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#1 Posted on:
Fri, 09/06/2017 - 20:55

Neveragain121016

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2011-10-04

I'd like to start a 3 month challenge and offer you all to join me. I like these challenges, I think they can really add focus and I'm in need of a bit of focus as the urges are creeping in more frequently than I'd like and I'm prepared to fight. I'd like to declare that I'm in a full time job with an 8 month old so it may mean that I'm not as update as I'd like to be at all times so I apologise in advance if that is the case. But hopefully I'll keep on top of it all. I think we should start 1st of July and aim to be gamble free July, August and September. If you want to join reply below and I'll add you to the list. This is open to all, day 1 or day 1000. I suggest everyone checks in once a week (more if you'd like to). I'll do a little recap every Monday with who's checked in and how far we are in to the challenge etc. I'll keep registration open for the whole of the challenge as even starting late completing the challenge will be an achievement to be proud of whenever you start. I wish you all the best (weird I hate saying good luck now, seems to remind me of gambling somehow). See you at the finish line.

Posted on:
Fri, 09/06/2017 - 20:57

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

The people up for the challenge of blasting through 3 months gamble free are........

30thSept
Deano8
Sars27
krlsthjkl
route 66 is the aim
New day
leedso
conradnose
mckevg45
g-doggy
Casey
Saffie
Neveragain22
Gazza1971
bexberry

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 07:57

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Permission to come aboard 

I do like a challenge so I'm in dean 279 days bet free

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 16:21

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Good to have you aboard. I see it will take you nicely into the year mark gamble free - sounds like a plan to me!

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 16:45

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Can I join the club guys ? 8 days gf ! Bring on the 3 months mark! 

Thank you,

Sars27

 

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 17:32

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Sars your in, great to have you with us, hope the challenge helps.

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 17:56

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

I'm hoping so too 30sept I'm not a daily gambler but I'm admitting to myself I'm an addict . I did it twice last year and lost 2 grand . And already twice this year lost 2 grand January and 3 grand 8 days ago . Not that I'm in debt or something but my biggest fear is that we have 45 grand in savings and that 2 , 3 grand loses twice a year would become 4,5,10 grand til I loss everything . I'm positive I can beat this !! I don't gamble often but I do I go big ! What an idiot :( . All my hard work and wife's hard work last month I just flushed Down to online roulette ! I'm feeling better now and I'm not going to gamble one day at a time ! 

Plus I've never admitted to myself that I've had a gambling addiction/problem before ! I'm lucky to find this website and it helped me so much by learning from others and talking to advisers ! 

Thank you again for letting me join .

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 18:53

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Stopping now when you see there's a problem is a very wise move. I remember coming on here saying how annoyed I was at having £1500 of debt oh how I wish I had just stopped there.

Unfortunately if we have a gambling problem the money is irrelevant it'll all go however much we start with.

I'm glad you have come on here as it shows your strength and you can make sure gambling doesn't impact your life anymore.

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 21:48

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

See you at the finish line my friend ! 3 months let's go ! Thanks for you're kind words and I wish you all the best :) 

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 22:01

krlsthjkl

Joined:
2016-05-30

Can you count me in please!!!

Posted on:
Sat, 10/06/2017 - 23:40

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Will do krlsthjkl. Great to have you aboard. All the best on this road to recovery

Posted on:
Tue, 20/06/2017 - 08:26

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Quick bump if anyone else fancies joining us.

Posted on:
Tue, 20/06/2017 - 14:31

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Hello id like to join, all the best

Posted on:
Wed, 21/06/2017 - 15:40

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Great to have you aboard, all the best for the challenge.

Posted on:
Wed, 21/06/2017 - 20:08

New day

Joined:
2015-04-05

Count me in please. Onwards and upwards 

Posted on:
Wed, 21/06/2017 - 20:13

leedso

Joined:
2010-02-27

I could certainly do with joining that challenge. Currently on day 0, but will hopefully be up to 9 come the start of the challenge.

Posted on:
Wed, 21/06/2017 - 23:33

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

New day, leedso welcome. I hope this challenge will help us all get to where we want to be whatever stage of the journey we are on. I wish you the best and see you in July for the first check in.

Posted on:
Mon, 26/06/2017 - 10:07

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

The challenge starts this Saturday. All the best to all, we can all do this and I look forward to celebrating in three months time!

Posted on:
Tue, 27/06/2017 - 18:05

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Just having a little browse of the thread making sure I didn't miss anyone on the list and just had to give a shout out to deano. I didn't realise we had a vip on board!!

Sorry deano don't know how I didn't twig it was yourself of 2017 challenge fame. Good to have you with us, your challenge has certainly helped me, I hope I can do the same.

To all as the challenge is about to begin I hope we can all dig in, stay strong and celebrate at the finish line

Posted on:
Tue, 27/06/2017 - 20:16

conradnose

Joined:
2017-06-21

Great idea 30thSept, Count me in!

Posted on:
Wed, 28/06/2017 - 21:52

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

All the best conrad, let's do this!

Posted on:
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 23:42

Guestuser9

Joined:
Before 2009

Pinch punch first of the month I'm looking forward to sharing the next 90 days with you all on the challenge thanks for setting it up 30sept and best of luck to all in the coming months.

Posted on:
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 15:11

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

July is here and here we go. Let's commit to being gamble free for 3 months. If you can do one day you can do three months. One day at a time commit to it and make a better life.

Posted on:
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 15:39

mckevg45

Joined:
2017-07-02

I'm in 

Posted on:
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 19:45

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

Can I join!!! 10 days in

Posted on:
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 20:03

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Can I join in too please 

Posted on:
Sun, 02/07/2017 - 21:33

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

mckevg45, g-doggy and Casey your in, great to have you with us. I'm looking forward to the next three months.

