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#1 Posted on:
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 08:37

Neveragain121016

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I have decided to start a new diary as the old one I think has run its course and I feel It’s time to start again, a new chapter.

I will start off by putting some things here that will be reminders of why I’m quitting and hopefully things that I can come on here and read during an urge and let that urge drift away as I remind myself that it just aint worth it!

I plan to take a second out and read through this opening post whenever an urge does strike and hopefully the words I put down here will help to make me resist that temptation.

A few thoughts to stop me gambling........

Remember when your mum was in hospital and while you were waiting for visiting hours you were in the bookies, losing of course and had to stay just so you could try and get some of it back. Ok I remember you got there on time but where were the flowers, chocolates and gifts you planned to take with you? No time/No money.

On my way to a stag due I popped in the bookies for a little gamble, just to get some drinking money. Ended up being an hour late with several missed calls from my mates wondering where I was.

Missed out on so many nights out - lost too much gambling so couldn’t possible go out and spend more. Money for gambling anytime anywhere but never for anything fun or important.

Never take my wife out for the same reasons. Can bet a £100 with ease but can’t take the mrs out for a meal. I promised her the best life I could give her - that promise is not being for-filled.

Again on the same lines my brother has a new tv now planning for the new xbox. I have an old school big bulky tv and a nintendo wii. I will get my brothers old xbox as I can not afford the new one - I have spent 6 new xboxs in the bookies this year tho.

If I stop gambling now it will take a long time to get my debt sorted, at least 5 years perhaps if I’m honest even longer. But if I stop gambling I know it will come down and in time I can go on nights out, I can take my wife out. I have always in the past found money for a bet I’m sure I can find money for a meal out or 2 with the wife.

I also must remember I may not have any spare cash in the months to come even tho I’ve stopped gambling but things are moving forward as debts are being paid of monthly so things are heading in the right direction, so in time I will start seeing some light at the end of this long tunnel.

This after all is the only way, gambling my way out of trouble has only ever put me in so much more trouble in many different ways not just financially. I also know if I lose anymore it could be over for me, it could well mean losing my wife and therefore losing my whole life.

Start being gamble free from now and I give myself a chance. I can see how things are in 3 months, 6 months, a year. I know for one thing I'll feel so much better for it. I can give my mrs the holiday she wants and deserves next year and I can finally start to sort my life out and point it back in the right direction.

My married life hasn’t exactly been as planned but I know that I love my wife and she loves me and if I can stop gambling now I still have a fighting chance at making amends and changing our future, giving her the things she wants and needs and when the time comes for littlins then I’ll be there for them also and I’ll be able to provide the things that they want and need. I can start to keep the promises I have made!!

One last thing to remember I have done this before. I have been 6 months gamble free. I can do this, I have proven that, I just need to do it and keep doing it, one day at a time and see the difference.

Just have to add this as it is a great poem put on here by blondie and is very helpful and oh so true...

Why We gambled.

We gambled for happiness and became unhappy.
We gambled for Joy and became miserable.
We gambled for sociability and became argumentative.
We gambled for friendship and became enemies.
We gambled for strength and felt weak
We gambled for relaxation and became nervous.
We gambled for bravery and became afraid.
We gambled to feel heavenly and ended up feeling like hell.
We gambled to forget and were forever haunted.
We gambled for freedom and became slaves.
We gambled to forget our problems and saw them multiply.
We gambled to cope with life and invited death.

I will have some goals and treats along the way but I need to just slow things down a little and not worry too much about where I stand in regards to debt, days gamble free etc. I need to just live without gambling messing with my life. I will continue the count tho, I have decided to start from day one tho as it kinda makes sense as this is a new diary and I’m comfortable doing that now, I feel a bit of an old hand with this gamcare lark lol. The treats I mention will be small things celebrating different milestones, big and small, a reminder that what I’m doing has its rewards. I think I have learnt a lot and hopefully I can really turn my life around I wasn’t really ready before - I hadn’t screwed my life up totally so I still felt gambling offered a way out but I now know the truth, learnt the hard way but maybe that’s the only way you can learn.

So today is day one, the journey continues......

