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)
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Day 0.

    Reset to MO but not to porn. I'm happy about that even though it was a short streak. I was feeling very bad physically, muscle spasms, shortness of breath, stomach cramps, and I turned to masturbation in my moment of weakness. I would do better by offering up my weakness to God and relying on Him to be my strength when I have none. After this reset I have felt the importance of leaving the past in the past. Yes, I stumbled, but I am still on my feet. Time to face the new challenges to the best of my ability rather than feeling guilty and shameful about the old ones where I failed.

    St. Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us!
  2. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 1 no PMO. Flew home yesterday morning. I’m back with my family now and no temptation to PMO.
  3. daddyG1981

    daddyG1981 Fapstronaut

    Day 6 checking in, I’m still in Bree and I’m still PMO free for the last 6 days.

    I’m currently sitting at the bar in the prancing pony, trying not to look at or make eye contact with any girls. My brain is sick as I’m hyper sensitive to any females. So while I’m keeping some things under control, thoughts are still coming into my head and I’m having to check myself.

    while at the bar I’ve started reading out of the shadows, the classic book on sec addiction. It is definitely confirming how problematic my behaviour has been as I compare their descriptions with my life for the past 20+ years. I am definitely a sex addict and I will beat this

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Day 4 - A brave friend, Tom Bombadil, takes notice of your quest. He teaches you a rhyme to summon him if you fall into danger within his borders.
    Quest Aid – Song of Bombadil :emoji_notes:

    @Kairose Thank you for the greeting brother!

    Yup, I feel old at my age.

    Keep on going Fellowship!
  5. icebreaker p

    icebreaker p Fapstronaut

    Checking in, 2 days
    Day 2 is over.

    Actually I came, because of some urges. I'm working online and right now am alone here. Suddenly the idea of quickly downloading a p vid for later came into my mind, next thing was, I pondered about which scene or actress I could choose. It also strikes me how "urging" are these urges and with a certain pressure in my stomach. 'Course "it" want me to do it and the set and setting right now has trigger potential.

    Of course I won't do it! I won't stray off the path. Just needed to get this out of my system.
    Luckily I can have a break now and shut the PC off.

  6. Lone Skeleton

    Lone Skeleton Fapstronaut

    Day 3 checking in.

    So far so good. Just a random thought, do you ever walk behind a random girl for a long time that's going to the same destination as you are and you feel like you're making her uncomfortable like a stalker even tho you don't mean to? Or is it just me lol.

    Cause it happened to me a few times. I would even sometimes sit on the nearest bench and wait for the girl to disappear into the distance.
  7. daddyG1981

    daddyG1981 Fapstronaut

    Yep I know what you mean. Not necessarily when walking, but I sometimes worry how I look at people. Like they talk about ‘eye-ducking’ someone, I’m always worried if I make eye contact with a woman, does my face betray where my mind automatically goes. I worry it does and I bloody hate it!!!
  8. PeaceOnEarth108

    PeaceOnEarth108 Fapstronaut

    check in. Tonight will be difficult. Strong urges and alone at home for many hours. I hope I won't disappoint you guys :(

    @newbobido In the morning while Gf still sleeps or on the way to work (public transportation) or at work
  9. daddyG1981

    daddyG1981 Fapstronaut

    Make a plan and don’t sit on the couch and just watch TV would be my advice. Stay strong!!!
  10. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    Don't relaspe brother. Be strong... You can defeat the PMO forces...
    @daddyG1981 yeah , great point brother
  11. Lone Skeleton

    Lone Skeleton Fapstronaut

    My advice is if you have a car and can drive, have a peaceful night drive as in just drive slowly and see the surroundings or go to a friend's house and do some fun activities together. Basically, just do something active. Stay strong, you can do this!!
  12. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship friends!

    80 Days Free of PMO.

    Had a nice exchange yesterday with two people, the confidence sets in a very calm demeanour when I speak. I could tell in both cases these people wanted to speak with me, I really believe the nofap aura is a thing. In reality, semen retention aura. These were random encounters, one a woman and the other a man. I think it draws respect.

    I continue my journey in making the days count.

    Stay strong!

    80 days – You enter the Dead Marshes, a swampland.

    "Dreary and wearisome. Cold, clammy winter still held sway in this forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long forgotten summers."
  13. i89rt5

    i89rt5 Fapstronaut

    9/29/2022 completed

    day 31 - No M / O
    day 1 - No P / Psub / addiction-induced arousal
    Mental exhaustion has become my #1 trigger lately. I have to figure out how to cope with it effectively without porn.
  14. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship.

