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#1 Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 00:15

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Here we go again another challenge. Challenges can help keep us on the right path and help give us the strength to make the right choices that are key to staying off gambling.

Christmas is a great time but is a tough time for many, for us with an addiction it can put a real strain on our resolve. The financial worries, pressures and family commitments all can get very stressful and become overwhelming. What we mustn't do is look for that escape that we often go to that causes us more and more pain than the problem we were trying to escape. So I hope this challenge can help get us through this time and end 2017 and start 2018 in the right way.

The challenge will be 3 months starting 1st November, ending 31st January. To join just post a reply on this thread and I'll add your name. To stay on the list check in at least once a week (weeks running Monday - Sunday). I will do a brief update every Monday with a list of all that have checked in for the previous week, there gamble free days and any milestones achieved. Feel free to join up at anytime from now until the challenge finishes. I hope this will help all involved.

Bring on the challenge and bring on 2018.

***UPDATE***

Below is the first update post, I have included it here to give an idea of how I'm doing them.

Good morning, first update of the challenge. First off a bit of admin, if I've missed anyone off please let me know and I'll rectify asap. Also the day counts I'm getting off your account page on the day I do the update so it's an update for the week previous but the day count is from the day I do the check in, it just makes it a little easier to do the update. If you choose not to display your gamble free days on your account page, that is fine and I will put your name on the check in list and just an X for the day count. You'll see below the list of all checked in from last Monday to Sunday then a gap and the remaining members of the challenge that did not check in. If you find yourself on the second list all you need to do is check in and you'll be promoted to the top list for the following update.

I'll copy this post and add it to the first or second post on this thread as it outlines how the updates will work.

With that out the way welcome everyone to the Christmas challenge. I'm looking forward to it. I hope that it helps us all finish the year and start 2018 in the strongest way possible. Well done to all checking in for week one. Stay strong and look forward to seeing all those check ins come in.

Neveragain121016 - 583
Change - 38
Mixer - 87
Bal - 938
Christer1 - 7
Ineffable - 1
Sam Crow - 525
Unicorntears - 24
Sars27 - 157
chartom3 - 71
Roseivy - 30
velvet7 - 27
boxingdayfresh - 36
Alimbutt - X
sjwsjw - 41
Spaceman - 8
Tomwwrl - 8
Moorey631986 - 15
Casey - 932
JamesG - X
No broke casinos - X

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Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 00:16

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Those stepping up and saying I will end 2017 gamble free and start 2018 in the best way possible are....

Neveragain121016 (prev 30thSept)
Change
Mixer
Adamjamal2014-2017
Bal
Wentworth
Slot Fool
Christer1
Ineffable
Sam Crow
Unicorntears
Sars27
tootoughtocall
chartom3
Roseivy
TomS
velvet7
boxingdayfresh
wallyweird
adam808
SLS
Stupidmistakes
Santababy25
myfreedom
simonb47
Seventy7
Pols
Alimbutt
sjwsjw
Spaceman
Tomwwrl
Moorey631986
Casey
JamesG
Stewbidd
Markman
Melonade
Dave1982.
Veebee
Shane78
Natalie1983
amt722
MickMUFC
ADJ

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 19:10

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

I'll join you Neveragain!

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 20:45

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Count me in too :)

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 21:01

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

I am in :)

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 21:09

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal is in

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 21:54

Dean0

Joined:
2017-09-14

Count me in

Posted on:
Mon, 16/10/2017 - 22:19

Slot Fool

Joined:
2017-09-20

I'm in please

Posted on:
Tue, 17/10/2017 - 00:40

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Been a busy day but coming online tonight and it's great to see 6 members stepping up to the challenge. Best wishes to you all

Posted on:
Tue, 17/10/2017 - 01:47

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

I'm in please

Posted on:
Tue, 17/10/2017 - 02:25

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Count me in please :)

 

Posted on:
Tue, 17/10/2017 - 18:38

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

I'm in :)

Posted on:
Tue, 17/10/2017 - 23:16

Unicorntears

Joined:
2017-10-14

I'll do it please 

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 06:44

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

4 new recruits, great to have you with us

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 07:33

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

I'm in again bro !

