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Posted on:
Mon, 09/04/2018 - 20:29

Bamb84

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2018-02-13

Hi lulu 55 days gf well done . Hope the move went well for you hun and wasnt too stressful . Take care Bambi x

Posted on:
Tue, 10/04/2018 - 05:42

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hi Bambi thank you x I’ve not had time to check in on your or anyone s diary so sorry about that hope your ok too. Move quite stressful and still got loads to sort out but getting better lol. Love it where we are very happy. Thanks Bambi hun you take care too bestest wishes x Lulu x

Posted on:
Tue, 10/04/2018 - 05:44

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

56 days gf

Posted on:
Wed, 11/04/2018 - 05:48

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

57 days gf it’s mounting up just like my quitting smoking nearly 10 months! Very proud of myself:)

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Wed, 11/04/2018 - 10:02

Took a wrong turn

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2012-02-22

Well done Lulu Lulu, proud of you, sadly I've relapsed but I'll be alright, you are now my inspiration not the other way round. Keep up the good work Girl! :-)

Wilsy

Posted on:
Fri, 13/04/2018 - 18:44

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hiya Wilsey oh I am sorry to hear that but it’s just a blip and your a fighter. You’ll be all good. Keep chin up :) bestest wishes x Lulu x

Posted on:
Fri, 13/04/2018 - 18:46

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

59 days gf missed yesterday had delivery of furniture very busy, thought about gambling but no urges take care everyone x

Posted on:
Sat, 14/04/2018 - 09:36

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

60 days gf!

Posted on:
Sat, 14/04/2018 - 12:19

Self Sufficient...

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2017-05-10

Wishing you every happiness in your new home Lulu and hope your settling in nicely. It does take time, and a little patience, to get everything just as we would like it.

Well done on giving up the ciggies nearly a year ago, that would have taken enormous courage and willpower. I stopped 16+ years ago and I consider it the best thing I ever did.

Last but not least, a massive congratulations on your 60 days gamble free...stephen x 

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Sat, 14/04/2018 - 17:56

sjw

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2017-10-27

Hello Lulu,

Been really busy the last couple of weeks. Just checking in to say well done on 60 days. Keep doing what you are doing and things will keep improving.

All the best.

Posted on:
Mon, 16/04/2018 - 07:18

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hi Stephen aww thank you! I’m so happy here! Yes it takes a while but getting there :) yes I’m so proud of myself for the ciggies that was hard but I’ll never go back it’s my third proper attempt.  Yes and gf 62 days now no going back there either I hate it but still get urges like right now! Ongoing battle though isn’t it. Thanks Stephen for your kind lovely words and hope your all good for some reason on my phone I can’t get on the main forum page so going to have to go on my laptops. Bestest wishes Stephen X

Posted on:
Mon, 16/04/2018 - 07:23

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hi sjw thank you for posting especially while your busy it’s much appreciated. Yes I’ll keep doing what I’m doing, life will get even better! Still get urges but tbh I’m expecting to get them for life just not as often or as strong. Hope your all good sjw thank you for your encouragement means a lot Bestest wishes X

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Mon, 16/04/2018 - 07:26

Lulubobs1966

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62 days gf. Can’t get in main forum page on my phone for some reason so sorry to anyone not posted on your diary for a while, will get Gamcarevto sort unless it’s my phone or K9 Lulu X

Posted on:
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 06:18

Lulubobs1966

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64 days gf still can’t get into main forum page :( trying to sort out. Hope everyone ok. Bestest wishes x Lulu x

Posted on:
Sat, 21/04/2018 - 07:58

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

67 days gf! Enjoying life for a change!

Posted on:
Sun, 22/04/2018 - 08:37

Lulubobs1966

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68 days gf still haven’t sorted out being able to see forum choices so sorry I’m not supporting my good friends on here for now I’ll try searching for you see if that works much best wishes x Lulu x

Posted on:
Sun, 22/04/2018 - 18:05

Bamb84

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2018-02-13

Hi Lulu hope your well hun you are doing fantastic i see 68 days gf well done :) i havent been on here as much i do still check in and read the forum but not everyday . To be honest been keeping busy with my little one and the garden lol . I had some urges the other day but managed to keep busy till it passed . I do feel much better though everyday gf is better than going backwards . Take car hun speak soon Bambi x

