I have been using myfitnesspal.com and it is AMAZING
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.
I have been using myfitnesspal.com and it is AMAZING
I started the ‘clean lean diet’ last week and lost three pounds by eating only whole organic foods and absolutely no sugar!
I am also now carpooling with a friend who goes to the gym each morning meaning I go to the gym each morning
Am currently reading “The Art Of War” very interesting
It’s never too late and you are never too far to start again from scratch
In the last week I’ve had to pay for:
- a new window to replace our smashed one
- new set of brakes for my car
- and a medical treatment
All of which have pretty much eaten my savings and I’m back to square one. It seems so unfair – nothing I did caused any of these things and yet I now cant pay back my overdraft for another 10 weeks!!
Ok things I have learnt working full time:
- I hate my current job
- I hate dealing with clients and their stupidity
- I am not a suit I am a creative
- I like to be in charge of my own time and not constantly reporting to people
- I want to have a POSITIVE influence on the world
- I want to feel passionate and inspired by what I do
I am thinking that Journalism is the way at the moment.
But I am not sure – I have arranged with a friend of a friend to go and spend a day with a magazine editor so I can get a better sense of it. We shall see
This is my fav quote ever its from a book by Victor Krunkl who survived Nazi Germany – the passage starts with something like ‘In the concentration camps there were those men who moved among us given away their last piece of bread, or just a smile’ and then says that this proved “that the when everything that can be is stripped from us the last if the human freedoms is to choose our attitude and how we respond to any situation and so choose our own way“
Have got really into my look book and pasting things into it for inspiration. I have also started a Google Doc for my shopping list and on line references to things I love.
At the moment am coveting this look: http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/fashion/street-style-photo-blog/2010/06/bibby-from-london – its the sandals that cinch it
And statement dresses
Plus Ruby’s sping collection and fashiontoast
I have been injecting some FUN into my wardrobe the last few weeks, buying with printed scarves and gorgeous cocktail rings and pretty heels.
I opened a new bank account with a different bank. With no eftpos card. I can just make payments out of it – I have set up an automatic 200 dollars a fortnight to go into it once i get paid. So far I have 1100 in there. Once I have 2000 I will withdraw it and pay off my overdraft :)
Finshed the girl who kicked the hornets nest, the first in this series was definately best. Just finished catcher in the rye – made me think a lot, would like to find the time to re-read it and analyse
Have started busing to work so have time to read!
Pay off my $2000 Over Draft
Save $3500 to travel SEA early next year.
Total – $5,500
Time frame – now till feb next year. (11 months – 44 weeks)
Current Savings $250
Deficit – $5250
Save – $100 per week
Make $1000 in overtime/bonus
Ok goals for this week:
Bus to work each day – save $5 per day, $25 for the week
Bring my lunch each day – save $15 per day – $75 for the week!
Any day I dont do either of these things I will have to forgo my morning coffee!
Have finished the second one – so i think thats book six, i am now reading the portrait of dorian grey
Yesterday I came clean about the biggest lie/secret I’ve ever had. Its time to cross this one off
I want to be one of those people who LOVES running – who misses it i dont do it one day. I have always gone to the gym but I cant afford it any more but pavement costs nothing!
Last night I went for my first ever run – I managed about 20 mins, with some walking when I thought my lungs were going to pop – I am pretty proud of my self – I am reading a “runners guide” which says I should build up from nothing to 30 mins straight running over 6 weeks.
I am aiming to run 3-4 times a week for 15 minutes straight for the next 2 weeks – then I will move my time running straight up.
Wish me luck ! I know its a novelty thing but I really enjoyed my run last night and it gave me heaps of energy – will do again on Sat :)
This Christmas I got a card from a friend thanking me for being such a good friend to them this year.
I think I have done well
I have bought lots of contact lenses :) so now i have to get into the habit of wearing them (not my glasses) every day