#100DaySoberChallenge Day 12 – Continuous Days

i wanted to create this check-in space for today. the goal for the #100DaySoberChallenge is continuous days sober. in the comments, you can say how many continuous days you’ve had so far since January 1st. Maybe you’ve had 3 days continuously sober, or 8, or you’re working on today as the 12th continuous day?

In order to create a safe space here, i’ll make some general recommendations that you can think about before you post:

  • Enter your continuous days sober since january 1st (not your total days if you’ve been sober longer). this helps to create a more inclusive environment when we have a smaller focus on just january up to now.
  • Make an effort to use positive (or neutral) language. You can say “I’ve had 6 continuous days in January” versus “I’m on day 5 again.” I’ll edit out the word ‘again’ if you post that (!)
  • Leave out mentions of specific kinds of alcohol, types, brands, and colours. if you mention that you miss booze, that’s fine. if you say ‘i miss a clear glass of blah blah’ i’ll very kindly remove the entire comment.
  • Start a new comment and talk about YOU, rather than commenting on other person’s share. When we read about other people we feel less alone; it helps more than “you got this” from a stranger. and often when we comment on each other’s posts, someone is left out, some comments get more likes, etc.
  • Put in a screen name when it asks for your ‘name’ and just a reminder that email addresses are NOT displayed (EVER). i also approve every comment before it is posted 🙂

ok, i’ll start …

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

  • 17 consecutive days in 2022, working on day 18. Living AFAF feels so so so much better! Thank you Belle! Xoxoxo 🙏❤️

  • This begins day 17! Can’t say I miss a drink….at least not now. I’m trying to do something recovery related daily and that seems to help me stay focused. Exercise helps also. Hope everyone is doing well……

  • I’ve made it to Day 8 and feeling strong. Using some of the tools helps. Working out without a hangover is much better and more enjoyable!!

  • Day 15. I have been reading through Belle’s work and adding accountability to my toolbox will help me. I am happy to have more awareness of the existence of “wolfie”

  • As of midnight I will have had 14 days of freedom and it’s feeling really good….
    I’ve been working on this for a year with some slips, but I am determined.

  • Hi! This is day 5 for me and it is going well! Sleep is incredible and my skin is happier for sure. Friday nights in front of the fire are HARD. I have been eating a lot of sugar this week – more than ever before. I think this is normal?! Thanks for this opportunity to check in!

  • Decided to do “dry January”.. although I’m secretly planning on stopping forever! So far my last drink was Dec 31st! Very proud! Feel great, sleeping well, getting up to exercise before work, and just booked a weeks vacation ALONE in Aruba! I’m very excited, but this will be a first ever sober vacation! Belle I’m happy I stumbled upon you.. the daily emails, the support, the humor and wealth of knowledge! Much appreciated. I can relate to your “Wolfie” but I named mine “drunk bitch” (hope it’s ok to say that) she was talking loud to me on day 11.. “this isn’t even hard, see your not an alcoholic, you can have a cocktail”. Just happy to report “not drunk bitch” shut her down!! I’m gonna keep on keeping on!!

  • Hello! Day 13 for me. Took advantage of my clear head and not-too- chilly weather and had a lovely snow walk with a friend.
    Thank you for making this space and your emails! It helps and it’s good to move forward.

  • Easy starting Jan 1st as easy to keep abreast of the ‘clean’ days. So happy to be 12 days free of poison. So happy to be free of the poison in my mind too. Long my this floating on a cloud last. Helly x

  • Day 13 of 2022 for me. Kind of grumpy that I haven’t lost ten pounds by now (LOL) and that here I am still stuck in my own skin.. but here I am.

  • Continuously sober all of 2022. I have already participated in HARD THINGS this year YET everything and anything is easier WITHOUT alcohol. always.

  • Day 11 for me. Early to bed and lots of sleep are keeping me afloat. And constantly reminding myself that I’ll never be sorry for NOT drinking.

  • Yes 👍 12 continuous days of being AF ! For all of 2022 …lol
    I feel fabulous not going to lie …no anxiety, no stomach issues ,glowing skin ,lots more energy and positivity!!
    And last but not least I am actually finally getting some solid night sleeps ahhhhhh……
    Not a single negative to report ,just need to keep ignoring ol’ Wolfie .

  • 12 continuous days in January 2022! It’s such dreary weather lately. I can barely stand it but still better sober.

  • I’m on day 10 today. Have been feeling brilliant tbh. It’s such a relief to be feeling better and more able to rely on myself. Today was a bit hard though. My boss is in tyrant mode! Every day I add on will be a little easier and little more rewarding though, I know that. So I’m looking forward to banking day 11 tomorrow. 🚙

  • I have 12 consecutive days in January.
    I have felt okay so far and am taking it slowly day by day. Today was the first day in the challenge where I had some stressful news and 6pm was tough, but I chose a delicious sparkling lemon and ginger drink and did some yoga. This email came in and reading all the comments spurred me on. So much respect for everyone’s opened and will ones to be vulnerable/real on here 💕

  • Today is day 12 in January for me. Still not free of desire to drink (wolfie), still resisting. Using lots of helpful substitues!

  • I’m on my 12th continuous day of 2022.
    I may be taking a trip next week (yes, I’m having so much anxiety over the thought of traveling) and if I do, I’ll wear my “stay here” silver bracelet every day as one of my tools to help keep me continuous.