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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perhamparrothead is doing 27 things including…

give up fast food

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perhamparrothead has written 2 entries about this goal

getting there...

I’ve had fast food once in the past month, and it wasn’t even that good!

starting over

I did well over the summer. I lived in a small town and was 20 minutes from the nearest fast food restaurant, so I ate it rarely, once when I went shopping a few towns away, and then a few times when I went down to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The glorious thing of it all is that it really did not taste all that good!
However, once I returned to school, I went back into my old ways and was eating fast food a few times a week. It is really not that good, but it is fast and relatively cheap.
Now, it’s been a week since I have last eaten fast food and I feel great! I’ve had some Thanksgiving leftovers and I’ve cooked some other food, so I am definitely making progress. I’ll be on the road later this month, and that is when I usually have fast food, so I will be in good shape if I can hold off until then.

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