Posted on:
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 09:42

irene

Joined:
2012-11-12

Hi Dave

What a lovely read. You write beautifully and honestly. I can identify with so many of the feelings you express and also with your attitude to keeping focussed on changing.
Needless to say, I wish you well on this " new chapter" and look forward to following your progress.
Take care
Irene
x

Posted on:
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 11:45

Ricky25

Joined:
2009-08-23

Hiya Dave,

I enjoyed reading your first post to your new diary. I love that poem at the bottom and it just reminds me of GA how we are all living in this dream world and if we didn't have it then we would have nothing. But it helps to read what you have wrote. I think it is a good idea writing down the worse parts of the gambling days. Trust me I have a long list of things I have missed or the things I could have done instead of Gambling.

I don't want to live with regret and guilt for the rest of my life so I am trying to work on things that will better me my friends and do things to help others.

Also ye that is a brilliant idea with starting it on the 1st November. I will look out for it and you can definitely count me in for that, Also well done on the 6 months gamble free ye your right sometimes I do forget how tough this is trying to stop this addiction is the toughest thing in my life. I think the other part was admitting I had this addiction and coming clean telling someone. But I see the benefits of not gambling and imagine what would happen if I was still gambling I know it would have devestating results and that is one reason why I am not gambling.

Keep going mate and have a great weekend :)

Kind regards

Ricky

Posted on:
Fri, 11/10/2013 - 12:18

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hey Dave,

What a fantastic entry to your new diary:)
It is always good to start fresh, and wish you to keep this diary without any dark spots.

New tread - wonderful idea!!! You can put my name down already lol...very thoughtful of you to take it over Christmas period, and you are so right, it is tough time for people in January. So yes, very good thought.:)

I wish you all the best, and keep fighting the good fight!
We all have a choice and sure will make the right one just for today;)

Take care and have a lovely weekend

Sandra x

Posted on:
Sat, 12/10/2013 - 08:39

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Morning all. Thank you for those lovely posts. Day 2 of the new diary and I have no plans to mess it up with any gambling. I have a lovely 12 hour shift today but a day off tomorrow and I look forward to chilling out and posting about the new challenge thread. See you tomorrow.

Posted on:
Sun, 13/10/2013 - 13:01

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 3. Russell Howard stand up on the box, still in bed, now gonna start the new gambling thread, not a bet in sight. I love a sunday off.

Posted on:
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 11:05

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hey Dave,

Thank you for your kind post and of course for taking the challenge tread on:)
I see it's a lot of enthusiasm in it so far. Great! As you said, Christmas period can be very tricky one with battling the gambling demons, but i am sure we all will finish the tread successfully by the end of January ;-)
I am very happy to have opportunity to walk beside you and keep moving forward to the better future:)

Thank you again
Best wishes in your continued recovery..Doing well!!

take care
Sandra x

Posted on:
Mon, 14/10/2013 - 20:12

hanzsolo

Joined:
2013-09-01

Hi Dave,

Thanks for starting the challenge. You are a great help to me and thanks for sharing your story. I'll be with you on your journey. It's already been said but you wrote beautifully...it's a pleasure to read and I'm looking forward to reading you gambling free again come Xmas and January. I wish you the best of luck and positive thoughts on your journey.

Onward and upwards
Hanz

Posted on:
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:35

Ex-gambler jeff

Joined:
2009-10-05

Hi Dave

Thanks for posting on my diary.Good to see you have started a new one yourself never give up giving up.Christmas is just around the corner m8.Now is a good time to be gamblefree.Stay strong all the best Jeff.

Posted on:
Wed, 16/10/2013 - 21:33

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 6. Not been on my diary much the last couple of days been trying to catch up with my fellow challengers on the new challenge thread - what a response - well happy with that. Plus a bit of man flu means I can't be bothered to stare at a screen for to long. So just to say all is well and I look forward to starting the thread and to a gamble free Christmas.

Posted on:
Thu, 17/10/2013 - 09:22

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 7. One week of the new diary already. Time does fly. Little better on the man flu front, had a good kip last night which seems to have helped. Now to posting on a few more diaries.

