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Day 31 sober October done so proud first time AF in 6 yrs where I challenged myself to six months. Round two I feel quite different as it’s for good in my mind. Feels overwhelming but also liberating. Early days I know and this month is a real challenge big 50 with lots of party obstacles to get by but I’m fast forwarding to December and getting ready for sober Christmas!! Thanks my lovely friends. Have a great Halloween!! JJ
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Morning everyone.....well done JJ and cherry!!
So sorry Lesians you did so very well...jump back up onto that wagon <:)>
Good day riding yesterday and rounded the day off with the new Terminator movie 😊
Have a good one guys.
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Oooh love the pic! Happy Halloween one & all :evil:
Feeling a bit more positive today
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Mackintosh wrote:
31 Oct 2019 09:02
Morning everyone.....well done JJ and cherry!!
So sorry Lesians you did so very well...jump back up onto that wagon <:)>
Good day riding yesterday and rounded the day off with the new Terminator movie 😊
Have a good one guys. happy-halloween-starry-night-pumpkin-jack-o-lantern-animated-gif-image.gif
I bet riding is the bees knees for blowing the cobwebs away Macintosh?
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Hi guys hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Day 32 for me. Bring on sober November
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Hi Mackintosh & JJ :\:
Time to put up our weekend shields!
Good luck to all of us
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Day 42 (I think 🤔) for me and sipping tea on a Friday night, who’d have thought!
Have a great weekend all..

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Shields up cherry mackintosh and dougal you are all an inspiration. Weekend 5 for me. Feels okay tonight. JJ
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Good morning off for a lovely day out with the dogs. Nice evening in the pub last night with hubby and friends even enjoying ordering the AF beer now I’ve done it a few times. Really was a good night. Didn’t miss it. Have a great weekend. Day 33. JJ
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Jj123 wrote:
31 Oct 2019 11:24
Mackintosh wrote:
31 Oct 2019 09:02
Morning everyone.....well done JJ and cherry!!
So sorry Lesians you did so very well...jump back up onto that wagon <:)>
Good day riding yesterday and rounded the day off with the new Terminator movie 😊
Have a good one guys. happy-halloween-starry-night-pumpkin-jack-o-lantern-animated-gif-image.gif
I bet riding is the bees knees for blowing the cobwebs away Macintosh?
It's a fabulous way to escape from it all 😊
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Morning peeps....busy getting ready for the dressage test tomorrow 😮
Disappointing rugby result but at least we got to the final.
Off to walk the dogs now, tack to clean and hopefully time for a swim later.
Enjoy the weekend guys.
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Mackintosh good luck for your dressage test today. We had a great day yesterday me and the dogs at a competition and another day training today. Love time out with the dogs magic. What’s everyone else up to today. Weekends rule. Love the clear heads in the morning.
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Hey guys
Sorry to report that the wheels came off for me yesterday :o I had 2 (very) small glasses of wine at dinner. TBH I think it was inevitable for me as this has been my first attempt at sobriety & I almost made it to 2 months, so I'm still happy that I got that far. I'm not going back to day 1 yet as it is OH birthday weekend after next & I am sure I will have a couple that day (but def nothing in-between now & then). Still feeling positive for an AF future & hope to have my day 1 again in 2 weeks time. Will miss you guys, but you are all doing fantastic so keep fighting the good fight & I will drop in again soon. <:)> (::) :\:

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Hey Mackintosh, how’d the dressage go? Looking forward to getting out competing again.....once my broken bits are healed and I regain strength and fitness. I do get so stressed though, maybe that aspect will be better with less ‘fog’? 44 days now for me but have had the feeling of a hangover all day.....I think the culprit is dark chocolate, which I don’t even like just needed something else for my Sat night. That’ll teach me!

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Dougal whatbits are broken? Hope they mend soon and you can get back to riding soon.
Macintosh hope your dressage went well? Looks so beautiful and such a bond between rider and horse. I am inspired.
I used to ride maybe with my newfound sobriety it’s something I could get back into.
I compete with my dogs and that keeps me busy outside work which is full on but enjoyable.
Up early for the airport and work meal out tonight. Should be fine I think have already told my friend I’m off the drink!
Cherry hope you are okay and Hubby’s birthday goes well you stacked up so many sober days.
Have a great day team
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Morning all, hope you're ok cherry and do keep popping in we will miss you.
The dressage was awful yesterday, the horse had other ideas in his head and did a great impression of a giraffe and fought me all the way 🤔 I felt like a complete idiot and was really quite upset though kept it in till I got home. Felt really down but the upside us that I didn't reach for the bottle!!
Anyway it's another day and a new week...must fit in a swim today.
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Sorry to hear about your test Macintosh it’s really hard when they don’t go as we know they can. I had two poor competitions with my dogs at the weekend both really bombing. Pits you back when you train so hard.
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Better day today...had time for a swim and a nice relax in the sauna and jacuzzi 😉
Sorry to hear about your disappointment with the dogs JJ, better luck next time.
Hope everyone had a good day.
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Rainy day home now after a couple of days away with work. Managed to negotiate two nights out with the help of AF beer!! Was okay. Exhausted now early night for me. How is everyone else doing?
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Glad to hear you had a good couple of days away..JJ...never tried alcohol free beer 🤔
Good day here...riding this morning with a good friend. Thought I was trapped in a carwash this evening as it stopped halfway through 🤣
How are you doing Dougal...not overdosed on the choccy I hope 😉
Time for an Indian takeaway and curl up in front of the tv.
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