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)
    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"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. newbobido

    newbobido Fapstronaut

    Day 8
    Uruk-Hai !
    It’s been a really long time since I’ve reached this milestone.:)
    And oh boy I am happy that I’m here.
    In one more week I’ll be starting my new real job for the first time in two and a half years and if all goes as plan I’ll be joining them as a proud Hobbit.

    I’m already seeing one huge challenge in my near future. Two weeks from now I’ll be flying back home for a week of vacation. It would be the first time I’ll have a vacation without my girlfriend in a really long time and I would have an entire week without her. I need to find a way to survive this interesting challenge. But for now, I’m simply going to focus on one day at a time.

    @RiseToGreatness get well soon. And remember that there is nothing stronger in this world than chicken soup:D.
     
  2. ModernTeen Brahmachari

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    Everything is going good. Just want to study today according to my planned routine.
     
  3. Ready to Stop

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    Day 455 no PMO. Tough day emotionally yesterday. Spent a lot of time with my youngest. She is such a kind soul and I had to tell her and her sister that their grandmother is about to pass away. My little one wanted to go see her and give her one last hug.
     
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  4. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    This IS day 8 for me!! (So finally Im an Uruk soon!)
    On the Weekend I forgot to do all the routines but did the most important ones as well...
    Doing fine so far... Greetings!

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    EDIT: It seems I was a bit too optimistic here

    DAMN - I ...
    RELAPSED
    DAY 0


    Dunno why the wraiths always got me on day 8 recently - lately I see that they wanna trick me more and more. Maybe because my addictive part knows that Im revealing the bad sides of this habit more and more - it tries to create many dumb reasons.

    I have to call back my reasons (why to quit) write them down daily and manage a NEW routine (Start tomorrow and its called REASONS-and-BELIEF-Challenge. On the other side I'll start to write all the dumb reasons and burn them once a month.

    Reason today (of pmo-wraiths) was: You are already so tired after work and all you wanted to do today you wont do either (because of this)- so it makes no difference if you lapse now, cuz after lapse the worst is the down (but you are already down u know hoho).
    Followed by: You reached at least 8 days so its not that much of a great shame if you lapse know.
    And: Your not perfect so if you fall its okay.

    Dont blame me for this reflection - its exactly what was in my mind. Especially the last seems to be really insane - PMO uses a good mantra (Im not perfect, so its okay to not always be good or to fail sometimes) against me. LOL thats real creepy!
     
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  5. StelaXVision

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  6. Slider8

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    Checking in day 191.
     
  7. Anas778

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  8. RiseToGreatness

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    Welcome brother!!
     
  9. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    108 days Fellowship!

    Still not feeling well, i´m very tired and demotivated, specially in the afternoon. but at least the flu symptoms are lifting, they´re much less today :). my sleep and sugar intakes are also having fluctuations. that´s probably one of the reasons why i feel low. I´m gonna correct that starting today :)

    Nothing more to add. Have a great day mighty Fellowship :emoji_fist:

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  10. LuckyMan

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    Checking in. Mostly good here. A bit tired. Was getting some urges so I came here to check in instead.
     
  11. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    Congrats! :) Where you got yours from?
     
  12. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    Thats a great Idea to count all the small battles too - because evry small step and evry "no" in the right direction will count on this journey!! I'll also start that know!
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2022
  13. Paul S.

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    Sure. I find that it helps a little bit. And every little help is needed. Sometimes it is a small "no" at a right time like yesterday, and sometimes it's all day battle like today. Both wins matter.
     
  14. pichus321

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    Day 35. Yesterday i gave me little pleasures, like eating a tasty meal and ice cream. i finished a book and started another called "fall in love with you" of Walter Riso. I think porn is a mechanism of escape for people who dosent love themself and feel inadequate, because the first thing i felt when i stopped watching porn was a need of love and care.
     
  15. Paul S.

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    Day 51 / 1000. Battles won against pmo: 10.

    Not in a mood to write at all. But probably this is the time, when I need writing the most. I was tempted all day. So I feel depressed and tired. Slided into mindless internet use many times. Probably it was subconscious "fishing". Or it was just some desparate need to fill neurochemical void created by abstinence. At least I see a little light of hope. I am still standing. I haven't pmo'ed. So, there is a little bit of conscience somewhere deep in me. Maybe conscience is a strong word. I didn't stop myself from relapsing because of honour, I stopped because I don't want to reset. I reset enough already in past few years. I know the feeling. No need for one more disappointment.

    I wonder if I can really substancially change. Maybe I just lack honour, maybe it's genetic. Maybe there is "breaking promises" gene combination :D. I am half-joking, but it's not funny anymore. What is wrong with me? How can I be considering relapse after all that I've been through, after all that I learned, after all the suffering that I saw guys going through, and considering my faith and goals? These are not rhetorical. I really want to know because I don't understand at all.

    So, which one is the real me? This me, who hates pmo, or the one who seriously considers relapse. Or am I just a liar? Maybe I still secretly love pmo.

    Love or hate, I have to stay clean.



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    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.
     
  16. kaerhal

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    Day 143

    Back in the gym, even one week without a workout and I felt noticeably different! Although I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead I’ll be doing my best to make sure I’m at least getting cardio or body weight exercises done when the weights aren’t available to me.

    Another weird day for urges - I’m still getting frequent erections and it’s really distracting. I just hope that by occupying my mind with work I’ll be focused and safer from temptation.
     
  17. Day 9 coming to a close. Next few days will be difficult since I’m heading out on a business trip
     
  18. Mazda647

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    Evening of the 66th day.
     
  19. Kairose

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  20. Day 4 complete!

    Earlier today I finished the most recent season of the show I've been watching and now I have to wait until next February for the next part, which is supposed to be the final part even though originally, the season I just finished was supposed to be the final part. They keep extending it, which is fine in the long run because it means there will be more to watch, but I hate the waiting part! Anyway, finishing that show means I have one less piece in my daily schedule, so I will need to find something to fill that time so that PMO doesn't fill it. I might try writing letters to some of my friends.
    The fact that you're looking for an answer means you don't believe the lies PMO tells you, because if you did believe them, you wouldn't have any reason to look for an answer. Stopping yourself just because you didn't want to reset is perfectly fine. It gets the job done for now, so you have plenty of time to work on building up that sense of honor or conscience. Stand tall, brother. I don't understand it all either, but the part of you which is striving to grow in virtue, the part that won't simply accept all this evil which we cause, is the real you.

    St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us!
     

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