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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Spatz Please stay in contact!

lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off (read all 21 entries…)
Loss & Gain :(

I managed to lose 0.5 kilo and gain it right back this week :-(
Not quite sure how this happened – too much stress or coffee or is it that I did not exercise much this week?
Hm. Feeling rather low.



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... my sympathies – I’m in the same situation. It does feel depressing when you end up gaining weight back :(

What kind of diet are you following? Exercise can help with weight loss, but diet is the primary factor. The other issue with exercise is that when you do exercise, you may actually be replacing fat with muscle, which is denser and put on weight, so that can be misleading.

I know it’s not great seeing your weight creep up again, but if you’re watching it every day, it will fluctuate. Perhaps checking less regularly, or using a weighted average of the last few days might help?

Spatz Please stay in contact!

Thank you so much

For being so kind!
It’s really rather depressing to see a weight gain – but I don’t think it’s my exercise, I only had one yoga class this week.

Perhaps it’s really not that healthy to check my weight every day – if I see a loss I tend to give myself permission to eat more or have treats – and then I gain and give up :(
But not this time!

I hope it’s going better for you and it’s all muscle!

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