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Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 08:59

LHN-050793

Joined:
2017-01-01

Checking in on Day 15. I'm not gonna lie, the latter part of this week has been so so hard. I have made progress though as I've told my partner that I use this website and read the stories on here. He seemed really proud that I'd taken the step to help myself. I would like to post more but I think I'm going to do that on my diary. If anyone wants to have a read, you can find it through my profile. Feeing very emotional this week :( x

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 09:51

newB

Joined:
2017-01-13

Check in Day 3! Still not sleeping very well, a bit depressed but trying to focus on the good things that I am blessed to have in my life,family,friends,health etc. Have a good day to all of you and lets stay GF!

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 11:22

Almisty

Joined:
2016-03-30

Checking in 5 days now now gambling it's hard but getting there . Anyone got any tips trying to keep myself busy but so tempted to buy a scratch card 

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 12:41

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Almost were all tempted at times but if you don't act on the temptations then that's all they are. Imagine you won say £30 what would you do? Go out for a nice meal, probably not you'd just get some more scratch cards and the cycle begins again you'd be chasing your losses again. 

As for keeping busy I read diaries on here pick on read it from the start. I also got stuck it box sets and would binge watch a series, others do exercise it rekindle a old hobby. 

Keep away from the first bet and the second and third will never come. 

KTF 

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 12:58

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

Checking in on Day 126. Take care all.

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 17:58

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

Checking in day 85

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 18:17

Converse222

Joined:
2017-01-13

10 days GF ... Had a good day today , the key is keeping myself busy . Self excluded ALL sites although still get emails from the bleeps ! Bank account still intact , they prob think I'm on holiday ! Feel like my mood is lifting too . My big challenge is 28th Jan party night . alcohol is my trigger . I will however abstain from Gambling and stick with it . Went to a dog show today , usually would have had a go on the tombola , did not today bought a slice of walnut cake instead . Good luck to everyone else fighting ! C x

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 19:43

annie67

Joined:
2015-01-04

Checking in day 199. Thanks Deano for twitching my curtain lol

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 19:56

donas1979

Joined:
Before 2009

Checking in on day 15...small steps

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:11

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

The list has been added earlier this week as I haven't got time to update tommrow. So anyone checking in before midnight
I'll add them after work tomorrow

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:45

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Well done to all checking in for another gamble free week.
A big welcome to new members.

56 soldiers checked in to the challenge this week.
Hopefully the challenge is helping you all the way it has helped me and many others.

One milestone to mention this week and that is loxxie who has cruised through her first year bet free. Awesome achievement

The list is as follows

© triangle - 1039
© delboygolf - 1032
© Gary 1976 - 1018
© glads dad - 784
© bal - 643
© casey - 634
© Oldhamktf - 478
© twinklyr - 376
© loxxie - 368
© ITdamo - 352
© onlyme - 309
© 2nd April 17 - 288
© godicul - 277
© samcrow - 229
© annie67 - 199
© leedso - 164
© dean0 - 133
© samson - 126
© anon100 - 110
© dave 1982 - 95
© Jon lost my do - 85
© John 64 - 59
© mixer - 46
© Fiddlesticks - 42
© rhoda - 41
© silly cow - 37
© batman - 33
© little miss lost - 25
© soda water - 23
© markie b - 22
© mvg - 20
© ojm - 20
© herford - 18
© t positive - 17
© El producto - 17
© suzy lemon - 16
© westsider - 16
© dmr 1992 - 16
© start 2017 a fresh - 15
© donas 1979 - 15
© Tyler 7 - 15
© uncertain outcomes - 15
© lhn 050793 - 15
© scambling - 15
© honk - 12
© christer - 12
© mikey fish - 12
© converse 122 - 10
© j135 - 9
© how did it get to this - 9
© silk flower - 8
© almisty - 7
© I hate gambaling - 7
© sax 2811 - 6
© Kjp9494 - 4
© newb - 2

Oldhamktf will update next week's list. Deadline is 12pm on the 22nd of Jan.

All the best to you all for the coming week

Deano

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:49

Sillycow

Joined:
2016-12-09

Thanks for the update Deano.

