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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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Cassaclyzm in Saint John is doing 24 things including…

get in shape, and stay there

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Cassaclyzm has written 3 entries about this goal

Trying to take this "long term" approach more seriously.

Lately I’ve been honed in on “sugar free” diets and the like. The problem with these is that I start thinking “short term” – which also translates to binges that I’ll “get over” and re-start eating well the next day. I’m trying to focus on a longer term for health and eating well and taking care of my body physically.

The past three months have been dedicated to fixing my back, which I am really happy about the progress of. Now my focus is going to be walking – I want to make walking something like a ritual, just as important as the destination (if not more so.) I also have two free months of gym membership (I wuv my grandmother) so some strength training is in order – nothing too strenuous, I’m aiming for twice a week, though I’ll go three times if I can swing it.

I have a lot of work to do this year...

First, I need to eat better.

My back is killing me – I need to learn how to fix it and then keep it fixed.

Then I need to go to the gym regularly.

In 2008 I’ll be going abroad. I want to be feeling my best when I do.

Beefy arms

I’ve been working out sporadically over the past month, about once or twice a week. Not much, but enough for me to see my muscles tightening up a bit and my strength improving. I used to struggle to do 12 push-ups (from the knees), now I can do 15-20. For the school year I’ll be pushing for a minimum of twice a week, with an optional third day.

Starting next week (Thursday, 09/07) I’m going to come up with a definitive exercise plan, using my stability ball for leg exercises (I’ve slacked off on them, concentrating on upper-body.)

Cassaclyzm has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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