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Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Deleted Account, May 12, 2020.

  1. thinking_differently

    thinking_differently Fapstronaut

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    Today is the day when I relapsed on my past record streak. It was a good 11 days, and on the 12th day I MOed. I had achieved something significant academically back then, and I got too excited about it, and my over-confidence killed my streak. That event. It was about 6 months ago, when I didn’t know what NoFap was.
    Ever since my streaks have been 6-9 days.
    Joining NoFap almost 50 days ago, has greatly reduced my rate of MO.
    From everyday/every 2 days, the average is down to around, once every 5-6 days or so...Of course I’m going to make the situation even better.

    I mark that day 6 months ago, as a reminder of my weakness, my PAST weakness.
    I am stronger, more logical and more balanced now.
    Let’s beat this shit.(Imagine saying that in a calm, balanced voice rather than in excitement lol)

    Stay STRONG brothers mine.
     
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  2. Riser

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    I AM ON DAY 10 . PAST FEW DAYS WERE QUITE STRESSFUL BUT I CAN FEEL A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT.
     
  3. Riser

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    BRO CAN U EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE CLEARLY ON HOW TO PREVENT AN URGE.
     
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  4. Best Method for Long Term Results: Get busy, exercise, use your newly gained energy from retaining for 10 days to get out there and build your mind and body. You will no longer want to give into urges. This is where I'm at right now and I'm rock solid on my purpose and know why I'm on retention, so I won't waiver.

    Best Method for Starting Out: Take Cold showers cuz heat down there=boners and the cold will keep you away from sexual desire like a shield. If you do get a boner, get the blood flowing away from your junk by doing exercise or standing on your tip toes and tightly flexing your legs (this has fast results like probably about 20 seconds). Don't hold in your pee, cuz pee is hot and that's gonna trigger you also. Go frequently. Also don't wear tight clothes on the lower half of your body. Just some tips for those difficult days.
     
  5. Ah yea as men we must stay calm and keep our composure during both the bad times and the good times. Beta means to constantly fluctuate, so I've really been trying hard to stay calm in all situations lately. Speaking of which, I almost relapsed last night because of overconfidence, however I have a sticky note above my bed that says "Remember Your Goals" and it helped me snap out of it and to stay committed to my purpose and go to sleep without PMO. I'm definitely starting to get bad urges these past few days, so gonna be sure to be extra cautious going forward cuz I could have fallen.
     
  6. thinking_differently

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    It’ll go...We are still new to being sober. Some fluctuations will arise in the urge frequency but that’s expected.
    Pull through this HARD phase, Kevin and a Better Sober life awaits you!
     
  7. MakeorBreakTime

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    Nice! You can't truly appreciate success unless you know failure. Baby steps, I keep telling myself, and so far so good.
     
  8. MakeorBreakTime

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    Just figured out multi-quotes, so forgive the double posting.

    Day 10 is nothing to laugh at, nice job!

    Exercise is definitely helping me. One of the most dangerous things I've found for is for myself to have extra time with nothing to do... And then my mind wanders. I just need to stay busy in any way I can.

    That's a good idea, to have a reminder somewhere you can see. Anything to help you refocus on your goals. A quick stop in here for me and I'm good to go for the day.
     
  9. thinking_differently

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    Heeeyy Guys!
    How’s it going?
    I just worked out, Spot running and Yoga, I feel woken up and refreshed? Are workouts soo refreshing guys?I didn’t know this, not in a year!
    Okay, I’m getting too excited. Let’s stay Calm and Composed.

    Stay Calm, Stay Strong brothers!
     
  10. Feeling a bit down today but still hanging on. Read a few success stories earlier and really boosted my motivation to keep going. My goal remains the same, I'm committed to this. Even if relapse happens I keep going. Never any binging. Off of P/P subs for 3 weeks now. Been the best 3 weeks in a long while. Had a few streaks so far but I'm going to have a much longer one this time.

    Benefits so far - I can wake up early with ease, couldn't do this at all prior to starting this. Woke up at 5 am yesterday and 5:45 am today. Did more exercise than I ever did in the past. Sleep really well now. More energy that's why I'm able to walk more. More motivation. I don't fight to do things now, I just do it. But definitely not forcing anything either. NoFap is still the main focus so I give most of my energies to it.
     
  11. I’m 24 hours clean at the moment. I relapsed yesterday. Yesterday I was very sad, but today I’m doing well.

    Today I will read a book and spend less time on the internet. Conquer day by day works the best for me.
     
  12. Relapsed last night... What matters is that I've identified what the triggers were and will not let them affect again me going forward. I'm comforted to also know that not all progress is lost in a relapse unless you continue doing pmo, so I will be sure to keep on going and get back up from this even stronger than before. Really happy that this second streak nearly doubled my first, and I have definitely proven to myself that I can do this! I will going forward be 100% committed to this and not hold anything back like I did these past few days (I got thrown off my schedule for the holiday and it killed me).
     
  13. Dale848

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    Its so great to see how you are picking yourself up and recommitting without delay! Four years ago I did my first 70.3 Ironman triathlon and there was a time I fell off my training schedule..like 2 days. I was pretty upset but my coach helped me look back on all the training I had done and helped me realize that my gains were way beyond the temporary setback. Jumping right back in was key to continue building on what I had already accomplished. Ultimately, there was no real loss, but it could have been so easy to have been frustrated and let 2 days of not training become 3 then 4 and so on with real loss.

    Your last streak has allowed much healing of your brain. You are minimizing the setback by jumping right back into NoFap.
     
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  14. thinking_differently

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    Yes man, just get your streak started right away. It’s not so bad of a relapse if you don’t keep doing it again.
    All the best!
     
  15. Doing better with urges these days. I realized I had to go all in if I wanted to beat this. I stopped fantasy as much as possible and started looking away if I see any triggering material.
     
  16. Got through yesterday! Did my first workout in a long time! I bought a bunch of gym equipment since the gym doesn't want to open for the year and I now realize that I can't sit here patiently and wait a year to work on myself as a person or else I'll go back to my same old habits like before, so I'm taking action right now! So far so good, and I feel amazing! Also I feel like I am quickly recovering back to normal like I how I felt before the relapse.
     
  17. 2 Days clean again and I wouldn't have it any other way! Am really getting aggressive with the workouts and I can really feel a difference! I'm doing most of it right before bed, so I definitely am having an easier time going to sleep because of the soreness (my relapse happened the only time this month that I broke my schedule for the holiday and stayed up too late in bed, so this is really going to help prevent that going forward).
     
  18. MakeorBreakTime

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    Coming here with my tail between my legs... Didn't want to come back because I was embarrassed that I relapsed. And it wasn't just a moment of weakness looking this time, I took it all the way. Man, I just don't get the hold that this has over me. I can stop anything else I want when I've tried... But this beast is different for whatever reason. Maybe it's the easy accessibility.. and that it's free? I don't know, these are questions for someone smarter than myself. I know I shouldn't focus on the weak parts of myself, but it's hard not to.

    ... Damn.
     
  19. thinking_differently

    thinking_differently Fapstronaut

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    Reduce Internet usage. Get a prepaid, and opt for a worse plan.
    Stay busy.
    Think about it for yourself. You’re your best doctor.
    You will be fine, just keep working towards it.
     
  20. Keep going. It will take time to tame your inner urges. But you should not think relapse is the end or a reset back to square one. It's not at all. Every day you get better and you chip away at your addiction. Get back up and keep going. You will start feeling better once you get back on track and your goals will become clearer.
     

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