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strawberry , 13 May 2013

30 day challenge

I'm fed up of this skin picking..its ruining my life and i want to stop. This is day one .... ive got rid of tweezers pins all my handbag mirrors, ive put an alarm clock in the bathroom so that i only spend the time i need to do the other things. im going to book an appointment with my dermatologist for next month... if i succeed i wont have to try hiding my face with hats and hair from the other patients in the waiting room and get that oh she's picked again look from the secretary.if any wants to join me.... i will post my daily progress. today have one small sore under my lip and another deeper small one on my cheek which has finally scabbed. a few red spots where i picked on my cheek. im not going to let these flaws make me pick! wish me luck.
5 Answers
May 15, 2013

In reply to by csh22

unfortunately i had a major pick after a bad day at work. picked at my healing sores and are now deeper and seeping. am so upset, frustrated i just want to kill myself so all this will end
May 21, 2013

In reply to by strawberry

Unfortunately we've all been there, just try to pick yourself up and start again - there's no shame or disappointment in that. Let us know how you're getting on, it might take several or hundreds of attempts to get to 30 days so be patient with yourself. I'm still trying to get to 11 days after a year of trying. Here's a quote from Theodore Roosevelt maybe it'll make you feel better: " ... the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
May 14, 2013
hi I am planning to do the same from today on, i am sick of this habit. I have scabs on my lips because it's where I picked, but I will not attempt to hurt myself anymore.
May 16, 2013
oh man.. that sucks:( don't give up!! I know its so hard, but just don't stop trying. I am sorta kinda new to this (lol) and I can totally relate to how you feel. And people don't understand that, we aren't doing it because we just want to.. its because we cant stop! What kind of "tricks" have you learned? I am just now talking about this with my therapist, and he doesn't know a LOT about it.. all I got is a breathing exercise. Its not working that well:(

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