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spuggy27
(@spuggy27)

Wanted to share with you my first week of not gambling:

Monday - determined im going to do this as many times ive wanted too but carried it out... Started on here reading some inspiring stories
Tuesday - Installed Gamban on all my devices and found myself doing anything but watch football as that is normally the urge to bet

Wednesday -  Work kept me busy so could not think of anything else.. also went for a walk late on the night
Thursday - Good day, no thoughts of wanting to gamble and spent a bit of time on PS4 after work which kept me occupied
Friday - Strange one.. as i was already worried about the saturday coming up and how i was going to handle it, managed Friday well with spending time with the family watching TV
Saturday - Woke up with the mindset - NO GAMBLING TODAY! i kept thinking of the other ways i could spend my money.. this took us too looking at upcoming holidays, watched 1st half chelsea game at noon noticed i wasnt intrested in at all.. due to not betting on it i suppose, so 2 pm came... Got me daughter and took her and her cousin to the park for a good 2 hours.. to me it felt great knowing i wasnt sinking in to me settee watching Jeff and the boys losing £10/£20's every hour... Saturday night Watched liverpool game and enjoyed it as a whole for the game itsself with no urges... Saturday done 🙂
Sunday - Not going to lie tough tough day, Food shop on the morning , Mrs not well with toothache, Me & Daughter went out on Bike ride at noon (maybe this was too early) go back and watched the footy from 2 onwards, dont get me wrong i was thinking bout betting but i normally do this particular bet on any match i watch so was hoping it wasnt going to come in so that kept me interested in a way hoping it wasnt coming in.. and it didnt - Result! Boring day all in all sunday need to space my activities out...
And this morning felt great.. no dredd that i had lost allsorts of money over weekend even managed a 5k hopefully i can become addicted to exercise now...

Any first timers reading this..... install Gamban! this is a great tool..
PS is there were a do a diary? couldnt find where so just put it here..

Good luck everyone

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Posted : 22nd February 2021 1:07 pm
40 year old dad
(@40-year-old-dad)

great stuff well done , im same finding in my early days just keeping busy main thing.Im trying to think about wife  and daughter and focus on them and making them happy , rather than feeling sorr for myself.Although we obviously all get challenging thoughts and feelings each day.Just got to battle through it , my family needs best version of me .Well done on the walking too , i find that helps to clear head and excersise, well done keep it going :).

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Posted : 22nd February 2021 2:24 pm
Soysauce147
(@soysauce147)

Well done spuggy27 and keep up with the good work. 

Xoi

Ps Stay sane, safe, calm and take one day at a time 

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Posted : 22nd February 2021 3:06 pm
Sassaman
(@sassaman)

Well done, mate. Keeping yourself busy and making steady progress. A ray of positivity.

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Posted : 22nd February 2021 5:10 pm
Beat_gambling_today
(@beat_gambling_today)
Posted by: spuggy27

Wanted to share with you my first week of not gambling:

Monday - determined im going to do this as many times ive wanted too but carried it out... Started on here reading some inspiring stories
Tuesday - Installed Gamban on all my devices and found myself doing anything but watch football as that is normally the urge to bet

Wednesday -  Work kept me busy so could not think of anything else.. also went for a walk late on the night
Thursday - Good day, no thoughts of wanting to gamble and spent a bit of time on PS4 after work which kept me occupied
Friday - Strange one.. as i was already worried about the saturday coming up and how i was going to handle it, managed Friday well with spending time with the family watching TV
Saturday - Woke up with the mindset - NO GAMBLING TODAY! i kept thinking of the other ways i could spend my money.. this took us too looking at upcoming holidays, watched 1st half chelsea game at noon noticed i wasnt intrested in at all.. due to not betting on it i suppose, so 2 pm came... Got me daughter and took her and her cousin to the park for a good 2 hours.. to me it felt great knowing i wasnt sinking in to me settee watching Jeff and the boys losing £10/£20's every hour... Saturday night Watched liverpool game and enjoyed it as a whole for the game itsself with no urges... Saturday done 🙂
Sunday - Not going to lie tough tough day, Food shop on the morning , Mrs not well with toothache, Me & Daughter went out on Bike ride at noon (maybe this was too early) go back and watched the footy from 2 onwards, dont get me wrong i was thinking bout betting but i normally do this particular bet on any match i watch so was hoping it wasnt going to come in so that kept me interested in a way hoping it wasnt coming in.. and it didnt - Result! Boring day all in all sunday need to space my activities out...
And this morning felt great.. no dredd that i had lost allsorts of money over weekend even managed a 5k hopefully i can become addicted to exercise now...

Any first timers reading this..... install Gamban! this is a great tool..
PS is there were a do a diary? couldnt find where so just put it here..

Good luck everyone

Congratulations Spuggy. Feel the energy reading your post and you should be proud. You had one busy week and much busier than most people I know, who would have thought you are in recovery?! Good on you and this is a success story waiting to happen. Keep those blocks in place, keep planning ahead and enjoy being set free. You are a winner if you don’t gamble. Simple as that. Keep us updated with your progress

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Posted : 22nd February 2021 11:07 pm
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