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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DiamondOfEmerald's Life List

  1. 1. Walk For Weight Loss
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Lose a lot of weight
    1 entry
    270 people
  3. 3. lose 100 pounds
    45 entries . 9 cheers
    1,949 people
  4. 4. Get more sleep
    2 cheers
    4,453 people
  5. 5. Have Faith In God
    1 cheer
    8 people
  6. 6. pray more
    2 cheers
    3,199 people
  7. 7. appreciate every day
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    27 people
  8. 8. Have a totally different life by this time next year
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    909 people
  9. 9. be good to myself
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    71 people
  10. 10. learn to love myself
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,573 people
  11. 11. Deepen my faith
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    53 people
  12. 12. read for pleasure more (all I read now is books for school)
    4 entries
    18 people
  13. 13. learn pilates
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    271 people
  14. 14. learn to speak french
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,810 people
  15. 15. expand my vocabulary
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,661 people
  16. 16. treat my body better
    7 entries . 3 cheers
    16 people
  17. 17. grow an organic garden
    1 cheer
    71 people
  18. 18. stop snoring
    1 cheer
    43 people
  19. 19. fast for 21 days
    1 entry
    154 people
  20. 20. Move Out
    2 entries
    3,451 people
  21. 21. find a good job
    2 entries
    536 people
  22. 22. lose weight
    2 cheers
    42,091 people
  23. 23. Make a financial plan
    2 cheers
    16 people
  24. 24. Be successful
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,634 people
  25. 25. Replace my wardrobe
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10 people
  26. 26. Do at least 50 crunches every single day
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Go through all of my clothes and sort them into the things I wear, the things I will eventually be able to wear, and the things that need to be gotten rid of
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  28. 28. Get too small for my favorite jeans, cut them up, and make a bag out of them
    2 entries
    2 people
  29. 29. Go to the gym every day for 28 days
    11 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  30. 30. go raw
    196 people

How I did it
How to defeat depression
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2 weeks
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Recent entries
fast for 21 days
Day 5

Greetings from Day 5! I’m actually doing a juice fast. I thought it would be so much easier but I’m having a really hard time drinking juice. I might just finish up the fruits and veggies I have now and then switch to water. I’m actually only doing 10 days right now because I want to water fast through Lent. 45 days…yikes. But I’m going to Borders tonight to look for a good book or two to help me through it spiritually. I love the concept of fasting through Lent and breaking the fast the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.

Physically I’m good. On nights 1, 2, and 3 I had bad headaches at night and when I sat and stood too fast. I feel like I’m coming off of my food addiction slowly but surely. I’ll only have 2 weeks to eat before my Lenten fast which isn’t enough time to go back to pizza and burgers daily coming off of a 10 day fast. I feel clear-headed. I don’t need anywhere near as much sleep as I did last week.

go back to school (read all 2 entries…)
I'm Late

I actually did this last August and it’s been rough. I kinda get into the swing of it and then I don’t and then I do and then I don’t again. I’m pretty sure next semester I’ll be working full-time and going to school part-time. It’s what’s best for me.

lose 100 pounds (read all 45 entries…)
Here I am...

It’s been a year now I think and I think I’ve lost 40 something pounds, but we don’t worry about things like that. I finally have the courage to do it. I am going to work towards a raw/vegan lifestyle. I’m going to be successful this time because I’m not going to put my body into total shock and make myself feel deprived.
I went to the store yesterday and I didn’t stock up. I bought about $20 dollars or so worth of stuff. This is about how much I spend on pizza twice per week. The goal is to TRANSITION into 100% raw/vegan. I’m not giving myself a timeline because it’s simply unneccessary. Last year I added salad twice per day to what I already ate. This is salad with ranch dressing, full fat. I lost weight just because I was adding raw fruits and vegetables to my diet. It’s working this way because eating food that isn’t raw isn’t a failure. Its about getting lots of good raw fruits and veggies into my body. It’s about acquiring new tastes ( I hate tomatoes, but I’m on a mission to eat them daily) and no longer needed the old ones.

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