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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Rebecca is back and ready to rock and roll.

lose weight (read all 41 entries…)
I've gained about 9 pounds

Since I last wrote an entry.

I’ve not been doing well with eating – pretty much whatever isn’t nailed down goes into my mouth. But I have been exercising very regularly.

I really want to get down to about 125, so now I have another 16 pounds to lose. Sigh. Will this ever be over??


See Why is working her arse off

it will be. Have faith and a good exercise is the basis for everything, so you’re alright :)

you will get there. Also keep in mind that the scale is not the be all end all. If you are lifting weights, you may gain weight because muscle is more dense than fat. also, the average person has a 5 – 10 pound weight fluctuation, so somedays you may weigh more than on others. Also, since you are female, during your time of the month, if you bloat, you will weigh more.

set a “red flag” point for yourself. set a weight that you will NEVER weigh again. when you get close to that weight, there is a problem. With the 5 – 10 pound fluctuation, don’t sweat it so much, just remember that the key to losing weight and getting healthier is consistency.


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