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WB GU! 

WB GU!

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Kate,   Thanks a lot.  I

Kate,

Thanks a lot. I needed that.... and exactly that !

GU

Hey, If quitting was easy, everyone would have done it.

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ummm.... counting up from

ummm.... counting up from 12am, an hour ago. Dang. Be back tomorrow. Counting up feels good, even though I'm starting over.

Game free since 12am,, 1/15/14 A little humbler

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Welcome back

Welcome back Tiered-of-losing. Have you ever heard of forum games? It may be the reason why it feels good to count up.

As for being game free I hope to see you around and share your experience.

leveling in steps, serenity, sponcys, sponsors, exercise, and sleep, (sanity has been downsized)
sober from all electronic games since 11/19/2010

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Hi Tired, Welcome back!

Hi Tired,

Welcome back! Never too late to quit again. Will see you around. Keep up the good work.

Hugs,

Maggie

It's good to have goals and dreams, but while you're waiting for things to change, waiting for promises to come to pass, don't be discontent with where you are. Learn to enjoy the season that you're in--Pastor Joel Osteen

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11 days. Whew

11 days. Whew

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No, I have never heard of

No, I have never heard of forum games. Can you tell me about them?

...and.... um... for those of us (me!) with gaming addictions, are forum games 'safe?'

Now at day 10... And it's good to still be counting!

hirshthg wrote:

Welcome back Tiered-of-losing. Have you ever heard of forum games? It may be the reason why it feels good to count up.

As for being game free I hope to see you around and share your experience.

Game free since 12am,, 1/15/14 A little humbler

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I've never heard of forum

I've never heard of forum games. For me, the *only* games that I consider safe are games that I play with other people which involve lots of interacting with them, and only in real life. No online bridge or chess like I used to. No sudokus at home (I'll let myself do one on the plane to keep from going crazy, but I don't take it with me for later if I can't solve it there). No solitaire even with real cards. No TV by myself at all. No puzzles by myself unless it's a way to just "hang out with dad" where we're each doing one and asking each other about clues. I try to limit You Tube to TED talks, addiction talks, AA talks and the like, although I'll allow myself the occasional TV show and probably shouldn't. I don't surf the web, I don't chat except with other recovering addicts, I don't do any forums except OLGA, I don't follow the news, online or on TV (doesn't help me with my work or my relationships or my recovery and those are my priorities now).

That's not you, that's me. Because I'm a procrastinating, anxiety-filled, bipolar, probably ADD, time-wasting addict. If I knew about a way to play games by myself while driving, I'd abuse it. So I call family members and members of the fellowship instead.

I guess my point is that we each have to decide what's healthy for ourselves and what's not.

Hugs.

I am a recovering computer game and gambling addict. My recovery birthday: On May 6, 2012 I quit games and began working a program of recovery through OLGA No computer games or slot games for me since December 12, 2012. No solitaire games with real cards since June 2013.

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Now at day 7   Do not let

Now at day 7

Do not let this thread die despite u got another way of counting (diary i.e.)

Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself.
-- John Frusciante

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Congrats on 7 days!

Congrats on 7 days!

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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Congrats on 7 Days

Congrats on 7 Days Pepper!

I'll post here too - Today I have 571 days (1 year, 6 months, and 23 days) game free. Thank you all for making my sobriety possible. Big hugs to you all

Last game played: April 24th 2014

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tired-of-losing wrote: No,
tired-of-losing wrote:

No, I have never heard of forum games. Can you tell me about them?

...and.... um... for those of us (me!) with gaming addictions, are forum games 'safe?'

You are welcome to google it!

I can't say what counts as gaming for others or not. You have good expiriance, what do you think?

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I think I have quit 4 days

I think I have quit 4 days ago. I have tried before but this time I know have really understood the reason why I wanted to play and why I shouldn't play as well !

I am feeling confident. Have you guys written anywhere your goal of not playing anyomore?

Been game clean since the 21st of February 2014. Getting there day by day!
Today is where we all begin, the rest is still unwritten!
I don't want to have spent hours on a stupid game on my last day of life!
Private Message me, I'm eager to hear your story!!! :D

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20 minutes and counting!!! 

20 minutes and counting!!! wrote admin to delete my account. hoping to keep busy this weekend and avoid that "wake up and automatically login and see how my island is doing" urge. The Settlers Online will no longer be sucking my time.

Also, congrats to everyone here that has made the choice to heal.

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Yay for 20 minutes!!

Yay for 20 minutes!! :)

We're glad you found us. May I suggest trying to attend some meetings and perhaps posting your story in the "I need help for gamers" forum? Meetings and posting on the forum have both been helpful for me, and they're a relatively easy place to start. Taken alone they aren't enough for me, but they helped me to be able to do the other things that I now do (in addition to meetings and posting), and they still play an important part in helping me not play that first game today. Hugs...

When you're going through hell...keep going. --Winston Churchill There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still --Corrie ten Boom

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4 weeks no comments? what

4 weeks no comments? what happened :O

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lupin wrote: 4 weeks no
lupin wrote:

4 weeks no comments? what happened :O

Welcome to Olga Lupin,

This is a community of recovering addicts, people who were very sick, and some who still are very sick. The focus that some members have taken is sharing their story including how much they gamed, and what gaming took from them, as well as getting better, which includes what they have done in the way of their recovery. While we celebrate the miracle of our recovery, we need to forget about yesterday and tomorrow, and focus on doing the work, today.

Other gamers think that they can stay quit from games by hanging out in a gaming community and playing forum games such as count ups, role playing and online drama.

Let me gently suggest that you stick with the people doing the former and not the later.

I welcome you to share your story, and recover along side us, one day at a time.

Hirshthg

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