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A New 90 Day Thread

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#1 Posted on:
Sun, 30/06/2013 - 22:39

Neveragain121016

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I think the thread/challenges have died out a little but i know that i did find them usefull as did others and I myself need some new focus as i continue my own journey through this recovery proccess.

So i have decided to start a thread/challenge that will last for 90 days starting monday 8th july and ending on celebration sunday 6th october. I was going to include the sunday and have a 91 day challenge (13 weeks) but if it finishes on a saturday people are generally off on sundays (or if not shorter shifts) so we can celebrate on sunday the great acheivement of finishing the thread.

The thread is open to all wether its your day 1 or day 1000. New users can get off to that perfect start, people who have been here a little while can help consolidate what they have already achieved and the long time legends of the forum can use this as a way of keeping they're focus.

Im not gonna be to strict with anyone, i will keep the registration open for the entire thread as even if you start a month in, completing 60 days is still a massive achievement. Also i wont remove any names unless asked to do so as i dont wont to discourage anyone, if you do slip and wish to continue i can add your new start date in brackets (same as if you start the thread late).

There will be a check in every friday where you can state your gamble free for another week, first check in being friday 12th july. Although if fridays doesnt suit just say and we can change the check in date or each have a different check in day, aslong as your checking in each week then you'll be helping yourself and others move closer to that 90 day target.

As you can tell im keeping it quite relaxed as i feel aslong as were all moving towards the same goal its not neccessary to have to many "rules". Its all about helping yourself get free of this addiction and with that you'll be helping others which again helps yourselves.

Right enough of my ramblings, if you do wish to sign up just reply to this thread and i will add your name to the list below. If you have any questions or suggestions post away either here or i do have my own diary also.

Good luck to everyone and i cant wait to start this journey.

Posted on:
Sun, 30/06/2013 - 22:44

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

The people up for the challenge of blasting through 90 gamble free days our...

Dave999
Flagg
Sandra1
irene
duncanmac
castle2
ricky25
pinksparkle
needtomoveon (03/09/13)
FEB2013 (21/08/13)

MichaelS
silly26 (19/07/13)
liberator (11/08/13)
sparkysss (12/07/13)
paulds
rents11
woodcock
Gambler1888

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:25

Flagg

Joined:
2012-04-10

Count me in sir!

Flagg

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 20:32

Tomso

Joined:
2012-02-26

D999,
Count me in my friend. Today is day 9 for me and my target is to get back to day 100 so this thread is ideal for me. I can still remember the joy of being at day 100 when the skies appeared brighter and the thoughts on my mind didn't weigh me down but instead brought me to a new level of happiness and well-being.
Thanks in advance for organising this.

Tomso.

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 21:11

spud1966

Joined:
2010-06-12

Hi Dave
Count me in, fed up of this gambling treadmill, need to get some gamble free days in to clear my head.

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:31

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Great to have you rents. That's what this thread is all about, giving you some time away, kicking on in your recovery and clearing your head to enjoy all the things a gamble free life can bring.

I hope we can all help each other to get our recoveries flying.

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:41

FEB 2013

Joined:
2013-02-01

Me too please Dave.

Feb.

Posted on:
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:47

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

Count me in aswell please. Will be great challenge!

Sandra

Posted on:
Tue, 02/07/2013 - 18:20

paulds

Joined:
2012-01-13

Dave,

I am in and happy to take part. Well done for taking on the responsibility of the thread it should really help us focus. Those check ins along the way are going to help us feel that we all in this together.

I have signed up for threads in the past but never made it through to the end, I am so determined to do it this time! Thanks for giving me the chance.

Paulds

Posted on:
Tue, 02/07/2013 - 21:22

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

I am in reluctantly as I always fail

Posted on:
Tue, 02/07/2013 - 21:27

irene

Joined:
2012-11-12

Can I join too please?

Irene
x

Posted on:
Wed, 03/07/2013 - 11:29

duncanmac

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2012-01-26

David.
Fella I would be honoured to join the new thread.
Well done.
Duncs stepping forward never back.

Posted on:
Thu, 04/07/2013 - 20:41

Tomso

Joined:
2012-02-26

Dave,
I go on holiday tomorrow and won't be able to check in on the 8th but I know for sure I will be checking in on the 12th when I return. I am so excited about this thread. I have never been part of one before and I see us all as part of the same team. I hope that every single one of us commits together and we can all celebrate at the end and congratulate each other on our fine achievement.

