Committed AP Group With Leaderboard

Discussion in 'Accountability Partners' started by Halibut, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Pashka

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    Thank you, my friend. Your message helped and got me through the day. If you ever need encouragement, let me know.
     
  2. Realquiter

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    I’m new here and looking for AP. I’ve read the rules and would like to join this group.
     
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  3. neilD

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    Same as above, new to this but read rules and would like to join if not too late. Thanks
     
  4. Halibut

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    Welcome to the group @Upsyllon03, care to share a bit about yourself? All the best with your journey
     
  5. Halibut

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    Welcome @Realquiter and @neilD. Members 19 + 20, the group is now full! Care to share a bit about yourselves? All the best with your journeys
     
  6. neilD

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    Thanks! Hoping this will be the start of change, its always been in my adult life and would like to experience life without it to see what its like. Ive tried the usual will power to no avail and stumbled here with no real purpose but thought would take the plunge and see how far I can get, hoping with some new found purpose. Would like to see the days start notching up on my signature but still feel like thats out of my hands and hoping the public accountability weighs things in my favour.
     
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  7. freedomispossible

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    Business administration. It's a topic that I like to study.
     
  8. freedomispossible

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    I'm checking in today and unfortunately I messed up my streak. One of the reason was that I stayed away from this website for a few days(don't know why). my aim is to be on this website every day as this will help me to stop. need to get that top spot now!
     
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  9. bebetter1312

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    Hey just checking in im about to hit day 8. Im trying to stay away from P 100% but i dont feel like i ever had a problem with MO. But im trying to hold off as long as i can. Still find myself googling and then quickly shutting my computer screen before anything pops up.

    Still been a struggle just thought id share, meditation has been really helpful for me. I know it sounds kind of corny haha, but even just sitting and closing your eyes for 5 minutes and taking even breaths can bring so much clarity to your head. I was pretty skeptical too before i tried it and now ive made it a part of my daily routine. Good luck to everyone on their journeys, if any of you want talk please feel free to shoot me a message. Talking with people who understand what im going through is really helpful for me, and i hope i can help you too in return.
     
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  10. Upsyllon03

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    Sure can!
    I'm 18 and currently studying in college in business administration.
    Currently at day 5 if I reckon correctly.

    Didn't really start count, I started NoFap before I signed up to the forum, so must have been about a week or more that I haven't PMO. :D

    I'm starting to have blue balls, but can easily go through that, been at that stage before.
    What I fear the most are the urges that I might get after two weeks of NoFap D:
     
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  11. Magic Mikee

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    samme ive had urges but not as intense as i excpected i feel im in a flatline. I also excpect urges to get more intense as weeks go on. I am prepared to do whatvever it takes to not relapse.
     
  12. SteveUk

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    Totally with you here. I had some minor urges yesterday so am expecting to need to go find some form of distraction very shortly! Keep strong Mikee!! We can do this (my target is a minimum of 6 weeks)
     
  13. 28yrsold

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    I am getting urges every now and then but I am not focusing on them too much.
    Energy has increased tremendously and currently I am walking a lot and excercising to keep this energy under control.

    There was a time when I couldn't even walk 5000 steps a day, but now I have even touched 24k steps in a single day.

    In the coming days , I'll drop it down to 12k steps a day as I want to utilize this extra energy for my professional life.
     
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  14. Realquiter

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    Hi everyone, thank you for adding me. I’m 20 years old and doing a bachelor in industrial engineering. I’ve started watching at a very young age as I found a porn dvd at home. I’ve never really thought of the negative influences porn can have on my life. So as I was watching some videos on youtube about porn addiction (ted talk) where they mentioned the nofap community. I decided to sign up and quit my bad habit. Looking towards making this journey with you guys. Thanks
     
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  15. pourover24

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    Bad morning. I was home alone and faced excruciating urges and finally folded. P+M, no O. There is some good news in here, but first the bad: I was home alone. I was ahead with my work - so I had a bit of time I could justify killing. However, I held off for an hour. I tried taking a walk. Back at my desk a bit later, I finally justified it to myself and looked up some porn on the Xbox browser - which has been a cruel loophole.

