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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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is shopping for a 32-40' sailboat to live on.

I'm doing 34 things

Crawfish's Life List

  1. 1. live aboard
    1 entry
    28 people
  2. 2. stop being lazy
    2,074 people
  3. 3. Lose 30 pounds
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    5,626 people
  4. 4. Be confident in myself
    2 cheers
    147 people
  5. 5. Regain my beautiful Louisiana accent
    2 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Keep my hubby happy, full and well dressed forever
    3 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. Save up six months worth of living expenses
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    221 people
  8. 8. Never say the curse word "GD" again
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  9. 9. Build a real art studio
    5 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Read more books
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11,828 people
  11. 11. Take more pictures
    2 cheers
    15,312 people
  12. 12. Lose my spider veins and stretch marks
    1 person
  13. 13. cook more
    2,048 people
  14. 14. buy a VW Bus
    1 cheer
    16 people
  15. 15. Buy a plantation
    1 entry
    1 person
  16. 16. Have a baby
    1 entry
    6,202 people
  17. 17. learn to speak french
    1 cheer
    1,810 people
  18. 18. see my family more
    1 cheer
    103 people
  19. 19. Only buy clothes that make me feel good
    2 people
  20. 20. wake up earlier
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,941 people
  21. 21. Get closer to Christ
    3 cheers
    57 people
  22. 22. have better posture
    1 cheer
    7,978 people
  23. 23. eat more healthy food
    1 cheer
    94 people
  24. 24. drink more water
    1 entry
    20,173 people
  25. 25. Photograph 43 things with the number 43 on them
    2 team members . 1 cheer
    69 people
  26. 26. have 43 explorations
    2 team members
    5 people
  27. 27. learn to golf
    367 people
  28. 28. Finish my website
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    990 people
  29. 29. Spend wisely
    32 people
  30. 30. learn burlesque
    1 entry
    57 people
  31. 31. not worry so much
    277 people
  32. 32. learn celestial navigation
    12 people
  33. 33. get another tattoo
    3,406 people
  34. 34. grow my own hops
    1 cheer
    3 people

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Recent entries
Lose 30 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
15 pounds to go

I’ve gone through several periods of weight gain and loss in my life. I’m finally at a point where the weight I lose will stay gone. I have 15 more pounds to go! I’ve done this by cutting down my portion sizes, riding my bike and choosing better meals. I still slip up but for the most part I eat much healthier than what I used to.

learn burlesque
Fleur de Tease

Fleur de Tease is the local burlesque group here in New Orleans. They put on a hilarious and impressive show. I’d love to learn more about the art of burlesque. Seems like a fun thing to do at home!

live aboard
Working on it

Hubby and I are currently boat shopping. We are in Pensacola Beach and searching all of Fl, Al, Ms and La for a 32-40’ sailboat under $20k. Leads are needed and appreciated! The plan is to set sail for the Florida Keys and then prepare to check out the Caribbean.

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