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Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Dear all,

94 days gamble free for me so why start a diary now?

Well it's quite simple really. I have come so far and never ever want to go back to those dark, horrible, days ever of lumping every penny I had into a bookies FOBT.

This nearly cost me my marriage and despite a big debt we are working through it.

I have only started posting recently on this site and have taken great inspiration from the diaries and successes of others in getting over this horrible horrible addiction. And this site is proof it can be done.

At present (and for the last 94 days) I have had no access to money or cards which has helped me no end!!. But at some stage I will get them back but not at the moment. I do not want them back. Wifey gives me pennies and I provide receipts. Easy!!

The urges have lessened but I still want to completely focus on beating this hence the diary.

Thanks for listening everybody and thanks for all the inspiration.

Keep posting all and best wishes.

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Posted : 16th July 2015 3:40 pm
I wished
(@i-wished)

Hey Balvaird, thanks for your message and welcome to the diary forum.

With an amazing 94 days under your belt, you are already on the right road to recovery.

Keep winning by abstaining and maintaining.

Best wishes Suzanne xx

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Posted : 16th July 2015 4:17 pm
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Day 95 and nearly at 3 figures.

E mail at work when I got in. Invitation to a day at the races.

Certainly not - have politely declined

Be good everyone

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Posted : 17th July 2015 8:42 am
I wished
(@i-wished)

Great going 95 days and if you want a day out, a day at the coast, would be so much healthier and sooo much cheaper lol.

Keep going.

Suzanne xxx

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Posted : 17th July 2015 9:18 am
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Ice cream and candy floss
Mmmmm

Have a good day x

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Posted : 17th July 2015 9:24 am
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Good morning everyone. Day 96 today and no urges to gamble.

Shopping with wifey today. Will pass 3 bookies on route, but no intentions to go in.

Will pick kids up from work and have a cheeky cold one.

Have a gamble free day everyone.

Best wishes x

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Posted : 18th July 2015 8:22 am
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Passed the three establishments in question. No urges whatsoever.

Feels good.

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Posted : 18th July 2015 3:53 pm
goodbyemrchips
(@goodbyemrchips)

Balvaird I am in awe of the number of days you have notched up, well done to you. Keep going strong and keep resisting any urges that come your way... If the urges aren't coming your way you're doing much better than I am!

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Posted : 18th July 2015 7:49 pm
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Thanks for your kind words.

You can and you will get there as well. Keep posting on the forum. It does help. There are people on here who can help us all and continue to do so.

Wishing you all the best for the future

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Posted : 18th July 2015 9:17 pm
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Good morning everyone.

Day 97. Will finish painting the bedroom and either go fishing or watch the golf this avo. Never bet on sporting events so no issues there.

No urges to gamble

Have a good day everyone

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Posted : 19th July 2015 7:29 am
I wished
(@i-wished)

Morning Balvaird,

97 days that century is in near sight lol, keep going and stay strong.

Suzanne xxx

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Posted : 19th July 2015 8:28 am
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Wifey has announced we are going on a cruise around the Black Sea next year so better continue to save those pennies. Couldn't have planned this when addicted to the FOBT. Time we go should coincide with stopping gambling for over a year. Double celebration.

Also the issue about having to lose 4 stone which I put on through gambling stress eating.

Salad for lunch tomorrow.
Yum Yum!!

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Posted : 19th July 2015 9:00 pm
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Good morning everyone.

Day 98 gamble free. Long may it continue. Back at work now although may be on me travels during the week. Couple of nights in a hotel will do!.

No urges at all to gamble

Have a fab gamble free week everyone.

Best wishes

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Posted : 20th July 2015 7:35 am
Bal
 Bal
(@bal)

Good morning everyone.

99 days gamble free. Off to BIrmingham today on the train for a meeting. Wifey has given me cash. In the past I would have headed for the nearest bookies as soon as I found one. Today, I think I will have lunch instead.

Have a good day everyone x

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Posted : 21st July 2015 6:19 am
I wished
(@i-wished)

99 red balloons are flying by lol,

Keep strong.

Suzanne xxx

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Posted : 21st July 2015 6:39 am
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