25 May 2013 at 5:29 am #9616
I haven’t posted on the site in a while. I reached a point where I didn’t want to think about it everyday. I am still gamble free and in less than a month I will reach the 6 month mark! I’m very excited. It hasn’t always been easy but it is better than it used to be. I have now resumed control of my finances as well. I recently “came out” about bring in recovery outside my inner circle on FB in fact. I did it because I thought it would help some others who are dealing with CG issues. Tonight an acquaintance sent me a private massage to ask about quitting gambling. I recommended things that worked for me and this site. I hope it made difference. I wanted to say thank you to everyone here for everything you all did for me. I did not gamble today and I pledge not to gamble tomorrow! God bless you!I will make this work!1 June 2013 at 1:54 am #9617
Going out on a date night with Lee, had to pass by the casino, wonder if there will ever be a time when I don’t feel a pull to go in thereI will make this work!1 June 2013 at 2:20 am #9618AnonymousGuest
Hey SG: I think you should change your screen name to Smart Girl now. You’ve done a marvelous job in recovery. Six months is a great accomplishment. Just this evening, I too wondered whether I would ever stop feeling like wanting to gamble. Unlike you, I didn’t have to drive by. I purposely drove to the casino, stopped at the door, checked out all the people going in and out, checked out the parking lot and then drove home. It’s very destructive, but just something I do once in a while. It’s been 50 days for me, not that long … but tonight I’m celebrating getting through the entire month of May gambling free. Keep making it work, SG … sounds like things are going very well for you. All the best. RG1 June 2013 at 5:36 am #9619nevaParticipant
That’s great to hear SG! You’re an inspiration!1 June 2013 at 10:28 pm #9620
Congrats RG! 50 days is awesome! I will make this work!4 June 2013 at 2:56 pm #9621
So Lee has gone back to work out of town. This makes me depressed, I miss him. It also puts me in the situation of having a lot of time on my hands which I won’t be accountable for. It will be even worse starting Friday when the kids leave to go to their dads house. And I get paid tomorrow. I can look at that equation (Depression plus Time plus Money) and know that in the past it was equaled gambling. So I’m going to try to head it off at the pass. Yesterday I started training for a 5K with my daughter in August, we have several friends who are going to run in it as well. I figure it will give me something to do and a goal and it also makes me too tired to do anything else, lol. I’m not saying I’m planning to gamble, I just know my triggers so I’m trying to prepare… Fingers crossed… Keep me in your prayers..
I will make this work!5 June 2013 at 12:41 pm #9622cat438Participant
WTG – SG – would I wish I could do a 1K run – what a positive focus rather than gambling!!! It is great when we know our triggers and to be aware of them. I know that I had urges a while ago and did not trust myself so only took $20 in my purse when I went anywhere. I think we start to learn when our resistance is down and put things in place to protect ourselves. I know though that sometimes there is a fight going on in my head – the angel saying don’t go and the devil saying go!!! I am not hearing voices in my head LOL, just the thoughts that come with urges. Keep doing what you are doing. All any of us can do is take it one day at a time!!!One day at a time my sweet lord…5 June 2013 at 5:56 pm #9623
Thanks Cat.. I think we are all familiar with the voices! lol. Those that try to justify our urges… "You can just go this one time." "Know one will know." "You can control how much you spent." "It isn’t really a problem for you anymore."
blah, blah, blah… Wish I could find that little devil and choke the **** out of him. Too bad he is the CG part of us.
I will make this work!5 June 2013 at 7:30 pm #9624alwaysthefishParticipant
I’m new here, what does CG stand for?
thanks…If you dine with the devil, bring a long spoon7 June 2013 at 1:44 pm #9625
I will make this work!8 June 2013 at 5:31 am #9626jon3244Participant
Congrats to all for their accomplishment! I’m a week in and hope I can make it thru the weekend! I seem to struggle when the free time and alcohol is involved on the weekend! One day at a time and support from people that have the same problem make it easier! Thanks and good luck!
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