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  1. bromor

    bromor Fapstronaut

    Day 50! Anniversary! :D Had one more dream of relapsing last night ... these are getting annoying ... I was staying in bed 10 mins trying to remember the whole previous day if I had actually done it in real life ... ofc I have not but the dream was stuck in my head :) At least I know my brain is working on the rewiring :p Happy Monday!
  2. Abc833

    Abc833 Fapstronaut
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    Day 0 folks. Damn no words no excuses just time to focus.
  3. Mansfelder

    Mansfelder Fapstronaut

    16 days. Monday starts with lots of work. Still on PMO since my love-life has also slowed down (it was not suppose to...), but well, If I only focus on myself it makes it easier in this context. Interesting thing again is to cope with all the time there is and how to fill it with work, sport and family if you always used that time to "recreate" from all that. Actually, the same challenge as with alcohol.
  4. PowerfulSRE

    PowerfulSRE Distinguished Fapstronaut

  5. Merry Terry

    Merry Terry Fapstronaut

    Day 1 again. Last night in the middle of the night I couldn’t resist an urge to reread an erotic story I used to spend a lot of time with. Managed to snap out of it after 15 mins, but now it keeps popping up in my memory. Which is a good reminder of the way these things mess with your mind.

    I’ve been having mysteriously low iron levels and minor anemia for a month and a half now and feeling weak and tired, this week even more than before. And with all my recent small failures on top of that, I feel my resolve and discipline is wearing off. Which is not the direction I wanna keep going in. I’m going to see a specialist on the anemia thing, but I need to stay away from the internet as much as possible in the meantime.
  6. that_homie

    that_homie Fapstronaut

    I play a lot of music, and I have a fair amount of work. The biggest problem I think is that I have days where I'm at school all day and then days where the only thing I have to do is homework and I spend long stretches at home by myself. So I'm gonna start going to a cafe a few hours every morning I'm not at school; that should distract me enough.

    Day 1. I was extremely depressed over this past weekend, what with eating poorly because valentine's, and the last really difficult conversation I needed to have with my friend. I should be good now but I was so depressed I couldn't convince myself to fight and threw in the towel last night.
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  7. RestartGame_

    RestartGame_ Fapstronaut

    Day 8.

    It's going great so far. Not many cravings. I think the initial shock with my health condition gave me kind of a jumpstart. My tinnitus is pretty loud at night and it is really like buzzing and vibrating, like I had high blood pressure or something. Made it more difficult for me to fall asleep. I slept though and it will probably disappear when I am around 30 days and have implemented a better lifestyle ;)
    I am going to definitely do some medical tests just to be sure and I am going to check my blood pressure as well.
    Also, I see forward to start doing some exercise.

    About my work.

    I already scheduled an interview this week for another job in a very convenient location for me, which pays me well, however I'll only know for sure after they send me the offer ;) \m/

    Some advise I'd like to share:
    Don't do anything crazy ambitious on your first days of recovery, that's when you are the most vulnerable.
    Fulfill your core responsibilities first. Move your body. Go to the gym, do stuff that is more enjoyable. And maybe do some small creative stuff.
    Do small steps and slowly start adding stuff.

    One big mistake I did, was like after countless relapses on like day 1 or 2, I was like OK I'm going to get myself a FULL-TIME job and go study in university at the same time while doing ALL the modules at once. This way I am always motivated and won't have time for PMO. Ohhh, believe me after 1 month of that insanity, I was completely broke, could not financially support my family and I thought I was literally going to become homeless and die. And I was not motivated. Thankfully it didn't come to that.

    I learned that for the big steps, I need to have mastered the small steps and thus be prepared and more secure for the next steps. You know those quotes where they say "you're never going to be ready, just do it". --> https://www.google.com/search?q=you're+never+going+to+be+ready+,+just+do+it&client=firefox-b-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=H43ror-gfMo2RM%3A%2CmcswLS-3chH1QM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRHWTlhPpBxr_SzTFW7iZUqzRkjEw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6_7KV8tjnAhVJ4OAKHZE8Cf8Q9QEwBXoECAoQCQ

    Trust me social media is full with those and they can be, in some cases, misleading, because they are always subjetive to the context, situation and circumstances.

