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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Get fit, finally and forever (read all 2 entries…)

Today I am two weeks in recovery from a myomectomy operation; they removed 31 fibroids. 31 little bu&&ers who have been sapping the energy from me for the last 15 years! I won’t miss ‘em.

Now I have the opportunity to rebuild myself from scratch, like the bionic woman. To rebuild myself to a new level of strength and fitness to ensure that:

1. My body is no longer a fibroid hothouse. I recognise that the surgery treated the symptom and not the cause, and they WILL grow back unless I change my ‘internal environment’.

2. Because health is everything, and as I move inexorably towards middle age, I only have so much time to reverse damage done and prevent worse. I know how and I am a believer!

3. That I can go forward in life with less inhibition than has blighted my enjoyment for the last 20 years (since I got fat!) How many tropical holidays am I going to talk myself out of? Enough. I need beach and I need it now.

So; how do I want to do this:

Need to rebuild core/abdominal strength, so, as soon as doc says ok:



Tai Chi (for stress management)

Some kind of dance (for expression, fun)

Gentle, strength building. Need to do something aerobics but pounding treadmill not appealing at the moment. Will think on that. Will start with some gentle walking after about 4 weeks post-surg.

Need to turn these into specific goals, but am happy to have made half a plan today.


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