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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azileyesdnil in Fort Worth is doing 26 things including…

obtain & maintain a Body Mass Index (BMI) within the range of 20-25, which experts generally consider to be healthy.


azileyesdnil has written 2 entries about this goal

Fuggin great.

Out of curiosity early this morning, I just discovered that the amount of maintenance calories for my goal weight is preeeeetty low, and while I’ve had considerably good progress so far I know that I can’t eat so little forever. I thought at least the maintenance level of calories would be normal, around 2000 which I guess I thought was average because that’s what’s on all the nutrition labels, but mine will be extremely low! So… I’ve been in a pretty bad mood (sad, pissed, etc) this morning, wondering how in the world I could maintain my goal weight once I reached it, wondering if I’m wasting all this time and effort for something I won’t be able to maintain.

Well, I brought strawberries for breakfast this morning, and one of my managers commented that it was a lot. I so wanted to tell him that an ENTIRE carton of strawberries has the same calories as two DRY pieces of toast, which is still only 1/10th of the daily calories my weight LOSS diet allows, but that would have been more information than his thoughtless, awkward comment was worth. So instead, I just said “Yup, tasty.” and hoped he would leave quickly. He’s probably eating a breakfast that equals 6 times what I’m having, and yet society thinks it’s just fine that he has a flop belly… jerk.

SO pissed at the world, today. Feel like crying and/or scratching someone’s eyes out. Any volunteers?


29.6 =/


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