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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loveinslo in Los Osos is doing 17 things including…

lose ten pounds

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loveinslo has written 4 entries about this goal

Not the focus at the moment

Want to lose 10 pounds. The only times when I’ve successfully lost weight was when I was having severe anxiety from a too stressful schedule and lost my appetite altogether. Not sure I want to go that route again. My goal is for walking, walking, walking to be the answer. Now how to find the time to make that happen?



oops

Weight seems to be going up rather than down! Well stopping breastfeeding and starting graduate school has really kicked my butt in the weight department. My photo hardly seems fair as that is me at my goal weight not my current weight.

No immediate solutions in mind for this problem. I’m working on a plan!



failing miserably

Hmmm…cookies in the house!



mindful eating

Mostly, I want to focus on mindful eating.

My latest goal is to eat while sitting down and not finish my kids food if I’m not hungry! This is so tough with a four and two year-old. I make a meal for them and I’m taking bites here and there. I didn’t realize how much I did this until are started being mindful. Also, as much as wasting food makes me unhappy, the ten extra pounds gained since I stopped breastfeeding make me more unhappy.

I’d also like to eat quality over quantity. I often justify eating treats during the day because, being at home full-time, I feel it’s the only thing I have time for and I deserve chocolate. My goal is to find other ways to treat myself—going for a walk, taking the kids to the beach, working in the yard, etc.

I think these simple changes will help me reach my goal.



 

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