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kaizenn 5 years ago

kaizennThe End

So I missed my 3 year anniversary, and then I missed my 4th. I never missed a SINGLE day up until this past Friday night. (8/8/2014)

I’m heartbroken, but whatever. I was camping and drunk as hell. I made it 4 years, 3 weeks, and 1 day, every day.

Well now I’m continuing for the rest of my life. And it’s 100% a habit. It hasn’t been difficult for several years now, so if you want this (and I do recommend that you choose to want it) don’t lose heart when you mess up or when it seems like a lot of work. It’ll end up not even being hard to do if you force it.

Peace out. Body of Christ. 4 months ago


Okay. Today after work I plan to swing by the grocery and get a big bag of disposable floss thingies, along with a jug of water, or something that I can spit my listerine in from my bed. It’s time I get serious about this one; will update tonight! 5 months ago


Will start flossing at night just before bed. Would like to Listerine afterwards as well. 8 months ago

CharlesW89 8 months ago

julianalynnBack on the horse

I really didn’t floss at all for two weeks or more. Trying to get back into the habit.

Starting today. 10 months ago

julianalynnJanuary 12

Flossed today 11 months ago

julianalynnflossed today

January 7 11 months ago

julianalynnFlossed today

I haven’t been consistent about daily flossing but I’m going to try to shoot for every day. 11 months ago

julianalynn 11 months ago

kaizennAlmost 34 Months

Looks like this is going to stick. It’s been almost 3 years, and I haven’t missed a single night- even camping/traveling/etc.

Technically I have passed out a couple times, but I always do it the second I wake up in the morning. And then I’m back on track to do it again that night. (Less than 10 times in 3 years, but it’s nice to be able to save myself like that, and not have to count ever missing a night.)

My plan is to come back on July 17 (2 months and five days from now) because it’ll be my 3 year anniversary. Then I’ll consider this an official win, and close it out. 19 months ago

KimnxenaSet an intention

I made flossing a New Years resolution and flossed both last night and tonight. My gums look better. It makes my smile better. I am using two apps. Healthy habits and bloom. Plus, I listen to a song from my childhood when I floss. And, I made up a bingo card to reward myself for taking healthy actions, flossing being one if them. 23 months ago

deeloouise 4 years ago

mlj43So far so good

I’ve been sticking with doing this twice a week. It is actually not too hard given that I can just do it pretty quickly after brushing my teeth. It also helps that now that I’ve been flossing more regularly it has stopped being like the Battle of Gettysburg is occurring in my mouth. I’ve been tackling this goal along with washing my face every night, so that I’m starting to have an evening hygiene routine. I’ve been keeping up washing my face most nights, usually five or six times a week. Given that I’ve been doing well with twice a week flossing I think it’s time to bump it up to three times a week. 2 years ago

plunderingdesire 2 years ago

larry 7 years ago

mlj43I really should...

I’ve tried to make this a habit many times before and failed. So I think for now my goal will be to floss at least twice a week, with the plan to revise that goal upward once I can be more regular about flossing. 2 years ago

mlj43 2 years ago


They say it takes 28 days to make or break a habit so I’ll mark this goal done once I’ve flossed every day for a month.

I never really made flossing a habit growing up but its never too late to start right?! 2 years ago

goodbyegravity 2 years ago

Canuckhuman 2 years ago

morestylelesswaste 2 years ago


Yesterday I flossed and it felt good. I got a tingly feeling and know that my teeth will look better and my gums will be less puffy. Yay step 1! 2 years ago

CincyPhoenix 2 years ago


Forgot to floss lately, so today I decided that since I have not flossed in awhile and had an upcoming dental appointment, I would give myself a deep cleaning floss treatment with the Glide deep protection floss . . . I was spitting up blood and when I woke up later, I could not finish my sandwich at lunch because one side of my mouth was really sensitive. Several hours later, I’m still in a bit of pain. But on the bright side my teeth look much nicer. Tomorrow, though, I’ll go a bit easier on my gums. 2 years ago


Need to get back on track with flossing. A dental appointment for cleaning is also approaching. Thank goodness that dental insurance, though changed, is still be offered as a benefit at work. Also happy my dentist is on the new plan. 2 years ago


August 1st.

Dental appointment on the 28th this month. I have not been as diligent with flossing. Hopefully I can get them in tip top shape before the appointment and continue after the appointment is over. 2 years ago

larryFeels good.

I’ve been flossing regularly for a few months now. Every once in a while I’ll miss a night, but these nights are so infrequent I don’t count it as a failure. Once I’ve stuck with it for another three months I’ll count is as done. Just need to stick with it for a little longer… 2 years ago

callbell 2 years ago

MillieMarch 2 years ago

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