Tired of Thinking About Drinking


Female, 40s.  Currently living in Europe. 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. You can reach me by email… tiredofdrinking at gmail.com …

You can read more about the 100 day challenge here > https://tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/100-day-challenge/ all best, belle xo


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  1. Wow, we have a lot in common. i’m in my late 40’s, English speaker, living in Europe (and have been for 22 years!). Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. 🙂

  2. Hello,
    I’ve been reading your blog throughout the month of July. It has been so helpful and has given me the courage to begin my own journey with not drinking. Any strategies you can offer are greatly appreciated.

    • Suzy, you’re so kind to write. I’m glad my blog has been even a tiny bit helpful. My strategies would be: begin, stay in, figure stuff out, and celebrate that you’re starting : ) have you bought your non-booze-drinks yet? I like tonic and cranberry juice, and homemade lemonade. Write on your blog and/or read other blogs when you feel like giving up. And then you’ll see that you won’t give up. Don’t hide when it sucks, come out and ask for advice, there’s lots of support for you here : ) Day 1, how exciting! Go, Suzy, Go : )

      • Thanks so much for the comment! It felt like a surprise present when I opened up the dashboard and saw it! I’m taking my trip to the store today to stock up on real ginger ale and other fun soft drinks. I usually don’t buy them because they’re too expensive, but not nearly as expensive as wine, which won’t be making any type of appearance in my cart today!

  3. Is there some way to email you? Or will you email me? woundedhealer2010@gmail.com

  4. Hi. OH BOY What a relief to read your blog. I m struggling to stay sober, AA does not work for me…doctors either. I started my blog last Saturday, writing about all the questions that are in my mind maybe that will be my solution. thank you for sharing

    • Welcome to the world of sober blogging : ) Check out all the cool blogs, there are lots of ideas and experiences for you to explore.

      • Thanks I am discovering and reading loads of great experiences:-)

      • Elizabeth on said:

        I’m a Luddite when it comes to technology. Wasn’t even sure how blogging works, but this rocks! I have been attending AA and I’m thinking it’s not the best for me. I look forward to following your log and checking out some of the others listed.

  5. June McMahon on said:

    What is the 100 day challenge??

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  7. Leah on said:

    im underway with my 100 day challenge scared of failure but excited for success!

  8. Just wondering if this is how I sign up for the 100 day challenge? Im on day 10 & feel up to the challenge.


  9. How do I sign up for team 100?!

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  11. Wow. So glad I found your blog. I started my journey today and really need support…I recognise myself in so many of your posts…especially about all of the commotion in my head when drinking….the anxiety has been horrible so I finally made an appointment with an Aoda counsellor for tomorrow. I can’t white knuckle thru life this way. Sometimes I have these crazy irrational fears when I’m sober that I won’t ever be able to stop drinking. My marriage and family is suffering and deserve my sobriety as much as I do. I would appreciate any helpful advice on how to make this work. Does the loss of an “old friend” ever really go away? I know it is only day one….please let me know support is out there! Thanks!

  12. Kessa, You hit gold, my friend! You’ll get more support HERE than you’ll know what to do with. I’m on day 75 and have never felt so comfortable in my sober skin — thanks in very large part to Belle and her wisdom and insights. I’d highly recommend joining the 100 day challenge as well as everything else you’re already doing. Best of luck and keep posting and reading Belle’s archives. They’re right on and so soothing in the middle of the morning/day/night!!! All the best to you! Sarita

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  14. How do I decide when my last drink will be? I love inexpensive sparkling wines and champagne …….

