Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?

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  1. Would you like to do the 100 Sober Challenge?
    Here’s the pledge:
    “I will not drink for 100 days.  No matter what.  I can cry, but I will not drink.  I can go to bed or go home early. I might feel distressed … but I will not drink.  Bad things might happen, but I will not drink.  Incredibly shitty things may happen to someone around me, or my neighbour, or my friend’s friend’s grandmother.  But there will be no booze.  Funerals? Weddings? Amputation?  I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.”
  2. Make a note of the date of your last drink and post a comment here to let us know.
  3. Read the sober blogs (mine and others) every day. Become involved. Post comments on the blogs. The more you reach out, the more sober tools you add, the easier you’ll find it.
  4. Sign up to get daily sober motivation here.
  5. If you’d like to have a sober penpal (how cool, can’t wait to get to know you!), then sign up for the Sober Jumpstart class. There are three versions of the class  and all three versions come with a free sober penpal (me!). You can email me every single day, ask questions, rant, whine, and get cheerleading. I answer every email I receive. And yes, we remain sober penpals after the class is over. we’re penpals for a whole year 🙂

Hugs,
Belle

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

2,006 thoughts to “Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?”

  1. Day 2. Just came off a big vacation preceded by getting into a drunken argument with my teenager. Saw messages of him telling his friends on social media that I was intoxicated again. Ran out of scotch, and won’t go to the store. Doctor today, blood pressure is high, I know my cholesterol is high even though I’m in good cardiovascular shape. Going back after Thanksgiving which will be day 98.

    I’m not a daily drinker, but when I do drink, 3-4 days a week, it’s at least 6 units.

    1. Hi you. you might find that you do better with a bit more support. if what you’ve been trying isn’t quite enough, you can add in some new stuff. hugs from me

  2. Day 11. It is still a slog for me. No pink clouds. No rainbows. Maybe a unicorn, but it’s dirty and annoyed from just gritting it’s teeth and powering on. And I am very very tired of thinking about drinking. Been lurking about and enjoying Belles emails each day for the past two weeks. Thanks for being here.

  3. Doing the 100 day challenge again. Last drink 8/24/17.
    Signed up for Jumpstart waiting list.

    Looking forward to your pen pal support again Belle!

  4. Hi – I’ve been here lots of times before but I remain determined! I’d really like to know what it’s like at the 100-day mark.

    1. The struggle of going through 100 days is so hard that it’s empowering in the knowledge that if you can do this, you can do just about anything you want. My first time, when I got to 3 months, It was so difficult that I could not bear the thought of having to do it over again so I powered onto 6 months. Good luck! Know you can do it and the feeling of reaching that point is one of pure elation. : )

  5. I am ready for this 100 day challenge. My last drink(s) was yresterday 8/26/17. I hope there is still something of me left inside this body. Some sparkle

  6. Day 1, again. Last drink 8/27. Time to feel better and take the 100 day challenge. “I will not drink for 100 days. I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.”

  7. Day 1 again after over a year trying other paths to sobriety. I’m ready to try again. I had my last drink(s) on 8/27/17. So tired of fighting this battle. I just downloaded Belle’s book – terrific support! I will not drink for 100 days no matter what happens.

  8. Moving on to Day 2. I feel like I have a day 2 hang over. OMG, I’ve made a habit out of hangovers! Just finished your month one blog Belle. Love that comment on the last day that reminds me that if I think I shouldn’t think so much about drinking, it’s probably my beast trying to convince me to stop thinking about not drinking and just go ahead and drink! Not going to do it, wouldn’t be prudent

  9. Hi! Today is my day 1…August 28th. I want to do the 100 day challenge! I subscribed to the daily sober motivations!!!!

  10. Hi, I’m on day 11 and will commit to this 100 day challenge. I have been reading a lot and finding women like me in these sobriety blogs has been so very helpful. I am a deep thinker and writer and took the plunge today to start documenting my journey too, for support, encouragement, and to hopefully be an encouragement to someone else like me who might find me and relate to my own sober alcohol free journey. Come visit and read, I could really use the support and encouragement. Thank you http://www.learningtounwine.blogspot.com

  11. Its been 3 day sober and i first heard about “tired of thinking about drinking this morning”. Which has definitely helped. I am very worried due to the fact everyone i know drinks :(. Hope i can do this.

    SINCERELY LIZ Herr

  12. 1/9/17 my day one!! I’ve tried this earlier in year got to about 76 in April then drank, since then would go about 3 weeks then have a drink, always feel great not drinking then rubbish after alcohol, so yes I really am tired of it, I want to be the best version of myself. This time I will do the 100 days, I need to do this.