Tomso.

Posted on:
Sat, 06/07/2013 - 09:12

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Just bumping up the thread. Anyone struggling this Saturday and wants something to add some focus. Or if your new to the site and want to be part of something that will make you commit to this new journey. I welcome you all and hope we can all power through together and start living again instead of just existing.

Posted on:
Sat, 06/07/2013 - 10:03

woodcock

Joined:
2012-11-13

Hi dave can I be involved in this too? I've recently lapsed so need something to concentrate on to get me back on track

Posted on:
Sat, 06/07/2013 - 12:18

Gambler1888

Joined:
2013-06-11

Count me in please guys! Need and want this more than ever.

Posted on:
Sat, 06/07/2013 - 15:00

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Gambler1888 or should I say exGambler1888 your in and a pleasure to have you. Hope we can help get you where you wanna be. We all have the same goal and we well help each other get there.

Posted on:
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 06:23

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Good morning and here we go. We are off. The challenge officially starts today and I am pleased to see 12 names on the list and I will be so very pleased to see those names still gamble free in 90 days time. It's not gonna be easy but if we stick together and keep doing the right things we will get there. First check in is this Friday and I'm looking forward to each and everyone as every week will be a moment to celebrate.

Just to say aswell if anyone sees this thread and would still like to join then that's not a problem. We all have the same goal of being able to kick this addiction so if you wanna come along for the ride then it'll be great to have you.

See ya Friday!!

Posted on:
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 09:06

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

Well I am checking in for Day 1. I need to do this like nothing ever before. Just for today I will not gamble.

Michael
Good Luck Everyone from a mess

Posted on:
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 14:25

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Keen as mustard Michael. Great to see. Lets keep that vibe going throughout thread.

Posted on:
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 14:27

duncanmac

Joined:
2012-01-26

Gamcare I salute you.
Duncs No bet since 23/01/2012
Stepping forward never back
Checking in

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 08:57

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Morning all. First check in today. Hope that we can get a 100% check in for the week. For some 90 days may seem a long way away but taking it one week at a time and it will soon fly by. We can do this.

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 08:59

castle2

Joined:
2012-01-30

David

A belated newcomer

Castle2

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 12:27

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

Just checking in for first week of 90 days tread:-)
Keep them coming!

Sandra x

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 13:01

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

checking in eyes feel better

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 13:04

Peanut

Joined:
2012-10-12

I know I'm a little late, but can you count me in also. Last bet 2/7/13.

Thanks nicki

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 15:05

Ricky25

Joined:
2009-08-23

Hiya Dave thanks for the post on my diary can you count me in on this also my last bet was 9/04/13

thanks Ricky

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 16:53

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Right dont know wether its my phone, my internet or gamcare but after my first post at 830 this morning i just couldnt get back in to the site. So apoligize for not keeping up but now im here its great to see 2 check-ins, nice one sandra and michael and tomso will be about after his holiday. Hopefully we can get a full 100% either by the end of today or by the time the weekends out. Also great to have 3 new sign ups to join the ranks, pleasure to have castle, ricky and nicki on board and i hope that the thread can add to the things you already do to keep you on the right path. I think these threads can add extra support and also supporting others along helps yourselfs just as much.

Everyones names should be added to list on page one but if i have missed anyone my apoligies and just let me know and i'll sort it out.

May i just say i hope to share this journey with you all and i hope it brings us all great success and i have been on both sides, i have had to come clean and say sorry ive failed and its a terrible feeling, trust me you dont wanna have to do that. But ive also had success with the threads and coming to the end and saying youve done what you set out to do and get a massive 90 days under your belt feels amazing (as some of you well already know). So lets work hard, stay determinded, one day at a time or one week at a time and make that feeling real in just under 90 days time.

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 17:07

FEB 2013

Joined:
2013-02-01

Hi Dave

Still gamble free - Day 173.

Feb.

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 19:12

irene

Joined:
2012-11-12

hi
Doing OK-gamble free since 11.11.12
Irene
x

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 19:31

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Well done feb and irene. Great start lets keep it rolling on for the next week.

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 22:03

duncanmac

Joined:
2012-01-26

evening gamcarers
checking in no bet since 23/01/2012
duncs stepping forward never back.
well done everyone.

