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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 14:06

Neil C.

Joined:
2017-03-22

Checking in on day 688 

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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 16:12

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

Day 196

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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 16:38

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

147 days since my last reckless slot play/loss/mistake...  slotfree 147 and counting

Posted on:
Sun, 03/02/2019 - 19:02

Change

Joined:
2015-01-30

Checking in

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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 20:41

Sarahs16

Joined:
2018-10-07

Checking in 121 days gf! 

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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 22:25

Herford

Joined:
2014-10-30

Checking in

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Sun, 03/02/2019 - 23:32

samorgo

Joined:
2013-02-01

Checking in - day 310 for me!

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Mon, 04/02/2019 - 00:25

Stew

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2018-11-21

Checking in 75 days!! 

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Mon, 04/02/2019 - 08:16

K2

Joined:
2018-09-24

walliss77 - 3336

triangle - 1790

onlyme - 1058

Samson - 875

dswright1 - 707

Neil C. - 688

chartom3 - 421

Samorgo - 310

Johnlostmydo - 196

Adam123 - 175

JW - 175

K2 - 160

tara2 - 147

Sarahs16 -121

Jappy - 107

Change - 91

RA1990 - 86

Sam301  - 86

Stew - 74

Herford - 41

Rst2019 - 39

Marcella -38

Lil30 - 34

Markman - 34

boxingdaydresh - 32

Self Sufficient Stephen - 23

D122010 - 19

Ineffable - 17

TheGhost - 1

29 people checked in.

Well done to everyone who checked in this week.

Posted on:
Mon, 04/02/2019 - 22:19

philjips21

Joined:
2017-05-15

My name is Phil. I'm a compulsive gambler. It stems from online gambling. 10 minutes ago I closed an account down losing £3300 on my credit card. I don't know where to go or what to do from here but I liked the post you wrote and want to get myself better. Today is day -1.

Posted on:
Tue, 05/02/2019 - 08:02

Cmille62

Joined:
2019-02-04

First time on this site. My gambling problem is literally ruining my life. I have always dabbled with gambling, but the big problem started when I won £9000. Gave me such a high at the time, thinking about it been money I had never had before and how much it would help..but it didn’t, because before you know it I had stuck it right back on for more bets. I feel like I’ve been chasing it ever since. Worst thing is now, I am not sure what I class as a big win anymore. Blew the majority of my wages on blackjack and roulette this week. And I even made it up to a 3grand profit but I just cannot seem to stop. That sick feeling afterwards tortured me for days. Not only did I ruin my chance of catching up on my bills from 2 bads months of it, I have to deal with the embarrassment of not been able to do anything, go anywhere, not have food in. Yet none of it seems to be enough to stop me. I even spent the money I had set aside for my niece and nephews Xmas on gambling.  At my wits end. Makes me feel like an inadequate adult. I can’t face going back to all the people that think I’m doing well just to say I’ve relapsed again. I sometimes wish I had any other addiction beside this because gambling is such a hard one for someone who hasn’t been in that situation to understand. I’m at complete rock bottom. It’s affecting everything. I work for the government and since I have started gambling I have had more sick days in the last few months than I have in my entire working life. It has the potential to ruining everything and I really don’t know how to stop. Hopefully regular check ins and support will start to help and I’ll loose the feeling of been so alone in all this 

Posted on:
Tue, 05/02/2019 - 08:08

K2

Joined:
2018-09-24

Phil, Cmile62,

Welcome.

Please get yourself to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting asap & keep attending, ideally twice a week.

https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

In the meantime if you want to stop do the following.

Self exclude using Gamstop, and exclude for 5 years.

https://www.gamstop.co.uk/

Self exclude from any bookmakers, casinos etc. If you have to make a personal visit, take no cash or cards with you while you self exclude.

Hand control of your finances over to someone you trust (parent ? sibling ? girlfriend ? ).

You must remove easy access to cash & credit.

Admit your problems to people close to you.

Don't try and solve all your problems at once, your priority is simply to stop gambling a day at a time.

K2

 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 06/02/2019 - 20:38

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

K2 wrote:

walliss77 - 3336

triangle - 1790

onlyme - 1058

Samson - 875

dswright1 - 707

Neil C. - 688

chartom3 - 421

Samorgo - 310

Johnlostmydo - 196

Adam123 - 175

JW - 175

K2 - 160

tara2 - 147

Sarahs16 -121

Jappy - 107

Change - 91

RA1990 - 86

Sam301  - 86

Stew - 74

Herford - 41

Rst2019 - 39

Marcella -38

Lil30 - 34

Markman - 34

boxingdaydresh - 32

Self Sufficient Stephen - 23

D122010 - 19

Ineffable - 17

TheGhost - 1

29 people checked in.

