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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 10:17

Garyl1976

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2015-01-02

Welcome to the 2016 Challenge!

*Check-in total to midnight Sunday 11th December is on page 33*

This thread is open to everyone, I hope it will become somewhere that helps and inspires a large group of people to take that next step in their recovery process. We start the year in different places, some of us may have abstained from gambling for a matter of minutes, others may have gone much much longer! The aim of the challenge is simple, we are going to go a full calendar year without a bet. Or the remainder of 2016 if you are joining part of the way through.

I hope that as a group we can fill this thread with positivity and some amazing stories along the way. A place where friendships are bonded, coping mechanisms are discussed, we can offload when we need to and of course we will have plenty of milestones to celebrate along the way.

How the challenge works

Firstly, if you would like to join then all you need to do is make a post. Newcomer scan introduce yourself, tell us about your journey so far, what form of gambling you have had a problem with and how many days you have been free of gambling for.

Secondly, once you have joined then to stay a part of the challenge you need to make a check in post once a week before midnight on a Sunday night. Let us know how recovery is going and how many days you are on. If you ever miss a check in you will be removed from the update list but free to rejoin at any time.

Thirdly, I will update the forum on Monday mornings with a list of all the active members and how many days each of you has accrued. I will run through all the milestones that have been achieved.

Finally, use this thread to develop bonds and work together as a team to make life changing decisions in 2016. There may be times we are tempted or feeling low, if so this is the place to be. Tell the group how you are feeling and I'm sure there will be plenty of advice and support out there. The low times will go and being part of this challenge will allow you to have many more highs than lows, especially as the months go by!

Here is to a gamble free 2016, good luck everyone!

Gary

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 10:22

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Just to introduce myself...I'm now 634 days without a bet (since 3rd April 2014). Before then, my life was characterised by lies, deceipt and a daily compulsion to gamble heavily on FOBT's. It almost cost me my sanity, career, family and marriage. I was borrowing money from any available source (friends, family, overdrafts, credit cards, payday loans) and repeating the cycle.

I've used GA as my primary method of abstaining, recovering and improving my life (but appreciate there are other methods that work), I attend meetings weekly and have been gamble free since walking into the rooms a broken man.

I wish everyone well in their recovery journey...I truly believe that no win can be worth the piece of mind and happiness I am feeling at the moment.

Here's to 2016.

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 10:36

andy14

Joined:
2015-05-25

I last gambled on 24th May 2015 

219 days ago now

Similar to Gary my main vice was FOBT's but gambled on anything that moved.

I gambled for 22 years and decided enough was enough, tried to stop years ago but never really put anything into it, this time I attended GA meetings but after a couple of months decided it wasn't for me, I mostly use this forum and the chat room to stop me gambling. 

Life is so much better for not gambling, work, family and my outlook on life in general is far better for it.

I wish everyone well and hope 2016 brings a gamble free year for all forum members, let's beat this illness by supporting and helping each other, particularly new members who need help, encouragement and advice to put them in the right road to recovery.

Andy.

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 11:17

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Hi today marks my 654 today on the challenge.  Thanks Gary for updating the end of the 2015 challenge.

My gambling is anything and everything.  Roulette, sports, horses, FOTB's.  Nothing was out of my reach if i wanted a bet.  

I attend GA meetings, have worked with a counsellor in the past and still do from time to time and use this site regulary.  

Life is so much better not gambling, yet i don't forget what brought me here in the first place.  Too many times I've got caught back up in the trap.

Congratulations to others who sign up and complete the 2016 challenge.  Take it daily and it'll happen.

Tri

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 11:34

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Firstly thank you for taking forward the challenge into 2016.

At this point I am 260 days in recovery.

My gambling became addictive to the point of destruction over the last 5 years. FOBT was my main vice.

2015 was a bad year in the beginning as my addiction truly took hold of me. In my darkest hours I waned to stop, to be found out, to be normal. To get rid of this weight that was dragging me down.

In April it finally happened and although the gambling weight was lifted it was replaced by guilt, pity, self loathing, hatred and anger at what I had done and what it had made me.

