I stopped biting my nails!!

Discussion in 'Community' started by funkywhat2, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

    funkywhat2

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    Finally!

    After years of trying, I have finally stopped biting my nails! I'm so happy and my fingers have never felt so good! But they're a bitch to keep clean (especially with paint getting underneath and all.)
     
  2. medea macrumors 68030

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    good for you, it's a filthy disgusting habit really. ever see someone smile with a fingernail stuck in their teeth?
     
  3. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    I keep trying and failing. My nails have never looked this awful, IMO. This is a really stressful summer for me, for some reason. I need to devise a replacement nervous tick, i think.
     
  4. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: I stopped biting my nails!!

    congratulations :)

    Often the key to eliminating a bad habit, is to put something in its place equally stress reducing.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Good for you.

    I just keep getting other habits to replace this one.
     
  6. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    I did this all the time as a kid, too. My grandmother even offered to pay me for each nail I let grow. I guess I just grew out of it, and now my wife says that my nails are too long and disgusting.

    Lesson: You can't win so don't even try.
     
  7. scem0 macrumors 604

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    so did I! When I was 7! jk ;)

    Congratulations. One small step for funkywhat, one great leap for his poor fingernails.

    :D

    scem0
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    funky- what did you do to break the habit?

    i've heard of putting clear nail polish on there so you can't really bite em... or something to make them taste bad or something....

    just curious if you used some sort of method or just quit "cold turkey"
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I used to bite my finger nails also. Congratulations on overcoming the habit. I still tend to pick at my fingers because of hang nails.
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

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    my mom did the bad tasting nail polish thing to me.

    It was hell. That stuff tastes like **** - but i learned you could suck it up and lick the **** off and then go back to biting.

    It was still annoying though.

    scem0
     
  11. funkywhat2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just stopped. One day I noticed that they were longer than usual, and I havn't touched them since. I think it may of had something to do with my getting a job, so now I'm too preoccupied to be able to bite them.
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    nail polish eh...
    i haven't been biting my nails lately but once in a while i get nervous for various reasons and start biting them...oh well...
    it's a nasty habit :rolleyes:
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It's worse if they tell you it's not a fingernail, but a toenail. :eek:
     
  14. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I am so glad I ate lunch a few hours ago :p
     

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