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

  • Today marks the beginning of my second week of sobriety. Reading Belle’s book and trying to live mindfully every minute of the day is becoming a routine. I make a fresh pledge every morning and go to bed feeling deeply grateful. Thank you. Megs (day 8)

  • Today is day 2. I will not drink for the next 98 days. I am terribly unhealthy, embarrassed and do not recognize myself. For the first time my husband said something…he is a forgiving man, so I know I was out of control. I want my brain back, my thoughts to be clear and unscrambled. I want to REMEMBER what I said, or who I talked to the night before. I love that for once I woke up early (although not much sleep)…but not hungover is a win. I want to put my energy into “cleaning up my side of the street”, beginning in my own home that I have been too distracted from, or having too much fun in my alcohol-skewed mind. My last drink was May 19th.

  • Starting day 4 and still feeling empowered. Hope you don’t mind if I post regularly but when wolfie strikes, he’s so quick that I’ve bought wine and started drinking it before I realise it. I seem to miss the ‘resisting temptation’ stage. I need to be super aware and not relax my grip on this. Thanks for listening.
    Megs (day 4)

  • I will stay sober for 100 days so my soul can find me again and my light can reignite. I want to feel alive instead of dying. I miss having creative thoughts and I miss spending time with my body. I want my brain to repair and my liver to forgive me. I am scratched, torn, and haunted by Wolfie and I’ll no longer stand for it. I think I do a good job of hiding my sins but everyone around me can see it. They’re just too kind, and not loving enough to say it.

    I will not drink for 100 days.

  • Ok let’s do this. Day 1, May 17, 2020. I pledge to not drink any alcohol for 100 days, no matter what, Creepy.

  • It’s been 25 days since my last drink. It hasn’t been easy in this current climate but I’m determined to make a positive and lasting change in my relationship with alcohol to be a better partner and father. I’ve started running regularly for the first time ever and this is giving me a positive outlet. It’s getting easier everyday…

  • Day 4… I will not drink no matter what! I am so sick of it, The poison in my head and body!! I want a healthier life,mind body spirt! I have relapsed so many times I can’t count. I have tried AA Therepy Refuge recovery an I always pick up again. So today I start a new platform. My new online support, 100 days no booze no matter what!! Lets do It!!

  • I’m on day 1 of 100. So excited to be making this decision. I know that there will be so many more benefits than that what I get from alcohol. Here we go….

  • I will not drink for 100 days. Incredibly shitty things have happened to me. Three weeks ago, I lost my husband of 43 years. We cannot gather because of COVID. I have family with me and friends, although not as many hugs as I need. This can be a launchpad for sobriety. I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.” (Day 11).

  • I will not drink for 100 days no matter what Wolfie whispers in my ear. This is my Day 1 on 10th May 2020. And hopefully it’ll be my last day one as I just want it out my life for good!

  • I’m starting day one again. I will not drink for 100 days. I’m sick of this trying to moderate its too hard.

  • I am on day 4 and I will not drink for 100 days. I am focusing on healthy changes physically and emotionally. No matter if I am sad, happy, angry, frustrated or bored, I will not drink.

  • Day 1 for me again. I started reading UJOBS again from the start. Came across your website and looking forward to the next 100 days. I will not drink…

  • “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.”

    • May 1, 2020 was Day 1 for me too, Magda! It felt like a good day to begin. I feel tired and achy but I’m ready for the challenge. I’ll keep you in my thoughts.

  • This is my commitment to not drink for 100 days. The longest I’ve been able to abstain on my own was 7 weeks. My relationship with alcohol has caused too much pain. I’m done! Last drink was on May 29th, 2020.

  • “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 so tired of starting again. I’m so tired of wasting days and waking up feeling terrible and disappointed in myself. Today is day 1. I am not going to drink for 100 days, I will just not drink no matter what. Please help.

  • April 26, 2020 – Day 1 of my 100-day challenge. It was going to be forever, but I think 100 days is a manageable first goal and a little less frightening.
    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.” Not on my birthday, not for Canada Day. Not at a backyard BBQ when this whole Covid quarantine lifts.
    Here I go!…

  • April 26, 2020
    Day 2, after 15 days sober 🙁 Tired of going around in circles. I will take the 100-Day Sober Challenge.

  • Today is day 8. I will not drink for 100 days, no matter what! Thank you for your daily emails. I may need/like to have a sober penpal? thank you.