Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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EXERCISE: walking, spinning, elliptical machine, hiking, Tae Bo, Turbo Jam, dancing (read all 26 entries…)

About a week and a half ago I had a cyst removed from my back. Since then it’s been hard moving around without having pain. I have a hard time sleeping, wake up every time I turn and this whole thing is bringing me down emotionally. Today I binged on pizza and fruit bars. I gotta stop this right now, before I do the same thing tomorrow!!!!
I haven’t been exercising, even before this happened…but now that I can’t I want to! lol.
I can walk, that I can do without feeling any pain. I walked about 15 min the other day. Not much, but a start. Today I did some weights while watching Biggest Loser. Every time I watch that show I get all enthused about living a healthy life.
I’m going to bed right now, pretty early for me (another good thing) and I’ll get up tomorrow and walk for 1/2 hour. I’ll report back in AM.


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wow, i hadn’t noticed you had written back…and such a long time ago. Sorry!
Thanks so much for the comment. I read it just at the right time. My hubby offered me dessert and after struggling a bit in my mind I said NO! I had such a great “food day” I don’t want to mess it up with unhealthy choices.
I’m gonna try the sour candy advice, I am usually not that crazy about sweets…but when I get cravings it’s hard to control them.
I used to drink Boost when I’d work 12 hour shifts so that I had some good nutrition in me while working. I loved those shakes. I have never tried the Carnation ones. Gotta give them a try.

Once again, thanks for your comment :)


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