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Car wash sounds scary! Macintosh. Curry and curl up sounds great.
I’ve woken up with a sore eye hopefully get an emergency appointment at opticians very frustrating. Put the scuppers on my day.
Was going to train dogs but just can’t concentrate when eye won’t open.
Day 38 however getting prouder by the day of the days stacking up.
Have a great day guys.
Dougal how are you.
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Hi all,
I feel your dressage pain Mackintosh.......hopefully you got some encouraging comments from the judges too, was it BD? JJ, I broke my ankle, bones are healed but all the soft tissue is still very sore, agony at times actually. Proper riding I can’t yet do.......sitting on my million year old mare and going for a short hack is ok.
I think I am going to have to lay off chocolate - giving me terrible headaches, like really bad!
Delighted to report I have just returned from a funeral where the meeting place was the pub and had a glass of port thrust in my hand. I held it for a while, did the cheers thing and pretended to have a sip (didn’t) then gave it to some random stranger who happily polished it off! Genius! (::) At the wake had an alcohol free beer, talked to a few folk that’d I’d not seen for ages, then made my ‘gotto go and get the horses in and walk the dogs before it gets too dark’ excuse, and have left them all to it. Very pleased with self!
Have black tie do at the weekend, not feeling enthusiastic about that.......
Day 47 and holding strong!

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Well done dougal fantastic job with the port. Impressive. Soo tired at the moment and can’t stop eating sweets. This is so frustrating as I’ve just spent 6 months loosing three stone at weight watchers worked so hard and don’t want to put it on again. However realise that sobriety comes first.
6 weeks approaching fast. That is the important thing. Good luck team. Helps do much having you alongside. JJ
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Good morning :\:
Excellent work with the port Dougal well impressed. The dressage was just at our halloween yard show so nothing too grand. I'm not a confident rider so doing these things are great leaps forward for me.
Jj I seem to have a sweeter tooth since quitting the booze....it's tough keeping the weight in check isn't it. Hopefully the swimming is helping me.
Better kick on with the day.
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Hi Mackintosh, Dougal & JJ
Day 6 & back on the 7 day thread. I feel rather silly now for caving in last weekend, never mind I have decided to give it my all this time!
You guys are doing sooo well. I know what you mean JJ about the sweet tooth, I am the same but I suppose it's the lesser of the 2 evils!
Have a good weekend \:)/

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Nice to hear from you cherry well done in getting right back on it. Another big competition tomorrow for my spaniel fingers crossed goes better
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Thanks JJ & good luck for tomorrow ;)?

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Thanks cherry
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Hi Cherry, good to see you back!
C’mon Mr/s spaniel , go strut ur stuff (is it agility?)
Giving up the booze is not a guarantee of weight loss, I dropped a stone and a half pre soberness, and gained half a stone since - but haven’t been able to do much due accident so inevitable really - especially due to my new found passion for ‘Ben and Jerrys’! Never mind, lesser of 2 evils indeed.
It seems my employer has become rather irritated at my long term sick status.....so has verbally (on the phone) terminated my contract! (I’m not being paid anything whilst off) Nice to feel valued (w) almost cried. Very nearly opened a bottle of something (anything!) but didn’t - Jees, some folk have no idea how fragile an individual might be.
Black tie do tomorrow.....oh god, but it’s day 50 tomorrow so I’m celebrating that and my new unemployed status with cranberry juice!

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Dougal that is sooo tough you are doing so well not reaching for the bottle. Impressive. People have absolutely no idea.
It’s trialling for my little miss!
Have a great time at your black tie event. You’ll feel amazing tomorrow for being on the cranberry.
Congrats on day 50. I’m day 40 today. Both big achievements.
See you soon. Jx
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Dougal so sorry to hear about your job, super well done for not reaching for that bottle. Good luck with the black tie do later....you'll smash it !
Good luck with your spaniel today JJ 🍀
Great to see you Cherry so glad you're back on track.
Amazing achievement Jj and Dougal 40 and 50 days (::)
Nothing to report here...but that's good isn't it ?!
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Spaniel did okay but no silverware I’ll keep plugging on. Busy day today. Out for parkrun with my son this morning then training day with dogs. My lovely nephew is coming for curry tonight so will be rushing around to fit everything in.
The trigger time after a day like today is normally when I get home and stop about 8pm but I’ve bought this AF spirit called free spirit on line and it gives me something to fix up as a distraction. It tastes really nice and I use a big balloon glass so I feel like it’s a grown up drink. Working for those real trigger times so far.
What do you guys use to get through the trigger times?
Keep on guys and have a Lovely Sunday
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JJ, competing with any animal requires such commitment doesn’t it. Just to take part is massive! Your time for silverware will come and each step to get there has to be commended! Each time I get out with my horse in my trailer, compete to a standard that I’m at least not ashamed of, and get back home again is success enough for me, and I now give myself a massive pat on the back for even that - no matter what happens with my placement!
Black tie do was a success, had a really good time. Bit awkward initially with the questions over why I didn’t have a glass of champagne as was offered when we arrived but it soon got forgotten and what I really enjoyed was moving around a a big group of people (without wobbling!) and having meaningful conversations. And then I won (raffle) a bottle of Prosecco and 4 really lovely champagne flutes! Of all the people that could win the Prosecco! Going to buy myself some ‘non-secco’ of whatever it’s called to go in my very lovely glasses!
Feeling fabulous this morning......to hell with the job, was bored of it anyway! Going out for a little clippity clop on my neddy with hubby this am - life is good, hurrah!
Trigger times for me are lessening, and I just have a nice cup of tea.....so English!
Love to hear what you think about the ‘Free Sririt’ - have been toying with it myself..
Have a great Sunday ;)?

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Well done dougal that’s awesome what an achievement irony about the Prosecco.
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Just saying hi guys...& Happy Monday :\:

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Hi cherry happy Monday to you too. How are you doing
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:\: Hi cherry....how are you?
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Morning team.
Busy morning so far up at crack of dawn ( well even before it was pitch black ) to train dogs. Good session then eye appointment bought a couple of birthday presents sneaky wee roll and sausage for breakfast now off to work.
Big competition on Friday working our socks off for it. If there were prizes for effort we’d romp home.
What’s everyone else up to today?
Day 43 into the seventh week.
Bring it on.
Still sleeping sooo much and can’t get enough in bed at 8pm last night.
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Hi there keeping my fingers crossed for you JJ.
Spending some quality time with my son today...off to see Zombieland double tap 😱
Have a good day all 😊
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Zombieland double tap?!?
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