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Am doing good day 10 now & happy to be keeping on. Glad to see you guys are doing so well (::)

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Hello all,
I’m just back from seeing my young horse (who’s at a pro’s event yard whilst I mend and get riding fit again) He’s looking fabulous, they are doing some amazing things together. Spurs (ha!) me on to continue along on my AF journey to be better both physically and mentally. I can definitely think more clearly now than I can remember.....do you feel this? I am generally much more calm and patient too, plus sleep like a log, which I haven’t for about 30 years! This is one amazing journey!!

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Yeah cherry you sound great jj
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Hello all,
I’m just back from seeing my young horse (who’s at a pro’s event yard whilst I mend and get riding fit again) He’s looking fabulous, they are doing some amazing things together. Spurs (ha!) me on to continue along on my AF journey to be better both physically and mentally. I can definitely think more clearly now than I can remember.....do you feel this? I am generally much more calm and patient too, plus sleep like a log, which I haven’t for about 30 years! This is one amazing journey!!
Interesting my dog trainer said he’d noticed a difference in how calm I am with my dogs doesn’t know about the drinking but could be why.
Just need to see the results with the spaniel now!!!
Your young horse sounds fabulous is it three day eventing you do dougal?
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Morning team.
Terrible cold for me and still so tired.
Day 45 though and in a week I’ll be 50 yrs old!!! Eeek
Have are great day any riding going on today? When will you get back to it dougal?
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Morning all....hope your cold gwts better soon Jj and you'll be amazing at 50 😉
I was riding yesterday had a great session with my coach. CBT session in the afternoon ....that's helping a bit I think but really I'm a tad disappointed I do seem to achieve more on my own, but every little helps I guess.
A little quality time with my folks today and a swim later on. Have just signed up for a charity swim next year..22 miles 😊
Have a great day team.
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Macintosh 22 mile swim that seems a very long way. How long is the channel? Some effort. The days are fair wracking up now guys what are your overall goals. Mine for the first time is forever!!! There it’s out there but I’m taking each day and challenge at a time and the 100 day challenge is my first goal. I’ve done 6/12s before but that’s all it ever was and I went back to old habits pretty quick. Good luck to you all.
Spaniel trial tomorrow!!
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How’s everyone’s day been.
Loving the fact fridays aren’t such an issue anymore.
Great day with spaniel but no silverware.
Day 46. Happy days.
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Good day yesterday, polework clinic with the horse, swimming and dinner at mum and dad's.
Happy days with the spaniel Jj.
Have a good weekend all 😊
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Glad to hear you had a great day Macintosh
Polework clinic sounds brilliant.
Day 68 awesome
Dougal cherry what are you up to?
Off to personal shopper to get dress for party never done it before quite excited.
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Disaster......dislocated my hip - putting a lead on one of my dogs! That simple - it is a replacement, and been in place nearly 4 years with no probs. So, that’s me grounded for a bit (w)
Think my inactivity (due ankle fracture) is a contributing factor. Deary me! Haven’t even considered having a drink as feeling really rotten, and have a stinking cold too! Plus I had such a cocktail of heavy duty drugs since Thurs pm, I’m only just starting to feel ‘normal’. Going to seethe ortho guy who gave me the replacement to see what is the way forward. I wonder if it might no longer be eventing! I did do a bit of eventing (one day) but more recently concentrating on dressage, though the horse is a natural and willing jumper......
Anyway - things will improve. Can’t wait to get back to my clinics Macintosh, I learn so much from everyone else too and usually so much camaraderie amongst the horsey folk! I might have to get back to swimming too, perhaps would help with my current issues!
I wonder how your shopping experience went JJ and well done with the trials. Are you doing anything nice for your 50th? I ran away for mine....didn’t want the fuss, went horse riding in Tuscany.
Starting to feel like I don’t ever want a drink again, this is good - right?

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OMG dougal that’s horrific about your hip. Glad it makes you want to be alcohol free forever though.
Hope you are able to get some rest.
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Dougal wrote:
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Disaster......dislocated my hip - putting a lead on one of my dogs! That simple - it is a replacement, and been in place nearly 4 years with no probs. So, that’s me grounded for a bit (w)
Think my inactivity (due ankle fracture) is a contributing factor. Deary me! Haven’t even considered having a drink as feeling really rotten, and have a stinking cold too! Plus I had such a cocktail of heavy duty drugs since Thurs pm, I’m only just starting to feel ‘normal’. Going to seethe ortho guy who gave me the replacement to see what is the way forward. I wonder if it might no longer be eventing! I did do a bit of eventing (one day) but more recently concentrating on dressage, though the horse is a natural and willing jumper......
Anyway - things will improve. Can’t wait to get back to my clinics Macintosh, I learn so much from everyone else too and usually so much camaraderie amongst the horsey folk! I might have to get back to swimming too, perhaps would help with my current issues!
I wonder how your shopping experience went JJ and well done with the trials. Are you doing anything nice for your 50th? I ran away for mine....didn’t want the fuss, went horse riding in Tuscany.
Starting to feel like I don’t ever want a drink again, this is good - right?
Hey Dougal get well soon

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Hey guys you are all smashing it (::)
It is my OH birthday weekend. We had a day at the seaside when we would usually have many many drinks but although i was sorely tempted managed to stay AF. Hope you all enjoy the weekend :D

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Well done cherry
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Hey Cherry, that’s amazing - good on you. Even better tomorrow morning! (::)

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Dougal how are you doing now hopefully the pain has settled a bit?
Day 49 here two sleeps til the big 50.
So I’ll be 51 days sober on my 50 th birthday. Think it’s the best birthday present I could give to myself.
Today will mainly be spent with dogs and eating lunch!!!
Have a great one team 2/3monthers
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Morning guys....shocked to hear about your hip dougal I hope you're feeling better.
Sounds like a great day you have planned Jj 😊
Swimming for me today.
Have a good one.
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Day 70 Macintosh that’s fantastic.
Enjoy your swim.
Sooo cold here today
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51 days sober and 50 today.
Just about to have breakfast in bed.
Out with dogs then work should be nice to have a bit of pampering there!!
Then a bottle of af fizz and presents in the evening.
Today I feel so much gratitude and so happy to be hear af
Thanks my lovely 3 months.
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