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Posted on:
Thu, 27/10/2016 - 18:32

Emonster

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2016-09-25

Anon100 wrote:

Well done, I'm 29 days and it feels so good.  Best wishes, stay strong and positive x 

Thanks anon100

Posted on:
Thu, 27/10/2016 - 18:33

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Redham wrote:
Hi Emonster, well done for getting this far. I am just starting out & I am determined to stay gf now & live a life without gambling. I will follow your progress so please
keep us updated when you have the time.

Well done, don't give on to your urges and come on here if you feel them. Stay strong!!!

Cheers Redham
4 days GF

Posted on:
Thu, 27/10/2016 - 18:36

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Day 32. Payday today and not even been to the cashline. Took everything I needed in to work so left my bank card at work, I'll do the same tomorrow. I finish at 9.30 tonight and I'll go to the gym then watch a movie and that'll be me for the night...

Posted on:
Sun, 30/10/2016 - 18:29

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Well been paid 3 days ago and still no gambling, couple of thoughts today about paying but just got up and on with things and I didn't give in. Truth be told I can't be bothered with it, let's hope it stays that way.

Posted on:
Mon, 31/10/2016 - 21:35

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Could I have finally cracked it? I know it's only 35 days but i really have no interest in playing online slots or having a coupon on. I know i still can't let my guard down but in all honesty at this moment in time I just can't be arsed with it and the **** that at comes with it. Here's hoping anyway and long may the days rack up..

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Tue, 01/11/2016 - 15:14

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

I Was up town today and it was always a habit of mine when up town to go in to the bookies and play slots, I hardly went up town for this reason as I could easily spend £300 in an hour playing slots. I'm glad to say, I never went In any although I'm not going to lie, I did think about it but then I just got In my head that I'd have to start from day one again and thats not something I want to do.. Now home.and I'll get on with what needs done around the flat!!

Posted on:
Wed, 02/11/2016 - 23:55

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Came in to a wee bit of money today and I'll confess, one of my first thoughts was i can afford to gamble, just shows that even after all this time not gambling that it's still on the back of my mind. I got the thoughts out my mind quickly by keeping my mind occupied by tidying up and watching a box set.

Posted on:
Thu, 03/11/2016 - 23:56

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Was up town today again and you know what?? the thought of going in to a bookies never even crossed my mind and its just now i just realised this. Not so long ago I'd avoid going as I knew the temptation to go in them would be too great and id end up playing the machines, well today i went up and it never even entered my head. I am starting to believe that I could really do it this time.. 28 years of gambling and it having control of me. i pray and hope that is has come to an end. 5 mins and another day complete!!

Posted on:
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 00:09

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Hi Eric and well done on remaining gf, it feels so good not to gamble doesn't it, I really had forgotten how to enjoy life , take care x 

Posted on:
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 06:45

Skyblueblue

Joined:
2016-10-06

31 Days for me :) Starting to really feel alive and happy. 

What a feeling - lets keep this going - next target - 50 Days!!

Posted on:
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 22:55

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Anon100 wrote:

Hi Eric and well done on remaining gf, it feels so good not to gamble doesn't it, I really had forgotten how to enjoy life , take care x 

cheers bud. Things are looking up and money in my pocket lol

Posted on:
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 22:55

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Skyblueblue wrote:

31 Days for me :) Starting to really feel alive and happy. 

What a feeling - lets keep this going - next target - 50 Days!!

Thanks sky we can do this!!

Posted on:
Fri, 04/11/2016 - 22:58

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Day 39

Days are really stacking up and I'm still as determined as ever. I've never been so confident in beating this as I am now. I still have the odd thought but nothing like where is be up all night searching for a site in not excluded from. Happy days!!

Posted on:
Sat, 05/11/2016 - 14:23

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Saturday so it's football day, mates keep going on about coupons and what they've got. Me I ain't bothered about it and ivetold them I've stopped gambling so no more coupons from me. Goof luck to them tho but I'll pass!!

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Sat, 05/11/2016 - 23:09

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Feeling a bit low tonight and i keep getting this niggling thought to gamble, If I gamble this little thought might go away and give me peace, sounds daft but tonight is a hard night and its too early to go to bed. Came on here to remind my self how well I'm doing and not to reset the days back to zero. Just want this night gone!!!

