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Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 14:14

cmilbo

Joined:
2015-07-28

Hi All

Sorry late to be joining this threat but would like to take up the 2017 challenge. I am a comlusive gambler and my last bet was on the 20th of December 2016. I have been struggling with gambling now for 10 years, mainly casino's and online, but I would bet on anything. Back on this forum and am looking forward to sharing my recovery with everyone one day at a time

Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:28

thereaper

Joined:
Before 2009

Checking in on day 4 after a slip up over Christmas. 

Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:24

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in on Day 7 of this fantastic challenge (apologies I was a little late checking in!)

Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:45

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Hi,

Day 1

I joined the 100 day challenge, so I may as well join this too.  I am on Day 1.  My problem is FOBT'S.  Have been in and out of the bookies most of my life.  My max bet was £2 on a horse.  I was curious about FOBT's because I saw people drawing some serious winning's.  Sucked in I was!  I was good at it, and was winning, but have go to the addiction stage.  I put my last penny into it yesterday.  The last 24 hours have been very sobering for me.  I am determined not to put another penny into them stupid machines.  There is so much more to life.

Will check in each Sunday.

Thanks everyone

J

Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 22:45

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in on day 629, great to see so many soldiers joining for 2017, we can do this, one day at a time x

Posted on:
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 23:09

Ineffable

Joined:
2015-02-21

Day 7 check in.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 09:03

HowDidItGetToThis

Joined:
2016-10-18

Dean0 wrote:
HowDidItGetToThis wrote:

Thanks deano 

A worked it out deano cheers, and a was actually thinking about opening up my shares account again but a opted for a roulette instead, it's been bugging me over the Christmas a was VERY bored and tht normally leads to it, but a feel relived now and like a said a was able to stop, and am never able to do tht.

What i have been doing the last 100 days to stop gambling is I watch ppl on YouTube I've steaming on slots, roulette etc.... (tocknrolla, the bandit, and stop n step) bizzaree I no but it helped me, they were doing the gambling for me it felt like.

Dry gambaling I believe it's called I used to do it myself back when I first joined and I put it down to why I relapsed back then. I found a better way was to cut all ties completely. I guess for me it was more if I'm not gambaling why do I need to watch it. Trust me knock the video's on the head they will do you no good in the long run

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 09:08

HowDidItGetToThis

Joined:
2016-10-18

Thanks little miss lost and Hereford a will give tht a go , a must admit tho for me to do that 100 days was a new me ! A think hanging round this forum speaking to people witch I have never ever done before might just help. Feeling good , and feeling positive!!

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 09:47

RA_1990

Joined:
2016-02-14

Checking in at 110.

RA

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 10:12

Rhoda

Joined:
2016-12-06

Checking in day 34...going to try and check in on a Sunday morning...hope everyone has a good day.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 11:19

Batman22

Joined:
2015-02-28

Checking in day 26 keep chalking them off everyone!

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 11:21

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Day 11 checking in !

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 12:17

donas1979

Joined:
Before 2009

Checking in on day 8..still very early days but every day gamble free is a winner..

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 12:57

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

day 8 checking in

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 12:59

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

Day 119 checking in.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 13:42

annie67

Joined:
2015-01-04

Hello lovely people.  A bit late for the party but I'd love to join.  Currently on 192 days and loving life.

Online slots were my kryptonite, totally wiped me out mentally, emotionally and financially.  However have a StepChange payment plan in place with some 2 and a half years to go.  I have opted not to have a direct debit but every month I log in an pay the eye-watering amount, which is treble my mortgage, and this continues to reinforce the damage I have done and strengthens my resolve not to get into that position ever again.

Recovery can be a long and painful journey however I believe with support, encouragement and friends to walk with we can get there with a smile on our face and a wee bit more cash in our pockets (or partners pocket if you have the triangle robustly in place!)

Slainte Mhath

NB the asterisks have replace the word c a s h (wtf!)

