Another Day, another dollar, another busy'ish day at work.
Thank f**k it's Friday, this weeks been the sort of week I would have succumbed to a quick punt & 20 Lamberts but not now and not in the future.
Not had a cig in over 7 Months and definitely don't want anymore, Not had a punt on the slots for 47 days although still think about it every now and again. Going to have a fiver tonight on euromillions as you've got to be in it to win it and I don't consider it to be a problematic type of gambling.
Here's to day 48 free from the slot's
Well that's it done, 7 full weeks without a punt on the slots, probably the longest period of abstinence this year and long may it continue.
Had a few thoughts of calling for a punt as well this morning when going into town for a bit of shopping, but luckily I was able to resist, but can't get too complacent, will have to try and put up a few more barriers.
49 days gamble free
Sunday is upon us, almost the afternoon but what to do ? already been out for a few hours this morning to car boot but feeling restless (usually would nip off to town or local arcade for a few hours - will not succumb to these thoughts today.)
So the question is what do I do, stay at home and do a few chores, nip to one of the local outlets to see if I can find a few bargains or have a ride out somewhere and take dog for a good walk. Really fancy a proper Sunday dinner with all the trimmings although this would mean a trip to the pub and not sure if I could resist the flashing lights while I waited for a table.
Well I suppose I'm going to have to do some thing or I'm going to be stuck to this sofa all day.
Till later ............
8 weeks passed now since I last had a punt on the slots, having a few random thoughts of late of playing them and also occasional dream, but I'm determined not to succumb to these. Not a problem usually through the week as I'm busy with work it's just the weekend when I'm at risk although I try to keep myself busy.
Day 57 passed, still not succumbed to slots, spent best part of day sleeping, spent last night sat up watching dog after she was stung/bitten or something else which caused here face to swell and lumps all over body, luckily she's ok now all swelling gone and most of lumps. 1st time I've had a dog with an allergy problem.
57 days gamble free
Another week passed and still G.f, that's 9 weeks now, easily the longest period in the last couple of years I've been gamble free.
Had plenty of thoughts/urges of playing the slots the last couple of days, thinking it will not hurt, but managed to stay away so far.
This is the danger zone, the feelings of despair from previous gambling sessions having long gone. Will have to keep my guard up, maybe try self exclusion although I don't trust myself yet to be able to go into an arcade centre and not play the machines.
Here's to staying free from the slots.
Till next time.......
Another week notched up without the slots, gamble free although been having a few urges/thoughts of playing the slots.
Why is it when time has passed you have the thoughts of just a quick punt, I'll only spend a swift £20, when you really know once that £20 has gone, you'll put another then another & another in the machine and not stop until it's all gone.
Luckily I've not succumbed to the urges and don't intend to.
It's now 10 weeks since my last session on the machines and here's to another 10.
70 days out of a possible 159 free of the slots.
Till next time ........
11 weeks in so far still free of the slots, although I nearly succumbed last night. Don't know why, was just out walking the dog and all I could think of was having a quick punt on my favourite games, running through all the various outcomes in my head, loosing a load of cash, dropping a few jackpots and coming away with more than I started with.
Luckily I was able to resist, but the thoughts are still there lurking around in the back of my head.
Today is going to be a difficult day, going to have to keep my guard up and leave my cash cards at home.