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 committing to at least 100 days sober. No alcohol, no matter what. I am tired of feeling anxious all the time and I do not have the ability to moderate or stop at 1 glass, 1 bottle. It always leads to more. I’m scared of what it’s doing to my body. I need and want to stop.
    Date of last drink: Saturday 27th April 2024

  • I want to be accountable! I wan’t to show Wolfie that from now on I recognise his voice and he is not my friend. He wants to destroy me and my family. Well, Wolfie, I won’t let you do it. Last drink on Sunday

  • I’m on Day 16 of a new 100-day challenge. But, really, it’s a 365-day challenge. I have twice now been alcohol-free for more than 300 days. Both times, I allowed myself a couple drinks over the December holidays, and both times those allowances led me back to drinking on a nightly basis. The first time, my “lapse” lasted a year. This last time, it was a couple weeks — I wasn’t back to my old ways yet, but I feared that’s where I was headed.

    Life without alcohol is so much better. No 3 a.m. wake-ups. No hangovers. No next-day regrets. No thinking about drinking!

  • Day 2. Found this blog through a book I am reading which seems to be very useful for many people. I need all the help I can get therefore here I am.

  • Day one!!
    I will not drink for 100 days, no matter what. Not if I am bored, not if I am mad at my husband, not if Wolfie screams in my head, “DRINK NOW.”
    I will not drink for 100 days, no matter what.

  • 20th Feb 2024. Day 1. I have to stop drinking now. I can stop. I made it to 180 days, two years ago. Then I relapsed and went back to steadily killing myself, and losing my good friends. I know how it works. I know I need support. And I need to commit. I pledge to stay 100 days sober, because I know I can do that. I am so much nicer when I’m not drinking. Be nice to yourself Ed.

  • I am beyond tired of thinking about drinking. Alcohol got rewarded way too much space in my life and I want it back! I am committing today to 100 days not drinking alcohol.

  • Am in Day 58 today! Got through Christmas and New Year. Woop Woop. Was lovely. Now to complete the Jan 1st 100 day challenge everyone! 😊

  • I’ve just finished day 7 alcohol free days. First sober Christmas in 10 years as I was pregnant then. Feels so good to be in bed this evening after a lovely Christmas day with my family free of alcohol. Bring on day 8 of 100!!! 🙌

  • Day 1 of 100 days for me. I keep saying to myself, I am sick of alcohol, I don’t want to drink, I don’t like the taste, I don’t drink every day…then it starts again.
    So I am going to stick to 100 days from 22/12/2023 and see how I feel then. As I feel absolutely knackered and fed up with the guilt, shame, anxiety and worry. Here is to HAPPY SOBER DAYS 🙏🏼😊

  • Day 3 of the 100- no alcohol. Have a little one sick and at home this week from school, everything is unorganized and the holidays are upon us…feeling under water BUT I’m not going to numb out with alcohol to avoid feeling all the frustrated/ overwhelming feels…instead I’m here posting and pouting- but I’m not drinking, hallelujah!

  • Day 1 (again x too many to count) and I know that I need to live a life without alcohol. It’s been way too long since I’ve tried at this again, and that avoidance is getting scary. I’m putting my words out here and I am committing to no alcohol for 100 days, and will honor this commitment by recognizing each AF day with a checkin here, and adding some accountability.

  • Starting day 8, finished a whole week sober. Yay! December 3rd was my first day. I commit to 100 days of being alcohol free.
    Some Quotes that I found as a foundation:

    I will focus “on really getting to know myself again and building a deep level of trust and self-worth.”

    “If you don’t change anything, you don’t grow.”

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    This is my 258th straight day without alcohol. The last time I went this long, I was getting “holiday cravings,” and at some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I caved in what I thought was a controlled way: I decided I could have a glass of wine when my family arrived for Christmas. And so I did … and then I had another and another. And I had wine the next day and the next and soon back to my old habit of a bottle of wine a day (“That’s just 4 glasses!” we bottle-a-day-ers like to minimize). It took me more than a year to work up the willpower to go sober again, though I thought about it doing it every day.

    So here I am, 258 days into a sobriety, and I am indeed having occasional cravings and a Wolfie voice that whispers, “You can have some drinks tonight —— it’s the holidays! You can get right back to sobriety tomorrow.” But I know it won’t be that easy, and that’s what keeps me from giving in.

    I’ve come to accept that happily living with sobriety means living easily with cravings and temptations: “There they are again. Meh.”

  • Trying to get sober after thirty years of drinking. I’ve had numerous previous attempts at sobriety but I’m on day nine of a new start and it feels different this time.
    It’s harder some days than others, but I think I finally know that the game is up. Good luck to all of you reading this, I wish you all the best.

  • Day 11. I promised myself I’d have a year sober for my 50th Birthday. Took me from mid Sept till the 6th Nov to finally start. I’ve did the 100 days before from 1st Jan 2022 to end April. Personally I wish I’d never started again after I reached my goal. .Soon slipped back into drinking every night… Fingers crossed I can do it again.. Am enjoying it so far… We can do this!

  • Hi I am starting this 100 day sober challenge. I have been alcohol free for almost 9 months. Recently I have started taking sips of other people’s drinks. This make no sense. I was a two bottle a day drinker. There is no benefit in literally having a few sips. But its like I see it and I know i can’t get caught. So why am I doing this. I also know that sips can get bigger and the more i want them the more I will risk – even getting caught. So shut up wolfie. You need to be rehydrated again. I really like this – fill my cup with diet coke let it runneth over. But no sips. 100 days. I commit to 100 days with no sips. Wolfie you are going to be totally and fully dehydrated until you disappear out of life forever. So yes I am on day 5 of the 100 day sober.

    • It’s been more than a month since your post, L, and I hope you’re doing well. I haven’t done the sip thing, but I understand the frustration and confusion about having to deal with alcohol’s siren song even after nine months of sobriety. Renewing your determination with the 100 Day Challenge is a good response!

  • Day 1 AGAIN!!! I’m drinking more and really want to embrace sobriety I’m fed up of waking up in the middle of the night feeling anxious. I’m fed up of having no energy and just sitting around the next day. I just want my life back. I’m ready to do 100 days 🤞