Appreciated :)

M x

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:54

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Day 9 today.  My three day working weekend is over, am so knackered but am proud of my effort.

Am off tomorrow, but will probably catch up on sleep and maybe get a haircut.  Thanks for updating the post Deano, should be able to get to chat this week, and have that appointment for assessment for counselling on Tuesday evening, so progress theer as well.  Didn't realise the harm I was doing, keep checking my bank balance and it is roughly the same (less petrol, shopping everytime, feels good)

#Day9GF

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 21:56

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Thx for the update Deeaaannnoooo x

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 23:13

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Congratulations Loxxie on hitting a whole year gamble free. One day at a time we can do this! X

Posted on:
Sun, 15/01/2017 - 23:28

dmr1992

Joined:
2016-08-21

Checking in day 9 Gf 

Dmr

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 00:51

Anon100

Joined:
2016-08-31

Thank you Deano, checking in on day 111, best wishes to all on this journey of recovery x 

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 08:54

John64

Joined:
2014-05-31

Checking in on day 60 have a great week everyone

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 09:56

delboygolf

Joined:
2014-03-12

Checking in for the week! 1033 days and going strong.
Thanks for the update.

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:14

newB

Joined:
2017-01-13

Checking in for day 4! I am staying strong and focus - GF!

Wish to all of you successfull week and keep going GF!

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 15:13

claudroid

Joined:
2014-11-24

hi would love to join in. was on here in 2015 and doing well until a few things went wrong for me and i delved back into the black hole.im on day 16 now.i told mrs what i had been doing again and she rightly so asked me to leave which i had no choice to.leaving her with our beautifull 8 week old daughter.feeling pretty bad of situation but positive im going the right way now asnormally when things go wrong i turn to gambling whereas now i couldnt think of anything worse.anyway im in and onwards and upwards...

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 17:14

Dave1982.

Joined:
2013-01-02

Day 96 no urges still.

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 18:19

volcano

Joined:
2010-07-05

I need to prove to myself that I can commit to something.

I'm hoping you'll include me in this challenge.

I need / want to say day 7 gf next Monday.

Broken, yet still standing albeit with my head lowered.

So day zero it is

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 20:00

Oldhamktf

Joined:
2015-09-26

Welcome aboard V delighted to have you back. 

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 20:51

RA_1990

Joined:
2016-02-14

Sorry forgot to check in last week. Anyhow, just checking in day 118.

RA

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 21:26

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Day 10.

Went to chat this evening.  Today was good, was off work, got my car valeted, it is a lease car from work, so like to keep it clean.  Since before Christmas until ten days ago, my life was chaotic, mindset was similar to the state of the car.  When I go out in the morning, it will be clean and organised.  Have my assessment for counselling tomorrow.  Bit nervous, but hoping it will be fine, am only working 25 hours this week, so a little rest for me.

#Day10GF

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 22:34

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Checking in for the week! On Day 46 

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 23:05

twinklyr

Joined:
2016-01-16

Checking in safe and sound on day 376. Well done guys, and a special well done to our Loxxie. 

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 13:51

newB

Joined:
2017-01-13

Checking on day 5. Still have issues with my night sleep but start feeling much better every day.

GF for life is my goal everyday!

Wish to all of you strenght and focus to your goal!

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:39

Bal

Joined:
2015-04-18

Oldham / Deanoooooo.

Bal is off to the subs bench for a while and can be dropped from the challenge.

Gamble free for many days and just need a break.

