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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby buster1969 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:04 am

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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Seeking Tranquility » Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:44 am

Hiya everyone,

My first ever post on this forum. Day 3 for me. Being the solitude-liking individual that I am, online gambling was my form of destruction of choice. But - goodbye gambling and good riddance! I'm probably in the pit of hell many of you know or have known - in an absolutely terrible state financially, emotionally, and physically from years of subjecting myself and others in my life to abuse through my gambling.

There are a multitude of reasons I don't want to gamble... literally EVERY aspect of your life suffers! I don't want to be a slave any longer and I want to remember how to make positive choices!

gambling fool - I'm a big NUFC fan! Or at least I used to be. Been too busy gambling to be passionate about anything at all.

Off to rest my eyes. Another reason not to gamble - my eyes seriously have suffered from the ridiculous amount of time spent staring at the computer screen watching the dumb reels go round (taking a piece of my sanity with each revolution). No more.

All the best to everyone here! To 90 and way beyond :-)
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby kidmurph » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:49 pm

Hey guys,
Last week I lasted 5 days without going sadly I lost around $450, when I went again.
But I think this will be one of the last day of stepping inside that casino for a long time, Losing that money really changed my perspective and made me realize I have to stop chasing my loss.

Anyway, Since Sunday I Havant been and I'm going to break my record of not going for 6 days now.

Goodluck guys, hope you all do well
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby buster1969 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:55 am

372 days.

I may sound like a broken record but I've been successful only because I go to GA meetings. I've made friends who 100% get my addiction because they share it too.

Prior to GA meetings I came on this forum, did nothing else and constantly had relapses. The room I go to has people who haven't gambled in almost 20 years who still come almost every week. I can tell you unconditionally that all of these people's lives are great. We don't sit around and tell sob stories, we talk about how much better things are now. Once you start attending meetings you'll see these people and want what they have and it will help motivate you to quit.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby hardknocklife » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:26 am

159 days since last bet, 6-27-14.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Prairie gal » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:41 am

I don't count days. Many find it helpful, but it's not for me. Back in May or June I went cold turkey. Since then I've spent maybe $25 on Scratch & Wins, went to the Casino once to claim my
birthday credit and ended up winning about $200 if I recall correctly. I got my free meal with my points and walked out with my profit and never returned.

I can't play internet slots which I find occasionally tempting because I've self-limited.
This is a must because otherwise I might get sucked in again. I delete any e-mails I get
from gambling sites.

I feel gamble free and consider it a blessing that I stopped myself early on before
I experienced large financial losses or a disruption to my life.

Actually, I rarely think of gambling.

All the best to those determined to quit. You CAN do it!
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby nextpaycheck » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:23 am

129 days.
Since I made the conscious decision to tell the South Point Casino in Las Vegas to go to hell, I have done so much with my income.
I have taken an 8 day trip to Boston with my son, spent huge $$$ on sporting events, gave our daughter an expensive birthday party, opened an deposited a substantial investment in an IRA, purchased both gold and silver, invested bi-weekly without fail in 2 stocks that are now valued at over $8K, paid off 10k in credit card debt, paid almost 17 months ahead on one car loan and just this week I purchased a $50k vehicle.
The thought of meandering into that or any other casino and sitting in front of a video poker to mindlessly surrender my family's financial resources makes me ill.
I know that I am and will always be susceptible to those impulses and I know that they are unforgiving. I have lost thousands in a sitting and I only left after exhausting all resources at any particular moment.
These past 4 months have been a true blessing and have given me both my life and my identity back.
Thank you to the folks who've given me the strength and the inspiration to abstain.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby nextpaycheck » Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:23 pm

I must make one thing perfectly clear...my username WAS me!
My annual income is over a 100K a year and yet I was broke every single Monday. I would be paid on a Friday and by Sunday evening I would be trying to figure out how to support myself and my family til my next paycheck.
I had no savings, no investments and I drove a jaelopy of a vehicle.
I would regularly play til I had lost not only all available funds but the funds for bills. I bounced checks like a Harlem Globetrotter... With great aplomb. I would leave work 2 hours into the day and come home late at night completely wiped out. The disgrace I felt from my concerned family was palpable.
Gambling almost destroyed me and this site gave me hope and I can tell you it doesn't happen overnight but with true will, determination and faith you can divorce yourself from gambling.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby GmblrMomNoMore » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:12 pm

12.

Not much, but it's a start!
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby nextpaycheck » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:51 pm

12?
Twelve?
12 days is awesome!
That's 12 days without a loss, 12 days of freedom.
How many people would love to be 12 days being gambling free?
In 30 days you'll be at 42...and that's how easy it is!
Congratulations my friend, 12 days is a great start.
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