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Mixer

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03.12.2016

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I am a (recovering)compulsive gambler and always will be. I'm putting in place another big effort to try and stop this destructive habit, with extra practical measures to help bolster my campaign. I remind myself day of a simple maxim I must adhere to: "Today, whatever the provocation, I will not gamble. Absolute misery, or living a life as it's meant to be lived, is the choice."
To make bloody sure I don't buckle - because I'm very sneaky as a 'polished' compulsive gambler - I've passed full financial control to my wife. We both revisit this 'policy' regularly to make sure I say on track. It's the only way and I accept this.

I haven't gambled for

192

days

Date Post
12-12-2016   Thank you Change. As our most successful member, that means a lot. Actually, it reminds me. When …
12-12-2016 May I add my support for you. You have shown real personal strength. I wish you every success going …
12-12-2016 Hi Rhoda,  Really well thank you! Talked about this site and our incredible bond. Had a pint to cel…
12-12-2016 One day, KP, you can show your ex this thread. I'm not saying it will fix things; it may, it may not…
12-12-2016   Hi KP, In a few short days, we have 9 members in our group. How many more will we help? This coul…
12-12-2016 Hi KP, and fellow friends in our fantastic group. Another excellent post KP.  We know this is a roc…
12-12-2016 Day 1. The first of many! :) here's to a great start! …
12-12-2016 SC - 3 days - Congratulations :) …
12-12-2016 Evening KP - WCAWW :) …
12-12-2016 Dean0 - points taken, as always :) Rogerson - Good Man! WCAWW …
12-12-2016 No worries, Alan. Although I might need to look one of those words up :) ! …
12-12-2016 Hi JBar1980, here's an idea. Try and get some counselling through this excellent site. Just phone Ga…
12-12-2016 Hi Katiecoo and so delighted you're on Day 12. You are doing amazing and so proud of you. 2 days tim…
12-12-2016 Agreed Alan, I can hold my hands up when I'm wrong, please refer to my post to Dean0. (Although it's…
12-12-2016 Fair point Dean0, and I did mean it in a supportive way. However in retrospect, it may have sounded …
12-12-2016   Right, off to my counselling. 2nd appt of 13. A round trip of 2 and a half hours all for a 50 min…
12-12-2016 Thanks for the hugs Angela (Pinky), and I notice you're on Day 2 -  brilliant! Keep going - the gro…
12-12-2016 Hi rogerson, Yep. Know the feeling. No time for tea and sympathy though (Sorry.) You know what to do…
12-12-2016 GUEST POST TIME! Fellow friends and non-gamblers in our great little group, I've come across this po…
12-12-2016 Fantastic John and you've said it: you are choosing life over misery. A fanastic - and only - choice…
12-12-2016 PaulGam - here's a thought. Think of the old you, the Paul that last gambled 15 days ago. Picture wh…
12-12-2016 Hi Paul, Following on from Rhoda's great comments, our group is found under the Diaries section of t…
12-12-2016 Congratulations on hitting a week, Rhoda. Our group is immensely proud that you have hit this first …
12-12-2016 Thank you, Lethe, that is a very, very good point and any 'treats' must only be made only if the cir…
12-12-2016 Paul, keep strong; you have been teetering on the cliff edge for too long now. Do you want to choose…
12-12-2016 Keep it going Sparks, you are doing amazing.  …
12-12-2016 Morning Katie, and beyond delighted to read about your lightbulb moment. Whilst this is about saving…
11-12-2016 Yep, can understand where you're coming from there Rogerson. I do share your gallows humour. Impulsi…
11-12-2016 Week End (11/12/16) WCAWW Rollcall: KP82 (9 days) Katiecoo (11) Change (152!) - amazing SC (2) Mixer…
11-12-2016 I believe so, Rogerson, the posts on this forum should give you the gen you need. The savings, and f…
11-12-2016 Hi Adam (read the beano); you did really well and the way I look at it, your 14 days was the dress r…
11-12-2016 Excellent post KP and you're right - We don't do tea and sympathy here. We don't do self pity. We ar…
11-12-2016 Nice one spud. You are choosing life over misery. Great choice. Congratulations on 8 days without ga…
11-12-2016 Hi Rogerson, thank you for writing and a very warm welcome to our group! First things first, tomorro…
11-12-2016 Great to chat to you, random, over on the chat just now. You are demonstrating it can be done. As yo…
11-12-2016 Add add, here's an idea, further to KP's excellent suggestion above: get counselling, via this websi…
11-12-2016 Hi Katiecoo - congratulations on your Day 11! (And, I agree, let's count up those days!) You are tic…
11-12-2016 May I echo KP's sentiment, Joy. What an excellent, inspiring post and tops up those determination le…
11-12-2016 Hi KP, I fully respect your position, and it illustrates why we are all different and have a wide ra…
11-12-2016   Rhoda, well done for seeing through your first weekend. You have chosen life over misery. We have…
11-12-2016 Hi SC, firstly I am so sorry I missed you off at rollcall (I've edited my posts above and you're bac…
11-12-2016 Fellow friends and kindred spirits, I have been a very heavy gambler for years, and I don't know abo…
11-12-2016   [quote=jayd] Exactly KP82 and Mixer suppose when you are rock bottom the only way is up It can be…
11-12-2016 Hi My family, only you know the true answer to your question ..  ... and what you deep down know yo…
11-12-2016 Yes, KP82, we are rising from the ashes and getting back to own good selves, unshackled from the she…
11-12-2016     Hi Angela! Welcome aboard and great you're on Day 1! Tomorrow it will be Day 2. Here, we rack …
11-12-2016 KP, Katiecoo, Chance, Rhoda, SC - We are united and strong and with each other all the way. …
11-12-2016 Exactly right KP, and this is where the hard work really starts. It is now time to dig in. This is s…
11-12-2016 Excellent, SC, and you're right, these make-believe soulless cartoon enemies aren't going to beat yo…
11-12-2016 Welcome SC, an absolute pleasure to welcome you on board! We have all tried in the past, goodness me…

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