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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

345

days

Date Post
24-01-2018 Hi rupidoda, I'm really sorry to hear you've had a relapse; I know from personal experience how deva…
24-01-2018 Thanks Ineffable... appreciated :)  ! I've just added a video link to a TEDs talk in which Juston R…
23-01-2018 Hi Stephen, and hope life's treating you well this week :) You are exactly right when you write that…
23-01-2018 Thank you all very much for your kind messages. They are very much appreciated (and the joke, change…
23-01-2018 (dup post) …
23-01-2018 May I add my congratulations Degen - delighted for you mate. Roll on a year, always with one eye sca…
22-01-2018 Checking in and you're right Sam, we must count our blessings, not waste them on gambling! …
22-01-2018 It is Day One, Kel21, and time for you to take stock and work out your first steps. I'd suggest phon…
22-01-2018 Neil C - My pleasure. I've managed to recover some of the check-ins posted after the rollcall (on th…
21-01-2018 Hi there Kel,  I'm really sorry to read you're feeling this way. It sounds like, though, you want t…
21-01-2018 Thank you for your kind comments, Ineffable, Leeders and Sars :) I enjoyed the 'challenge' of seeing…
21-01-2018 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday, 21st January 2018 Good evening fell…
21-01-2018 (Posted on behalf of Neil C...) LATEST ROLLCALL (17th Jan 2018)  Another bumber week this week with…
21-01-2018 (Message below on behalf of Neil C, who runs the 2018 Challenge) Welcome to the 2018 Challenge, i'd …
20-01-2018 Profoundly true Bal :) your point isn't lost on me ;) …
20-01-2018 FOBTs are potentially riggable, and I will explain how. FOBT games, inc roulette, are bound by B2 ru…
20-01-2018 Hi gra60 Thanks for this info; that's a really interesting report, that. I never begrudge "a fair d…
20-01-2018 Hi SJB I'm so sorry I missed you yesterday; for some reason I didn't see your post (above) otherwise…
19-01-2018 Hi Gra60 I share your view that the top brass in some charities are taking too high a salary. If you…
19-01-2018 Hey SJB, if you're around at the moment I'll chat to you :) I'm at my computer for a while :) if you…
18-01-2018 I do take your point, Christer. Sometimes, the blocking software has unintended consequences; but it…
18-01-2018 Boxingdayresh - Excellent post. Targets are always more manageale when we have meaningful targets an…
16-01-2018 There's a new Challenge out there - the Easter Challenge!  Well worth joining. Let's get to Easter …
16-01-2018 Count me in. I really like the idea and Easter is a realistic target. Thanks, Sam. …
16-01-2018 Checking in - drinking more but gambling none. The right way round; just got to work on the drinking…
16-01-2018 Thank you, ODATT, for a lovely post. I fully take your point; Allen Carr's book suits some, but not …
16-01-2018 Agreed, Godoicul, we mustn't hide but get straight back in the GF saddle. Kudos to you Christer for …
16-01-2018 Hi Stephen, and thank you so much for your kind words about my 'Can we do something ---> Yes We C…
15-01-2018 Sometimes we need to bear in mind that some of those people who do win have an edge that we don't ha…
14-01-2018 Hi Dima,  It's a frustrating thing - you stop gambling and all that seems to happen is that you thi…
14-01-2018 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday, 14th January 2018   Good evening e…
13-01-2018 A quick Saturday update. Christer1 - thank you for checking in. 'Steady as the ship sails', as they …
12-01-2018 Evening All; I'll have a personal reply to everyone whose checked in during the last couple of days …
12-01-2018 SJB - I'm sorry; I closed the chatroom thread due to lack of demand - so sorry I wasn't able to chat…
11-01-2018 Hi ODAAT, and thank you for your kind words... so appreciated. And no shower ... I'd just got off th…
11-01-2018 And ... that concludes the Chatroom Form experiment, proving that the Chatroom is very much missed, …
11-01-2018 ** Chatroom Thread - Open at 7pm *** If you would like to chat about all things gambling (recovery),…
10-01-2018 Hi Neveragain; sorry I missed the check in last time! But checking in now, and continuing to enjoy t…
10-01-2018 I hope everyone's keeping well. I'm currently in Birmingham, in one of Wetherspoon's biggest pubs, T…
10-01-2018 I am happy to share my code; the only catch is I can only have one internet window open at a time! …
10-01-2018 Thnaks, Degen; we are kindred spirits, my friend :) …
10-01-2018 Good evening everyone. If you fancy a chat, just post! …
10-01-2018 *** CHATROOM THREAD *** Open! …
10-01-2018   Abstainer (Stephen) - thank you very much for your kind words; they are really appreciated  :) C…
09-01-2018   Good evening/morning everyone! I hope you're having a good week. To everyone who's checked in :) …
09-01-2018 (It still pinged!) …
09-01-2018 Very funny ODAAT :) :) :) …
09-01-2018 Hi ODAAT - thank you for the post on the Chatroom Thread just now. I declare it the shortest post on…
09-01-2018 (The delay was because I'd just stepped in the shower. But I couldn't ignore the ping for long!) …
09-01-2018 Indeed so ODAAT! How are you tonight? :) …

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