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. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    Day 7. Yay! Been doing really good. Did a 5 day streak, fell once. Then a 15 day streak and fell 3 or 4 times and am now on a week long streak. This is very good. Much much better than usual. Only time I was blessed more than this was when I had a 25 day streak. One day at a time.

    been feeling a bit sluggish and out of sorts. Similar feeling to the time I had an 18 day streak. I fell because of this feeling. Flatline maybe. There is some soreness too. I took a Tylenol and I seam to be feeling better. Have to remember to take one again if I am feeling that way. Maybe I am low on dopamine. Perhaps some healthy dopamine releases are needed. Must get through this. No more pmo.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2021
  2. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    271 days the stairs of Cirith Ungol
    346 days no PMO, semen retention
  3. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Checking in. Three days to Wizardhood! As part of my plan this week I'm reading all the Dresdon Files crime novels, about an urban Wizard. They're cheesy but fun, and exactly what I need as I prepare to cross the 90 day threshold.

    I'm seeing a lot of fishing behavior on this thread from the past few days. I don't know how else to say it, but if you don't learn how to avoid fishing, you'll never kick this addiction. Until you hate fishing as much as you hate PMO--actually, until you see fishing as no different than porn--you're f'ed. I have 15 years of falling flat on my face bc of fishing to back that statement up, 15 years of wondering why I could never get past 3 months of sobriety, without ever realizing what fishing was doing to me (or, more accurately, without ever being willing to admit the role fishing was playing). I urge all of you struggling with fishing to make a plan, read up on the behavior, listen to the universal man podcast on fishing, do everything you can to see it not as an innocent gray area, but as an alcoholic's first sip of beer. You're on the slide, and there's only one direction you go from there.

    Be strong everyone!
  4. Checking 266
  5. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    Checking in. @jaberwaki good advice about fishing.
  6. eagle rising

    eagle rising Fapstronaut

    Day 228.

    Your strength doesn't come from techniques, it comes from within you. You have to find the resolve and tenacity.
  7. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

    Day 125. Definitely feeling some urges today. I think it may be a chaser effect from some of the urges that I experienced over the weekend. I had a very intense wet dream, one of the most real wet dreams I have ever had. I woke up wondering if I had O. This forum has really helped to keep track of the urges I am experiencing and understand what is triggering them. Pushing through!
  8. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    (also aplied to brother @Themomentum )

    well, my rule of thumb for that is: if the site has triggering materials, then you shouldn´t be there. is that simple.

    entering a site while tip toeing, afraid of stumbling across triggers is like walking in a mine field. and for the subconscious mind you´re fishing. to detect this trap ask yourself "is there any percentage of me that wants to stumble across sexy contents?", if the positive is "yes", even if it´s like 1%, then your fishing, and sooner or later you´re gonna be pulled under.

    it doesn´t matter if the site isn´t porn. it doesn´t matter if it´s a tv channel with bikini girls. if you´re close to sexy material, you´re fishing. be honest with yourself bro and stay away from those places. plus everytime you´re fighting a temptation you´re losing willpower, once you deplete all your willpower, the fish will grab the bait and it´s game over.

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2021
  9. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    Day 56 ,this was my last streak the last time, but this time i am capable to go more , thanks fellowship for all the support, advices and more, i couldn't done this alone.
  10. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship. Feeling good although brain fog has appeared again, oh well :(. at least i´m feeling much more peaceful and in a good mood :)

    Uruk-Hai today ;)

    The following members are well on their journey. Congratulations!!! :)

    @Thomas3 - Buckleberry Ferry / Shire
    @Revanthegrey - Bridge of Khazad-dûm / Moria
    @OttarrTheVendelCrow - Ithilien / Gondor

    A special wave of support to our brother @bob200 and @Themomentum which are struggling now. Rise my brothers, you can do it!

    My Fellowship, the other day a brother on a sub section posted a movie about semen retention. Yesterday i saw a part of it, and today i saw the rest in my work break. The movie is really really good!

    It revolves around the Jewish scriptures but the message is so clear that it can be understood by everybody. it talks about semen retention, masturbation, porn, deviant behaviours, etc, wonderful movie!! and i will probably watch it again ;)

    Here it is. Thank me later ;). Have a great day!!! :)

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2021
  11. Ciceron

    Ciceron Fapstronaut

    Daily checking.

    St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us!
  12. ksie

    ksie Fapstronaut

  13. 12ove

    12ove Fapstronaut

  14. Cartographer

    Cartographer Fapstronaut

    Day 3,

    Active day and started it with a run! Happy to be back in the garden a bit. Spring has sprung and it is great to see a new season move in.

    Happiness to you Fellowship!
  15. Thancred

    Thancred Fapstronaut

    I agree with you, just even if someone quits every triggering site,social app etc. there will be allways something to triggers you, mosty its really random.
    Most of us is trying to forget about porn, and not thinking about it is keeping us from failing, but when someone or something just little bit gives us remind of porn/sexual content, our brain will start thinking about it.
    Its just a mastery, to control our thoughts, and forget about it as soon as posible, because if its not handled it will be soon out of controll and in the end we fail.
  16. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    just noticed this. Sorry I missed it. Thank you my good man. Feelings of inadequacy sum it up pretty good. Getting there. Day by day. God bless you for taking the time to show you care. Helps the old feelings of inadequacy. .
  17. Thomas3

    Thomas3 Fapstronaut

    Checking in late on Day 19.
  18. Teutão

    Teutão Fapstronaut

    Day 9.
    It is funny, sometimes a feel a desire desire for porn, not a urge, but a felling similar to when seeing the blue sky and the infinite (the ones who read A Song of Ice and Fire will remember Tyrion at the Eyrie's prison) you feel the desire to jump, even though you don't have any suicidal thoughts, strange, maybe a deadly curiosity it is.

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