Morning All


StaceyP

Happy to hear we made it.....!!!! Especially Ann....!!

Moe dont beat yourself up for the slip, you were honest with us and now you're going to tackle it again....next time hopefully you'll remember!

[u]We ALL know that the feeling we get is far worse than anything anyone can say or do to us.[/u].it's amazing we still go ahead and do it again....

I know that the feeling fades and that my rationalization kicks in ..but the last hit was SO hard....it was like an earthquake, it's going to take a long time for me to shake off that sick feeling.....and that's my coat of armor protecting me from the madness....

Today is a new day filled w/hope and possibilities.....good luck all...!!!

KikiT

Posted: 26 Jun 2006 08:33 pm Post subject:
Hi Stacey! Glad you're here. Have a great night! Kiki

guy60

Posted: 27 Jun 2006 07:57 am Post subject:
Well I'm very happy to say" I didn't gamble yesterday, I haven't gambled today and I have no plans to gamble tomorrow" It was a very good day yesterday. My son and I want to a ballgame in New York. He's not a big baseball fan but loves to go yankee stadium. It was just great fun being there with him. This is such a good feeling as opposed to the feelings I get when I'm in one of those gambling frenzy. It's day 17 and still doing it ODAAT. Thanks to everyone for being here.

guy60

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 07:18 am Post subject:
I'm very happy to say" I didn't gamble yesterday, I haven't gambled today and I have no plans to gamble tomorrow" Where is everybody? Are we all cured??????????

KikiT

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 01:30 pm Post subject:
Hi Guy, I'm here, checking in from work. Hope everyone has a good day.
Kiki

moe11

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 08:17 pm Post subject: re
I am proud to say that I have not been since my disaster last Friday.

KikiT

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 08:55 pm Post subject:
Hi Moe! Hi to everyone. I keep reading how important it is to fill our time. We spent so much of our time planning, plotting excuses, juggling bank accounts and all the rest that we find ourselves without an outlet for our restlessness. I know I was very restless, pent up energy, that I thought would drive me nuts if I couldn't go to the casino.
I had to learn to slow down and turn my attention to something else. I found a hobby and I go to Gamblers Anonymous meetings every week where I meet with people who have become very good friends. I actually can say I have new friends. I haven't been able to say that in a long time. There you go, another bonus of recovery. Take care, everyone. Keep posting. Kiki

moe11

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 10:56 pm Post subject: re
Kiki - Yes I have to go to Gamblers Anonymous. I know I keep saying that.

guy60

Posted: 29 Jun 2006 06:57 am Post subject:
Hi everyone: I'm very happy to say" I didn't gamble yesterday, I haven't gambled today and I have no plans to gamble tomorrow" . Your right kikit there has to be other activities to take the place of gambling. Keeping busy is almost another roadblock to gambling. It has been 19 days and I do feel that it wouln't take much for me to slip. Its good that the holidays are here because with a number of things planned it will keep me distracted for awhile and in reality we can only think ODAAT. Keep up the good work everyone.

StaceyP

Posted: 29 Jun 2006 07:09 am Post subject: MOE
[Quote ="moe11"]Kiki - Yes I have to go to Gamblers Anonymous. I know I keep saying that.

So moe...what are your plans for the weekend..we dont want you to slip again...and the weekends are toughest......we should all check in every morning and evening over the weekend..just a thought, I have been packing my weekend w/stuff to do...so as not to slip..I have not put in the gamblock yet...that would be my "ace in the hole" so to speak....I just want to know/feel that I, ME, Stacey, have SOME control over my life, not just a computer program that forces me to..ya know what I mean? That's important to me..cause I am a mom, a wife, an educated woman who knows the diff. between right and wrong..where did I go wrong, and to know me.. is to know im CHEAP, or frugal or I just dont waste money on things, I think thats why no one has questioned me about my gambling....Stacey WOULD never waste her money, she wont even buy this or that...isnt that amazing? Do we all have that something in common? Haggle for something and then blow 500.00 at the casino?

Do tell!!!! Make me feel better

KikiT

Posted: 29 Jun 2006 05:28 pm Post subject:
I can relate, Stacey. I would clip coupons or wait to buy something on sale but I could blow through hundreds of dollars at the casino in one sitting. This is why I realize that gambling is not just about the money but the means that we use to get our "fix". I used to tell myself I would stop if I hit a nice jackpot. Unfortunately, there never was a win big enough to stop me and I gambled even more recklessly, still clipping coupons.
I start my vacation this weekend. Helping with my daughter's open house tomorrow and a baseball game with my husband on Sunday. I will be gone all week but I will try to check in from my mom's computer at the lake. She lives 10 minutes from a small casino in Northern Wisconsin. It's going to take everything I've got to stay focused on my recovery. If anyone can make me want to gamble, it's my mother. ARRGGHHH. Kiki

KikiT

Posted: 29 Jun 2006 05:30 pm Post subject:
I forgot to tell you guys. Today I have six months-no gambling. Gamblers Anonymous and this website are getting me through, one day at a time. Kiki

moe11

Posted: 29 Jun 2006 09:15 pm Post subject: re
Stacey - No actually I was not much of a saver before gambling. Now yes I shop for specials because I am usually low on funds.

But before gambling I used to eat out often and never gave much thought to budgets. Actually had a lot more fun overall which is the ironic thing.

This weekend the plan is not to go to a casino and thats pretty much it. I will be checking in.

guy60

Posted: 30 Jun 2006 06:27 am Post subject:
Hi everyone: I'm very happy to say" I didn't gamble yesterday, I haven't gambled today and I have no plans to gamble tomorrow" . Talk about the irony of being frugal and addicted. I would make sure I would withdraw my $300 from my banks ATM because I didn't want to spend the $2.50 atm fee at the casino. Blowing the $300 was fine because that was for gambling. Twisted logic!!! I'll be away for 3 weeks but I will be checking in alot. I hope everybody has a gambling free holiday. Here's to doing it ODAAT!!