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. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship friends!

    90 Days Free of PMO. 3 months, standard reboot achieved and rank of Grey Wizard.

    I'm feeling well rested again and calm. Interesting that I had an urge, very early this morning. I reminded myself what and why I am doing this and how the trade off was a sham.

    I will continue to make the day count today. You all know the recipe by now, meditation, exposure, workout, reading and a self-development. It's thanksgiving here in Canada, I am thankful for this fellowship and the support we all give one another.

    Stay Strong!

    @daddyG1981 @Baki Hanma , thank you brothers!

    90 days :emoji_star2: You reached the Black Gate of Mordor. Power and wisdom runs through your veins, you´re a servant of the Secret Fire, Wielder of The Flame of Anor, a Grey Wizard.
     
  2. Baki Hanma

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  3. Paul S.

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    Day 1.

    I promised not to be too prideful and come back after relapse. It's a fun challenge - I'll leave this like that - no emotional entanglement.

    I thought that abstaining from pmo makes me depressed. But today, after relapse, I still feel depressed. Maybe I am just a depressed person. :D No worries. It comes and goes. Swings of life. At least I am not sex hungry today. :D

    I started hating to work from home, so recently I am going to the libraries. Yes, I lose some time to travel to and back from there, but I am procrastinating way less. It's emotionally easier. Let's leave home for rest, digest and chores. At least for now.
     
  4. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

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    Relapsed saturday, the loneliness got me. I think was the last relapse for the tinder effect. So now without it, will be doing better strikes.
    Worked out and took a cold shower.
    Keep strong my brothers.
     
  5. ARCEUS

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    what examctly do you do in your fasting? Means completely abstain from food etc?
     
  6. daddyG1981

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    I would suggest that PMO can definitely make you depressed, and also the recovery from addiction could cause depression like symptoms. I’m sure you’ll have see the ‘your brain on porn’ videos or book. They explain pretty clearly how it screws with your dopamine response and cycle, which is going to affect your mood and cause crashes and low feelings when you don’t feed the addiction, and guilt and a crash immediately after when you do. Stay strong and good luck
     
  7. icebreaker p

    icebreaker p Fapstronaut

    Day 6 no pmo
    Day 3/60 dopamine fasting

    Fasting works quite well (will post details in my Journal at the end of first week)
    And I'm proud that I started to do exercise (yesterday and today), I had a cold shower for 4 minutes (close to my goal already of 5 min.) and I did omtermittend fasting (only water and black tea) for 21 hours!
    I also was outside a lot and got some sun. I hope my dopamine receptors are thriving!

    What's not working so well yet is cleaning and keeping things in order. But I'm on it ...
     
  8. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Yes, absolutely.
    Oh yes, I remember his video editor's name. I haven't heard or seen so much on his Youtube videos because I watch other things on there. I only see his content on IG when I come across it. Inspiring when I come across his post or in my feed there. His awesome, I saved stuff from his exercise posts :)
     
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  9. Paul S.

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    Thank you!
     
  10. PeaceOnEarth108

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  11. daddyG1981

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    Day 17 no PM
     
  12. daddyG1981

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    Congratulations!!! Glad to see the P hasn’t dulled your sense of romance ;-)
     
  13. Kairose

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    Day 431 end

    Thank you brother! It's the grace of the Lord really, I don't have strong willpower at all lol. Quitting PMO is essential, but after it comes so much stuff to adjust in life, im sure it never ends.

    @Paul S. Really happy to have you back!

    @Redemptionisrequired congratulations!
     
  14. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    15 days :emoji_star2: The Elven town of Rivendell greets your arrival. A Council of representants explains the path to Mordor in detail. You´re an Elf now.
    Another Elf here. Here are we again. It's feel's good to be back. Let's go.
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    Again this was not easy this time around.
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    @PeaceOnEarth108 I was wondering where you were.
    Glad to see your doing good and keeping up despite of less check ins :emoji_smile: Congrats on the proposal! The right way to go.
    @Redemptionisrequired Congrats on Grey Wizard brother! Once I reach there, I would still have to keep going further than standard reboot.

