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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not only follow a healthy eating regimen, but be courageous in implementing healthy eating with my children. (read all 3 entries…)

I’m going to mark this goal as “complete”. In following Weight Watchers, and exercising regularly, I’m not bringing unhealthy food into my house, and my kids have to eat healthy as a natural consequence. I’m also very adamant to avoid sugar, reading all food labels before I buy them in the grocery store. I don’t ever want to see my son having 7 cavities at once EVER again!!!

work out every day for at least an hour, whether it be on my cross-trainer, briskly walking during my lunch hours at work, and/or weight-lifting in the evenings according to the schedule I've devised. (read all 3 entries…)
June 24th

This past week since I’ve been on Weight Watchers, I’ve been trying to aim to get 4 activity points/day for a total of 28 activity points/week. I did pretty well in that I got about 21 or 22 activity points in. This week I want to keep the momentum going in continually following the weight-lifting schedule that I have devised. I want to try to do extra cardio where I can too. Today I’m going to the gym and going to work out on the X-Trainer for a total of 8 activity points. Yesterday, I got 5 activity points of weight-lifting in, so I’m doing well. I’m feeling really good about myself too that I’m doing this. I’m sore everywhere, but my mind feels great!

start Weight Watchers on Wednesday, June 15th, and lose 50 lbs by next June 15th. (read all 3 entries…)
June 24th

This past Wednesday, June 22nd, I went to my second weekly meeting at Weight Watchers, and I was down 1 lb, so now I’m 199.4. I’ll have to admit that I was a little disappointed because I worked so hard all week in watching what I ate, as well as regularly exercising, so I thought I would be down at least 2 lbs. Oh well, I have to give myself credit where credit is due. I’m still 10 lbs less than I was last September (209.8 lbs), and I checked the previous WW log I had, and I’m currently at the lowest weight I achieved on that log. That means if I’m down next week, I’ll be the lowest I’ve been on WW since September 2004. I was also doing some heavy-duty weight lifting this past week so I may have gained some muscle mass, which may also explain the loss of only 1 lb. I have to keep up this positive motion I’m on…

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