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My name is Simmo
#71
In early recovery, my ego was still big, covering up the insecurites of low self esteem and lacking confidence. I wanted to change the program, to make it more modern etc etc. The reality was that I was yet to integrate the GA program into my life, and even after more than 3 years in recovery I have only just read the "towards the first 90 days" booklet. That booklet has really helped me to see things differently, and now I put the program into action, the benefits are hude by working the program just as it is.

The more I work the program, the less I believe it needs to change, and I start the realise that I was just wanting to change everything to meet my own desires. I'm not that special. Deflating my ego has been a very comforting experience. I am me, I am confortable and confident that I know who I am and what I stand for.

Just for today I will not gamble, One day at a time.

Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#72
Christmas time can be a hard time for some, and I am finding it tough again this year. Depression is affecting me severely and there is a significant lack of feelings. I'm in the process of just getting by each day, continuing to have a strong resolve to not gamble. I do this by going to my weekly GA meeting, no matter how I feel, the importance of the meeting is greater to me than anything else. History has tought me the hard way, exactly what happens if I stop going to meetings.

Wishing eveyone a gamble free Christmas, and please do not suffer in slience. If you need help, please reach out for help.

In Unity

Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#73
Hey Simmo Considering how you are currently feeling, maybe its time for more than one meeting per week, at least for the time being or until your thoughts calm down a bit. Certainly can't hurt, can it? Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas season as well as a healthy and happy New Year. In unity, Lew B.-Woodbury Monday
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#74
(20-12-2019, 05:21 PM)LewB Wrote: Hey Simmo Considering how you are currently feeling, maybe its time for more than one meeting per week, at least for the time being or until your thoughts calm down a bit. Certainly can't hurt, can it? Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas season as well as a healthy and happy New Year. In unity, Lew B.-Woodbury Monday

Hi Lew B,

It's not a bad idea at all, I will add another meeting in, ultimately I've got to sort out my marriage, as that's a big part of my low mood.

In Unity

Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#75
Hey Simmo....

Best wishes to you as always....

Reaching out and offering that hand of fellowship....

jft in unity Smartie xx
Meetings help, but meetings are only a small part to how GA works....

GA is a 12 step organisation that offers the program that keeps me in recovery...

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#76
Leaving behind 2019, which has probably been the toughest year of my life. PTSD, Anxiety and Depression affecting me in various directions with varying intensity. From hospitalisation to running a marathon, learning to know myslef, and learning to forgive. I am moving forward with my life, hoping that 2020 is going to be a better year. Just for today I will not gamble, one day at a time.

Wishing each and every one of a Happy New Year.

In Unity
Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#77
Just over 2 weeks into 2020 and things are on track. I've been following the simple suggestions of recovery, for both addiction and depression. I've been running 5 days a week and already starting to feel fitter. I'm a little bit annoyed with myself for letting myself get so out of shape, but I'm not spending too long looking back. I won't forget where I've come from, but I also won't concentrate on it too much, as that's not where I want to be heading.

I will continue to progress in recovery, one day at a time. If you are struggling, please please get to a meeting. Meetings are what keep me safe from gambling. Each week I go, no matter what, not for myslef as much anymore, but to help others, and in doing so helping myself.

The fellowship has literally saved my life. I am committed to GA for life, as addiction doesn't just go away, there is no cure, but by following a few suggestions for recovery in my life I can stay off a bet, and learn to be happy in this new life.

Just for today I will not gamble

Simmo
One day at a time.  My last bet was 15/03/2016 and I hope and pray each day that it stays that way.
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#78
Hi Simmo,

how are things with you? been a while since I've been on here, hopefully you have continued the excellent progress you were making.

Best wishes!
My last bet was 14th December 2017. I owe GA my life, for saving mine from misery and financial ruin.
Just for today, I will not gamble. And when I wake tomorrow, I will make that same promise to not gamble, just for today.
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