Recovery began to take shape. Gamcare counselling helped greatly allowing me to understand things a little better. Giving up all access to cash and cards for 6 months was a massive help. On the occassions I was given cash I provided receipts and change.

2016 - recovery must continue and each day I will make sure the barriers are high and the triangle is broken.

I will do everything in my power to never return to those dark days.

Best wishes

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 18:19

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

My first day of recovery was 19 April 2015, the day after I finally admitted that my life had become hell on earth due to playing the slots constantly for years. I gambled to escape, to try and block out all the bad stuff which was happening to the people I love. All I did was create a huge debt, which will take a decade to clear. Compulsive gambling is a progressive illness which turned me into a liar and a cheat and guess what, none of my problems went away, it's called life. With the help of this forum and weekly GA meetings I've managed 254 days clean. We will never be cured, but we can give ourselves the gift of recovery and start to live again, one day at a time. Let's make 2016 a good year which we can look back on with pride. Gary thank you so very much for volunteering to run the challenge, let's fight this together fellow soldiers xx

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 19:16

FEB 2013

Joined:
2013-02-01

Hi there.

I last gambled 29.12.15.

I would like to join this thread please. I came here in Feb2013 and was gamble free for almost two and a half years. I received some money in April and September of this year, which led me to gamble again. Greedily, I thought I could make even more money. We all know the outcome of course. Whilst it hasn't led to too much financial damage, it does mesn however, that I no longer have an amount of money which could have been put to so much more good use. Back I went on a few occasions to the virtual sports, wasting time and money, receive lack of sleep and peace of mind. Once bitten, twice shy as they say!

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 19:58

justwant2benormal

Joined:
2015-12-04

I,m up for this challenge, if i finish this year gamble free which will then be 28 days, then i will check in on here on the 1st of jan 2016!!

GOOD LUCK ALL! X

Posted on:
Tue, 29/12/2015 - 23:29

Anonymous User

Joined:
2014-05-25

Would like to join the challenge ; 7 days free from a bet.
Blocked from online gambling sites but bookies are my problem

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 11:27

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Good Morning 

I quit gambling on Boxing Day 2014 last year and joined the 2015 challenge in a bid to stop my online gambling addiction to slots. I had gotten into a lot of debt by continually spending double my salary and financing the gambling with credit cards and increasing my overdraft. After spending yet another load of money on Christmas Day evening I had finally decided I had a massive problem and had to stop completely. In the past i had recognised I had a problem but dealt with it through trying to minimise what I was spending.

I used deposit limits online but the problem was I had so many different online accounts and just spend up to the limit on each site and then open a new account with a different website. My usual spending was around £100 to £200 a night but this would sometimes go over £1000 !

Of course I'd mostly be chasing losses and this is why I couldn't stop. Many times I would eventually claw back a lot of what I had spent but I realise now this was what kept me gambling. I never actually won anything. No big wins I can recall. The only time I felt victory was if I won back what id put in. When you think of this logically ... It's a no brainier. This is how I tried to put gambling in its place by realising I never had and never would win. 

The only way to win was to stop playing altogether and regain financial control over my money. 

I stayed gamble free until May 2015 when, like many, I relapsed and began playing again. I played a few times and lost a few hundred pounds I think. At this point I noticed I was losing control again and it was making me stressed and worried about money again. I stopped again on May 15 2015 and now I've not gambled for 230 days. 

2015 saw me pay off £3000 of gambling debt and close all my credit cards. I now have debts I'll be paying over the next three to four years to remind me of how out of control my gambling once was. This year though I have enjoyed a much better quality of life with saving up to go abroad and also just generally living more comfortably. I'm not stressed out or irritable and I enjoy my free time. 

Stopping gambling is the best thing I did and I want to make 2016 the year of zero gambling. 

I join this 2016 challenge and wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you'll join us if you're considering quitting or if you've been on the 2015 challenge and have already stopped. 

