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. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    I did a 60 minute power zone ride. Today is 90 minutes.
  2. Checking in on Day 5. I've finally managed to start a second streak after a week of resets. It took me far less time to start over than I did before which assures me of progress but I am deeply frustrated over it. Lately I've changed my perspective about myself and my life which was an eye-opener to say the least. The ranks don't matter to me anymore, neither should the counter. The counter will be there as a reminder of the days, but it won't be used as a stepping stone for my progress.

    There's a difference between the amount of time spent in a streak and the amount of time spent improving one's life. Would you rather have a streak of 100 days and spend none of those days improving -- or would you rather have a streak of 10 days and spend all of those days improving? My old streaks were defined by the former, but now, my streak is defined by the latter.

    I won't be checking in daily. That's pointless and it'd be used as a way of ego, again. I'll be checking in from time to time; after all, I need to improve my life -- not talk about how I'm going to improve my life.
  3. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 104 no PMO. I find it helpful to come here every morning first thing and read all the posts I have missed for the last 24 hours. Thanks for posting! What you are doing is helping yourself, me and I assume others. Keep up the good work!
  4. EpsilonDelta

    EpsilonDelta Fapstronaut

    5 days. Running + push-ups + sit-ups, just like all previous days. This orc feels ready to evolve into a uruk-hai now.
  5. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    327 days dwarf king
    402 days no PMO, semen retention
  6. ReturntoLife

    ReturntoLife Fapstronaut

    Day 13
    Still in it!Very tough couple of days.The urge is still there but MUCH weaker.Not letting my guard down tho.
  7. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    day 24
    I have strong urges everyday, it is not normal , in the second attempt i did two months ago, i feeled with less urges, but now i identify the problem.
    I think it is instragram ,why i didn't erase it?, because i am used just to watch memes but this one have triggers sometimes in their jokes, specially if there are about anime , maybe is the reason of all this.
    So i will keep out of instagram for a few days.
    I guess is working, cause this morning i woke up without problems.
    I will add this to the plan of prevention.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
  8. Searcher123

    Searcher123 Fapstronaut

    Morning of Day 8

    I watched some P
    NEVER did M
    AND NEVER REached O

    but im feel like I’m going to break.
  9. Searcher123

    Searcher123 Fapstronaut

    Question, having sex considered relapse ? Or.... ?
  10. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in fellowship friends! Day 136 free of MO, Day 208 free of Porn.

    The longer I go on this journey, the more I realize to what extent I relied on PMO , MO or even just edging to deal with a great variety of discomforts.

    To the brothers who are struggling getting over a week, I highly highly suggest refining your approach. Please take the time to study nofap success stories of longterm rebooters daily. You have MASTERED the study of porn and masturbation. The only way to undo this is to master nofap, by STUDYING. Make note of what you find useful, revisit it. Write it down in a notebook this way you won't have to constantly give yourself an excuse to go online. Spend more time meditating. Don't mindlessly browse the internet, I saw a quote from another person on this forum a long while ago "the internet is a bad neighbourhood, if you spend too much time wandering around, you're bound to get mugged." Something along those lines, so if you're browsing, reddit any form of social media to an extreme degree, you may find yourself face to face with porn out of that habit. Perhaps you should instal a blocker like coldturkey. Add those social media websites or have a set schedule as to when you can visit them, if the idea of giving them is too much. Give the password to a family member or friend. Spend more time outside, even if it's just sitting taking some sun and enjoying nature. When urges come forth in your mind, do not engage in it, develop a mantra to interrupt it RIGHT AWAY, without hesitation. Cultivate that pattern and urges will heavily decrease over time and they will lose their vividness too. But you must practice that skill.

    On the bad days, when you don't have energy, I suggest increasing your time meditating. This is what I've done in the last month and it has helped me. Withdrawal is tough, it's not easy but I'm never going back to matter how long it takes to rewire my brain. Also, even if you're in flatline/PAWS, you must make daily efforts to move forward in one sphere of your life, because if you're staying home and not doing anything. There is no growth, you're not allowing your brain to build a new neuralpathway.

    What do we say to the urge before us?

    Stay strong, gentlemen!

  11. Wonx

    Wonx Fapstronaut

    Day 6

    I'm an Uruk-Hai! :)
    One horny Uruk-Hai... today has been hard, but I stood strong!
  12. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut

    No, sex does not count as relapse, unless you are on semen retention I believe, but that is not a requirement for this challenge. I am not on semen retention, though I am doing that as I am in a committed "it's complicated" and we are waiting until marriage, and since I am not MOing, that is basically what I am doing.

    Hope that helps.
  13. Thomas3

    Thomas3 Fapstronaut

    Hello everyone! On Friday two weeks ago, I relapsed and I decided that I needed to take a break from NoFap until I finished school for the year. After two long weeks, I've finally finished all of my work and I'm ready to kick back for summer. I've laid out my weekly schedule so that I'm busy enough to where I won't be bored and fall into temptations easily. But since Saturday two weeks ago, I've been free from pmo, so I'm on Day 15 as of today. Hopefully I can beat 28 days and become an elf at least. Good luck fellowship!
  14. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship

    Finally one day of retention was done! Yesterday it seemed forever but the day has passed. Much better day today. Went to a family gathering and it went really well. Still feeling tired but my mood is good so its good :D

    My laptop seems to have a problem with the battery, so im typing from the smartphone which i hate, so i will keep this short.

    Have a great day Fellowship. Let's rise!!!
  15. Bestia Titán

    Bestia Titán Fapstronaut

  16. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut

    Day 13.5 no P
    Day 8.5 no MO

    I had several relapse dreams last night. Relapse in the sense that I looked at P and edged. Glad it was just a dream when I woke up. Two weeks free from porn and porn-subs tonight and 9 days hard mode. I was looking something up on YouTube last night and a potentially triggering video popped up (just some anime stuff, nothing particularly bad). Anyway, I did not click into the video, found what I was looking for, and then closed out of YouTube without watching the video. It feels really good to not be triggered by the things that used to trigger me, though I am still being very careful when I see things that peek my interest sexually.

  17. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    This way you will find out if it is really pointless....and a suggestion on life improving-attitude of gratitude.:)
  18. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Such a long and good post ;)! The tell-tell sign of a mental energy on a rise, but please consider that the 1st week is hard and those who struggle might not have enough of the attention span to go through the entirety of your thought. Just a suggestion-if you could make it shorter by splitting it into say three parts it would be much easier to get it across for those who struggle.:)
    And I remember myself thinking exactly the same before going down as well as remembered the St.Peter saying ready to die for Jesus only to betray Him trice later. This attitude can relax you into thinking you are safe. Keep you vigilance alive and kicking for as long as you live. This way you might succeed!:)
  19. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 6. A lot of urges but staying strong I know for me the first two weeks are too hard so i cannot be so confident so I’m doing my best and looking forward thinking in a life free from the ring.

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