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Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:26

Took a wrong turn

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2012-02-22

Hi Lulu, day 69 for you today that is brilliant, really proud of you and now you are my inspiration while I try and find some strength again from somewhere. I'll turn to you. Keep up the good work x

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Tue, 24/04/2018 - 08:52

Lulubobs1966

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Hiya Bambi hun thank you! Good so glad your doing so well too. I’ve been concentrating on sorting house out now we’re moved in lol. I’m not on everyday either hun so spk soon bestest wishes x Lulu x

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Tue, 24/04/2018 - 08:56

Lulubobs1966

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Hi Wilsey ah bless u well it’s nice to know I can be an inspiration too. It was just a slip that’s all hun and in past. You’ll do it I know you will your still here fighting aren’t you keep on fighting Wilsey spk again soon bestest wishes x Lulu x

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Tue, 24/04/2018 - 08:58

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Wow 70 days gf and it feels so good had urges to buy scratch cards but didn’t so all good long may it stay that way 

Posted on:
Tue, 24/04/2018 - 09:25

Self Sufficient...

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2017-05-10

Congratulations Lulu. Your approach to recovery has been very heartwarming. You have shown courage, determination and a postive attitude.

Hope your settling in to your new home and things are running smoothly.

Nearly a year since you stopped smoking and now you are 70 days away from your last gamble. I feel honoured to be with you on the road to freedom. Freedom to live a life of our choosing and not to be ruled over by addictions. Wishing you happy days, contentment and good times ahead ...stephen x 

Posted on:
Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:58

Lulubobs1966

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Aww Stephen thank you you have a wonderful way with words and every post from you lifts me up. I feel honoured too to have met you and others here and sharing yours and others journeys. It’s tough but we support each other and I don’t think I could’ve gone this far without you and others. Things good in new home just my son who as always is a big worry, he’s in prison now he got 12 weeks for shoplifting food but he was already under Probation. Now we’ve moved I can get good support from an organisation here so that’s good. I’ll catch up on your diary soon Stephen see how your doing and I hope alls well bestest wishes x Lulu x

Posted on:
Thu, 26/04/2018 - 07:02

Lulubobs1966

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72 days! GF! No real urges just thoughts now and then. Even being sad over my son isn’t giving me urges but when I do think/imagine playing slots I liked I do get that rush but I immediately stamp on that feeling and don’t run with it. Bestest wishes everyone x Lulu x

Posted on:
Thu, 26/04/2018 - 08:59

Took a wrong turn

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2012-02-22

Well done Lulu my friend

Wilsy x

Posted on:
Thu, 26/04/2018 - 20:04

sjw

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2017-10-27

Good to hear from you Lulu, i've not been around so much like few days. Busy but enjoying life like yourself. Glad to see you doing well, keep at it you're doing great.

All the best.

Posted on:
Fri, 27/04/2018 - 12:36

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hi sjw thank you good! Glad to hear your enjoying life too! Onwards and upwards hey? Bestest wishes sjw x Lulu x

Posted on:
Fri, 27/04/2018 - 12:37

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

73 days gf! 

Posted on:
Sun, 29/04/2018 - 05:50

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

75 days gf! Loving it got my life back! Hope everyone ok if not please keep fighting one day at a time it’s so worth it x Lulu x

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 06:56

Bamb84

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2018-02-13

Hi Lulu 77 days gf it is so wonderful to feel normal again definitely no what you mean :) keep up the good work hun glad your are happy Bambi x

Posted on:
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 05:24

Lulubobs1966

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Hiya Bambi thank you hun yrs it feels good hooe your happy too despite lifes ups and downs lol. Its no way to live is gambling but its so hard to stop. We have though thank fully. Treat yourself Bambi you deserve it hope anyone whose struggling can quit too, you wont regret it bestest wishes Lulu xx

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Wed, 02/05/2018 - 05:32

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

78 days! Gf its so good. Cant help some regrets i didnt come to this nindset ling before now as so hapoy gf despite lifes ups and downs. Im also under no illusion i could all too easily spin those reels again and get my bandage again but i will never go back. It hss to be total abstinence scratchcards everything else I’ll reactivate that gambling devil. Feeling proud, 78 days gf x bestest wishes Lulu x

