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June 04, 2010

i should add that in my researching when i got serious, i found this site and felt like so many of you - so happy to find i wasn't alone with this infliction. in that, i found inspiration and strength to attempt to quit with a new resolve. i wasn't sure enough of myself to join the 40 day challenge so i started my own, a one hour or one day at a time challenge. i surprised myself and lasted a week and then i joined the 40 day challenge. gee, maybe i'm at 107 days now !! lol . anyway, this site and the kind words of support i received really helped me along my way. thank you, everyone !! i may not spend as much time here as i did, but i will check in from time to time. remember, i have posted many topics here about stuff that has helped me and what i felt would also help everyone so check those out if you haven't already. all the best to you all !!!!! ♥♥♥
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June 04, 2010

kmj I'm very happy for you! I hope we NEVER hear from you again (encouraging statement)! Checking and sharing good stuff will never hurt. I admit, I'm not ready for the challenge, yet. But when I am I will think of you! See my reply to My Wish for You-
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June 19, 2010

On June 3, wildflower said: .... thank you! ☺♥☺ .....
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June 19, 2010

update ... it is now 115 days after i began my challenge ..... i will admit that all's not gone well - that urges still happen and i have picked ... but i've managed to not allow any major sessions to happen ... i manage to stop myself before i go completely overboard .... i get upset with myself for allowing any relapse, but i also forgive myself because i am not perfect ... i praise myself for being able to control myself as well as i do and that is much much much better than i was .... i still need to work hard and harder at meeting my objective to not do harm to my skin .... i realize it will be a constant effort ... it is easy to relapse .... here's hoping the three sores i'm sporting will heal up quickly and i can enjoy completely healed skin with no bandages or makeup required soon .... best wishes and strength to all of you out there trying for the same !!!
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June 24, 2010

and now it's 128 days or so ..... and i've had a major setback ... i feel awful ... i guess i let my troubles get the better of me because it's so easy to do so .... it's hard to not pick and so easy to do so .... i'm not scared like i was back then ... fear was a great motivator .... i know i'm strong when i need to be and it's just a matter of determining what that "need" is ... and i am down and low and weak and let that win .... i sure hope i can call this low bottom enough for me to get serious again .... maybe it's the summer heat ... the sun .... oh the excuses .... i just didn't stop myself where i was able to before ... i let myself succumb ... i let myself down .... back to makeup again .... so much for feeling proud of myself ........
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June 29, 2010

Hey hey hey!!! Don't you dare give up now! You have come so far. You had a setback, you just had a major accomplishment. too.. do not let that fade. That was amazing. You are an inspiration. Read your previous posts.. you love the way it feels to have healed skin. It will heal and you will be proud again. You are the reason why I try so hard with this.. I need you to do this so that I can do it too. Get up and fight! for it I know you have it in you.
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June 29, 2010

thank you for your support ... you are right ... i must find it within myself again ... i hate open sores ... i hate wearing bandages ...i hate the redness ... i hate wearing makeup ... i hate taking it off and disturbing my sores ..... i've allowed myself to succumb to bad habits and attitudes ... i know that's what it is mostly ... i have gotten weaker and must get stronger and back on the wagon ... i must get serious again ... i know i'm capable of getting there again and i do want to be back there ... all healed up .... it felt so good ... i felt so proud ... i want to be healed up for my upcoming birthday too .... dang!!! ... i had been doing so good .... *sigh* ....
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July 03, 2010

I have been hungrily reading everything on this forum, trying to get a grip and have come across so many amazing and supporting posts from you . If you fall off, get back up and keep going. Don't beat yourself up. I'm just on day 1 and already picked but I'm also looking at the many times today I didn't pick that ordinarily I would have. Tomorrow we can try to do better. progress not perfection.
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July 03, 2010

thank you so much for your support. it means a lot to me. i do intend to get up and dust myself off and get back on the wagon. a sufferer for decades, many years in denial, and having tasted success and subsequent setbacks, i truly know how insidious this disorder is, but also that with determination it can be addressed. i'm very heartened to hear the determination in your words that are so necessary for conquering this. yes indeed, we must look at the positive and not the negative and build on it. and vow to do better and better with each day, celebrating our successes. it's not easy. it requires vigilance. and good support. again, thank you for yours. let's do better tomorrow. i'm sporting 5 bandages tonight and will not let that number increase. i want to heal my skin. i want to not need them. i'm tired of them, as valuable and necessary as they are to me. it felt so good to not need them for those weeks i was healed. i slacked off and am paying the price as a reminder that vigilance pays off and is imperative. i am a pickaholic and must not allow myself to relapse again. i am strong and can do it. i've done it before. i will do it again. let's beat this! thank you, too, for your kind words for my posted topics.
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June 04, 2010

CONGRATS! You are an inspiration :) ■ ~why me (whyyou? whyanyofus?)
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June 04, 2010

What an accomplishment! That's amazing! I wish you the best of luck for the next 100 days. I've been a compulsive skin picker for 11 years now, and I'm officially starting my day 1 tomorrow. I hope I can make it as far as you have! :o) ~Wade
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June 04, 2010

Congratulations!! That's awesome. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you.