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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Jessy in Georgia is doing 30 things including…

lose 15 pounds

21 cheers

 

Jessy has written 6 entries about this goal

So hilarious.

I started this goal in August 2008, and I have finally achieved it. It only took me four years and 4 months. :)



Just one pound away

from completing this goal.

Then I will change it to “Lose 20 pounds.”

Increments R Us.



I started this goal as "Lose 10 Pounds"

almost 2 years ago. After ups & downs, I have lost the ten pouns since January.

I am changing the goal to “Lose 15 pounds,” by which I mean that I am aiming for an additional five pounds. Weight loss is so hard that I like to set goals incrementally rather than seeing a huge goal looming. So even though WiiFit says I have about 38 more pounds to go to reach a BMI of 22, I’m just aiming for the next 5.



So Jessy . . .

how is it going with the weight loss? I am almost afraid to ask. You bit my head off last time.

Sorry. Not going well at all. I have gained six pounds since I started this goal. But no worries. I am still on it.

But you do realize that even if you lose ten pounds, you technically will only have lost four. You really need to lose sixteen pounds now.

Okay. You can leave now. Goodbye.

Touchy, touchy! I was just trying to be helpful.

Go. Away. Now.

Okay, okay! But you know, you really need a concrete plan here. You are getting nowhere fast.

Lalalalala I can’t heeeeeeear youuuuuu!

I’m going, I’m going.



So Jessy . . .

How is the weight loss going? You must have lost quite a bit by now.

Grrrr. Go away.

Awww. You are worried that people will think you are bragging. Come on, we are all friends here.

Go AWAY!

No, no, I insist. This is your moment! Share and be proud!

I gained three pounds, okay? Now GO AWAY!

Ahhhh, a little self sabotage, eh? Tsk, tsk. Such a shame. Bless your heart.

Go. Away. Now.

Okay, okay. Touchy. Sheesh.



I am starting this on August 2

My goal is to lose ten pounds by September 30.

That’s a little over a pound a week.

I can do this!



Jessy has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.

 

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