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Well for sure.

Monday, June 13, 2011

On Mother's Day, my mom and I got our nails done. My entire life, I have been a compulsive nail biter. Never low enough to hurt or get infected (like my boyfriend's nails) but it kept them trimmed and gave me something to do with my hands. I got a manicure that cleaned up my nails, and then stopped biting them. For three weeks.

This has been a great accomplishment for me. Yeah, the second I hit that three week mark I went to TOWN on my nails, but I did do it. I kept them clean, painted, and well manicured. And I don't think I'd ever do it again.

As great as accomplishing that was, there were a lot of downfalls. I do a lot of typing and guitar playing - any sort of nail whatsoever greatly inhibits that. The time I was having to put into it was frustrating and rather lengthy. However, because of it, I met a goal AND my nails are a bit stronger (I started taking a calcium supplement to aid the growth and strength of my nails).

I think that it shows I can do something, I can lose weight and I can meet goals if I try. The effort is overwhelming but I really need to want it first. After I meet it, I can crank back a bit and be comfortable with myself - I can be healthy and good looking without being a crazy gym nazi. I don't need to be stick thin, I just need to be thinner.

I just need to know I can do this.
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CHAOSTHEORY635 6/13/2011 8:34PM

    3 weeks is a long time! I've quit several times and started back afterwards...in the middle of a good streak of no-nibbling now, though. (good think i never took up smoking!)

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