Thank you Gary for offering this challenge. I know it helps many of us stay on track, checking in weekly and seeing how each of us get on. 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 12:20

Rick6832

Joined:
2015-12-30

Hi,

I have just read this thread and after 18 months of online gambling (running up huge debts) ive signed up to try and break the habbit. I've come to realise that no matter how much i win, it would never be enough. As a result, i can have £1000 of winnings on minute and back to £0 the next.  Then make another deposit to try and win that money back again, as you all know that isnt how it works.  Something i have now realised after running up £20,000 of debt.

If anyone can make recommendations of ways to discourage the need that would be helpful.  I am going to try and fill my evenings with other activities, and leave all devices i have for accessing the internet in another room so they are away from me to prevent the urge to go online.

As you can probably tell, this is something new to me but i needed to start somewhere.

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 13:14

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Welcome to Rick6832 and the biggest tip id give you is to make access to money severely restricted. Even to the point of cutting up credit cards and debit cards and drawing money out of the bank at the counter that you need to live on. You have to be so strict with yourself and by preventing any access to bank cards you will be making it less possible to gamble online. In other words, do anything and everything in your power to make it impossible to gamble. The easiest way is to prevent access to money. Of course you could also permanently self exclude from every gambling site you use and have ever used too... it's a time consuming task but it also helped me in recovery.  If you had a family member or friend to confide  in it would also help you a lot. Try to keep busy - make plans and stick to them. You initially may need to fill the void of the time you regain whilst not gambling. Id also recommend reading diarys on here to fill time if you find yourself bored and craving your online addiction. It does get easier over time ! Keep reminding yourself that you will never win. £20k debts  has shown you that and now you've come to the right place with the right attitude to quit. I wish you and others on here determination and the strength to succeed. 

 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 13:27

Rick6832

Joined:
2015-12-30

Thanks for your response, much appreciated. I have tried to plan out a monthly budget for the next 6 months on starting to pay things off and clear some of the debt.  I have to keep a credit card for work purposes but will be leaving this car in my desk drawer so i can only use it for work.  If i can stick to this plan for the next 6 months i think it will make a big impact on my debt situation.

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 13:49

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Hi Rick (and welcome).

Agree with the above...is there anyone you can give your cards to limit access to cash? I repeatedly did budgets but still gambled, I was only fooling myself really. I'd try to win to get some extra money but the inevitable spiral happened again.

It can be done but will take honesty, open-mindedness and willingness.

Posted on:
Wed, 30/12/2015 - 21:44

spud1966

Joined:
2010-06-12

Hi Gary, count me in, I've been a CG for over 30 years, & struggle daily, weekly & monthly to overcome this continuous cycle of basically cr ap. Will bet on anyone & everyone when the opportunity arises. Currently 25 days without a gamble but only one bet away from disaster. 

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 09:43

I wished

Joined:
2014-04-25

I would like to wish everyone the very best on this 2016 challenge thread.

I joined the 2014 in the October, and I did the 2015 all the way through, and this has definitely helped me to abstain and maintain.and discover things about me and life in my recovery journey.

My only vice was online slots, but it did the damage;( am still around 20k in debt, but it is going  down, slowly but surely.

This addiction hit me mentally, physically, and emotionally, the debt does not worry me now, as it is getting paid off on my own payment plan, it was the. Mental, emotional, and physical side that was more worrying, but my personality has changed again, I am not the person I was before the addiction took hold, but I am not that person I was when in the grip of it.

I was thinkng of not joining the 2016 challenge, but why stop something that has worked for me, and is still working for me, so I will be proud to walk along side with each and every one on this challenge, 

I want to thank Gary for doing the 2016, it takes time to do this every week:))) 

Happy New Year soldiers, and here's to 2016, being gamble free for all of us because recovery is possible for all.

