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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elainew's Life List

  1. 1. Lose 80 lbs.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    136 people
  2. 2. Become a vegetarian ... again.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    89 people
  3. 3. go to more concerts
    2,547 people
  4. 4. be a size 8
    252 people
  5. 5. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  6. 6. pay off student loans
    563 people
  7. 7. figure out what to do with my life
    517 people
  8. 8. get my teeth fixed
    770 people
  9. 9. Read more books
    11,828 people
  10. 10. learn guitar
    3,694 people
  11. 11. have a garden
    883 people
  12. 12. Save for/Buy a Canon Digital Rebel XT
    1 entry
    19 people
  13. 13. Visit all of the provinces and territories in Canada
    1 entry
    39 people
  14. 14. Live on Vancouver Island
    3 people
  15. 15. Visit Australia
    2,841 people
  16. 16. become a nurse
    882 people
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lose 80 lbs
weight loss

I started down the weight loss path again (and for the 10238934th time) on April 2, 2007. Now that I am at my 4 week mark, I have lost a total of 10lbs! :))

I have made a few changes to my diet, drinking water daily, little or no salt added.. and the big one, no more junk food. I’ve also started walking a few days a week, and taken up tennis. :) I can’t believe I am even saying this, but I actually look forward to the exercise. It has definitely been hard, but I keep reminding myself why I am doing this. It will all soo be worth it in the long run.

dye my hair pink
pink hair

I bought the dye…and it should be arriving within the next week.


Become a vegetarian ... again.

I first stopped eating meat when I was 12 (I’m 24 now) and didn’t eat any again until I was 17. I had started working at one of my favourite restaurants and couldn’t resist a few of the meat included dishes. I haven’t eat that much meat since then, when I do it’s chicken. I’ve had the odd pepperoni on pizza or stick, pork sausage and even had shrimp. I just never went out of my way to get meat.

I’m no activist, people want to eat meat.. go ahead, I don’t care. I could never be full vegan either, I love my dairy products. For me, its more that I just don’t like eating meat. I tried turkey for the first time in 12 years at Christmas, and I hated it! I guess after all these years, I have an aversion to meat. Weird thing though, I LOVE to BBQ meat, cook bacon, anything that gives off that meat smell.. I just don’t eat it.

Right now, I’m living with my meat eating family, so it’s hard for me to not eat chicken at least once a week. I’ve already decided once I get my stuff together again, no more meat for me.

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