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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Hyacinth Girl You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Stop eating junk food (read all 6 entries…)
So far, so good!

I’m doing really well with this goal. Since I got back from my trip to see my parents (just over a month ago), I have only had junk food once. The key is not to have ANYTHING in the house that, if eaten in excessive quantities, will account for too many calories. Eg. chips, candy, chocolate, crackers, granola bars, sugary cereals, granola, etc.

However, I am going on a trip next week to visit various family members, and there will be MANY temptations. Everyone tries to feed me wonderful and delicious goodies and I’m too weak to say no. It sounds pathetic, but it’s true. If something is in my Mom’s fridge, I eat it. All of it. And more. So I’m going to have to figure out a game plan for my trip, because I don’t want all my hard work to go to waste. I need to learn self-control!



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