Posted on:
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 07:55

castle2

Joined:
2012-01-30

Morning Dave

Great opening post to ur new diary a great reminder of how gambling made u feel, thanks for doin the xmas thread that's goin to be a massive help to everyone, I know for me xmas is a real tough time so that extra focus will really help

For yourself though all this is doin wonders for ur recovery and that's what counts couldn't be happier for u

Castle2

Posted on:
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 08:58

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 12. Not a lot of posting. Been ill and then area managers been about twice last week keeping me busy. Now I'm on holiday this week - get in! No gambling for me. Hate it. I'm spending quite a few quid this week - week off doing a few things plus mrs birthday, got a party and a meal out etc so that's great but hard at the same time. Im also going to London with my bro on Sunday said yes but shouldn't have really - cant afford it and that's so annoying. I'm gonna go but it just made me think of gambling but in a good way as in I hate that I gambled so crazily and i am now not living a full life. I will get there tho. One day at a time.

Posted on:
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 09:07

leedsv

Joined:
2013-10-07

Dave, just to let you know reading your posts has been an inspiration, keep up the good work, what you have written has made lots of sense and i can see so many similarities.

Posted on:
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 13:54

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hey Dave,

Well done for keeping strong and on the right track. Use your holiday for yourself and ur loved ones. Very true, day at a time - day further to where you want to be.

Keep it up:-)

Sandra x

Posted on:
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 18:14

paulds

Joined:
2012-01-13

Hi Dave,

Thanks for posting on my diary and good to see those days turn into weeks for you, let's get a good number of days under our belt again. The new thread you have set up is an excellent idea and just what a lot of people need.

Have a good time in London it hurts me even 6 months down the line to spend money and every purchase brings up a guilt trip - I think - I can't afford it because of all my past gambling.

What's done is done can't do anything about it now. Each day we don't gamble we save ourselves a shed load of money and that soon mounts up too.

Paulds

Posted on:
Sat, 26/10/2013 - 15:02

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Thanks for the post guys and gals. Day 16 for me and im relly looking forward to the start of the new thread, im enjoying my week off, next week I plan to start excersing again and making sure i keep this non gmbling lark going ive had enough of all this stress and financial panic. I just wanna fast forward to the day when lifes a little easier, one day at a time i'll get there.

Posted on:
Sun, 27/10/2013 - 07:19

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 17. I will not gamble today!!!!!!

Posted on:
Sun, 27/10/2013 - 11:40

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Way to go!!! That's all that counts

No gamble for today!!:-)

Upwards and onwards..have a lovely day Dave

Sandra x

Posted on:
Tue, 29/10/2013 - 18:58

D123

Joined:
2012-12-05

Dave

Wanted to say thanks for your kind and thoughtful words on my diary mate - much appreciated. Great to see you in a good space emotionally and looking to the future with a positive outlook.

One thing: do not wish your life away mate! It's always easy to be impatient - and want that 10 days to become 100 days, to become 500 days - whatever. Life is precious... not gambling gives us the headspace to realise this. Just keep moving on - one day at a time - and the good times will come.

And great work on the xmas challenge - I look forward to checking in this weekend.

Cheers
D123

Posted on:
Sat, 02/11/2013 - 06:14

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 23. Thanks for the posts will catch up soon. No gambling for me this week not posted a lot on here this week as work has been busy have been about tho sorting the new thread - that's gonna keep me very busy! Loving the response. Right better get sorted for work will have a good check through the thread tonight and have a little catch up.

Posted on:
Sat, 02/11/2013 - 08:34

castle2

Joined:
2012-01-30

Mornin Dave

Likewise iv been busy with work and not posted much this week but I don't think its a bad thing to av that break every now again its always hard finding the balance

Can't believe how well the xmas thread as taken off its goin to be the biggest success to date lets hope everyone can see it through it will be a massive achievement for everyone

Castle2

Posted on:
Sun, 03/11/2013 - 10:57

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 24. Just a quick drop in. I'm gonna have some time Monday night so I will have a bit of a post and have a proper check through the thread looks like a whole load of checks so that's great hopefully 100%.

Posted on:
Sun, 03/11/2013 - 11:08

Andagain

Joined:
2012-04-02

hi Dave
just want to say well done on getting to day 24, I'm back on here as its all gone wrong again
and I'm now on day 1 again :(
but I no one day at a time leads to months under our belts so I'm taking it step by step, wish you lots of luck on you're journey
Hollie xx

Posted on:
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 06:38

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Thanks Hollie. Day 25. I will not gamble. Got a busy day at work then tonight ill have a catch up on here and I recorded the darts final last night to watch tonight and then like a prat I went on facebook and ofcourse someone handout up the bloody scores. Oh well still watch it. Have a good day everyone.

