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 25 pounds (read all 9 entries…)
Slight setback.

I’ve been really great about exercising, and I was being moderately careful with my food intake.

Today, though, I ate way too much high-calorie, non-nutritious food for lunch. I regretted it as soon as I finished, as I could feel the overeating in my stomach. I also felt bad emotionally about the lack of willpower.

I guess the thing to do is avoid berating myself, and try to learn from this experience. Eating for improved health feels better than dessert tastes.


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You're so right.

Thanks for the support!

Keep going!

It’s done now and these things happen :)

Thank you so much

for your words of wisdom!

Collectorofcats No matter where I go in the future I'll remember 43 things.

If you spend your time dwelling on it...

you will only set yourself up for failure. I, too, am trying to lose weight and it is an everyday battle to not overeat and make the better food choices for my body. I’ve had a couple setbacks over the last few weeks but each tomorrow is a brand new day to start over.
Hang in there!

You are absolutely correct.

Thanks for the encouragement!

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