can I see the light

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Re: can I see the light

Postby Elouisa » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:59 am

Go Pamela! So happy for you 😃.
Your effort and record of progress is fantastic.
Keep up the good work - I'm following you haha

Discovering the value of a dollar must make a difference to you now. (The things we deprived ourselves of because we were broke or saving it for a session...)

All the best on your successful journey
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Re: can I see the light

Postby pamela » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:44 am

Day 154 and doing great..still have to take one day at a time but no real urges and if I have an urge it soon passes..keep saying no to pokies..and thanks to everyone for the support.
Lets start the New Year pokie free and comtinue throughout the year..I will not feed a machine today
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Re: can I see the light

Postby Elouisa » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:56 am

Pamela you have done a great job staying free from the dreaded machines! Well done to you and for encouraging all us others 😊.
Yes for me it was a merry Christmas also - not having those urges to gamble - and enjoying the festivities for once instead!
Best thing ever that I took this challenge and read these posts. I would be in a dark place now.
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Re: can I see the light

Postby pamela » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:40 pm

Day 149 today..merry xmas to you all..hope you all have a gamble free xmas
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Re: can I see the light

Postby Elouisa » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:42 pm

Very pleased to hear this Pamela. Good on you!
Every day without gambling is a good day.
You've come a long way and no stupid machine is worth undoing all your hard work.
Keep going - not long until your second round!
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Re: can I see the light

Postby pamela » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:44 am

Day 141 and going strong
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Re: can I see the light

Postby Elouisa » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:38 pm

Hi Pamela great to hear you have so many days up! Well done and thanks for keeping us posted.
I'm just over half of you (75 days) .
Like you said - I also have to consciously think of gambling now whereas it was always on my mind.
Or else money was - how to get more to gamble then how to recover/recoup.

You made a good point how the machines will dominate our life.
Everything was boring except whilst feeding the pokies.

Now I am more content with everyday life. Work is to pay bills and earn a living not squander earnings.
I am more patient, focussed, organised, alert and definitely happier.

Having some money saved for Christmas feels great. I was so scared I'd slip and end up broke by now.

I doubt I'll ever go back - sounds cocky but I feel so different and in control.
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Re: can I see the light

Postby pamela » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:43 am

Well I am on day 140 today..I never thought I would or could make it this far.I love waking up knowing the first thing I think of is not the pokies.They used to dominate my life so much and now I barely give them a thought.I do still sometimes get a flutter in my stomach but it doesnt last long .it is not like it used to be.I owe a lot to my counsellor and to the support and encouragement I get here.I will always be on guard but the pokies will not dominate my life again.I will not feed a machine today
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Re: can I see the light

Postby thanh son » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:02 pm

hi pamela, i m a problem gambler like everyone in this forum. and good to see some positive outcomes ...i hope you can h keep away from those stupid pokies machines that killing numerous people and families in Australia..including myself...i m near half dead when i post this ...with mental and physical health deteriorating everyday..arising from gamblings...i going to see face to face with councelling and hoping the good things will follow. why are we gambling? ...to win money right? so after win that money, we are going to pay bills and spend that winnings and keep our hard earned income for savings or something else..right?...wrong! 100%that is a wrong idea from the beginnings..and most of us here get caught on that idea silently and the results? we lost the money we made from work ...like many, i will try again , again and again just to win back the lost money, until we got hooked uunconsciously...and until we deeply in debts that we realized gambling has become big problems...i bet on any sports, online and at outlets, playing pokies, casino..etc...all and all just try to win money ...but as i mentioned earlier, we are all losers at the end...if we satisfied of what we are ie: income earned from works, centrelink pensions, and spend that money for our living expenses, take that greedy thoughts of trying to win money from gambling, then we are ok...but can we do it? can we ? i cant..and that created problems for me and my family and perhaps for all of us here...please help us God!
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Re: can I see the light

Postby Charlotte (facilitator) » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:28 pm

Great to read about you all putting one foot in front of the other along the path of recovery. Each day not gambling is a milestone, so well done to everyone! It's not an easy road, but with determination and the motivation that is boosted by the support provided here, you are all making significant changes :)

More power to you!
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