July 18, 2008

No longer a nail-biter- after all these years!!






Any nail biter knows how HARD it is to break this TERRIBLE habit! 

SOOOOOO, three cheers to me for NOT biting my nails since April!!!  I don't really know HOW it happened but just before we went to the U.S. in April, I said... If I could only STOP biting my nails, God. And said a little prayer.  So, in San Diego... I don't know what... but it was really, really hot and I just didn't put my fingers in my mouth... YAY!!  It lasted the whole trip- a month! And by the time I got back to France, my nails had grown just a little bit but I continued on with my will to break the 3 1/2 decade habit... I am sooo proud of myself because I LOVE my long, girly (gnan gnan) nails and I like to polish them in a fun way... Now, if I could be so disciplined in my eating habits as I try to lose all the extra poids that I put on since last Sept!  

3 comments:

David said...

When I was young I was an actual nail biters. By that, I mean, I would do it more or less consciously all the time, just like nail biters do...

But a few years ago, I just stopped doing it...

Except that...

Every time, one of my nail needs to be cut because it's getting long, I bite it off instead...

Old habits I guess...

barbara said...

Hi Leesa,
You was telling me about that at the park one day.
Your nails look great ;)
In the past, I did the same, and it agravated the first year in France. But this stopped as I gained assurance in my environment & those around me.

Leesa said...

David-- It's a GREAT feeling NOT to be a nail-biter any longer! It was REALLY annoying to me, I just couldn't break the habit unless I had acrlyics on- and I know that's bad for your nails, too.

Barbara-- It's just a bad habit, like smoking, spitting in the street, etc. I think nail-biting may have a lot of pscyhological ramifications, as well. I've heard nail-biters referred to as "self-mutilators," though I also found that to be a bit too drastic. Maybe it's more of a tic.