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

2,141 thoughts to “Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?”

  1. Day 1! Sunday 12th November. I really hope this works!!! I’ve been drinking far too much for far too long. Life as an expat is one long party, until it isn’t!! I would say my drinking has been out of control for at least 10 years, if not longer. I can no longer have 1 glass or really even 1 bottle and thats just my nightly intake, forget what I can drink when I have an excuse, like its a Friday! I drink on my own or with friends, when with friends I’ll drink the most and always be the last to leave, normally being poured into a taxi!
    I need help, I need this to work!

  2. November 11, 2017. Oh belle. I was here four years ago. I stayed sober for 20 months. I purposely chose to have a drink after that thinking my moderation button was fixed….. it was for a while. I don’t drink everyday(almost) but when I do, I don’t stop. HELP. IM DONE. I have a feeling this time is going to be harder. I need accountability and support. I need sober hugs and love. Melanie

  3. Day 1 – November 13th, 2017
    Today on day 2. I have signed up for this challenge many times, making it pretty far each time, yet never reaching 100 days. My Wolfie is a jackass that specializes in sabotage! Not this time! I am exhausted of this back and forth, and I deserve better!

    A lot of “drinking occasions” in those next 100 days. Moving, Thanksgiving, wedding, Christmas, family reunion…etc… BUT That is why I need to be Alcohol Free. I deserve to live the best life, without embarrassing myself in public, and suffering mentally and physically the next day!

    Thanks Belle for your patience!

    1. one thing you can watch for this time is drifting from your supports. you start off doing all the things, and then when you stop emailing and when wolfie says you’re too busy to listen to audios, then the voice gets louder. that can happen to everyone, me included. drift from your supports = wolfie gets louder.

  4. Made it 105 days, made the conscious decision on a girls weekend to “moderate”. Ya that didn’t go so well. I reset the clock and am on day 3 again. I have been beating myself up with guilt, shame and embarrassment. I am tired…. may have to do the jumpstart class this time. 😉 i can’t keep doing this to myself. I was in AA before (4 years) that is another option. I definitely need more tools in my tool box. Not feeling very hopeful at this point. I read something yesterday “don’t quit until the miracle happens…don’t quit after it happens either!!” Much Love to all!

    1. you might find that you do better with more accountability. someone who’s sober can help to point out the wolfie thinking of “just moderate, just on vacation” that kind of shit that he likes to tempt us with!

  5. November 14th. I’ve quit before for days, even weeks but as always “there’s never a convenient time to quit” so here I am. Imperfect, down and out but determined to make this time stick. I am a new mom and I want to be the best wife and mother I can possibly be. That doesn’t leave room for alcohol in my life. I’m looking forward to this challenge and happy that my friend introduced me to this group for support that isn’t AA.

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