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Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Thanks both for stopping by and posting in support. Last few days have been great, had some great family time gamble free and enjoying all the positives that no gambling brings. Hoping to start getting fitter, lockdown has been bad to me lol. Stay strong all

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Posted : 21st June 2020 10:22 am
Forum admin
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Dear  Ford2017,

It's great to hear that you are thinking about getting fitter. This will help with providing distractions, and your recovery journey as a whole . Hope it all goes well for you.

All the best

Asim

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Posted : 21st June 2020 11:14 am
Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Thanks Asim, 

 

3 weeks today for me, happy but definitely focused. Not sure why but this time feels different to other times I’ve tried to stop, I can’t be complacent. I have lots of barriers in place, even more this time round. Gamstop, wife controlling finances, a bank account with the facility to exclude gambling transactions. Talking about my addiction posting chatting researching where I can.  Anything to help. To be honest sometimes I’ve posted on here kidding myself knowing full well I will gamble again, this time I honestly don’t want to. I have an end goal/s, and they are worth the effort. 

stay strong all

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Posted : 23rd June 2020 10:56 am
Charlieboy
(@charlieboy)

Hi ford2017 I'm day19 today and I also have all the blocks inplace and husband in charge of finances. All this gives us time to make better choices......Time to heal........Time to get shot of the demon gambling for good. Best wishes for success this time !! Sending you positive vibes !!

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Posted : 23rd June 2020 7:22 pm
Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Thanks for posting Charlie 

Thanks to Steve Stephen and vinnie for the chat in peer aid room. Was really good to chat and just what I needed today. Today is payday and whilst I have all the barriers I need in place I have to be wary and treat today like day 1

weathers good I feel good just got to get motivated to get fit again

stay strong all

 

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Posted : 26th June 2020 11:19 am
duncanmac
(@duncanmac)

Ford

fella turn your thinking into a positive.

everyday you make a decision not to place a bet you have in effect another pay day 

you no longer work to feed addiction 

be proud of that 

Duncs

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Posted : 26th June 2020 9:51 pm
Kevthekev40
(@kevthekev40)

Hiya my friend 

Your doing well and just take it one day at a time as that's all any off us can do, 9we may relapse but its putting the guards in place to limit the damage that can be done. As we all know we can never say never as I've said that so many times and

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Posted : 26th June 2020 11:41 pm
Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Dunc Kev, thanks for posting, 

4 weeks today and ive been doing a lot of thinking, im glad i am where i am, never more have i worked so hard on my recovery. I even told some people at work about my gambling problem in a random conversation. It was so interesting to see there reaction, it was one i was surprised at, both encouraging and it didnt feel like they would go and gossip about it like some people would. I havent been honest with myself and others on previous attempts at quitting but i feel so much more transparent with everything. 

On previous attempts at quitting in the back of my mind i would think quick bet on the golf, quick £20 in the fobt's wont hurt and it seems so simple now, No gambling in any form whatsoever its the only way. 

The thought crossed my mind on writing down notes on gambling experiences both positive and negative, afterall some of my best and worst moments have involved it in my life. It would be long and a good read but i think its massively important not to dwell on the past.

Stay strong all

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Posted : 30th June 2020 2:16 pm
Murlo
(@murlo)

Hey Ford!

thank you so much for popping into my diary. I hope you are keeping well. Congratulations on reaching the 4 week mark after your lapse xx Keep strong my friend x

All is good with me. Just about to hit 8 months gamble free. Work is keeping me very occupied and that has undoubtedly been a big help. As the saying goes, one day at a time and I not complacent. 

Take good care of yourself Ford x

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Posted : 30th June 2020 3:06 pm
Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Glad to hear you are well Murlo 

So managed 5 weeks today and got 11 days past payday, im happy in general and had no urges. All the blocks are in place and I’ve enjoyed chat and reading other forums. I’m planning ahead, holidays and other things and work is good too. 
Thanks to those taking time to read my diary and post

Stay strong 

Ford

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Posted : 7th July 2020 10:18 am
Ford2017
(@ford2017)

Day 41 and feeling great, no urges no thoughts just positive vibes concentrating on the important things in life. I’ve had time and I’ve had opportunity to gamble and I’ve never been tempted. It’s important I don’t be complacent I know that which is why I make sure I haven’t got money. Today is my first day of also genuinely trying to get fit and lose some weight, lockdown has hit me hard in that respect. Got a busy week with work so will check in when I can. 

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Posted : 13th July 2020 11:00 am
Vinnie
(@vinnie)

Thankyou for your kind words on my diary , 

41 days is a great achievement well done, it’s not a easy road to walk But with time the days get a little easier, I to am on the fitness thing I let myself go a little Eatting full cheese cakes dint help 😂🤣, I will be on chat wensday morning alarms set so I remember this week hope u can make it 😘

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Posted : 13th July 2020 12:20 pm
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