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!


  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.

  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!