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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Eat only fruit and vegetables for a week
1 week kickstart

I’m going to try and only eat veggies and fruit for one week and only drink h2o as a way to get my body reved up for weight loss, here goes!

Lose 10 kilos
I've tried and tried but maybe this time I can succeed?

I like this goal because I see that somone else has tried and she finally acheived it! I think her diet is very suitable, cutting out the bad foods and calorie counting. I am going to exercise everyday and I am going to really slash my calorie intake and up my h2o intake. I hope I can really start to see some changes within as litte as a week, but I’m going to give myself the full 2 months to down to size. I think that I could lose (including water weight) a little over 3 kilos a week…I just need to stay dedicated.


Get down to 128 pounds.
getting healthy

For the past 3 years, I have used my weight as something to hide behind or use as an excuse for why things wernt going my way. I would get frustrated or stressed about something and then binge on food as a way to comfort myself. I would then look at myself in the mirror and think how disgusting or hideous I was, thus starting the cycle over and over. My friends and family could tell that when my weight balooned, I wasnt myself and I wasnt fully happy. As I gained weight I began to forget the good things about myself, or why people liked being around me, and I would pull away.
Instead of addressing my real problems, I would simply blame it all on the way I looked. After a long time of reflection, I have realized that my problems stemed from my drinking, drug usage, and not wanting to take responsibility for my past actions. Now that I have taken the steps to fix this, I want to lose the weight that I gained over the past 3 years. I feel that when I see my family and friends again at Christmas they not only will see how I have gotten my life together, but also how I respect myself by taking care of my body again. Bottom line, I want to look as good as I feel and I think that I have the tools and motivation to do it! This is important to me and I want to succeed.

My plan is to basically Calorie shift and try to eat a few small meals throughout the day. If I can avoid sweets and desserts, I usually can control myself in the kitchen.

Current weight: 140
Goal Weight: 128


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