Monday, October 31, 2011

Goal Week 6? No Nail Biting

I can't remember if it's week 6 or week 5. I suppose I should go back to look at that. I didn't publicly set a goal last week because I wanted to keep plugging away at my calorie counting. Well, I didn't end up losing anything last week but I also didn't gain anything. I originally had myfitnesspal set up to lose 2 lbs a week. After talking to some people, I decided I wasn't eating enough calories each day. I adjusted my goal from 2 lbs a week to 1.5 lbs a week so I would be eating around 1800 calories a day.

I worked out last week 4 days, which was my goal. I did start this week out pretty well with a 30 minute run tonight after work before I had to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. *We've only had two groups show up at our door in 3 hours* I hope to keep the work outs up this week. Tomorrow I have to do some work at the community garden. That will probably burn some pretty good calories and then I will probably run on Wednesday and Thursday too.

I did set a mini goal for myself last week that I didn't talk about last week. I have never been good about getting lotion on my skin after I shower. So I set a mini goal to do that every day. I did it every day except Saturday and Sunday, pretty much just because I forgot. This week's goal has nothing to do with weightloss but more about just overall health. This week's goal is to not bite my nails.

I've been biting my nails since I was a toddler. It was something I started doing when I stopped sucking my thumb. I really want to do well this time. I am stick of not being able to peel stickers and labels, not able to open the little latch on my camera to get the USB port. I can't even peel an orange. How sad is that? I need to grow these things out! I have done it before. The longest I believe was 3 months last fall.

Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I'm hoping for good numbers on the scale this week and here to longer nails next week!

2 comments:

  1. My mother just turned 59. She's bit her nails her whole life. About 4 or 5 months ago she quit biting them. Now she has nice nails. If she can do it... anyone can. Good Luck!

    Currently expecting baby number 1... but once he/she is born I plan to use myfitnessplan to lose the baby weight.

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  2. I have the same problem with my nails. Even when i am not nipping at the corner of my nail they don't grow. I have what I call male style nailbeds. the nails just dont grow past a certain point. They reach a certain spot and stop, like most guys hands. trouble is I am a girl!!!
    I went probably 6 months of trying to get them to grow, using the gorw strong and long type polishes and vitamins etc and it didnt work. It is a tough habit to break.
    I wish you lots of luck!!! Keep up the good work!

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