    Recap on what I said in yesterday's post on video games. Once you wipe, that is a reset. Once you die, it is a reset. Meaning you have to start all over again. Hard mode was based off of video games here. Since this is hard mode, I consider this to be Legendary mode if you played Halo. Or another like God of War is God mode (I haven't played the new one yet). Yes, this is exactly that. Few hits, your dead lol. Once you have relapsed, that is a wipe (reset). Start all over again. That sucks so much. :mad: :emoji_laughing: I might do some more analogies on here relating to video games later on. Once, you break any of the rules, wipe. Back to Day 0.

    Any way, I hate losing here just as playing a video game on hard mode and such. Been there and done that in the past. So of course I'm doing this to my best of my ability. Not much of a game rager when I play online against other players. But I have played a single player campaign story mode on Hard mode & those were so frustrating.

    And I'm not letting no nay sayers get to me saying "Why you want to go to a longer streak?".

    My response is screw you. Maybe, I want to. Moving on. That's my rant for now.


    Elrond: You have only one choice. The Ring must be destroyed.

    In the council of Elrond at Riverdell and plans to destroy The One PMO Ring.
    Keep on going Fellowship!
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  15. Lone Skeleton

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  16. Repression

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    Day 2: check in.
    Been watching a two hour lecture of Gary Wilson that's posted on Youtube. Very interesting and insightful. Really gives another dimension on why it is so important to stop PMO.
     
  17. Paul S.

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    Day 2.

    I don't feel much better today. I couldn't fall asleep until 5 am. I was tempted to repeat the deed with the thought "It's only day 1, so who cares". But somehow I cared and, luckily, didn't pmo.

    My motivation to do anything is close to 0. But that doesn't mean I don't have to push through. Already did 4 chores today and despite 0 motivation I will go to libraries to do something. I guess the thought of not wanting to starve to death can also be considered as motivation. We all need moneys.

    Returning to the topic of hard modes. The differences of states of minds can be immense. Reminds me of tv moviefilm series (I don't remember the name), where the guy used to video-record himself after taking the drug, so he could warn himself of what's waiting. Maybe I should record myself on camera after relapse, so that I could say that it's not worth it. I think, no... I would forget to watch it anyway. I have so much safety mechanisms, but I forget most of them before relapse.
     
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  18. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    91 Days Free of PMO.

    A bit of restless sleep last night, I had quite the active mind and I believe I spent a little too much time watching TV ( I actually finished LOTR The two tower extended yesterday) because I took advantage of the holiday. It's okay, I will rectify this, today I take some rest through meditation. Still going to workout and I also have work afterwards.

    Stay Strong!

    @nerdy_owl and @Paul S. Remember brothers, try your best to analyze what lead you down the road of relapse. A prevention plan is important. @Paul S. Happy to see you on the forums.

    @PeaceOnEarth108 Thank you brother and right back at you! Congratulations on your proposal, momentous occasion.

    @Kairose Thank you brother! Keep setting the path for us.

    @LLOYYD Thank you brother! Yes, I mention in my 90 success story that a 90 day reboot is a lie. It takes more time than that and the intention to quit for good needs to be there.


    @nerdy_owl and @Paul S. Remember brothers, try your best to analyze what lead you down the road of relapse. A prevention plan is important.

    @PeaceOnEarth108 Thank you brother and right back at you! Congratulations on your proposal, momentous occasion.

    @Kairose Thank you brother! Keep setting the path for us.

    @LLOYYD Thank you brother! Yes, I mention in my 90 success story that a 90 day reboot is a lie. It takes more time than that and the int

    91 days – The Gate is closed but Gollum reveals there´s a secret entrance to Mordor. With a sigh of relief you turn south on the borders of Ephel Dúath, the Mountains of Shadow.
     
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  19. Baki Hanma

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    Dear champions,

    My college was started the academic stuffs yesterday. Now I am struggling with lot of hard questions in academic stuff. I'm sure I will come and check my second Home (Lord of the ring challenge ) . If I miss any of post of yours , Please forgive me brothers. But Don't worry , I'm stay here and check every day.
     
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  20. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Your welcome! Yes, I think I would have to agree even if I haven't reached there yet. I believe it is a great start for everyone before going further more on a streak. I think I might have come across it somehow while looking in the success stories section. I don't remember. I need to read and check out soon when I get the chance.
     

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