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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Cornucopia is doing 12 things including…

lose 10 kg

26 cheers

 

Cornucopia has written 12 entries about this goal

2 down, 8 to go

I’m feeling good about this. I’ve kind of had a break from this for about 4 weeks and I’ve managed to maintain my results in that time (which is good and a relief!). So the next step is to keep trekking downwards.



Not off track. Honest.

...But the past couple of days I’ve been bingeing. Have I learned no new habits?? Am I destined to sabotage all my good efforts? I have to remember that the overall trend is downwards but I wish I was better than this.



Reactivated

I thought about getting rid of all the other entries associated with this goal since I’m effectively starting again but have decided not to. I’m on such a roll now so it’s interesting to look back at what I’ve written and see the struggle. Not that it’s not a struggle now but it was so hard before and now I’ve made a sizeable dent in my weight loss it’s going to be so much easier to keep going.



Grrrrr!

Am I ever going to succeed with this goal? It’s been a challenging month (with more challenges to come) and this seems difficult and too hard to continue pursuing right now. Maybe try again in June. Maybe give up on this and add a “Lose 5 kg” goal instead.



Week 5

Loss – 0.4 kg
Total Loss – 4.1 kg



Week 4

Loss – 1.5 kg (didn’t weigh last week)

Total loss – 3.7 kg



Week 2

Loss – 0.4 kg

Total loss – 1.9 kg



Week 1

Loss – 1.5 kg

Total loss – 1.5 kg

A good start:)



So...

this has been hanging round for a long time. I’m getting it done starting now!!



Starting from zero

I’ve got time off in between jobs and I’m using the time to try and turn around some bad eating habits. Long working hours and lots of travel has meant that I’ve got into the habit of eating lots of processed and convenient food. On top of that sugar has always been a problem for me – I eat way too much of it. So after reading a book and being highly motivated I’m going to try eating for optimal health which means whole foods are in and most sugars are out. I’m not going hardcore – fruit is still in (it’s not a problem food for me and the nutritional benefits outweigh any risks) and I’m going to play it by ear when it comes to eating out and just make the best choices I can. I’ve been out to a cafe with someone who was eating sugar free and the interrogation about every item on the menu meant that I think the cafe staff were pleased to see the back of us. This approach fits in with a lot of my other goals so I’m going to give it a two week trial. I can do this for 2 weeks.



Cornucopia has gotten 26 cheers on this goal.

 

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