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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Lagniappe is doing 28 things including…

Weight Losers - Weight Watcher is a given!

17 cheers

 

Lagniappe has written 10 entries about this goal

On the tightrope - again

Began a new regimen on Thursday. Notable only, perhaps, for the fact that I have company. Three of us at the office are doing this eating plan – The Carb Sensitivity Diet by Dr. Turner
I fear that any attempt by the author to inject some ‘style’ into the weekly menu is doomed to fail with me. As with so many others making decent meals, I am deep in Prep:Peeling, chopping and seeding. Weighing and measuring are the order of the day – no more taking off the wrapper or opening the bag!



Sweet FA

Is what I have done towards this goal and I have my reward. My scale let out a slight ‘oooff’ as I stepped on it this morning. It’s no use saying I know what has done this, or it’s just salt and water.
This is my doing. I know how to eat and look after myself properly – and I have not.
I’ve lost Mom and Dad to aggressive cancers. Mom’s was a mystery -excellent health and fitness, outstanding eating habits..she lives for 3 1/2 years with Stage IV brain cancer – actually goes into remission at one point.
Dad was overweight and smoked – had since he was 14. He quitted and started, quitted and started and in the meantime worked in toxic environments – solvents, washes and whatever. He told Mom “I’ll lose the weight first and then quit smoking.” That, my friend, is how you can die of spine and lung cancer at 34.
Enough of this. My Mother would be patiently resigned until I got my mojo back and got exercising and eating right and support me: but, there is a 34 year old who can’t believe how I have fucked this up. A 34 year old who would trade places with me in a heartbeat – daughter or no daughter LOL.
So. What if I tried to live a little more for the man who hauled me everywhere with him when I was little; who bought me toy golf clubs so he could take me when he practiced at the local park; who gamely arranged doll house furniture with me and started me on the path to being the voracious reader I am today
I owe this man something – to have a life as big as possible. The scale limits me. Sad



Alkaline

In the spirit of New Year’s I’ve been re-listening to Tony Robbin’s Get the Edge. The topics are great, but his CD about energy and weight loss was particularly riveting. His lecture about the reasoning behind an alkaline diet sent me off to the health food store for wheat grass and chlorophyll. Wheat grass tastes(I imagine)like the rinsings of the bottom of the lawn mower. Anything for good health :}



Pleh

My body, realizing that I have begun living on actual food vs sugar, salt and fat, has begun what is charmingly known as a candida ‘die off’. It’s too early to say whether I would wish this on my worst enemy, but the general malaise and weirdly enhanced sense of smell – not to mention the small cold sore, do give me pause. I took an epsom salt bath last night, being led to the tub by my headache.
This morning looks considerably brighter, no nausea, bright lights or the sense of having a bird land on my head. Just waiting for a little more energy



Excitement

The first day of the Challenge and I am officially driving my rival crazy. Good, as far as it goes, but I don’t want to drive myself up the wall either comparing carbohydrates. I will not moan about how much cooking I’m doing or how long it takes to get grapes really clean.



6 months

63 lbs it is



Grrr

What the heck is it with Weight Watchers anyway? Why did they wipe out their food catalogue? Everything has to be re-entered



Ooops

Yesterdays conversation with my office manager turned to the topic of weight loss. This woman has done an amazing job over the last year. She has lost about 80 – 90 lbs and looks phenomenal:always a ‘pretty’ woman, she is quite striking with her big blue eyes and pronounced cheekbones
Her remaining goal is 40lbs, mine is 60. Since we are both determined, we start today on a weight loss competition. Six months from today, we weigh.
Good Lord



Away we go

Looked at weight watchers tonight. It seems to be the one



Holidays

Oh to be the person who can turn all this holiday food down. And, no, I am not overdoing it with lean cuts of turkey



Lagniappe has gotten 17 cheers on this goal.

 

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