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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holly_3 is doing 32 things including…

reach my goal weight

18 cheers


holly_3 has written 7 entries about this goal

This will require more exercise...

there’s just no other way it’s going to happen.

It's time to get serious about this...

I weighed myself last night and discovered that I am at an all-time, non-pregnancy, high of 143lbs. My goal weight is 130. I could be satisfied with 135 though.

I've been good today...

I had a light breakfast, went to the gym, and had a moderately healthy lunch. 3-5pm seems to be the timeframe when I am most likely to sabotage myself. I’m already planning to have an apple instead of raiding the pantry.

It's not something I obsess over...

but I am conscious of it. I’m not overweight. I weigh 137 (today) but I would like to get back to 130.

I'm not losing weight...

but I’m not gaining weight either! My husband and I are training for a marathon so we’re running like crazy. However, the increased activity seems to have the effect of increasing my appetite as well!

It helps to have support...

My husband announced last night that he wants to “cut back” and lose a few pounds. I told him I would start preparing lighter meals and we will do this together. He wants to lose ten pounds and that would be good for me too. We’ve already agreed that we’re not going on some crazy starvation diet either. I’m planning to look up new recipes tonight. I think we’re off to a good start!

I really need to make this more of a priority...

I’m not what most people would consider overweight, but I am heavier right now than is comfortable for me.

holly_3 has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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