The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

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Poll closed Jun 21, 2020.
  1. No, leave like that: "The Lord of the Rings Challenge"

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

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  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
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  1. Ready to Stop

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    Day 338 no PMO. Started the day with a cold shower and then did a lot of outdoor walking. Had dinner last night with my brother and his family. Good day overall.

    I’m coming up on the one year mark and it’s reminding me of my last relapse. My last lapse was when my daughter went to Softball practice and I opted to stay home alone instead of going to watch her. I was already depressed and didn’t want to have to socialize with the other parents. I stayed home and watched P and then hated myself for watching P instead of my daughter playing softball. I’m honestly still mad at myself.
     
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  2. Revanthegrey

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    Day check
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    An attack at night, then i use the reasons to not do it to fight back , i did not play videogames so late(because the high dopamines) as we talk here and that works to avoid the situation but at the end the low battery saved me.
    Staying more alert at night.
    Reaching the 360 days this year.
     
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  3. Kumail.Khan

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  4. You spend the night at the old watch tower of Amon Sul. PMO forces are lurking in the area. Day 25
     
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  5. Kairose

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    Thank you! That's an important point. Some days I feel that I'm going to get hurt due to lack of rest. So yesterday I made a routine so I have to rest on Sundays. Being God's day, even when I was falling in PMO every week, I wouldn't dare to do it on Sundays, so it's safe.
     
  6. Kairose

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    In my case this partially stopped after a few months (still having them sometimes). When I realize that I'm thinking like that I would instantly look away and think something like "don't think her that way, she is much more than that, she is a person with mind, feelings, life."
    This would kill that bad thought
     
  7. JEBF

    JEBF Fapstronaut

    I don't know if i will have the discipline to do that, but it is relieving to know that eventually these thoughts go down.
     
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  8. Anas778

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  9. Warthog

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    Graduated to Uruk Hai...feels kind of annoying, those guys were a****es...I guess I'll stay strong and I'll be a hobbit soon!
    Having porn dreams which I have experienced every time I start a new streak. It´s a sign that the brain wants something it can´t have, trying to treat it like a milestone in my progress.
     
  10. The dreams are definitely a sign of healing and I like your idea today treating them as a milestone. They will diminish in time.
     
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  11. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    Day 2!
    Sad, problems with the girl that I'm dating but trying to solve them (even if I have to quit dating her). But grateful with a lot of things too. Trying to have my mind focused in my work and personal projects. Keeping strongh my brothers.
     
  12. warmaster123

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    Day 42. Going through flatline symptoms. Have been feeling weird and dizzy in brain. I dont feel horny but im afraid the urges will come back stronger then ever soon and I will try my best to prepare for it.
     
  13. Yozin

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  14. ‘Frodo! Master!’ he called. There was no answer. For a moment he stood, his heart beating with wild fears, and then he plunged in. A shadow followed him.

    At first he could see nothing. In his great need he drew out once more the phial of Galadriel, but it was pale and cold in his trembling hand and threw no light into that stifling dark. He was come to the heart of the realm of Sauron and the forges of his ancient might, greatest in Middle-earth; all other powers were here subdued.

    (…)

    The light sprang up again, and there on the brink of the chasm, at the very Crack of Doom, stood Frodo, black against the glare, tense, erect, but still as if he had been turned to stone.

    ‘Master!’ cried Sam.

    Then Frodo stirred and spoke with a clear voice, indeed with a voice clearer and more powerful than Sam had ever heard him use, and it rose above the throb and turmoil of Mount Doom, ringing in the roof and walls.

    ‘I have come,’ he said. ‘But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!’ And suddenly, as he set it on his finger, he vanished from Sam’s sight.

    (…)

    And far away, as Frodo put on the Ring and claimed it for his own, even in Sammath Naur the very heart of his realm, the Power in Barad-dûr was shaken, and the Tower trembled from its foundations to its proud and bitter crown. The Dark Lord was suddenly aware of him, and his Eye piercing all shadows looked across the plain to the door that he had made; and the magnitude of his own folly was revealed to him in a blinding flash, and all the devices of his enemies were at last laid bare. Then his wrath blazed in consuming flame, but his fear rose like a vast black smoke to choke him. For he knew his deadly peril and the thread upon which his doom now hung.

