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. Both ​​​levels come ​with a ​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 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’m on day 28 and feeling great. Like so many here, I reward myself with a glass of wine, console myself with a glass of wine, bore myself with a glass of wine. I was just sick of it being my go to recipe. I will not drink for 100 days. I will enjoy and reward myself each day with feeling clear, creative, and positive. I wish the same to everyone here.

  • 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 won’t 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 1 again, been trying for the last few weeks to get past day 2! The Spring Equinox, as a time of change, seems apt to me. Good to share and finally be here! xx

  • Day 23. I am starting to feel and look better.
    One day mid-February I felt ill from too much to drink and just said enough is enough. About a week later I had a single glass of wine with a meal, and then I was inspired to join the 100-day challenge because… why not! What have I got to lose? I pray every day and thank God for my life. I feel like I’m saving my life.

  • Day 60 / 100 (yes – I had a wobble 2 days into the new year so reset my day one on 5th January!) and I have to say I’m feeling very proud of myself! Hope all you 100 day challengers are feeling proud too – and more energetic!

  • Back to Day 1 again. But I am determined. I am learning the ways of Wolfie and I will beat him.

    “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.”

  • 14 days sober!! Thank you for all the timely emails, they really help, ‘specially when I get that early evening desire to drink.

  • This is my reset. I did the 100 day challenge two years ago and can honestly say I’ve never felt (or looked) better. Yesterday I was in bed all day hungover and guilty trying to replay events over and over again and feeling horrible. So here I go again time to rebuild, I did it once I can do it again. Thank you Belle you are a comfort and a support and the reason I’m here ready to start again. Lots of love xx

  • I was one of the Brits targeted by your Facebook advert, just before Christmas! I looked back in horror at how easily Mr Facebook had given me up- visit to Bombay Sapphire Distillery, countless pictures of friends and me quaffing bubbles or wine, the shared jokes about wine…….
    I bought your book and started officially on New Years Day, although the words had begun to sink in and I only had a half glass of bubble on NYE. I have done dry January before but oh what a struggle it was.
    I had a horrible start to the new year, our lovely 14 year old doggie had to be put to sleep and the shit that I have been separated from for 2 years started the divorce battle. Just a bad day at work would normally be the excuse for numbing myself with a bottle of wine but thanks to you and the words which finally resonated with me I didn’t cave.
    I’m on day 50 today. Your most helpful words of wisdom and I mean most, all are helpful, is the one thing at a time, ie not starting low carb at the same time and allowing myself treats…..
    Thank you for the daily emails
    I am quaffing a grapefruit juice and fizzy water and would like to say thank you!

    • Belle’s book is the best book I have read on my sober journey – the first one which provides tangible, realistic, supportive tools to keep sober momentum going. It’s an amazing book, get it now!

  • Day 1. Again. But I’m not beating myself up. Rather, looking for accountability and hopeful; reaffirming my commitment. I can tell Wolfie to STFU. Terrible things can happen, but I will not drink. I can sleep, have a treat, cry, run…but I will not drink.

  • Hi this is my first day finding this site & support. I haven’t drank since 13th Jan 2019. Stopping drinking is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but never had the courage or will power to go through with it permanently. I’ve done a couple of stints alcohol free in the last year and I know I was at my happiest then when I wasn’t drinking. And I even felt more confident in myself because usually I would worry about what people thought of me or whatever but having a clear head does wonders for how you see yourself. Over the years I have had many scary experiences due to drinking too much and even still it shames me to think of them. My mum died when I was a teenager and I took it hard…I lived by the motto I could die tomorrow so just do what I want….which was drink and get drunk and think I was living a super fun party lifestyle but then the horrors set in and I would feel shame at what I remembered from the night before and shame at what I didn’t remember. I was a mess. And I might not drink for a few weeks then or become a hermit for a few weeks until the embarrassment & shame had lessened enough for me to go out and do it all over again…a vicious circle. This was the cycle for a good 10 years of my life. Then I had a child and my life changed for the better. I don’t go out on the benders like I used to but I am still crippled by alcohol. I have become one of those woman drinking by myself at home as a reward for a stressful day or a good day or whatever….usually it’s the weekend and I can polish off a bottle of wine easily but it doesn’t have to be the weekend either. I just feel I am on a slippery slope and what to get off it for good. Anyway I have gone on long enough I think for now but just writing this has reinforced just how much I know I really want to do this! I have a couple of breaks away coming up which are usually fueled with lots of alcohol so I need support to keep me on track. Thanks for listening x

    • Sounds similar to me. Thanks for sharing. I’m 14 days now, looking forward to feeling better physically. Any day now I hope.

  • Today is 💯 days!!! Feeling real good. This really helped with the overall quality of my life. Better skin, better sleep, more money, no regrets. I highly recommend it.

  • Hi everyone I’m on day 7 😀. I just wanted to say thanks to Belle for giving me so many tips and tools to use. I have a daily affirmation as well as many other tools but I especially love the FU Wolfie.
    My partner gave me some great advice too on the weekend and it was…
    .” You might drink that bottle of wine tonight because of some problem you’re having in life but the problem will still be there tomorrow when you wake up, but it will be worse because you’ll have remorse and feel guilty and sluggish from drinking.
    How true (Belle probably mentions this too) but hearing it from my partner who drinks and still does seemed to resonate with me.
    Oh that’s my next challenge…..a partner who is happy to keep drinking 😩