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. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in Fellowship!

    Nothing extraordinary to report. A plain vacations day: hanging in the caffeteria, reading, going for a stroll, playing (some) videogames, watching TV. All good :)

    No urges, and following my reboot strategy to the most.

    Me and my wife made 16 years of marriage this month. Unfortunately i was never faithful to her (porn was always in the mix), so now that i'm slowing breaking free from this terrible addiction, i wonder how my life and my feelings will be when i have rewired my brain to its natural state.

    In fact, through my life, despite of having many relationships, i never fully dedicated myself to one girl (just my first girlfriend when i was a teen, 25 years ago) because porn was always in the middle. So now, dedicating myself to one, its almost gonna be a groundbreaking experience :D but at the same time i sense good vibes from it :)

    So far i notice that my wife is way more atractive than when i was a full blown addict. Also my love for her is increasing. So this is indeed a good sign :).

    But still a long way to go. I'm glad you're by my side brothers. Thank you for your support.

    Let's keep going!
     
  2. i89rt5

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    day 20 check in - No O
    day 2 check in - No P/M

    Will go to the big apple for a weekend getaway, haven't been there for 3 years. Eye candies will be everywhere there, so I need to somehow minimize being triggered.
     
  3. nerdy_owl

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    Low urrges yestarday, worked almost all day. Today I hope that will be a more relaxed day.

    Today I worked out and took a cold shower.
    Keep strong my brothers.
     
  4. ARCEUS

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    Thanks for your humble help!
    Actually I became a bit serious into avoiding any, even a smallest type which includes watching a plain image of a girl bcz I really need to won this battle again (yea I fought the same battle when I was 14 and won with a good streak of 250 days! And unavoidable circumstances broke that and I spiced it again and here I am) I need to leave it cuz my entrance exm are very near and I am sure I won't pass it with carrying brain fog as its world's 3rd hargest test, also the family issues are also arising due to my side effect-behaviours. Therefore, for mobile, except whatsapp and study app, I am using a powerful appblocker and blocked all the apps! Including playstore and any google related inbuilt apps. For PC, I am using Karpskey safe kids and after giving excuse to my mom that I need to focus only on studies, I blocked every single website except study ones with its key locked in my mom's already pin locked mobile, so I am feeling very safe now. I know I am crazy but I need to XD
     
  5. Slider8

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    It is our habitual self perception that makes some things look attractive whilst others disgusting and repulsive apparently you still perceive yourself as addicted to pmo for you think that there is some reward in there.
     
  6. Checking in, done 2x cold showers + Win Hof breathing, also done a solid workout and went to the restaurant with my wife.

    I think Win Hof breathing helps me with the stress already.

    Also I've watched this video



    Have a nice weekend
     
  7. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Really struggling today. I am having huge urges. Could not figure out why. I just figured it out. Last time I had a long streak I relapsed the day after talking to my dad. I had not talked to him this whole streak. Last night I talked to him and I have been pounded with incredible urges all day. I have lots of trauma from my dad. I need to be careful after taking to him. I have not given in to the urges. Thank God. Hopefully soon they will be gone.
     
  8. Baki Hanma

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    Glad to hear that brother!:)
     
  9. Baki Hanma

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    Day 114
    Yesterday I couldn't write .. After doing a lot of work , I fell to the bed as a tree .. Good weekend brothers!. @hardcore_detox I did wimhof breathing according to your post's instructions , before writing my ideas... Now my mind is very clear
    @Paul S. Brother, I hope all is well with you...I didn't see you about 4 days..

    :emoji_heart::emoji_heart: Nice to hear that brother!
     
  10. Day 3 complete!

    @RiseToGreatness I'm very happy to hear that things are improving with your wife! Since you are a man and woman joined in marriage, the two of you are no longer two, but you have become one flesh. She is as close to you as your own body, and vice versa. As long as PMO remains, everything that you do to yourself hurts her, and all the ways you hurt her come back to hurt you. Keep up the good work! Never let anything come between you.