Posted on:
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 13:49

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hey Dave,

Lol you made me laugh about the darts :-) bless

I am glad that you are moving forward with your recovery and taking the best out of it.

Oh the tread...thank you so much for taking it on your shoulders, it great to keep focused and concentrated on our recoveries. I can't wait to meet you at the finish line :-)

All the best and take care

Sandra x

Posted on:
Mon, 04/11/2013 - 18:19

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Thanks Sandra.

Just wanted to get a couple of thoughts down. Im still loving this site and love reading people succeeding on here and showing that it can be done. I also love to post my support and makes me feel good that im helping others, makes me feel that something good has come from me having this addiction. I defintely love the support and encouragement i get from all you guys, it really does help and i appreciate every post i get... but I am going to say I'm going to be a bit selfish from now on. I still would like to post to people now and again but i think im gonna cut back, i have already been doing less posting lately the reasons for this are that i work funny hours and the time off i do get i like to spend with my wife and when i do get a it of time to myself (like tonight) although i need to keep focused on my recovery i dont want all my own time to be taken up by doing loads of post, especially now with the new thread being so popular and trying to keep track of whos checked in and who hasnt. I need to just have time to relax, read my books, play my xbox (havent had a console for years but im getting my brothers old xbox 360 when he gets the xbox one and i cant wait lol). I just dont have the time to post like i have done in the past, that being said if i get a post on my diary i will be sure to reply back as thats something ive always tried to do and i think pretty much always do. I will still give my recovery the attention it deserves, posting on my own diary daily (or as regular as possible), i have a message on my phone that i read each day as a reminder to the dangers of slipping and also i read my opening post daily and ofcourse i will still keep up with the thread and moniture that each weekend/monday. Basically i feel a bit bad because you guys have helped me loads and i dont want to just stop posting to people as if i just dont care anymore, i just have to be honest and say from now on im gonna try and look after me. Havent read this back to myself so hope it makes sense and sounds ok. Im now going to head over to the thread and see if we have a 100% check-in, fingers crossed.

Posted on:
Tue, 05/11/2013 - 09:00

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 26 - I will not gamble today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on:
Wed, 06/11/2013 - 06:10

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Day 27. Up already not good. Roll on tomorrow late start at work. Can't wait for a lie in. No gambling for me today. Why would I wanna do something silly like that!

Posted on:
Wed, 13/11/2013 - 08:46

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Dy 34. Been a week since I posted on my diary still been about the forum but I'm happy to take a break now and then. I think I'm finding the right balance. Things are going well on the gambling front and haven't had an urge for a little while which has been great. I hope this time I'm done with it. I know I can't gamble as if I do it'll have to be a big bet I know that a fiver or even a tenner on a 4/1 shot isn't gonna cut it it wotld have to be 20 min and even then whats the point what's a hundred gonna get me so I should have 200 on it well 250 so I win a grand and can pay of some debt wait the bets lost and I'm £250 down. I can't bet small, any gambling I do I now I would do In a way to clear some debt and I'm now in so much debt my bets would have to be large and I just can't afford to lose anymore big money. So in that very long winded piece I just can't gamble and I am determind to stick to that. Next year 2014 must be my first year bet free.

Posted on:
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 04:11

Carla

Joined:
Before 2009

Go Dave! Just popping by to say thanks for the encouragement and yes, I have to get the barriers for access to cash in place and that's causing me some grief but I'm not giving up. Read back on a couple of posts of yours and can see how the forum eats up so much time, esp with the organizing you're doing. Don't feel guilty about pulling back on posts. I will be forced to do the same in about a week when I return to my highly demanding job. Best to you (and no reply needed!) :)

Posted on:
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 11:45

Angel1985

Joined:
2013-10-24

Hi Dave, really like the start of your diary, and thanks for taking the time for the Christmas challange its great to have such supporting people on here to help and encourage others :) keep going

Posted on:
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 13:08

irene

Joined:
2012-11-12

HI Dave

I agree with your recent posts. I too am finding it hard to strike a balance between this forum and "real life". I'm happy to read that your decision to post less is working for you. Its a massive commitment to keep up all on track with the festive challenge- thanks for taking the time to do this.

