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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How to lose weight


Stephanie is Mr. Dobalena, Mr. Bob Dobalena...

thanks for sharing your success :)

GrayPyre is trying really hard.

Just wanted to add

It has been a long journey and I am about 10 to 15 lbs away from my goal weight depending on whether you ask me or my dr, and it has been hard but so worth it!
I have lost over 100lbs now and gone from size 24 to size 8 jeans and bought my first bikini in 10 years. I’m not sure if I have the lady balls to actually wear it but, well… Anyway…
I’d love to say I’ve totally changed everything about my life and it’s all wine and roses. Life’s not really like that though. I’m still a stay at home mom I still have a hard time putting myself first most of the time and dammit I still just want a cookie sometimes.
The thing is, I still feel fantastic. I still smile when I pass a mirror because I get that ” holy crap, that’s me!” feeling. I still start to go to the plus section and then remember I can go to juniors if I want, and I just want to giggle.
These are the things that keep me going when I have a crappy day. I also carry pictures of myself at my heaviest and tell my story every chance I get.
Some days it’s easy some days are awful. But it’s better than the alternative. I’m glad I decided to take charge of my life and loose the weight. I’m not sure where I’d be right now if I didn’t, at the rate I was gaining I more than likely would have very serious health problems and I don’t even want to speculate what all I would have missed.

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us. I’m so happy for you for having been able to do this. When I was working on losing weight I not only cut out carbs, but also starches too like corn. It did suck, but it also really helped.

I’m glad that you feel fantastic. Congratulations.

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