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Posted on:
Thu, 29/11/2018 - 00:23

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Yay passed the 50 day mark, thanks for the weekly update. 

 

Posted on:
Thu, 29/11/2018 - 11:30

Forum admin

Joined:
2010-11-01

Well done Slotfool and Boxingdayfresh on passing those milestones! Well done and keep going to everyone on the challenge.

Deirdre
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Posted on:
Sat, 01/12/2018 - 12:17

Self Sufficient...

Joined:
2017-05-10

Happy December to Guru Challengers past and present.

I have decided to remain focussed on today and today only. 

If  I can wake up gamble free each morning than I will be satisfied with that. I will have peace of mind knowing that I am making good progress...stephen 

Posted on:
Sat, 01/12/2018 - 15:28

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

checking in on day 357 havent been on here for a while but pleased to be still gamble free

Posted on:
Wed, 05/12/2018 - 00:05

boxingdayfresh

Joined:
2014-12-28

Checking in on 57 days 

Posted on:
Wed, 05/12/2018 - 20:10

wardal1979

Joined:
2016-11-27

Well day 200 for me ... I really can’t wait for Xmas this year.  It will be my first Xmas when I will not be trying to keep sloping off to gamble on my phone ! Xx

Posted on:
Thu, 06/12/2018 - 09:46

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Checking in on day 362, echo the above comments , looking forward to christmas for the first time in years alll due to remaining gamble free.

Posted on:
Thu, 06/12/2018 - 19:56

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Lets all celebrate on Sunday with chart on the year mark, horray uve done so well mixer would be proud of u as he would be of all of us. One day at a time.

Posted on:
Thu, 06/12/2018 - 20:34

Dl1991

Joined:
2018-12-06

Hi , I'm new here and was wondering if anyone has help tips or advice they can give me please

Posted on:
Thu, 06/12/2018 - 21:00

Bigmug

Joined:
2018-05-30

Checking in 190 days gf

Posted on:
Fri, 07/12/2018 - 11:12

wardal1979

Joined:
2016-11-27

Hi DI1991, welcome to the start of crushing this horrid addiction which grasps is and doesn’t want to let us go.  It’s time to start to regain control again.  I personally put software called Gamban on my phone and laptop as these were the methods that I gambled via.  Also register with gamstop too.  I am at 202 days gamble free and would have not been able to do this without these blocks in place.  Good luck we are all here for you x

Posted on:
Sun, 09/12/2018 - 16:52

Godoicul

Joined:
2016-04-13

Hi 

Well done Chartom on going a year gamble free that’s a freakin awesome achievement. I’m 2 week away myself and know from experience how hard you have to work every day to stay on top of this. 

It’s my second run at being gamble free and echo the positivity regarding looking forward to Christmas like Wardal said it will be amazing  it’s the time to focus on family that gambling robs us of that you realize is so important when you are not gambling.

The last time I gambled I was sat on the couch with a 18 day old baby on one arm and my mobile in the other hand spinning the roulette. Absolutely disgraceful whichever way you look at it. I then spent the next 6 week skint until next payday and absolutely miserable. I can’t think why I started gambling again after my 18 month stint gamble free last time but I know my one New Years resolution is to stay in the great place I’ve earned by working hard one day at a time to not gamble.

I’m going to enjoy my Sunday evening gamble free. Have a good un all chin up and be positive now and today.

You know it makes sense

Posted on:
Thu, 13/12/2018 - 15:56

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Checking in for the week on day 369, still gamble free ...... Thanks for your kind words Godoicul,looking forward to seeing you smash past the year mark yourself and lets enjoy Christmas this year without  the stress,worry,pain etc of previous years. 

Posted on:
Thu, 13/12/2018 - 16:41

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

Horray chart on uve done it a whole year. Ive contemplated relapsing this week, I thought I could turn forty pounds into something more and enjoy the buzz. What I was forgetting at that time was the after feeling of gambling and the misery it brought to my life. Theres a guy at the social club whk won on slot machine once so he comes in everyday a nd drinks alcohol and then puts in about sixty pounds each day then he sits s at the bar liking into the distance vauguely in a miserable place. Boy do I not want to gamble I thought. The outcome however long it takes is always the same, lets all aim to never feel that way again. Adam here just about managing to stay gamble free but managing al the same. Well done chart onm a year is a fantastic feet c if u can make it to 400 days.

Posted on:
Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:11

chartom3

Joined:
2015-03-11

Well done Adam on refraining on betting with that 40 pounds as we all know how hard it can be when the urge to bet rises, as even at over 1 year gamble free i still find myself fighting it daily, just concentrate on getting through one day at a time and those gamble free days wont be long in adding up .... you are doing great keep up the good work.

Posted on:
Fri, 14/12/2018 - 20:35

Jeffutd

Joined:
2015-04-04

back again, in this zone again.. yesterday went to a bookies that i am excluded from, only placed £2 in a machine and won £300 and it hurt more than ever that i just threw it all back in... so even losing £2 hurts just the same, dreadful and then today went to a bookies and placed £120 in and lost the lot and felt like smahing my car to pieces... supposed to be buying a house this is all going to end in tears... i know every litlle trick that bookies pull to take my money but yet i still fall for it... what a mug its like i need a concience next to me at all times.. how do i beat this devil inside me? 

Posted on:
Fri, 14/12/2018 - 21:06

adam123

Joined:
2015-06-09

hi jeff when i bought y flat in order to get a mortgage i made sure my bank statements for six months before it looked sensible so they wouldnt consider me a risk.

Posted on:
Fri, 14/12/2018 - 23:45

tara2

Joined:
2013-01-27

I have not posted in the guru challenge for a while.  Guess I'm less than one month?  I haven't checked. But I'm also reading codependency literature and doing some work. I am 3 months since my last casino disaster and then again 3 more months before that.  So I went to a casino one time in 6 months.  That's good.  Just went overboard with scratchers a couple times so I am counting that too.  So, whatever, I'm nearing one month.  How ever you want to count it. odaat and I'm doing some personal work.  tara2

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