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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is a Mummy!

I'm doing 14 things

How I did it
How to get back down to 12 stone something
It took me
14 weeks
It made me

How to get back down to 13 stone something..
It took me
4 weeks
It made me

How to dye my hair blonde
It took me
2 days
It made me
More confident

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Recent entries
use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 89 entries…)
Made do:

Made do:
- took snacks and drinks out to town to stop me buying stuff out when hungry or thirsty.
- coconut roll on antiperspirant instead of buying a new spray.
- drank water when I fancied a coke.

I am really getting into this goal now due to our financial situation. It’s a challenge and I feel triumph each time I use up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 89 entries…)

- Lego (city)
- Lego (big box)
- Pokemon cards
- Skincare sample bag
- Treadmill
- Pandora bracelet

Gone without:
- cheap stair basket I have always wanted

Made do:
- swingy chair with straps for L eating in instead of buying highchair

use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 89 entries…)

I’ve been making do for the last few days since the money situation hit me finally. I am fully prepared to eat what’s in the cupboards, fridge and freezer before I buy more, even if it isn’t what I fancy at the time.

Once it runs out I will buy a loaf of bread, eat toast for each meal (with the jam, peanut butter, margarine & Nutella I already have) and take a multivitamin until we are more stable.

It will be a challenge and I am up for it!

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