Well done to everyone who checked in this week.

checking in this week.

hats off to all working on their illness

tri

Posted on:
Thu, 07/02/2019 - 00:59

Sam301

Joined:
2017-07-11

Checking in as well, early.

My money is gone for this week (shopping). I've got about 9p sitting on the side. Gamstop blocked online still and I don't get my weekly allowance until later next week (off someone who lives in another town, who has my bank cards and manages my money for me). So all good!!

Posted on:
Thu, 07/02/2019 - 10:40

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Checking in on day 425, have found myself thinking alot about gambling recently and without those blocks in place i could well of undone all my good work, so glad they are there and doing there job well.

Posted on:
Thu, 07/02/2019 - 15:24

Neil C.

Joined:
2017-03-22

chartom3 wrote:

Checking in on day 425, have found myself thinking alot about gambling recently and without those blocks in place i could well of undone all my good work, so glad they are there and doing there job well.

After about a year i had thoughts of being able to just gamble say £10-15 a week and once it was gone leave it at that, if i got upto double the amount i put in, take it out and wait till the next week to do it all again.  In my head this was all doable and sounding so sensible.  Even back then i knew it was idiotic, but looking back now it was even worse than that.  Your mind plays tricks on you no matter how long it has been since you have gambled.  Everyone needs to know to stay strong these urges that you get from time to time will pass, but you have to be strong to avoid being sucked back into gambling.

Neil  

Posted on:
Thu, 07/02/2019 - 16:38

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Neil C. wrote:
Thats the same kind of thoughts i have been having lately, glad someone else can relate to what i have been thinking,and as i say i would be snookered without the blocks i have in place ... why would we even think about returning to something that has caused so much misery? 

chartom3 wrote:

Checking in on day 425, have found myself thinking alot about gambling recently and without those blocks in place i could well of undone all my good work, so glad they are there and doing there job well.

After about a year i had thoughts of being able to just gamble say £10-15 a week and once it was gone leave it at that, if i got upto double the amount i put in, take it out and wait till the next week to do it all again.  In my head this was all doable and sounding so sensible.  Even back then i knew it was idiotic, but looking back now it was even worse than that.  Your mind plays tricks on you no matter how long it has been since you have gambled.  Everyone needs to know to stay strong these urges that you get from time to time will pass, but you have to be strong to avoid being sucked back into gambling.

Neil  

Posted on:
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:50

Neil C.

Joined:
2017-03-22

chartom3 wrote:

Thats the same kind of thoughts i have been having lately, glad someone else can relate to what i have been thinking,and as i say i would be snookered without the blocks i have in place ... why would we even think about returning to something that has caused so much misery? 

I think it is because we have been gamg for such a long time it is kind of hardwired into us, thats why having the blocks in place is such a good thing to have.  I only used to bet on one site and am only blocked on that site, but my best blockers i have in place are my children, i know if i mess up i will lose them and i am not willing to do that.  The urges come and go from time, but luckily when they do i think of my girls and the urges quickly get kicked into touch.

Posted on:
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 19:45

Marcella

Joined:
2018-12-27

Checking in 43 days gf

Posted on:
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:12

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

I am now at '5' months casino slot zone gamble free.  

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Sat, 09/02/2019 - 10:19

alan1886

Joined:
2016-10-09

Checking in 15 days gf.

Posted on:
Sat, 09/02/2019 - 15:07

Samson

Joined:
2016-05-08

881 days gambling free.

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:08

Stew

Joined:
2018-11-21

Checking in 81 days. Thanks Ken for running this. Cheers Stu

 

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:28

Walliss77

Joined:
2019-01-18

Checking in 3343 days gf

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Sun, 10/02/2019 - 06:28

Walliss77

Joined:
2019-01-18

Checking in 3343 days gf

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 07:28

Sarahs16

Joined:
2018-10-07

Checking in 128 days,

Had a really positive week. My brother has sent us a wedding invitation! I have made enquiry’s to continue my counselling as I only have one session left. I have found it cathartic to say the least. I’m learning so much about myself I intend on paying for future sessions. 

