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Day 4 post no. 2 (is that allowed?) ha ha

Feel like I've just jumped over some sort of hurdle - dont think thats the right expression, cant think how to describe it - except to tell you.

I was out shopping and walking along the street, could smell someone smoking from some distance away and as I got nearer, it was an elderly gent in a wheelchair and what could have been his wife standing beside him. They had both just lit up but as I passed the lady coughed, that deep throat cough that I had myself just a few days ago. I would have thought I would feel like ripping the cig out of her fingers but I didn't - I just felt very sorry for her. How good is that? Feel like thats some sort of Good Thing happened there and it quite surprised me to be honest. Woo hoo, go me!! :cool:

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Go Viv

Way to Viv....pity is what you are supposed to feel when you see

someone smoking, not envy...

Keep up the no smoking.


Well done viv - big step forward. First thing I started noticing was the smell. Even outdoors at several paces I could smell someone smoking before I saw them - and don't envy them in the slightest.



Thats Fab Viv,

Your doing just great and on day 4 to boot. You keep strong girl things get better and better.xxxxxx


Hi Vivienne :D

Day 4 post 2 of course it's allowed you post as often as you like and for whatever reason you like

What a lovely thing happened for you as you say it must have felt like a huge hurdle you jumped today with that lady and her Hubby

That you felt sorry for her with not even a little bit of envy shows just how far you've come in a very short space of time

Vivienne that is not just good that is AWESOME this early in your quit give yourself a big pat on the back and here's a Big Hug for you and some flowers


marg xxx


Hi Kate :)

Well done on day 4 that's great and you sound very bright and chirpy

Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here

are 2 I found very good to start you off and

Read,read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

This link is good for the psychological part of quitting

Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK




Thank you all so much for that support, especially you Marg, you are so encouraging, thank you millions and millions - you really have your finger on the pulse with it all. The flowers are lovely, my fav. colour too. xx

I do know I'm not supposed to feel envy - it was just that I was so surprised that I didn't feel it - it gave me such a boost when I realised it and an inner smile!!

Kate so pleased to hear you are doing well too - we are real stars - go us girls!! I thought today for the very first time (mind you, first time I've been out really since Monday, a lot of soul searching and hand/heart wringing has gone on!) and I do think it smells terrible too. Makes me feel ashamed of myself. However, I will never be one of those sanctimonious people and not ever say anything to those smoking because thats their free choice, as it was mine all those years and we all live our lives in the best way we can at the time. I will never judge anyone else as I think thats just plain wrong.

Very many thanks also to Linda and Sue, I appreciate your encouragement so much - we are all great.

Kate yes, roll on day 5 - bring it on!! Have you joined the November quitters club Kate? I will look out for you on there.

Love Vivienne. x


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