Posted on:
Tue, 04/07/2017 - 14:26

mckevg45

Joined:
2017-07-02

Day 2 and I'm itching . Got the day off today 

Posted on:
Tue, 04/07/2017 - 18:04

Saffie

Joined:
2017-07-04

I'd like to join you too.

After a stupid stupid relapse today where I lost 1200 in half an hour, I am starting again. I'm self excluded from everywhere I've ever gambled (just about every online Casino) and I'm ready now to face up to this problem and sort it out  

Good luck x

 

 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 05/07/2017 - 06:51

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Mckevg45 stay strong trust me it isn't worth it but I'm sure you know that. Respect the urge take a moment to think about what will really happen and how disappointed you'll feel if you give in to that urge. Stick to it see how great you'll feel three months down the line when you've completed challenge.

Saffie your in. Hope this can be a tool to keep you on the right path. Gambling quite simply ruins lives don't let it ruin yours.

Posted on:
Wed, 05/07/2017 - 09:00

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

I'll check in for the week. Stay strong everyone.

Posted on:
Wed, 05/07/2017 - 14:19

mckevg45

Joined:
2017-07-02

Never did gamble in the end . Got another day off today and so far I've resisted the urge 

Posted on:
Wed, 05/07/2017 - 19:45

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Great news. Give yourself these 3 months and see how you feel. If you want to resume gambling after that then you can but you won't, you'll be proud of hitting that mark and want to go further. Take that thought from now say you wanna hit 1 week then double figures, then 2 weeks, a month and beyond. Everyday you don't gamble is a success it's a day you've saved money and took another step to a better future

Posted on:
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:58

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely on week 1. Let's keep marching fellow soldiers, one day at a time. We can do this x

Posted on:
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 15:22

mckevg45

Joined:
2017-07-02

5 days now without a gamble 

Posted on:
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:24

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

Checking in. Last gamble 22nd June. 15 days. Tempted today. Self exclusion helps. 

Posted on:
Sat, 08/07/2017 - 17:14

mckevg45

Joined:
2017-07-02

6days now 

Posted on:
Mon, 10/07/2017 - 09:00

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

So from what I can see we have 5 of us checked in and rolling on to the 3 month challenge. The others may have not checked in but may still be gamble free, I hope this is the case.

Congrats to us 5, its early on but sticking at it week by week and time will fly by and at the end we'll be very proud and ready to keep going and enjoy the new life we're creating.

Also if you want me to add/change anything big or small (eg add day counts for each of us) please ask away. I can't promise anything but if I can I will.

30thSept
mckevg45
g-doggy
Casey
Saffie

Deano8
Sars27
krlsthjkl
route 66 is the aim
New day
leedso
conradnose

Posted on:
Mon, 10/07/2017 - 09:13

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Checking in gamble free. On the the recovery road, never getting off!

Posted on:
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:27

Casey

Joined:
2015-04-19

Checking in safely for the week x

Posted on:
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:10

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

I am checking in but confessing to a £120 relapse on Sunday. Out of town bookies. No one said it wouldbe easy! 2 days gamble free.

Posted on:
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:28

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Well done casey.

Well done g-doggy, well done for coming back, being honest and not letting that slip take hold. Your right it's not easy. Stay strong, try to avoid temptation where possible and make plans if you think temptation may come. Keep at it, the gambling world offers us nothing but misery.

Posted on:
Thu, 13/07/2017 - 17:21

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

Hi all, not sure I can be part of this. In the last 24hours I have lost 2500 on a credit card to slots. I am beside myself today. This is rock bottom for me. Sorry to post with such negativity. 

Posted on:
Thu, 13/07/2017 - 17:50

Lasttime93

Joined:
2017-07-11

g-doggy, I think you should try to have have someone control your finances, its not worth giving the money away, also to have someone close cheering you on would help, Its not easy to open up but it sure does help.

Posted on:
Thu, 13/07/2017 - 20:24

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

g-doggy you do what you need to do but do you really want to give in and stay in that gambling world.

Can you surrender your finances to a partner/family/friend? Also get a block on your phone/computer. Do what you gotta do, the more blocks the better. Keep reading diaries you'll learn many ways to stay away. Stay strong. You obviously want to quit which is great and your honesty means a lot, gambling is a secretive thing and being open is a big step. Keep on the right path it's a rocky road but it's worth it.

Posted on:
Thu, 13/07/2017 - 20:55

conradnose

Joined:
2017-06-21

I'm still gamble free. 

Stay strong G-Doddy, I agree with the others probably the best thing for you to do is give up control of your money. 

Check out my blog www.conradnose.com

Posted on:
Thu, 13/07/2017 - 23:12

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

Are you guys ok with me checking in here even though I've ballsed up. Comments appreciated. 

Posted on:
Fri, 14/07/2017 - 08:42

g-doggy

Joined:
2010-01-25

Feel terrible today but haven't and won't gamble. 

Posted on:
Fri, 14/07/2017 - 19:36

Neveragain22

Joined:
2017-07-12

Hi is it too late to join in I'm new here and only 2 days gf but 3 months would be a great challenge for me really motivate me

Posted on:
Sun, 16/07/2017 - 11:36

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Nice one conrad.

G-doggy keep posting and let's get you through the rest of the challenge. Keep strong.

Neveragain your in. The more the merrier. Let's kick this addiction!

Posted on:
Sun, 16/07/2017 - 11:40

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Really like the blog conrad looks really good well put together. Hope it can help you and many others.

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