Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?

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  1. Would you like to do the 100 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.”
  2. Make a note of the date of your last drink and post a comment here to let us know.
  3. Read the sober blogs (mine and others) every day. Become involved. Post comments on the blogs. The more you reach out, the more sober tools you add, the easier you’ll find it.
  4. Sign up to get daily sober motivation here.
  5. If you’d like to have a sober penpal (how cool, can’t wait to get to know you!), then sign up for the Sober Jumpstart class. There are three versions of the class — short, audio only, and long. All three versions come with a free 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 after the class is over. For as long as you’d like. For years.

Hugs,
Belle

(NOTE: If you HAVE signed up to do the challenge before, then you have a spot and a member number already. And we’re penpals already. Your spot is here. Just email me to restart or to tell me how you’re doing.)

1,665 thoughts on “Would you like to do the 100 day sober challenge?”

  1. HI! It’s day 12 for me. I document my journey on instagram. Now I’m the one with the drinking issues….But it’s better than to be hammered. I wonder what I will do when the 100 days are going to end. Being sober is new for me. I’ve done two 30 days of sobriety challenges in the past year, but then I always started drinking again and not too little amounts. So what’s the use in the 30 days I asked myself. I’m afraid, because things are moving faster when I do not have to think about drinking and am not so dependent on it anymore. Nevertheless I take things slow. I’m a bit puzzled what to think of all of this. It seems there is more space in my head now and I don’t know how to deal with it yet. xo.

  2. Day 3. Last drink February 15th. It’s Saturday which usually meant first drink by 11am and going till I pass out in the evening. First time trying to be home and sober all day. Wish I had work to go to and fill the day…

  3. Hi – I’m on my Day 21 and I would not be here without Belle – my sober car had a little splutter over the weekend and threatened to veer off the road but I looked in the rearview mirror (and the road behind me is getting longer) and I thought “I don’t want to go back to BottlesVille, I want to travel the sober HWay 1 and see where it takes me” – things in the rearview mirror looked dark and hazy – but ahead I can see the fog slowly clearing. I know I can’t race to wherever I’m going – what is that famous saying about enjoying the ride. Thanks Belle for your ongoing support – I haven’t gone 21 days without a drink in over 20 years!

  4. I’m on day 43. Last drink: January 8. I have surpassed my record from last fall of 40 days. Gonna keep on chugging (tea) toward that hundred 🙂

  5. I’ve been on the stop/start (not so) merry-go-round for the last 5 years. Sometimes I manage a fortnight. I nearly got to 100 days in July 2014.
    I know it can be done as I stopped and stayed stopped for nearly 3 years a while back. But all my life I have drunk like I’m on a mission to destroy myself. I’ve had enough of alcohol and I’m fighting back.
    I hope to do this again as I know it can be done, and I know it needn’t be a horrible experience.
    Good luck to all the other early days ladies and gents too. Day 2 here

  6. Officially signing up for the 100 day challenge. I completed the challenge (I think it was last year…not sure) Thought for sure I could moderate after that but evidently I can’t. The drinking is just getting worse and so I have realized I’m much better off sober. I like this version of me much better. I am on day 10 and I’m enjoying this sober life. My last drink was on Feb 11.

  7. Day 1 today! I have signed up for this challenge many times before, nevwr reached 100 BUT this time is for real! I am fucking sick and tired of booze! It is my 41st birthday today and I am ready to live to my full potential!

  8. Today is my day 1. I had 45ish days sober last november. I was doing it for my “health” then which made it easy to begin again. But after suffering some major traumas this year and the general atmosphere of our country, I have discovered (last night actually, waking up at 2, 3 and 4 am after a bottle of wine and a terrible fight, I discovered) that i am now drinking to numb my feelings. I wonder if someday down the road when i’ve done some healing if i might not have this affliction. But all I know is right now sobriety seems better than wasting my days, alienating the people I love and actively engaging in self harm. I owe myself and the people who support my dreams better. 23 year old, female. Feb 21, 2017 😇

  9. I’m on day 5. Today I went to my first meeting, and reached out. This evening my cravings are intense and I need to say that. I’m in it for the 100 days though… at least that long

  10. I want to start this challenge. I keep thinking I can moderate my drinking but I’m a binger. I’m tired of it all. I want to have a clear mind and healthy body. Day 1.

  11. Day 18! I faced two critical situations this week. My husband wanted to buy champagne and yesterday he bought some beer. I managed to make him buy sparkling wine for kids. And while he was drinking beer I drank tea. It was tough. At first he was supportive, but now as he is drinking beer again he wants to convince me drinking again, too!

