Last year, my husband and I ran a 5k and a 4.2 mile race. We were also very happy with our results. The hot summer months really slowed our progress, but we started running again this fall. I feel very comfortable running 2-3 miles at a time and I would like to increase my mileage and improve my pace.
Today was the first day of the year and we ran only about a mile, but hey…better than nothing!
With the exception of an eight month pull-free time in 2007, I have been pulling a significant amount for almost 10 years. That makes me so depressed. This is the reason that I have to stop this habit in 2013. I can’t be pulling for longer than a decade! One decade of this disgusting habit is enough. I will make this goal my number one priority this year…starting today! I plan to log my progress each day and hopefully can just count down the pull-free days. Looking forward to a time when I don’t have to worry about this anymore. I feel very positive and motivated!
So this past month and a half I haven’t been tracking my progress. It actually hasn’t been a bad time for me habit-wise, I just haven’t consistently done a good job and so have decided not to count the days. I would say I have had about 3 bad days where I have done a lot of damage to my hair. Other than that, a hair here or there. Not good, but not too bad either. I am ready now to set another goal and work towards it again. I would like to focus on 30 day increments leading up to a year pull-free. It will be extremely hard for me, but I think I can do it. I know that I can do these next 30 days and then we will see about the next and the next….
So…I haven’t pulled yet today and I am going to do everything possible to not pull the rest of the day or the evening. I will log in tomorrow and hopefully write an entry about Day 1 pull free!!
I will treat myself to something nice at each 30 day end…like a manicure or a new piece of clothing or an album on iTunes. I am totally ready to try this all again!!
I pulled today. It wasn’t that bad, but I have to be honest. I caught myself and stopped, but the damage was done. I thought maybe I would start over today, but I think I would rather just skip today and resume with my count tomorrow. Why unnecessarily punish myself? I am doing such a great job. So….today does not count toward my initial 60 day goal. We will see how I do tomorrow.
Yesterday was day 31. Doing great!
Yesterday was day 30. That’s just about a month. I have been playing with my hair a lot these past few days and pulling out loose hairs. Not exactly pulling, but I have to watch it and not do that. I am proud of myself. My hair is looking so much better!
Yesterday was day 27…it has been almost a month and it shows! I am really proud of myself and my progress.
Yesterday was day 25. I have been playing with my hair a lot lately, which has resulted in loose hairs coming out. I need to make sure it doesn’t become a habit. I am not counting those hairs because I didn’t actually pull them, but I know I am on the edge of a cliff and I need to pay attention or I could slip back into old patterns. So…still doing well, but I am going to work on being even better.
Yesterday was day 23. Still going strong!!
Yesterday was day 21…that’s three weeks without pulling my hair. I can’t get over how fast my hair grows back if I just give it the chance.
Definitely still on track and I plan to be for a long time. Glad to be at 17 days.
Still doing a great job. My hair is getting fuller and I have a real incentive not to pull now…why would I want to mess up all this great progress. I am trying to get enough rest and to be easy about things. That really helps me. Being tired and stressed are the top reasons I pull in the first place. I can’t believe it has been this long already. I know I can do it for good this time. I’m just happy to be focused on these first 60 days. Once I pull that off, I can get a nice well-deserved treat!
Yesterday was 15 days. Still doing a good job and I intend to keep it up!
Yesterday was two weeks!! I know it is early, but I am already seeing a lot of progress. I know that if I keep this up another couple months, I will really see a big change. I hope I have the strength to continue. I want to be happy and healthy. I am very proud of myself for lasting this long. Anyone with this nasty habit knows how much willpower it takes to even go a few hours without pulling.
Yesterday was day 13 and now I am almost done with day 14. Still going strong and looking forward to a full head of hair in the near future.
Yesterday was day 12. Still holding strong. Almost two weeks!
Yesterday was another good day. I didn’t pull at all and I was stressed out. I am proud of myself and know I can do it this time.
Yesterday was day 10. I guess I am in the habit of posting every couple of days. I am doing a really good job. Really wanted to pull last night, but stopped myself. It just isn’t worth it after such good progress.
Halfway through day 11 so hopefully I can keep it up!
It has been 8 days now. I missed posting yesterday, so I am counting both now. I am so proud of myself for going a week. I have been really good and I am so happy that I continue to do so well. Now for another week!!
I forgot to write yesterday so I get to add another day! It has been 6 days since I last pulled my hair. That is a really REALLY long time for me so I am very happy. It’s amazing how quickly I see a difference. I always think about how one of the hardest parts about this habit is the slow results. It takes forever for hair to grow back and it seems like one slip up sets you back so incredibly far. I am really glad to have just a bit of improvement and incentive to keep going. I am hoping the pregnancy hormones will also help to make my hair grow faster. We will see. Anyways…I am very happy I have made it through 6 whole days. I will do my best today to keep up the good trend.