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Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:57

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Spaceman your in.

Great to see the excitement and enthusiasm for the challenge. Starts from weds but I'll say anyone checking in from today will make next Mondays update.

We've had a lot of sign ups, great to see so many that want to take a stand and change their lives. This is a tough challenge and however many days you have under your belt unfortunately any day could be the day we give in to temptation, yes it does get easier but we all must keep our guard up, stay strong and make the right choices. I hope we can all make the right moves and celebrate on Jan 31st in just over 3 months time. It will be a great achievement and what a way to start the new year.

Keep checking in every week, everyone stick with it and I hate to say this next bit but I will if anyone does have a slip which I hope is not the case please don't give up, most if not all have had some sort of slip on our road to recovery. Admitting it is the best cause of action and getting right back on the horse, don't let that slip take hold and be proud of your resolve in coming back. No one will be removed from this challenge (unless you ask me to) and also anyone looking to join after 1st Nov is more than welcome. If it can help you stay off gambling then go for it. That's the only aim here. I've had enough of the gambling world and I know you have to so let's complete this challenge and end the year on a fantastic note.

Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 14:02

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Excellent thanks alot. This is day 1 for me

Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 16:39

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

I need this challenge I've relapsed

Posted on:
Mon, 30/10/2017 - 19:45

Tomwwrl

Joined:
2016-09-25

Hi , new to the forum count me in ! 

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 06:29

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

Checking in for the start of this!

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 06:51

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Count me in please :)

Ready for the challenge!

9 days GF

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:21

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

All names updated.

Christer1 sorry to hear of your relapse but great to hear you coming back and keeping up the fight. Stick with it, you know from the relapse that you ain't missing anything. Stay strong, one day at a time, create a goal maybe get to 1 day, 1 week, double figures, 1 month etc. Get those blocks in place, do what you have to do and great to have you with us for this challenge.

Posted on:
Tue, 31/10/2017 - 15:52

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

Thanks for the advise.feels like a kick in the you know what when it happens but yes blocks s are in place and I have to move on

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:44

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

Here we go people let's make this work goodluck

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:16

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Can I join the challenge too please? Let’s do this everyone x

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:07

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Day 1 - it starts! 

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:33

JamesG

Joined:
2017-09-13

 

 

Hi - I would like to join also. Been GF since 23/10/17

 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:38

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Checking in my day 3 and day 1 in the challenge. Feeling positive

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 18:41

Unicorntears

Joined:
2017-10-14

Checking in day 1 and 19 days GF

First time in ages not spent one single penny of my wages on it 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 18:50

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal checking in on the challenge

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 07:58

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Mixer checking in - because being GF matters.

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 08:16

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

2 more for the group and lots of check ins love it. I'll check in myself. All the best to everyone, stay strong

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 08:21

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Checkin in on Day 2...

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 08:53

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

Checking in d2 and 3rd gf ree day

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 08:54

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

Checking in!

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:35

velvet7

Joined:
2017-05-26

Hi everyone, 22 days gf today, looking forward to a relatively stress free Christmas!

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 14:11

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Checking in on day 67 gf .... all the best to everyone on this challenge

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 17:59

sjwsjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Checking in day 37 GF, not the easiest day but we will not be gambling

Nice to see a good amount of people join the challange! Stay strong everyone, lets do this

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 19:33

Alimbutt

Joined:
2017-06-23

Checking in 7 days gf and counting

Posted on:
Thu, 02/11/2017 - 22:27

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Checking in my day 4 and day 2 in the challenge

Posted on:
Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:28

Roseivy

Joined:
2017-10-07

Checking in. 27 days gf. Good luck everyone :)

Posted on:
Sat, 04/11/2017 - 19:30

No broke casinos

Joined:
2017-10-29

Count me in please I was trying myself so with everyone else involved even better for encouragement ☺☺☺

Posted on:
Sat, 04/11/2017 - 21:56

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely xx

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 00:46

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

Checking in on day 5 gf hope everyone else is still focused

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 06:37

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

156 GF DAYS !!! Checking in :) 

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 08:23

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in on 35 days - five weeks done and this has seen me do almost half my Christmas shopping ... using money I know I'd have otherwise gambled !

Not gambling for Christmas really does pay off ! We all know none of us ever wins or finds happiness through gambling.

Great to be part of the Christmas Challenge, and seeing so many people sign up. We all know that without gambling we'll have a much better time over the busy festive period, spending lots, but on our family and friends and going out to Christmas meals and parties.

Time is precious over Christmas too. Without gambling eating into our time, we will all be much more focussed on enjoying being around friends and family. Surely none of us could make the choice to gamble, if you're here at the start of the challenge and ready to quit until at least 31st January, ensure you take whatever steps to help you get there. Whether that be blocking software or handing over your bank card to someone you trust. It can be embarrassing telling someone close about your gambling issues. But it could just be the one thing you need to help you succeed.

Best wishes to everyone signed up for this, let's smash it !!! 

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 12:01

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Checking in :)

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 21:37

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

Checking in :)

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 21:45

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in :)

Posted on:
Sun, 05/11/2017 - 22:22

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Checking in my day 7 feeling good

Posted on:
Mon, 06/11/2017 - 11:35

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

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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SLS
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tootoughtocall
TomS
Adamjamal2014-2017

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 02:01

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

On day 7 gfree days

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:13

Stewbidd

Joined:
2017-11-07

Count me in!

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:30

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Checking in :)

Posted on:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 21:20

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Your in Stewbidd. Great to have you on board

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 11:48

Markman

Joined:
2011-12-14

Can I join your group? No gambling until Christmas and beyond is just what the Doctor ordered. I am hardly gambling these days but when I do it usually sets me right back. I do so love a challenge!

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 13:07

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

Sam checking in for another gamble free week :)

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 14:25

Melonade

Joined:
2017-10-31

Can I join? 8th day GF :) 

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 19:53

sjwsjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Checking in day 43GF, hope everyone is well

Posted on:
Wed, 08/11/2017 - 20:19

Unicorntears

Joined:
2017-10-14

Checking in for this week 

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 07:05

Alimbutt

Joined:
2017-06-23

Checking in 14 days gf yeah!!!!!

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 07:47

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal checking in all gf

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 09:08

Dave1982.

Joined:
2013-01-02

I'm back here again went 160 days up until March then have lost 10k feel ridiculous

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 09:38

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Welcome 3 new members, the lists updated. Well done for having the strength to stand up and be willing to change your life's for the better. ODAAT!

Neveragain121016 checking in

Posted on:
Thu, 09/11/2017 - 13:50

Spaceman

Joined:
2017-01-27

Checking in my day 11 gf 

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