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Doing Well But Had Some Urges Last Week by youneverknow on Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:35 pm
The weirdest thing this week is that I've thought about gambling. I mean thought about going out to gamble. And I don't know why.

It's been over 2 years and 7 months since my last bet and don't worry, I plan to keep it going, but for some reason that I can't figure out, I've had serious thoughts about gambling again.

I've gone over the last month and nothing out of the ordinary has occurred. Work is a little stressful, but not too terrible. So I'm at a loss.

Maybe I'm at some milestone in quitting that I'm unaware of. At this point it really doesn't matter. What DOES matter is that I've said 'Today I will not gamble. Never again.' and MEANT it.

I don't mean to depress anyone shooting for their own long term journey. It doesn't necessarily mean you'll get hit with urges too at such a great length of time. But if it helps, I can tell you that the battle doesn't even compare to when I was at 2 weeks. The urges are a LOT less intense as well.

I'm not stressing over the urges themselves but over the unknown cause(s).

Oh well, maybe I'll discover it, maybe not, but at least I can say I'm STILL gambling-free and life is still great.

It's been awhile since I posted so I thought if ever there was a week to log back in and blog, it's this one. :-) And you know what? I'm glad I'm only writing about urges and not slips. I'm still winning this battle and that's all I ever wanted so I won't complain any more. In fact I'm going to wallow in the unbelievable fact that I am more than half way through my THIRD year of being free from gambling!!! WOO HOO!

I hope everyone's fighting the good fight too and finding their own successes. After all, we all have the same goal... to just get through today. And we're doing it!!! All the best to anyone reading this.

Today I will not gamble. Never again.

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lucid? not always.. by GreenAngel on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:49 am
My doctor said my heart problems are from severe stress and anxiety so she perscribed a pill. Without asking if I'd been on it before. I have. Twice. It didn't work either time. I suspect ill have to stay...

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over by gwonz321 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:45 am
im so over this.

lets see what tomorrow brings, but for now I'm not moving.

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Waking up is hard to do by OMNICELL on Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:03 pm
So; Im starting to wake up; its like being re birthed back onto earth from an earth mother!

I wake up again in another time and place! Wondering what will be different this time!
Im aware its all...

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getting over old family issues! Home Town! by OMNICELL on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:08 pm
Im not from a home town! I was pulled out of my life or childhood to early!

Im not from anywhere! I was brought up to the age of 10 and dumped off! I was not prepared, nor did I think this would...

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New by Jess8909 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:10 pm
Not sure how this forum works, however I am new, and just looking for more people like me that can relate to everyday life. We never know what people around us are going through, and that thought alone...

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Re: Where we've been by Jess8909 on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:43 am
I know I don't know you, but thank you for sharing. I am kind of in the same position about to be homeless BUT I would love to get back in school and complete a year! It's great that some things are slowly...

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Re: New by Jess8909 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:44 pm
Thank you so much for the welcome!! The welcome has been the best thing that has happened to me this year!

Re: New by Snaga on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:11 am
Plenty of company here sweets, webzine to PF!

Re: hey by Snaga on Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:45 am
Welcome to PF!

Re: jittery by Snaga on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:10 pm

Kudos on stopping the recreational drugs!

As for the rest... hugs, sweetie. Take care of yourself as much as you can.

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