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Posted on:
Sat, 24/02/2018 - 19:51

sjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Hello Dan,

Just checking in to say hi, hope your saturday is going well.

Posted on:
Sat, 24/02/2018 - 20:36

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

 

Good work Dan, tomorrow is another day added to your GF journey!

Hope your time out today was not too challenging. I think its good you can focus on what you have saved by not gambling. 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 09:32

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 7

1 week gamble free. 

Just the beginning of a long road ahead to freedom. 

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 09:34

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

 

Well done Dan! Day 7. 1 whole week, keep up the good work and the days will continue to mount.

How are you feeling today? 

 

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 09:45

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

I’ve not long since woken up but I’m feeling a bit restless already. 

That gambling monster is still well within sight but so long as I don’t respond to it and don’t feed it, then I’ll be ok. He/she needs to be starved! 

The only rule today is that I must not gamble!

How are you, Emel?

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 10:12

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Dan the Man is stronger than he thinks.

A gambling urge is nothing more than a few neurons that have banded together for a bit of mischief.

In size  and influence they are small and inconsequential but compulsive gamblers are deluded and give them more credibility than they warrant.

You are the master of your own destiny.

The buck stops with Dan.

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 10:17

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Wise words Stephen! You are absolutely correct, my friend!

Nobody else but ME is in control of this situation.

Dan

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 10:57

Little miss lost

Joined:
2016-05-24

Hi Determined Dan, just caught up with your diary.
1 week gamble free when you've got all those demons throwing themselves at you is a big achievement.
Well done on standing up to them, as you've said above, you're in control of them now, don't let them be in control of you.
Have a great day and look forward to your diary saying 2 week gf next Sunday! X

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 11:30

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Thanks LML!

It’s been a tough week but I’m still going. Always feel a bit better once I’ve got a week under my belt.

Have a great day too! X

Posted on:
Sun, 25/02/2018 - 23:08

2018

Joined:
2018-02-14

Keep going Dan! Keep fighting! It’s madness that we all have this problem that brings us to this place. We’re all dealing with this everyday while we have to go through all the other stuff that gets thrown at us in life. It’s so sad for people who are good people just inflicted with a problem. I’d do anything to be free from it.

Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 06:48

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 8

Early start for me today. Back to work after a week off. 

Eager to get up to double figures now. It always feels better to see two digits. 

Not much else to add today. 

Have a good Monday everyone x

Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 07:00

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

Happy day 8 Dan! You will be in double digits before you know it.

Have a good day, and remember we are all here for you, we are all in this together

Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 17:32

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

I had a really productive day at work today and rarely thought about my struggles. I’m feeling much happier in myself and I think it’s because I’m back at work and able to get on with the working day without dwelling on my past losses due to gambling. 

Posted on:
Mon, 26/02/2018 - 21:15

Annie2016

Joined:
2016-05-01

That's great Dan. Well done. 

Posted on:
Tue, 27/02/2018 - 06:32

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 9

Really struggling to get up for work today. Thankfully, this is for no other reason other than it’s flippin freezing outside and I want to stay in bed! 

I’m starting to feel a little more like myself after a difficult 9 days or so. 

I went for a quick run last night but only managed 3.5km before I started tightening up. Must have been the cold weather and not warmed up enough. 

Anyway, best make a move out of bed soon. Reluctantly. 

Have a good day. 

Posted on:
Tue, 27/02/2018 - 08:21

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

Well done on coming this far Dan, many more days to rack up too. Tomorrow is double digits for you!

Its chilly outside, beds the best place, good for you getting out for a run too

Posted on:
Tue, 27/02/2018 - 21:03

Annie2016

Joined:
2016-05-01

Well done Dan you are going really well. Good job on running too, I'm a bit rubbish at running in the evening - I lack motivation unless I go in the morning. Hope Tuesday has been good. 

Posted on:
Wed, 28/02/2018 - 06:42

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 10

Another bitterly cold morning. But that won’t dampen my spirits as I head towards another gamble free day. 

I’ve got my coffee in bed with Magic FM. Bliss. Much better than waking up with some form of hangover. Whether it be alcohol or gambling related. 

Have a great day everyone. Stay safe if you’ve got snow/icy conditions. 

Dan

Posted on:
Wed, 28/02/2018 - 23:04

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

you cannot beat a bit of Magic Dan! red alert here so travelling to work is a bit hair raising!!

Posted on:
Wed, 28/02/2018 - 23:22

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Wow! Red alert eh? Should you even be travelling? Our workplace closed at midday today and is shut again tomorrow.

Off to bed now. Another day safely negotiated. Hope you’ve had a good day. 

Posted on:
Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:55

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 11

Must admit I’m finding it quite difficult today simply because I’m housebound due to the snow. I’m trying very hard to keep busy but there are inevitably breaks in the day that make me stop and think/dwell.

However, I simply must not gamble today. That is my one and only rule.

Dan 

Posted on:
Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:07

Took a wrong turn

Joined:
2012-02-22

Well done on reaching day 11 and for posting, you know you have to do whatever it takes to refrain from acting on those urges so keep yourself busy, watch something on TV or even have a sleep if become low or urges are high, you are right do anything else but gamble!

Wilsy

Posted on:
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 01:47

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

 

Theres some jobs that cant stop for the weather, I however couldnt get back in today. 

Day 12 Dan! Well done on getting here!! I hope you can find something to occupy yourself with today (friday)

Posted on:
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 07:12

2018

Joined:
2018-02-14

Well done Danny lad! Keep remaining gamble free!

Posted on:
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 09:43

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 12

Thank you for your posts, Wilsy, Emel and 2018.

As the wind blows hard outside, I lie in bed with a cup of coffee watching the telly. I feel so relaxed and so at peace. 

Normally I’d be checking my phone for sporting events happening today which would then probably lead me onto online roulette. Not today.

Today I will not gamble. 

Stay safe everyone. X

Posted on:
Fri, 02/03/2018 - 14:35

Lulubobs1966

Joined:
2015-07-19

Hi DeterminedDan well done on gf days glad your feeling that peace that we can only get when we don’t gamble hey. Best of wishes Lulu x

Posted on:
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 07:59

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 13

It’s Saturday, which generally for me, is my biggest test. 

But today I will not gamble. 

Dan

Posted on:
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 09:50

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 14

Two week milestone achieved. 

It’s not without the occasional wobble but I’m there. That’s the important thing. Now to kick on and get stronger in my recovery.  

Posted on:
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 13:29

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

Well done Dan!! 2 weeks! Thats an achievement you should be proud of.

Posted on:
Mon, 05/03/2018 - 07:06

DeterminedDan

Joined:
2016-09-08

Day 15

Total saved = £300.00

Beginning to feel the benefits of not gambling. 

I don’t need it in my life. I’m more than comfortable without it. It only ever puts me into deeper trouble. 

Have a good day folks.

Dan

Posted on:
Fri, 09/03/2018 - 21:19

2018

Joined:
2018-02-14

How you getting on Dan?

Posted on:
Tue, 13/03/2018 - 18:51

2018

Joined:
2018-02-14

Hi Dan... no posts for over a week! Please check back in.

Posted on:
Mon, 19/03/2018 - 09:05

Emel

Joined:
2018-02-22

Hi Dan, hope you are well

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