Always catching colds - idea

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January 16, 2011

Hi Lynn, I'm starting tomorrow at day 1. I managed 3 days but picked a bit again today so starting again. Good luck - keep checking in here it has really been helping me.

January 17, 2011

Definitely picking causes sicknesses. For one, you're taxing your immune system with the wounds it causes. Second, wounds create openings for germs to get in. Third, if you bite your hands then they don't even have to try to get in wounds. Hopefully the hand sanitizer will help but definitely try the 21 day challenge! I've tried not to pick the past two days and managed to decrease my picking a lot, but I wasn't pick-free. So, in a way I'm starting it tomorrow, as I keep trying to start it. I'm determined to do it tomorrow though, I hardly picked today (once) so I'm thinking I can conquer it tomorrow. Good luck!!

January 27, 2011

I've wondered the same about my nose picking. But I don't think I get sick any more than anyone else. In fact I figure that having my fingers there has probably boosted my immune system because of the exposure. Not that I'm going to rationalize that into continuing to do so. :)