    See it like this. Imagine a desk with 4 table legs. The table legs represent your aptitude and your health condition (Body, Mind, Spirit).
    Everything that gets on the desk are your goals. Now when the table legs are weak, they are most likely to break when the weight is too heavy. Well and then you're back to square one. Trust me, those analogies are usually very accurate.

    Be honest with yourself and listen to your body. What CAN you do? And what will likely not work well yet?.

    I also learned that motivation is not a constant and it is not a requirement to achieve my goals. I have to be able to do the things even without motivation, but based on discipline and principles. And I think, in my experience at least, when you're in abstinence based on that for a few days or weeks you're going to feel good about it and it is kinda like motivating. So, I think that motivation will come anyways at some point and it is always welcome, but we should not depend on it.

    Sorry for the long text.

    I'm going to keep charging forward and keep you updated.

    I hope everyone is doing great.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2020
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  8. vedbharadva0704

    vedbharadva0704 New Fapstronaut

    I am at day 5 but while watching a movie I got really aroused and was about to ejaculate but I controlled myself I wasn't fapping does it count? Please respond.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2020
  9. adipath

    adipath Fapstronaut

  10. hindiguy29

    hindiguy29 Fapstronaut

  11. Day 7/90 No PM (ends May 10)
    Day 388 on this challenge
    Day 136 weight training (M, W, F)
    Lifestyle: significantly reduced caffeine, desserts and alcohol
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  12. Monster@123

    [email protected] Fapstronaut

    Day 90/90....
    90 days challenge completed......
    After so much struggle finally I am here...
    I want to really thanks to this platform and you all people ...that motivated me along my whole journey .... Because by seeing your comments I realized that from what mistakes I should be away from ....
    So I am sharing some tips with you that helped me a lot and I am sure it you help you also so here it is ...
    1). First of all fix your goal that you have to do after 1 or in next 2 - 3 years , and the goal must be something high...
    2). NoFap journey alone does not fulfill all your dreams because this only gives you more time and abundant energy that you can utilize in other form to develop your personality every day so for that you have to work on your goal.
    3) Treat every day a special day that what you can learn...start writing journal, do meditation about 15 min day , cold shower , you can listen to some intelligent or spiritual conversation in you tube.
    4) Always remember you are master of your own life and nothing can stop you to becoming something that you want .
    5) Use this platform not only for daily counter but also read other comments that what mistakes they are doing and how bad they are feeling after relapse so you can motivate yourself that I don't want to regret and learn from others.
    6) Involve daily exercise , running or some yoga.
    7) Do not fill so much anxious and depressed if something goes wrong...
    Because it happens with everyone since we are humans.....so live every moment and enjoy.
  13. dannyboy91

    dannyboy91 Fapstronaut

    Day 10! Felt a bit down over the weekend, better today now that I've been to the gym! Still a bit lethargic though, I think I felt like this last time I rebooted so I guess it's normal. My interpretation is that because I am not numbing my emotions through PMO, I actually have to face them! This can be scary but it's something I need to learn how to do because we can't just run away from ourselves.
  14. Mansfelder

    Mansfelder Fapstronaut

    17 days, still proud to have started again!
  15. Iwannaimprove

    Iwannaimprove Fapstronaut

  16. Congrats friend! And thanks for the great advice.
  17. Good observations, man. Sometimes unpleasant feelings will arise when we're not escaping with PMO. It's not fun, however a good way to look at it is as an opportunity. We get a chance to examine those feelings, to ask questions like where do they really come from, and how can I address them in a positive way. Real change can happen through this process, keep at it.
  18. Phoenix1

    Phoenix1 Fapstronaut


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