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spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

This is day one of deciding to stop gambling feeling positive gonna write every day in diary to keep track fed up of feeling guilty juggling money and of feeling like I'm a let down hope this works for me x

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Posted : 15th September 2019 9:27 am
Forum admin
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Admin

Hello spendspendspend 

Forum Admin here, I have just seen that you haven't continued with this and wanted to let you know that sometimes it takes people a couple or many 'gos' at stopping, so please don't be disheartened if you haven't continued.

Maybe you could contact us on either the HelpLine or NetLine and discuss what free, confidential help and support would be best suited to you?

Wishing you all the best,

Forum Admin

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Posted : 21st September 2019 9:36 pm
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

It's early days only 18 days since I last gambled but I'm feeling so proud of myself and so happy I no I've got to get my finances sorted but by seeing me paying debt off a small amount each week I no I will get there I would like to thank this side and everyone on it as I gambled with boredom at night on internet but in stead I have logged on to here instead I no at times I might be going on and on but it is filling in the time I had before in which I chose to gamble instead thanx everyone x

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Posted : 1st October 2019 4:58 pm
Loulou
(@loulou)

Well done that's great, just imagine how u will feel as more and more debt is paid off x

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Posted : 1st October 2019 6:30 pm
AlanT75
(@alant75)
Posted by: spendspendspend

It's early days only 18 days since I last gambled but I'm feeling so proud of myself and so happy I no I've got to get my finances sorted but by seeing me paying debt off a small amount each week I no I will get there I would like to thank this side and everyone on it as I gambled with boredom at night on internet but in stead I have logged on to here instead I no at times I might be going on and on but it is filling in the time I had before in which I chose to gamble instead thanx everyone x

Keep going and before you know it it will be one month then 2 etc. Continue being proud of yourself. You deserve it!

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Posted : 1st October 2019 6:37 pm
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

Thank you x

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Posted : 2nd October 2019 8:51 am
TraceyJ
(@traceyj)

Well done, I didn't think I could do it, putting blocks in place was hard as I still felt I could have that big win to get me out of trouble. It was the best decision as now my debt is reducing slowly and my anxiety is nearly non existant and I'm sleeping for England now!

It's the little things, buying a sandwich or decent coffee as I now have a little money (not a lot) in my purse

I actually treated my sister to lunch yesterday, I felt super proud

Good luck with your journey x

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Posted : 2nd October 2019 10:41 pm
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

I'm on 20 days gf early days yet I've tried to exclude myself but struggling to do it online gonna have to try by telephone instead  as I no it is so easy to get bored and start again if I get the urge to gamble I write on here instead but I'm a bit scared because I no how quickly and easy things can change but I'm so fed up with the lying and secrets I keep to myself about being a gambler but Monday I will be telephoning them to exclude do I pay to exclude from any online gambling and if so how much does it cost x

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Posted : 4th October 2019 12:04 am
Forum admin
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Dear @spendspendspend

Welcome to the Forum, and well done on your 20 days gamble free. An excellent start.

If you are looking to self-exclude but have struggled to do this online, you can contact GamStop by telephoning 0800 138 6518. They are available between 08:00 AM and midnight, seven days a week. The service is completely free of charge. 

As you've mentioned, boredom can be a huge trigger for most people to gamble. It can be helpful to revisit hobbies and pastimes that you've previously enjoyed or to explore new ones, anything that can help you to fill your time in a more enjoyable way.

Hopefully, with time, you will find the confidence and courage to talk to your loved ones about the problems you have experienced with gambling. Being able to share with those close to us can bring a huge boost to your recovery.

Keep posting, and keep sharing.

 

All the best.

Forum Admin.

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Posted : 4th October 2019 5:54 am
Spendlikewater84
(@spendlikewater84)

Spend spend spend how apt!! Sounds like me!! 

GamStop have been brilliant for me.  Also banning from all land base casinos using SENSE

20 days gf like me well done 😘

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Posted : 5th October 2019 8:23 pm
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

Thanx everyone 

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Posted : 5th October 2019 10:09 pm
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

I'm 23 days gf today been gambling years tried to stop a few times but caved in quickly joined this site in the past but then didn't use it but it's different this time I've been posting and reading forum every time I've got a minute and it's really feels different this time because I no my problem is I gambled with boredom but now I just come on here if I'm bored next step is to ring and block all gem off my phone but I have felt so positive this time and feel like this is it for me no more gambling I no I've done it secretly for so long and I no I would be so embarresed  if my family was to find out and eventually they would and I couldn't cope with that so it's time to stop now I've still debts to pay back but I have felt so much happier no feeling sick at what I've spent I punished myself at first on how daft I have been but now it's time to stop punishing myself for the past and move on and just think stop for good this time it's hard but this is it this time I'm starting to be proud of myself at the minute instead of being disgusted with myself good luck to everyone on there journey and it helps me to post on here because I feel I have to speak on here and tell people to help me as I have no one else to tell thanx 

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Posted : 7th October 2019 10:02 am
spendspendspend
(@spendspendspend)

I'm 24 days gf I've now installed ham ban it should work in 24 hrs another step forward 

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Posted : 7th October 2019 10:10 pm
Magsy
(@magsy)

Well done xxx

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Posted : 8th October 2019 3:22 pm
holycrosser
(@holycrosser)

Keep on the journey and give them not a penny more.

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Posted : 9th October 2019 1:59 pm
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