First day without games is over and I won. Now for day 2.

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First day without games is over and I won. Now for day 2.

I managed to avoid gaming yesterday and it was extremely difficult for me. It almost tore me apart and at times I was so close to just running back to my computer just for a little while, but I didn't I thought to myself "No, I can do this" and I did. So far today I am feeling pretty edgy and I am trying hard to avoid gaming by using the forums and talking to other OLGA members. I know it seems like this is going to be impossible for me to do but I know that I can and will do it. The people I played with were not real friends, they were just there "online friends" not real people, just another person stuck on the loop of gaming. I think by using the forums and speaking to other people with addictions it has helped me somewhat. I would like to thank everyone who has posted their own storys because reading them I can see how much some of them relate to myself. I'm still new to OLGA but thankyou.

Thank you everyone.

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I hear that. Ever since I

I hear that. Ever since I snapped out of my gaming relapse, I've been edgy too. It's so tempting to start gaming again, but I know I need to get my life back. Good luck :)

Stopped Gaming: June 22nd, 2014.

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Congratulations, SpeakingOut, on one day game free! It's hard...the withdrawals are hard...not gaming is hard....but you can do it. Come here and read posts when you feel like gaming, encourage others and post how you're feeling. It all helps.


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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One step at a time! Great

One step at a time! Great job!

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Gratz, Speaking.  Those

Gratz, Speaking. Those first days are the hardest. Detox is evil. It will start getting better in a couple more. Hang in there. I know what it's like to feel that compulsion. Just remember, you don't have to game today, just because you feel that. Don't worry about tomorrow. Just put it off 1 day for now.

Remember the guys who were stranded in the wilderness and walked 300 miles back to civilization. Somebody asked how they could walk 300 miles with no food, no supplies. They said "We didn't. We could never have walked 300 miles. We just walked one mile. 300 times."

Best wishes.

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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I have to agree with

I have to agree with everyone else, The first days of not gaming are the hardest you will go through, that is why this is the most important place to come so you don't game. Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

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Glad you're here,

Glad you're here, SpeakingOut. Keep reclaiming your life one day at a time, and keep coming back. We all need each other, and that's a very good thing.

Acceptance. When I am disturbed, it is because a person, place, thing, or situation is unacceptable to me. I find no serenity until I accept my life as being exactly the way it is meant to be. Nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.  Acknowledge the problem, but live the solution!

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Good luck to you, I am on my

Good luck to you, I am on my 2nd day. It is hard to not just reinstall "The Game" just so I can hop on for just a few minutes... But I know those few minutes will end up turning into hours and will result in me feeling like a big load of crap. All the extra time I have is overwhelming. I am finding the need to fill the void with other games and online wanderings but I know those things are no where near as addictive as "The Game". So for now I am allowing it.

The most helpful thing so far for me at least is to just throw myself into a small project that is time consuming but not overwhelming.

Yesterday I cleaned my closet out, I can actually walk into my walk-in closet again. My Husband thanked me and my Daughter marvelled!

Today I played a round of Wii Board Game with my Daughter and we sat at the computer to plan the details out of her birthday party. She was very excited and I felt like a good Mom helping her feel that way.

Try and come up with a list of things you have put off over and over again because of gaming and see if something on that list could help keep you occupied while you go through the initial stages of withdrawal.

Crossing my fingers on finishing out day 2 & conquering day 3. I will cross my fingers for you too.


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This is my 2nd day too. Have

This is my 2nd day too. Have tried to stop many times b4 but have always failed. Longest I went was almost 3 months. Excuses started to pop up, and before I knew it I was back to gaming everyday for hours on end. Total war series was probably by biggest poison. Need to get rid off my disc copies somehow and have thought about donating them to goodwill. Unfortuneately steam is always a click away from re downloading and many of my games are on it. ANy help would be appreciated, thanks.

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