Posted on:
Sat, 05/11/2016 - 23:55

LifeBegins

Joined:
2013-03-28

Well done for coming on here when you're having a few urges. Gambling will get rid of that niggling thought but only for a short while....it will soon be replaced by the inevitable low and despair of the loss. You're doing so well. Don't throw away the progress made in the last 40 days.  Keep strong.

LifeBegins x

Posted on:
Sun, 06/11/2016 - 00:56

Skyblueblue

Joined:
2016-10-06

Emonster wrote:
Feeling a bit low tonight and i keep getting this niggling thought to gamble, If I gamble this little thought might go away and give me peace, sounds daft but tonight is a hard night and its too early to go to bed. Came on here to remind my self how well I'm doing and not to reset the days back to zero. Just want this night gone!!!

Hope you got through your evening unscathed...positive thoughts !!

Sbb

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Tue, 08/11/2016 - 10:52

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Got through the other night and since then I've not had a single thought about gambling, if anything it proved to me that I am strong willed and i can resist the temptation. Not been on last few days as call offs at work have had me working more hours than i should.

Going up town today again and i won't be visiting and bookies.

Posted on:
Sun, 13/11/2016 - 17:42

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

48 days gamble free.

Not been on much this week but I'm still going strong. This is another week free of gambling, feeling great about it and I'm not even thinking about it now, even when adverts pop up on social media it doesn't seem to interest me. Could I have finally beat this??

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 17:47

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Well I'm at the big 50 and proud as punch with myself, so far I've not once went looking to gamble as that eventually ends up losing hundreds. I still get thoughts of gambling but I think of the days I've achieved so far and don't want my days on here to go back to zero, so this forum I have to say is helping me in a big way and the more days I stack up I believe the easier it will become. Fingers crossed and bring on 50 more!!!

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 17:56

Lulubobs1966

Joined:
2015-07-19

Hi Emonster well done on 50 gf days :) stay strong best wishes Lu x

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 18:18

LifeBegins

Joined:
2013-03-28

50 days? That's great...well done you. These milestones bring a sense of achievement don't they? I'll look forward to your entry to the century club, but for now keep on keeping on. LB x

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 18:28

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Another hawaii day celebration
Well done on your 50 day's gf
O. A. U
Deano

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 22:44

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Thanks everyone. I was in a dark hole not too long ago thinking this is it, this Is me,this is who I am I'm a gambler and I'll always gamble, but fingers crossed I think I could be on my way to cracking it. I know i don't post on ppls forums which is probably a a bit shan of me as it's good that you know you have the support of everyone on here also. peace ✌

Posted on:
Wed, 16/11/2016 - 23:08

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Happy 50th gf day, mine too today.  5th of Jan will be 100, here's looking forward to it x 

Posted on:
Thu, 17/11/2016 - 00:13

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Well done anon100. Happy days, still along way to go for both of us but we all have to start somewhere.

Posted on:
Thu, 17/11/2016 - 01:17

brandon

Joined:
Before 2009

Well done on your 50 days mate, keep going. The thought of starting again at day 0 is a powerful motivation.

Posted on:
Sat, 19/11/2016 - 01:05

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Yeah it sure is brandon. Had a few thoughts today about gambling but I want to get to 100 days and beyond

Posted on:
Wed, 30/11/2016 - 11:30

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Not been on at all in the last wee while but im still going strong, now on 61 days of not gambling and I don't even think about it anymore. I'm not getting urges at night and I can quite happily go up town and not even think about the bookies. I am determined never to gamble again as long as I live!!

Posted on:
Tue, 06/12/2016 - 00:15

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

I can't believe I have been able to keep this up but I have. 2 months ago I was a a server low point and seen no way forward but I am starting to believe that I have finally beat this horrible disease that is gambling.. My thought processes now is completely different when I'm sitting at home.. I'll always be a gambling addict but hopefully an addict that's gamble free...

Posted on:
Tue, 06/12/2016 - 00:29

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Emonster, I turn my back for a few week and you already have over two months racked up ;) - what super progress. I am so pleased to here you mindset is in a very positive place.  What a great achievement - well deserved!

