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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hahaplant is doing 23 things including…

lose 5 lbs

14 cheers


hahaplant has written 12 entries about this goal

Keep going

I have been in training for almost 2 months, but I haven’t seen dramatic weight loss yet. I trimmed down a little, but not really noticeable to others. I am surrounded by people who really watch their diet or who are starving themselves, eating only meal a day. Of course, they see results much faster. Luckily my trainer has been very supportive. Why do I want to compare myself with others?! I know working out is good for me. With my trainer’s encouragement, I have been going to different dance classes and am having fun. I will just need to keep faith and am sure with little patience I will shed the weight and have a body that looks like million bucks! YAH!

Yoga class

I have been to different gyms and found that each teacher’s style is different. For example, a few years ago I had one teacher who was tall and slim. She has long arms. Her movements were absolutely beautiful and elegant, like dances. I wanted to emulate her. If possible, I watch my movements in a mirror, making sure that I keep good postures.

Then I moved. I tried different teachers at the gym closer to my house and found out that they all teach very challenging poses, much more challenging than in other gyms, for example, lifting your body with your head touching the floor. I can’t keep up with them. Even with modified poses, I sweat so much that I have to stop every 5 or 10 minutes to grab my towel. The strange thing though, after each workout, I feel all the pressure on my muscles are gone, and I start to build muscle strength. So I will keep up. Hopefully I can have a beach bum body soon!

A great progress

I have hired a trainer to help. It has been a month. I didn’t lose any weight, but my body fat dropped from 36% to 31.7% of the total body weight. My goal is 17-20%. I also hope to lose 2 and a half inches on my waist. Like many people who said here, I just need to believe in myself in order to lose weight and be fit.

Do it for my health

I always feel tired and I’m wondering weight has taken away my energy.. :(

Lost 2 lbs in 2 weeks


I'm actually putting on more weight


Not Making Progress I desired

The hardest thing is to battle depression. I have been overeating and not having enough motivation to go to gym and exercise. But I’m drinking more water as needed.

Day 1

Barbequed chicken, but overate. hrrr.

Exercises: Gym, ski machine, 30 min, burned 217 calories. woohoo. Feel good about that.

Water: only drank a little over 1 liter. My goal is to drink 2.5 liters.

Lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks by

drinking water every waking hour. Let’s do that and see how it works. :)

My current goal

is to go 1 size down in clothing before Xmas so that I can reward myself with beautiful clothes I’ve always wanted.. :)

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