  12. I’m on Day 4 and now signing up for the 100 day challenge! Belle has helped a lot in the past year and I’ve had the most number of sober days in the past 33 years. Now I have enough tools in my box to go for the 100 days!

  13. All of the above. Day 300 and it would be great to stop thinking about it, although it is no longer the primary focus. For a treat, I will buy myself an amazing and expensive (pre-owned but still extortionate) GUITAR.

  14. I’d really like to join the challenge. I did 22 days at the beginning of the year and recently screwed up big time.
    Today is my day one.

  15. Today is day five. Happy to be here. I woke up Thursday morning and said to myself “no. No more. This is not okay. Remember when you said last night that it’s okay? You were finally wrong.”

  16. Day 1
    Last drink was February 27, 2017
    I want a clear mind and a healthy body and spirit. None of these are achievable for me with alcohol use. Im done.

  17. day 2. hello everyone! my last drink was 2/26/17. i simply. cannot. moderate. if I’m drinking i’m in 1000% and i’m afraid it’s killing me and noticing my young daughter noticing is heart-breaking. this has to stop. the hangover-fuelled anxiety has to stop. thank you, belle. i am happy to be here!

  18. Day 191! Acceptance and accountability is key I can no longer drink normal and Wolfe is alway lurking to tell me other wise. My mind still romances the idea of drinking and I remind myself there is no such thing. You can try to drink your worries away but once the hangover subsides the shit remains! A viscous cycle that never ends
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    1. Weslee, there are two ways to do the challenge. one is to post your start date here and do a self-guided version. the second way is to have me as your sober penpal. details are above in the body of this blog post. or send me an email and i can explain: tiredofdrinking@gmail.com ~ hugs from me

  19. Today marks Day 105 for me!! Many things have changed during these early days of living AF but I think the most significant being, how I feel about me. I am finally gaining trust in myself and seeing new possibilities that I wouldn’t have seen, or acknowledged before.
    I am also living my life instead of existing in a fog and wondering what is missing..I wasn’t missing anything.. I just couldn’t see through the alcohol induce clouds. Is my life perfect. Nope. Am I stress free. Nope. But is my life 200x better. Absolutely.
    Like you have said Belle, lose the alcohol…things change. Indeed.
    Xxx

  20. My last drink was 2/28/17. I am SO ready to NOT drink NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. Thanks for all you do, Belle, I LOVE your one minute messages they have helped me immensely to get to this point. Prior to 2/28/17, I’d been sober since 10.2.16… the drink didn’t improve anything and I am more committed than ever, now, that to drink is to miss out, not to drink, for me, is to live my best life, that’s how I truly feel. Excited to take this challenge.

  21. March 4 was my first day with out a drink. Today is my day 2 I’m nervous. But I’m here reading everyone’s posts and I feel hopeful.

  22. Hey! 7th March 2017 was the day of my last drink. It was my brothers birthday who commited suicide in September 2016. I went home from my parents house and drunk too much bourbon and brandy. I woke the next day feeling like shit. I don’t want to do this anymore. I have used booze to control my grief but I’m done. It doesn’t help. 100 days here I come!

  23. Kris on March 10, 2017 Day 5 !! Started on 3/5/17 !! glad I found a place to talk about what is happening . I actually had a dr apt last week and she asked me how I felt when my prescription was altered… I had no answer because I couldn’t tell if the way I felt was the medicine or the beer from the night before. So I decided to take this challenge to see what my body actually “says” to me. I want to do this for me and find some answers ! thanks for “listening” to me !

  24. Day 1.
    I was with my best friend when she took her last breath almost 3 years ago after watching her die a horribly agonizing death over the previous 5 days. One day she was walking around fine, then 5 days later she was dead. She died from cirrhosis of the liver. She was only 48 years old. She did not think those ‘lite’ beers she had been drinking daily for years and years could kill her, but they ultimately did. I miss her terribly…

    1. That is so sad. My neighbour died about three years ago as well. She was a chronic alcoholic and a wonderful person.

  25. Hi! Day 35! I can’t believe it! This has been the longest sober period ever! Thanks for this challenge. I still can’t believe I made my drinking issues public on Instagram. And that I got support by the sobermovement community out there. Step by step my life shall get better. First I stopped smoking, now I stop drinking and then I’ll stop spending my time in a job I don’t 100% love. YES. I know all the moans and stuff about work and NO job may have it all. But I don’t feel this way. I know there has to be a way and it will! This ‘last step’ may be the most challenging one and I also don’t know my path yet. But I feel there is more to come. There HAS to be more to come!

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