    @Anew2019 It's a good sign of progress that you were able to recognize the source of your urges and to be aware of how you can handle them. I'm sorry to hear about your relationship with your father. Please remember that no matter what things look like here on earth, you have a good Father in heaven who always looks upon you with joy and affection. I once heard a very cool explanation stemming from God's relationship with time. Whenever we see something very beautiful for the first time, we are filled with a sense of awe and delight. God, since He is outside of time, sees all of it at once. It's like every moment that passes is something He is seeing for the first time, including us. The sight of us always fills God with awe and delight. He delights in us!

    St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!
     
  11. ShieldofFaith

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    Day 8
    Got to hang out with a close friend who's been gone for a couple months and it was a great time. Saw a movie that thankfully only had one sexual scene that I was able to avoid. Overall a great day
     
  12. Retentionistheway

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  14. Anew2019

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    @Gallade_Templar Oh my word that is one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. How every moment we are new to God! That’s so amazing. Thank you!
     
  15. LLOYYD

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    Day 19 - Bree sends aid! Bill, a strong and kind pony, joins your quest by carrying rations and items.
    Quest Aid – Bill, the pony :emoji_horse:

    Today alright but I felt better yesterday. I'm not too bad.

    I might hit the gym after I write this or read up some more information here in the forums or do something else.

    Yesterday, there was a new good looking lady including the body. Not sure about the face but it was ok. I didn't get a good look because I was looking away since it can be triggering. Same attractive woman with her friend & boyfriend from Day 7. I guess there they will be there every so often. Maybe even more. Damn she is attractive to look at it.

    Apparently, I heard there was another woman but she is married that started showing up. I never saw her for awhile but I heard from the front desk guy telling she is showing up as well. Hmm for some reason I am not attracted to her when I look at her. I don't know why. Her body is pretty nice and somewhat slim but I am not attracted to her.

    I have been wondering something about women, do women became less attractive when they MO or have sex? If anyone can answer this. Because I heard one man's point of view, you become less attractive when you release your semen through masturbation & watch porn or during sex. Basically, if a man practice PMO then they become less attractive.

    Maybe that is why I might not be attracted to her because her and everyone is releasing their energy (orgasm).

    I think I am slowly becoming attractive because of this no PMO journey. I think people especially woman might sense it a little more. But I still need to go on longer to see the effects though.

    Seeing SR/NoFap videos on Youtube for inspiration and it is helping me.

    Urges, not many with the exception in the end. Upon waking up, I had a dream about woman that I know of. I think it would have became a sexual dream if it went further because I saw myself touching her. Hmm maybe would have been a wet dream. Ironically, no pornographic images in my mind.

    Before heading to bed, I came across woman online then suddenly I started to get hard. I became hard for her and I think I would have relapsed if I let it. It might have been enough to do the deed. I think it was due to water in my system. If you notice, if you have enough water in your system you can get horny from that condition. But I went to the bathroom and my hard on subsided but I still want to have sex. I believe it came back though and I went to bed with a hard on.

    Nope, I resisted. This is still worth the effort.

    I can talk more about this in another time but this is relative in other aspects in life. Not easy and you earn this.

    All I have to say is fight! Just my advice when urges come. I will repeat over and over again. I am embracing it when it does happen for me.

    Bill comes along the ride with the fellowship. Nice Pony. Keep on Fellowship!
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    Last edited: Aug 20, 2022
  16. PeaceOnEarth108

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  18. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    39 Days Free of PMO.

    Took it easy yesterday for half of the day, it was nice. Well rested today, ready to tackle another instance of workout/meditation/exposure and reading. Also a few chores to do. I will practice mindfulness in what I undertake.

    Have a great weekend !

    Stay strong!



    @RiseToGreatness Love to see your progress brother, keep at it.
     
  19. Ready to Stop

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  20. Baki Hanma

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    Brother, your stories are very interesting but brother You are in a danger zone . According to your stories , there are lot of women in your local Gym . Please be careful brother...:emoji_heart:
     

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