A fresh start!

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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Springhope17 » Mon May 28, 2018 4:15 pm

Thanks for all the support it means a lot!
The best thing about this forum is that there are so many people who are going through the exact same thing where as before I felt so alone.
Wishing everyone all the best at staying GF
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby suz-free » Sun May 27, 2018 8:14 pm

Hi & well done springhope, it's great to see you're doing the challenge again. I have only ever made it to day 25, it's been hard ever since but I'm inspired when I read about successes like yours. Keep going strong.

Suzy :)
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Cazza » Sun May 27, 2018 5:37 pm

Well done Springhope.
I have to admit i am not missing the rollercoaster of gamblers regret from spending all my wages and having nothing to live on from pay to pay.

I am still getting urges but as you say not as bad as they used to be.
Hour by hour, day by day we are getting further away from our addiction.
Have a lovely GF week 😊
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Mona58 » Sun May 27, 2018 1:24 pm

Well done Spring!

Keep that determination strong!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Springhope17 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:14 pm

It's been 5 weeks since i put my last $50 into those evil pokie machines.

As the days go by I can feel the urges getting weaker and weaker! The first 1-2 weeks were the hardest and the first pay day! As it was just routine going back trying to chase my loss from the previous pay day. Its a vicious cycle i felt like I was on a roller coaster and no matter how hard I tired I couldnt get off!
But now I am off the roller coaster and never want to go back and get trapped in that cycle of the never ending chasing losses!
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Mona58 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:16 am

Yes,. really need to take care of self,

We are no good to anyone if we are not good to ourselves!

Well done on 30 days.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Springhope17 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Thanks Mona!

Day 30 today. Had a counseling session today, It went really well.

Main thing I took out of it was I need to focus more on myself, So thats my plan for this week!
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Mona58 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:42 am

Stay strong Springhope ! You can do this!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.~Confucius
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Springhope17 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:01 pm

28 days GF today!

SO that's only 100 more to go to make it to where I was at before my relapse 128 days GF!
I have still been having a few urges but I have made sure I have been super busy so there is definitely no chance to gamble! That as well as limiting my access to cash!
Hope everyone has been having a good weekend and remaining strong!
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Re: A fresh start!

Postby Springhope17 » Wed May 16, 2018 3:25 pm

Thanks everyone for all the support! I have an appointment next week with a counsellor.

I have been having a few urges today, that is because I know come 5pm my fortnightly wage will be in my account! So i know tonight/tomorrow is my danger time!

I am trying to keep myself busy around the house and I will soon begin making dinner ensuring there is no excuses to go and gamble! Definitely am having the thoughts if I could win a few hundred i could pay this bill or that. Then the other half of my brain is screaming NOOOOO it hasnt worked yet and you are drowning in debt! WAKE UP and DONT DO IT. I am determined not to give in and fight the urges!

Today is day 24 GF
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