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

2,299 thoughts to “Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?”

  1. I had my last drink on Saturday 6th January 2018. There’s no alcohol in the house apart from his open bottle of Gin, which I asked him to hide, and he has.

    I found this website via Catherine Gray. Her kindle book was a daily deal @ .99p. Best. Purchase. Ever. I’ve been drinking on and off since I was 15 living at home and nicking Mum’s gin. I can’t do moderation. I’ve tried. People don’t understand why I just can’t have one, or just decide not to drink any more. I’m the Queen of hiding the booze. Sitting in the supermarket carpark, decanting a bottle of vodka into a fizzy water bottle and hoping nobody sees me.

    I’m hoping this accountability will help me stay sober. My worst time is while I’m cooking a meal. No sneaky swigs allowed any more, instead I’ll log on here when the wolf raises his head.

  2. Day 1 today 1/8/18

    This is it! Have tried and failed more times than I can count, but I am ready! I am truly sick of drinking, if I keep going the way I have been, I am going to ruin my life!

    I am excited for the next 100 alcohol free days and beyond!

  3. Last drink was Thursday 4th January @ 18h00.
    Day 5 today, all ok excepting lack o sleep, slight anxiety and a bit of a sore tummy, all of which are symptoms of withdrawal which I know will pass.
    So angry with myself that I let my problem get so bad, but delighted to have found this site!
    My long term goal is a sober life, but 1 day at a time so am doing 100 day challenge for now.
    Good luck to all of you who have also embraced this journey to sobriety xxx

  4. I am ready for this. After more restarts and failures than I care to admit or think about over the past year and 8 days, I am ready for the 100 day challenge. I have disappointed myself and my children. My head is foggy today from my last night of drinking on Monday, January 8. Happy early birthday to me:)

  5. Last drink, Sat 7 Jan, confessed all to husband Sun 8 and poured the last of the hidden vodka down the drain. Am hoping this will be for the long term this time, Catherine’s book certainly has given me inspiration including leading me to you.

    Looking forward to reading yours and everyone else’s stories

  6. Last drink was Saturday, January 6 2018. I’m reading everything I can, sometimes to the detriment of my work – trying to balance my obsession but I feel desperate for this to be successful.

  7. Last drink 1st Jan & feeling great during week but weekends are always hardest not looking forward to this weekend at all

  8. So I started the 100 day challenge in November. I was feeling amazing. I got through a camping trip, a big xmas brunch and most of all Xmas without a drink! I felt great, although obviously I had some down times I felt on top of it. Then I went to a wedding Day 48 and had done very well until I looked around me and everyone was drunk! I thought oh well I might as well join them and ordered a bottle of champagne, and then another and then another. The night ended with me being sick everywhere and blacking out, I don’t recall anything!
    I thought that would be it, lesson learnt! But then 2 days later I decided to have just a couple of wines!!! All night binge! New Years Eve, just a couple, all night binge and then just one more all night binge for good measure!!

    I am now here again on day 4 and feeling really bleak! I know how good I felt and I know its what I need and want to do, but it seems even harder this time. I’m so scared of failure AGAIN that its almost easier to not try. But here I am, and I hope desperately with more days under my belt and getting back into some of the good habits that I created that things will start to get easier. So heres for the 100 day challenge again. I hope that I am successful this time x

  9. Day 1 was 28/12/2017. No desire to drink which is awesome – anxiety levels and OCD in full swing though 😐 usually I dampen it with bourbon.

  10. Day 8 for me today. Last drink was January 2nd. I feel better in a million ways but feel really grumpy too. And I really miss wine. This is hard already – in my head it can only get harder but I’m hoping I’m wrong.

  11. Last day of drinking 10th January 2018… 1 day down, only 99 to go. Thank you Belle for your Blog, this is so encouraging! Any words of support or top tips from any body on this road to recovery would be gratefully received x

  12. My last drink was on 30th if Dec 2017. I’m now on day 12 without alcohol and feeling ok and happy I’ve entered 2018 Sober. I’m finding it hard to live a boring sober life, Id love to make it to day 100 just to see if I can do it but would prefer to be enjoying it in the process, if anyone knows what I mean.

  13. 100 days starting today January13th 2018. I’m immersing myself in blogs, books and podcasts and looking forward to kicking alcohol out of my life…..

  14. 100 days starts today 13.01.18. Immersing myself in blogs, books and podcasts and looking forward to kicking alcohol out of my life

  15. I was going to quit for a month like I did in August but why not 100 days this time. I love this, challenge accepted. Last drink was December 31st.

  16. Hi Belle x Just about to finish Charlotte Grays book – but (don’t want it to finish) I will be reading this book for the rest of my life – I’m very proud to say!

    Today is my Day 3
    Last drink Thurs 11th Jan 2018

    Yes I’m doing it finally

    1. I am reading this book at the min! It is fantastic, it has give me so many ideas and made me feel so positive about being able to fight this addiction and stop it taking over my life!

