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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.