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 70 pounds
Exploring why I gained 70 lbs in the first place. aka things I can change

I ignored the scale, didn’t step on it for a year. (I will now be weighing myself every week on Sundays.)
I overate every day and didn’t care. (I will now have a calorie limit of 1200 calories per day.)
I never tracked my calories. (I will now track my calories in a diary on my computer every single day, no matter what.)
I made excuses for not exercising. (No more excuses!)
When I did exercise it was very light. (Work out a little harder in the future.)
I only wore yoga pants so I never noticed my clothes getting tighter. (Wear jeans so I realize how they fit.)
I never really looked at my body. (Look at my body every day in the shower.)
I didn’t respect my body. (Remember that my body is my temple, and that I’m not allowed to trash it with crap food and poor habits.)
I started smoking to relieve stress. You’d think this would make you want to eat less, but if I didn’t have cigarettes I would replace smoking with eating. (I have another goal on here to quit smoking, which I started this week. :D )
I’ve gotten in the habit of just being generally lazy about everything including weight. (I gotta get off my ass and do stuff. I got a job, I’m cleaning my room, I’m starting a garden, so I should have plenty of opportunities to do things besides sitting.)
I ate when I was bored. (I’m going to do FUN stuff now when I’m bored. Like reading or playing video games or knitting, etc.)
When I was in college I would resort to the vending machine and caf food a lot. (Now that I’m out of school, I won’t be tempted any more yay!)
I give up on my diet when my mum brings junk food and fast food home. (I’m just going to say no now. No excuses now that I know what I’m doing to myself.)



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Yeah, I think gardening is a super good idea!
And thanks for the warning. I’ve had ednos since I was 5 years old, so I know it’s a very fine line between a hardcore diet and an illness. I’m trying very hard this time around to maintain that boundary. I will NEVER go below 1200 again. I really appreciate your concern. <3

Great job!

Good for you girl! You can do this! I am going to try also. We can do it!! :)


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