I’ve stopped biting eight of my nails. Recently I have only been biting my thumb nails occasionally. It has actually been fairly easy but I have been wearing false nails quite often which obviously makes it impossible for me to bite them.
My next step is to completely get rid of the nail to mouth impulse which I do still have and to stop biting my thumb nails.
After that I need to work on the condition of my nails, years of biting and poor care has left them weak and messy and the false nails aren’t helping. But I’m going to make sure the impulse to bite is completely gone before I stop wearing false nails and start trying to strengthen my nails.
I think my biting ban only ever lasts a couple of weeks tops. I need to stop, they look so horrible. During the summer I wore false nails constantly, I want to be able to paint my own nails and look after them, rather than hide them away under pieces of plastic.
I loved the feeling of having long, lovely nails so I really want to stop. I feel like I have literally tried everything time and time again. I’m going to start applying strengthener and stop’n’grow again to deter me, so hopefully it works again, and then I can just attempt to push past and finally quit once and for all.
Wish me luck!?
has (for the first time ever) gone down in my list of priorities. I still want to do it, but I realise that at the moment doing well in my degree and making the most of my last year at university is more important. I’m not saying it has to be one or the other, but for me I feel that I would rather put the focus elsewhere for the time being.
I am trying(and to be honest, failing a little) to snack less and exercise more, and with work I’m definitively getting fitter as it’s more active and I have to walk to and from there everyday. But I just don’t feel the need to make a hugely conscious effort to loose weight at the moment.
I don’t know how I’ll feel after Christmas, I might have my traditional ‘can do’ attitude for a couple of months next year, before I realise that maybe juggling everything isn’t as easy as writing it all down on a piece of paper titled ‘resolutions’.
For now I’m happy with my decision to put this goal on the back burner for a couple of months at least, I’m not quitting by any means, just prioritizing.