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 20 lbs

i’m sick of always falling for deserts and thinking that i will do good the next day and it all fails. i run to make things better cause that clears my mind but i can’t get myself to run in the weather like this. it’s way to cold and i’m not motivated. i hate feeling like this, i just want to lose 20 pounds and get down to 115 and i think i can do it but i need so much motivation and no one telling me EAT THIS like my family they watch me and if i don’t eat they think something is wrong.


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When someone says to me

Eat this or why aren’t you eating my answer is usually: Do I look like I’m starving? I’m a bit overweight/chubby/festively plump, so the answer is obvious.

Usually shuts them up until next time.

The big thing I learned when I was actually in Weight Watchers was that some people like being spoilers because subconsciously they are jealous of someone losing weight. You have to remember you’re losing weight for you, not for them. And you can say that: I’m trying to lose weight…for me. Will you at least help me by not offering me food all the time?

If someone asked me what is wrong because I was not eating something, I would say, “I’m overweight so I’m trying to eat healthy.”

I don’t know how overweight you are, but it’s always better to be honest and not ashamed. They should be ashamed for not offering to help.

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