Checking in on 612 days 

Suzanne xx

 

 

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 09:57

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

Hi Gary,

I am in I was thinking of not doing it.  But I think thats the gambling part of my brain trying to mess me up.  So I am in. Michael

 

 

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 09:59

I wished

Joined:
2014-04-25

Welcome aboard Michael. :))

Suzanne xx

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 15:09

donas1979

Joined:
Before 2009

I would like to also join 2016 challange to try and kick this habbit for good (small steps). In short I have been CG on and off for the last 13 years now. There were periods (months and few years in between) where I did not gamble at all but got sucked back into it eventually. This year (or the second part of this year) has been particularly bad and my relapses were more frequent. My last bet was on 30 December 2015. My vice is Online Sports Betting (any sport). I am not currently in debt at the moment but I do have but I have run up 5.5K on two credit cards this year. I will not be dipping into my savings to pay it off just slowly punishment to myself as I am not looking for an eay way out. Of course money comes and goes and stopping gambling is more mportant then money (which we can pay off eventually). The journey will commence and continue from now..Happy New Year

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 15:16

Thegerman

Joined:
2015-02-26

Here's to 2016!! Let's go people!!!

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 15:53

William86

Joined:
2013-01-02

Hi Gary,

Thanks for setting this up, and please count me in.

My name is William I am 29 years old and I have had a problem with gambling my whole adult life. Gambling has taken away from me numerous opportunities in life, it has taken up so much time and on the 17th November had left me in slightly over 24K of debt.

Problem gambling for me started on fruit machines and progressed to huge sums wasted on FOBT's, Online and a little in Casino's. The last 3 years has really seen my gambling spiral out of control although it has always been a problem right from the very start.

Currently I am 45 days gamble free which is the second longest period of no gambling since I started. I once managed to stop for 9 months but the resulting relapse made my gambling habits worse than ever.

Good luck to everyone involved and thanks again Gary for setting this up.

William

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 16:13

donas1979

Joined:
Before 2009

I am not sure if I allowed to do this but as it is the end of the year this is a good motivational video to start new year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgmVOuLgFB0

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 17:08

Samster

Joined:
2013-09-30

Hi Gary

Thank you for setting this up I would like to join the 2016 challenge.Ive been gamble free for 18 Days now my first chat on the online chat here is the first time I had spoken to anyone re my gambling and gave me the purpose that I can do this and dont need gambling anymore.Im looking to do councilling this year.

Im similer to Rick6832 and have been doing online slots for around 5 years. It started when my mum was ill and passed away 6 months later I sat at home in the evening and played joining loads of different sites and ran up similer debts to people on here opening new credit cards to move debt around then re spending what id moved. I started to get things under control around a year ago but never got any help and tried to do it all myself but was forced to start working from home full time as my job was outsourced and the 2 companies fell out which lead me to feeling more isolated at home and start gambling during the day when I had no work to do.
I decided to get another job which has taken time and the good news start a new job in January back working with people. so I can get structure in my life again.

Ive self excluded all sites and apart from one credit card I use to pay bills cut the rest up. Ive done budgets how much I can afford to pay back and it will be several of years before im clear of debt.

Wishing a happy and gamble free year to everyone

 

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 18:14

No problem

Joined:
2013-12-02

Hello i would like to join the challenge. i have gambled today after 33 days away from roulette but did play other games. Its a fresh year tommorow and i want it to be a gamble free year. i have been a fobt player for about 7 years i would say but cannot control it when i play. i have felt better recently but this week work has got to me and i have had dental surgery which is still unfinished. so i am back to square one but feel ive had a good traing session towards a gamble free future.

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 19:48

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

Hi I am in Gary

Posted on:
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 20:38

Dejanero

Joined:
2015-12-31

Hello

I have just joined gamcare and am desperate to stop gambling before it ruins my family 

i bet on sports and horses about 5-6 days a week (or should I say used to) and cannot have a losing bet without wanting to try and win the money back or make more.

 

 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 00:48

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

hello

I am hoping to stay gamle free for 2016 and beyond.  i have been gambling for 17 years, i started on fruities and progressed to FOBTs but now only play in poker games and bet on football, somehow im i have gotten myself debt free and need to keep it that way. I have 2 kids and am getting married this year and i dont want to lose my family over gambling. Today is day 1 for me. Good luck everybody in your journeys and a happy and healthy 2016.

all the best

jon

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 11:47

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Welcome to all the faces new and old to the challenge. 2016 is a fresh start for us all but if i offer myself any advice its not to see this as a short term solution.  Stopping gambling for those afflicted needs to be taken as seriously as the consequences could be.

