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 13 things

How I did it
How to quit Smoking
It took me
14 days
It made me

Recent entries
quit drinking soda (read all 5 entries…)
Still on track!

I haven’t had a regular sode now for 4 weeks. I’ve had a few diet sodas, but I think I’ve finally broken the addiction! I used to drink huge sodas all day long. Now, I have only half cans or small diet sodas every few days. I suspect the giving up soda is a huge contributor to my weightloss. I have been eating much healthier food, but not relly exercising. As of last Friday, I had lost 11 pounds. Not sure where I’ll be tomorrow, but I suspect down a couple more pounds. My skin looks and feels better (probably again a combo of healthier food and more water). I don’t know how I picked up so many bad habits over my life, but I am really working on kicking them! I just turned 38 and by the time I’m 40, I want to be at my goal weight, a non-smoker still and a healthy-eating, debt free, athlete.

Be debt free (read all 2 entries…)
Car is paid off!

Woohoo! This has been a huge monkey on my back! I had a car, that I traded in and got myself upside down. And if that wasn’t enough, I then traded that car in and got even further upside down. Now, I have a car that I hope will last at least three more years and is paid for! Yay!

lose 50 pounds (read all 9 entries…)
Oh Valentine's Day!!!

I have been doing really great for a few weeks and yesterday, I completely blew it! I went to lunch with a friend and then out to dinner with my husband. We had a late dinner and I went to bed feeling completely miserable! And I woke up feeling miserable! And this morning, I decided I was getting back on the wagon and I had a sensible breakfast, but have been eating Skittles all day long! Ugh! Today was my weigh in day and I actually gained 2.4 pounds this week, which I suspect was water weight from all the salty food yesterday. At any rate, I’m getting back to it, because even if I gained last week, I am still down 9 pounds in three weeks and I should have a good loss this week if I eat right and drink water. I’m trying to not feel bad about having a day off, because that’s life, right? Even when I hit my goal weight, that’s not saying I’m never going to have a cupcake again. Everything in moderation.

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