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. Mathman1994

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    Day 4 - Forgot to post yesterday as I was super busy and did not make time until now. I have accomplished a lot since Friday and I am basically caught up with classes with the exception of some late assignments for one and review for two others. In 25.5 hours I will be an Urak-Hai, and I am ready. I am keeping my days packed so that I have no room for temptation and in half in hour, I am meeting with a couple accountability partners with whom we all hold each other accountable. We plan to do weekly meetings Sunday nights from now on.

    Best,
    Mathman1994
     
  2. Teutão

    Teutão Fapstronaut

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  3. Baby Yoda

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    Day 14
    I am almost a hobbit. Very happy with the progress I am making and am ready to start the journey!
     
  4. Strugglingforyears

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    Day 7

    Slowly building a new streak.

    Stay strong brothers!
     
  5. Rubzi

    Rubzi Fapstronaut

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    Day 14 check-in (Attempt 4) - Uruk-Hai
     
  6. ARGH! Very frustrated with myself for resetting again. I kept testing my filters until I found content that wasn't quite porn but close enough. I tried to distract myself with emails and video games for a while but after feeling the pressure for three hours I MO'd. Shame on me for not messaging my AP, opening the Panic Button, or anything like that. I let this one happen.

    Let's do this. Starting again. I'll make one day, then two days, then a week, then two weeks, then a month, then three months. It's going to be so difficult. That's okay. I'm the only one holding myself back and I'm up to the task.
     
  7. bob200

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    Day 5 of the new age. First setback.

    The worst activity in the world to pass the time… fishing. I’ve been on a meme site called 9GAG, and just like that, with no NSFW tag or warning there was a screenshot of a porn scene and I was lost. It just throw me off so hard. I’ve spent like twenty more minutes on that site just fishing and trying to tell myself that I’m just looking at memes so its fine, but my mind was lost.

    At some point I entered an adult stories site I was really hooked on (and I guess still hook on) and just looked at all the new stuff on that site. Just in that moment a received a text from a friend and it kind of broke the spall. I closed everything, put the phone away and got out of the house.

    But it was more luck than skill this time.

    Now I need to find a way to not only quit porn, but also sites like 9gag that have so many triggers.

    But at least I’m still standing.
     
  8. Thancred

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    I failed AGAIN.
    I failed because someone mention in game B**z***.
    My thoughts overtook me, and i failed.
    But then after i failed i realised that most of my urges and failes, are from these incourtes (e.g. i was in website where i can download films, but there was XXX section, and i went there, because it was so easy :( .You know what happed next..)
    Can anybody help me, how to cross these situations?
    Thank you a lot, and be strong
     
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  9. 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.
     
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  10. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    271 days the stairs of Cirith Ungol
    346 days no PMO, semen retention
     
  11. 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!
     
  12. Checking late...day 266
     
  13. LuckyMan

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    Checking in. @jaberwaki good advice about fishing.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. OttarrTheVendelCrow

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    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!
     
  16. RiseToGreatness

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    (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.

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  17. 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.
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  18. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

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    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!!! :)

     
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  19. Juxtaposition

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    Uruk-Hai checking in on day 11. Just got home from work. I have been feeling very lazy all day. I think my not so healthy choices of cuisine might have something to do with that. I don't have any urges currently. Far too lazy for that.
     

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