Case in point: Stopped porn at December 2017, and hit a pretty low point and relapsed around January 2019, so here I am. It was a good run, but there are some times where being humbled is necessary to grow.
Losing that big of a streak is not going to stop me from doing NoFap again. It's basically like going to hell and back twice. It's not to say that I didn't regret it however; probably the most regretful life decision I've ever made, but it's not too late to get back on track to recovery. And plus, I can use public accountability to my advantage and hopefully inspire someone along the way.
So what I learned after relapsing: everything is still the same.
And some of the fantastic symptoms came back:
So now we're going to aim for 90 days of NoFap Hardmode (no PMO: porn, masturbation, orgasm) and I'll probably design some badges when I reach certain milestones. The streak counter will go up automatically so I don't have to keep updating it myself. However, if I do relapse I will reset it back to zero, but hopefully I won't have to do that.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Here's what I found after my first recovery:
It's not going to be easy. But when is it ever easy to deny self?