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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ixyk is doing 27 things including…

lose weight


ixyk has written 3 entries about this goal

Down and up...

Well, I did really well at losing weight last year and I managed to keep it off until I took a new medication this summer. One of the possible (supposedly rare) side effects is weight gain. Yup. I gained ten pounds in two weeks. Crazy.
It was so frustrating to pile on weight without really overeating. I let it get to me and I kind of figured “to hell with it, why bother trying” and I started eating a lot of junk food.
I’m getting a handle on things now and I’m ready to turn things around again. Wish me luck!

I'm almost there...

I have about 15 pounds left to reach my goal. I suspect that getting back to running three times a week will do the trick!


I have been slowly and steadily gaining weight for the past three years. It’s time to lose it again!
My goal is to lose enough weight to get into the healthy range on the BMI chart. That means 40 pounds.


I want to:
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