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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Toary is doing 43 things including…

eat less

15 cheers


Toary has written 2 entries about this goal

Somehow I lost track of this goal

So this is a self-reminder: Toary, you’ve got to eat less!

I’ve recently even lost a subscriber. I’m sure that’s because I eat too much. Now I’ve only 4 subscribers left. :-(

I should instantly stop eating before they’re all gone. ;-)


I’m making great progress on this:
1. For two days I ate almost nothing. It’s important though to NOT fall into abstinence. So I drank lots of fresh direct fruit juice and ate a few raw vegetables. This is pain, but it tells the digestion to slow down instead of to stop. (Stopping would have caused a jojo effect.)
2. For two more days I ate much more, but only two meals a day. It was important now to become full on every meal. Eating less is only possible if you don’t stop eating until you have enough. This happens much earlier than before due to the first two days and it lasts significantly longer.
I can now turn back to normal eating. It will be automatically much less than last week. After all, a diet wasn’t my intent. Permanently eating less was.
Of course I now have to find something else to compensate my unhappiness. Eating all the time was unfortunately very effectively making me happy and I don’t have a clue how to solve this emerging new problem. Somehow I replaced one problem with another. So I have to leave this Thing open…

Toary has gotten 15 cheers on this goal.


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