty B123
    Junior Member
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Thu May 12, 2022 4:49 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Thu May 12, 2022 4:52 pm

    My first day at being open about my gambling addiction. I can go for months without going to the pokies and then it creeps back in, and only when I loose a lot of money does the urge go away after I feel sick, and anxious and I feel shame
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    gzy3
    Senior Member
    Posts: 147
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Thu May 12, 2022 5:00 pm

    Hi @Betty B123 welcome to this forum!

    I hope you will feel welcomed and understood, and get some useful tips and advice from other people here.
    It is great that you opened up your gambling issue, which is a great first step for gambling free life.
    When it creeps back, what triggers you? Becoming aware of triggering situation may be helpful.

    Keep us posted on your journey, again welcome!
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    spentitallagain
    Senior Member
    Posts: 139
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Fri May 13, 2022 11:56 am

    Good on you for joining @Betty B123

    This is such a pressure reliever, post on the forum, keep complete anonymity and try and post everyday

    One day at a time
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    gzy3
    Senior Member
    Posts: 147
    Joined: Thu May 09, 2019 3:39 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Fri May 13, 2022 12:35 pm

    Sorry I missed to welcome you @Jean73 , welcome to this forum!

    It is great that you have come to this forum to get closer to your gambling free life day by day.

    How have you been since last post? Have you been able to manage your feeling well in the mid week?
    It is nice that you do some artwork and spend time with your partner instead of gambling.

    Keep us posted, and remember one day at a time. Welcome to this forum again.
    0 x
    Jean73
    Junior Member
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Thu May 12, 2022 2:43 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Tue May 24, 2022 9:52 pm

    Well after the past week in and out of the emergency department I was ready to go loose a bucket load of money. At that moment an email from an online craft store hit my email. Along with the sale items was a tutorial for a new craft idea for me....happy to say I put 1/5 of the money I would have lost to buying some new craft supplies. Yippee.
    10 days free and counting thanks all for the boost.
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    Printemps
    Moderator
    Posts: 783
    Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 am

    Re: my first Day 1

    Wed May 25, 2022 7:21 am

    @Jean73 10 days is fantastic! How are you feeling? Investing in hobbies is a great approach! It's useful to keep yourself occupied and gives you an outlet! Keep up the amazing work!
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    spentitallagain
    Senior Member
    Posts: 139
    Joined: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm

    Re: my first Day 1

    Wed May 25, 2022 2:53 pm

    @Jean73 keep it up!! stay strong!!!
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