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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change everything needs to spend her time more wisely

figure out how I want to eat (read all 9 entries…)
I know some parts...

I want to eat less meat. I want to eat purposefully (rather than just eating a brownie when it’s set in front of me for no good reason).

I want to think ahead so I have good options every day. I want to balance fruits with vegetables. I want to support local growers without only eating lettuce in May (which is the only thing I can guy locally in May).

I’m a big fan of Michael Pollan. The Omnivore’s Dilemma was the best non-fiction book I’ve ever read, and I never really thought about food before that. I struggle with how I want to eat now. I want to eat well, but I also want to eat when I’m hungry. I struggle with this from a weight/caloric perspective, more on a overall healthful, ethical perspective.

It’s frustrating because it never goes away. There is always thinking to be done about food, because it needs to be a part of your life about three times a day.

So before I can figure out if I’m eating how I want to eat, I first need to figure out how I want to eat.


susans43 ready for spring time in S. Jersey!

try doing it with a friend

i am in the process of becoming a vegan with 2 other good friends – it is more involved than we realized. From what I’ve read it akes about 2 yrs to become completely vegan. But it is nice to have friends to talk to about it.

change everything has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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