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1 year on...

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#1 Posted on:
Mon, 18/09/2017 - 13:34

Silver lining

Joined:
2016-09-20

 

Just wanted to share with you all that I am now one year gamble free. A year ago I came into Forum at rock bottom, I was a complete mess and couldn't see how I could possibly quit gambling.

One year on and things are so much better thanks to quitting this self destructive habbit.  It certainly hasn't been an easy journey, but one that was definitely worth making.

I wish you all the best in your recovery if I can do this you can too.

All the best

Silver

Posted on:
Mon, 18/09/2017 - 13:55

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

Very good words and good to hear you've recovered

Posted on:
Tue, 19/09/2017 - 11:25

Silver lining

Joined:
2016-09-20

Thanks for your support Christer

Posted on:
Tue, 19/09/2017 - 22:26

46 and out

Joined:
2017-08-08

Brilliant news Silver, congratulations. Keep up the great work :-)

Posted on:
Thu, 21/09/2017 - 19:08

adam808

Joined:
2017-08-27

Brilliant news - congratulations. Any tips for those at the start of their journey? 

Posted on:
Thu, 21/09/2017 - 19:17

conradnose

Joined:
2017-06-21

Awesome news Silver well done!

Posted on:
Fri, 22/09/2017 - 11:50

Silver lining

Joined:
2016-09-20

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Adam the best advice I can give you is to distract yourself from gambling especially in the early days.

I would always go to the bookies on my lunch break so instead I bought myself a bike and go out for an hour on that instead. Kept me from gambling and got a bit fitter as a bonus.

All the best.

 

Silver

Posted on:
Sat, 23/09/2017 - 11:47

Soggycash

Joined:
2017-09-19

Fantastic achievement,  long may your recovery continue.  Steve

Posted on:
Sat, 23/09/2017 - 19:48

adam808

Joined:
2017-08-27

Thanks Silver for those tips. I got paid yesterday and so far have remained gamble free which has never happened before and I honestly think you're right - I've slotted in new activities in my life and thrown myself into work. Fingers crossed I can achieve a year like yourself haha!

 

Posted on:
Mon, 25/09/2017 - 11:37

Silver lining

Joined:
2016-09-20

Well done Adam.

Take it day by day and that gamble free counter will soon creep up. Trust me if I can do a year gamble free you can too.

All the best

Silver

Posted on:
Mon, 25/09/2017 - 21:37

ste_ven

Joined:
2012-05-11

Well done Silver, here's to the next year. 

Take care and stay GF.

Posted on:
Wed, 27/09/2017 - 21:09

adam808

Joined:
2017-08-27

Thanks Silver for those tips. I will hopefully be in the same position as you next year!

Posted on:
Wed, 27/09/2017 - 21:37

Dan1985

Joined:
2015-10-19

All the best Silver. Well done in the big 365!!

A great achievement. You deserve it!!

Keep strong!!

Dan

Posted on:
Sat, 30/09/2017 - 20:50

Joydivider

Joined:
2015-03-11

well done Silver lining and I particularly like your line about a journey worth making.

It certainly is a journey worth making and I feel even better as my recovery goes on. Its difficult to describe other than a content and calm feeling of knowing I am thinking straight.

Best wishes to you

Posted on:
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:50

Jimmy47

Joined:
2016-09-21

Well done mate, these sort of stories which I spent most of last night and this morning reading sure do fill me with confidence that I can also reach the 1 year milestone. Thanks for sharing.

Posted on:
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 21:29

HopingForAFuture

Joined:
2017-09-26

Great to hear mate , your an inspiration