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…

be healthier

32 cheers


Jessy has written 6 entries about this goal

I'll never give up on being healthy . . .

just making this one part of a larger goal!

Okay . . . I had neglected . . .

this goal for a while, but I can kick a little butt, take a name or two! Sounds like good, healthy, fun!

okay, team, checking in . . .

. . . for the first time in four months or so.

My hubby has been in hospital after hospital, and now he is back home, requiring full-time care. I have to stay healthy to take care of him.

Here is what I am doing to stay physically healthy:

1. Going back to taking my vitamins every day.
2. Eating yogurt and flaxseed meal every day (well, osmetimes every other day) to promote good digestion and healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
3. Keeping off the 30 pounds I have lost during my husband’s hospital stays.
4. Getting penty of exercise by rolling him, lifting him, and general care.

Mental health is important too, so I am taking these steps:

1. Keeping friends close by and having them over often.
2. Going back to work, now on a limited basis, full-time in the fall.
3. Retail therapy (haha, gotta love that one)—shopping online for new clothes to fit my slimmed-down self.
4. Taking time for myself, to go on the computer or read.

Here are my goals to be even healthier:

1. Go back to my podiatrist and get her to schedule physical therapy for my aching feet.

2. Limit sugar to maybe one sugary treat (chocolate, a couple of cookies, a piece of cake) per day.

3. Drink more water—at least 6 glasses a day

I am doing a terrible job . . .

so far this week. Last night, I came home from work and pigged out on Baby Ruths and Butterfingers left over from Halloween. What is my problem??? Ah well, confession is good for the soul, and tomorrow is a new day.

Checking in . . .

Last week, my goal was to lose a pound. I am not sure I did it, because I forgot to weigh this morning.

My goal this Thanksgiving week is to eat moderately, to try Nancy’s lima bean solution when I have a chocolate craving, and to eat the way my thin self would—the thin person I used to be. When I was thin, I loved to eat, I did binge on chocolate from time to time, but I ate less overall.


I am finally on the team!

My “Be Healthier” goals are centered on a healthier diet. I want to eat well so that I can lose weight-long-term goal, 50 pounds-and lower my cholesterol (it was borderline last time I went to the doc).

I also want to cut down on sweets. I have always eaten too many sweets, as in “all day, every day,” but it has recently dawned on me that that chocolate is not a food group. I am also trying to drink more water and less Diet Pepsi.

Today, my goal is to record all my water and food, and to drink 8 glasses of water.

I look forward to being part of the group and supporting all of you in your goals.

Jessy has gotten 32 cheers on this goal.


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