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Posted on:
Fri, 24/11/2017 - 21:48

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

I know, I just feel low and fed up. Early night for me

Posted on:
Sat, 25/11/2017 - 22:05

Chris30z

Joined:
2017-10-15

How are you getting on Katie? I hope the gambling thoughts will start to lessen for you.

Posted on:
Sun, 26/11/2017 - 19:27

S_J_B

Joined:
2013-05-25

Hi katie

Coming by with massive THANK YOU and a hug!!!

This addiction is ridiculous and it's soo hard tobreak the cycle it's unreal!
However we are here...& ranting away,sharing, doing things what helps us, asking for support...i guess we do want to get better!

You're doing great! A month in huh..this is fantastic! Little steps, That's all we need to do.

I know myself how nice freedom feels, I never had it for long enough to feel better within myself but I'm not the one to give up!
I am sure you're a fighter too...lets keep fighting the good fight dear soldier - we are worth it amd rewards recovery offers are endless!! ☺

Stay safe just for today...thanks for your support.

S&B xx

Posted on:
Mon, 27/11/2017 - 21:19

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

Another day, pushing away gaining days. Went onto YouTube and watched more videos from the people who design the slots and graphics and tell you exactly how the online games are rigged. Keeping that at the forefront of my head. I hate to feel cheated. Hopefully that thought will stay my rock... To my companions struggling with online slots, these videos are worth a watch

Posted on:
Mon, 27/11/2017 - 21:57

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Katiecoo wrote:
Another day, pushing away gaining days. Went onto YouTube and watched more videos from the people who design the slots and graphics and tell you exactly how the online games are rigged. Keeping that at the forefront of my head. I hate to feel cheated. Hopefully that thought will stay my rock... To my companions struggling with online slots, these videos are worth a watch

I’ve been doing a lot of YouTube watching about these sort of videos too!...

Although slots were never my thing (never understood them lol!) it’s fascinating to see just how much they favour the house. 

I agree, a must watch for online slot addicts.

Well done on 5 weeks, Katiecoo. 

Doesn’t seem that long ago we were getting excited about double figures. 

It’ll be 50 days soon :)

Posted on:
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 20:27

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

This evening I have struggled. A friend of mine has won a huge sum of money at bingo and another friend states she has won a big amount on the slots. I wonder how much truth is in the later statement as the amount keeps changing, however both statements have prompted me to move money out of my account to savings to avoid available funds being available. If I gamble and loose Xmas will be spoilt as all my finances are tied up until end January. Hard though isn't it hearing winnings of others. Tonight I will stay busy

Posted on:
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 21:01

Josh280

Joined:
2017-11-17

Hi Katie you mentioned your 2 friends being winners , but what about the thousands of losers you share this site with , for instance if you were to book a holiday and the hotel had thousands of bad reviews and only a couple of good reviews, would you feel you missed out by not going to the hotel?  

Well done for moving the money smart move 

Posted on:
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 21:06

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

Thanks Josh, very valid point you have made. Tonight I will focus on reading others journeys. Thank you for this.

Posted on:
Sat, 02/12/2017 - 23:33

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

Busy week ahead, not a bad thing I guess ..its good to stay busy. Love Xmas determined to sort out my finances but must stop thinking of money

Posted on:
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 09:56

Sharon41

Joined:
2017-03-16

Hi Katie, good plan moving your money...I still keep very littlevin my current account. Although others have won a) they probably have ploughed alot in b)will probsbly blow their winnings. The only winners are the owners of these companies.Stay strong abd enjoy the festive season, take care S:)

Posted on:
Wed, 06/12/2017 - 16:08

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

More money lifted today. As my finances are sorting themselves I still absolutely do not trust myself to have money in my bank. Funny as well, for the first time in years I am meeting friends for lunch and catching g up with old colleagues. Never a priority when gambling takes a hold.

Posted on:
Thu, 07/12/2017 - 12:33

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

Cant stop tap tap calculating money even though I have my bill money, really really not a healthy focus!

Posted on:
Thu, 07/12/2017 - 13:05

Loxxie

Joined:
2016-01-15

Keep pushing Katie..
You're doing great...
I'm sure the friends will never admit what theve spent/lost. .
X

Posted on:
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:47

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Hi Katie, just dropping by to see how things are? Your name is always one of the first that springs to mind on here as we started our recoveries at pretty much the same time. 

Hope you’re doing ok. 

Moorey

Posted on:
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:51

Katiecoo

Joined:
2016-11-25

Hi Moorey. I am still here checking in. I was put down for a ridiculous amount of overtime.. not my choice ! However beneficial in staying busy. Can't believe we are on 50 days..need to push for new year as I am very soon to have time on my hands...always a dangerous time...How are you finding things?

Posted on:
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:50

Moorey631986

Joined:
2016-09-08

Katiecoo wrote:
Hi Moorey. I am still here checking in. I was put down for a ridiculous amount of overtime.. not my choice ! However beneficial in staying busy. Can't believe we are on 50 days..need to push for new year as I am very soon to have time on my hands...always a dangerous time...How are you finding things?

Glad to hear you’re still gamble free :)

Keeping busy is most certainly a good thing! I’ve been off work the last couple of days and I’ve had to make sure that I’ve kept as busy as possible. 

I’m finding things fine most of the time, it’s Saturdays where the urges really come to the front. They’re not desperately huge urges, and neither do I get tempted. They’re more ‘wishful thinking’ urges. I know I have to remain gamble free though. That’s what keeps me going. Christmas and New Year was always my initial goal which is not too far away now. 

We’re doing well Katie, keep up the good work x

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