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July 24, 2012

Yes, I completely agree. Somedays it is so consuming that I know the only thing that will enable me to relax is to have a picking session. It's crazy! It doesn't make any sense. Anyway, I'm pleased to say that I'm finding the less I pick, the less I think about picking. It's a new week - clean slate from Monday. I think its going to be a good week for us. Do you think you will do some more yoga this week?
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July 24, 2012

im very proud of you and agree that we are going to have such a good week (: i hopefully will do some more yoga, but for the past few days i have been working out 2 times (even if its not yoga), and making a point to take a nice leisurely walk in the evenings too ! i read that its good for anxiety disorders to talk things out rather than suppress your obsessive thoughts or urges, because when you try so hard not to think about a specific thing, usually, that winds up being the only thing you CAN think about ! so next time when we are feeling really anxious to pick, how bout we just come on here and vent our brains out ?!
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July 24, 2012

Day 29 - 10. Managed to get through the day but I think I have some challenging days ahead.
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July 24, 2012

yay ! (: (: (: (: i had a good day too. dont say you have challenging days ahead though ! you have to remember to stay positive and always always ALWAYS be optimistic !
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July 25, 2012

Ok. Thanks Sarah. I'll try.
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July 25, 2012

Day 30 - dammit. 4.
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July 25, 2012

I know. I'm supposed to write more than that. Well... my downfall today was the result of a combination of factors. But things aren't always going to go my way in life. And when things don't go my way, I should do what I can to improve the situation instead of making things worse. All I can do now is forget about today and just get a 10 tomorrow.
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July 25, 2012

you are exactly right ! sometimes its hard though to remember that in the moment. sometimes when im having a bad day i wind up just saying screw it.. and pick. but the thing about picking is that even though sometimes its just so irresistable to me, i cant think of a single time in my life when it was worth it ! i wrote myself a note on the bathroom mirror reminding myself of how pretty i will feel if i dont pick and how miserable i will be if i do. and i made the word 'pretty' pink with flowers and sparkles around it, and the word 'miserable' is droopy and in a depressing shade of blue. sometimes i ignore it, but when i read it, it really does help me. i know you can do better today !
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July 28, 2012

where have you been ? i hope you come back ):
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August 01, 2012

Hi Sarah. Thanks for thinking of me. I've had some stuff on and a bit of a rough couple of days. I kinda just needed to take some time out and refocus. I'm ready to try and get things back on track now. It's a new month and I'm starting again. I hope things are going well for you :)
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August 01, 2012

Day 1 - New month, starting afresh. It's the final month of winter (where I live) and that means the weather will start to warm up soon. I feel excited knowing that warmer weather is on the way. I want to maximise my happiness. I don't want my skin to make me feel down. I want to be a good mother and a good role model to my son. His mood reflects mine so the happier i am, the happier he will be. And I could never forgive myself if he saw me picking and started to do it to himself. No way. Today wasn't great, but I know things will get better over the next couple of days. 5/10
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August 01, 2012

thats crazy that winter is almost over where you are ! summer is coming to and end here, its almost fall ! were a whole season ahead of you... crazy how that works. i love this optimistic new attitude (: and i missed you over the past week or so, glad youre back ! sickandtired must still be honeymooning cause i havent heard from her either ): i have been doing pretty well (: havent had a serious session in over a week ! and youre right, its a new month.. time for new healing !

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