Sarah

 

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 08:08

JW_

Joined:
2018-08-13

Checking in day 182

JW

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 09:11

onlyme

Joined:
2012-11-19

Checking in gf...bit of an emotional rollercoaster week so I’ve turned to cleaning (my house is clean but it’s now extra clean and decluttered). I didn’t want to check in this week because I’m feeling a bit “what’s the point/why do I bother?!” But I know if I don’t then I won’t be back next week, so I’m here, I am gf and now I’m going to obliterate the contents of my wardrobe and pray this funk that I’m in passes soon......oh and if anyone has any play doh stuck in their carpets then I can highly recommend elbow grease, spray it on and leave for a bit then a rub over with a soft brush and it’s gone....gave me a small feeling of satisfaction knowing I’d managed to do something so small but makes a big difference to how my house feels (gonna stick a disclaimer in here just to be safe....no I do not work for them, I am just a mum with 3 sons trying to do the best with what we have, we have a chocolate brown carpet and it’s worked well without showing any staining etc...I do not know how it will do on a light coloured carpet as the spray is yellow so if you do try it then do a patch test etc etc) 

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 09:54

johnlostmydo

Joined:
2014-05-18

Gamble free day 203. Plenty of gambling thoughts this week but still going

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 12:41

Self Sufficient...

Joined:
2017-05-10

Stephen checking in 30 days GF 

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 18:40

philjips21

Joined:
2017-05-15

Check-in day 7.

I've been looking forward to this day all week and it's really helped me massively. Never thought it would but thanks for setting this up.

I earned £32.50 in tips this week and it was spent wisely!

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 20:35

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

checking in

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 20:35

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

day 181

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 21:54

K2

Joined:
2018-09-24

 

philjips21 wrote:
Check-in day 7. I've been looking forward to this day all week and it's really helped me massively. Never thought it would but thanks for setting this up. I earned £32.50 in tips this week and it was spent wisely!

Good on ya Phil.

Hope you have registered with gamstop. Really useful tool for Internet gamblers.

 

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 21:55

K2

Joined:
2018-09-24

johnlostmydo wrote:

Gamble free day 203. Plenty of gambling thoughts this week but still going

John,

Well done on 200 days

Posted on:
Sun, 10/02/2019 - 22:54

Neil C.

Joined:
2017-03-22

Checking in day 695

Posted on:
Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:57

K2

Joined:
2018-09-24

walliss77 - 3343

triangle - 1797

onlyme - 1065

Samson - 882

Neil C. - 695

chartom3 - 428

Johnlostmydo - 203

Adam123 - 182

JW - 182

K2 - 167

tara2 - 154

Sarahs16 -128

Sam301  - 93

Stew - 81

Marcella -45

Self Sufficient Stephen - 30

Alan1886 - 16

philjips21 - 7

Cmille62 - 7

 

Well done to everyone checking in this week

Posted on:
Mon, 11/02/2019 - 15:23

triangle

Joined:
2014-03-14

K2 wrote:

walliss77 - 3343

triangle - 1797

onlyme - 1065

Samson - 882

Neil C. - 695

chartom3 - 428

Johnlostmydo - 203

Adam123 - 182

JW - 182

K2 - 167

tara2 - 154

Sarahs16 -128

Sam301  - 93

Stew - 81

Marcella -45

Self Sufficient Stephen - 30

Alan1886 - 16

philjips21 - 7

Cmille62 - 7

 

Well done to everyone checking in this week

Nice job recovery team!!

checking in gamble free

tri

 

Posted on:
Mon, 11/02/2019 - 23:15

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in 40 days 

Posted on:
Tue, 12/02/2019 - 20:52

D122010

Joined:
2011-10-04

Sorry missed check in. I've been on the site everyday but somehow slipped my mind. Day 28 for me

Posted on:
Tue, 12/02/2019 - 22:27

dswright1

Joined:
2017-02-27

Checking in gf. 716 days

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 00:13

mscardiff

Joined:
2019-02-12

Hi can I join in Day 1 for me, new journey :)

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 14:32

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

Checking in.  I have not checked my days recently .  I do want to celebrate 6 months when that day arrives.. I think it will take me by surprise. odaat.  tara2

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 22:34

AAleX

Joined:
2019-02-13

Hi - My names Alex - I’ve just joined - I really need to speak to someone desperately - is this the place for this? 

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 22:34

AAleX

Joined:
2019-02-13

Really need to speak to someone ? 

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 22:36

Sarahs16

Joined:
2018-10-07

Alex, I’m listening. How can I help? You can start your own topic in the new members forum by clicking on new topic if you so wish

Sarah

Posted on:
Wed, 13/02/2019 - 22:44

CJ.

Joined:
2019-02-08

Likewise Alex, shoot and we will listen. :)

We are all here to pull together and help each other succeed.

CJ.

Posted on:
Thu, 14/02/2019 - 20:30

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Checking in on day 432

Posted on:
Thu, 14/02/2019 - 22:39

mscardiff

Joined:
2019-02-12

2 days weird but I’m buzzing

Posted on:
Fri, 15/02/2019 - 16:44

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Reset my days counter- minor blip - but nevertheless a blip - so now I’m 3 days gamble free.  

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