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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I'm doing 24 things

Embem's Life List

  1. 1. Lose 20 pounds
    10 entries . 4 cheers
    7,455 people
  2. 2. Lose 30 pounds
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,626 people
  3. 3. run a 5k
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    2,783 people
  4. 4. have clear skin
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    1,240 people
  5. 5. stop procrastinating
    7 cheers
    30,441 people
  6. 6. get my nails done
    1 cheer
    94 people
  7. 7. Be more green
    2 cheers
    285 people
  8. 8. know how to solve a rubik's cube
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    344 people
  9. 9. stop being so sad
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    118 people
  10. 10. graduate from college
    6,121 people
  11. 11. craft more
    3 cheers
    92 people
  12. 12. Witness a miracle
    3 cheers
    712 people
  13. 13. join a sport
    24 people
  14. 14. To live instead of exist
    1 cheer
    11,477 people
  15. 15. make friends
    1 cheer
    2,087 people
  16. 16. convince myself once and for all that i definitely do believe in God
    1 cheer
    9 people
  17. 17. eat healthy
    3,765 people
  18. 18. recieve a love letter
    107 people
  19. 19. get an internship
    1 entry
    300 people
  20. 20. tone my thighs
    53 people
  21. 21. get married
    1 cheer
    21,332 people
  22. 22. Get my GPA up to a 3.0
    15 people
  23. 23. do the Special K 2 week challenge
    132 people
  24. 24. pay off my credit card debt
    636 people

How I did it
How to be more organized
It took me
6 months
It made me

How to pay more attention in class
It took me
2 years
It made me
stay in the moment

How to visit colleges
It took me
2 years
It made me

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Recent entries
Lose 20 pounds (read all 10 entries…)
Weigh-in: 154

I try to avoid stepping on the scale every day, so it’s been about two weeks since I have weighed myself… Seriously… I weighed myself on thanksgiving- who does that? Anyway, as of today, I am going in the right direction.

My starting weight was 170; I weighed in at 154 today. :D That’s 16 lbs. Only 4 more until 20! And 14 more until my goal weight! Passing the half way mark feels pretty good, and calculating my BMI as “healthy” (although only .1 under the overweight mark of 25) really felt good too.

Hopefully I can make it to 20 lost by Christmas!

Lose 20 pounds (read all 10 entries…)

My starting weight was 170.

I am down 13 lbs.
Only 7 more to go!

It feels good to be moving in the right direction.

lose 10 lbs (read all 12 entries…)

So, I haven’t weighed myself in a few weeks, and saw a scale at the gym today when I went to go for a run (but actually decided to run outside… because I changed my mind like that).

Needless to say, I stepped on… I moved the little weight thing to 160, and that was too heavy…. what? I was so excited, because that was 10 lbs less than I was before… I finished weighing myself and was at 157- 13 lbs less than my starting weight.

Lose ten pounds is done :D

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