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Monday, February 8, 2010

Recovering but still slipping

I am a former nail bitter. There. I said it.

For as long as I can remember, I bit my nails. I don't know why it started or when for that matter, but it was my normal. I got to a certain age where it started bothering me but I just couldn't stop. It was what I did.

Then I got engaged. Guess what happens when you get handed a pretty ring with a shiny rock? People want to see your hands. All.The.Time.

That day I stopped biting my nails.

I love my nails. They're healthy and strong and look nice. But every now and then I slip. I revert right back to how I was and before I know it I have mangled nails again.

I'm so self conscious when I've bitten my nails. I feel like people are constantly looking at my fingers. Silly, I know, but the thought crosses my mind whenever I'm around other people.

Now I wait. I wait for my nails to grow back so I can go back to being happy with them. Proud, actually.


  1. Okay, hello my name is Laurie and I am a nail biter too. I feel like I am in AA. lol
    I hate that I bite my nails too, but it is a stressful habit. Thanks for reminding me I am not the only one hiding my hands! New follower.

  2. Haha. S bites his nails, and when he runs out of nails, he gnaws on the back of his fingers, sort of bites off the hair.

    Your nails are a beautiful shape.

  3. I bite my does my husband. It's gross, I hope my kids don't do it. Sigh

  4. Don't feel too bad about your nail biting, there are worse habits out there!:)
    I like to keep mine nice and short..makes maintenance much easier!