    1. you might find that you do better with more support. if what you’ve been trying hasn’t been enough to get you going, you can add in some new things. hugs from me

  13. Hi, I stopped drinking on August 21, 2017. First I read Kristi Coulter’s Enjoli, and it really affected me, so then I read her blog. Then she referenced your blog and here I am. Drinking has been a central part of my social life since I was 16. I’ve quit for short periods of time (e.g., a few weeks), but have not been 100 days sober since I was probably 15 (and now I’m 31). That’s scary to admit to oneself. I like my brain and energy level when I’m sober, so I really want to complete this challenge. Thanks for the helping us.

  14. I have spent the last 5 years doing Day 1’s. Sometimes I make it to a month or maybe two. More often I only manage single figures. I’m back in AA and working the steps. I’ve had enough of trying to control this thing. It has lied to me for so many years. I give in. I surrender. No longer must I even try to control my drinking. The game is over.
    Thank you for your blog. xxx

  15. I just signed up for the basic sober jumpstart. Couldn’t afford it so I put in on a credit card. Figure it will pay off if I quit the booze and all the money I spend on the shit. Looking forward to getting on with this. My life is completely centered around when I’ll have that next drink. And having the day off, no booze in sight might help. Can’t wait for my first pen pal experience.

  16. Day 32, Belle, her book, audios, & this blog have been so helpful. I really didn’t think I’d make it this far, especially with social events, but it’s not been too bad. Physically feeling so much better. doing yoga, walking, taking it easy. At 50, I really get that I need to change how a react to situations & people, (love the sprinkler analogy!!) and my general outlook, as well as just not drinking. Best to all!

  17. I haven’t started yet… But I’m working towards my day 1. I drink daily (wine, not anything else, not that that matters I know!). Everyone comments, almost as a compliment, that I very rarely get drunk… But I’m tired of being that person. I’m tired of feeling that I have no other way to de-stress…
    My father is an alcoholic and I disappoint myself that I drink.
    Sorry for waffling! Somebody recommended the blog and it’s the first that I feel that I can relate to. So thank you.

  18. Day 50 yesterday and feel so much better! But low and behold Wolfie reared his head with a vengeance last night. He didn’t win but 8:30-10:00 was spent reading Belle’s blogs. The support is so comforting and I am going to do 100 days. LJC

  19. 100 days felt I’m going for 200. I thing your message about longer is easier is very true. I’ve had so many improvements after 100 days, which felt like it took 100 tries, I want to see what 200 looks like for me. Thanks for being one of my tools and fiving me permission to take care of myself and treat myself as I try this sober thing;) Thanks Belle.

  20. Day 1, last drink yesterday 8th September. Got completely out of control. Am determined to get a grip and cut out the booze. Don’t want to be the drunk mommy anymore 🙁 there’s a lot of wine in the cellar, hope can avoid the temptation…

  21. Day 22 for me. I don’t miss the pounding hangovers and trying to piece together the events from the “night before”. Hanging in, going to get to 100 🙂

  22. Bless you for creating this incredible support system. I was referred to it by my 46 year old daughter, who has been drinking for 30 years. I have been a daily drinker for 16 years, and it has caused a lot of problems and is mostly a huge waste of my dwindling time on this planet. I stopped drinking three days ago (for at least the tenth time). I’m reading your book, and your blog. My last drink was on my flight home from a family visit in the USA–September 11, 2017. So today is Sober Day #3.

    1. oops…forgot to say that my daughter is 6 months sober now, and I’m so very proud and happy for her. It’s been a great new start for her.

  23. Night 2 – because the nights are what really count and are the hardest for me. I’ve done 16 days, 13 days, several months while pregnant, but never gone even 30 days on my own. I sooo want to do this. One day at a time. Been reading so many books, blogs, articles. I’m ready but scared. So amazing, and scary, how alcohol can modify our minds to think we are actually missing something, like it’s a person! Like it’s a presence we can’t live without. So frustrating and strange how it affects us. I sooo want to be 100 days out and not need the bad wolf anymore! I have had Day 2, night 7, etc, so many times. This needs to be the last time. I’m very healthy in every other way, gave up cigarettes 14 years ago, ran marathons, exercise daily, vegetarian diet. This needs to go!

  24. hi there,
    I am trying this again, I just had a baby so had no trouble not drinking for my pregnancy, but now feel like it is creeping back into my life. Going for the challenge or myself and my family.
    This is day 2 September 19.
    Thanks,
    Kel

  25. Last wine for 100 days was September 10th! Did this a year and a half ago and then slowly slipped back to daily wine o’clock at 530 pm. Reboot for me….On a positive note I am knowing what to expect this time round

  26. Day 5 without alcohol but 6 weeks without wine. I thought wine was enough to give up but slowly my one or two beers on a fri and sat was growing and filling the void of wine, so turns out it truely is ‘alcohol’. I knew it but needed to test i think! So Day 5….. scared but committed this time. Even talked to my mum about it (I’m 40 😊) now shits real!

  27. Day 1. I got to ~Day 70 at the beginning of the year, but had a ‘good’ reason to celebrate and let everything go. I don’t even enjoy it anymore, so I’m giving it another go! Looking forward to it, actually.

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