    The reason for the Xbox? My scheduled internet shut-down was enabled on all my computers that I use for work, which I've made impossible to circumvent. The nature of my work on the computer (largely video editing) is largely done without the need for internet access. So, as long as I schedule my internet to be shut down, I am in a good spot. But, I found the Xbox loophole a few months ago and have used it when I'm home alone for a period of time.

    I appreciate all of you bearing with my long-winded explanations of my "technology situation". Because so much of my work revolves around tech and computers, it is truly difficult and feels at times impossible to resist porn if I don't erect significant safeguards. The porn industry has such a vice-grip on technology as it is incredibly easy to find access given all our modern day portals to the internet. So, I've realized lately that unless I am committed to working my ass off to make it hard to access porn, I am basically doomed to failure. As @RTBFOP mentioned above, I want to make it as hard as possible to find porn. Otherwise, I don't feel like I can resist it in a sustainable way. As hard as it is to admit, I am weak and if the door is left open, sooner or later, I will go through.

    The good: In a desperate state to kill my porn access after this morning, I was finally able to configure OpenDNS to block porn at the router level. Thank God, I've tested it and it works on the Xbox browser as well as every device that is connected to wifi. This will be impossible to shut off if I schedule my internet to be turned off while I am home alone. I just need to schedule things so that I am working on non-internet things when I'm home alone. Another option is to have my wife change and keep the password to the openDNS account. I feel hopeful.

    @RTBFOP Thanks for your understanding and suggestions. Wonderful suggestions and I couldn't agree more. I actually already have my wife keep the restrictions password to my iPhone and adult access is blocked. I apparently need to remove google.com from the allowed sites as even google images can lead me to trouble.
     
  16. Pashka

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    Didn't do so well today. Woke up to a migraine which kept me home alone all day. I gave in to watching porn as a distraction to my physical pain. However, I did go four days, which was impossible before joining this group. So, now I will commit to seven days without PMO.
     
  17. Pashka

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    Thanks for sharing that. Keep it up. You're an inspiration.
     
  18. RTBFOP

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    @pourover24 sounds like your on the right track. I was the same way took me awhile to close all the loop holes. You will get there and it will help. When the urges come and you have no way to act out its makes it easier to fight back and redirect.
    @bebetter1312 as far as your questioning quitting P and still MO. I will share my experience. On a previous attempt I started the path to no PMO I made it awhile. Then things started getting tough so i rationalized well ill just MO that will be ok. It worked for awhile, problem is when I would MO I was fantasizing. Fantasizing about things I shouldn't be. Pretty much just replaying porn scenes I had seen in my head and MO to it. Eventually that wasn't enough and I went back to the P also. I know people are different and if you read through this site you will get a lot of different opinions. I myself know that for the amount of time I have been addicted to PMO I need to stay away from all of it till I can get my brain and body back to a healthy state. I don't know how long that will take but I will get there. I have a girlfriend and have my fears of bringing the O back to quickly with her and it sending me in a tail spin back to PMO but she is understanding and is currently gone for 2 months so it gives me some time to work on this myself. But as I progress through this the only O I plan to have is with her. In my eyes going back to MO before you are ready will just trigger your brain right back to what its known for so long.
     
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  19. RTBFOP

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    I will also check in and give an update on my journey so far. Things have been good. Exercise and keeping busy have been my savor so far. As I stated before my access to porn is almost non existent which helps tremendously. I've been continuing to journal daily and trying to get into the meditation.

    So something that made me laugh today. For years Ive always told the joke " Procrastination is like masturbation. Feels good at first but, you're just f***ing yourself in the end." I took a whole new look at this today. I have gotten more things done/accomplished in the past 5 day than I have in the past 2 months. I believe the porn and masturbation made me a huge procrastinator. It wasn't that I was PMOing for hours on end everyday I just think PMO took my drive and ambition that i once had. Seeing what Ive got done the past five days now makes me look at it like this. "PMO causes procrastination and you're just f***king yourself either way look at it."
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  20. PolarOtter

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    Great job RTBFOP and love that saying... never heard it before, but it accurately sums up my past, which is where I hope to keep it!
     

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