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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby getting_better » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:20 am

RicardoG wrote:Thanks NSR.

I'm quite happy to see a note or reply from either you or Aries.

Yes, thanks for your support. It means a lot.
I wanted to read my previous posts, and I didn't delay after seeing your message here.

Here lies a great repository of feedback sharing advices on being GF. But I'm quite surprised why it is extremely silent in here. Either many have not discovered this site, or people knows how to be GF already.

I will continue posting in an own thread that I created, so that it can be my single point of journaling or sharing my thought/experience while on the recovery process.



Thanks RicardoG. Yes, here is enough of material to make you understand - If you want to and you are ready to understand. And I hope you are. Read your posts over and over again. Until you fall asleep.
3+ years gamble free. My biggest trigger in years - Biden's presidential victory. I didn't do it although I knew the outcome. It was hard. My wife is involved in my world and she even let me do whatever I wanted to do, but reminded my that I'll be gambling. It was enough for me.
I wish y'all all the strength and happiness in the world.

Thank you NewSunRising for your support and encouragement. Now that I'm in the Americas I hope we can meet one day and have a lunch together with other gamble/addiction free (or not) members from this forum who have helped us on our way.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby RicardoG » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:00 am

It is good to see the success examples here.
Glad to know getting_better than you are able to stay GF for 3 years over.
Yeah, I also was certain that Biden would win.
But for us, winning or losing the bet doesn't matter to us anymore. Our mind are kinda twisted, especially since we are ex-gambling addict.
It is the same effect that alcohol has to a ex-alcoholic.

I have the problem with smoking too, but the trigger is mainly from gambling. So if I quit gambling, my other bad stuff also dies with it.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:13 am

Happy New Year to all !

I wish everyone a happy and gamble-free New Year ! Keep safe and keep hope .

6 years / 2193 days
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby Aries411 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:32 pm

Aww, you posted before I could. I knew I should have posted it before I went to bed.

Congratulations NSR on this amazing achievement. You have been a guiding beacon all these years and this forum would not be the same without you!

I was trying to attach my 6 Year Cake, but apparently the Board Attachment Quota has been reached... :(
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:01 am

Thank you Aries !

The last year has not been without its struggles . Coming here and reading our members posts and your heart-felt support to them has helped see me through . I accept that staying gamble-free will never be easy but I know in my heart it will always be possible .

I wish you and all our forum friends , past and present , a New Year of strength and recovery .

I'm OK without cake . I had far too much of the real thing over the Holidays . Time to hit the treadmill . :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby getting_better » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:57 pm

4 years and 3 months.

I actually thought they were only 3+ years (as I wrote one week ago). The good news is once you pass your first or second year you stop counting because you don't really think about gambling. The bad news is the gambling still thinks about you and it calls you back time to time.

I was very tempted to bet on Biden's presidential victory, but eventually I couldn't do it. I need to thank my wife for that too. She didn't forbid me to place the bet, but she made it clear that she was against it. This is the second time she helps me tremendously to overcome a craving.

The first time was about three years ago and in that occasion she had to literally physically stop me from placing the bet at the bookies counter. There was no violence invloved, she just stopped in front of me on my way to the counter. I was drunk and out of control, but she looked me in the eyes and reminded me how hard I have struggled to stay gamble free (I was around one year GF at that point) and how much I will hate myself the next day regardless the outcome of the bet.

I accept that I will have to live with this addiction for the rest of my life I just hope that I will always have in my life people who care for me. People who love me and help me do the right thing.
The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection. There is a beautiful video about this in my signature below I hope you'll find the time to see it (I fixed the previous link which wasn't working).

I wish y'all a Happy New Year full of health and happiness. I wish the orthodox Christians a Merry Christmas.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby yahoocoau » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:15 am

Hi All
My 623rd day gambling/ bet free :)

I have saved a lot of money and loving my life.

I only achieved this by reading a lot of posts on this forum.

This is still a dark secret and no one knows about it except you guys.

Thanks All and good luck to those who are trying

I will repeat myself again that you will have to forget about the money you lost. I Know it is very hard, but after a few month you will be fine.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:45 am

Congratulations Yahoocoau !

I love updates like yours . Thank you for coming back and sharing your success with us . It's gratifying and inspiring to know you are doing well and living a life free from gambling .

Stay strong !
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby RicardoG » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:25 pm

Congrats yahoocoau for your posting here and your updates. I read some of your past posting.
I have the same problem with you, soccer betting.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby riseNfast » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:45 am

I finally see the light. This pandemic has helped me in my gambling recovery as it makes it impossible for me to gamble because the casinos in our region had been closed during a mandatory lockdown, and I cannot afford to gamble because of the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic.

Now that the government has eased the community quarantine, casinos are starting to open. But the sheer number of days that I have not gambled plus the lessons that this pandemic has taught me made me lose interest in gambling.

312 days gamble free :)
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