#100DaySoberChallenge – Continuous Days in February 2022

Hi there, happy valentine’s day. this seems like a good day to have a look back on where we’ve been, to see if it’s leading to where we want to go. Like, can you ‘get what you want’ by doing what you’ve been doing?

The goal for the #100DaySoberChallenge is continuous days sober. in the comments below, you can say what is the longest stretch of continuous days you’ve had so far IN FEBRUARY. Maybe your longest sober stretch is 7 days continuously, or you’re on day 14 today for February …

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 for February 2020 (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 for now.
  • 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.
  • Make an effort to use positive (or neutral) language. You can say “I’ve had 6 continuous days in February” 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.
  • 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

  • Day 2 of Sobriety. I NEED and WANT 100 days. I typically can go four .
    Reading “The unexpected joy of being sober” and beginning to journal

  • Checking in to read others journeys. Strength in numbers, camaraderie. Thank you all for that and inspiration. x

  • A little behind on keeping up with email, but her I am at 25 continuous days sober. Belle, you said something in a podcast awhile back that almost knocked me off my chair and has helped so much with no slips, no blips and has quieted the wolfie voice considerably. “It’s only in continuous sobriety that we get away from the thing we are trying to get away from”. I wrote it on a big stickie note on my desk so I am reminded to keep going, just for today. Then tomorrow will become today and I will again tell myself, just for today.

  • 7th continuous day feeling grateful for waking up fresh on a weekend. My partner is out today/tonight with her friends, normally I’d be planning my own day/night in around drinking. I’ve got two films sorted to watch with the kids and looking forward to an early sober night.

  • Today is day 2 for me
    I feel a thousand times better this morning
    Day 1 is a really shitty day to be on
    Now I have a little momentum and for that I am grateful

  • Hello, I am Kimberly and I am 7 days sober. It had taken me so many years to finally make the firm decision to quit. I feel like when I turned 40, my body really started screaming at me to take better care of myself. Night after night I’d open a bottle of wine, finish the bottle, then have “just one more glass” of a new one. Wake up bloated, dry skinned and feeling awful physically and emotionally. I would wake up throughout the night sweating and out of breath with my heart racing. I have a common heart condition of premature atrial contractions so I palpitate frequently but this was worse. My cardiologist recommended to have just 1 or 2 glasses of wine at night but moderation does not compute for me. I’ve tried to “moderate” for YEARS and it has always led to binged drinking spirals. I have twin boys that are 8 and I plan to be around as long as I can for them. I have a different mindset this time and I look forward to reading everyone’s journey in sobriety as well. Take care and see you at 100!

  • Day 14 in Feb. Didn’t do well in Jan reset several times so it’s day 14 in my latest attempt at the100 day challenge.

  • Day 14 in Feb continuing toward 100 day goal! During a family/neighbor entanglement last week that cost me 2 nights sleep and caused my body and mind to feel on the verge of exploding, I desperately needed to talk to someone outside my household or neighborhood to get an objective perspective and thought about going into a local watering hole and offering to buy someone a drink (I’d be drinking a sparkling water) in exchange for listening to my plight. Didn’t have to do this as I found a willing ear at dog park on the way (it related to petsitting, so much better) and had my sparkling water with me. The image of myself as the proverbial barfly ranting to someone about my problems continues to bring a smile…Hang in there everyone!

  • Day 9. Everyday my mind grows more clear and so does my skin, it’s the visual I need – to remind me ❤️ Everyone here commenting on this blog whether it be day 1 of day 15 if you’re in Australia – you all ROCK in a huge way 🎉❤️🙏🏼👍🏻

  • 14 continuous days sober for February! I’m doing this in 10 day increments just because I want to. Looking forward to day 20. Onward!