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2017 is my aim

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#1 Posted on:
Thu, 29/12/2016 - 23:58

adam123

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2015-06-09

Hello u may know me as Adam or read the beano, I'm not new to this site and not new to gambling my hard earned money away. Tonight I lost again and and feeling pretty down after a binge on a fruit machine which lasted for hours whilst other normal people laughed and joke whilst enjoying their time in the pub and I just zoned out on fruit machine.

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:00

adam123

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2015-06-09

​I have been on here about a year and have moved from online poker to real life poker, and blocked online betting and bookies betting

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:03

adam123

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2015-06-09

I now feel its time to stop my poker for good and stop betting in pubs. I don't expect to get too many comments for the first few months as I've said this before many times but believe me I'm going to give 2017 a bloody good go and try to make in roads in saving up.

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:05

adam123

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2015-06-09

​I'm going to be cautious in January and not go to any pubs. Then when I get more confident I will meet with friends in then again.

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:06

adam123

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2015-06-09

​I am giving up smoking on new years too so my first month will be very difficult and I will be posting kn here everg day for support.

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:08

adam123

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2015-06-09

In February once I have my confidence back I will join ang group challenges to get extra impetious

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:10

adam123

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2015-06-09

Night feeling optimistic already

Posted on:
Fri, 30/12/2016 - 00:23

Guestuser9

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Before 2009

Welcome home boy
Will look forward to seeing you smash through 2017.

Lets get started then Adam

Posted on:
Mon, 02/01/2017 - 16:15

adam123

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2015-06-09

I'm ready for 2017, I slipped up on new years eve as I thought this is the last time I can gamble, only five pounds but still a waste. Here goes 2017 is apon us. Given up smoking too and feeling pretty ill at the mo..

Posted on:
Mon, 02/01/2017 - 21:09

Cynical wife

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2015-06-23

What needs to change is you, the decisions that you make, the actions that you take to overcome the addiction. The change in the year is irrelevant, it isn't some mysterious force that will save you from yourself. Your own salvation lies with you. 

The help and support is there, if you want to take it.

CW

 

Posted on:
Mon, 02/01/2017 - 21:58

adam123

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2015-06-09

Yep ur spot on cheers for the reply the date, the month the year means nothing its the decions I make in them that make me a gambler. I just like to think that a new year can mean a fresh start and a new lease of life.

Posted on:
Mon, 02/01/2017 - 22:02

adam123

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2015-06-09

Today I've bought some nicotine gum as I'm not smoking now. Its going well id like to think that ill be able to keep this week gamble free and am off to a good start. I am going to spend money saved this month on some shelving for my bedroom for my cds and DVDs and start collecting them again. Night all

Posted on:
Tue, 03/01/2017 - 20:14

adam123

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2015-06-09

Evening, another day of gum and work but no sign of ciggerettes and gambling horray , day three down off to bed

Posted on:
Wed, 04/01/2017 - 21:10

adam123

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2015-06-09

Day four complete, ive been to work, not smoked and not gambled. Been thinking today a lot about gambling ,saving and holidays. I'm not going to casino on Friday even though mates are going, this is a big step for ne. I know like ciggerrettes gambling emotions wants and desires last around five minutes untill u find the sensible conclusion or not. I just have to ride if ouf often many times each day. This will hopefully redhce over time. I'm not putting myself in a place where I can gamble or smoke for a while untill I become stronger. I believe I can go in pubs again but af the moment i need to be careful.

Posted on:
Thu, 05/01/2017 - 20:39

adam123

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2015-06-09

Last Thursday I went and played poker in the pub and also won forty pounds on fruit machine..well used guessed it forty wasn't enough so I pumped that back in lost, then went to cash machine thirty more lost went to cash machine again thirty more lost... Wtf was I doing... Well I think it took that episode to make me fead myself and what I ca do in an hour. So today a week later jve not only not gambled for fic m vve days ive also not smoked for five days and am feeling good about myself. I'm going to go swimming Saturday and am still going to get some dvd shelves on pay day.

Posted on:
Fri, 06/01/2017 - 21:15

adam123

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2015-06-09

So I didn't go to the casino check, didn't smoke check, successful day six

Posted on:
Sun, 08/01/2017 - 12:54

adam123

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2015-06-09

so day eight of not smoking and not gambling.  ive made it this far why not continue horray.

Posted on:
Fri, 13/01/2017 - 21:03

Rhoda

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2016-12-06

Hiya Start....make sure you have blocks in place...you can self exclude from the casino online....come on, keep making the right choices for yourself, you know that once you start you cannot stop. Have you looked into counselling through Gam Care?

Posted on:
Sat, 14/01/2017 - 22:33

adam123

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2015-06-09

​hi Rhoda thanks for the post, yep I will do that, cheers. Thought id write in my diary as I've been neglecting it. Its been 14 days and 22 hours since my last bet and last drink and last ciggerette. Don't get me wrong ill be having a drink again but a bit of a gap from it makes it easier to stop the others.

