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Biting my nails

Monday, August 05, 2013

For a challenge on one of my teams I have to work on something and this is my vice...would you call it a vice?? Dr. Pepper is a vice, smoking is a vice, but is nail biting?

I hate to admit such a terrible habit, but I have learned that other adults also bite their nails...I'm not alone!!

I had an injury to my left hand and couldn't turn my hand over to bite the nails. Who else can say their injury was for the good. For whatever reason, I also let my nails on my right hand grow too. That was last year. I have managed to let my FINGER nails grow, not so the thumb nails. As long as I bite the thumb nails I know I haven't beat the habit.

They say it is some underlying reason, lbut maybe so when I was a kid, but I think after all this time it has just become a habit. It isn't because I'm watching a scary movie (which I'm trying not to watch any more) or worry, I just bite without realizing it. Then when I do notice wht I am doing, I go ahead and finish the job, have to get that sharp piece of nail off.

I need to work on this. I could have used getting over my fear of spiders for this challenge, but I'm not ready to go there.

(posted to my TDR)

  
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NBARNES 11/6/2013 4:04PM

    You are just too funny! One of my colleagues at work bites her nails, they're literally about 1/4 of an inch long so it's pretty bad with her - but you know what, I've never actually seen her do it!

Good luck with stomping the vice!

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-COURT- 11/6/2013 1:20PM

    Yes, as a matter of fact I did get over biting my thumb nails. To tell the truth, I prayed about it. I know the Holy Spirit can help in all areas so took a chance. I have had thumb nails for a few weeks. They do chip so I file them down so now they almost come to a point, but a rounded point emoticon ....well I try to shape the point lets say, but at least I have nails. Yay!!!

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PATTIEMCD 11/5/2013 11:53PM

    It's been 3 months since this post....did you manage to quit biting your nails ?

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-COURT- 8/8/2013 12:01PM

    My MIL gave me fake nails for Christmas one year and I let mine grow out enough to put them on. You can only leave them on so long and then take them off. I had nice nails!......for a while. That was a long time ago. At least it is only the thumb nails I bite now. Was afraid that I'd start biting the one that broke off, but so far so good. Knock on wood.....what? no emoticon for that?

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XSCAPEREALITY82 8/8/2013 4:10AM

    I always had the worst time stoping biting my nails. I am 31 and a half, and I just recently cut the habit out. I went to a class at the end of June called "Change Anything". There's also a book out. It talks about how there are outside influences that stop you from making changes. Once you recognize these "critical moments", then you can work to overcome them. I have had nails for over 8 weeks now. I still chew on the strong tips but no more biting the nail completely. Also, I have found a good motivator for keeping nails. Manicures. It's so much cheaper to get a mani/pedi than a full set and a pedi! I save about 20 dollars. Good luck!

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NBARNES 8/7/2013 6:28PM

    LOL - you are too funny! Love how to turned that lemon of an injury into lemonade - good for you. Good luck licking the nail-biting habit, and you're right, you could have SO many worse vices.

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PATTYKLAVER 8/7/2013 8:36AM

    Habits are hard to change (or get into). I think there are products out there that you can put on your nails that taste terrible. So then, in theory, you \quit biting your nails. I wish you luck.

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MAGGIEVAN 8/5/2013 8:28PM

    You can do it. You don't have to name it, go back to your childhood days or do a deep analysis. Just do it NOT!

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LOPEYP 8/5/2013 7:20PM

    Good luck. I'm sure I have a bad habit or two that I could give up,. emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/5/2013 7:05PM

    Did you ever see the TV show, Monk? He had a very long list of fears and in one episode, Natalie and her daughter were trying to help him with just one fear but he couldn't do it. Later in the show he could when he became a 9-year old again, an accident of hypnosis. Like you, as a child, I learned some irrational fears that, with years of practice, are now part of my life. Slowly I am using the same method I am using to loose weight here and I am okay with that. emoticon

I wish you the best with your challenge. You are working hard here and can apply the same tactics to any other goals you have. emoticon

Chelsea emoticon

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The Storm is Over Now by R. kelly

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwK3xkFvakc

Lyrics:
I was in a tunnel
And couldn't see the light
And whenever I'd look up
I couldn't see the sky
Sometimes when I'm standin'
It seems like I done walked for miles
And my heart could be cryin'
Dead in the middle of a smile

