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The Journey Begins
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Hello GA friends,

I've stopped checking my phone for the number of days I haven't now gambled. I don't think it's complacency but an acceptance that it's just a number and actually all that matters is that I don't have a gamble, today, tomorrow, this week, or at any point in the future. It's kind of irrelevant how many days have passed, what is relevant is how I approach my future, and gamble free I do that with a clear mind and a real will to succeed.

I was away last weekend at a friends 50th birhtday celebration, and whilst I'm in my 40's this was a blast back to our youth with Go-Karting and golf the agenda for the weekend (Saturday, Sunday, Monday).

We stayed overnight in cardiff centre on the saturday, and would you believe it we were in spitting distance of the motorpoint casino.....it was visible and only a few hundred yards from our hotel.

Did it call to me? Nope. Did I contemplate getting away with a cheeky little bet? Nope.

I was surprised actually, I wasn't prepared for the lack of feelings, and I'm super happy that my brain and the devil on my shoulder right now is keeping quiet and not troubling me or tempting me.

The karting was fantastic, the night out following is a little hazy, and the golf that followed was beautiful although I was by far the worst player on that weekend.
I had a night on the beer, and 2 further days back on my diet plan, I'm proud of myself that I'm able to battle 2 addictions at the same time now.

6 weeks has yielded me a 2 stone 2lb weight loss, which is more than 10% of my old body weight, and I'm now looking at the remaining 5 stones to see if I can possible complete this within the current year. I would love a Christmas shopping trip with the wife to get a new wardrobe. I can even save a little towards that dream now.

I'm going to 2 GA meetings this week, I went to one last night, and I'll be going to my usual one on Sunday. It's now a lot of comfort to me to go and speak with like minded people about our thoughts, share our sucesses and strategies for staying away, and now I have a new found confidence and beleive that I can help others through my experiences. I won't ever give these meetings up - they are the backbone of my current success and the foundation of my future ones. The day I don't want to go anymore is the day I have a problem. It's for life...and there is no cure.

Keep strong all, don't gamble today or tomorrow, and keep telling yourself that every day.

Best wishes, enjoy another weekend full of sunshine.

STS
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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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