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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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jess jess jess in California is doing 5 things including…

think before I eat

4 cheers


jess jess jess has written 7 entries about this goal

I'm getting really good at this...

I have totally conquered the Celiac lifestyle, am able to eat and cook and shop without crying. I can even go to parties without being devastated over the lack of food for me. A big thank-you to PC for going nearly-gluten-free to make me feel better and not torture me with food I can’t eat. He also cooks for me too frequently, and so I get to eat yummy GF meals all the time!


it’s been easier to just not eat.

Bad bad bad.

I need to figure this out…I don’t know how to eat on-the-go with such restrictions. :(

Another BBQ today

My dishes are dirty so I don’t want to wash them and cook lunch before going. C flaked and isn’t coming with me. The hostess asked me to bring beer…which I can’t drink. So…I just stayed in bed. Not a good solution.

You've got to be kidding me...

Wheat is apparently in enchilada sauce. Whyyyy?

I found some red gluten free kinds but I wanted the damn green! I lose.

Something at Starbucks is making me sick...

I think there might be gluten in the soy milk. Damn.

I was invited to a BBQ this evening.

Lame lame lame. I am rapidly understanding why people with Celiac do not socialize much… I’m usually super social and I’m already kind of dreading this thing. The hard part is, that after 10 years of vegetarianism, people are awfully sweet and do things like buy veggie burgers or make special non-meat snacks if they know I’m coming. Now I’m going to have to feel awful turning down their food. I had a waiter totally make fun of me 2 nights ago because I told him I was a vegetarian who also couldnt eat dairy or gluten. :(


I was going to name this goal “think before I put things in my mouth” but then that made me giggle- I really just meant food.

I have nearly-eaten so many things over the past few days that I’ve realized that I don’t think about what I eat- at all. Now, it’s completely necessary that I think about every little thing I consume.

Hopefully this will become second nature. And hopefully I’ll at least lose a few pounds in the process.

jess jess jess has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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