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. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    Check In Day 2!
    No routine Done yet but I did cleaning the apartment (30min)
    I'll do some meditation later :)
    Greets out!
     
  2. i89rt5

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  3. Mazda647

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  4. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in Fellowship!! :)

    Medium day so far, little urges, but less energy and mood than yesterday. oh the withdrawal rollercoaster... anyways i´m doing all my planned stuff, no slack :)

    20 days hardmode, going good :)

    Great ambience among the Fellowship today. No relapses ;) Congratulations brothers!! :). Let´s see if we can keep it on the next 24 hours. Let´s go!!!!

    Checking out.

    "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." Haldir
     
  5. Redemptionisrequired

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  6. nerdy_owl

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    Relapsed the thuesday after work. I had a lot of flashbacks of my last relapse, so that gots me. Stronger again and I know that will not happen again. Something that maybe affected was that I'm not doing exercise, but I will return to it the next week.

    Today I didn't worked out but I took a cold shower.
    Keep strong
     
  7. Kairose

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  8. Belvedere

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    Damn, I need help. Ive just been going off and on these past weeks man. I had so much motivation but now Im down bad again. I have religiously watched Hamzas videos on self improvement and nofap and I am going to endulge into a time of celibacy. No PMO. No women.

    One good thing these past weeks though - I have been to the gym every single day. Putting that work in, and its showing. Getting my creatine/protein down. I've probably never been in a better "aestethicaly" shape than as of now.

    Day 0 today.

    PS: If anyone is interested in becoming a accountability partner let me know! :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2022
  9. Kratos_GOW

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  10. Mazda647

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    One thing I have no clue about is what's a reasonably normal sexual attraction. When does it cross the line into sexual lust? I know there's nothing wrong with being sexually attracted to the lady I'm soon marrying. We have yet to have sex so it's quite easy to get aroused. It would be nice to be able to hold her hand without having to worry about getting an erection when I'm not prepared to follow through.
     
  11. Paul S.

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    Day 18 / 1000.

    Late to sleep. No talking.

    {:emoji_zap:, :emoji_notes:, :emoji_chains:, :emoji_running_shirt_with_sash:}

    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.
     
  12. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    check out (day2) a bit late but better than no check out :)
    no urges - did no routine ...will do some tomorrow morning !
    Good night
     
  13. Ready to Stop

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    Day 11 no PMO. Turned 45 today. Good day so far. Gonna have to read all your posts tomorrow. Too busy today. Have a great day everyone!
     
  14. SSS Vision

    SSS Vision Fapstronaut

    Day 15 check in. Days PMO-free in 2022: 201 out of 209.
    Carrying on!
     
  15. Baki Hanma

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  16. Day 1 complete. At Buckland, Bilbo gives me Sting--an Elven short-sword made in Gondolin. It will turn blue when PMO forces are around. Quest Item -- Sting:emoji_zap:

    Sorry for not checking in yesterday, Fellowship. Very busy yesterday, and the day itself was full of good things. However, I was extremely aroused when I woke up, and I masturbated right away without even thinking about it or trying to fight. No porn, thankfully. I can say with complete honesty that I hadn't looked at a single screen all day, hehe. What's crazy is that, this morning, I woke up a few minutes before my alarm went off as a result of a wet dream. Very strange that I would have one of those the day after a relapse, but that's the way the cookie crumbles, I suppose.

    @RiseToGreatness Thank you for your explanation. I want to summarize it like this:
    --Acknowledge the craving.
    --Identify the surface-level desire.
    --Identify the true desire buried deeper.
    --Recognize that the surface-level desire will not solve the craving.
    --Create an action plan!
    --Do some simple relaxation exercises.
    --Engage the action plan!

    I think that about 95% of my relapses come from attempting to fulfill two desires: desire for knowledge (curiosity about porn, refreshing old memories) or desire to use up energy (feeling "full," feeling tense, like I have to do some action to relieve the pressure). Reading a book or doing a crossword puzzle can help with the first one. Doing pushups, situps, or pullups, or going to find somebody to talk to, can help with the second one.

    St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!
     
  17. PeaceOnEarth108

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    Now alone at work early in the morning, urges coming out of nowhere.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2022
  18. CALM IN SUFFERING

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    50 (18 hard mode) days complete

    I think the period of high urges is passed, but after this period I now have phantasies remaining. They intensified a lot lately, they are similar to what I had before I even joined noFap, maybe not the frequency, but the content. So I am still keeping to my avoiding strategies
     
  19. CALM IN SUFFERING

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    I don't think that there is any one who could clearly tell you the boundaries between lust and attraction. But what you describe seems more like normal attraction than lust, unless when holding hands you indulge in sexual phantasies. That's why if you want to keep sex after marriage you have to be careful about physical contact. But after you get married, holding hands should become much less arousing. But for me hugs are still arousing :D
     
  20. Rubzi

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    Day 13 - Hobbit, The Ford of Bruinen
     

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