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A fresh new start a new era

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#1 Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:38

adam123

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2015-06-09

Id like to start a new fresh diary

Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:41

adam123

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2015-06-09

​Ive been playing poker at my local pub for a fiver a week and it is wrong to do this whilst trying to stop gambling. With this in mind in going to stop and not go to the pub anymore.

Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:44

adam123

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2015-06-09

​today is the last day I play poker and poker is my gambling vice. Tomo will be day one of my new gambling free life. I will be doing the gym and cinema az my hobby, my new hobby will be the cinema u can pay one hundred pounds for unlimeted cinema for six months

Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:47

adam123

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2015-06-09

A bit of background on me, ive been on this site for eight months and ha ve been going on the chat room most nights. I have lost maybe twenty thousand on poker over ten to twelve years playing. I have had varying degrees of control over my poker but I know I can no longer control it and need to stop before I lose everything.

Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:49

adam123

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2015-06-09

​I feel I need to stop going to the pub and although this means not seeing a lot of new friends and old I can meet new people who have more healthy hobbies .

Posted on:
Tue, 16/02/2016 - 22:52

adam123

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2015-06-09

I am going to spend next months wage on my cinema ticket and gym membership and begin my new life. It is going to be very hard as I am used to going to the pub drinking and gambling af least twice a week mostly drinking.​

Posted on:
Wed, 17/02/2016 - 08:34

adam123

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2015-06-09

So here's day one on the way to work feeling a bit tired.

Posted on:
Wed, 17/02/2016 - 10:28

Forum admin

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2010-11-01

Hi Adam,

I've moved your new diary from 'Overcoming problem gambling' to 'Recovery diaries'.

Well done Adam! It's great that you are feeling so committed to make changes. Staying away from the pub and replacing it with new hobbies and activities will help.

Keep strong

Warm wishes

Catarina

Posted on:
Fri, 19/02/2016 - 12:49

adam123

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2015-06-09

So day three of total abstinance. iwas feeling pretty low yesterday about my life.

Posted on:
Sat, 20/02/2016 - 08:41

adam123

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2015-06-09

Good news my mums going to put a blocker on my dads pc so I cant do any gambling on it anymore. A weight of my shoulder and a

Posted on:
Sun, 21/02/2016 - 09:05

ITDamo

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2016-01-26

 

Sounds like you are putting the right things in place Adam. I am no expert of course but the more difficult you make it to gamble the less likely you are to do it.

I do understand feeling low about your life as I am struggling with those feelings as well.....with time I'm sure it will get better though. It's got to be better than the feelings when you have lost big.

Hope all goes well for you.

Damian

Posted on:
Sun, 21/02/2016 - 09:46

RA_1990

Joined:
2016-02-14

Best of luck Adam mate. Keep coming into the chat, that will help for sure. 

The blockers are a great idea too. Enjoy the cinema and the gym buddy 

Posted on:
Sun, 21/02/2016 - 21:26

Oldhamktf

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2015-09-26

That's good news Adam does that mean you have confided in her? Either way great that the door that kept letting you back in is now slammed shut. 

KTF 

Posted on:
Mon, 22/02/2016 - 17:18

adam123

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2015-06-09

Hi all thanks for the posts, I haven't confided but I think my parents know about my problems as they wouldn't have suggested it. Today is the first day I wont go to my poker night and its fair to say I really want to go.

Posted on:
Tue, 23/02/2016 - 00:33

Change

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2015-01-30

How's tonight been Adam? Thinking of you.

Posted on:
Wed, 24/02/2016 - 19:19

adam123

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2015-06-09

Right well epic fail on two counts, went to poker nights Monday and Tuesday, spent forty pounds on drink and poker, then today as I couldn't gamble online I went to the pub drunk loads and spent fifty on fruit machine, one hundred in total on drinks and gambling. Need to start again.

Posted on:
Wed, 24/02/2016 - 19:21

adam123

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2015-06-09

Spoken to Deirdre on chat at she said not to beat myself up. I come here for support and although I fail regularly I will now self exclude from local betting shops and just leave my cards at home when I go to the pub

Posted on:
Wed, 24/02/2016 - 21:09

Oldhamktf

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2015-09-26

Hi bud you know I'm  gutted but this hopfully will show you it's not just the poker. You took that away and found another way to feed the CG on you. Hope the blocks you ate planning help stop you in your tracks. Keep going we will get there one day at a time. 

KTF 

Posted on:
Thu, 25/02/2016 - 13:17

adam123

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2015-06-09

hi oldham and dean thnaks for ur posts ur allways here for me :), ive had a chat on netline and decided to not take out my bank card when i go out to make sure i only spend a normal amount of money that ive decided before hand.  Ill also try to give the pubs a miss and go round mates houses for a drink instead of the pub.  i get paid tomo but with my bank account on minus 200 i doubt ill have much for the month.  over and out :)

Posted on:
Sun, 28/02/2016 - 14:32

adam123

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2015-06-09

Today is day four and in a day of reflection that allways comes after going back to day one. Must be stronger

Posted on:
Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:36

adam123

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2015-06-09

day 5 just been to the gym two days in a row, back to work tomothen another day off wednesday woop woop

Posted on:
Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:51

I wished

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2014-04-25

Well done Adam on picking yourself back up, you can do this, just keep thinking of now and forwards,

Keep strong and keep safe

Suzanne xxx

 

Posted on:
Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:58

adam123

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2015-06-09

well spent 3 pounds on fruit machine last night when drunk so back to day one today :( its not a lot but want to keep honest with my gambling free days.  only a minor setback and only spent twenty quid in the pub yesturday and twenty in pub day before.  Still going to the pub a lot and playing on my poker club.  going to go back to not counting poker club as gambling as i allways want to go and theres two weeks left and im third at the mo so might get a trophy fingers crossed.  any advice would be much appreciated.  day one tomorrow