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)
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  1. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut

    Day 1

    I ended up MOing nearly two days ago so for the sake of hard mode I am almost on day 2. I last PMOd three days ago and since that time and especially since my last MO session, I have decided to make some changes in my life. I am going to start working out 2-3 times a week, going for cold winter walks every morning, making myself three eggs for breakfast with chocolate cereal interspersed in between. In the last two weeks I have taken up learning Spanish and I intend to start reading and writing again while I am off from school. I made myself a schedule for the day to day events and I intend to watch some math videos to prepare me for my final semester in undergrad. Life it starting to look up and I am feeling like despite the urges I can beat this addiction. I heard this metaphor today: As you walk along the road of recovery, if you misstep and end up in the swamp of relapse, you don't go back to the beginning of the road and start over, you just get back on where you went off and continue from then on. We will all have set backs, but the goal is to get right back on that road and continue on, learning to watch your step as you go along. Eventually, the missteps become farther and fewer in between, and you will find yourself in freedom. Even in freedom you might have moments where you look at porn, but when you are able to stop your self and get back to life without giving it a second thought, then you are free from porn. It may take years, but we will all get there.

  2. jimmyanderson

    jimmyanderson Fapstronaut

  3. Day 6 complete.

    While I was out running it occurred to me again how blessed I am to have this community. Before I joined NoFap, even my best white-knuckle streaks would collapse around day 5, and I'd usually be lucky to get 3. Now here I am, almost a week into my current streak, and I hardly think anything of it. I'm still a long way from where I want to be, but I've also come a long way from where I was. We can't fight this alone, and more importantly, we're not meant to. This accountability is what I was lacking in my fight against PMO. Thank you all so much for being here.
  4. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Had nocturnal emission (after 62 days clean from them) through the night (went to bed at around 9:45 pm woke up right after it happened at 23:20 pm and just laid in bed rolling from one side to another until I fallen back to sleep at around 3 am ).:(
    Couldn't recall the dream right after it happened just some tiny fragments, keep thinking about if I could have done better.
    Physical consequences are:
    *Feel a slight pain in the left testicle (it is a usual thing after emptying balls),when you relapse it happens to both testicles but it happened to just one in my case today started 6 hours ago and is still there.
    *Light slowness in thinking (this may be a result of interrupted sleep and sleeplessness for half of the night)
    Reasons behind as I see it are :1)too big meal in the evening and/or incompatibility of desert (walnuts and honey) with the main meal(mashed potatoes,meat and salads). Later on (about 1.5 hour after meal) I felt some sort of light heaviness, rigidness in the stomach before I went to bed.
    2)Was ruminating about my evening conversation and behavior with my neighbor who just came back from holiday as well as about my last posts on the forum.

    A small poll for brotherhood :
    Do you think I should reset my counter in the challenge because of it?
    *Yes, you should reset it .
    *No, keep going on you are alright.
    Thanks in advance for your participation.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
  5. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    an extract from webmd :
    Usually, a wet dream happens while you're having a dream about sex, but not always. You may not even remember the dream. Doctors call wet dreams "nocturnal emissions." Nocturnal means "at night." Emission is another way to say release. They’re also sometimes called “sleep orgasms.”.
  6. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

    I don't think you should reset your counter. A nocturnal emission is completely out of your control and there's almost nothing you could have done to avoid it. At least in my opinion.
  7. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

  8. Day 1 : )

    Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    I concur with @Julito, you couldn't have prevented the nocturnal emission and it's not like it happened intentionally! Keep on going, I commend you for your accountability and honesty!
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2021
  10. CrimsnBlade

    CrimsnBlade Fapstronaut

  11. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

    Day 29. Checking in. It feels that I have either hit another flatline or this is what it feels like to achieve some level of sexual normalcy. Things seem to be getting easier. I have been really good about not fantasizing and staying out of my head. I feel my heartbeat faster when I see a girl that I find attractive but I do not fall into the trap of thinking unhealthy thoughts. Overall I am really excited about my progress so far.
  12. americanbison

    americanbison Fapstronaut

    No, keep going on you are alright. When you wake up, you're free from your dreams. It’s your body reacting to the past, and you are in the present now. I haven't experienced this part of rebooting, but I've always heard it is a sign you're changing, which is good.

