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  • Day 7

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Jo-Anne
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    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Sat May 12, 2018 3:00 pm

    From Life's Little Instruction Book!

    Don't be afraid to say "I don't know"
    Don't be afraid to say "I made a mistake"
    Don't be afraid to say "I need help"
    Don't be afraid to say "I'm sorry"
    Never underestimate the power of words to heal and reconcile relationships

    I would add "and deeds" to the last quote for sure......I have done this with many family members in recent months and the relationships have improved well beyond expectations
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    How the F did I get here
    Senior Member
    Posts: 263
    Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Sat May 12, 2018 9:11 pm

    That is terrific Jo!!!!!!
    Being able to get all of your granddaughters clothing items all at once!
    What great timing, gosh what a proud moment that would have been for you.
    You can't get any better in life than that.
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    Cazza
    Senior Member
    Posts: 261
    Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:23 am

    Re: Day 7

    Sun May 13, 2018 8:43 pm

    Hi Jo , sounded like a lovely night with your son.
    Moments like those are to be treasured and am sure he is very proud of how well you are doing.
    Hope you have a lovely week. 😊
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    Jo-Anne
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    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Mon May 14, 2018 8:42 am

    Thanks very much Cazza and Tara! I'm so happy to see you both doing so well :)

    So I have had a lovely Mothers Day weekend ...Friday night spent with my son as I have already posted about :) Dinner Saturday night with my daughter and two grandchildren, We so enjoyed going out together in the evening....Yesterday gardening and trip to Bunnings which they have very kindly opened down the road a bit just for me. :) Bought myself a little pressie from there!!

    A huge difference to many previous years that were spent depressed and alone!! Life does get better when we seek help and work hard to understand the underlying reasons we gamble and work on helping ourselves. It is always one day at a time and as the days add up, I am constantly surprised what can be achieved! Even very damaged relationships can be healed and trust restored over time!

    Onward and upward Day 165......17 days to six months!
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    pamela
    Senior Member
    Posts: 1709
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Mon May 14, 2018 10:10 am

    You are doing a great job of rebuilding your life Jo-Anne,it is really heartening to read..
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    Jo-Anne
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    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 pm

    Thanks so much Pamela. Truly your kindness and those words mean a lot to me. I am aspiring to get to where you are now and well beyond...one day at a time....Say no to gambling right!!
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    pamela
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    Posts: 1709
    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Mon May 14, 2018 9:37 pm

    You are welcome..just keep saying no to gambling today..it does get easier to the point you dont think of them..stay strong and happy
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    Jo-Anne
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    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Sat May 19, 2018 9:51 am

    Loving coming here and reading how WELL 😊😊😊😊 everyone is doing!!! Well done!! Even though we are all still dealing with the aftermath of our gambling, we are not giving in to the urge to block it all out through relapse.....so happy for everyone!!

    Have a fantastic weekend!!

    Day 170......12 days to 6 months 😊😊
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    pamela
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    Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:38 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Sat May 19, 2018 10:29 pm

    Nearly there..not long only a few days..a great effort
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    Jo-Anne
    Senior Member
    Posts: 457
    Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:40 pm

    Re: Day 7

    Thu May 24, 2018 9:34 am

    Day 175......7 days to six months......I have got this

    Am so busy through the week as work have just put me on full time.....I just have to watch the stress levels! I get home from work, cook dinner and crash on the couch until I fall asleep!! Too tired for urges. Weekends are full too, gardening, housework, visiting, having grandkids over, helping my dad relocate back to the city.

    This week I actually got my poor car serviced, and fortunately the mechanic said there was nothing wrong with it!! Also I bought my grandchildren a bed each. Second hand but very good quality. I still have $325 in the bank with rent and bills paid......great feeling!

    I am feeling very strong in my resolve to beat this thing this time around.

    Have a good day everyone......

    Jo😊
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