Take the 48 Hour NO-PICKING Challenge!
Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:24 PM
Pledge now to start the challenge. You CAN stop this destructive habit. Let us know if you are in and be sure to us and tell us how you did!
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:36 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:44 AM
48 hours, here we go.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:00 AM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:36 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:06 PM
Well, OUR faces are going to look good. Maybe not everyone else's...
Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:34 PM
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:14 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:26 PM
therefore i raise my hand and say "count me in"
Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:40 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:03 PM
I'm in. I think I am just starting to realize how bad a problem my picking has been all these years.
I have a link to share with you all ... maybe you've seen this already?
stop self injurious skin picking
Gotta warn you, there's a lot of information there, and no way can you take it all in at once. Just bookmark the site and stop by when you can to help you keep on track. Also, I have to say, there was some questionable skin science. But overall, there's a lot of good stuff on there. For me, the stories from chronic pickers REALLY hit home ... as in, Oh. My. God. I have a real problem here.
In the interests of recovery (I think this is Step 4?) I am going to share my (least) favorite little skin picking story.
This was my senior year in college. I came back to the row house around 2 AM, fairly drunk and incredibly frustrated. See, I'd gone to a party at the Deke house that night to hook up with my very, very favorite hookup (whom I hoped might be more than a hookup someday). But at the very end of the party, he said he was TOO TIRED and had to get up early, and he was going to bed. Alone.
So then I knew ... he just wasn't that into me (so to speak). So I came home, alone, and went straight into the bathroom to pick my face. It was nice having the whole bathroom all to myself, no one barging in on my little pickfest. But I got tired standing in front of the sink, leaning in toward the mirror, so I sat on the sink. And picked. And sat. And picked. And sat. For about an hour.
And then CRASH, the sink fell off the wall and shattered into about ten million pieces.
And icy cold water sprayed all over the whole fucking room.
And the RA and about 10 other people came racing in half-dressed, and there I was soaked and half-drunk with my oozing face giving the whole damn story away.
"I was just leaning on it and it gave way ... " yeah, right ...
I am red with shame just remembering. And that was 20 years ago.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:22 PM
BTW, very funny story Queen!
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:09 PM
Let the games begin...
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:11 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:15 AM
so I wont pick tonight, and I'll let y'all know what happens.