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Obviously there are lots of possible variants and in some ways it's best not to be too prescriptive. English offers lots of great choices.
Another really good choice would be “I couldn't have been a winner”. That's almost like a double step into the past and it certainly places it squarely within the right timeframe.
As you play around with the Belief Blasters you'll quickly find what you personally prefer not least because you'll also discover what works best for you. Enjoy!
PS remember to tell your friends about PSTEC!