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. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene

    I admire your efforts. Keep up the good work!"
     
  2. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Thank you very much! ☺️
     
  3. Anas778

    Anas778 Fapstronaut

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  4. Back to Day 0.

    Was my most recent streak really only three days? Damn. It's like I keep getting worse and worse. I went for a big run today; it's a course I've done before but it's been a few months, so I found it really challenging. Still, I did pretty well, it was good exercise, and I was quite proud of my performance. The run left me exhausted, and in the shower afterward, I MO'd. It's not that I didn't have the strength to fight it--more like I didn't even have the strength to know that what I was doing ought to be fought. I debated whether to even consider it a relapse because the whole thing felt completely involuntary, but a relapse is a relapse. There wasn't any porn or p-subs, so that's a silver lining.

    In the Lord's Prayer, we reflect upon the ways we need forgiveness and how this has to be tied to our willingness to offer forgiveness. We must extend forgiveness to those who hurt us, and while thinking about this after my relapse, because I still had to pray my rosary, it occurred to me that this might be a reflexive action. PMO hurts me more than anyone else. I myself am someone I need to forgive for sinning against me. These thoughts brought me a small measure of peace, but it only tells me what to do, not how to do it. How can I forgive myself? Maybe I don't want to. I deserve all this shame and guilt I'm feeling.

    @Anew2019 In the middle of severe temptations, how are you able to hold on to thoughts of what our friends in heaven are doing for you? So many times I have tried to invoke the Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, my guardian angel, St. Michael, and my Confirmation saint, but I can never do it when it really counts. It's like I forget how to pray and forget all about them because all I can focus on is the urge.

    St. Dismas, pray for us!
     
  5. Kairose

    Kairose Fapstronaut

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  6. PeaceOnEarth108

    PeaceOnEarth108 Fapstronaut

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    44 days, now normal mode. Really proud of myself that I reached 43 days hard mode.
     
  7. Hello guys,

    Yesterday I've moved to another city with my wife and our dog:emoji_dog2:

    My NoFAP LOTR journey is quite solid so far, I don't need porn in my life to be happy.

    I'm continuing exercising and trying to make meditation(Wim Hof) + cold shower my daily habits,
    Also in our new apartments the cold shower is not very cold, I can stay in this shower for hours
     
  8. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Day 21

    Traveling & carrying the PMO Ring. Keep on Fellowship!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

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    Relapsed yesterday so back to day 0 for me. It happened quickly and I am still processing where I went wrong. I’ve already asked for forgiveness from God and forgiven myself so I’m hoping not to get caught in a shame, relapse loop.
     
  10. HE^MAN

    HE^MAN NoFap Moderator
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    Another good day! Cheers
     
  11. järnstaden

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    Seems like a fun challange - i'm in! Planning to re-read the books along with the challange, and hence if i relapse i also have to go back to the first page of the first book and start anew. Hope this will add further incentives not to relapse
     
  12. zusya

    zusya Fapstronaut

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    Day 0 (20/08/22)

    Just got back home from travelling around Europe for a month.

    MOd in a public bathroom on my way back yesterday. Thought it would clear my head as I was pretty messed up mentally, but it didn’t do me much good.

    Grateful to be home. I’ve missed my home and family a lot recently. It’s good to be back in a place where I can just relax and be myself.
     
  13. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Amazing, you already reached the Valar rank in the past. Not sure what went wrong but it shouldn't be much of a biggie to pick yourselves up.

    As long as you don't stop trying, we can always have a chance to beat this. I could tell you another tip but this will turn into a religious debate over here. All I have to say you have to prepare and fight those urges when it comes. I have yet to document my success until it comes to pass. So I will be revealing what I would do later.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2022
  14. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    40 Days Free of PMO.

    The thought of loneliness creeps into my mind. I suppose the past couple of days of being alone brought that forward. I tangled with it a bit, as I do not want to be dependant on others to feel whole. I was suppose the uncertainty and anxiety of being alone triggered a lot of "what ifs" and I don't mean PMO here. I look towards our fellowship, towards stoicism and meditation practice.

    In these times, it's important to keep ourselves busy in action. So with that being said, I tackle another day of making the days count. I am adamant on growing during this period alone. I will certainly not given in to any temptation of PMO.

    Stay strong!

    @Ready to Stop It's great that you are analyzing what happened. Do your best not to fall back in to a relapse/shame cycle. It will not make your condition any better.

    @HE^MAN It's been a long time brother, how are things? Any improvements ? Glad to see you keeping to your streak.

    40 days – In the bridge of Khazad Dûm a strong battle is fought against PMO.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2022
  15. Baki Hanma

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  16. Ace4321

    Ace4321 Fapstronaut

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    Day 1

    I literally watch porn daily. I don't want to be this person.
     
  17. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    I am not sure. I have powerful images, then I want to act out for a few seconds, then I come to and then have to make the decision. I guess I have gotten in the habit of invoking God when I come to. I don’t know how many times temptations started coming when I was praying the rosary. Could never figure out why. Maybe it was to teach me to pray in those times. I have been trying to stop for 20 years. I guess I have maybe become strong enough over time to be able to reflect before I make the decision on whether to pmo after a temptation. Keep at it bro. God will get you there.
     
  18. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    14 days!
    Middle urges yestarday, a lot of sex scenes appears in my mind, but handle them calling some friends, focus in my personal projects and avoiding to stay on pc when the urges appears.

    Today I will not work out (my rest day) but I will take a cold shower.
    Keep strong my brothers.
     
  19. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Day 38 hard mode.

    Yesterday was significantly easier. I used to believe on those days of lots of temptations that it would never get better. That the temptations would keep coming forever, so I caved believing it was impossible to stop. I wish I would have known they come in bouts, and that I would feel so much better if I could say no. That the following day would be easier. I guess I know now. I seam to have come totally out of the bubble. No strong temptations this morning. Feeling calm this morning.

    I find myself still struggling with motivation. I know a lot of guys talk about nofap and motivation. I don’t seam to be motivated to get things done yet. That’s ok though. I have been at this a long time and it was very severe. It will probably take a long time for my dopamine receptors to heal. Might still just be really tired from the ridiculous work shift I had to endure. I will be patient. I need to rid myself of some other habits. I am going to wait until I have 90 days. Unless I fall. I need to stop spending so much time on social media and screens. I am addicted to screens. I need to stop sugar intake. Pop is terrible.

    I have not talked about this. I quit drinking too. About a month before this streak started. I still have bouts with that too. Breaking two habits of that magnitude at a time is enough.
     
  20. ARCEUS

    ARCEUS Fapstronaut

    I really feel that porn stars are the real criminals to our society. The real murderers ends the person's life rapidly, but these criminals do not end our life, rather, they kill our heart, murder our brain, steal our emotions, fills our brain full of negativity and depression, and they are not only limited to us but our family too suffer as the person's behaviour becomes more aggressive and he therefore abuses his family members. That's way more painful and unbearable torture than rapidly ending someone's life. Atleast to himself. I really wish one day... we all unite together and force the multi billion dollar industry to be black listed by our government, yea its childish thought, but I literally dream(childish talk ahead, sorry for that but yeah... just a communication) that I snap my finger and every porn star dies at one go, that would be so much good for the earth... yeah just trying to communicate I know there's no use for you from this message but at least my heart thought is emptied here :)
     

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