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)
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

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

    0 vote(s)
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

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

    6 vote(s)
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  1. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    just keep doing nofap. the avoidance of porn and masturbation (escapes) will force you to face and feel all your buried pain. when it comes, sit and feel it, just feel it. then give a new meaning for it. forgive yourself and others.

    Let´s go!! :)
  2. Talz

    Talz Fapstronaut

    0 days >> Nazgûl (You were once a man, a King, now fallen to the power of PMO)


    I return. Today I'm just laying some basic foundations. Got my habit tracker and a copy of Atomic Habits ready to go!
  3. Kairose

    Kairose Fapstronaut

    Day 287

    Re-started Wim Hof's breathing method and I finally can see the benefits.
  4. lord_nelson

    lord_nelson Fapstronaut

    Day 16 (Hobbit) :emoji_grin::emoji_zap:
    I have urges, but I can handle them.
    Funny paradox - the less sexual thoughts I have before bed, the more sex dreams I have (or more I remember).
    Good luck Fellowship
    You are awesome!
  5. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    welcome back my brother!! :)
  6. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in brave Fellowship!! :)

    Sorry for not checking in yesterday, terrible day, but i check with my AP though.

    Fellowship, i have an important annoucement to make: today i watched a Mark Queppet webclass, where he talks about the importance of having a convergent mindset in a community. Same goal, same strategy.

    So from now on, the criteria that i use for myself i will use for the Lord of the Rings challenge. I give a lot of thought on this on the past, but gave it up because i realize i was raising the bar to high, and many of you couldn´t handle it. now i see it´s the strongest and best path to quit porn and masturbation for good.

    So adding to the previous existing rules: no porn, no masturbation, no edging, i will add 2 new rules:

    - no porn subs (softcore, erotica, any kind of sexy content). Porn subs flood your brain with unnatural sexual stimulation, the same way porn does. so if you watch porn subs, more than a slippery moment (5-10 minutes), that´s a relapse.

    - no paid sex. If you engage with prostitutes, sexual massages, etc... anything with a sexual conotation that is done within a commercial trade is a relapse.
    Sex should come from a bond between two people. paying for sexual activities reduces people to objects, objects to be used. In a deeper sense there is no difference between paying your internet provider for porn, and paying a woman for sex.

    These new rules are in fact not new, i have spoken out many times against this, but this time i will actually put them in the challenge. I know the challenge will become harder, but i truly believe it´s for the best. The goal becomes crystal clear and there are no blind spots now.

    All unnatural sexual stimulation must go. And only a shinny confident man will emerge from this.

    Have a great day my friends. See you tomorrow :)
  7. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    I try it out - I heard it once but never tried it - thx brother!!
  8. lord_nelson

    lord_nelson Fapstronaut

    It's great that you took that into account!
  9. Neu

    Neu Fapstronaut

    Day 16. Hi! I'm a Hobbit now :)
  10. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 139

    Urges have been easier to manage today! I've had no temptation to relapse, but did feel slightly insecure in my singleness - I'm not desperate for a relationship but I'm becoming more easily triggered when I realise I like a girl or see happy couples.

    I'm beginning to see why so many people decide not to count the days anymore; on one hand it feels tedious, but I know that the moment I stop taking this reboot seriously is the moment I begin to fail. I will not stop counting the days until I reach Mount Doom on Day 500 - but even if I do reach that milestone, I reckon I will need to keep track of the days all the same.
  11. Paul S.

    Paul S. Fapstronaut

    Day 47 / 1000. Battles won against pmo: 5. Change of perspective.

    Quite tempted. What can you do... I think I am looking at this all wrong. Maybe not "all wrong" but I should really change my point of view. I am counting days. It's fine. But it doesn't mean much. Sometimes streaks are very easy - I am busy with much stuff or there are not many urges, or it's not a mating season (I noticed that it's easier for me to do no pmo in winter). And sometimes they are very hard - like this spring. So maybe I should calculate battles that I won against pmo. This will be fun. Like a game. I shouldn't dread urges to act stupid, I should say "bring it on!". Every won battle brings me closer to freedom, not random passed day. This is the change of mindsed, that I need! To go through circumstances (not on purpose of course), where I used to pmo and clearly say "not anymore".

    For example, yesterday before sleep I was prepared to relapse, because I didn't see much point in this at that moment. But then I remembered, why I am doing this, and that I'll want to try this again anyway, so why go back to zero? I don't know was it me or divine help, but it's a battle won against pmo. So, +1.

    The thing is, I am doing fine until challenge goes easy. But when things get a lot tougher due to circumstances I relapse. I have to motivate myself to fight, I have to have a desire to get stronger. And maybe this playful thing will help in that, who knows... Even a little bit of help would be fine.


    Stuff that should help to not pmo:
    1. No internet for recreational purposes until 6 pm.
    2. Waking up on the same time every day.
    Last edited: May 19, 2022
  12. Day 7 complete! Very clean streak so far, I'm happy about that. Lots of battles won, like @Paul S. is doing. I think that's a really good idea.

    @RiseToGreatness Thanks again for putting so much dedication into this challenge. I fully approve of the two new rules; they will help us focus even more on our collective goal and make us better people in the end. We're in the fight of our lives.

    @newbobido Keep on doing your best! It sounds like you're very aware of your usual triggers and the things in your environment that make you more vulnerable. That's a good thing to know and it'll help you do well.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us!
  13. MS PBH

    MS PBH Fapstronaut

  14. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

  15. ModernTeen Brahmachari

    ModernTeen Brahmachari Fapstronaut

    Hey guys, I was an active member of this support group and also successful in quitting porn 1 year ago but I am again in the same addiction due to compulsive use of porn from last 2 months.
    I really need some support group to quit this addiction for once and for good.
    Please count me in the challenge.

    CALM IN SUFFERING Fapstronaut

    Day 39 complete

    after a few times when I looked for some sexy images I now feel that I have some of the old neural pathways revived. But I did’t look at any images yesterday and not planning to do it today.

    I felt bad this week because my wife didn’t have sex with me when we had planned it, but I talked to her yesterday and I understand that she she still does love me, she is just not into sex. For me I don’t know if it’s a legit need to have sex with my partner or it’s just that she is the only one I can have sex with and I want sex in general.

    CALM IN SUFFERING Fapstronaut

    You’re in brother. Welcome
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  18. resilient bastard

    resilient bastard Fapstronaut

    Just a quick question: after a couple of hours i will finish a 40 day streak.
    And what about ranks and items, will i start with rank hobbit and gain all items until day 40?
    Last edited: May 20, 2022
  19. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    That’s it… I’m out! Just kidding. Seems totally reasonable and honestly I would have assumed those were relapses anyway.
  20. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 452 no PMO. Taking the day off work.
    til_im_free, MS PBH, Slider8 and 2 others like this.

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