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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catblade is going to walk in the park at lunch.

Eat better (read all 2 entries…)

This wasn’t easy. It involved eating at home, getting used to cooking once every day or so, and getting in the habit of keeping healthy (but tasty) foods in the house.

The big challenge really is just getting into the habit of avoiding everything corn syrup. Really, once you do that, half of your battle is over.

Trader Joe’s is a great place for us to find food that is made with wholesome ingredients. It is a relief not to have to read every package looking at the content of junk and find one on a shelf of twenty that matches our profile.

We shop Farmer’s Markets for produce, which is usually fresher and cheaper than anywhere else.

We shop Costco for those items that we really do need in bulk, like cheese (we feed a lot of people, not just us). Costco is superior to Sam’s club in that they actually do have a decent quantity of healthy products, while Sam’s, well, they are related to Walmart, home of the plastic crap.



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