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 22:43

spud1966

Joined:
2010-06-12

Hi Dave
Checking in, 11 days gamble free but still only one bet from disaster.
Rents

Posted on:
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 23:07

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Nice one duncs, rents. Checkins coming thick and fast. Make great reading. By my count 15 people, 7 check-ins, 3 new members from today. One checking in after holiday makes 4 more to check in for a 100% start. Hopefully by the weekend will have that. Lets keep this going guys, gambling don't need us and we certainly don't need gambling. Keep making the right choices.

Posted on:
Sat, 13/07/2013 - 07:43

Flagg

Joined:
2012-04-10

Morning All,

Apologies for the slightly tardy check in. Will make sure I do it Friday next week.

Well done to all on week 1 completed.

Checking in bet free,

Flagg

Posted on:
Sat, 13/07/2013 - 11:02

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

No worries Flagg. Great to tick another name off my list.

Posted on:
Sat, 13/07/2013 - 22:20

Tomso

Joined:
2012-02-26

Hey Guys,
Checking in. Been on hols for past week. Been gamble free and loving every minute.

Tomso.

Posted on:
Sat, 13/07/2013 - 22:42

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Nice one Tomso. Hope you had a great holiday.

Posted on:
Wed, 17/07/2013 - 21:41

Tomso

Joined:
2012-02-26

Hey Guys,
My lack of patience is getting the better of me. I wish we could check in every day. Anyway, I thought I would bump this fabulous thread up a little just in case any newbies would like to join.
I look forward to seeing the whole gang checking in on Friday.

Take care.

Tomso.

Posted on:
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 16:15

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Great idea Tomso and loving the enthusiasm. Keep that up and these 90 days will fly by!!

Posted on:
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 21:29

liberator

Joined:
2013-05-21

I'm in... Liberation on its way, keep counting and celebrate each day, Good luck everyone..

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 06:53

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Good morning all. I am checking in for another week of this great tread. 61 day gamble free and i'm not even thinking going back old ways:-)
Take care and see you at the finish line after 90 days

Sandra x

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 09:01

Flagg

Joined:
2012-04-10

Morning All,

Checking in bet free. Hope everyone has had a great week!

Flagg

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 09:35

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Morning all. Great to see 2 checkins nice one Sandra and flagg and also another new member to the cause. Great to have you liberator, have to ask are you gamble free from the start of this thread the 8th july or are you starting again from today which is totally great if you are and well done to you, either way I hope this thread can help you rack up another 90 days gamble free. What I'll do liberator is add your name if your gamble free from 8th July but if your from today I'll add your name and just add some brackets in with today's date. Sound good to you? If that is the case I think doing 76 days is still one massive achievement.

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 09:40

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

checking in nice day and a gamble free one

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 10:02

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Awesome Michael I'm getting such a buzz seeing others checking in and doing great. Keep it up mate and enjoy that sunshine!

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 10:16

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Hello all. You may or may not have noticed I have just split 3 names off on the list of people on this thread. The reason for this is that they have not checked in last week, now we all have busy life's and its not always possible to get on to the site and i certainly don't want to discourage people and it has only been a week. It's just easier for myself on a week by week basis as I check in I can see who didn't from the previous week. I don't want to remove anyone as they may came back and be gamble free which would be great or they may have slipped but still wish to continue on and that's great too, again i definitely don't want to discourage anyone. The reason I haven't just left the list alone tho is for the people that are checking in I want you guys and gals to have that feel good factor of checking in each week and seeing in black and white that your doing so and doing great and that gives you that incentive to keep checking in and keep that focus.

Hope that all sounds ok and makes sense. Have a lovely hot gamble free weekend.

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 10:32

pinksparkle

Joined:
2010-02-14

Hi Dave, can I join???

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 14:43

castle2

Joined:
2012-01-30

David

Castle checking in a gamble free week

Enjoy the weekend

Castle2

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 14:45

sparkysss

Joined:
2013-07-16

Is it too late for me to join - i am now 7 days bet free and this is the first time i have realized i have a problem Went to my first GA meeting on Wednesday so fully committed to smacking this out of the park.

Posted on:
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 20:24

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Hiya pinksparkle and sparkysss you can join no problem but I just need to know when your gamble free from that way I can add a date in brackets from when your starting from. That goes for anyone, the thread is open to all at any time just put a message on here and I'll add you but if you could just put the date that your gamble free from that'd be great.

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