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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  1. 1. Lose 30 pounds
    19 entries . 2 cheers
    5,626 people
  2. 2. be ambidextrous
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    132 people

How I did it
How to lose 30 pounds
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to lose 20 pounds
It took me
45 days
It made me

Recent entries
Lose 30 pounds (read all 19 entries…)
Slow week (180.5 down 12.5 lbs)

This week seemed to go well, but the scales only went down 1 lb. Could be a measurement error or something else, so not going to worry about it. It’s still down.

Lose 30 pounds (read all 19 entries…)
Another good week, bad weekend (181.5, down 11.5 lbs)

I was very strict in the week and ok on Saturday, but then had a very large lunch on Sunday. Friends were over and my wife’s banoffee pie kept jumping into my mouth.

But, 2 lbs off is good so I got a bit lucky.

Also nice to be below my “wedding weight”, which was 11 years ago. Off to New York for a week in two weeks time, so I would like to get to 178 or so by then.

Lose 30 pounds (read all 19 entries…)
Good week, bad weekend (183.5 down 9.5 lbs)

Had a great week eating well and lightly, but then blew it a bit at the weekend. Started badly when I realised I had a work breakfast and work lunch on Friday, but had a light dinner to compensate. But then my wife made a very nice chocolate tart which was hard to resist. A strict day yesterday has unwound some of the weekend badness, and I lost 3 lbs over the last 8 days which is pretty surprising. Would like to get under 182 by nxet Tuesday, which was the weight I got married at (11 years ago).

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