But then I climbed the hills
And saw the mountains
I hollered help 'cause I was lost
Then I felt the strong wind
Heard a small voice sayin'

The storm is over
(The storm is over now)
And I can see the sunshine
(Somewhere beyond the clouds)
I feel Heaven, yeah
(Heaven is over me)
Come on and set me free, whoa

Now in the midst of my battle
All hope was gone
Downtown in a rushed crowd
And felt all alone
And every now and then
I felt like I would lose my mind
I've been racin' for years
And still no finish line, oh

But then I climbed the hills
And saw the mountains (Mountains)
I hollered help 'cause I was lost
Then I felt the strong wind
And then a small voice sayin'

The storm is over
(The storm is over now)
And I can see the sunshine
(Somewhere beyond the clouds)
I can feel Heaven, yeah
(Heaven is over me)

Come on and set me free

Somehow my beginning stepped right in (Right in)
Then faith became my friend (My friend)
And now I can depend
On the voices of the wind
When it's sayin' (Sayin')

The storm is over
(The storm is over now)
And I can see the sunshine
(Somewhere beyond the clouds)
I can feel Heaven, yeah
(Heaven is over me)

Won't you come and set me free
Won't you set me free

The storm is over
(The storm is over now)
And I can see the sunshine
(Somewhere beyond the clouds)
I can feel Heaven, yeah
(Heaven is over me)
Won't you come and set me free

[Ad lib until fade]

  
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ANGORA4 8/1/2013 1:48AM

    Thanks for sharing, amazing lyrics.

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PEGGYO 7/31/2013 12:08PM

    thanks

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PATTYKLAVER 7/31/2013 9:23AM

    I don't know how song writers do that - they write what we need to hear, what touches our hearts, what motivates us to continue. Thanks for sharing.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/31/2013 6:26AM

    :::sniffling::: I was just missing "seeing" you and came to say hello and found this wonderful song. Thank you. How ARE you? emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/30/2013 4:04PM

    Nice song (and the words). emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/30/2013 3:44PM

    What an UPLIFTING song, my Courti!! Come n' set me FREE, yeah!! Thanks for sharing, sweetie.

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Re: Recycling ideas

Monday, July 29, 2013

I had an e-mail with some really neat ideas, but couldn't figure how to get it on here so I found another site.
www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleani
ng-organizing/double-duty-household-it
ems#slide-1

  
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ILOVETOCRUISE 7/30/2013 8:58AM

    These are good.
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I use the rubber bands from the post office to wrap bags of food to help them stay closed when I put them in the freezer.


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PATTYKLAVER 7/30/2013 8:52AM

    Thanks for the useful tips. I wrote down a few to remember them and to put them in use.

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/29/2013 7:46PM

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NBARNES 7/29/2013 5:42PM

    You're always on to something new emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/29/2013 3:04PM

    I love that 1st rubber band idea, Courti!!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/29/2013 1:54PM

    Thanks for sharing dear.. REcycling is always a good idea..

hugs,
Dawn

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Self-Esteem Quotes

Sunday, July 28, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_CjzgZbYYs

  
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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/29/2013 9:54AM

    Thank you, Courti!! I *love* that one: There is only one corner of the universe you can only be certain of improving, and that's your own self. emoticon



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TONYAB2000 7/29/2013 8:52AM

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PATTYKLAVER 7/29/2013 7:51AM

    This site is great. Thanks for sharing.

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PEGGYO 7/29/2013 7:25AM

    thanks

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PATTISWIMMER 7/28/2013 10:52PM

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My own worse enemy

Friday, July 26, 2013

I sometimes feel like I am my own worse enemy. If I had a magic wand, I'd create my own personal trainer. Someone who would be sure I made out my meal menu for the week and kept track that I ate what I had listed. Make sure I kept up with whatever exercises I had planned for the day. I don't track, just can't get into that routine. I hated it when I did do it, but it did help to keep me in range.

Since I don't always seem to be able to do this myself, it is so easy to let things slide, I need to keep in mind the things I've read, like the blog I read earlier today by Vlinder2013.

I need to do this for me and not to get points for a challenge. Sometimes I only do enough to get by, but I need to do more. But, I can very easily talk myself out of doing what I should be doing.

Bad me....slap my hands and stand in the corner.....doing squats or calf raises.


