I would like to thank everyone who posts happy posts and stories of success on here. Sometimes when I do not feel happy, I come on here and start reading posts because I do not want to injure. The happy, encouraging, and successful ones always help me feel hopeful again. Others that are not so happy help too because they remind me that I want to stop, as all of you so strongly desire as well. Reading about your pains helps because it reminds me of how badly I feel when I am injuring and how even though it might be tempting at times, I ultimately do not want to.

I have been injure-free for 3 months and 7 days. I plan on making that period much longer. Thank you for giving me strength. These next few months are going to be increasingly difficult for me. I have a lot of work to do with school and a lot of pressure to succeed. However, I’m working hard to succeed and I’m trying not to let the stress effect me. I will stay strong. 🙂

Good luck to everyone. You have the power to take control of your life. Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes you hurt so badly and feel like there is no way to fix it. Sometimes you feel nothing at all. But in my experiences (of quitting now and trying to quit previously), each day your resist the urges, makes the next day easier to do the same. And, each day, you will feel more hopeful and happier. I have faith that your efforts to become and remain injure-free will be successful and that you will live a happier life because of it.