Daily Progress Thread (Feel Free To Join)

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Sweet Kevin, May 12, 2020.

  1. Sweet Kevin

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    I will share my journey here as I try to break free from my addiction. I am currently on day 2 and haven't had the urge to relapse yet. Will be honest and post here all that happens. Any encouragement and words of advice would be appreciated!
     
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  2. Darren hutto

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    Don’t give up or give in to temptation
     
  3. Sweet Kevin

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    Yesterday went well and I only had mild temptation, but I didn't even come close to giving into it. Ever since I started nofap, I haven't really felt too drawn back into the pmo garbage tbh. Holding up really well as of now while also making sure not to be filled with pride though, as it has also caused me to fall before in this area by creating blind spots for it to creep back into my life.
     
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  4. Darren hutto

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    Yeah man 10 days strong and the lesbians creep on me early this morning and got me I was super horny this morning the cravings were too strong for me but I’m in a battle I’m never giving up I will win this WAR!!!!!!
     
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  5. Sweet Kevin

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    That really sucks that you fell, but all that matters is that u get back up and keep going!!! DON'T GIVE UP!!!
     
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  6. Sweet Kevin

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    6 days strong!!! The first few days, I made the mistake of focusing on my streak instead of focusing on rewiring my brain, but I've finally snapped out of that and have also changed my train of thought to fighting this battle one day at a time. Been watching a lot of nofap testimonial videos on YouTube and have been really motivated lately to keep on going with this! I'm a Christian and have not really cared too much about prayer until now, but I can finally attest to its importance through this battle I have begun to fight. Whenever I have gotten prideful and began to think about my streak, I feel like I am becoming more vunerable to the fap crap that I have been so sucked into in these past several years, and praying to God and humbling myself to Him really has helped me to not fall like I did before when I unconscously created blind spots to my weaknesses through my pride. To anyone still on this journey, I encourage you to keep on going alongside me and to keep me accounted for! I will continue to faithfully record my progress in this thread with the hopes of being encouraged personally and encouraging others to keep on fighting this battle!
     
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  7. Sweet Kevin

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    Had a wd last night, but not beating myself up over it too much since alot of forum posts here seem to consider it as being natural and not a relapse! Still though, I'm being cautious of the "chaser effect" I think it's called. Also lately I have had mild boners, but doing my best to end them as soon as I can! I have also learned that holding in my pee is a major cause of boners, so I have made it a priority to always empty myself whenever I gotta go instead of holding it in. I really am in this for the long term, and will do whatever it takes to stay clean! If anyone has any advice on my situation to help me out, it would be greatly appreciated!
     
  8. Sweet Kevin

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    Still going strong! Been watching videos on helpful tips and I highly recommend checking out Fearless Dan's channel on YouTube! Really like his videos and have been highly motivated to keep going because of them (in addition to alot of other people's channels that shall not be named because it would take too long to name them all)!
     
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  9. Sweet Kevin

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    Relapsed from the 30-31st of last month, but got out of it stronger than before and more determined than ever to keep going! I neglected my prayer life and can see how this also caused me to fall into relapse, so I will be sure to always do that as in the Bible it says to "pray without ceasing". Every morning and night I will ask for the grace and strength to get through the day without giving into pmo. I got back to nofap on June 1st, and am still going strong! my 18 day streak that I had (the most in my life I believe) has proven to me that this battle is winnable, and I will not give up! Hoping to start and end these 90 days of summer in victory and to rewire my brain to get off this pmo crap! Wish me luck and hold me accountable!
     
  10. Dawkinator

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    Can I join you on this thread? I want to post every day of my journey out of this and want to try this as a different tactic. I'm on day 0 at the moment ;) but over the last few months I have had a different outlook in life and I now admit this is hindering my progression as a human being. The longest I went was a few months but this was YEARS ago. My most recent stint was probably 4 days I think? I have resorted to meeting with escorts which is why I stopped for a period of a few days, but I need to now stop doing both. But yeah, I would like to post every day as well on here if that's ok?
     
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  11. Sweet Kevin

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    Sure thing! I'll update the journal title to reflect that! I would also like to start doing this daily as well as I feel like I might have fallen into relapse also because of neglecting to post at times. Pmo definitely has hindered my life as well and I didn't see it for the trash that it was until I saw some YouTube videos that thoroughly exposed the damage that it does to you and the huge natural benefits that you are being deprived of because of that addiction. As a Christian, I also have viewed it as sin, but started not to care because of how used to it I became. I find the parallel to sin and negative side effects that it causes to be a really interesting thing in the Bible, but I'm not here to be preachy. The Christians I know personally in my life are actually pretty judgey and it looks like people on here have had positive success with online accountability with strangers and progress journals, so here's to hoping that this all works out and that I can reach 90 days to fully rewire my brain! I'll do this with anyone who wants out of pmo too!
     
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  12. Dawkinator

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    Thanks mate I appreciate it. In this aspect I wish I was religious that I could have a text to refer to this as sin. I haven't told anyone that I have done this and it's approaching 10 years soon, so I have been looking back the last decade of how I have changed and how I could have done better in some aspects. I want the next decade to be one of positivity, and I must start somewhere. So, day 1 will be completed at 16:20 tomorrow.
     
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  13. Sweet Kevin

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    Yea bro huge respects to you for starting to fight this battle! I haven't told anyone either especially since I've seen others get rejected by people I know for sharing their problems with others, so I'm not about to go tarnishing my reputation to them. I feel alot better sharing my problems with others who also can relate here on this forum and can give insight and support that others can't! Best of wishes to you and will keep you in my prayers whether or not it helps! I can relate with your goals as someone who has struggled with this for about 8 years, so I'm also eager for the better life to be earned from abstaining from pmo! I will be at day 4 at around the time you reach day 1, so we can do this together starting from the beginning!
     
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  14. Dawkinator

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    Definitely! Good luck!
     
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    Probably won't be posting at 16:20 today as I'll be driving so hopefully I'll reach the 1st day without PMO :emoji_tada:
     
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  16. Sweet Kevin

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    Best of wishes to you dude! You got this! I'm now on day 4 (thought I was on 5 but my counter says otherwise) and can definitely say that the first 3 days are incredibly difficult, but don't give up! The pressure will ease up a little after the first few days and your confidence will boost alot from seeing that small sample of what you are capable of doing!
     
  17. Dawkinator

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    Yeah I had a small urge in the morning but remembered luckily. If i can get through a week that'll be great!
     
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  18. Sweet Kevin

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    Something really interesting that I heard about lately is that urges and boners are actually caused by the blood flowing to that specific area of the body. It is because of this fact that you can then assume that by somehow causing the blood to flow to a different part of the body, you can end a boner and control it before it controls you. I saw a video and someone said that if you tightly squeeze your calf and thigh muscles by standing on your tippy toes, the blood will actually flow away and the urge should subside. If you really think about it, a boner is kind of like a muscle that does not stop flexing, so it would make sense that flexing your leg muscles instead would cause the blood flow to move around. I have been doing this lately and it has saved me on so many occasions from giving into my many urges. I highly recommend trying this!
     
  19. Moktok

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    Good luck man. I started my first no PMO this Tuesday, so I am at day 3 and day 5 of MO. Personally I thought it wasn’t going to be difficult, but when you’re really focused on keeping that streak you get more and more urges. I’ve read a couple of stories about people trying for years and they still couldn’t get a month streak. But I am still motivated. 18 days is something to be proud of. Good job
     
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    You got this! I am voting for you! I am a Christian too and your posts are helpful. Thank you
     
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