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Posted on:
Sat, 27/01/2018 - 20:28

sjw

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2017-10-27

Well done Adam, good to hear from you. Sounds like things are moving in a very positive direction. Congrats on 6 months.

Posted on:
Sat, 27/01/2018 - 22:09

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thanks sjwsjw.

Posted on:
Sat, 10/02/2018 - 10:32

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

A dream last night scared the hell out of me. I am so relieved to wake up knowing it was only a dream and i have not gambled.

6 Days away from 200 days GF.

Posted on:
Fri, 16/02/2018 - 20:29

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

200 daya GF. Great feelings
I look foward to reflect back on my life after 1 year GF.

Posted on:
Fri, 16/02/2018 - 21:52

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Adamjamal,

congrats in 200 days GF, excellent milestone, keep up the good work!

All the best,

Eva

Forum Admin

Posted on:
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 00:19

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Congratulations Adamjamal on 200 days gamble free. Great progress.

Posted on:
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 09:47

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Well done on reaching 200 days gf great achievement ...... keep up the good work

Posted on:
Sat, 17/02/2018 - 10:23

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thanks all for lovely comments. I wish all a great weekend.

Adam.

Posted on:
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:36

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

7 months and 5 days GF.
All aspects of my life has improved.
From my own experience, its guaranteed that life is better off without gambling.
So goodluck to eveyone battling this habit and I hope I can succeed in clearing my debt soon.
Have agood weekend.

Posted on:
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:13

PositiveAction

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Posted on:
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 10:58

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

I am sure you will PositiveAction. Keep strong.

Posted on:
Sun, 18/03/2018 - 11:11

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Yesterday I stopped at a cash machine that i used to run to for cash withdrawals carrying multiple cards. It was only different yesterday I took £100 for pocket money as i was going out with my mates.
How time have changed, 8 months ago this £100 and much more would've gone to the bookies pocket.
I look at the bookies shop and it was quite busy. I felt sorry for everyone there and i proudly walked past to get on with my day.

Posted on:
Tue, 17/04/2018 - 20:11

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

260 days GF..
Issues at work , too much stress in my life at the moment..
I am not turning to gambling in anyshape or form I hope this is only a passing black cloud.

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 14:26

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

The sun is shining and its a beautifull day.

I feel like I have wasted 3 summers in my 3.5 years of gambling episode. Eventhough i went on holidays but my mind wasnot at peace, deep inside i had worries,secrets and regrets.

I am hoping to make the best out of this summer i have been skint for the last 9 months trying to get my finances back inorder.

I will postpone my rigorous debt paying plans and treat my self.

Have alovely day everyone

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 17:24

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Congratulations Adam. 262 days since your last bet.

You have a great attitude and have let go of the past. With wisdom and understanding you recognised that your period of gambling was a big mistake and are determined not to repeat it.

You will have good experiences and some that are not so good but you won't have the misery of compulsive gambling dragging you down. Wishing you well as you move forward in rediscovering your life. 

Posted on:
Thu, 19/04/2018 - 21:48

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thank you stephen for your time and kind words, I follow your diaries and i wish you all the best too...

Posted on:
Tue, 01/05/2018 - 12:40

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Hi,
274 days GF. 91 more days for a whole year. When debt is paid this soon will be something in the past.
The other day I read that gambling industry say if fobt stake is reduced to £2, that would hurt the economy. I would agrue that their existence is along term harm to the economy. How many lives has been lost, how many familes have been destroyed, how many days are lost at work due to depression and illness cuz of gambling losses.
I just donot understand how these ppl think. In my view its pure evil.

Posted on:
Sun, 27/05/2018 - 20:33

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

300 days GF
We cannot change our past, we can only learn from it.
Its tough but clear as black and weight. Life and future are better without gabmling
Goodluck everybody.

Posted on:
Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:18

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Adamjamal2014-2017,

huge congratulations on 300 days gambling free, a real mile-stone. Keep up the effort and the focus, you are getting close to the 1 year mark.

All the very best,

Eva

Forum Admin

 

Posted on:
Mon, 28/05/2018 - 11:28

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thank you Eva

Posted on:
Mon, 28/05/2018 - 12:04

Rugbyman

Joined:
2018-05-12

What a brilliant effort. You should feel very proud. 300 days is amazing

Posted on:
Tue, 12/06/2018 - 17:19

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

316 days GF. Debt is my problem now not gambling.. its putting a lot of pressure on my life style.

Just like gambling hopefully soon debt will be a memory.

Posted on:
Tue, 12/06/2018 - 18:50

Jackson10

Joined:
2017-10-23

Well done Adam on being 316 days GF. I can really relate to your last comment. I am 233 days GF but I also feel like debt is now my problem and not gambling. I have plenty of blocks in place like gamstop and self exclusions but have rarely felt urges since the first few weeks. I'd never truly tried to quit before I registered here but just reached a point where I was truly done with gambling in order to save the rest of my life going further in a direction I did not want. Of course it is gambling that created that debt so the consequences of dealing with it are a constant reminder of the destruction caused. They will keep going down and eventually we'll be debt free as well as gamble free. As long as we never see gambling as a solution to those debts we'll get there! I agree with all the people on here who refer to no bailouts - we have to face up to the consequences of our actions ourselves . Good luck in continuing to rack up the GF days and seeing debts fall.

Posted on:
Tue, 12/06/2018 - 22:45

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thank you jackson. I am paying regularly into my debt but interset is a big killer.
But like you said we will eventually be debt free as long as we stay gambling free...

Posted on:
Thu, 28/06/2018 - 11:24

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Last night after a dinner out i ended up in the casino with my friends. Stayed at the casino bar for few drinks . I didnot gamble or even watch . I am glad nothing happened.
Near miss. It wasnot part of the plan but i should have left after dinner.

Posted on:
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:26

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

335 GF..
1month to go for 1 year GF. Countting down starts today..
I am firmly walking away from this and almost 1 year away soon..
Goodluck eveyone and keep up the hard work.

Posted on:
Sun, 22/07/2018 - 18:09

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

356 , GF .. almost a year gambling free. Life is tough enough without gambling and debt..

Still in debt , still long way to go. Its sad to see whats gambling is doing to britain and ppl everyday.

Feeling abit negative today. Hope everyone else is doing well.

Posted on:
Tue, 31/07/2018 - 10:25

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

1 year GF tomorrow.
Its has been great year. I learnt alot about myself and changed few things. I donot think i am cured yet i donot think I will ever be.
Still battling with my debt which is down from £18250 to £11900.
Another year starts tomorrow and I am full of hope.
I hope eveyone the best of luck.

Posted on:
Tue, 31/07/2018 - 11:18

tryinghard1234

Joined:
2016-01-11

Very well done on the almost year, reading yours and other diaries like your are an inspiration to someone like me who has tried and failed many times to beat this thing. Just to say keep up the good work!

Posted on:
Tue, 31/07/2018 - 15:38

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

Thank you tryinghard1234.
How are you getting on at the moment. How many days GF ?

Posted on:
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 22:11

Adamjamal2014-2017

Joined:
2017-06-11

379 days GF.
Why am i thinking about gambling these days.. i am so annoyed with my self cuz i am thinking of it.
I have to stay strong.greed and wanting more money is my root cause of all of this.

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