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The Journey Begins
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Greetings all,

Apologies for my lack of effort on here lately, and a big thanks to Simmo for sending me a mail to see if I was ok.

The great news is yes I am ok, I'm more than ok at the moment thank you. I have got past the 200 day mark now and I am feeling positive. The world cup has been super enjoyable and when I have had time I've watched as many games as I can.

In 30 odd minutes time I will be cheering for England to overcome a tricky opponent in Sweden.

So what have I been up to? Well, work has been all consuming and I've been doing a fair few hours a week in staying on top of my job.
And the other reason for an a lack of focus on here has been because I have decided to do something and tackle my second biggest compulsion, 5 weeks ago yesterday I joined a well know weight loss group, and I've been ensuring that the family and I are now eating healthy food in the right combinations, and having scared myself silly with weighing in at 20 stone 8lb I pleased to be able to say that 4 consecutive weeks of weight loss later and I'm now 18 stone 10lb. I have a long way to go and my initial target is sub 15 stone, a weight that I haven't been for 20 plus years.

Abstaining from gambling and learning through others the lessons to keep safe has given me the mental strength to know that I can achieve ANYTHING.....and I will do.

I have been going to weekly GA meetings, and find it so inspirational to go and listen, and now begin to contribute in a positive way to other peoples recovery as well as maintaining my own.

My bank balance is doing ok and my credit rating has shot up, with more disposable income through not gambling, we have been able to treat the children a bit more often too. Life is sweet right now.

The weather is good, the football is good, the weight loss is good, the abstinence from gambling is great, and it's all been possible since the day I embraced the GA programme and stopped trying to beat this disease alone and without help.

Keep strong people, you too can use your recovery in more than one positive way in your life. By Christmas I will have my weight under control too, and then I can start to work on raising my fitness levels.

Best wishes to all, I will be posting again soon.

And sincerely, thank you to Simmo, who cares about others, you sir are a credit to humanity. THis forum is lucky to have you.
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The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-01-2018, 08:30 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 13-01-2018, 09:46 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 17-01-2018, 04:43 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 23-01-2018, 09:17 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 24-01-2018, 11:18 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-02-2018, 09:44 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 13-02-2018, 05:29 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 13-02-2018, 05:47 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-02-2018, 10:51 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 28-02-2018, 12:07 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 28-02-2018, 12:28 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 06-03-2018, 10:41 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 12-03-2018, 11:19 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-03-2018, 10:48 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 27-03-2018, 06:36 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by smartie - 28-03-2018, 06:51 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 29-03-2018, 10:21 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 06-04-2018, 02:27 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 06-04-2018, 03:21 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 19-04-2018, 06:48 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-05-2018, 07:58 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 01-05-2018, 09:08 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-05-2018, 12:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 09-05-2018, 01:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-05-2018, 04:09 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 30-05-2018, 09:46 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 31-05-2018, 11:03 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 03-07-2018, 11:48 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 07-07-2018, 01:40 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 09-07-2018, 08:41 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 19-07-2018, 09:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-08-2018, 09:22 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 01-08-2018, 09:39 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 02-09-2018, 08:25 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 18-09-2018, 07:43 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Chris_b - 18-09-2018, 10:39 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 11-10-2018, 10:17 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Chris_b - 12-10-2018, 09:15 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 30-12-2018, 09:48 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by shoebox - 07-01-2019, 12:30 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-06-2019, 06:37 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-05-2020, 02:45 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by shoebox - 21-05-2020, 08:06 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by gadaveuk - 04-07-2020, 05:48 AM

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