    Checking in another day. The last couple of days have been taxing, so today I'm going to be deliberate with my recovery work and get to bed on time.
  13. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    I had a small miracle happen to me today.When i was running I kept praying and thinking about this prayer after some 3 miles I had been splashed by dirty water from passing car, my usual reaction is either to curse,threaten ,hurl abusive words and sometimes try to jump on a car to have my justice but today I didn't got angry or annoyed at all .I just said to myself Thy will be done and forgave the fellow on the spot without any hard feeling/emotions at all...This prayer is a really powerful I didn't really expect that sort of effect and that fast. Later on through my run it happened again and guess what I have done the same thing!
    The prayer I used was 'Our Father which art in heaven,Hallowed be Thy Name,Thy Kingdom come,Thy Will be done in earth as it is in heaven,Give us this day our daily bread,And forgive us our debts,as we forgive our debtors,And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil:For Thine is the kingdom, the power ,and the glory, forever.Amen'.It's a very good prayer for the morning.
  14. belio123

    belio123 Fapstronaut

    Checking in for day 33!

    I have been struggling recently with my counter. I know it has helped me tremendously in all the longer streaks I have achieved, but unfortunately i seem to keep "obsessing" over it.
    Whenever I am doing a menial task / lying in bed (or anything else that doesn't require alot of attention), I always start thinking about how many days I have achieved, and how many more days I am missing until I hit another one of the landmarks in the different NOfap challenges that I am involved.

    In a previous streak (when i reached day 50) I decided to only log into Nofap every 2 days, in hopes I stopped thinking about the streak so much. Unfortunately, I was not ready for that distance so it eventually contributed to my relapse later on.

    I know that what I should be focusing on is on how I can change my life for the better, and not obessesing over the amount of days in my streak but it's been hard.

    Today was actually my best day in this department, every time I felt my mind wander to the topic of my streak I forced it to think on how I could improve my productivity today and in the very close future (within this week). Because of this I have been having a super productive day!
    Hopefully this method keeps working.

    Do you guys have any tips/advice on adressing this issue of "obsessing" over your current streak's day count?
  15. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 6

    I’ve been struggling with sexual arousal the entire day, but without any visual stimuli whatsoever.

    I think my brain is finally feeling the effects of abstinence from PMO; what is the term called for when this happens? I expect the constant arousal will subside soon until it undoubtedly returns later, but for now I am celebrating becoming an Uruk-Hai!
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2021
  16. Alex_Al

    Alex_Al Fapstronaut
    NoFap Defender

    Guys still here. Keep fighting. This battle seems endless but believe me it isn't. From where i am PMO is dead. I m glad to let you know. Be patient. Sooner or later it will become a truth also for you guys. Just keep fighting and fighting...
    Day 568!
  17. I use a habit tracker that I downloaded to my phone and I set a reminder on it to send me a notification to check off the days without pm.

    I did this long before I joined a forum and I didn't join one till I failed a few times on my own. I thought an accountability partner would be the thing to have, but ultimately it was kinda exhausting and I didn't benefit much from an online acquaintance. The forum provided enough people to interact with and the landmarks were fun. I even reread LOTR in the first two months or so of the challenge.

    So my advice would be start tracking with "habits" or some other app and don't take the tracking on here too seriously, just take advantage of the diverse community!
  18. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Checking in !
    tips followed :
    2)Stay accountable daily-done
    3)Study about reboot-done
    4)Take cold showers-done
    5)Follow a trigger prevention plan-done
    6)Get occupied.Work on your hobbies and dreams-done
    7)Practice physical exercise-done
    8)Eat healthy-done
    9)Sleep well-done my best and stayed in bed trying to fall asleep.
    10)No alcohol,drugs,intoxicants-done
    11)AEFF-kept my cool under mishaps, refused to panic under a lot to do but carried on patiently ,checking off one by one my days tasks
    12)Pray to God-done it in the morning and going to do it again after hitting the bed
  19. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    @Slider8 Wow, that is very impressive. You are really advancing in self-control, I don't know if I could remain so calm in that situation.

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