Here's to the second of many posts and check in's of 2016.  Tri

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:20

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Hi,
I am 652 days into a gamble free future! I am a former golf professional who would punt on just about anything!
So I am continuing from the 2014 & 2015 challenges into the 2016 challenge!
Have a great year.
Steve.

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 16:52

TheGhost

Joined:
2013-03-16

Hi all,
I'm currently on day 159. The 2015 thread really helped me stay focused on staying gambling free.
Before then I use to gamble online & in the bookies mainly on sports and casino games. Roulette was the worst for me. Must of lost tens of thousands over the last 10 years or so.
Now my finances are gradually improving and I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Let's make 2016 a year to remember for the right reasons.
Peace & best wishes to everyone.

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 17:28

Anonymous User

Joined:
2014-05-25

Day 10 and my first check in ,

Have set up an alarm on my phone to post on this thread every Friday .

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 18:07

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

I am Adam I've had problems with gambling online poker mostly and I've been on this website for five months. I'm currently on day 42

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 19:14

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Great to see some familiar names from the previous challenge joining the 2016 challenge and also welcome to new members too. Let's make 2016 memorable for the year of success in our efforts, checking in weekly and keeping an eye on the forum thread really is a motivation to keep going each day and week that goes by. Best wishes to each of you. 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 22:09

justwant2benormal

Joined:
2015-12-04

I'm checking in on day 29 for the 2016 challenge! I'm hoping to get to this time next year 2017! I truly truly want to......A little bit about myself.. iv been gambling on and off for around 10 years probably more to be honest, it started with scratch cards, for years i,d spend hundreds a month on them! Then I discovered online slots a few years ago and boom!! Life got a whole lot worse and poorer! I,d sit for hours at nights gambling hundreds away on slots, one thousand in one night!! is the highest I went.. my problem is I think I also have an addiction to saving money, and I give myself stupid targets to save each month it's ridiculous really!.. I'm now at a point after 29 days gamble free, where i think **** it!! I'm gonna have fun with my kids! and spend all the money I would have spent on gambling on fun days out and treat my kids to things they want and need, and what evers left over gets put aside for a fab holiday in the summer! Xx see u all next week Xx

Posted on:
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 22:32

tilly1976

Joined:
2016-01-01

Hi all, really pleased to have come across this challenge and would like to be a part of it. I have been a CG for approx 22 years now on/off......more on than off! I started on fruit machines at the age of 17 and then turned to online slots.  I have been bailed out of debt a couple of times by my partner and family as they are aware of my addiction.  Last year I took up a DMP with Payplan and will be debt free by Aug 2016 so long as I keep to it.....which I have done so far.  I normally get paid on the 29th of the month and usually by 30th there is very little if anything left in my account.  I have previously received counselling and I am feeling much better than I did this time last year and I do feel that I can achieve my goal.  I last gambled yesterday and determined that will be my last day.  I have money (only a bit) in my account so I have self excluded from all sites and will stay strong.  Good luck to all with the challenge and well done to those who have achieved their goals and sharing their experiences.

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 11:04

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

triangle wrote:

Welcome to all the faces new and old to the challenge. 2016 is a fresh start for us all but if i offer myself any advice its not to see this as a short term solution.  Stopping gambling for those afflicted needs to be taken as seriously as the consequences could be.

Here's to the second of many posts and check in's of 2016.  Tri

Welcome again to all those joining the challenge.

I would like to invite you all to the 2016 challenge chat that we hold on a wednesday night in the chat room.  Last year it was a bit hit and miss, but nothing says new years resolutions like giving some hope.  So come on roll up lets make the difference.  

To get on the chat, hit the chatooms on the forum board and follow the instructions.  Wednesday 8pm - 9pm.  See you there.

