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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  1. 1. stop drinking
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  2. 2. Quit Smoking
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stop drinking (read all 70 entries…)

Evening 43ers!

To all my wonderful ladies: Happy International Women’s Day! Treat yourself to something nice today that doesn’t include al!

I want to add the positives and negatives after living 22 days sober:

I have so much energy
I am eating very healthily
Food tastes better
I am exercising daily
Nothing on my body hurts anymore
I sleep very well
I wake up feeling very well and don’t wake up exhausted, foggy headed and with a headache
My relationships are better
I actually remember what people said to me, what movie I watched or what book I read.
I don’t have to lie to anyone (especially myself)
I have saved money (Side note- my drinking never cost a lot…beer here is cheaper than orange juice. But the money saved is enough for me to go for foot massages twice a week if I had the time).
I do the things I need to do and don’t procrastinate. Ie., I no longer “waste” my time.
I look better (eyes, hair, etc.)
I am no longer poisoning my body with al.
I am connected to all of you.
I am not a danger to anyone.
I am more confident.
The most important: I AM HAPPY!!!!

My skin looks worse. I’ve broken out badly. But that can be easily fixed.
I am smoking a tad more. Also something that can be fixed.

The proof is in the pudding. Mmmmm pudding. So try it. Tell yourself you don’t drink anymore and stick with it. Struggle in the beginning. The struggle is well worth it. You will reap so many more benefits than if you keep drinking.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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day 7

Today is the end of day 7 for me. Had a little battle with myself tonight. I was on the subway home when hubs calls me to tell me that he was going out with a friend. My first thought was that I could get a few beers cause “who would know?” I stood outside the store for about 10 seconds fighting with myself. Finally, I went home. Once I was home, the cravings were still there. So I took the dog out and went back to the store. I bought myself some juice and chocolate instead of beer. I feel really great that I didn’t drink and now I am ready for bed. I wish I could be at 4 weeks, where Rich is (congrats, btw), but I will get there eventually. Hope you all have a great day!

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I'm still here

Well I’m still here, but I’ve been struggling since I got back from Canada. I’ll make it a month or 2 and then have a major slip that will last days on end until I feel like I am going to die and need to stop. So this time around I have new plans, I have learned a lot about the addictive nature of this disease. I’m on day 2 today. I’ve been posting pretty much regularly on MWO and there are so many people on it, its like a full time job reading and responding. But I will come here, check in, read and respond. I miss all you guys! I hope everyone is doing well. Stay sober everyone!

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