Your are doing great :-)
take care
Irene
x

Posted on:
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 10:03

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

I am glad for you too..keeping that balance between real life and forum. I can't find the ends meet between these two yet.i think couse since i come on here i found so many likeminded people here and the strenght of every single soul here pulls me back daily like magnet. Maybe i just get too attached to people too :-) .
.or...addictive nature shines through...but saying that recovery is bespoke and whatever works for each individual i will always support their decisions as long as no gambling involved.

Do expect invitation to my future wedding lol...i think it will be wedding of the century with gamcare folk attending :-)

God..look at me..talking about wedding while still single lol lol...you can hope :-D

Take care, have a lovely weekend and thanx again for taking Cristmas challenge on your shoulders..:-)

S x

Posted on:
Sat, 16/11/2013 - 06:33

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Hello there. Thank you all for your lovely posts they really do mean alot to me and Im truly grateful for the support I do recieve on here. Gambling wise things are good and I'm beginning to think I may have "cracked it". Lets hope so, must keep my guard up ofcourse but I think I've finally had enough of bloody gambling. Life in general could be better, debts are driving me insane and I just keep thinking life is bloody hard! But I suppose I made it that way. It will get better but god knows when. Atleast I'm not gambling just need to knuckle down and wait it out. When I think how quick this year and past years have gone by I have to realise aslong as I stop gambling and stay stopped this time then before I know it it'll be a few years down the line and that bright light well be much clearer at the end of what will be one long tunnel. Got my sat nav I'm heading in the right direction.

Posted on:
Sat, 16/11/2013 - 20:02

pinksparkle

Joined:
2010-02-14

Hi Dave, my debts are always are my mind, especially as I have no job at the moment. I can't wait to start earning again and paying them off. Hope you have a fab weekend x

Posted on:
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 10:02

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Thanks ladies as ever your posts are helpful and appreciated.

I've decided not to bother counting as my last couple of posts have probably shown. It's just I'm not posting daily anymore. I'm still excluded from the bookies and I'm still reading my opening post and keeping an eye on the thread. Just stepping back from posting.

My first goal is to get to the end of the year gamble free. I need the perfect start to 2014 - a year I hope will change my life.

My next goal is to see out the thread and get to the 31st of jan. That's a 3 month challenge and would be amazing to complete.

Then it's about getting to June/July the 6 month mark. Now really I'll already be over 6 months by then but in my mind I'll be starting a fresh in the new year and am really determined to make it my first gamble free year. When I think about it my dad would have a bet on the national for me each year as a kid or do a sweepstake so my last bet free year was probably when I was 7 or 8! But I've been gambling "seriously" since I was 16, it's just got progressively worse. But that ship has sailed it's only getting better now.

I'm feeling good, I'm confident of getting to the new year and completing the thread (but not taking anything for granted). The big challenge will be Cheltenham. But I won't speak of the c word it's still along way off.

Good luck all. Be strong and keep at it. I started on this site 3 years ago and if I'd have just listened to the people on here I'd be 3 years gamble free and would've been debt free 2 years ago. I'm not gonna go into how long it's now gonna take me to get debt free but oh how I wish I'd have listened. Keep your ears open this site is full of wonderful people with even more wonderful advice.

Take care all.

Posted on:
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 17:45

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Another day another dollar. Had enough of all this work lark. I'm ready for retirement. At 27 tho it may be a bit early. No gambling to report. I've had enough of all that. Same again tomorrow. Just thought, it's Friday tomorrow - another check in, they do come round fast!

Posted on:
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 18:16

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

Keep it up Dave your Flying not writing a whole pile myself but reading abit and going to GA meetings.

Posted on:
Sat, 30/11/2013 - 01:37

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

Long time no see and i read yesterday about few struggles you are experiencing in your life...
Vent it out Dave, you know that it will help a lot. You are great guy and keeping up with tread and everything....thank you again.

Really worried about you...please drop few lines when you can.

Be kind to yourself

Sandra x

Posted on:
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 06:35

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Good morning Dave,

Only checking in with you. Hope you alright and problems you had last week are sorted.

Look after yourself

S x

Posted on:
Sat, 07/12/2013 - 22:52

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

Thank you so much for your post and letting me/ us know you ok. Really sorry to hear about changes at work, but as you keep proving right, you will get through it. You never know what can come along the way ;-)

Xmas is tough time as it is, and i feel great respect to you to juggle all the worries and tread at the same time together.

