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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Aries411 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:46 pm

5 weeks is awesome! I hope you are able to set a new record and surpass 4 months.

What has been helping you keep gamble free over the past few weeks?
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NotFunAnymore » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:59 am

Hello Everyone,

It's been 90 Days!

I still can't believe it ! I am so very thankful that I finally accepted my problem and sought out help. My only question to myself is why did I wait so long?
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Aries411 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Congratulations on hitting 3 months!

Acceptance and seeking help is one of the most important first steps to fighting this addiction.

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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby yahoocoau » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 pm

213 days and no sports bets!
I can watch football without betting on it, but I dont enjoy watching any sports now :(. Is this normal? I feel watching football is waste of time, whereas when I used to bet on it...I used to watch each and every match that was live on tv.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Aries411 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:10 pm

I find it quite normal. I lost interest in lots of sports after not betting on them (football, baseball, soccer, hockey). The only sport I follow occasionally is basketball now. Now we can use our time for something more productive and constructive.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Jemerson2015 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:45 am

About a month ago I went over 6 years and didn't even realize it. Today is day 2,222

It feels 2 great, sometimes I have 2 much fun by not gambling and my life is at least 2 times better than it was when I still gambled.

I love talking compulsive gambling with people who understand it and have been through it.

If I can get to where I am any one of you can do the same. I did crazy things to be able to gamble. I've driven hundreds of miles through horrible conditions to get to a casino. I've raided my wife's bank account to get money to gamble with. I've lost so much that I've had to negotiate with owners of flop house motels that I'd pay them in the morning when my paycheck came through, I've also lost two jobs because of gambling.

I've also seen that the grass is definitely greener on the non-gambling side. Somebody got my parents scratchers for Christmas and they wanted me to help them. They didn't think of it but it would have been asking an alcoholic how a certain wine tastes. I just don't need the rush.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:44 am

Thank you for a most inspiring post Jemerson2015 !

Life is better without gambling in it , a difference comparable to Heaven vs Hell . I never in my life thought that I would become a gambling addict . It still seems like a surreal nightmare sometimes .

1821 days today and January 1 , 2020 will mark the completion of my 5th year of recovery . I am very , very grateful for that .

Congratulations to you and I wish you a lifetime of no gambling .
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Aries411 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:19 am

That is quite an accomplishment Jemerson,

As many have found, the recovery process at the start can be quite turbulent, but as time goes on, it gets easier. What has helped you the most in maintaining your recovery?

On a side note. Congratulations NSR! You have been an inspiration to many on this forum, including myself and I'll be sure to put that cake in the oven :D
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:07 pm

I'll be looking forward to that cake ! :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby bitcoin gambler » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:48 pm

bitcoin gambler wrote:0 days and 2 hours.

Almost 5 years since I signed up on this forum, and I still struggle with this addiction. When I first joined this forum I was earning about $2k a month, this is now well over $10k a month, my Christmas bonus was $80k last year and today I have $5000 in the bank left, that's all I have. I gambled it all away. I owe $50k in taxes next month which I can pay in instalments, after paying tax and my monthly expenses I will have $2k left a month. My parents think I have made it, I moved abroad, I earn an insane amount of money. Yet I am scared for when they find out that in truth I have nothing. I have (manageable for now) debts, no savings, no retirement, nothing.
There's a good chance I will be out of job in 6-12 months (company I work for is not profitable and is running out of money), my next job will certainly be a lot lower paid.
I'm 26 years old now, purely counting the money I spend on gambling (and not even talking about non realised investment gains) I could have retired in my low 30s, yet I am starting from scratch, again.

I apologies if I sound entitled or likewise, I just needed to write it somewhere. I have no one to share I can talk to.


My last message was in April and that was not the last time that I gambled. But the good news is I'm at 123 days gambling free now.

I struggled with porn and gambling addiction for sooo many years. I believe I now overcame both and found my purpose in actively helping others overcoming their addiction too.
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