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 150 pounds (read all 10 entries…)
Rejoining the weight loss world

Ok, so I started this goal roughly 3 years ago. At that time I weighed almost 300lbs. I stuck with it for 16 weeks and lost 60lbs. Then I got pregnant and had to stop actively trying to lose weight. My beautiful son was born in August 2009 and I managed to lose another 60lbs in the 6 months after he was born (not counting the baby weight I had put on), to bring my grand total to 120lbs lost. I started at 296lbs and got down to 176lbs in February 2010.

I had managed to maintain that weight loss up until this past spring/summer when I put on roughly 10lbs (stupid hormonal birth control)to bring me to 187lbs. My original ultimate weight loss goal was to get down to 165ish or less (I know I have big bones and a big frame so I will always be on the high side of my healthy weight range and I’ve finally come to accept that). In August I tried just watching everything I ate again, like I had done to lose the weight in the first place. Made sure to only eat 1200 calories a day again but the scale refused to budge. I guess I had hit a plateau.

So I did some research and found the Alternate Day Diet where you eat normal one day and then only 500 calories the next day. Sounds really strict, but I am good at strict, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve been at it for 4 days and already I’m down to 184 which is a 3lbs loss and I am happy. My goal is to keep this up until I get down to that 160lb range and then follow the maintenance part of the diet where you eat 65% of your regular calories on down days.

Start weight (September 2008) 296lbs
Current weight 183lbs
Goal weight 165lbs
18 pounds to go


where did you find the info on the alternating day diet?

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