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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Ashley's Life List

  1. 1. Move in with my boyfriend
    121 people
  2. 2. Marry Gary
    2 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Master's Degree
    1 cheer
    67 people
  4. 4. Lose weight
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    42,100 people
  5. 5. Eat healthier
    11,202 people
  6. 6. Cook more, eat out less
    46 people
  7. 7. Work out every day
    254 people
  8. 8. Pay off credit card and student loan
    1 person
  9. 9. Save money
    16,491 people
  10. 10. Buy a house
    14,074 people
  11. 11. Have children
    4,513 people
  12. 12. Teach AP/IB Classes
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Make new friends
    13,751 people
  14. 14. Take a sculpture class
    14 people
  15. 15. Read Moby Dick
    94 people
  16. 16. Learn to play the violin
    1,782 people
  17. 17. Travel to Europe
    2,540 people
  18. 18. Visit Belize
    54 people
  19. 19. Go on a cruise
    4,761 people
  20. 20. Buy an iPhone
    1 entry
    108 people
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I will finally be able to do this on November 2nd!

lose weight (read all 3 entries…)

So far I have lost 26 lbs. I want to eventually lose 70 more, which sounds like a lot at this point, so I’m focusing on smaller goals along the way. I am still following the Smart for Life rules, but I’ve started making my own whey protein cookies, which is much, much cheaper than buying the Smart for Life cookies. I used this recipe to make my own whey protein cookies which are about 100 calories a cookie. Hurray diet!

lose weight (read all 3 entries…)

I have not reached my goal weight, but I have lost 20 lbs. I am eating healthier and have started a diet blog full of all of the low calorie recipes I have found and created. Yummy stuff.

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