    • Kath, I wrote this to someone else yesterday, but I think it applies here too. you can start now or you can continue like you have been. depends on which you think you’d like better : ) hugs belle xo

      • Thank you, Belle. It will be very soon. Within the week. I promise. I know you are busy, but can you check in on me next week? Hopefully, I will have started the 100 day challenge by then….. XO

  15. I know my story isn’t unusual. I’ve got an addictive personality and went from food and bariatric surgery to three years later and an issue with alcohol. My husband travels for work and we don’t have kids so I have no accountability for my evenings at home alone. This past Friday when I was at my yearly wellness exam I broke down and admitted to my dr that I have a problem. She is great and willing to help but I know I need help from people who are dealing with alcohol. I’m not a big joiner so AA (even though I have heard good things about it) isn’t really my style. I had a sister who was an alcoholic and passed away from liver cancer. I really never thought I would allow myself to be in this situation, but here I am. I want and need to be sober.

    • Hi there, there is lots of support for you in the sober blogging community. if you’d like to sign up for the 100 day challenge, let me know. you can email me directly at tiredofdrinking@gmail.com hugs belle xo

    • Anonymous on said:

      I really relate to this post….my children are grown and my husband works into evenings and weekends…I too, have NO ACCOUNTABILITY for my evenings home alone….those and weekend afternoons are the hardest…..suggestions?

    • Melanie on said:

      Hi Becky,
      I am at Day 1, and also developed my drinking problem after having gastric bypass. No kids either. I went to a few AA meetings, and definitely not my thing.

  16. I haven’t paid Belle a penny, and she has helped me tremendously.

  17. Hi Belle, I’ve just found your site and am loving it. Going to go back to the start and read all the posts for inspiration! There are a lots of us around: I’m early 40’s, in the UK, juggling work, family, and other commitments. I used to cope with a bottle of white wine most nights, and now I don’t.
    Its nice to ‘meet’ you.

  18. I thought I would contact you via comment as I don’t have your email. I have also given up the drink, and written about it that you may relate to. The book will be free for download on Amazon on Sunday 26 Jan 2014. Check it out if you would like. It is called Between Drinks: Escape the Routine, Take Control and Join the Clear Thinkers. http://www.amazon.com/Between-Drinks-Routine-Control-Thinkers/dp/1922237957. I enjoyed reading your blog. Regards David

  19. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Thank you for brightening my days.

  20. Maggie on said:

    Thank you for this blog, Belle! My last drink was on Sunday and I’m determined to go the 100 days with you guys. This is so awesome. 🙂

  21. On Day 3 and just joined the 100 Day Challenge. I’m scared, but excited, too. This resource is truly fantastic!

  22. Day 7 for me. Started on Feb. 10, 14. Want to say to myself, “you made the 100 day challenge!”

  23. Hi, I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can read about it at: http://learninglivingfreely.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/the-sunshine-award/

  24. Hi, I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can read about it at: http://wp.me/p48CTN-UP xx

  25. Hey!

    This is brilliant and a really good read!! Just started writing my own…would love for you to have a look? http://www.thelongdryroad.com

  26. Celebrated 1 yr on 9/11. And that was solid not drinking for 1 year. Never, ever did I believe that I could do it. I stumbled upon the article in Good Housekeeping last November and she referenced your website, at that point I was needing something more than AA….I truly now believe that something much much bigger than me (I’m going with God and Angels) placed me under wing. I truly love my new life. Thank you♡

  27. Just found this blog. On day #1. Looking forward to reading daily.

  28. Hi, I am starting today with the 100 day challenge. Longest I have ever managed is 28 days,I’m female,40, working mother. I have known a long time it’s time to quit, I just heard the first pod cast you sent me and it actualy made me cry, (I’m really not a cryer!) Something has clicked, my time is now, thanks for the supportive blog.

  29. I’ve read your entire first month of posts in a single day. Thank you for your candor and bravery. I’m equally excited and scared shitless to take this journey, but the time has come. Thank you for giving me the courage.

  30. LaurenM on said:

    I have decided that I do not like how I have been living my life and alcohol is the main problem. I’ve looked everywhere for help and this seems like the most promising place for help I’ve come across. I am not ready to tell anybody about my choice to give up drinking but the thought of an alcohol free life sounds like heaven. I hope Belle and others from this site can help even the most hesitant with their choice to give up alcohol. I know life can be way better than how I have been living it. So happy and scared that I have finally sought help.

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