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holycrosser
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Made it to another weekend without wasting one penny.
Today I'm off on another walk plus I have a dog to look after,gonna avoid sport today by walking during 1pm -4pm , then gonna cook a meal tonight.need plans for Sunday which may involve painting .Today I won't gamble, have a great gambling free weekend folks

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Posted : 30th March 2019 5:51 am
holycrosser
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Major hiccup today money wise, deal fell through and I have to pay back quite a chunk of it, got my mind thinking “gamble” get it back, I really had those old thoughts in a panic.....however I will just have to pay it and suffer, i won’t go back to trying to win my way out of it, nothing missed money wise but profit all gone, glad I resisted and I’m now on a nice walk.staying strong.

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Posted : 30th March 2019 2:23 pm
Paulscottb
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Well played sir. Almost weather for the golf again. I totally get that thing where there’s a disappointment with or need to spend money the immediate reaction is to try and get the bookies to pay for it I reckon that thought process will go in time

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Posted : 30th March 2019 5:35 pm
holycrosser
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Paulscottb wrote:

Well played sir. Almost weather for the golf again. I totally get that thing where there’s a disappointment with or need to spend money the immediate reaction is to try and get the bookies to pay for it I reckon that thought process will go in time

Tbh it’s one of my biggest triggers, it’s far too early I’ve realised, I panic , gamble , then think w*f did I do that for, I’m learning that spending money on a budget is what normal people do every day....most of my gambling has been to try and pay bills and keep afloat.

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Posted : 30th March 2019 9:29 pm
holycrosser
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Today I’m going on a walk now, then footy watching this afternoon, chilling and will not gamble today

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Posted : 31st March 2019 11:09 am
NT
 NT
(@nt)

Hope you enjoyed the walk, the footy and the chilling.

Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me!

NT

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Posted : 31st March 2019 7:06 pm
holycrosser
(@holycrosser)

Thanks yes had 2 good walks and the footy was a great watch.planned to paint but that's for another day.19 days now gamble free

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Posted : 31st March 2019 8:29 pm
holycrosser
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Day 20 begins working week.today I will not gamble and I will avoid bookie routes etc.i hate them

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Posted : 1st April 2019 6:17 am
holycrosser
(@holycrosser)

20 days done now, gambling free , no dramas today

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Posted : 1st April 2019 7:06 pm
holycrosser
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Another day and I’ve no intention of gambling

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 8:02 am
holycrosser
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Another day and I’ve no intention of gambling

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 8:02 am
holycrosser
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Decided today to stop listening to Talk Sport. I drive a lot and I’m now switching to five live.

TS has now got gambling ads etc on all the time, it’s a disgrace of a radio station now, it used to be a good listen but now it’s a must avoid for any gambler, this industry is un relentlessly in pursuit of gamblers to bet on everything until we are all skint, they have no shame and know exactly who and when to target folk, I’m beginning to hate them.

Rant over

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 12:46 pm
Paulscottb
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Can I recommend a sport related podcast for long drives - Johnny Vaughans Kickabout is excellent. A humorous look at the weekend sport and not a gambling advert in sight.

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 6:05 pm
holycrosser
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Paulscottb wrote:

Can I recommend a sport related podcast for long drives - Johnny Vaughans Kickabout is excellent. A humorous look at the weekend sport and not a gambling advert in sight.

Cheers mate I will, never listened to a podcast in my life. Having money and buying things is still a bit new to me, I used to want to win the money, the fear of spending like normal folk has been a big trigger all my life but I’m getting over it, I’m watching the spend as I’m on a budget and gladly I’ve no urge to gamble at all.Knowing the first time I do it will mean I have no chance of the GF life I want is driving me on.Little things like at work today when they want to start a sweep stake for the Grand National I just said no I don’t gamble ,it felt good, not one penny will I waste.today I didn’t gamble.

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 8:29 pm
Paulscottb
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I have wondered how I will deal with situations like the sweep stake situation you were in. I feel you did the right thing. Sometimes I get invited to corporate hospitality at the football and traditionally everyone chips in for an accumulator coupon. I think people will be a bit surprised when I decline but it would still perhaps be the door creeping open to old ways and lead to chasing the loss of even a small amount of money.

It feels good to look at the bank account with much more certainty and clarity and almost kind of re learn the value of money. When I lost I was ridiculously frugal with money, and when I won I was ridiculously extravagant or just plain careless.

Keep up the excellent work and support that I see you give others on here mate.

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Posted : 2nd April 2019 9:08 pm
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