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April 30, 2012

day 58.... didn't pick today!
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May 02, 2012

day 59...I came to visit my dad in california....i guess luckily, i was in a car all day so i didn't really have time to concentrate on picking! day 60 however, i picked a little...this week away from home is going to be hard for me but i have faith that i can control the urges. i don't have my bedroom or bathroom mirrors covered for me and little reminder notes every where but i have my brain and my will and determination. the pick tonight was not for too long, only ten minutes and it wasn't bad per say...I am strong. I can do this! i have another therapy session and i want to impress myself when i add up the hours i picked... yay!
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May 03, 2012

day 61..im a little pick antsy today but trying to stay strong!
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May 04, 2012

61 days! That's awesome, you inspired me to start my own commitment. I want to be able to say Day 61 : ) I'm posting in the forum under "One day at a time"
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May 05, 2012

Great! I look forward to following your progress. you know, originally i started and i think aboutt 14 days in i started over...Its difficult but logging here every day or trying to at least has helped immensely. I wish you the best...We can beat this!
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May 05, 2012

day 62 and 63...I tried really hard to be strong...it work for the most part. had a little 8 minute pick session just now...i was overstimulated and upset. i let the emotions get to me. It sure is hard when I'm away from home...keeping strong!
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May 06, 2012

day 64...not feeling antsy today kept busy exercising and running errands HOORAY!
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May 06, 2012

Do you mind if I post a summary each night of how my day has gone? I always think I can beat this habit. But it has beaten me a million times over the last 15 years or so. So I need to be realistic and accept that its going to take more than a bit of willpower (cos I certainly don't seem to have any of that!). So... today I let myself down. And now I feel like shit. I hate it when I rest my head on the pillow at night, and worry about weeping or bleeding on the pillow. I'm hoping for a better day tomorrow. I won't intrude on your comment stream, toomuchpressure. I'll start my own. Thanks for giving me the idea! Best of luck to you :)
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May 06, 2012

Of course please post your summary each night! It really, truly helps...I think if we track our progress daily, as tedious as it may become sometimes, we can start to see patterns and recognize behaviors...it is really eye opening! You know, i used to tell myself that will power did not work and now i look at it differently! i still dont believe i have will power, BUT i do have the power to slowly change my thoughts and habits and so do you! I know it sucks major when we have a session but dont ever be too hard on yourself! Forgive yourself and realize that you are special and CAN fight this! We can do this...we really can! I would love to read about your updates so be sure to start soon! :) Best of luck!!
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May 06, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have started my own daily log - "I want to kick this habit". I would be so happy if I could beat it and I'm glad I've found other people who understand what I'm going through. I'll keep checking in your progress. Stay strong, and thank you again for your words of support :)
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May 07, 2012

day 65...I was VERY extremely overstimulated tonight and proud to let you all know that I fought it! Its a great feeling. I would love to achieve that over and over and i can! :) WE all can!
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May 08, 2012

day 66 went well today! picked when i got home but only a little! yay fighting it!
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May 08, 2012

So inspiring!!!!
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May 08, 2012

Good luck:)I felt like I was getting control but then I just had another zone out session and now I'm back to where I started. You've motivated me to start a week long commitment so thanks for that!!!!! I just wanted to be able to say 'I used to do that' or even be able to see what my skin could be like minus the self sabotage!!! Just downloaded a bubble wrap app so I'm gonna see if that works, best thing is it comes with loud sound effects. If only there could be a siren in real life that would go off when I went to pick at my face. Feeling confident, god I hope this time I can finally do this!!!!!
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May 08, 2012

I believe in you. I think that we all have struggles in life and this is a big one we need to learn to forgive ourselves and to grow and to make this habit make us stronger I noticed your username is no day but today are you a rent fan it's my favorite musical
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May 08, 2012

Absolutely!!!! Makes me cry everytime I watch the bway DVD!!! I like that mentality, forgiveness is something I've never really thought about. Can I just say its so remarkable to me how inspiring it is to have an absolute stranger saying their believe in you, thanks so much! So glad I found this website:)
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May 09, 2012

I did the musical in high school and It changed my life! I love watching the DVD too! and of course, forgiving ourselves is so important. This problem we have does not define us as human beings! and I just think it is important for us all the be supportive of each other...we all have loved ones who care but if they don't have it...they don't get it! But luckily, all of us can relate here on skin pick and it's wonderful to have this site! :)
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May 09, 2012

day 67...i was touchy feel and scratched a few on my back but i spent the afternoon with my good friend...i didn't want to pick when i got home! hooray!
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May 10, 2012

day 68....THIS IS BIG! I came home, ate, went to the downstairs bathroom where i do most of my picking...i looked in the mirror from afar and said i will just look and then...i rejected that! I said to myself, if i look i will pick...so i went potty and left! so genius! Im so happy...moving up folks!
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May 12, 2012

day 69 I did pick but i controlled it! i picked like 4 that were ripe haha and i didn't touch after...making huge progress folks...my therapy session also went super well! I love working with annette so much! I know its a big step but everyone should do therapy with her! i had a Skype session and it was great! here is her website!! :) http://bfrbcoaching.com/ day 70 wow! already at day 70 this is cuhrazy! so today i hung out with some good friends and i got my ear pierced again! i love it. No pick friday! i can do this!
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May 13, 2012