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 13:42

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Checking in again for the week

good to see so many check in's - lets keep it going ALL YEAR LONG

 

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 14:35

Little miss lost

Joined:
2016-05-24

Not sure if I should check in again but hey I'm on day 18 and that's after lots of urges so I'm happy with that!!
Having to take it one day at a time . If I can get through each day the gf count will continue to grow and my hope for a better future will still be on track. x

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 14:42

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Well done everyone 

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 15:54

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

checking in day 78

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 17:48

sodawater45

Joined:
2015-11-25

Day 16 checking in.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 18:23

Sillycow

Joined:
2016-12-09

Day 30 and proud to be checking in with you all :)

M x

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 18:26

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Well done to everyone checking in on another successful week gamble free.
And all those who have hit milestones this week.
All the best for the coming week.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 21:23

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Am on Day 2-Day of reflection today of how it can go right in the future from the mistakes that I have made.  I think my Mam senses a shift in my attitude, she rang me up twice today, to check on my progress.  Back to work tomorrow, have opted to work on my annual leave day, which is Friday, and over the weekend, to try and boost my savings back to where they should be.  Will be so much easier when I am not gambling the hard earned money.

Have a good week everyone.

Checking in #Day2

 

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 22:26

Glads Dad

Joined:
2014-04-05

Hi all 

Happy 2017 and best wishes to everyone 

Glads dad in safe n well looking forward to a great gamble free year 

Over 2 years going strong 

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 23:14

dmr1992

Joined:
2016-08-21

Checking in day 9 GF 

Dmr

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 08:40

fiddlesticks

Joined:
2016-01-28

Checking in 36 GF days! 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 09:16

Silkflowers5

Joined:
2017-01-08

Hi I'm on day 2, at my lowest but I'm going to do it this year with your help.

 

 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 10:05

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Great to see so many checking in last week we had 47 this week we have had 55. 9 people have not checked in and they are welcome to come back anytime but we have had 17 new or returning from last year.

 

While every day gamble free is a little victory it’s always nice to mention the milestones as they come along.

 

Twinklyr has managed a year gamble free which is a fabulous achievement and Anon 100 has broken the 100 day barrier another great effort.

 

Check in is now open for the forthcoming week and will close at midnight on Sunday 15th Jan when Deano will do the update, let’s see if we can beat 55

 

 

© triangle - 1032
© delboygolf – 1025
© Gary1976 – 1011

© Glads Dad 777
© bal – 636
© casey - 630
© Oldhamktf – 471
© twinklyr – 369

© Loxxie – 361

© IT damo – 348
© bluebella 33 – 325
© onlyme – 302
© 2ndapril17 – 281

© Godoicul – 270
© samcrow – 223

© Annie67 - 192
© leedso – 157
© dean0 – 126
© samson - 119
© ra – 110
© anon 100 – 103

© Dave 1982 – 88
© Jon lost my do - 78
© John64 – 52
© mixer - 39
© Fiddlesticks – 35
© rhoda - 34
© silly cow – 30
© batman 22 - 26

© Christer1 – 20

© Cmilbo - 19
© little miss lost – 18
© soda water -16
© markie b – 15

©MVG - 13
© ojm – 13

© Hereford – 11
© t-positive – 10
© start 2017 a Fresh – 8
© westsider – 9
© donas 1979 - 8
© suzy lemon – 9
© dmr 1992 - 9

© Thegerman - 8
© Tyler 7 – 8
© uncertain outcomes - 8
© lady H – 8
© LHN-050793 – 8

© Scrambling - 8

© LEST-WE-FORGET – 7

© Honk – 5

© Thereaper - 5

© HowDidItGetToThis – 2

© Jl35 - 2

 

 

If I’ve missed anyone sorry and please let us know.

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 10:05

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Sorry for the gaps dont know whats going on there

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 10:10

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Boom 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:06

Almisty

Joined:
2016-03-30

Hi am Almisty

I have been gambling for over a year now my work colleague got me into it . By going to bingo clubs . Then she told me about online and that was the worse mistake I have ever done . A year later am in £30,000 in debt and just started to get my life back on track through step change . I have opened a new account and have self excluded myself form all the online websites  . So this is Day 1 on entry on the 2017 challenge please surport me guys . I have had a productive day today with storting out my finances but got a whole day off again tomorrow . Please help me . 

 

 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 17:56

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Oldhamktf wrote:

Great to see so many checking in last week we had 47 this week we have had 55. 9 people have not checked in and they are welcome to come back anytime but we have had 17 new or returning from last year.

 

While every day gamble free is a little victory it’s always nice to mention the milestones as they come along.

 

Twinklyr has managed a year gamble free which is a fabulous achievement and Anon 100 has broken the 100 day barrier another great effort.

