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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tuxtux is doing 19 things including…

lose weight


tuxtux has written 1 entry about this goal


I’m not entirely sure how I should go about this.

Counting calories is not the way. I just obsess way too much, and I still think 1,800 calories a day is an obscene amount (even though it’s perfectly healthy, and might even be too little depending on height, weight and the amount you exercise), so whatever I do, I need to ignore calories as much as possible.
My SO suggested the route of just exercising more and continue eating the way I do – I decided that cutting out unnecessary snacks, like eating rubbish in front of TV or eating dessert even though I don’t really want any, could be a first step.

Definitely doing the exercise thing. I’d love to go swimming more, but now that I dye my hair (the dye does wash out), I’m afraid I’ll dye the pool water purple. I guess I need to get a swimming hat, but they look stupid and I don’t know if they’re going to help.

I don’t have too much to lose – 5 kg, tops, so cutting out all the rubbish and exercising more should do the trick. I’ve started to cook more fresh stuff, so that’s good.

Up next: Finding healthy lunch break options. Any suggestions?


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