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Rosy’s ‘Love not smoking’ journey begins

Article by Rosy Holt

Rosy  Holt  has volunteered to share her journey with us as she  follows the’ Love Not Smoking’ programme as outlined in the book by Karen Pine and…….   Rosy  previously managed to give up smoking for 6 years through hypnotherapy. 4 years ago she lapsed, but is determined to stop smoking, and set it as one of her resolutions for 2011.

I met up with Rosy, and Karen Pine, co-author of  Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different , Karen stressed that the programme was as much about ‘giving up’, but more about breaking habits and patterns, and replacing one thing you enjoy (smoking) with another more positive activity.

Karen explained that preparation is key, and  that for the first 2 weeks of the programme Rosy would in fact still be able to smoke, but at different times or in different circumstances to  her usual routine.  Rosy ‘s first official non-smoking day is March 18th, by which time her smoking routine should be sufficiently altered to make the habit easier to break.

We look forward to following Rosy on her ‘do something different and ‘Love not Smoking’  journey- I’m sure she has all of our support!

Rosy is an extremely determined lady and has previously been featured as one of our Fabwomen, where she slept under the Tanzanian stars and helped build a school for local children.

Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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  1. karen pine

    March 9, 2011

    I’m thrilled that Rosy’s going on the Love Not Smoking journey – and sharing it with others.
    I was very impressed by Rosy’s quiet determination when I met her. I thought, ‘this is a lady who does what she says she’s going to do.’
    So I have no doubt she’ll succeed.
    And because she’s on a Do Something Different programme, I’m sure there will be some fun and maybe even surprises along the way … Go Rosy!

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