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. Slider8

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    Brother, don't think Orc think White Wizard in making to get yourself excited! :)
     
  2. Slider8

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    Another very tightly packed day with time made for meditation,cold shower, studying and healthy meals! :)
     
  3. Prophet Moonstruck

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    Another day, another dollar! Been quite busy but appearantly not to busy to smoke, I have reduced them, but that isn't enough, as I never see when I fall back deeply into it.
    I've been working on changing my environment as to not have temptation at my house, whoch is why I have the cigarettes at work and tomorrow I'm going to offer them to a colleague of mine.
    It's kind of a dusy to be honest... Going outside to continue the NoFap journey, staying inside to not be tempted to smoke... The biggest trap in history... Will I make it out triumphant? We will see as time will progress!
     
  4. Tharkun

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    Day 14. Had a day off. Filled it with learning and working on side projects. Played video games only 2 hours (from my previous 12 hours of video games vacation days). Was busy in the evening so no sport today. Tomorrow will definitely do sports though! The urges today got pretty high since... Free day. But somehow, even though I feel like I'm hanging by a thread, I still didn't fail.
     
  5. Mathman1994

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    Day 0 - Nazgül

    I feel like emotional crap. I was doing an exercise for a porn recovery group I am in and it was very triggering and I relapsed right after that. Then I had a very upsetting therapy appointment (learned somethings about myself that I did not like) and I came home and fapped twice within 20 minutes. Needless to say, I feel like shit, and I just want to run away and hide from technology. Unfortunately, I have work tomorrow, and then Saturday I will be playing in the largest remote duel Yugioh event ever, though that should be alright because when I am playing Yugioh, I am not thinking about porn. However, if I consistently lose, then I will need to be careful, because my relapse after nearly 22 days in May was due to feeling crappy about consistently losing. I just have to remember that all I have to make it to is round 3 and then if I am losing I can drop and I will have gotten the participation prizes. However, I feel confident in my deck and win or lose I will go into it to have fun.

    I am in serious need of a cleanse from stimulation. I am overstimulated right now, and I feel burnt out. I am just sick and tired of this crap. I am an addict and I don't want to be. My therapist also suggested that my OCD may be playing a role in how I see myself, and especially it may explain some of tastes in porn which stem from some things I learned about my family when I was just entering high school. I just feel like I do not know who I am. I was hit by a lot of whoppers today, and I just want to puck in disgust.

    Best,
    Mathman1994
     
  6. Onan the Barbarian

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    Day 24

    Cravings getting harder, but I am still on the trail. I've really been having trouble, not so much with cravings per se, but with the lack of structure and routine this month. Part of it can't be helped: I've got specific events I'm preparing for that prevent the establishment of solid routine. Still, getting back to it.

    Plus, I'm going to be seeing people next week whom I really like and respect, and so I don't want to go to our meeting in zombie mode!

    Today- cold shower, prayer, meditation, reading. Not so good- went to bed too late last night. Got up too late this morning. Wasted too much time. Looked at social media. So much to overcome, but I can do it!

    Thank God for mental clarity!
     
  7. MS PBH

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  8. til_im_free

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    Here I am again!
    Still on recovery, mostly psicological recover than a phisical one. I've been feeling motionless, weak, anguished and with zero willpower. I know I'll get better, but these first days are killing me again. And today was not at all easy. My dog got beaten by the neighbour's dog and almost died, but we took him to the vet and he's getting better, though the next ours will be extremely important for him to survive. I'm glad that I could manage my emotions and didn't anger-relapse, as I usally did in a way to show to the universe how I'm mad at things that goes wrong. For the next hours I'll give attention to my dog and processes the situation to comprehend it. I know my dog might die tonight, and I want him to just be fine without thinking that I own his life, but respecting his nature and life as a beatiful living being.

    Good night fellas, pray for us, we'll get over this addiction.
     
  9. til_im_free

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    Man, you WILL get this over! I know many stories of family members that overcame smoking. My dad was a serious case, he smoke about one pack a day and still got to beat it! You can also brother! Hope on yourself!
     
  10. Suki

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  11. Rubzi

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    Overcame some heavy urges and binging.
    Must be more wary!!

    Day 11 check-in - The Dark Fortress, Barad-dûr.
     
  12. bob200

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    Day 16

    Starting to feel the struggle.
    I got hit with a flashback of all of the Porn stars that I was obsessed with. And one scene just started replaying in my mind and I can’t shake it off. It’s really bad. I fell asleep at night next to my girlfriend thinking about that scene and thinking I’m going crazy. And of course, I woke up really shaken.
    Other then that. I feel like I just really need to be careful because I feel like I’m in uncharted territory.

    It’s amazing to me that I truly understand what you are feeling.

    I remember more than one occasion that while setting something like a porn blocker I got triggered and relapse and felt even worse because of it.

    Also, hell yes I feel your pain on the porn after bed therapy. I think that for me feeling shame or sed after a “hardcore” therapy session is one of the lowest times of the week. Just remember one thing. you are awesome for sticking with this challenge. The only way out would be self love and self compassion and not with shame and hate. And try to take some time to be outside in nature, even a quick 10 minutes walk. It would do wonders to the feeling of overstimulation :)
     
  13. EpsilonDelta

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    38 days.

    I feel some urges pretty much throughout the day, unless I do something physical, or eating. It's like a constant buzz of energy in the genitals and the area around there. Sometimes it's weak and disappears, like when I'm physically active. Sometimes it's strong, like when I start to focus on the sensation in order to observe it more closely.

    An hour of walking + push-ups in the evening.
     
  14. Christoph108

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  17. belio123

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    Checking in for day 22!

    Had a bunch of urges yesterday but luckily I was able to keep them at bay and to shoot down my dumb rationalizations for PMO
     
  18. modern milarepa

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    360 days dwarf king
    436 days no PMO, semen retention
     
  19. I'm Strength

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    42. My current state is of confidence. However, I'm acutely aware that it will take just a simpe trigger when I start interact ing with Life and reality, to put me out of this state and into any negative one, where I'll start looking to self mediacte it through N number of ways as toxic media, youtube, video games, sexual thoughts fantasies, which will lead to relapse. As of today, my last resort in such a situation is BRACE and FASTER. But I know, they aren't sufficient. These are the last tools I want to use, for I don't desire to be in the state where I want to self medicate myself.
     

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