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. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

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    Day 65. I am definitely feeling the urges this morning. I was reading a book which had an erotic scene that came out of no where. I had to stop reading the passage immediately due to it triggering me so strongly. I am feeling a bit of tracer effect from it. I am glad I was able to put the book away rather than reading on and indulging.
     
  2. aeburbt

    aeburbt Fapstronaut

    I think this is a good point. I'm going to tell her about it, because I know she won't be upset, but I think you're right about it being a slippery slope. So I'm adding it to my personal goal from now on, and if it happens again, I'll have to consider it a relapse.
     
  3. aeburbt

    aeburbt Fapstronaut

    These are all good points and I appreciate your input. I am going to tell my wife about it to make sure I don't feel ashamed about it. If I do, I'll reset my counter today. If I don't, I'll keep going but will add it to my goals and consider it a relapse if I ever do it again. I feel good about this decision. Thanks for all you do!
     
  4. CrimsnBlade

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    Day 121 complete

    I know for me any edging or MO is considered a relapse. Every one has their own standards though as far as this goes. It is like you said though, just the first level. For me it always started with an "innocent MO" to my wife, and shortly after I was back into porn. Sometimes even the same day. I have to stay FAR from any of that stuff. For me it has to be black and white or I will never stay in recovery.

    @aeburbt You can do this man! Just be aware of those situations and when you realize it, GET OUT! Shut off the TV and call your accountability right away and tell them what's going on. Vulnerability and openness kill the temptations. Isolation never helps.
     
  5. CrimsnBlade

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    Dude I am in the exact same position. Feeling stuck, feeling an impending sense of terror that there is a relapse in my future. I think one of my problems is I haven't had regular check ins with accountability, so I've felt isolated in my recovery which is a huge problem. At the same time I haven't been keeping up with my routines, and I think structure for an addict is very important. Before, in the middle if my addiction, my life felt "unmanageable", as the say in the 12 steps. To battle that, I started putting structured morning and evening routines in my life. I just haven't been keeping up with those things though, and I can tell it's making a difference.

    I'm glad you posted this man, it is a reminder that this stuff I put in place is non-negotiable. I have to do it and maintain it if I want to stay in recovery.
     
  6. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Fapstronaut

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    On Sunday I am gonna do it, I am going to try something small and see if I like it (she is ok with it and knows what it is already)

    No porn issues, I think having someone that confuses my tastes really helps distract me lol
     
  7. RiseToGreatness

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    yeah, you´re right.

    @aeburbt sorry bro, got to put you on orc again. masturbation is not allowed in the challenge.
    even if it was to your wife, even if it was as innocent as you believe it was, the rules were not followed, truth be told.

    "The journey will take 485 days (+15) in nofap (no porn, no masturbation), travelling from Hobbiton to Mount Doom. If you succeed you´ll become the Supreme Guardian of Middle Earth. Good luck!!!"
     
  8. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    Check in Fellowship. Feeling a bit down today, i unconsciously dwell a bit on sweets yesterday, also had bad sleep and today withdrawal syndrome is hitting me :(. but lesson reinforced.

    The following members have upgraded and reach places in Middle Earth. Congratulations!!! :)

    @12ove - Uruk-Hai
    @Gallade_Templar - Hobbit / Hobbiton (your journey has started my brother. Good luck!!! :) )
    @MyGodandMyAll27 - Bree / Eriador

    Checking out my friends :). Have a good day.

    Here´s some humour to light up the day ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr. Sinister

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    I still remember Axe bombing my middle school locker room a few years ago LOL. Never used the spray unless I had to, it was like bad sweat in and of itself.
     
  10. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 21. keep going brothers and sisters ¡¡
     
  11. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Checking in. Got ambushed by some unexpected graphic content earlier but immediately shut it down, whereas in the past my addiction would have treated it as an excuse to fish. Happy about that, but weathering the resulting urge-wave now until I can take a few minutes away from work to do my Wim Hoff breathing, which along with cold showers always helps me stabilize after something like this. I'll check back in this evening, determined to report a successful day.
     
  12. ULYSS3S

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    Checking in on day 24!
    Meditation 30 minutes:emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    Trigger prevention plan:emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
     
  13. C12345

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  14. 12ove

    12ove Fapstronaut

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    Day 7 trod on
     
  15. Slider8

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    Hold on bro last time I got that tracer effect it lingered for two days .
    I just realized that I haven't watched Netflix for the last month !!! I guess it is because of so many movies there are filled with triggers and influencing you in many other ways for i guess we ,like monkeys tend to mimic movie stars reactions and responses to certain situations which are not always healthy and can lead us into troubles.
     
  16. Slider8

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    The question is what do you prefer ? If every solid day can be counted like a small gold coin and days faked as a brass coin so what will be the value of collection ? What will change in persons life if he has accumulated a lot of fake days and feels/sees no real changes in his life compared to the starting time?
     
  17. Cartographer

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    Day 28,

    Moving along and staying very active. Took a rest day from running which is nice and might go for another tomorrow before Saturday's big run.

    Stay safe Fellowship (for those in the States) with the cold weather pushing in over the weekend!
     
  18. C12345

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    Failed yet again. Not giving up though
     

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