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Posted on:
Sat, 09/06/2018 - 22:18

sjw

Joined:
2017-10-27

Super late but had to say well done on hitting a year GF. Well done mate.

All the best.

Posted on:
Wed, 13/06/2018 - 16:26

ItMattersMoreWh...

Joined:
2017-06-02

Belated congratulations on 1 year GF. 

Posted on:
Sun, 17/06/2018 - 00:14

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Day 380

Absolutely loving life ! Why would you wanna throw your money and life away ! Think think think and again think :) 

Thanks SJW and itmatters ! And belated 1 year to you too buddy !

Sars

Posted on:
Mon, 25/06/2018 - 22:09

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

Thank you for the kind words on my diary Sars.

It is wonderful to see you enjoying the gamble free life. It sends a very positive message out to other compulsive gamblers.

Wishing you continuing success, happy times and contentment...stephen 

Posted on:
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 20:51

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Day 400

Winning the gambling battle and England is through to the semi-finals :) what a time to be alive ! I'm a stubborn I'm never gonna gamble again :) have a good weekend guys ! 

Sars

Posted on:
Sun, 08/07/2018 - 02:11

selfy121

Joined:
2017-03-16

Sars your story is Inspiring and I amazed you have come till today with no gambling.

I gambled tonight and I told my girlfriend I spent 500 in 30 mins on the machine. It's putting allot of strain on the relationship.

She has enough I love her so much but the gambling gets hold of me .

I have a daughter on the way and I'm ruining her life by not saving.

I'm really lost untill I have found your thread I'm so happy.

There's hope!! I'm.going to start from tomorrow.

Posted on:
Sun, 08/07/2018 - 11:48

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Hi Sars,

huge congrats on 400 days GF! Keep up the good work and keep posting, you are an inspiration to many.

All the best,

Eva

Forum Admin

Posted on:
Sun, 08/07/2018 - 12:05

Sharon41

Joined:
2017-03-16

Go on Sars! !!!!what an achievement, always inspired by your willpower and determination. Privileged to travel this journey with you my friend S x 

Posted on:
Sun, 08/07/2018 - 15:09

selfy121

Joined:
2017-03-16

Day 2 for me and I'm feeling to go back the bookies the feeling is unbearable.

I'm having a come down from gambling. Yesterday I lost 500. For the past 8 years I been gambling my wages I need help .

Posted on:
Mon, 09/07/2018 - 00:28

selfy121

Joined:
2017-03-16

Ok day 3

I have work tomorrow i gambled tonight in the casino 200 pounds I told my pregnant girlfriend straight away.

I have been on the phone with her for three hours crying .

I feel suicidal there's noone I can speak to who knows my problems .

I want to bond with someone who can tell me a bit of there personal life so I can relate to them. I want to feel I am not the only one.

I am so depressed I thought I would stop gambling but I havnt. I am so depressed. They should ban gambling in UK like Japan have.

It's worse that drugs .

Posted on:
Mon, 09/07/2018 - 07:04

bluescreen

Joined:
2018-03-13

Hi selfy121,

unfortunately your story sounds very familiar to a lot of people. It can be done though, Sars27 has shown addiction the door, and so can you.

You could start your own thread in the new members section:

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/forums/new-members-intros-forum

or start your own diary here

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/forums/recovery-diaries

Just click on 'new topic' at the bottom of the page.

There's a lot of practical advice here on how to get started:

http://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/want-do-something-read

Keep on posting. Looking forward to reading from you. You are not alone!

And a huge congrats to Sars27. Keep it up! :)

Posted on:
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 01:07

Lightsout

Joined:
2017-06-19

Hi Sars,

I was reading down the forum and saw your name and remembered you from when I joined here, I remember we had both just pretty much started our gamble-free journey about a year ago. Well done for making over a year Sars, that's awesome! I made it to 364 days - my all time best in 5 years :) I messed up, but I am hoping to get back on track. Seeing you making it this far has really helped me today, thank you for continuing to share your journey.

Posted on:
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 18:09

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Day 410

Loving every single moment of my gambling free life ! Life is getting better everyday ! Now we are expecting a baby girl ( my second one ) the wife is 5 months pregnant and our business is growing and it looks like we’re ready to get a new car soon :) . The key is be honest to your other half and don’t b afraid to get some help ! Keep yourself busy with other things like going to the gym and spending time with the family . I was like a little kid yesterday with my boy as we were just jumping and chasing each other in the park  :) LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL DONT RUIN IT ! 

@selfie121 I’m sure you’ll get through with all the challenges you’re facing ! Speak to gamcare and just be truthful to your family and everyone around you buddy ! Good luck ! 

@sharon we can do this and we are not backing down ! High five :) thank you for being such a cool friend here :)

@admin Eva thank you and I will continue to spread my success to everyone here :) hopefully see you in the chatroom soon .

@bluescreen cheers dude :)

@lightsout I do remember you and a year ago it was a tough tough challenge ! I think what helped me is I haven’t stopped reading the forum and updating my diary to remind myself I’m not cured and will never be cured :) I’m sure this time around you’ve got this ! Nice to hear from you :) 

Sars

Posted on:
Tue, 17/07/2018 - 21:56

Lightsout

Joined:
2017-06-19

Sars,

its fantastic to see how amazing your life is now you are really LIVING it! Yes, I stopped reading. I think you are right, we may never be 'cured', therefore we must keep the boundaries in place. It really helps to see you continue to do well, and a massive congratulations on your new addition - wishing you and your family continued health, (true) wealth, and happiness!

Posted on:
Wed, 18/07/2018 - 11:49

Stephen The Strong

Joined:
2017-05-10

A legend on the gamcare road lighting up the trail

Our Sars is surging forward with the wind beneath his tail

Gambling crazy had to stop - he knew he'd had enough

It's good to see him happy now with loved one up the duff

Hard work, hope and honesty i'm sure you will agree

Is what propelled him forward on his mission to be free

 

 

 

Posted on:
Wed, 18/07/2018 - 22:01

Lightsout

Joined:
2017-06-19

^^ love it!

Posted on:
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 13:01

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

 

Day 438

Just enjoying life and remembering how gambling changed my life . Keep fighting people ! You can’t keep on saying it’s day 1 again over and over again , don’t leave it too late ! Commitment is key :) have a lovely day all.

Thank you sir Stephen and Lightsout ! Keep it up guys 

Sars 

Posted on:
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 21:18

Sharon41

Joined:
2017-03-16

Go on Sars please keep telling everyone how good the GF life is! Congrats to you and Mrs Sars on your future new edition.Take care S x

Posted on:
Wed, 22/08/2018 - 15:16

Matt 24

Joined:
2012-04-25

Hi Sars

Pleased to see you are smashing it gamble free, top man and fully deserved of the rewards you will reap.

Take care

Matt

Posted on:
Tue, 28/08/2018 - 07:41

Sars27

Joined:
2017-06-02

Day 452

thank you Sharon and Matt , you guys are my inspiration here ! Some good news my wife and I send to the bank to check how much can we get for a first time buyer , looks like we’re getting an4 bed room house :) 6 -8 months from now  . Never give up ! 

Sars

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