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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Deep breath.....

Well here I am again. 3years ago I worked my ass off (quite literally) and lost 45lbs, going from just over 12st to 8st 12lbs. Im 5’5” and I looked and felt fantastic….

...however, I left University soon after that and my easy access to the gym disappeared once I entered the World of Work. I could blame it on a ton of things but basically I’ve let myself creep back up to 12st 9lbs. And that is really, really painful to admit.

BUT, the thing to focus on is I’m NOT letting it get any worse. I’ve overhauled my diet (moved in with my boyfriend 6months ago and the takeaways and Ben & Jerrys in front of a dvd may have something to do with a large part of it) and climbed back on my own crosstrainer.

Today is the first day. It’s 1 day at a time, I must get back my patience and stay motivated and be determined to change. I loved the feeling of slimming down last time, so I just need to give it a week or two until I start seeing results and Ill get stuck into my regime :)

Good luck to everyone today, it’s tough but it’ll be worth it!


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Thank you :)
The pain of being overweight IS worse than working out. If I feel like I cant push though the next 5minutes of exercise I think about squeezing into my jeans….and suddenly I’ve picked up the pace :-p

18lbs is fantastic, you must be so pleased at seeing your body change for the better, keep it up!!

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