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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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  1. 1. Lose 150 pounds
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Lose 150 pounds (read all 4 entries…)
Week 4-5

Wow. So I had a hectic week last week and didn’t have time to update, so here is my update for the last two weeks.

I lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I now weigh 303. 4 lbs to go to be under 300:-) I hope to be under 300 by the end of September (12 days from now).

I noticed my mentality change toward what I eat. Its much easier for me to say no to bad foods then it was when I started. I dont know if its my success thus far, or just a different mental view on the situation that makes it easier. Whatever it is, Im happy. Because I feel that saying “no” to bad foods was my biggest obstacle. I felt I had no willpower. Now I can pat myself on the back every time I say “no” because I know I consciously just saved myself x amount of calories:-)

I have a lot of stress in my home life that feel like they never end, but somehow are at an all time high now, so I’m trying to find different ways to cope with stress (I used to eat junkfood). Now when I get overwhelmed with feelings of stress or anxiety, I pack the kids in the car and go… somewhere, anywhere… usually to the park or the library. They love it and I love it, because I’m away from my home and things that remind me of the stress. I feel like I’ve always put my weight and myself on the back burner and Ive finally realized that I need to change my priorities and take care of myself to… even though that may mean that I’m not making everyone happy.

I still want to increase my exercise levels. By going out and taking the kids to the park, it increase my daily activity, but still not the level I want (45 minutes of VIGOROUS walking). The temp outside ranges from 85-90 degrees and in the evening when its cooler I have too many things to do (between dinner, cleaning, bathing, feeding and changing kids, etc) I CAN’T change the time I do those things. Plus beacuse its so humid there are a million biting bugs (no-see-ums, mosquitos, etc) in the evening. I know, more excuses, but I keep thinking it will be easier when it gets just a bit cooler.

Goal for next week:
Lose 3 lbs :)
-Drink more water
-Go on a daily walk with the kids

So three pounds for next week. I can do it!



lose weight (read all 4 entries…)
Week 4-5

Wow. So I had a hectic week last week and didn’t have time to update, so here is my update for the last two weeks.

I lost 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I now weigh 303. 4 lbs to go to be under 300:-) I hope to be under 300 by the end of September (12 days from now).

I noticed my mentality change toward what I eat. Its much easier for me to say no to bad foods then it was when I started. I dont know if its my success thus far, or just a different mental view on the situation that makes it easier. Whatever it is, Im happy. Because I feel that saying “no” to bad foods was my biggest obstacle. I felt I had no willpower. Now I can pat myself on the back every time I say “no” because I know I consciously just saved myself x amount of calories:-)

I have a lot of stress in my home life that feel like they never end, but somehow are at an all time high now, so I’m trying to find different ways to cope with stress (I used to eat junkfood). Now when I get overwhelmed with feelings of stress or anxiety, I pack the kids in the car and go… somewhere, anywhere… usually to the park or the library. They love it and I love it, because I’m away from my home and things that remind me of the stress. I feel like I’ve always put my weight and myself on the back burner and Ive finally realized that I need to change my priorities and take care of myself to… even though that may mean that I’m not making everyone happy.

I still want to increase my exercise levels. By going out and taking the kids to the park, it increase my daily activity, but still not the level I want (45 minutes of VIGOROUS walking). The temp outside ranges from 85-90 degrees and in the evening when its cooler I have too many things to do (between dinner, cleaning, bathing, feeding and changing kids, etc) I CAN’T change the time I do those things. Plus beacuse its so humid there are a million biting bugs (no-see-ums, mosquitos, etc) in the evening. I know, more excuses, but I keep thinking it will be easier when it gets just a bit cooler.

Goal for next week:
Lose 3 lbs :)
-Drink more water
-Go on a daily walk with the kids

So three pounds for next week. I can do it!



lose weight (read all 4 entries…)
Week 2-3

Since my last entry I have lost 2 lbs. Not the loss I was hoping for, but at least its a loss. I now weigh 307. I still have about 11 weeks until the wedding, so if I lose 3 lbs a week, I should reach my goal.

We went shopping and I bought a bunch of fruits, and instead of drinking water sometimes, I eat the fruit. I honestly didn’t think this would have such a huge impact, but apparently it does! Back to subbing water for snacks for me:-)

Goal for next Monday(5 days from now):

-Sub water for all snacks
-Drink fresh fruit and veggie juice for breakfast.
-Eat fruit for lunch
-Eat dinner
-Sub water for all snacks, including those in the evening.
-Go for 1 hour walk with kids at least 2 days.

Hopefully, by my next entry, I will be down to at least 305, if not lower…

Slowly inching my way toward being under 300:-)



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