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Mixer

Member since:
03.12.2016

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I am a (recovering)compulsive gambler and always will be. I'm putting in place another big effort to try and stop this destructive habit, with extra practical measures to help bolster my campaign. I remind myself day of a simple maxim I must adhere to: "Today, whatever the provocation, I will not gamble. Absolute misery, or living a life as it's meant to be lived, is the choice." To make bloody sure I don't buckle - because I'm very sneaky as a 'polished' compulsive gambler - I've passed full financial control to my wife. We both revisit this 'policy' regularly to make sure I say on track. It's the only way and I accept this.

I haven't gambled for

434

days

Date Post
10-01-2018   Abstainer (Stephen) - thank you very much for your kind words; they are really appreciated  :) C…
09-01-2018   Good evening/morning everyone! I hope you're having a good week. To everyone who's checked in :) …
09-01-2018 (It still pinged!) …
09-01-2018 Very funny ODAAT :) :) :) …
09-01-2018 Hi ODAAT - thank you for the post on the Chatroom Thread just now. I declare it the shortest post on…
09-01-2018 (The delay was because I'd just stepped in the shower. But I couldn't ignore the ping for long!) …
09-01-2018 Indeed so ODAAT! How are you tonight? :) …
09-01-2018 Some may be wondering. Do I sit here, waiting for a post? The answer? No. I've set up a macro. When …
09-01-2018 Hi Bal, May I belatedly wish you all the best. I write because I'm on the train tomorrow from Euston…
09-01-2018 Chatroom open. I'm here if you fancy a chat. No worries if you don't :) …
09-01-2018 We're closing now. But ... we're here! …
09-01-2018 *** Chatroom Thread Open *** Fancy a chat? Nows the time!  …
09-01-2018 Hi Deidre, Thank you for the reply. I naturally fully realise that you need to juggle the resources …
09-01-2018 Hey Stephen, I hope today's going as well as it can be for you. I notice you're talking about funera…
08-01-2018 And a very good night to you, Degen (sorry about the delay there; had to take an urgent phone call!)…
08-01-2018 Thanks Degen; I have been treating myself, and my family - Amazon is my new 'addiction' - although s…
08-01-2018 Hey, that's great you're keeping gambling free.... and it's good to keep busy. I'm Ok, Day 150 today…
08-01-2018 Hi Degen! So do I mate. How are you tonight? …
08-01-2018 *** CHATROOM THREAD OPEN *** Monday, 8th January - 9pm            Fancy a chat? Just post 'hel…
08-01-2018 It's quiet here but no matter. The Chatroom Thread reopens at 9pm tonight! …
08-01-2018 The Chatroom Thread is Open! I'm unable to chat for a while ... but if we have two or more here, we …
08-01-2018 Thank you so such Chartom, Stephen for your kind messages. Onwards we go in search of that better li…
08-01-2018 That's a fantastic post Slot Fool :) …
08-01-2018 This Chatroom Thread opens tonight at 7-8pm, 9-10pm. Determined not to gamble? Want to talk about it…
08-01-2018 Determined to stop gambling? Want to stop? So do we. Why not chat to like-minded souls like you on t…
08-01-2018 Want to talk to a group of like-minded people tonight? Fed up with gambling? Visit us here tonight a…
07-01-2018 Hi Forum Admin, Re, the Chatroom Thread idea (which ran tonight, from 8-9pm). If you think it's viab…
07-01-2018 Actually you're right, SJB ... there's no limit :) Night SJB :) …
07-01-2018 *** CHATROOM THREAD Closed for the evening *** *** Back tomorrow, from 7-8pm *** …
07-01-2018 Thank you, SJB ... yes, time's up. It's worth keeping to the times! It's been great chatting with yo…
07-01-2018 Yes you're right SJB but I wonder if that stark message always gets through... …
07-01-2018 Interesting point Bal and there's a big difference between the two states. I guess wanting to stop l…
07-01-2018 I wonder how many new members, startng their dairies, will keep them going, or seek and act on advic…
07-01-2018 Yes, I know what you mean SJB. I gambled from a young age (living next to an arcade didn't help). So…
07-01-2018 I've noticed, perhaps not surprsingly, a big increase in new diaries, some of the surge possibly rel…
07-01-2018 Yes; it's tough alone SJB. My mum lives alone, but she says there's a world of difference between be…
07-01-2018 Agreed Bal, 99% blocks in place will let through the sneaky 1% more than likely :) ! …
07-01-2018 Agreed SJB. There are 5 stages of 'grief' we go through when stopping gambling: denial, anger, barga…
07-01-2018 I couldn't agree more with you Bal.  Half-hearted measures will guarantee a half-hearted response. …
07-01-2018 That's lovely SJB. I'm not blessied with too much 'scenery' where I love although beaches aren't too…
07-01-2018 What's interesting Bal, is that '1000 days' doesn't come around that often. 10 days, yep, 100 days, …
07-01-2018 You're exactly right, SJB - my 5 year old is an absolute Dad. I'm an 'older' Dad and thought all thi…
07-01-2018 Yes, not too bad thanks Bal. Just chewing the cud with SJB! A nice and relaxed Sunday vibe. How's yo…
07-01-2018 And may I congratulate you, Bal, on 1000 days gambling free :) !!!! …
07-01-2018 Hi Bal, a very good evening to you! …
07-01-2018 Yeah, not too bad thank you. Out with my son to the kid's playcentre (he's 5!), so he liked that. Ap…
07-01-2018 Yes, it is do-able if we stick at it; I make very sure that I don't have cash on me; I don't have a …
07-01-2018 Have you had a good weekend SJB? …
07-01-2018 I agree, it is all about little steps. That's why I fully subscribe to keeping gambling free one day…
07-01-2018 Yes, without a moderator we kept it going just fine eh! And you're right, we've got to keep on movin…

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