    (…)

    At his summons, wheeling with a rending cry, in a last desperate race there flew, faster than the winds, the Nazgûl, the Ring-wraiths, and with a storm of wings they hurtled southwards to Mount Doom.
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    -Hi. Thanks for taking the time to read this fragment of LOTR. I´m writing this in my 499 day streak of not using porn and NoFap. I´m only a few hours away from reaching my destination. I´ve come a long way since i started. It´s difficult to believe, but i started a year and a half ago, and i´ve spent all this time away from P and M. I myself thought it was impossible, yet here i am. I´ve endured pain, cravings, despair, anxiety, loneliness, fear... and i still made it.

    Then, why did i choose to post this fragment specifically? Two reasons:

    -The first is to thank God. As Tolkien himself stated in one of his letters, Frodo didn´t succeed at the end, because even with all of his humbleness, strenght and determination, mankind is still weak. And only by accepting this hard truth, is that we are open to God´s help. I prayed him and Virigin Mary everyday, and everyday thanked him for this beautiful gift: Freedom. Freedom in thought, freedom in feeling, freedom in act and freedom in love.

    -The second is to share a personal story of mine, which i find kind of curious for it´s similarity with Frodo´s. A few weeks ago i was thinking that this victory was already assured. That nothing could make me fall. That i was unbeatable. Well, was i wrong.
    Just a few days ago, i over-indulge myself while surfing the internet. It wasn´t videos, photos, or stories. They were just articles and personal experiences, nothing you could consider pornographic, yet a clear p-sub for me.
    I knew that i was indulging, but i allowed myself to ignore that warnings. Fortunately, it didn´t came to more.
    But in that moment, my mind was considering clinging into a twisted desire i had already rejected in order to reach happiness.
    Even after reaching this point, feeling so good, and rationally knowing how harmful porn is, my heart is still weak. It yearns for more, but it is hopeless, and coward to fight for what it wants. It is so weak, that it would rather sacrifice all we have achieved just for a momentarily relief, a comforting, yet ephemeral, moment of pleasure.

    My former addiction is still in there. It cannot be erradicated, only silenced for an undefined amount of time. Unlike Sauron, he won´t be defeated by reaching 90, 180 or 500 days. It will never go fully away, because it is rooted in the deepest desires of my heart. It is waiting, crouched like Gollum, until i show a sign of doubt, to strike back. And if i don´t stand firm, focused on the REAL way to bring my desires to it´s fullest, he will take over again.

    I´ve always wanted to become unbreakable. Now i understand that is impossible. You cannot "become" unbreakable. You choose to be unbreakable, every day of the year, every hour of the day, every and each minute.

    Stay strong brothers. It IS worth it.
     
  15. breaking-myths

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    Oh it is been a tiring journey , it has devastated me physically and mentally . I could have got whatever I want ,but my inability to control my feelings has brought me into this state.

    Mission: Breaking free
     
  16. til_im_free

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    Brothers, I've relapsed:(
    I woke up today restless and tired from a bad sleep night, which made my symptoms feel even worse. I really didn't manage well the stress of this infetcion. This makes me feel both angry (for the bad luck of getting sick, which makes things harded) and disappoited with myself for not having enough discipline to deal with this disease. Anyways, besides from that, I think it was a good streak. I was intesely tempted throughout it, but I resisted a lot. Now I'll start over again and do my best.
     
  17. Onan the Barbarian

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    Hey guys. Had a pretty bad weekend. I have touched base w/ my AP about it in more detail. I am back at it.

    I'm feeling pretty disgusted w/ PMO and everything it entails. Looking to change some habits and thought patterns. I have already been far more disciplined this week (at least since yesterday) and it feels good.

    I know I can beat this because I still have life in me. I can feel my will and my reason returning.
     
  18. stronaut2021

    stronaut2021 Fapstronaut

    Day 9 - the second day being an Uruk – Hai. I confess that it has been a helpful week, with my children at home and I confined so I don't go out and watch "urge crafters". It helps me to control my mind. Let's see next week. But I have my hopes up. I want to become a Hobbit and begin the journey.

    On the other hand. Being in this challenge increases my desire to watch Lord of the Rings again ;)
     
  19. Smith Sharp

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    This looks like a great idea for rebooting. I'm in, day 3 so I'm an Ork. Lovely.
     
  20. Slider8

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    It's one of the good indicators allowing you to evaluate the real influence of pmoing on your health and motivation to exercise.
     

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