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)
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  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

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  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%
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  1. dharana

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  2. HE^MAN

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  3. TITLE - ORC
    Day -4/500
    Ratio 5/9
    Longest streak - 28
    Last streak - 1
    Total PMO - 183
    Total P - 31
    Total hours remaining - 11861
    Days remaining - 500
    Challenges completed - 0
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  4. Onan the Barbarian

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    Tuesday check-in

    I was very positive all day, and somewhat productive, though not to the extent I should have been

    Today I:
    - did schoolwork
    - foreign language
    - lifted weights
    - cold shower, 15 seconds
    - prayed
    - read about addiction and recovery from PMO (Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking)
    - did an errand I'd been meaning to do for months now
    - took a walk
    - No real meditation today, but tried to stay mindful and mentally present in every situation I was in.

    Not a huge day, but a step closer to becoming a better barbarian.
     
  5. Onan the Barbarian

    Onan the Barbarian Fapstronaut

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    Oh yeah, I also forced myself to eat healthy today, despite the temptation of pizza. I got a little fat over the holidays, and now I am losing weight.
     
  6. Day 4 complete!

    Today was the first day of classes of my last semester of undergrad. I only had two and they're relatively easy, so it was a pretty relaxed day. Tomorrow I'll have the three hard ones all in a row. As I was going about my evening, cooking dinner, checking email, and the like, I did have a minor urge to MO. I looked at myself in the mirror, said, "You have way too much to do to be wasting your time on PMO," and moved on. It's definitely not always that easy, but it is that simple. Any time spent on PMO is time poorly spent. Even something as pointless as staring at the wall is a better exercise. That little mind-clearing breather, a moment of intentional nothingness, is pretty good for my stress levels sometimes.
     
  7. Day 41
    started meditating
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021
  8. Missed logging yesterday but am going through day 5 now
     
  9. OttarrTheVendelCrow

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    Day 43. Another morning of fantasizing and cravings. I need to get back to the level of discipline I was at a couple of weeks ago. I find that the more often I fantasize the stronger my urges and cravings are. Need to clear my head of these temptations.
     
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  10. Hello brothers and sisters. It was been a long time.
    I´m been out a while but I´m here to restart my journey back.

    Never Giving up!!

    Day 0 Check in!
     
  11. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    This challenge is awesome. Do I have to post in this thread to be part of it, or just keep posting in general and keep my tag updated?
    On Day 5, going to start as an Orc!
     
  12. CrimsnBlade

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  13. C12345

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    Push through brother. Not to scare you but whenever I go through what your going through, I usually relapse. Make sure to remember what’s important, the second you forget is a second that you fail. That’s why I’m on day 2
     
  14. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 5. A lot of urges but I'm not going to give up. I know its going to be a hard day but I want to conquer it.

    God Bless you all.
     
  15. americanbison

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    Fantasies aren't real - you do have a real life around you, with wonderful parts of it you may have been forgetting due to fantasy. Seek that out! Is there a feeling you've been fantasizing about that has to do with your real life? Move to address the emotion instead of the fantasy.
     
  16. Verissimus

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    Day 13, almost 2 weeks and going strong. Stay with me, everyone.
     
  17. RiseToGreatness

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    You already did :). but keep posting here so that the Fellowship can empower your journey. Welcome to Middle Earth bro ;)

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  18. RiseToGreatness

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    Check in Companion ;)

    Let´s welcome back our returned brother:

    @Samurai_God

    And let´s welcome the new member of the Fellowship:

    @jaberwaki

    Our brother @Prophet Moonstruck has just reach Amon Hen. Congratulations bro, you´re a Warrior of Gondor now!!!! :) Keep going!!!

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    Checking out my Fellowship. Have a great day and see you tomorrow!!! :emoji_muscle:

    "Easy_peasy_method" page 19 ;)


    "Chapter 4

    Nature

    Internet porn works through hijacking natural reward mechanisms designed to keep you reproducing for as long
    as possible. Internet porn’s instant and highly accessible form keeps the brain’s reward mechanism producing
    dopamine for significantly longer than normally possible. Scientifically, this is called the Coolidge effect, which
    you might already be aware of.

    Dopamine is a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of wanting, with actual pleasure produced by opioids.
    More dopamine, more opioids and more action. Without dopamine, actions such as eating don’t feel pleasurable
    and aren’t completed, with high fat and sugar foods producing the highest chemical release.

    Dopamine is also released in response to novelty. With seemingly infinite amount of pornography available
    this floods the limbic system (reward circuit), so the first time you see porn you act, orgasming and triggering
    another flood of opioids. Incentivised to get as much dopamine as possible, the brain stores this as a script for
    easy recall and strengthens neural pathways through the release of a chemical called DeltaFosB. Now, the brain
    calls up these pathways in response to cues such as sexy commercials, alone time, stress or even feeling a little
    down and suddenly you’re ready to take a ride on the ’water slide’. Every time this is repeated, more DeltaFosB
    is released so the water slide is greased, alive and easier to ride down the next time.

    The limbic system has a self correcting system to trim the number of dopamine and opioid receptors when
    frequent and daily flooding of dopamine is detected. Unfortunately, these receptors are also needed to keep
    us motivated to handle daily life stresses. Nominal amounts of dopamine produced by natural rewards simply
    don’t compare to pornography and aren’t as efficiently absorbed by the decreased receptors, leading you into
    feel more stressed and irritated than normal. This process is known as desensitisation.

    In this cycle you crossed the ’red line’ and triggered emotions such as guilt, disgust, embarrassment, anxiety
    and fear, which in turn raise dopamine levels even higher and cause the brain to misinterpret these feelings as
    sexual arousal.

    As time passes, not only is the brain desensitised to previous clips it’s seen, but also similar genres and shock
    level. This lower motivation triggers feelings of lower satisfaction as our brains engage in constant rating,
    pushing you to find clips to satisfy the hunger. So you seek more novelty, clicking on the amateurish, shock
    inducing clip on the homepage you confidently said you wouldn’t on your first visit."
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021
  19. Prophet Moonstruck

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    Getting to those 3 digits! Amazing Job!
     

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