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Posted on:
Sun, 18/12/2016 - 13:24

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Checking in on day 185 ... this can be a challenging time for us all so I wish everyone a safe and gamble free Christmas and New Year.

Posted on:
Sun, 18/12/2016 - 18:26

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

98.

Posted on:
Sun, 18/12/2016 - 19:23

Nico L

Joined:
2015-08-28

Day 4... feel awful about it all but looking to make progress

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Sun, 18/12/2016 - 19:23

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely on day 609 x

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Sun, 18/12/2016 - 22:53

Tom_2015

Joined:
2015-12-22

The big 50 days free!

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Mon, 19/12/2016 - 00:11

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Checking in on 452 I think, sorry I missed last weeks check in first time all year but needed to get away for a while, in a more positive mindset now. 

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 08:56

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Sorry I forgot to check in this weekend, have a sick toddler! 

282 days today

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:24

Dave1982.

Joined:
2013-01-02

Day 69 or 70 for me today i'm losing track

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 10:00

dan1981

Joined:
2015-02-20

Checking in and now 64 days GF

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 10:09

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

delboygolf wrote:
Checking in on day 1004. It's been a rollercoaster but I am very chuffed to be through the 1000 day barrier. Roll on 3 years in March!

You should be chuffed.  Well done my friend, but and there has to be a but, if I could give you one gift, don't ever think you've got this cured.  Addiction has a way of coming back when you least expect it.  Why its often compared to many like diabetes needing continued insulin to recover daily.  All the best tri

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 12:19

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Hi all,

Please see attached the days count for the 21 checking in. Great to see everyone back and reporting a gamble free week.

 

Congrats to Steve (Delboygolf) for smashing the 1000 day barrier and Deano for hitting 3 figures. Great work by everyone at this time of the year.

Just thinking ahead, due to the bank holidays I'll keep next week's counter up to lunchtime on Friday 30th. I'll then provide an update and close off the challenge. Thanks to everyone who's got involved and best wishes for the week ahead.

  • triangle - 1012
  • delboygolf - 1004
  • Garyl1976 - 990
  • Glads Dad - 756
  • Balvaird - 615
  • Casey - 609
  • Oldhamktf - 452
  • thereaper - 313
  • onlyme - 281
  • 2nd April 17 (was 8th Oct) - 260
  • Uncertain outcomes - 185
  • Deano0 - 105
  • Samson - 99
  • RA-1990 - 89
  • Anon100 - 82
  • Dave1982 - 68
  • dan1981 - 64
  • johnlostmydo - 57
  • Tom_2015 - 49
  • Mixer - 19
  • NicoL - 4
Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 13:05

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Garyl1976 wrote:

Hi all,

Please see attached the days count for the 21 checking in. Great to see everyone back and reporting a gamble free week.

 

Congrats to Steve (Delboygolf) for smashing the 1000 day barrier and Deano for hitting 3 figures. Great work by everyone at this time of the year.

Just thinking ahead, due to the bank holidays I'll keep next week's counter up to lunchtime on Friday 30th. I'll then provide an update and close off the challenge. Thanks to everyone who's got involved and best wishes for the week ahead.

  • triangle - 1012
  • delboygolf - 1004
  • Garyl1976 - 990
  • Glads Dad - 756
  • Balvaird - 615
  • Casey - 609
  • Oldhamktf - 452
  • thereaper - 313
  • onlyme - 281
  • 2nd April 17 (was 8th Oct) - 260
  • Uncertain outcomes - 185
  • Deano0 - 105
  • Samson - 99
  • RA-1990 - 89
  • Anon100 - 82
  • Dave1982 - 68
  • dan1981 - 64
  • johnlostmydo - 57
  • Tom_2015 - 49
  • Mixer - 19
  • NicoL - 4

thanks Gary

and as Gary reminds us this 2016 challenge finishes, the 2017 challenge needs the support of all to continue.  Is there one amongst us who would be the new organiser of us all?  I'm sure we'd all support them, but please give it due consideration before you agree or not.  tri

ps. what i will add is supporting others and helping often helps gamblers with their recovery, if you are in any doubt, ask gary, i'm sure he'll let you in on it.

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 13:14

Family121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Thanks Gary for the update and for your great efforts this year. This has been such a help to me. Have a great Christmas and a truly great new year and I say that to everyone and by being here and being part of this challenge we're certainly starting 2017 in the right way.

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Mon, 19/12/2016 - 16:09

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Cheers for the shout out Gary.
And thanks for running the challenge over the year.

Checking in for the last time this year

Merry Christmas to all and a happy new year.
See you all on the next challenge
Deano x

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 17:15

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Hi Gary and all as no one has put there name forward for the 2017 challenge. Myself and Oldham are going to buddy up and do the challenge together. Taking alternate week's. If everyone is happy with that well get it started over the Christmas period ready for the first update on Jan 1

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 17:55

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Dean0 wrote:
Hi Gary and all as no one has put there name forward for the 2017 challenge. Myself and Oldham are going to buddy up and do the challenge together. Taking alternate week's. If everyone is happy with that well get it started over the Christmas period ready for the first update on Jan 1

Two hands working together on supporting others - sounds good!

 

Posted on:
Mon, 19/12/2016 - 23:23

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Great news gents

Posted on:
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:06

Sillycow

Joined:
2016-12-09

I'm new here but really looking forward to joining the 2017 challenge!

M x

Posted on:
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 00:58

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Thanks DeanO and Oldham - much appreciated. 

Posted on:
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 09:30

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Excellent news fellas. Looking forward to marching forward with you in 2017 and breaking into my fourth year gamble free!

