Get practical support with your gambling problem Forum My Journal April – ODAAT – ALL Welcome

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  • #10843
    cat438
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    I do this monthly page because of Vera.  I know that she did monthly pages for a while.  I would join and some months I would get through without gambling, and other months I did not manage.  It did help to keep me focused though.  I look back and think when I started recovery I did not think I could get through a week without gambling.  I have progressed that now I am thinking about months.  However, it all happens "one day at a time".  I know that no matter how long we have gamble free, we all are the same distance from placing our next bet.  I am proud to take so many hands of my fellow GT members and join them in committing to not gambling, just for today!!!!One day at a time my sweet lord…

    #10844
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi Cat, sign me up for day one!! JLife is too short to be anything but happy!!

    #10845
    neva
    Participant

    I’m in too. Thanks for the April Fool’s reminder…I won’t let my sister get me this year! I’ll be ready for her.

    #10846
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I’m in too.  Happy to say my LDG is March 18.  Not great, but better than I’ve been doing in the recent past.  REALLY want to make it through to May.

    #10847
    mythea
    Participant

    I would like to join too! My last gambling day was March 17.

    #10848
    cat438
    Participant

    We always have to remember that no matter how much time we have gamble free… we are all the same distance from placing the next bet…..   I know from experience that even though I may have a bit more gamble free time than some of you right now, that can change in the blink of an eye.  I know how easy it is to be back ******** day 1 again and again!!!!   We are all the same in that we have to focus on today. I know that I am having more thoughts of gambling lately but I also know it is not the answer to anything.  I know that I have to get rid of the "stinking thinking" as I know where it leads.  Nothing changes if nothing changes.  We all deserve to have this day free of gambling.  We deserve to have a gamble free life.  We are worth fighting for.  Wishing everyone a day free of gambling.One day at a time my sweet lord…

    #10849
    icandothis
    Participant

    Cat, ***** me in.  Not as determined as I was in March.  But for today, April 1.  I will not be a FOOL and gamble! …I know that was bad, but I couldn’t help myself.  lol  Wishing everyone a good, gamble-free Monday!

    #10850
    ready2change
    Participant

    ***** me in Cat adaat thanks

    #10851
    paul315
    Participant

    Originally posted by cat438
    … I look back and think when I started recovery I did not think I could get through a week without gambling.  I have progressed that now I am thinking about months … 
    One day at a time my sweet lord…
    Good afternoon Cat, Vera, and all others,
    April 1, another beginning of another month, another day in our ODAAT journey. Yet somehow when the 1st comes around it causes us to think more and have acquire more hope and strength.  It takes days to make a week, weeks to make a month, and months to make a year, and it all starts with our desire and a determination to make it through each day into the next. Our advancement or accumulation of gambling free time is accomplished with the virtue of being patient:
    "BE PATIENT!  The days and weeks will pass soon enough, and as you regularly (follow the requirement of your program of recovery)  attend meetings, abstain from gambling and follow the guidelines on this page, you will experience continued recovery" ~ page 17 of the GA Combo Book.
    God’s speed. Stay strong. Keep active and true to yourself.LarryThanks to my Higher Power, My 3G's – God, GA, and GT,  "Day Two Is Another Day Behind" and with the help from all I hope to continue to remain gambling free.

    #10852
    kathryn
    Participant

    I’m in!!! 🙂

    #10853
    cat438
    Participant

    I did not gamble yesterday, and do not plan on gambling today, and tomorrow will take care of itself.  Yes, I have regrets about the past and all the money and time that I have wasted with gambling, but I can’t change the past.  I saw this saying somewhere… "Don’t look back your not going that way".  Well, I suppose unless you are reversing your car then you would be in trouble if you did not look back LOL.  I am feeling a bit better emotionally this morning so I am hoping that today is a better day.  I have to focus on ******** my blessings every day and also remembering to "Let Go Let God".   I really want to have that gamble free life and Velvet said it’s possible, and I know she would not *** to me!!!!  The only way you can achieve a gamble free life is one day at a time.  I have to focus on the positive and sing to the slots/vlts… that we are never ever ever getting back together!!!!! I will go back to focusing on today though as that is all that I need to do, just take it one day at a time.  Wishing everyone a happy day free of gambling.One day at a time my sweet lord…

    #10854
    trulyshi
    Participant

    I absolutely loved your last post here Cat.  April is a wonderful month, new flowers, the smell of rain, sunshine and warmer weather.  Its a great month to stay gamble free, ***** me in.  Debbie

    #10855
    icandothis
    Participant

      Saw this on facebook, liked it, and wanted to share.  Could refer to any one of us, but I have to admit, it really made me think of you, Debbie and the "falling apart" of your relationship.  Great to see so many things falling into place for you now.  If you find any more pictures of you know who while you are unpacking, I am glad you know just the right place to put them!   lol
     — 04/04/2013 11:46:05: post edited by harry.

    #10856
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Day 2 over.. Despite some serious temptation!! Feeling pleased with myself!!
    Life is too short to be anything but happy!!

    #10857
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Very pleased with myself … although this post could have been very different with a different set of circumstances.  Yesterday was my bestie’s birthday.  Hubby gave me $100 for my dinner and to kick in for hers.  I went to spend the day and then we had a surprise gathering of friends at her fave restaurant.  When all the girls were gathered, her Mom announced that she was paying for dinner for all … and no arguments please.  I objected vigorously, but was told to be gracious and accept the gift.  Well, that meant $100 that nobody knew I had, plus another $20 in my purse … hmmm.  Add to that, hubby wasn’t expecting me home until very late … hmmm.  After dinner (about 10 p.m.) I went to my bestie’s house and we yacked for another couple of hours.  I felt icky because I have a cold, but that wouldn’t have stopped me before.  When I left, I could easily have made a different turn and gone to the casino, but I set my steering wheel on the right path and home I went.  Reached home $120 richer, but still the idea that I could stash it til the weekend swam around in my mind.  This afternoon, I announced to hubby that I still had the money.  He was surprised and secretly pleased (I could tell) that I had overcome temptation in this instance.  So, I’m starting my third week gambling free.  I really want to keep this going and I hope temptations will be few and far between.  RG

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