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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Allen in Snohomish is doing 16 things including…

Lose 35 pounds


Allen has written 7 entries about this goal

Now down to 252

That’s 32 pounds so far… just three more for this goal!

31 pounds down now

Just four more pounds to go on this goal – going everyday to the gym and eating conciously is doing the trick!

Joined a Spinning Class at the Y

I want to get this weight off. I joined a Spinning Class to give a push to the body. It’s incredible. The internal motivation combined with the external motivation of the class leader makes for a incredibly tough workout.

I highly recommend it!

Down by 29 now

Started going the gym daily. Combined with the eat conciously, stop when full mantra. The weight has begun to slide off again.

Still ten pounds to go

I’m still at -25 pounds, 10 to go, but that’s ok – at least I did not gain during the holidays. I am combining this now with going to the gym, something I hadn’t done before, and I’m still doing the eat conciously, stop when I’m full thing.

I want to be -35 pounds by my birthday in February.

25 pounds and counting

I’m down by 25 pounds now – I notice the rate of loss of weight has slowed, and I direct attribute that to snacking while bored and not really hungry.

Need to get better at drinking the water too. I can go hours at work without a drink if I’m not careful.

I am pleased that I am still losing weight without going to the gym much, but I want to improve my health, my cardiovascular health, by getting the gym back in the mix.


I’ve lost 21 pounds so far. This is my final weight loss goal – to lose a total of 35 pounds and stay there.


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