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

    today is Day 2 for me - no early checkin today and no late checkin yesterday because the girl was visiting me and we talked and cuddled the whole night. No Sex but Im all good with that. 1-2 times I was rly horny but I didnt let it win. Pure things dont need to rush. Updated my counters as well. the month scores will increase:)
    Have a great time.
     
  2. nerdy_owl

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    4 days
    Low urges yesterday, worked almost all day. Without social networks this process is always less difficult.

    Today I worked out and took a cold shower.
    Keep strong my brothers.
     
  3. RiseToGreatness

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    You have my prayers :emoji_pray:
     
  4. RiseToGreatness

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    ah, nice to hear from you my brother. Big hug :)
     
  5. RiseToGreatness

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    no no, maybe she has a point. Do you feel you´re not giving her the proper attention and time? that can surely hurt a relationship. And if so, what can you do to combine the two areas (work hard and give her the right attention) ?

    If you do your part, you´ll be at a better position to point out the things that you don´t like in her behaviour, and by your example and words, she can motivate herself to change her own behaviour.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  6. RiseToGreatness

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    "He keeps a watchful eye over the vast forest lands to the East, and a good thing too. For always evil will look to find a foothold in this world." ;)
     
  7. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in brave Warriors :)

    What can i say, the morning started poorly with the usual fatigue, anxiety and leg pain. but as the day went by, my mood is becoming better, but still with low energy.

    this is pure withdrawal, but what i can tell is that this withdrawal has been way more bereable than previous ones. why? first of all, at night my usual hobby is books. i go outside to the balcony and just read throught the night, it´s great :). That way i don´t blow up my dopamine watching TV all night.

    second, the wim hof breathing and cold showers really help to reduce the withdrawal effects. i still feel them, sure, but they´re less intense as before. also heavely reducing sugar and alcohol helps a lot.

    now, one might think, does the level of memorized pain from past withdrawals reduces the frequency of relapses/binges? yes, for a minor part it does. but for the large chunk of it, it doesn´t. Only a good defined strategy will keep us sober, and only a good defined strategy will prevent us from binging after a relapse.

    That´s why sometimes i keep getting back to this video. watch this if you haven´t already, it´s really enlightening.



    well, these are just my 2 cents. Thanks for reading me brothers :).

    Have a great day!
     
  8. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Want to join this challenge. 20 days sober
     
  9. Anas778

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  10. Slider8

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    All was very good but when it came to sleeping not in your normal bed it takes time to get used to it plus all the flies and mosquitoes were quite annoying ,especially in the evenings.;)But beautiful views and nice clean air filled with all the natures sounds quite compensated for perceived inconveniences .
     
  11. Slider8

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  12. SSS Vision

    SSS Vision Fapstronaut

    Day 21 check in. Days PMO-free in 2022: 207 out of 215.
    Major wet dream hangover this morning, so I'm plowing into work to stay occupied.
     
  13. Toni7

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  14. Paul S.

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    Day 24 / 1000.

    I will honestly say that I am not motivated to do this anymore. I remember the times, when I started nofap. Those were the times. I was so optimistic and still believed in benefits, wanted to explore and share... Now I am just dragging this because... Hmm... Because I have to. Because no pmo is the right thing. I don't imagine myself in pmo "lifestyle" again. So trial and error for the long time ahead probably...

    But I don't have to do this here. I still want this now, but not for too long. Sometimes it seems that we are just collectively "masturbating" and going nowhere... Some more often, some less... I value the friendships but people become weary and leave. I understand why. I get it now.

    So, I responsibly say that this is my last try here. If I relapse, I leave to do this alone. To rest and gather positivity and motivation. I don't want to be downer complaining every day, how I don't see much point in this anymore. And I don't want to be fake positive. And I don't want to just show the number of days without sharing my heart in the journal, without sharing my experiences for other people to maybe draw strength from. I don't want to be sulky sceptic reading entries of other people with doubt that we are really moving further with this. I don't want to be like this and I don't have to be like this.

    I like nice stories. I don't want my story to be "masturbating" around here publicly. I want to complete it. I'll draw all my remaining motivation and strength and try once again. This is my last public streak. If I fail, at least my story here will have a conclusion. I don't mind.

    Sorry that I am being such a downer today, but honesty, not lies bring us closer to truths of life - I still believe that. Trying this five years, almost two years on this site. That doesn't mean that I am malicious and not trying. I tried a lot. Lots of thinking, various practices, watching lots of woo-woo nofap videos on youtube, trying to help others here, reading nofap stories without count,... To the point that I feel weary from this. All the time and dedication I spent on no pmo. I could have written additional thesis and now I am struggling to finish one. It's stupid to do things that clearly don't work. Something has to change.



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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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2022
  15. IveWastedMyTime

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  16. kaerhal

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    Day 215

    A long lie in and then travelled to London in the afternoon to visit the city I’m so fond of. Looking forward to spending a few days sightseeing, maybe even taking up some photography again.

    Urges aren’t the problem at the moment, but intrusive thoughts are. All of a sudden I’m finding out that people are interested in me and if I’m being completely honest I don’t particularly enjoy being on the radar - people are encouraging me to date one person or the other, but I’m still figuring things out.
     
  17. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Day 3 Check In

    Before bed and upon waking feeling a bit sexually aroused. Thoughts about women I like and such. Small urges I feel coming when waking up. Now I feel the feeling. Temptation before and upon waking. PMO orcs are coming at me lol. Now I feeling it again because it wasn't that much urges until as of now. No I don't have strong urges because I am older now.

    Btw, I haven't mentioned something important besides saying so in my first challenge I started this journey. Although I'm early on here this challenge, I have been on Semen Retention/NoFap aka SR/NoFap for 12 days now. Because of the rules I had to start over. I.e. viewing P*rn. For the most part unintentionally seeing it. I will explain more about this later and in the process of this. I am still retaining though!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2022
  18. Day 7 complete! It's always nice to reach the milestone of one week. It's nothing more than a milestone, though. The road goes ever on and on. Only a few days left on my summer assignment, and then a week with my family before returning to seminary. I am looking forward to being back in a place where I can take serious cold showers; I can't get the water here to go as cold as I would like.

    St. Bridget of Sweden, pray for us!
     
  19. PeaceOnEarth108

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