 

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 11:51

brutus123C

Joined:
2014-07-29

Day 128
Happy New Year
I started 9-10 years ago and have hit rock bottom to finally make me accept I have a problem.
I have lied, stolen from OH, sat up all night chasing £100 but spending £500 in the chase had no self worth and no true concept of money whilst doing all of this.
I have and will everyday check myself to make sure I don't submerge myself in that destruction.
To be the person I once was pre gambling will never happen as the scars and the hurt are too deep.
But to be a recovering CG for the rest of my life I will accept the title and work hard to maintain it.
I faltered several times last year but I am a tryer for life now so will try to not give up giving up
Cheryl xx

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 11:56

andy14

Joined:
2015-05-25

Checking in Day 223

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 13:39

No problem

Joined:
2013-12-02

Checking in on day 2. Struggling, but have no cards at my disposal so impossible to gamble. Does anybody else have anxiety or panic attacks which could be linked to gambling or woek. Just wanted to see. cheers.

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 21:18

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

Checking in on day 27 for me...

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 22:13

William86

Joined:
2013-01-02

Hi all, and Happy New Year.

Checking in on day 47 for me. Christmas and new year went by without any thoughts of gambling, plenty of frustration when reflecting over 2015 but feel I'm going in to 2016 more determined than ever to get my life together. 

Posted on:
Sat, 02/01/2016 - 23:41

Hallster

Joined:
2010-03-26

128 days gamble free

I would like to join this thread. I too am in the GA program and it seems toi be working for me. Though the old temptations are still there and actually crept up on me last week but I didnt act on those and promptly went to a GA meeting to talk about it. I was addicted to financial spread betting for about 7 years and lost a lot of money. It tended to be binges where I would gamble a couple of months, then quit for a few months. My longest time quit was about a year and my biggest fear is a relapse. But I'm now in recovery and I hope and pray that never happens. 

Wishing you all the best in 2016 and I hope to check in once in a while.

 

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 06:16

MrStop

Joined:
2015-01-17

I want to join the 2016 Challenge. 351 days without gambling.

We've all suffered one way or another because of our addiction. I've had my own personal journey to hell and back.

This forum and the people that contribute have helped me greatly over the last 12 months.

There have been many success stories and I have been encouraged by them to stay "clean".

Things can get difficult but it is possible to beat this addiction with the right measures in place.

Best Wishes and Happy New Year.

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 11:15

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

First Sunday Check In

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 11:20

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

GT wrote:

Checking in today as it's Sunday. I need to make this a regular routine for the next 52 weeks or so.

Have a great week, all.

GT

Gamble-free in 2016

It is a good routine.  pick the same day and do it whatever.  well done all.  Chhecking in myself for the week.  Tri

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 11:24

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Checking in on day 654.
Have a good one.
Steve.

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 12:13

Thegerman

Joined:
2015-02-26

Hi all checking in on day 64....or day 3 of 2016!! 

Last year I got 2 new loans, maxed out a credit card and felt financially miserable! My partner still doesn't trust me....

I'm getting there, this month I hope not to have the dreaded "you are overdrawn" txt from the bank. Hope to power through January earning money on the side and handing my profits to my partner.

Let's give it a go eh!!

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 12:21

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Checking in on day 265.

Best wishes

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 13:23

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Morning All

Checking in on day 234 and wishing you all well. I'm thinking of planning a holiday and sorting out how much I can afford to save each month. Doing this helps me understand how much money I have to spend each month. I still use an app on my phone to track all my spending ... entering every single card transaction I make makes my finances transparent to me. This helps me in budgeting and knowing I cannot afford to waste any money on gambling. Best wishes to everyone on the challenge in your efforts this week. 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 14:23

tilly1976

Joined:
2016-01-01

good luck

 

Checking in day 3.  

 

Had a dream last night of having my teeth pulled. I checked it out this morning and low and behold it interprets change in my life and the fear of losing something! How mad is that.  I was a very heavy smoker for 20 odd years and I haven't picked one up for over 8 years now so I believe I can and will beat this.

Good luck to all and stay strong. 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 03/01/2016 - 16:07

Glads Dad

Joined:
2014-04-05

Hi all

Glads dad in for the new year safe n sound, I had a great 2015 down to not gambling and i'm looking to 2016 to be the same

Wishing you all a gamble free 2016 !!

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