Really wish you deep from my heart to reach some calmer waters. You are doing great my friend and should be ever so proud of yourself..

Tough times will pass...hard days always has to go down after reaching the top :-) it is wonderful life i'm afraid ;-)

Take care dear soldier..

Be kind to urself and take it easy

Day at a time

Sandra x

Posted on:
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 17:28

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Hello gamcare. Been a little while. I used to post everyday and now I'm barely posting but it seems to be working for me. I think I've just had enough of it all - finally. Even tho I no longer post regularly if you are reading this and your new to the site I would say post, post and post some more. It really does help and makes you feel part of the site which does feel great and helps a lot. I've been here to long really but I'm glad I'm still fighting and not just throwing in the towel. Life is hard, life is to hard. I'm a bit down at the mo, not depressed just really fed up. The pain of the old ways still haunt me and will do for a long while yet. Life is a continuing struggle but that is my fault if I hadn't been blowing money like a millionaire I'd be living and enjoying my life right now. It was always gonna be a struggle and the deeper the whole you dig the longer it'll take to get out off. I've got a few years until I escape but it's either struggle for a few years and then truly live the rest of my life or I give in, start gambling and lose everything and dig such a whole I can no longer get out. So the fight is ongoing and it is tough but I know it'll be worth it. I'm trying to show how I'm feeling but at the same time show a bit of positive thinking aswell. I will get there. We all will. Never give up. Keep strong and wait for that day when it all turns round. I can't wait to get to that day. And I will get there!!

Posted on:
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 18:15

duncanmac

Joined:
2012-01-26

Dave
Fella firstly I would like to again congratulate you on the xmas thread, I think it is again an amazing success and a worthy thread on the forum.
As for your feelings regarding your recovery and the use of the forum, my friend I remind you that this journey in my mind to work has to bespoke, tailored to what works for you.
All I would say is please read the post MILKMAN left upon my diary on page 448. I wish myself I had paid greater heed to it.

Regards Duncs stepping forward never back.

Posted on:
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 18:21

hanzsolo

Joined:
2013-09-01

Dave,

Just wanted to say I use you as a massive Inspiration. Thank you for the Xmas thread. Keep going strong.

Hanz

Posted on:
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 01:50

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi Dave,

I think i missed this last post!! Damn, how could i? Lol
Very true and honest post my friend. I am glad that pulling away is working for you, the best thing is you know where to find us anytime :-) anyway i'm sure you will keep checking in now and again, it is not easy to control this herd with ur tread for Xmas lol lol

The debt will clear, don't get too stressed over it. Every day we abstain, we clear those few pounds away. Patience and we will surely get there. Money is not everything on the other hand, you got ur loved ones, friends...ppl who cares...you can't buy this feeling for any money.

Be kind to yourself. Keep belief going and i know as well as you know - ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE :-)

Keep the good fight going Dave
We can do it !!

Sandra x

Posted on:
Sun, 22/12/2013 - 21:11

castle2

Joined:
2012-01-30

Hi Dave

Thanks for all the threads this year they have helped me so much, have a great xmas and new year, thanks for all your support throughout the year

Castle2

Posted on:
Mon, 23/12/2013 - 02:20

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hey Dave,

Grwat guy on this site. Thank you once again for all the support and lovely treads you offered for people. It made my personal journey worthwhile and i will always be thankful :-)

Have a very Merry Xmas Dave, you deserve all the best for yourself and your loved ones :-)

Take care and thank you for everything once again

Sandra x

Posted on:
Tue, 24/12/2013 - 14:08

Neveragain121016

Joined:
2011-10-04

Merry Christmas gamcarers. Thanks for the lovely posts hanzolo, castle and Sandra. I love this site it's helped me through a really tough few years and gives me the strength to look at the tough years ahead but with a smile knowing I'm doing the right thing. I wish everyone here a merry Christmas some will know they've helped me others help me without even knowing it but I thank you all, have a great Christmas and make 2014 the best year ever!!!!!

Posted on:
Tue, 24/12/2013 - 16:08

Frozen

Joined:
2010-11-22

Happy Xmas Dave and have a gamble free new year

Posted on:
Fri, 27/12/2013 - 10:30

irene

Joined:
2012-11-12

Morning Dave
Just popped along to wish you a very Happy New Year and to thank you for hosting the recent "check-in" threads.

Take Care
Irene
x

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