Posted on:
Sat, 14/01/2017 - 22:42

adam123

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2015-06-09

Ive got the nicotine gum, the app and going to a group every Monday to stop smoking (even tho I was the only one there last week lol). On the gambling front ive not been to a pub since new years so not been tempted. I actually don't miss the pub strangely they are a waste of money really. I'm saving up for a holiday so that's good. I'm going snowboarding for a weekend start of march happy days. So prob going to spend 150 on hotel, 60 rentals, 100 ski pass, 100 travel, maybe get away with 200 all food and drink so that's 610 blimey that's a lot for a long weekend. Got two paychecks to save up for it plus still got 100 in bank account now. Been super sensible with money soo far this month long may it continue

Posted on:
Sat, 14/01/2017 - 22:44

adam123

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2015-06-09

Think if I can stay on this 2017 fresh year fresh life its gonna really help me. I can travel once every three or four months or maybe save up and do a big travel next year.

Posted on:
Sat, 14/01/2017 - 23:00

adam123

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2015-06-09

Might even start going to white hart lane next season a new hobby

Posted on:
Mon, 16/01/2017 - 20:25

adam123

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2015-06-09

Day 16 and alls good

Posted on:
Tue, 17/01/2017 - 13:14

adam123

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2015-06-09

Day 17 and starting my new healthy lifestyle by going to football tonight. I used to go every week but stopped

Posted on:
Wed, 18/01/2017 - 18:00

adam123

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2015-06-09

Played footy for an hour last night, very good fun legs very achy today lol. Still not smoking or gamblinghorray

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 19:40

adam123

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2015-06-09

Legs still ache lol, day nineteen complete.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/01/2017 - 20:32

Sillycow

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2016-12-09

Doing great Adam!

M x

Posted on:
Fri, 20/01/2017 - 22:06

adam123

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2015-06-09

I'm on day twenty yep twenty who would of thought. Small steps for most people but for me a huge step forward. Looking forward to hitting a month. Had a tough week at work so sitting back enjoying a glass of wine or two well almost half a bottle what the hey. Going swimming tomo even tho my legs still ache from footy on Tuesday lol. Booked my hotel in France for a weekend in the snow in march should be a fun road trip. All is good.

Posted on:
Mon, 23/01/2017 - 20:03

adam123

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2015-06-09

Plodding along 23

Posted on:
Mon, 23/01/2017 - 20:16

Sillycow

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2016-12-09

Keep plodding on Adam, soon that plod will turn to a run... skip and jump :)

M x

Posted on:
Wed, 25/01/2017 - 16:46

adam123

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2015-06-09

Hello and welcome to todays exciting edition of my diary where I will talk about how far ive come. I have spent today at work with a mild tempuraturs and a rash on my arm.. Don't know what if is but hopefully ill be better tomo. This week has been fine at work and I've not smoked still which is a bonus. Got to buy a new fridge for the flat but I've got enough for it when I get paid. No gambling still and getting excited about hitting the month not long now .

Posted on:
Wed, 25/01/2017 - 18:00

ITDamo

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2016-01-26

Haha made me chuckle with the post Adam......well done on the gamble free days and maybe get some cream for the rash.

All the best.
Damo

 

Posted on:
Thu, 26/01/2017 - 12:47

Mixer

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2016-12-03

Loving your resolve and determination Adam... one day at a time, keep it going....

Posted on:
Thu, 26/01/2017 - 17:58

adam123

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2015-06-09

Really really struggling tonight, bit stressed at work today, plus stressed at home, want to go to one of my pub poker games tonight and have a drink and let my hair down. Instead ive opened a bottle of red and am staying in. It can be tough you guys all know too, we have to stick together and do this. Ive managed the correct decision but boy was it close.

Posted on:
Fri, 27/01/2017 - 06:50

triangle

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2014-03-14

reach out for that help Adam?  might be the time?

Posted on:
Sun, 29/01/2017 - 15:27

adam123

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2015-06-09

Another weekend passed, went out last night to pub and didnt even think about putting any money in fruit machine ive definitely turned a corner one month passed

Posted on:
Sun, 29/01/2017 - 15:50

Guestuser9

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Before 2009

Nice one Adam.
It's good to see you starting to get a foot hold. Keep it up buddy

Posted on:
Sun, 29/01/2017 - 16:15

grace w

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2017-01-29

Too early to celebrate i would say, going close to temptation is dangerous the chances of you falling is very high. Please stay away from anything/anyone that would make you want to gamble its safer.

Posted on:
Mon, 30/01/2017 - 18:26

adam123

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2015-06-09

Thanks grace for those words of wisdom, however i will ignore u and celebrate

Posted on:
Mon, 30/01/2017 - 18:33

Sillycow

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2016-12-09

start 2017 a fresh wrote:

Thanks grace for those words of wisdom, however i will ignore u and celebrate

Well said Adam :-)

You celebrate all you want!

M x

Posted on:
Mon, 30/01/2017 - 21:21

Anon100

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2016-08-31

Well done on your gf days, your doing well, stay safe and positive x