100 Day Sober Challenge

Are you interested in doing the 100-day 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.”


OK, now what?

When I was trying to quit, I had many day 1s. It wasn’t until I got more support that I started to do better. 

It's not like we can do this alone in our head.

The drinking voice is just too convincing and it ‘sounds’ like it’s making sense (when really, that voice is bullshit, but it takes some outside cheerleading to figure that out).

And the cool thing about the internet is it’s more anonymous, which can really help, at least to begin.

There are two ways to do the 100-Day Sober Challenge

​1. ​With Support

​​If you'd like a live-human, sober penpal ​and get personalized, direct responses to emails, then you can sign up for the Sober Jumpstart. ​All ​​​levels come ​with a ​sober penpal (me!).

You can email me every single day, ask questions, rant, whine, and get cheerleading. ​And yes, we remain sober penpals for a whole year. ​I'll keep track of your dates, and remind you when it's time to get treats.

If you’re like me, then you’ll will do better with accountability and cheerleading. Me on my own, I couldn’t get more than 9 days in a row. Then once I added in support, things changed. The sober penpal is part of the Jumpstart here.


2. Self-Administered

To do the sober challenge on your own, you can write out the pledge above and make a note of the date of your last drink.

Find ways to add in more tools and supports. The more you reach out, the more sober tools you add, the easier you’ll find it. Read sober blogs (mine and others) every day 🙂 And be sure to sign up to get daily sober motivation emails below.

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

  • I am on day 5. Been trying to get past day 1 since January. Tried and failed twice. Thanks to Belle and her support, I have broken thru and am committed to accomplishing the 100 day sober challenge. Feeling a little better already but still have a very long way to go. Currently reading Jason Vale’s book, “Kick the drink easily” and look forward to reading Belle’s book afterward (waiting on delivery). Thank you Belle!

  • Day 3 again! Reading Tired of Thinking About Drinking. Just printed off my 100-day Pledge. Getting support, using tools, taking some time out and paying attention. Grateful for a place to come where others understand what it is like to want to remove alcohol. Thanks Belle!

  • I am on day 3. I will not lie, I am struggling to even think clearly. Over the last year I have spent a fortune making myself sick. Days lost to anxiety, depression, regret and despair. The ups, the blackouts, the downs the rout. But I am committing to 100 days. I will track my progress each day by journal-ling and reading these comments. I am determined to turn my life around for the better and make MYSELF happy.

  • 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.

    Today is day one

  • 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.

  • Monday morning 6am sunny seafront cycle – despite being up with poorly kids in the night. Back now re-charged for a day with the poorly ones while my husband’s at work. I feel so much more able for this without a weekends worth of hangover. I hope so much I can hang on to this feeling and keep going. Day 36.

  • Day 101. I was a bit of a nightmare and genetic pre disposition to head down a bad road. Relationships improved, anxiety has changed – the low lows have gone as have the high highs but overall much better. Loads of support and delighted that I have taken this step. Just wish the sleep was easier. Take care

  • After many, many, many day 1’s I am again saying I will not drink today and will start the 100 day challenge
    This is my first time of actually posted. I need to be held accountable.

  • 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.

  • I’m now on day 73 of my 100 day challenge. I’ve managed a girls trip, stressful situations, joyful situations without alcohol. I feel good…… I’m doing the 100 day as a personal challenge, a reset of sorts, and I’m so glad I am. Whether someone is trying to quit for good, or choosing 100 days without, it’s a positive, rewarding experience, and I’m happy for everyone here that is making this effort for themselves!

  • Hello! I’m 27 days in, just did an hour and a half ride/run at 7.30am. This never would have happened when drinking! Got a party tonight but got a pregnant wing-lady for sober company and I know I’ll love driving home instead of staggering. Looking forward to hitting 30 days for a mini celebration and treat 🙂

  • «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.»
    I appreciate the accountability. I have made 30 days before, I can do this 100 days.

  • Day 10 today, feel like I’ve got flu, ache all over!!!! Had to skip my afternoon work to rest, had 2 naps and still felt bad but I don’t care cause I’m going to push on through! I can do this!

  • “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.” Day 9, lots of events coming up and I am viewing them with new eyes rather than thinking “great let’s get hammered” I am planning on driving, treating myself to afternoon tea’s, planning on decorating and catching up on so much reading. I can do this 🤩