P.S.
No more on again off again. I'm taking charge and doing what needs to be done, but would still be nice to have a conscious to nag me into making sure it gets done. The buddy system always seems to fizzle out after a while. Everyone has their own problems and life to contend with, so I'll be my own buddy. A person needs to be accountable to themself eventually.

So, I'm not going to be my own worse enemy any more.

  
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FITNHEALTHYKAL 7/31/2013 6:32AM

    Such wise friends you have Court! Life IS an adventure and a journey and not a diet with a beginning and an end date. We are LIVING and as such we have ups and downs and good and bad. You have to find what does work for you because otherwise you will rebel against it, fight it and ultimately not do it and it won't work. Sometimes that takes a looooong time and lots of trial and error but you CAN and you WILL find YOUR happy place that works for you and makes this journey more palatable (yes, it's all about food) emoticon But it can be all about food and still a funderful thing too so find COURT's way and embrace it and run with it full of joi de vivre! emoticon

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GIELLIOT 7/29/2013 11:16PM

    I have this problem, too! When I track, I do well. But I HATE tracking. I make too many recipes, changing them up, etc., and it takes me a good hour every day to track. A big pain in the behind. So I don't do it.

And exercise... on/off... today I did the most I've done in a few weeks, and it felt great! But I need to push myself and do it again tomorrow. I know I CAN--just like I know YOU can!!--I just have to make myself... LOVE myself enough to do it.

You CAN do it! You are worth it, and it won't take as much effort as you think. Besides, you will be so happy and proud of yourself when you are done!! Be sure to boast about it on SP, too--we'll continue to cheer you on!!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 7/29/2013 2:19PM

    Create a devil and angel persona to sit on each shoulder or make an imaginary good cop /bad cop. Let these guys duke it out when it comes to your choices----one at a time. It might help you get in better touch with yourself and be a great buddy to YOU-Kris

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JANEITESARAH 7/27/2013 10:16PM

    I have this problem, too. I did really well until a few weeks ago, and then BAM, it's was on-again-off-again, and I can't make myself do what I know I need to do. But you're right. No more- it needs to stop! I can be accountable to me!

emoticon You can do this!

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PEGGYO 7/27/2013 9:52AM

    way to go!

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KACAR51 7/27/2013 9:49AM

    Sometimes doing things because we feel we "HAVE" to do them is hard. We want to rebel like we did when we were kids! To me tracking is one of the easiest things in this weight loss journey. I guess I just need to see it to know that I am doing what I "Need" to do to get healthy! emoticon emoticon

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ANGORA4 7/26/2013 11:09PM

    We all have an inner child desperate to just have fun. Who wants to fight fun and easy? There was an old Calvin & Hobbes comic strip about that:

Calvin:The TV listings say this movie has “adult situations.” What are adult situations?
Hobbes:Probably things like going to work, paying bills and taxes, taking responsibilities...
Calvin: Wow, they don’t kid around when they say “for mature audiences.”

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Perhaps the real hard part is deciding to choose to do the hard thing, and then just do it.

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/26/2013 9:47PM

    I think we all feel that way at times. You can do this!!

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DR1939 7/26/2013 8:08PM

    If you hate to do menus develop a list of menus and then rotate them through a two-week or month-long period. You have to do some work at first but then it's just copying. Also if you find something is just okay, cut that out and find a substitute that you love. There's no reason to eat something you don't like. How do I know that the menu idea works, because that's how I solved my procrastination with menu making.

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/26/2013 3:52PM

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I've been having computer problems. Mine crashed so have to find one to track. Tracking is the only thing that keeps me honest. I've lied to myself for so long about so many things....it feels like confession for the soul. You'll find your own rhythm but I hope you'll stick with SP.
"I didn't cheat at school
or take what wasn't mine...
but oh, how many times I lied
about feelings I kept inside."

And I did a damn good job of stuffing them down with food!!
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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/26/2013 3:21PM

    Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace. -T.F. Hodge

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/26/2013 2:03PM

    I wouldn't call myself bad. You are learning, like the rest of us, how to best do SP and mistakes are a normal and needed part of the process. I rather make mistakes trying than be bored. Life is an adventure and a journey. Keep up the good work and thanks for trusting us with your feelings.
Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLAHH 7/26/2013 1:45PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself. We all struggle but as long as we don't give up we're still successful!
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