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Tue, 20/12/2016 - 20:35

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in and looking forward to joining the 2017 challenge :)

Posted on:
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 20:55

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal checking in for the week

Posted on:
Tue, 20/12/2016 - 23:47

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Checking in on day 84 for me, merry xmas to all and stay gf and safe over the festive period. Thank you Deano and Oldham for taking over the 2017 challenge x 

Posted on:
Wed, 21/12/2016 - 00:03

Family121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Checking in day 263.

Thank you Deano and Oldham, this challenge is very helpful to many including myself so it's appreciated that it will continue. I'm sure you'll do everyone proud.

Thanks again and looking forward to the new challenge!!

Posted on:
Wed, 21/12/2016 - 09:44

gettingthere

Joined:
2012-11-29

Checking in at 8 weeks = 56 days = 1,344 hours = 80,640 minutes = 4,838,400 seconds!!!! Wow, go me!

Well done all and keep fighting the good fight. GT x 

Posted on:
Thu, 22/12/2016 - 15:55

Thegerman

Joined:
2015-02-26

Checking in day 67 for me. Not checked in for 2 weeks but all good here and 67 days since I felt empty for losing money. 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 23/12/2016 - 08:48

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Checking in at 286.

Thank you Gary for all your hard work, I have found the challenge to be very helpful.

Thank you Deano and Oldham for stepping up for the 2017 challenge, much appreciated.

Best wishes to everyone for the weekend :)

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Sat, 24/12/2016 - 06:10

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Christmas Eve on 191 :)   Just want to thank everyone on here for their support during 2016 - ups and downs are all part of life and you see it vividly on here when you read diaries of fellow recovering addicts.  However, throughout, this thread has been a constant support and I am now pushing towards 200 days at the start of 2017 - that is HUGE for me!

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

 

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 08:29

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Checking in on day 1011.

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 09:55

Family121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Merry Christmas to all. Happy new year to. Let's end 2016 in the right way and make 2017 great.

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 10:17

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

Checking in day 64. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 14:18

Tom_2015

Joined:
2015-12-22

57 days free. Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 16:28

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

105

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 20:30

Godoicul

Joined:
2016-04-13

 He king in for the week still gf. Happy Christmas all 

Posted on:
Sun, 25/12/2016 - 21:46

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely. Merry Christmas dear soldiers x

Posted on:
Mon, 26/12/2016 - 20:41

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

25 today. Hope you're all enjoying Boxing Day. Cheers!

Posted on:
Mon, 26/12/2016 - 23:34

Bluebella33

Joined:
2015-04-26

delboygolf wrote:
Checking in on day 1004. It's been a rollercoaster but I am very chuffed to be through the 1000 day barrier. Roll on 3 years in March!

You are an inspiration.  Bless you

Posted on:
Mon, 26/12/2016 - 23:34

Bluebella33

Joined:
2015-04-26

delboygolf wrote:
Checking in on day 1004. It's been a rollercoaster but I am very chuffed to be through the 1000 day barrier. Roll on 3 years in March!

You are an inspiration.  Bless you

Posted on:
Mon, 26/12/2016 - 23:43

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Checking in on day 90 x best wishes everyone and here's to 2017 being gf X 

Posted on:
Tue, 27/12/2016 - 16:07

RA_1990

Joined:
2016-02-14

Checking in at 98. Hope everyone had a good Christmas and stayed gamble free. 

RA

Posted on:
Tue, 27/12/2016 - 16:35

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal in for the week

Posted on:
Tue, 27/12/2016 - 16:47

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Tri in for the week

Posted on:
Wed, 28/12/2016 - 10:07

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

A huge congratulations to our leader Gary on his 1000 day bet free. Also thanks for the work updating the challenge the past 12 month's

Posted on:
Wed, 28/12/2016 - 11:11

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Well done on 1000 days Gary inspirational stuff. 

Thanks for updating the challenge I've set up the 2017 one and if me and Deano do half as good a job as you I'll be delighted. 

KTF 

Posted on:
Wed, 28/12/2016 - 11:42

Family121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Congrats on the 1000 days. Great stuff. Thanks again for all your work on the challenge. Bring on 2017!

Checking in day 270.

Posted on:
Thu, 29/12/2016 - 13:32

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Thanks for the congrats everyone...I really appreciate the kind words.

As the 2017 is now up and running by Martin and Deano - it's time to close off the 2016 update. Here's the final totals; effective totals to yesterday.

Thanks for all your support - it's been a pleasure updating this and seeing everyone's progress.

  • triangle - 1022
  • delboygolf - 1014
  • Garyl1976 - 1000
  • Balvaird - 625
  • Casey - 619
  • Oldhamktf - 462
  • onlyme - 291
  • 2nd April 17 (was 8th Oct) - 270
  • Godoicul - 259
  • Uncertain outcomes - 195
  • Deano0 - 115
  • Samson - 109
  • RA-1990 - 99
  • Anon100 - 92
  • johnlostmydo - 67
  • Tom_2015 - 59
  • Mixer - 29
  • Getting there - 63
  • The German - 74
Posted on:
Thu, 29/12/2016 - 14:04

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Great job Gary and many congratulations on 1000 days mate.
Steve

Posted on:
Thu, 29/12/2016 - 19:10

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Congratulations Gary, excellent achievement. Thank you so very much for running the challenge, it's been invaluable to my recovery and that of many others x

Posted on:
Thu, 29/12/2016 - 19:13

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Thank you Gary, I'm checking in and still gf X happy new year x 

Posted on:
Sat, 31/12/2016 - 11:44

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Checking in for the final time. Challenge completed one calendar year gamble free thanks again Gary. 

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