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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby GmblrMomNoMore » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:41 pm

3 weeks today!

What really has made a difference to me is doing a lot of reading up on how casinos/lotteries are run, how they are made to lure us in and hook us, and what happens to people who do get hooked. Opened my eyes and really took out a lot of my desire to gamble. (Did you know 80% of lottery profits come from 10% of the people who play?)

I also read up on what I could do with the money. If you spend $25 a week playing the lottery (doesn't seem like much,huh?), after 10 years, you probably will have none of that $25 a week (I didn't anyways - and I spent more than that a week) If instead you stick it in a cookie jar (not even a bank earning insterest!) you would have $13,000. To think I could have that much saved just from not spending $25 a week astounds me.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby buster1969 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:11 pm

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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby GmblrMomNoMore » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:25 pm

25 days!
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Postby buster1969 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:12 pm

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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby GmblrMomNoMore » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:23 am

30 day!

for the most part it has been easier than I expected.

I had one rough day, Dec 23rd, I had an evening with no plans, and no one else home. I could not stop thinking about going to the casino... but I self excluded, don't know the pin number to my debit card, so I don't have easy access to cash in the evening. Plus I reread all my journal posts I have written (I have an app on my phone) and that really helped me get past it. Very thankful I didn't give in.
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby StuckinNV » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:06 am

Dec 27 was 8 month!

Congrats to all those doing so well! Keep working hard!
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby godsgreat » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:52 pm

Sorry for posting although it is not a day but its been 4 hours.. since i have gambled...

I hope to post every week... for ever and ever....
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby buster1969 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:14 am

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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby GmblrMomNoMore » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:02 pm

40 days!
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Re: Post Number Of Days Gamble Free

Postby NewSunRising » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:39 pm

godsgreat wrote:Sorry for posting although it is not a day but its been 4 hours.. since i have gambled...

I hope to post every week... for ever and ever....


Godsgreat - 4 hours will become 1 day , 1 day will become 1 week ... You have nothing to say Sorry for . 4 hours without gambling is a WIN . There was a time when I couldn't even go that long .

I have 5 days GF. I almost went to see a friend of mine to say Happy New Year . She works right next door to a casino . I thought about it and decided that I'm not strong enough to get that close to temptation yet . I'll call her instead .

Today I paid a bill ahead of time . Baby steps !
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