 

Check in is now open for the forthcoming week and will close at midnight on Sunday 15th Jan when Deano will do the update, let’s see if we can beat 55

 

 

© triangle - 1032
© delboygolf – 1025
© Gary1976 – 1011

© Glads Dad 777
© bal – 636
© casey - 630
© Oldhamktf – 471
© twinklyr – 369

© Loxxie – 361

© IT damo – 348
© bluebella 33 – 325
© onlyme – 302
© 2ndapril17 – 281

© Godoicul – 270
© samcrow – 223

© Annie67 - 192
© leedso – 157
© dean0 – 126
© samson - 119
© ra – 110
© anon 100 – 103

© Dave 1982 – 88
© Jon lost my do - 78
© John64 – 52
© mixer - 39
© Fiddlesticks – 35
© rhoda - 34
© silly cow – 30
© batman 22 - 26

© Christer1 – 20

© Cmilbo - 19
© little miss lost – 18
© soda water -16
© markie b – 15

©MVG - 13
© ojm – 13

© Hereford – 11
© t-positive – 10
© start 2017 a Fresh – 8
© westsider – 9
© donas 1979 - 8
© suzy lemon – 9
© dmr 1992 - 9

© Thegerman - 8
© Tyler 7 – 8
© uncertain outcomes - 8
© lady H – 8
© LHN-050793 – 8

© Scrambling - 8

© LEST-WE-FORGET – 7

© Honk – 5

© Thereaper - 5

© HowDidItGetToThis – 2

© Jl35 - 2

 

 

If I’ve missed anyone sorry and please let us know.

Great to see so many checkin's.  Lets keep them going through out 2017 and supporting each other.  Please keep in touch with your progress on here and in your diaries.

Checking in for the week :)

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 18:22

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Nice one Oldham.
Looks like I got the good one after all.
Keep the check-ins coming guy's

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 19:34

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Hi,  checking in on day 104 gf, best wishes all x 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 20:05

SuzyLemon

Joined:
2014-06-28

Hi,

Checking in on day 10, hope you are all in a good place x

 

Posted on:
Mon, 09/01/2017 - 21:56

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Checking on on Day 3,

Had a referral form off Gamcare today about some counselling, which is great.  Changed habits today and didn't gamble. 

J #Day3

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 01:05

Sax2811

Joined:
2017-01-10

Hi there... just trying to start my recovering from Gambling addiction. I had a bet on the 9th, but I intend on not betting again, so I will check back in with a meaningful number.

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 01:37

Scambling

Joined:
2012-06-21

Thanks for the update Old, well done to those hitting milestones this week :)

Checking in early for the week.

Scambling

 

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 07:40

T-Positive

Joined:
2016-12-30

Almisty wrote:

Hi am Almisty

I have been gambling for over a year now my work colleague got me into it . By going to bingo clubs . Then she told me about online and that was the worse mistake I have ever done . A year later am in £30,000 in debt and just started to get my life back on track through step change . I have opened a new account and have self excluded myself form all the online websites  . So this is Day 1 on entry on the 2017 challenge please surport me guys . I have had a productive day today with storting out my finances but got a whole day off again tomorrow . Please help me . 

 

 

Hi Almisty,

Best of luck to you - we are all in the same boat here ready to support each other so feel free to pop in as much as you want. Self excluding from all the sites is a very good start! :)

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 10:52

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Checking in for the week. 1027 days!

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 21:47

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Hi all,

Checking in for Day 4, Busy day today, but could have diverted into the bookies, but went to an old fashioned sweetie shop and spent a few bob on rotting my teeth..Good distraction

Day #4

Posted on:
Tue, 10/01/2017 - 23:34

twinklyr

Joined:
2016-01-16

Checking in safely on day 370 (*rubs eyes looking at that number, still not quite believing it). Thanks to Martin and Deano for keeping the challenge up and running :-) 

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:53

Christer1

Joined:
2016-02-29

checking in day 8 all good but its tough

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:21

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Well done guys anything is possible , no one said it's going to be easy! Not that we want this anyway but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger keep your heads up and put them middle fingers to the sky, we are only human 

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:22

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Hi Dean0, Martin, thanks for doing a  great job here, and I'm checking in on Day 41!

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:54

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Deeeeaaaannnnooooo and kkkkkktttttfffff x

Bal in for the week

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:05

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

I'm here....xxx
Don't panic....it was only 3 kisses !

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:48

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 284 checking in.

Posted on:
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:13

Rhoda

Joined:
2016-12-06

1027, 370, 284 ....these are numbers to aspire to....don't know if those of you with bigger numbers realise the grounding you give this forum. Us 'novices' flounder around like headless chickens at times, you keep grinding through the days, showing it is possible, life does get better, and the importance of staying focussed. Thank you.

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