Posted on:
Tue, 13/12/2016 - 17:16

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Uncertain outcomes wrote:

Emonster, I turn my back for a few week and you already have over two months racked up ;) - what super progress. I am so pleased to here you mindset is in a very positive place.  What a great achievement - well deserved!

It's amazing how quickly the days rack up and its all about occupying your mind at times when you would normally had gambled. Still going strong!!

Posted on:
Tue, 13/12/2016 - 17:26

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

74 days gamble free, Xmas approaching, presents purchased without using credit cards. If anyone is reading this and not in a good place due to being consumed by gambling just a wee note to say if I can stop anyone can. I'm not saying for one moment that I'm over it as I know how easy it is to get Sucked back in. If you get urges just remember that's all they are, it's just a thought in your head, that is all, once you learn to change your way of thinking especially at times your most likely to gamble then you can overcome this addiction. I'm 43 gambled since I was 15 and this is probably the longest I've gone without gambling. Keep a diary, count the days and don't revert those days back to zero!!

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Thu, 29/12/2016 - 12:50

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Can't believe I'm here posting me being 90 days free of gambling. 3 months ago if you knew what I was like when I got the urges you would see that I was in it deep. I took the decision to come on here and I've never looked back. Thanks to this site and reading forums I knew I could beat this. urges are just a thought in your head and once you realise that's all they are, you can control it if you really want to but that decision lies with us alone.

Posted on:
Fri, 13/01/2017 - 19:43

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

105 days free of gambling, I'm a bit bored and from nowhere I just got an urge to play, thought I'd come on here to dampen that sucker!!

Posted on:
Sun, 22/01/2017 - 22:12

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Well my calculations is I've now been gamble free for 1 1 8 days. This is something I'm very proud of achieving and now my goal is 150 days. Im still as determined as ever and I'm making sure that that counter does not get reset. I've not played slots, not put a Coupon on and I've not even bought a scratch card. All my mates still do coupons and all I hear is hard luck stories and I feel like a winner every week as I've saved myself £40 from not putting one on. Whenever an advert pops up on my fb of a gambling site I just go in to notifications and turn that off, I've even stopped noticing how many gambling adverts are on tv, when i was gambling i noticed them all the time but now they dont bother me or get my attention Anyway next goal 150 days!!

Posted on:
Sat, 11/02/2017 - 20:07

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

138 days free and out of nowhere comes the urge to gamble, where the hell did that come from?? Got a few quid sitting in my bank and the urge was like, just play you can afford to lose such n such amount but that such n such amount I know would lead to it all and my 138days being reset to zero. It's just not happening!!

Posted on:
Sun, 12/02/2017 - 07:18

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Hi Emonster, 

We must always be in our guard because the insidious, destructive gambling monster is always trying to ambush us at every turn.

Whether we're on Day 1, or Day 10000, it's always skulking.

Huge kudos for reporting your 'sighting' and telling it where to go.

You're doing great; keep on full alert, Emonster, and keep enjoying the far superior life being GF brings, day by day!

Posted on:
Sun, 12/02/2017 - 21:56

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Thanks mixer, yeah it will always be there and it will only take that one lapse for all the hard work to be undone. There can never be "just a little gamble cos you've done well" it has to be no gambling at all.. I've found dampening the urges far easier now than I used to but your right we must always be on our guard.

Posted on:
Fri, 24/02/2017 - 02:12

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

Reached a huge milestone yesterday , I've made it to 150 days free of gambling. Still along way to go as every now and again that thought at the back of the mind to play is still there, granted it's not the monster it once was but it's still there. Roll on the 6 month mark!!

Posted on:
Thu, 09/03/2017 - 22:38

Emonster

Joined:
2016-09-25

I don't know what's going on but these last few days the urges have been hitting quite hard and it's a struggle to keep them at bay. Just when you think your over the worst, bang!! they hit you like a brick. Need to keep focused on the final goal!!

Posted on:
Thu, 09/03/2017 - 23:04

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

 

 

Hi, stay strong and positive, I'm getting the cravings for a cigarette really bad the last few days again and it's been two years in a few weeks time x 

 

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