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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Eat less sugar and corn syrup


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Everything contains added sugar and/or corn syrup. Ketchup, fries, chicken nuggets, even “healthy” stuff like juice, canned fruit, nearly everything! I have succesfully cut out soda, of any kind, carbonated, caffeinated (excluding tea because at least it is healthy and natural) or otherwise caramel colored drinks, for the past 196 days. This includes root beer, floats, one of my favorites, and delicious Pepsi with Taco Bell or Coke with a McDonald’s fry and vanilla cone. I miss that unforgetable tang in my throat upon first sip! But alas I am doing this for health reasons. My old dentist used to yell at me about my teeth, little pits from the carbonation and acid from soda. High blood pressure, etc run in my family. I do not want to develop diabetes either. I eat way too much sugar! I would like to eat a more healthful diet, raw fruits and veggies, and healthy meats and cheeses. But today I had chicken fried steak for lunch with mashed potatoes and toast covered in delicious gravy. Before I work on my whole diet, I want to work on it in parts. Soda, check. Excess sugar and corn syrup, next on the list. I am addicted to candy, ice cream, cake, pie, dessert of any kind. Even my yummy canned fruit cocktail in “light syrup” is packed in sugar and corn syrup. It is sad, sad, sad. Most people don’t know how bad corn syrup is for them. I do know, and I can’t seem to break the habit. Corn changes your molecular structure, and not for the better.

My new goal is to stop eating too much sugar and corn syrup. I think for me it is unrealistic to say “stop altogether” like some of you goalies out there, because fruits and veggies contain natural sugars. 6 years ago

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