  17. Last drink was 12th January. After 25 years I have truly had enough. Confided in an ex-work colleague who is going to support me with daily check ins. Looking forward to a alcohol free life, 2 days in and already feeling better and even more determined than ever!

  18. I come from a family of drinkers, I’ve seen it destroy the lives of my mum and dad, and a significant contribution to the death of my sister, I have come to the conclusion finally that I don’t want it to destroy my life. Alcohol was becoming the most important thing in my life, even though I it holds no fun for me anymore, and my wife of 29 years deserves better

    So today 14/01/2017 I have decided ‘I am tired of thinking about drinking’, I want my life back.

  19. I had my last drink on Thursday 11th January, I was black out drunk for the second time in a week. It’s time to stop once and for all, life is better than that which alcohol reduces it to. I no longer wish to live under the black cloud of guilt, shame and wonder at what I’ve done. Here we go!!

  20. 14th January 2018
    Last time I hooked up with my selfish master. Found tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking through Catherine Gray’s book. Only up to page 68. 100 days …… Here I go!

  21. I am starting right at this moment. So my last day of drinking was January 14. No matter what, I will not drink for 100 days and more. I am really tired of thinking about quitting drinking every day and failing every day. AA is not my thing. Luckily I found you and your Website tonight. If I get support every day, I think it would be much easier. I think that I met the angel finally.

  22. Sober since December 27, 2017. I woke up in a jail cell and promised to give up. That was 22 years ago, but better late than never! Lots of regrets about things done and not done over the years, but feeling positive that I can crack this.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share Belle, and good luck to everyone else.

  23. Hi. I stopped drinking a bottle of wine a day (my biggest demon) on November 29th last year but had been having a very small G&T every night since then. My last G&T was on January 7th so I suppose I have been totally sober now for 7days. It’s a very small step but it’s definitely going in the right direction and I am absolutely determined to kick this habit into touch once and for all but need all the help and motivation I can get. Thank you.

  24. Okay, here it is. Today is my Day 1 of 100 days of not drinking. I take such good care of myself in all other ways but then I drink. It is the one thing that is holding me back from being the person I want to be. Please send me lots of prayers, love, and tips!

  25. Hi Belle. Not quite sure how I found you but thank God I did. Who says being sober can’t include a sense of humor and a few fuck words along the way?
    I love your blog!!!
    This is a group that totally gets me down to the core.
    I am on day 2 and need my fuck you Wolfie bracelet 😀
    Any idea when you’ll have more available?
    Hugs to you

  26. My day one was January 1, 2018. I have hit the 16 day sober mark.
    Today I realized that my daily chronic joint pain has nearly diminished!
    My creativity, energy and enthusiasm have started to return, and my angry moods and impatience are leveling out.
    My sober treats have been primarily things to pamper my mind, body and soul. The 3 Orchid necklace was one of my favorites!
    It took several months for me to make this decision to try again for sobriety. I had a few false starts, but this time I will be true to myself and keep my word. I am worth it, and so is everyone else on this sober sojourn.
    Wolfie is a booze pimp. He no longer controls me.

  27. Thanks for this great opportunity Belle.
    My last drink was Monday 15th January 2018.
    My first day of sobriety was yesterday, Tuesday 16th.
    Today, Wednesday 17th is my second day of sobriety.
    Whoo whoo.

  28. Yes, I want to join! 🙂

    My last drink was 12/31/17…this is my day 17.

    You book title sums up my reason….I’m tired of thinking about drinking. I’m tired of wrestling with myself about reasons for wanting a drink and reasons I shouldn’t have a drink. I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on and learning so much….uncovering the truths about alcohol and myself.

    Currently participating in Dry January but looking forward to this 100 day sober challenge and beyond.

  29. January 16th, 2018

    Woke up, looked in the mirror to see a bloated, tired, face staring back at me. Not the first time.. has to be the last. Why do I keep doing this? The past 6 or 7 months I have drank almost every night. Maybe 2 glasses, maybe 4. I always seem to have a reason, an excuse as to why I deserve a glass. Sometimes I get bored and think “let’s get happier! I’m not hurting anyone, just one glass”… I did the challenge years back. Went 100 days. That’s when Belle didn’t have a wait list:) Nice to know I am not alone. Lets do this!!

  30. Day 5. Have been a heavy drinker for a long time. Why do I feel so miserable? Crabby, overemotional, unfocused, food cravings. Rarely drank during the day. My habit was to come home from work, read the paper, watch a little TV and drink wine. Now I am going to bed, can’t stand being awake in the evening. How long will this last anyway? Thought I’d feel good about myself, now I just feel wretched.

  31. I had my last drink on 2nd Jan 2018. 16 days sober now and reading blogs like this one helps ,e through. Am currently travelling through Asia at the moment but worried when I get back to London I will fall back to my old habits. I’m also 16 days smoke free!

  32. Hey my last drink was on 08.01.18. Really committed to kicking alcohol out of my life for good! But think this 100 day challenge is a great start. I’m scared as I have a seriously unhealthy relationship with drink, especially wine but I know I can do this and I no that it has to be done for me to led a happy healthy life!

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