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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)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. modern milarepa

    modern milarepa Fapstronaut

    428 days high king
    495 days no PMO, semen retention
    LuckyMan, HE^MAN, Chi405 and 6 others like this.
  2. Are-we-there-yet?

    Are-we-there-yet? Fapstronaut

    It's amazing how the tables can turn so quickly. I was riding high, and then suddenly fell so quickly. Messed up last night and went through today as a Nazgul.

    Had come back home for my nephew's party and had some very strong urges throughout the day and then at night I just... decided to do it. It was like I purposely forgot how terrible the addiction was and what it does to me.

    I think I'm going to start reading the old posts from my journal, especially those about the dark days. This will hopefully be a constant reminder of why I'm doing what I'm doing. I also need to get better at maintaining my night routine which has been to read/post here.

    Still I rise!
    LuckyMan, HE^MAN, MS PBH and 8 others like this.
  3. Vanquisher12

    Vanquisher12 Fapstronaut

  4. Prophet Moonstruck

    Prophet Moonstruck Fapstronaut

    Alright, so recently I have fallen again and I don't know the exact date. It feels like some kind of fear/anxiety about the possibility of actually succeding in all the things I have set myself to do. I know failure is always possible, but success in doing something scares me. Also I have noticed that if I am not dedicated to updating everyday, I forget the purpose I'm on, so here is for, as DJ Khaled likes to say, "Another One".
    I am not going to provide excuses as they would not help anyone and most surely, not me, as I have to accept that all that has passed is not what is happening right now, and I am not the man I was yesterday and I must reafirm myself every day.
    See you tomorrow!
    LuckyMan, HE^MAN, Chi405 and 7 others like this.
  5. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 6

    Summer has been quick but unexpectedly restful, feeling very depressed and withdrawn in the earlier months but as of a couple weeks ago I’m renewed and ready to begin my training as a Priest (starting in just under two weeks).

    Whenever I now identify a trigger I realise it’s usually stemming from a desire to be in a relationship, not for the purpose of sex etc but the emotional intimacy that comes from honest and open communication; I’m now trying to remind myself of that each time I’m tempted.

    Excited for the journey ahead, and hopeful to walk it PMO-free.
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  6. bob200

    bob200 Fapstronaut

    Day 6

    I wish I had the time to explain how this move is changing the way I feel, both about life and relationship with my girlfriend and about nofap and my own journey though life.
    But I don’t have time… I have less than a week and life is just crazy now.

    But day 6, halleluiah!

    @ Are-we-there-yet?, I’m so sorry brother. But you still did great and just remember that you don’t lose the stuff you gain from nofap. You are still stronger than you were two months ago. The next couple of days really going to suck. But you can do it.

    @ garmenclyde thank you so much for the advice. It really put stuff in perspective. Right now I feel like I don’t fact because I know just how much time and energy I’m going to lose because of it. I have so many good things to do and wasting that energy on porn just feel like such a bad choice. By the way, may I ask what are you personal goals you are trying to meet? I saw you were in day 0 and I got scared for a second.
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  7. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 196 no PMO. Yesterday I was on YouTube and found myself hoping to see some material that was on the line. I didn’t search with the search bar but I clicked around a lot in hopes of seeing some material. Luckily there was no p-sub material to be found. Close call. It feels like the start of a relapse. I need to get it together today and stay strong. I’m so close to 200 days.
    LuckyMan, HE^MAN, MS PBH and 8 others like this.
  8. Squiddy

    Squiddy Fapstronaut

  9. Asdor22

    Asdor22 Fapstronaut

    elf again! more than a month without porn and with real gf :) feeling so myself!
  10. rotten_tomato

    rotten_tomato Fapstronaut

    Day 0
    I've been fighting with the urge of pm for the last couple of days. Unfourtanately, I was defeated. I've been lazy, I'm in a stressfull times in my life and it pushes me into being a procrastinator. Do not do that. Work or study or exercise at least 5 minutes if you start to feel like you want to delay the things that you are supposed to do.
  11. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    day 24
    The problems are temporary i say to myself , i am trying to no use the P as a route of escape
  12. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    You have our prayers :emoji_pray::emoji_pray:
  13. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Hang in there my brother. The Fellowship is with you.
  14. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Congratulations bro. You took off the porn ring ;). Breathe the free air.

    Now let´s go destroy that thing. Good luck!!! ;)
  15. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    bro, i´m sorry to ask, but your counter only says "no porn". masturbation is not allowed here. are you abstaining from both? thank you
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
  16. Zapy97

    Zapy97 Fapstronaut

    42 days, 6 weeks. I am really tired this morning.
  17. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    this seems to be a common problem for rebooters lately. unfortunatelly there´s no magic formula to get our natural motivation back, we got to be patient and grind.

    however there are things we can do to boost motivation. these are also the things that fasten the entire reboot process: regular exercise, cold showers, proper sleep, proper nutrition, leisure/relaxation periods.

    on a immediate term, the best way to raise motivation is to really start doing things, start. it´s painful i know, but once you start doing them, motivation will rise. don´t wait until you feel pumped (you´ll wait forever), start and the rest will follow.

    on a safety note, if you can´t do anything at all, then, don´t. the reboot process also requires patience and compassion for yourself on the dark times of withdrawal.

    in fact, if people come to realize it, the entire reboot pain is a tremendous gateway for maturity and empathy for oneself and others ;)
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
  18. i89rt5

    i89rt5 Fapstronaut

    day 9 check in.

    The last 2 days have not been good due to my indulgence in porn. So I have relapsed in that sense.

    The only good thing I could say is that I haven't jerked off to orgasm.
  19. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship!! :)

    Feeling very good today :). Good energy and mood. I hope you guys and girls are doing well as well :D

    say, i´m watching "the witcher" on netflix and the series is plagued with lustful content. so what i do when nudity appears i focus my gaze on something else on the screen. and when there´s an entire sex scene then i just fast forward. i´m taking no changes ;).

    anyways, despite the triggers, it´s a great series :)

    Have a great day brave Fellowship. I´m proud of you all!!! :)

    Here´s a great excerpt from "your brain on porn", a vivid discreption what porn addiction is like.

    "Unwanted Adaptation: Sexual Conditioning and Addiction

    What’s a brain to do when it has unlimited access to a super-stimulating reward it never evolved to handle? Some brains adapt – and not in a good way. The process is gradual. At first, using porn and masturbating to orgasm resolves sexual tension and registers as satisfying.

    But if you chronically overstimulate yourself, your brain may start to work against you. It protects itself against excessive dopamine by decreasing its responsiveness to it, and you feel less and less gratified. This decreased sensitivity to dopamine pushes some users into an even more determined search for stimulation, which, in turn, drives lasting changes, actual physical alterations of the brain. They can be challenging to reverse.

    As one user said, ‘Porn goes in like a needle but comes out like a fishhook.’"
  20. Day 10
    I was able to show physical affection towards my wife and hold her without getting aroused, which is a good sign for me that I may be getting into flatline.

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