The Lord of the Rings Challenge

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

Should the Thread Title be extended?

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

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

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  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)
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  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
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  1. Diderik

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    Hey, we can recover together, let's see if we can both have 90 days in 89 days!

    How many Tolkien books have you read?

    I've read The Hobbit, LotR, The Silmarillion, and now I'm working on Unfinished Tales and Children of Húrin— which is included in Unfinished Tales but I'm reading the separate book of it, which I gather is slightly different, so I'll go back eventually and read the version that's in Unfinished Tales. Wife gave me as a Christmas gift last year a couple Tolkien books, Unfinished Tales and one of the twelve books in History of Middle Earth (which I'll refer to as HoME) by Christopher Tolkien.

    HoME is a huge (like I say, 12 books) series including basically how J.R.R. wrote his books. When Wife gave me the one book (she didn't know anything about Tolkien so she randomly picked up a couple books I didn't have) I looked it up (I had not heard of HoME). I discovered that the one she had given me was one of three on LotR— each book of HoME corresponds to one J.R.R. book apparently— so I bought the set of all three of those. They're in the middle of the 12 books, so maybe I'll buy the other 9 if I like these.

    Reading Tolkien reminds me to keep free of PM. The more I read, the more inspired I am to be good.
     
  2. Diderik

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    You have to start somewhere. Good luck, let's do this!
     
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  4. Diderik

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    It's alarming because you don't know what you'll do with the excitement of seeing them? I mean, it is perfectly natural and good to get interested in real women. Instead of fantasizing sex, imagine what you could say to them that might be constructive, like seeing if you share an interest with them, something that edifies, instead of tearing down women like pm did. When I think of women this way, it helps me recover, not that I ogle, so I understand where you're coming from. If I think of what I might really say to them as people, like they were 'one of the guys', it helps me not to ogle, fantasize sex, or objectify. Think of what is important to women: safety, security, respect, etc.— anti-pornography things.

    I hope this helps.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. Diderik

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    I can't wait to become Uruk-Hai again. Then I can look forward to getting back to being a real person, a Hobbit, and starting the body of my journey!
     
  6. Kairose

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  7. soggs1

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    Right behind you, got your back.
     
  8. Sure, why not? Though admittingly, I'd be happy if I can make it to 30 days without making a goof leading to a reset.

    The only book I have read from start to finish is The Hobbit. I've tried reading the LOTR books, but my ADD addled attention span wouldn't let me get far into it, the farthest I could ever get was weathertop before moving on to something else. I envy anybody that can read Tolkien's works without getting bored. So I thought maybe I could fair better by listening to an audiobook of it, and like I said, I'm digging it so far, I'm at the part where Gandalf is trying to convince Bilbo to leave the ring with Frodo.

    Day 2

    The physical urges are mildly active today, but hopefully nothing that a cold shower couldn't fix, and the thoughts are still manageable.
     
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  11. EpsilonDelta

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    6 days.

    A bit nerve-wrecking day at work today. I was the center of attention regarding some critical issues that have arise lately and my manager was not happy with the situation. But I hope I'll pull through. In the past, this would be a "good" reason to resort to PMO, but I think that I will come out of this stronger and wiser if I keep my cool and face reality for what it is, without any "medication".
     
  12. RiseToGreatness

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    Welcome brother!! :)

    Your counter says "no porn", please be aware that this is a "no porn/no masturbation" challenge.

    Thank you :)
     
  13. I'm not doing either right now, so I'll fix my counter.
     
  14. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in Brotherhood!! :emoji_muscle:

    19 days my brothers :). Tom Bombadil is aiding me now ;) Thanks ma man :D :)

    Good day, being productive since morning, good mood and good energy. Social anxiety still hits me but i´m hopeful for the future. Today i made conversation with a female co-worker, the first time in years! While the conversation ended awkwardly due to my difficulty in looking her in the eyes, i started the conversation and stayed in it for a while instead of just running in the building saying "good afternoon" :D :D. so i think i´m improving :)


    Here´s the new item of our quest :) ;)

    "31 days – Touched by your bravery, the gentle Elves of Rivendell give you an Elven cloak. The cloak has a hood and is fastened by a green elven brooch. Grey in twilight, green when moved or brown in the night, the cloak acts as camouflage when PMO units are around.

    Quest Item - Elven Cloak :emoji_running_shirt_with_sash:"

    This naturally refers to the cloaks that the Elves gave to the Fellowship in Lothlórien ;)

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    By the way, for those who are not acquainted, the previous items were:

    Sting. A sword discovered by Bilbo and later given to his nephew Frodo.

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    Tom Bombadil song - This character does not take part of the movie trilogy, but is from the Fellowship of the Ring book. Among other things, he teaches a song to the hobbits to call when him when in need, which in fact they do :D

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    "Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo!
    By water, wood and hill, by the reed and willow,
    By fire, sun and moon, harken now and hear us!
    Come, Tom Bombadil, for our need is near us!"


    Hithlain rope (elven rope) - this was a rope given to Sam at Lothlórien. Hithlain was a material used by the Elves of Lórien to make ropes that were very light, slender, and flexible, yet extremely strong. They could be unknotted at will by their users.

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    I hope you´re all liking the Tolkien Universe, Fellowship, because i have no doubt that it will set us free from porn and masturbation :emoji_muscle:

    Have a great day my brothers and sisters. Onward!!!!!!!
     
  15. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    Day 398 free of MO and day 7 free of porn.

    Poor sleep last night, which brings forth some urges unfortunately.

    My plan of action is to give myself time at work, two to three times a day, to disconnect entirely for 10 mins and meditate. When one has an over active fight or flight response, elevated cortisol or just going through a stressful bout, working in to your schedule more time for self-care. My number 1 priority is my health, so why then do I put it on the back burner to push myself too much at work? I put too much pressure on myself to perform, and ironically when I do, I perform less. It's the lesson I learned from my recent bout of stress.


    Stay Strong!

    @PeaceOnEarth108 I believe it is the nature of an overthinker. It is more important for us to bring ourself to a calm and neutral standpoint with thought, or else we get in our own way.
     
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  18. stronaut2021

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    Yes, it is therapeutic. I must say a new job also implies more stress, at least at first. To acquire a new habit or in our case leave a bad one we need to have some stability. Today I received a job offer, a better salary, better conditions, etc. But I feel I am not ready for a change yet, I need the stability to grow in other areas of my life, then I would consider a change. Just an example.
     
  19. stronaut2021

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    Well, here is motivation. Just 8 days and you'll have a lot to celebrate. Keep going!!
     
  20. stronaut2021

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    Congratulations!! keep going
     

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