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:32

tootoughtocall

Joined:
2017-10-17

Hi. i'm new on here and will happily join in

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:42

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

I am up for joining the Christmas Challenge think its a great idea

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 11:04

Roseivy

Joined:
2017-10-07

I'm in please. Great idea, thanks.

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 15:48

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Another 4 stepping up, great to see. Welcome all

Posted on:
Wed, 18/10/2017 - 15:52

TomS

Joined:
2017-09-19

Im In! :)

Posted on:
Thu, 19/10/2017 - 22:17

velvet7

Joined:
2017-05-26

I'm on board, without a doubt.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/10/2017 - 22:26

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Great to have you both, your on the list

Posted on:
Thu, 19/10/2017 - 22:37

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Hello I'd like to join the Christmas Challenge  too please. I'm 18 days gamble free and welcome the oppportunity to commit to no gambling for Christmas. 

Posted on:
Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:42

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

You've made the right choice boxingdayfresh. Great to have you with us

Posted on:
Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:47

wallyweird

Joined:
2017-09-18

Put me in guys thanks

Posted on:
Sat, 21/10/2017 - 20:34

adam808

Joined:
2017-08-27

Sign me up!

Posted on:
Sat, 21/10/2017 - 20:51

SLS

Joined:
2017-10-21

I'm in! Starting now. I want today to be my last day I've made a wager!

Posted on:
Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:01

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Checking in :)

Posted on:
Sun, 22/10/2017 - 13:50

Stupidmistakes

Joined:
2017-10-19

I'm in too.

Posted on:
Sun, 22/10/2017 - 21:57

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in ... Day 72!

Posted on:
Sun, 22/10/2017 - 23:07

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in on day 21 ! 

Posted on:
Mon, 23/10/2017 - 07:18

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Looking forward to starting on 1 November in the hope it will give me a little extra impetus to keep gf.

Posted on:
Mon, 23/10/2017 - 19:34

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

More new sign ups - great to see more people fighting this horrible addiction we have the misfortune of having.

A few check ins also, very keen, we ain't started yet boys! Love the enthusiasm though. Keep it coming, keep checking in from now and forever, let's never gamble again.

Also a bit of house keeping, theres quite a few sign ups now so if you'd all take a look at the second post which is a list of all who have joined and if I have missed you off apologies, just let me know and I'll add you asap.

Posted on:
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 06:34

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Hi Neveragain,

I am on your list twice - I posted twice - sorry.  Just 8 days to the start of this challenge. Looking forward to it!

Posted on:
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:05

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Well spotted!

Posted on:
Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:27

Santababy25

Joined:
2017-10-23

Im in! X

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 09:31

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

I love Christmas so love the name. Welcome aboard.

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 16:23

myfreedom

Joined:
2012-08-14

Definitely count me in! thank you

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 17:32

simonb47

Joined:
2017-10-25

Count me in too.

Posted on:
Wed, 25/10/2017 - 22:54

Seventy7

Joined:
2017-10-25

In!

Posted on:
Thu, 26/10/2017 - 08:23

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Names updated. 26 now! Awesome stuff, all the best to all.

Posted on:
Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:27

Pols

Joined:
2017-10-24

Add me please :)

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 07:12

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Pols you're in. Good to have you with us

Posted on:
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 18:54

Alimbutt

Joined:
2017-06-23

Can you add me please xxx

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 23:04

sjwsjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Me too please, 32 days GF. Lets do this

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 23:45

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Welcome to you both, your on the list

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 23:53

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

I'm looking forward to this starting on Wednesday... I need this.

Posted on:
Sat, 28/10/2017 - 23:59

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

67 gf ree looking forward to this starting

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 19:34

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Hi there i’ll join too if thats ok 

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 20:44

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in Day 79 and looking forward to a gambling free Christmas - it's the only way

Posted on:
Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:13

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

149 days GF ! Checking in :)

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