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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby RicardoG » Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:57 am

Thank you NSR. :D
Yes, I was taking it One Day At A Time initially. Hope to have a long streak now without any relapse.
I'm done with debt due to relapses.

Last day I placed a bet: 24th Aug.
Day being of GF including today: 53 days.
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby NewSunRising » Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:26 am

Dang , coming up on 2 months pretty fast . After my 3 month mark I found that my GF days really started to fly by . I'm looking forward to seeing your milestones reached and passed .

Keep it up , Ricardo , you're doing great ! 8)
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby RicardoG » Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:24 am

Yes NSR, seems like the days/weeks are going by fast for me. I don't feel much of the month mode yet :mrgreen:

Thanks for being my supporter @NSR and @Aries. :D

Last day I placed a bet: 24th Aug.
Day being of GF including today: 68 days.
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby NewSunRising » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:41 am

Well , we've got a cake for that ! Congratulations and Bravo , Ricardo . :mrgreen:


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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby RicardoG » Fri Nov 04, 2022 12:49 pm

Thank you NSR. Looking forward to more yummy cakes :wink:
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby Aries411 » Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:25 pm

Sometimes I feel that our cycle of recovery is similar to our cycle of gambling. With gambling, If we keep on playing, playing, playing, eventually we get to that stretch where we lose everything we accumulated and more. Wit recovery, we keep on trying, trying and trying to be gamble-free and eventually we reach that stretch where the urges and irrational thoughts become less frequent and manageable.

I don't know why, but I have a really good feeling about this stretch Ricardo! Lets be mindful of our thoughts and keep this demon at bay!
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby RicardoG » Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:24 am

Aries411 wrote:Wit recovery, we keep on trying, trying and trying to be gamble-free and eventually we reach that stretch where the urges and irrational thoughts become less frequent and manageable.

I don't know why, but I have a really good feeling about this stretch Ricardo! Lets be mindful of our thoughts and keep this demon at bay!


What you had mentioned Aries is pretty much the truth. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I also feel that I will have a good stretch now. I have kept my part...I have not gambled since 24th August and have this practice of brushing off quickly any thought/temptation of gambling.

3 months of GF on the 23rd November 2022.
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby NewSunRising » Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:33 am

Congratulations on this awesome milestone Ricardo ! You should celebrate it , it's something to be proud of . I know you'll reach many more of your recovery journey goals and we have cakes for all of them . :mrgreen:


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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby RicardoG » Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:27 am

Thank you NSR for the lovely and beautiful cake. :D

2 days back, I was feeling a bit down. Guess because of payment which need to be made as a result of my past gambling activities. I sat in the car at a parking lot as it rained.

Yesterday I managed to make the payment. I sat in the car trying to figure out what to do next.
There was the thought of gambling among other no good thoughts.
Somehow I managed to leave the parking lot and headed back home straight (it was raining too) without doing anything. I guess it is that period of time, when you are down and temptation starts to increase.

Am glad that I made it through the day.
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Re: Quitting for Good

Postby NewSunRising » Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:01 am

I'm glad you did too Ricardo .

One of my most painful yet most triumphant moments came in the same way , sitting in my car in a casino parking lot with my brain screaming at me to go in and gamble . In those minutes ( which felt like hours ) I had never experienced a gambling urge that intense , that compelling . It was terrifying .

I still don't how I scraped up the strength to drive away but I did . It was a turning point for me . No gambling urge since has ever had the intensity of that moment . It felt like a kind of extinction burst from the addiction . I wonder sometimes if others have had that kind of experience in their recovery journey .

I hope you celebrate that victory . It's no small achievement . :D
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