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Posted on:
Mon, 07/08/2017 - 17:50

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Good Evening 

Back once again and hoping to return to the challenge. I've done a week and it's been tough. My problem was always mainly online gambling but these past few months I've struggled to stay away from the slots at the bingo and often spent hundreds in just a few hours. I've now decided enough is enough and it has to stop before I end up in gambling debt forever. Having reconsolidated debts onto yet another new credit card this week ... I've worked out I could be debt free  by Christmas 2020. This date cannot keep changing and I must get my life in order ... I'll be forty soon and it's ridiculous I'm still shoving hundreds into the dreaded machines, absolutely knowing 100% I'll never ever win! 

Much of my debt can be attributed to gambling if I'm honest. I joined this site in 2014 and with nearly three years of saying enough is enough, this time has to be different. Has anyone any experience of banning themselves from land based bingo halls in the U.K. ? I've read up and I think I can do it over the phone telephoning my local club. Bit apprehensive as you have to submit a photo etc. Wonder if any of you have ever tried this to prevent yourself gambling ? 

Nice to see familiar names still securely at the top of the latest weekly update - well done to each of you on this challenge that's along the path of quitting. I hope and pray that I can stay strong enough this time to stay gamble free. 

Posted on:
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:44

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

 

Morning BDF,

You're more than welcome to join back up as is anyone. Let's make this your last day one. You do seem stuck in a cycle ATM you need to take control back and if that means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone it needs to be done. Remember nothing changes if nothing changes. 

Keep checking in and maybe start using your diary again for a start. 

KTF 

Posted on:
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:30

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

 

Thanks KTF. Wise words and I do need to make this the last day one. If I added up what I've lost this year I bet it would've been a very nice holiday ... or a much larger chunk paying off debts. I need to do it this time and break free from the cycle. I may re-start the diary too as you suggest. 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 09/08/2017 - 13:10

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

Sam checking in safe and sound for the week gamble free!

Posted on:
Thu, 10/08/2017 - 01:33

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in on day 10 

Posted on:
Thu, 10/08/2017 - 09:16

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 495 checking in

Posted on:
Thu, 10/08/2017 - 09:23

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Bal in for the week x

Posted on:
Thu, 10/08/2017 - 11:04

HowDidItGetToThis

Joined:
2016-10-18

Checking in stay safe guys 

Posted on:
Fri, 11/08/2017 - 07:43

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Day 28 

Posted on:
Fri, 11/08/2017 - 13:39

Neil C.

Joined:
2017-03-22

Checking in for the week, also going on holiday tomorrow for 3 weeks. I will try to get on to check in but i might not check in for a few weeks

 

Neil  

Posted on:
Fri, 11/08/2017 - 21:00

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Checking in gf :)

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 06:10

Bjornpogi

Joined:
2016-02-08

Checking in Day 148

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 09:47

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely x

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 09:54

Compulsive Gambler

Joined:
Before 2009

day 128 for me, some very impressive abstinance's

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 13:30

woodley3

Joined:
2010-02-26

Checking in Day 229 GF

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 21:59

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Hi, I'd like to rejoin the challenge. Day 1; ready for another attempt to slay this gambling demon for as long as possible. I hope everyone's keeping well.

Posted on:
Sat, 12/08/2017 - 23:56

Rhoda

Joined:
2016-12-06

Checking in for the week.

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 00:26

Our Lady

Joined:
2017-02-21

Checking in - Day 175.

Have a safe weekend all.

Our Lady 

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 10:22

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

Checking in on 336 days.

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 15:16

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Checking in on day 1242.

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 16:11

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Checking in 72 days GF !

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 16:51

Hope28

Joined:
2017-06-18

Sorry missed check in last week,but still gamble free 56 days today an feeling good 

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 20:50

ITDamo

Joined:
2016-01-26

Checking in 

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:13

dswright1

Joined:
2017-02-27

Checking in gf

Posted on:
Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:18

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

Loxxie in...xx

Posted on:
Mon, 14/08/2017 - 07:57

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Welcome to this weeks update!

This week 27 members checked in to the challenge this week.

One new members this week Compulsive Gambler and  we welcome back 3 members Hope28, Boxingdayfresh and Mixer but 3 have missed check in. 

Just check back in if you missed check in and I'll add you to the list next week or if you'd like to join check in any time

Congratulations to Rhonda who has joined the century club.

Well done to all who have checked in

The list is as follows 

• Triangle - 1251
• delboygolf - 1242
• bal - 853
• Casey - 847
• Oldham - 690
• Loxxie - 578
• itdamo - 565
• onlyme - 519
• phil72 - 551
• 30sept - 498
• samcrow - 440
• deano - 343
• Samson - 336
• matt24 - 314
• woodley3 - 230
• ourlady - 173
• dswright1 - 168
• neilc - 149
• bjornpogi - 149
• compulsive gambler - 129
• howdiditgettothis - 112
• Rhonda - 100
• SARS aka mr fitness - 72
• Hope28 - 56
• Ineffable - 30
• Boxingdayfresh - 13
• Mixer - 2

Have a great week and I'll update you all again next week .

