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Friday, June 3, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 | A Positive story
g'day ,my name is kath and this is my very first entry.i have been reading everyones stories and challenges for the last few weeks and thought to myself surely i have something positive to add.i live in australia and we have pokies in every pub and club and casino, so many that you can no longer escape them.the government love them .Problem was that i loved them too for atleast 15 years.Over the last few years i have tried desperately to give them up [self exclusion,hypnotherapy,cancelling all credit cards],but the pull has been too strong.the last straw for me was i was going on a weeks holiday, and for days before that i told myself i'm not going to the pokies ,i'm not going to the pokies over and over and ofcourse i went and lost nearly every cent of my holiday pay .i still went away but did nothing that whole week.that was the last time i gambled .74 days ago today.something in me just said THATS IT i've had enough.it certainly hasnt been an easy ride stopping, but i'm glad because what doesnt kill me will make me stronger.i now go to therapy once a week and keep track of the days that ive stopped .lifes good.