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@claudia.grace Well done!!! So inspirational to hear!! Keep going, you're making everyone proud
Hey everyone. I just read all the messages on this post and they're so motivating. I am so proud of how far you've come. Keep going. @yurisen
I've been struggling with controlling my urges to pull and its been a really long time since I came to this forum. I stopped keeping a count of my pull free days and I seem to have ditched all of my earlier practices to avoid pulling and I've just given in. This whole chat is such a motivation to start over and fight this.
I'm gonna start counting my pull free days again and I've put notes in a few places to stop pulling. I really want to keep this up and if I do slip, I'm going to start again but this isn't going to get the best of me.
DAY 1 pull free.
Lots of love and power to all of you
Day 2 pull free.
Today wasn't so hard. I had so much work to do and I also went for a refreshing run. Hopefully this continues.
How's everyone doing?
Thank you so much for the kind words
Wow 2 months. That's amazing. You're incredibly strong for being able to get this far. Keep going.
Day 3 pull free
100 days is a huge milestone. Celebrate your willpower and success thus far. Its so nice to hear of such stories and its very reassuring that I can do it too. You should be very proud of how far you've come. Lots of love to you.
@Sleepysloth, I completely understand what you're saying. I too pull while I'm trying to recover from a bad argument or a fight. It really does calm but its not okay. I have started to reduce that habit by doing other things like writing in a journal or painting. It does help sometimes.
I'm getting better at controlling my urges and through the stories I'm hearing over here and seeing all of you do so well, give me a lot of hope.
Day 6 pull free.
Lots of love to all of you.
I was on a streak of 9 days pull free and I just unconsciously started pulling yesterday while doing work and now I'm back to Day 1.
I am motivated to get through this because I immediately stopped pulling once I realized what was happening.
Day 1 pull free.
Have you got rewards line up @SleepySloth? I find they really help to keep me on track!
How are you doing now @SleepySloth?
Hey @SleepySloth. Is it possible that you are stressed, anxious or low, but not aware of it? I ask because sometimes it's obvious that I'm stressed out, and other times it takes me a couple of weeks to figure it out! The signs aren't always the obvious ones and can slip under my radar.
Are you making time for yourself and taking care of yourself? I'm wondering if some self-care could help
I know exactly what you mean! I find I binge eat in the evenings. If I go for a long walk around that time, I can skip the eating... Keep learning and paying attention to what your body is telling you. It sounds like you're making great progress with understanding yourself and that's vital
Hi @claudia.grace and @Ama, it has quietened down here, hasn't it. It's a shame but hopefully it will pick up again soon. Claudia you're doing so, so well. 8 months is incredible! Can you apply the same tactics you used to stop pulling, to stop cutting?