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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deadalchemist is going to join DMORT

Lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks
Not Impossible

But I don’t really know how healthy this goal actually is. My goal really is to lose 10 pounds as fast as possible, not necessarily in two weeks. I guess I dont need to lose 10 pounds, but I can afford to and need to be in shape anyway. These new sweaters I bought would look so much better if i lost 5-10 pounds.



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perkyanda mmm, boston.

2 a week

Its not healthy, really. The most you should lose is 2 pounds a week—which makes 5 weeks a reasonable amount of time to try to lose 10 pounds in. That’s still really an aggressive pace though.

Drink lots of water, watch what you eat (quality is important, not just quantity) and get moving in some form of exercise you can like or at least deal with!

I use the www.sparkpeople.com website for my weight loss—it tells you how many calories to shoot for, and lets you track calories eaten and burned. I’ve only lost about 10 pounds since August 20th, but then… I occasionally (ok, often) mess up my diet, especially friday and saturday night (and thursday’s during grey’s anatomy) drinking.


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