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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

435

days

Date Post
18-12-2017 Checking in, thanks for the update Oldham. …
17-12-2017 Thank you for your kind words Stephen , sorry I'm a few days late in responding! We'll both hit that…
17-12-2017 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday, 17th December.   Here we are once …
16-12-2017 Hi Stephen  Great to see the one and only Sinatra making an appearance with some of the best lyrics…
14-12-2017 Checking in, Day 125. Living life as it should be lived, or misery? There's a choice, but only one o…
12-12-2017 Checking in. Looking forward to hearing about your day yesterday, Neveragain :) …
12-12-2017 Checking in; thanks as always Oldham  …
11-12-2017 Evening Stephen and great to hear that you're slowly on the mend. Above all else, our health comes f…
11-12-2017 Moorey - thank you for your kind comments, although I'm more relieved, in truth, that you are not ab…
10-12-2017 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday, 10th December.   Welcome, once aga…
08-12-2017 Slotfool - you're heading towards Striver - excellent; Morrey - as ever, delighted with your steely …
07-12-2017 Velvet - great to hear! Keep it going ... there is no reason to gamble :) …
06-12-2017 Hi Stephen, Like all of us, really sorry to hear you're in the wars my friend. So glad you're 'in th…
06-12-2017 Checking in; thank you for the update Neveragain :) …
06-12-2017 Checking in, Day 117. Sticking at it.  …
06-12-2017 Christer1 - thank you for your kind comments. It's fantastic that you've put your recent windfall to…
04-12-2017 Checking in, Day 115 :) …
04-12-2017 Hi Boxingdayfresh, Thank you for your thoughtful post - it's clear that you "get" this and this unde…
03-12-2017 *** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday, 3rd December. Here we are, three w…
02-12-2017 Hi Stephen I hope everything's Ok mate, still following your diary thread, always a must-read with s…
02-12-2017 Hello everyone and thank you for checking in; here's hoping, at what can be a difficult time of the …
01-12-2017 Checking in Day 112; gotta - and gonna - keep going  …
28-11-2017 Thank you for your kind comments, everyone. 46 and Out - may I pass reciprocal congratulations to y…
27-11-2017 Checking in Day 108 :) …
27-11-2017 Checking in, Day 108. Thanks as always Oldham. …
27-11-2017 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  Latest WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Monday, 27th November – time for our week…
26-11-2017 *** Rollcall Update *** Friends, Unfortunately I have been struck down by a heavy cold and have need…
25-11-2017 I hope you're having a great break Stephen, and also sense - I hope my instincts are right - you hav…
23-11-2017 Good evening everyone. Hang in there - it's not easy, this; but - that said, there is no excuse to g…
22-11-2017   Here's a thought, and it might NOT be a good idea, but you could consider showing your partner yo…
21-11-2017 Hi Stephen, you're 'back on the road' and that's the way to be. With you every step of the way my fr…
20-11-2017 Checking in on Dalmation Day (101); thank you as always Oldham …
19-11-2017 Checking in, Day 100! …
19-11-2017 Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind messages. I am touched and they are very appreciated.  I…
19-11-2017 ** GURU CHALLENGE -  12th WEEKLY ROLLCALL!  *** It's Sunday 19th November – time for our weekly …
18-11-2017 I hope you have a great time at these birthday parties - you bloody enjoy 'em Stephen.  …
18-11-2017 Marson - good to see 20 days under your belt; let's see you - one day at a time - hit 30.  Moorey -…
17-11-2017 Thank you very much for your kind words 4D which have genuinely inspired me. You are right - I have …
17-11-2017 Here's a post from Josh280, posted today. Hi Stephen.  I’m a long time reader of the recovery dia…
17-11-2017 Hi, everyone! Chartom - thank you for your kind words. Mitch - thanks for the 'heads up' about claim…
17-11-2017 Hi Stephen, Firstly, full kudos for being honest and upfront about your relapse. Secondly, you have …
16-11-2017   Thank you Velvet, 4D for your kind words.I had my scans yesterday and await my results. Meantime,…
16-11-2017 It's interesting, Sbb, that when we've gone gambling-free for a while the urges continue to call us …
16-11-2017 Thanks for checking in everyone and for your kind comments. And welcome Veebee to the Challenge! Rem…
15-11-2017 Hi Stephen,  As you rightly posted on my diary thread, I posted on your diary this morning but it d…
15-11-2017 Checking in, Day 96 - like Tri, recovering, not recovered. But giving it a damned good go. It has to…
15-11-2017 Agreed, Katiecoo; some great posts all round.  Matty4beccy15 - there's some sound advice here my fr…
15-11-2017 (dup post) …
13-11-2017 Hang in there Sbb. I read an article today and thought of you; you'll approve. Google " Daily Mail h…
13-11-2017 Your (excellent, respectful) final sentence sums it up, Stephen: how precious our life is, and how w…

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