Best wishes to all x

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 17:32

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

Dean0 wrote:
Well done to all checking in for another gamble free week. A big welcome to new members. 56 soldiers checked in to the challenge this week. Hopefully the challenge is helping you all the way it has helped me and many others. One milestone to mention this week and that is loxxie who has cruised through her first year bet free. Awesome achievement The list is as follows © triangle - 1039 © delboygolf - 1032 © Gary 1976 - 1018 © glads dad - 784 © bal - 643 © casey - 634 © Oldhamktf - 478 © twinklyr - 376 © loxxie - 368 © ITdamo - 352 © onlyme - 309 © 2nd April 17 - 288 © godicul - 277 © samcrow - 229 © annie67 - 199 © leedso - 164 © dean0 - 133 © samson - 126 © anon100 - 110 © dave 1982 - 95 © Jon lost my do - 85 © John 64 - 59 © mixer - 46 © Fiddlesticks - 42 © rhoda - 41 © silly cow - 37 © batman - 33 © little miss lost - 25 © soda water - 23 © markie b - 22 © mvg - 20 © ojm - 20 © herford - 18 © t positive - 17 © El producto - 17 © suzy lemon - 16 © westsider - 16 © dmr 1992 - 16 © start 2017 a fresh - 15 © donas 1979 - 15 © Tyler 7 - 15 © uncertain outcomes - 15 © lhn 050793 - 15 © scambling - 15 © honk - 12 © christer - 12 © mikey fish - 12 © converse 122 - 10 © j135 - 9 © how did it get to this - 9 © silk flower - 8 © almisty - 7 © I hate gambaling - 7 © sax 2811 - 6 © Kjp9494 - 4 © newb - 2 Oldhamktf will update next week's list. Deadline is 12pm on the 22nd of Jan. All the best to you all for the coming week Deano

Pretty good list

Lets keep it going soldiers

Sorry to lose a few, but hopefully we gain a few too

tri

ps. checking in for the week

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 22:01

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Day 11 today.

Had an online session for assessment for counselling this evening.  i start tomorro evening in the Psycho-Education online group.  I feel very positive about it all.  Have deliberately picked a Wednesday, as I don't normally work Wednesday evenings.  Am at 11 days today.

#Day11GF

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 22:33

oneday12

Joined:
2017-01-17

id like to join in this too :)

 

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 07:28

Scambling

Joined:
2012-06-21

Checking in still GF :)

 

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 09:23

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 291. Checking in. Absolutely skint but i know gambling is not the way. It's hard work but this is the only way through. I will get to day 300 and beyond

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 11:46

newB

Joined:
2017-01-13

Checking in at day 6! Positive feel grown up everyday when I looked at my son's face....I must remain strong and defeat those demons that I have created! Wish to all of you nice day and stay strong! GF is one of my goals everyday!

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 14:28

Dave1982.

Joined:
2013-01-02

Checking in day 98.

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 17:09

Sillycow

Joined:
2016-12-09

Checking in for the week:)

Day 40 another step forward, no going back!

M x

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 19:25

T-Positive

Joined:
2016-12-30

Checking in on day 20. Have had a couple of days where I've thought to myself "Oh a £10 deposit isn't going to do any harm is it?" but then I talk myself out of it. Not sure I'd even be able to find any site that I can still play on anyway which is good!

 

Taking big steps to start clearing my debt which I'm feeling verrry positive about! :)

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 21:14

Julie 35

Joined:
2016-11-18

Day 12.

Different day today, had physio for my shoulder injury, last session.  Went to do my online education online group, but there were Gremlins in the system, so we had to abandon ship.....next week it is.  Went to chat which I enjoyed and watched a bit of Netflix...Still GF....Go me!!

#Day12GF

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 23:09

leedso

Joined:
2010-02-27

Still standing. Check in for this week.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 08:27

Kjp9494

Joined:
2017-01-12

Day 7 bet free long way to go but good start

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:05

Sam Crow

Joined:
2012-02-23

Sam checking in for the week gamble free!

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:41

newB

Joined:
2017-01-13

Checking in for first week GF! Wish to all of you successfull day and heads up !

 

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 22:00

SuzyLemon

Joined:
2014-06-28

Day 20 - checking in. 

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 22:29

Mixer

Joined:
2016-12-03

Day 50 today - yippee! - and checking in.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 23:30

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Decent work people keep it going,...22GF for me

 

 

Posted on:
Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:52

Garyl1976

Joined:
2015-01-02

Checking in for the week.

A few challenges in my life, but no thoughts of gambling 

Posted on:
Fri, 20/01/2017 - 11:06

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Checking in, still gf :)

Posted on:
Fri, 20/01/2017 - 11:10

HowDidItGetToThis

Joined:
2016-10-18

Checking in gambling debt @ 4900 

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