    Sorry to say, but i relapse yesterday, twice :(. First time i got caught by autopilot after lunch, i was overconfident and left the laptop inside the house when alone.
    second time it was this typical insomnia relapse at 3 am where i was so tired that i even pull up a fight.

    i have been relapsing so much at dawn, that i´m gonna take drastic measures and hide all electronic devices in a place where i can´t remove them without making a big noise. i tried yesterday and it works.

    i learn something very important, and i´m making a big change here, hence the last relapse. Usually i ask my wife to hide electronic stuff from me, but now i see this is the wrong move. it is us, who must take the necessary measures to prevent autopilot from taking over. When you rely on other people, you are removing power from yourself, and are depending on someone, who can naturally forget, or make mistakes, or not even be there when you need it!

    So i will do all the necessary procedures, both at lunch and at night. And i already feel empowered just my using that kind of thinking.

    Right now, i´m feeling ultra tired and demotivated, but i will not waste this day, nor miss my appointments. I´m doing my stuff anyway, very slowly, very dizzy, but i´m doing it. At the same time, i´m not forcing myself, as that is the sure path to feeling overwhelmed and binge.

    I promise if i relapse one more time, i would remove my quest items. so i´m starting from scratch. Day 0 my brothers. I´m feeling a bit shameful and guilty, but at the same time, honest about it. Not hiding anything, and that is a strong move to prevent further relapses.

    Have a good day my brothers.
  15. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    1 day. When I am craving PMO there are reasons. It my way of dealing with things. The old HALT. Hungry, angry, lonely or tired. Anxious too. When I am triggered I am probably one of these things. When I am having horrible urges I need to find out what is going on and fix it. Change the habit. If I am hungry I will eat. If I am angry I will find out why and resolve it. If I am lonely I will call friends and talk to God. If I am tired I will sleep. If I am anxious I could be mindful and present. I can't just wait for the urges to go away. It is time to be proactive. This has to stop now. This can not be in my life anymore.
  16. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    2:33 I most certainly believe this was the only time when Sam almost fell to it's temptation of the Ring. Made me wonder if the only reason why he gave it up despite of hesitating was he didn't hold it long enough as Frodo did. The closer you are destroying your PMO ring then the harder it is to let go. As someone commented in the video once they were in Mordor, the harder it is for them to resist the Ring.

    Feels like my situation I am sort of in right now. I already did the work but I need to throw out the very last items (I.g. Adult items and everything related to it) but I believe I can destroy this for good. Will I destroy it or will I keep it as these PMO forces are putting it in mind to do that instead? I'm almost there.

    But I believe by the time you get rid of all you stuff completely finally, will you be tempted to keep or will you be tempted to go back even after you thrown it all out?? That is something to think about. Because of my last relapse, I believe I can go back to to more or less even if I have thrown it all out. It possible to go back again if I am not strong enough. Very relatable situation with Frodo's situation. Once your about to throw all of it before you let it go, will you instead keep all of it in the last moment?

    So I mentioned this in another challenge but not here I believe. If I have to fail (relapse) more than once but later in the process just to finally succeed then I guess so be it. As I said, it could be the last time for me to relapse but anything can happen. That is hard to think about I will fight through as best as I can until the end. No doubt in my mind.

    The eerie and spooky whispers from the Ring to Sam when he was about to give it back to Frodo. Experiencing the taste of Evil. It feels like me in my current situation. The look on Sam's face before giving it up to Frodo.

    As I quote by Galadriel again from Day 0 on this current streak "One by one, it will destroy them all." All of them will fail once it is time to destroy it. If they (Fellowship) were in Frodo's position.
    Galadriel: To bear a Ring of Power is to be alone.
    Frodo: Then I know I must do it's just I'm afraid to do it.
    What most will not do before destroying "it". (i.g. P items, PMO altogether, devices to lead to relapse, and so forth) Most of them won't let go.
    Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

    Keep standing and fighting Fellowship.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2022
  17. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    So insomnia got you again. Sorry for the relapse bro. Others like SAA, therapy, asking others such as your wife to hide electronics and support groups may help. I have my personal opinions which I will say later.

    But entirely, it is up to you including everyone else. We are only here to support and advise one another here but you have to precautionary steps to take so on your own. As I said, anything can happen. So I can relate to the insomnia. That have to suck so much when you ultimately want to just go to bed and sleep. Been there more than one time. You already done 90 days. You can do it better again. Keep on going Fellowship brother.
  18. ShieldofFaith

    ShieldofFaith Fapstronaut

    Day 6
    Difficult morning. Cravings are intense and I always feel on the edge of relapse. Need time to disconnect and recover so that I can keep going.
  19. Joyful_Ape

    Joyful_Ape Fapstronaut

  20. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    Checking in. Going to read a book. :)

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