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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby blue_green_lake » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:01 pm

willingtoquit wrote:ok i took that on board and told friend today.

the next hurdle is a GA meeting, its so far away from me but im gonna try and make the effort

ive cleared my first month bet free, long long way to go but im determined and i know its gonna be very hard, im committed in my mind


I am impressed honestly. You are making some real changes. You are a month bet-free and you have told a significant person about your problem.

Day at a time, you are leading a different life. I hope you can get to GA meeting.

Also, post here and keep us updated!

All the best to you!
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby willingtoquit » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:57 pm

blue_green_lake wrote:
willingtoquit wrote:ok i took that on board and told friend today.

the next hurdle is a GA meeting, its so far away from me but im gonna try and make the effort

ive cleared my first month bet free, long long way to go but im determined and i know its gonna be very hard, im committed in my mind


I am impressed honestly. You are making some real changes. You are a month bet-free and you have told a significant person about your problem.

Day at a time, you are leading a different life. I hope you can get to GA meeting.

Also, post here and keep us updated!

All the best to you!



my mind and life is much calmer, life is till very tough but i must pay my debts off and get my life back.......32 days in and im doing ok
total of my debt £10,900 as of 27/12 better than i thought
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby Stopgambling2015dec » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:16 am

Iam always happy to read about great news telling people coping up without gambling and determination is strong to quit for good. I consider us as victims of this gambling casinos.it can be done life is truly wonderful and better without gambling. Cheers!
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby willingtoquit » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:33 am

what i will say is i will post the bad stuff as well, 2 weeks ago i was desperate to bet, but i got through it, i was left alone in the house, bored...it was tough
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby Prairie gal » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:52 am

I must admit I bought $10 worth of Scratchers today and won $20. Not good as I want to stay away from ALL forms of gambling. I will cash it in and just take the money and run. Yes, I am able to do that still, but I realize if I continue, one day I will NOT be able to do that.

I'm totally off everything else... no more casinos, no more online betting, no more sports betting.
Almost off Scratchers too. Good but not good enough. The other types of gambling started to take a stranglehold at one point (June 2014). The Scratchers might too. So I tell myself again: You are a gambling addict. It helps to remind myself. Sometimes I even say it out loud so it seems more real.
Better to paint the worst case scenario than to minimize!!
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby willingtoquit » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:58 am

Prairie gal wrote:I must admit I bought $10 worth of Scratchers today and won $20. Not good as I want to stay away from ALL forms of gambling. I will cash it in and just take the money and run. Yes, I am able to do that still, but I realize if I continue, one day I will NOT be able to do that.

I'm totally off everything else... no more casinos, no more online betting, no more sports betting.
Almost off Scratchers too. Good but not good enough. The other types of gambling started to take a stranglehold at one point (June 2014). The Scratchers might too. So I tell myself again: You are a gambling addict. It helps to remind myself. Sometimes I even say it out loud so it seems more real.
Better to paint the worst case scenario than to minimize!!


good that you recognize it was wrong, any forms of gambling need to stop.

stay strong , coming on here is helping me and i am getting through another weekend with little fuss, each day makes it easier to do, long way to go though
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby NewSunRising » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:30 pm

Prairie gal wrote:Better to paint the worst case scenario than to minimize!!


I agree - a big part of my recovery was becoming honest with myself and the people in my life . I want to believe that if I should ever relapse back into gambling , even once , I would have the integrity and self-discipline to come here and admit it .

To even think about hiding it feels so fundamentally wrong.

Ironic , given that I spent so many years living a lie . :( It's a testimony , I suppose , to the way my gambling addiction warped my thinking , my morals , my personality .

It's good to be me again .
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby willingtoquit » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:49 pm

44 days in, long way to go but my journey continues.

the battle is getting a little easier every day but i understand this will take a mammoth amount of time and determination, ive told 2 people now and both are understanding and it was good to admit to a gambling problem.

still a long long way to go :|
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby NewSunRising » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:34 am

Well done Willingtoquit !

It may take a while but one day , your mindset will flip like a light switch and you will realize this :

Your addiction has been attempting to convince you that you are denying yourself something "fun" and "good" . The reality is that there is nothing good about what you are giving up .

You are taking back control over your life , your finances and your future . You are fighting to live like a normal person again , not someone whose life is ruled by a destructive compulsion .

You are doing brilliantly - telling other people not only gives you a lifeline , someone to call on for support when you are feeling stressed , it also gives you someone to celebrate your victories with . That is just as important .

Wishing you a wonderful and Gamble Free New Year !
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Re: why cant i stop??

Postby willingtoquit » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:40 pm

NewSunRising wrote:Well done Willingtoquit !

It may take a while but one day , your mindset will flip like a light switch and you will realize this :

Your addiction has been attempting to convince you that you are denying yourself something "fun" and "good" . The reality is that there is nothing good about what you are giving up .

You are taking back control over your life , your finances and your future . You are fighting to live like a normal person again , not someone whose life is ruled by a destructive compulsion .

You are doing brilliantly - telling other people not only gives you a lifeline , someone to call on for support when you are feeling stressed , it also gives you someone to celebrate your victories with . That is just as important .

Wishing you a wonderful and Gamble Free New Year !



many thanks, i try to check in here every day, read the posts.

just telling someone helps my mind, ive many battles to overcome, my finances are such that i cant afford to gamble, a debt free me in 2 years time is the real test, having spare money and hopefully i can resist any urges.

still a long way to go.............thanks for the support :D
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