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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sarahinparis in Paris is doing 18 things including…

Lose 75 pounds

4 cheers


sarahinparis has written 3 entries about this goal

I think I'm finding the path

I’m not sure where the end number will net me, if it will be 75 pounds or a bit more or less, but I’m now feeling pretty good about the HOW and the way I’m going it, and it being both sustainable and successful. I’ve recently been more drawn to the newer more flexible paleo kinds of approaches (Chris Kresser in particular) where recommendations are just a template and the point is to experiment and see what works best for you as an individual – this is a much better approach for me than some blanket recommendation that is issued the same for everyone. I particularly like the lifestyle elements being incorporated – sleep, stress reduction, exercise, pleasure… this is really where I aspire to be, melding all these healthy things, with an eating plan that makes me feel good, with foods I enjoy, and one that keeps me at a healthy weight without going crazy.

I've lost over 40

I’m not sure what the final weight will be, I don’t have a “goal” number in mind, I do know I want to be a size that is in the regular stores, and not the very top one (so I would be able to try on two sizes and see what fits me better). Mainly I know I can eat this way forever, and at a certain point my body will decide it’s done losing weight, and then, voila, I’ll be at my “goal” I guess I’m more than halfway there in terms of weight, and probably 1/3 there in terms of time (I assume it will take much longer to lose the second half)

I Confess

I just changed this goal, I had “Lose 50 pounds” as my goal, but I need to lose ANOTHER 50, I’ve already lost 25.

I want full credit for the full amount, even if the 75 number is much scarier.

sarahinparis has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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