3rd counselling session today, still fairly straightforward, although had friends round this weekend and there was a fair bit of gambling talk. I've mentioned casually to friends I'm not gambling any more, and I think most of them probably know I had/have a problem.
Anyways, onwards and upwards, day 50 next big milestone.
Not much to report. In the process of setting up my own business and now have access to a joint account with my business partner, which makes me somewhat nervous as both of our funds will be in there.
I'm setting up what needs to be done and then deleting the details and the app to minimise exposure. He will also get a notification every time it is used, which is a further deterrent, but I know I have to remain totally vigilant!
5 weeks gamble free. Thursday is my favourite recovery day, as I get to mark another week off my sheet.
Have now saved about 1% of the money i’ve lost, which might sound scary but i actually quite like the fact that i have to do this another 99 times just to break even. Feels like it focuses me.
Anyway, onwards and upwards.
Still finding it pretty straight forward thankfully. Arranging to go and live in Lisbon for a few weeks with my GF, which should in theory make it easier as no bookies etc out there.
Next Friday marks 50 days, so my journey is about 0.5% complete!
Onwards and upwards!
Fortunate to secure some additional work next week which will mean some extra cash, around £2,000
It’s a bit bittersweet as it should be going towards a holiday or savings but instead is going to cover a mistake I made, which hurts a bit. Good news is it means I can have a bit extra this month which is needed, as I’m planning to head out to Lisbon next month to work remotely.
Revising my debt plan and going to try and pay £2,500 a month back for the next 6 months before moving to something far more manageable (£500) for the next 5 years.
Onwards and upwards.