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Wed, 02/05/2018 - 06:33

Troubledgambler

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2015-08-11

Its refreshing to come on here and see the positive steps people make and being able to stay gamble free. Im hoping in time my lows of now will become highs in the future. Well done on your success. Mark

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Thu, 10/05/2018 - 07:15

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hi troubled gambler sorry late replying ive been busy etc really hope you stay gf as its so very wirth it. Thank you for your kind words. I wish you every success too x Lulu x

Posted on:
Thu, 10/05/2018 - 07:18

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

86 days gf not thought at all about it! Chuffed! X Lulu x

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Sun, 13/05/2018 - 07:30

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

89 days gf! So chuffed cant believe how much better things are now. Bestest wishes everyone x Lulu x

Posted on:
Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:29

Ukds69

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2018-04-28

Hi Lulu, I’ve just been reading through your diary, can I just say what an amazing job you have done staying gf in the face of great adversity. It is diarys like yours that are inspiring me to keep gf and not throw away everything that I’ve worked so hard to achieve.

It never fails to amaze me how many intelligent and articulate people are CGs and post on here. All knowingly throwing away their hard earned money. Such a paradox in a way. A lot of non GCs out there would just see us as being stupid for doing it and that we should ‘just stop’. If only it was that easy eh?

Keep up the great work!

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Tue, 15/05/2018 - 19:33

caughtup

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2018-03-01

Lulu, absolutely fantastic, you should be so proud of yourself! I remember you writing in my diary a couple of months ago when I first joined, lovely to see you doing so good! Massive congrats xx

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 06:08

Bamb84

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2018-02-13

Hi lulu 93 days gf well done hun hope everything went well with your move and your all settled . Here's to a fresh start :) speak soon Bambi x

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:43

Took a wrong turn

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2012-02-22

Lulu you are doing so well my friend, keep up the great work. Wilsy x

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 20:13

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hiya Ukds thank you for your lovely words, I’m really glad my diary showed what my journeys been like. Exactly if it were so easy we’d do it easily and straightaway. The addiction is so strong. I find that what helps me is as soon as I think of gambling (because I still do) I picture money just blowing away from me, frittering away from me to remind myself it’s no money making scheme and I’ll always lose, that seems to stop me going down the wrong path of firing up the addiction again. It’ll always be with me I accept that now but it’s finding what works for you. Bestest wishes Ukds X Lulu x

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 20:15

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Thanks caughtup! Hope your ok too x bestest wishes x Lulu

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 20:16

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

Hiya Bambi hun yes 93 days! Definitely fresh start. Hope your all good speak soon hun x Lulu x

Posted on:
Thu, 17/05/2018 - 20:20

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

93 days! Yes had thoughts but found a way that seems to work for me that stops me running down that road to hell again. Hope everyone is good and if not there is light at the end of the tunnel and you’ll find your way x bestest wishes everyone Lulu x

Posted on:
Mon, 21/05/2018 - 03:29

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

97 days! Soon be 100! Cant believe it longest ive stayed gf in years and years, im never gambling again, for the first time too i can see that gambling is one big fat lie!

Posted on:
Thu, 24/05/2018 - 05:20

Lulubobs1966

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2015-07-19

100 days! Gf yes!

Posted on:
Thu, 24/05/2018 - 10:25

Self Sufficient...

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2017-05-10

Hi Lulu. I am having a break from the diaries but wanted to congratulate you on 100 days without gambling.

Wishing you happy days as you continue your journey of recovery ...stephen  x

Posted on:
Thu, 24/05/2018 - 20:18

sjw

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2017-10-27

Lulu!

Great to see you hit 100 days! Really pleased for you but i know you know its not over and you need to keep fighting this and working on recovery. Hope things are going well for you. Keep on making that right choice and enjoy the stability it brings you and those around you.

All the best.

Posted on:
Sat, 26/05/2018 - 11:38

Lulubobs1966

Joined:
2015-07-19

Thank you Stephen and sjw much best wishes to you both too X I’m doing well and same here Stephen going to take a break from diaries. I’d love to support other peeps but just got so much on, filled my time where I used to gamble. I honestly believe I’ll never go back but I’m always wary, it’s a case of having to be. I’ll never underestimate the power of that addiction. Much best wishes to everyone if I can do it you can too. 102 days gf and long may it continue 

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