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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lose weight (read all 71 entries…)
Disheartened

Well the other day the scales flashed at 120 lbs, although I think realistically I’m more 121-122.
However, despite feeling pleased, I’m worried that once I lose this weight (if I even manage it) it’ll just pile back on when I’ve finished my goal and stop paying such close attention to it.
It seemsthe weight can take three months to come off but two weeks to go back on! How is that possible!
So yeah, I’m feeling disheartened that I can’t seem to help but view this diet/exercise as a temporary thing to reach a goal and then it’ll all come back on once I return to ‘normal’, as I always seem to balance out around 124.
I know the answer is some sort of permanent life change, but that means that eating/exercising ‘right’ will always be a challenge to stay on track as it’s not naturally what I want to do and when I do what is natural I’m 124 lbs at best :(

Even if we reach the target and finally lose the last pound, is this actually a life-long goal?



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