KTF

Posted on:
Mon, 14/08/2017 - 10:40

spud1966

Joined:
2010-06-12

Hi KTF would appreciate it if I could rejoin this challenge, managed 90 odd days earlier in the year, really sickened by my recent behaviour & it`s time to put gambling behind me. Currently 15 days without a bet.

Posted on:
Mon, 14/08/2017 - 10:59

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Checking in. Best wishes, Phil.

Posted on:
Mon, 14/08/2017 - 17:26

Redbar

Joined:
2017-05-13

Checkin in day 99 ive amazed myself the big 100 tommorow

Posted on:
Mon, 14/08/2017 - 22:11

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in on two weeks done - pleased to be doing well abstaining. 

Posted on:
Tue, 15/08/2017 - 00:53

Lasttime93

Joined:
2017-07-11

Checking in day 35

Posted on:
Tue, 15/08/2017 - 08:50

HowDidItGetToThis

Joined:
2016-10-18

Redbar wrote:
Checkin in day 99 ive amazed myself the big 100 tommorow
well done mate , Jason checking in also 

Posted on:
Tue, 15/08/2017 - 09:07

Matt 24

Joined:
2012-04-25

DAY 316 CHECKING IN

Posted on:
Tue, 15/08/2017 - 11:25

Clarkey41

Joined:
2017-01-22

Hi guys, not been on for a while. Had a couple near misses last couple months. So thought I'd call by. 200+ days now. Finding it harder now for no real reason than my finances are looking better and better and the devil appears on me shoulder. Hi to all me old chat friends and new

Posted on:
Tue, 15/08/2017 - 11:27

Clarkey41

Joined:
2017-01-22

Be great if I can jump in challenge 

Posted on:
Wed, 16/08/2017 - 12:31

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Oldhamktf wrote:

Welcome to this weeks update!

This week 27 members checked in to the challenge this week.

One new members this week Compulsive Gambler and  we welcome back 3 members Hope28, Boxingdayfresh and Mixer but 3 have missed check in. 

Just check back in if you missed check in and I'll add you to the list next week or if you'd like to join check in any time

Congratulations to Rhonda who has joined the century club.

Well done to all who have checked in

The list is as follows 

• Triangle - 1251
• delboygolf - 1242
• bal - 853
• Casey - 847
• Oldham - 690
• Loxxie - 578
• itdamo - 565
• onlyme - 519
• phil72 - 551
• 30sept - 498
• samcrow - 440
• deano - 343
• Samson - 336
• matt24 - 314
• woodley3 - 230
• ourlady - 173
• dswright1 - 168
• neilc - 149
• bjornpogi - 149
• compulsive gambler - 129
• howdiditgettothis - 112
• Rhonda - 100
• SARS aka mr fitness - 72
• Hope28 - 56
• Ineffable - 30
• Boxingdayfresh - 13
• Mixer - 2

Have a great week and I'll update you all again next week .

KTF

Checking in

Posted on:
Thu, 17/08/2017 - 13:13

Bjornpogi

Joined:
2016-02-08

Checking in Day 153

Posted on:
Fri, 18/08/2017 - 08:53

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Checking in on day 35 

Posted on:
Fri, 18/08/2017 - 22:26

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

Sam checking in for another week gamble free!

Posted on:
Sat, 19/08/2017 - 23:07

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Checking in gf while I remember and have a spare minute. 

Spent 5hrs in A&E this evening with the youngest (3yrs old) after a fall from a climbing frame resulting in a broken arm, poor little mite was so brave! He coped much better than the rest of us lol. 

Posted on:
Sat, 19/08/2017 - 23:19

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

Checking in on 343 days gambling free.

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 00:41

Our Lady

Joined:
2017-02-21

Checking in - Day 182.

Take care all.

Our Lady.

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 07:41

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Checking in Day 79 GF ! :)

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:36

ITDamo

Joined:
2016-01-26

Checking in 

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:45

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in -  Day 8

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:09

Hope28

Joined:
2017-06-18

Checking in day 63 gf :)

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:38

spud1966

Joined:
2010-06-12

Checking in 21 days bet free.

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 14:36

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Just a gentle reminder to remember to check in before midnight tonight still half the people from last week not checked in yet. 

KTF

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 19:14

Phil72

Joined:
2016-10-07

Checking in friends. Another day/week. Best wishes, Phil.

Posted on:
Sun, 20/08/2017 - 20:17

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in for the week x

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