day 70/71 Im doing pretty well! i need to commit to my new breathing exercises more but overall i am feeling the control over this! its amazing!!! :D
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May 15, 2012

day 72...did well overall...did one breathing exercise...picked for about five minutes...very antsy gave in a little tonight but did well overall! :D
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May 16, 2012

day 73...i think I'm starting to ignore it! its wonderful.. i still have very strong urges don't get me wrong..but i am staying busy! it helps :)
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May 18, 2012

day 74 and 75 going well! staying strong is hard but it is working!
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May 18, 2012

day 76 i feel antsy and picky today but i am going to cover my mirror and try some breathing exercises and keeping my time occupied!
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May 19, 2012

day 77 i picked a little yesterday but not a lot! its easier to control nowadays! I'm feeling very much in control today! yay
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May 23, 2012

day 78 79 80...i have been feeling super antsy lately...this is so hard! I'm starting to get back on track with exercise and stuff...super hard! i can do it though...therapy on thursday...i need it!!!
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May 23, 2012

day 81...staying strong!!
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May 24, 2012

day 82! just had therapy and learned a lot! everything is going well!! :D
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May 27, 2012

day 83 84 and 85. so these days have been going well overall but last night i totally had a horrible backslide in my focus. I am not ashamed because i know i have been making a lot of progress but I was angry last night. I'm going to disneyland in a couple days and although it does not really matter there is no one to impress really. I was extremely delighted today however...my good friend and extremely attractive and just the best soul ever told me i looked so beautiful he actually declared it in front of all my friends so it made me feel less stressed about my picking. i know i can get better at this. I just have to focus and i have to time and dedication to do it! i can do it! we can all fight this! heres to healing! :)
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May 27, 2012

It's so great seeing everyone commited to the cause of stopping. I feel quite bad for saying... but I've just never considered stopping. (I'm lip picking btw) Kudos to you guys.... keep fighting it. And don't listen to me, i'll come around to stopping at some point
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May 28, 2012

day 86 its been rough! trying to keep positive spirits!
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May 30, 2012

day 87..still trying to stay positive!
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June 06, 2012

day 88-day 92 Progress! I went to disneyland on my friends family trip and i did pretty darn well! I am happy to say that even though i picked...it was very little and very controlled! i had a tough time coming home though...i am heavily feeling the withdrawals and its hard for me to cope. i didn't do my exercises for breathing to calm me because obviously other people were around...i was strong though! i made it through...now the hard part which i believe i WILL conquer! hope to all! <3
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June 06, 2012

day 93...staying strong and busy today! :D
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June 07, 2012

day 94...feeling super good about today! this is hard work!!! and a lifelong commitment!
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June 07, 2012

day 94...feeling super good about today! this is hard work!!! and a lifelong commitment!
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June 08, 2012

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June 08, 2012

day 95...i picked a little but I'm still going strong! things have been starting to irritate me more and more as i get ready to leave for college therefore i get overstimulated and i pick...im trying to keep myself calm the best that i can :D
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June 09, 2012

day 96 yesterday went well i guess! i picked for like 5 mins when i got home but overall in my two week time allotments for my log...i reduced my picking by one whole hour! making significant progress :) there is hope!
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June 09, 2012

day 96 yesterday went well i guess! i picked for like 5 mins when i got home but overall in my two week time allotments for my log...i reduced my picking by one whole hour! making significant progress :) there is hope!
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June 10, 2012

day 97...did well all day but then picked a little when i got home...im trying so hard and it is working and i AM making progress. Boys and friends are clouding my thoughts...i need to remember i have good things going for me...i have God and i have my family...and my cats! everything is okay! :)
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June 11, 2012

day 98...did well today! ps i went to idina menzels concert...then i got on stage and sang with her and caressed her face and it was freaking amazing!!!!!! :)
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June 11, 2012

day 98...did well today! ps i went to idina menzels concert...then i got on stage and sang with her and caressed her face and it was freaking amazing!!!!!! :)
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June 12, 2012

day 99 only picked like 2 minutes today! i stopped myself yay! i have been super stressing about guys lately and I need to chillax! it makes me all anxious and thus I PICK! but I'm trying to stay strong...there is still one guy i have on my mind and i can't see him until august! for only a week! ugh...none of this will even matter later, but ya know what? it matters now! :D
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June 12, 2012

day 100! holy crap 100 days! this is insane. well anyways...last night after i posted i ended up picking for a whole hour. I have learned from this relapse however that it is when i don't focus myself on the right things that this happens. I create my destiny. I will not fret i will only move on from this and gain something. that something is courage, forgiveness, and hope for the future. I am doing so well. Often times in life we complain about so much but if we really take a step back and look at the big picture, everything is all right
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June 13, 2012

day 101...had a relapse. it was only a twenty minute session but i did a lot of damage..hopefully my skin will recover quickly. I just need to get back in control...sometimes i let things get out of hand and it really sucks. I have therapy tomorrow. you know...overall i have been doing really well and that is what ultimately matters!
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June 14, 2012

day 102 just had therapy and it went super well! making lots of progress and learning a lot! yay :)
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June 15, 2012

day 103...staying strong! got some new techniques and I'm very excited to use them to help myself ! i did a bit of backsliding so i look forward to learning from it and helping myself get better!
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June 16, 2012

day 104...trying my best! its time to refocus!

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