The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

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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"

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    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%
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  1. Day 3 complete!

    Today was great. It doesn't feel as though I did anything differently, but I was very productive and accomplished quite a few things, even more than the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of the day. I'm going to keep it up!
     
  2. Prophet Moonstruck

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    Resetting the counter as I have relapsed!
    36 days has been a good run.
    I'm still trying to find out why is the tracker not updating.
    I will do a quick review of my Streaks and maybe I'll learn something new.
    1st streak ended after 86 days as I was still new to this and the prospect of loneliness was settling by the imminent lockdown and at the same time having insta naked girls on my follow feed. That was my first encounter with fishing while still being under the tracer effect from my previous relationship.
    I've learned a lot from that and unfollowed all the girls and switching to a new insta account where I followed only the things that interest me (and girls posing was not one of those interests) and it helped a lot into changing the things I expose my self to and the thigs I consume on a daily basis.
    The second strea was short... maybe 7-8 days as I was struck by corona and was about to do the test which I wanted to come out negative...and since all the symptoms lasted one night, I wanted to make sure that I would eliminate everything that can be eliminated that would provide a hint of positivity in the test (long story short...it didn't help as I was still positive afterwards).
    3rd streak lasted 125 days and it eventually ended due to reaching a point where most of my actions or pain (kidney stones) where not getting any feedback, as isolation was taking a hold of me.
    During this streak I have started noticing, but didn't really acknowledged how pain was weakening my mind-body connection making me feel more and more isolated.
    This streak was then followed by on and off days where nihilism and absurdism took control as I had little to no control on any of the desired results.
    Last streak of 38 days was pretty good, but this was the time when pain got me again. And the longing for some comfort was strong.
    The alcohol usage and painkillers where also a great influence on me letting my guard down while still grinding to find my place in this still new country where I barely made any friends and there are still a lot of appointments that make me running all over the place and fracturing me to not focus on one single thing, which is...at the end of the day...the most important thing I should do.
    Focus on one thing at a time.
    Overall I have abstained at least 256 of 301 days until today and managed to get some money, a full time job, to read 2 full books, learn about the structure of the universe, get a more attractive personality, made some awesome friends during a 3 day span(in Spain, not France), learned to see the world to a new lense, got more confident and less anxious, got inspired, got to experience true loneliness that few have the opportunity to go through and learned about new possibilities about what opportunities exist for the future.
    I've learned that pain is a sensation that has the possibility of desynchronize your mind, same as the sensation of cold showers has the benefit of synchronizing it.
    That daily meditation gets you closer you your own self and affirmations remind your mind who you are and not doing these will leave you prey to uncertainty and confusion, which will take you on the path of relapse.
    Having learnt all these as I am writing these lines, I have only one thing to say:
    Hello everyone! I am Prophet Moonstruck, and this is day 1 Of NoFap!
     
  3. RiseToGreatness

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    My friends, i regret to inform that i have relapsed. another sleepless night combined with urges, i fight the best i could, but then i crashed at 3 am.

    Anyway i won´t binge and i´m pulling myself up again.

    The sad news is that i will not part of this challenge anymore, i have embarked in the LOTR challenge many times, and for me, it´s just not motivating anymore. plus, i´m gonna delete the daily counter, which, as you know, is an old grudge of mine :D

    However the challenge will still run, andddddd..... i will post here from time to time ;). i will not update ranks sorry, but please keep adding the rank to your signature for motivation.

    anyone who reaches White Wizard rank, send me a private message and i will gladly put his name on the board.

    i´m not sad, really, in fact, i feel relieved because finally i can get rid of my damn counter.

    my goal is still 100 days of semen retention, which i´m going to register the end date (6/9), and then switch to a nofap lifestyle ;)

    Stay strong on your journey Fellowship. I love you all.

    See you around :)
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  4. Slider8

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    ...I know the feeling of that relief and it's no good. It sounds like a relief from commitment to keep yourself in light and on straight and narrow, which unfortunately 99.99 % of the time throws us into darkness of self-harm and indulgence in all the dark stuff it has kept us from. The thing that you relapsed only shows that you have set your life in the way that would earlier or later lead to relapse. We all have to restructure ant reorganize our life and activities in order to keep going strong and you should do the same, cos everyone can do this challenge if we but put our will to set our day to day life, thinking and activities in a relapseproof way.
    I urge you to reconsider and start with the end in mind.
     
  5. Slider8

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    Would you have learnt all these without participation in this challenge ?
     
  6. Slider8

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    Did you set your goals in writing?
     
  7. FellowCompanion

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    Thank you for all the advice and time you've invested into this challenge!

    Keep going strong and make sure to visit sometimes!
     
  8. Anew2019

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    2 days. Feeling good about that.

    Prayer - Prayed my Rosary last night.

    Abstinence - Have not eaten since last coffee yesterday.

    Rest - Learning about golfing. Went to bed at 9:15. 7 and a half hours of sleep. 10 days into my shift. Tired.

    Exercise - got out for a 5 minute walk this morning. Does not sound like much but it took everything out of me to get out the door.

    Nutrition - Ate healthy yesterday.

    Temptations - Some temptations yesterday evening. I am really tired I guess. I always start getting really tired around this time in the shift. 3 and a half days to go. Maybe I can have some sober time before me for days off. It would be nice to have some of the benefits for days off.

    I will get through this one day at a time.
     
  9. FellowCompanion

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  10. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Day 128 free from MO. Day 200 free from Porn.

    Feeling a bit better than yesterday, but still going through a resurface of tension and anxiety, low stress tolerance and weakness/fatigue. I'm going to up my meditation to 30 mins first thing in the morning and 30 mins at night. Currently i've been doing 10 mins in the morning, 20 after breakfast and 10 mins after lunch.
     
  11. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    319 days dwarf king
    394 days no PMO, semen retention
     
  12. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Checking in. Heading out to camp for the long weekend, should be great! Be well everyone!
     
  13. Revanthegrey

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  14. crazyhorse11

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    Hi @RiseToGreatness , before you leave us would it be possible to help me understand some things?
    Why do you set the semen retention goal?
    Could this be a cause of relapses more so than the counter is?
    I am not in a relationship so I understand the pressure that rises physically and psychologically when there is no O. So I'd like to understand why people who are in intimate relationships deny themselves O's, especially if this ultimately leads to relapsing with P? I appreciate this is just my ignorance because clearly lots of people on this site are in intimate relationships and still deny themselves intimate connections with their partners that end in O, and ultimately end up relapsing to P ( which is understandable considering the pressure they are putting themselves under).
    So I suppose I am just curious of what is the dynamic in relationships that leads someone to deny themselves O with their partner, only to end up relapsing to P?

    p.s. as I said before I'd love to be in an intimate relationship and believe that will ultimately be the key to healing my intimacy disorder (once I learn to have a healthy connection with myself)
     
  15. ReturntoLife

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    Day 5
    Pretty chill day today.Overall feeling good about myself.
    Uruk hai tomorrow!!!
     
  16. MyNameMike

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  17. Slider8

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  18. MyNameMike

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    #GOALS
     
  19. Slider8

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    ...and another day with a lot of studies, walking, indoor cycling, meditation and cold shower :)
     

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