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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hossana's Life List

  1. 1. Stop procrastinating
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  2. 2. Get A+ in all nursing assignments
    1 person
  3. 3. Save money
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  4. 4. Become a vegetarian
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  5. 5. Lose 10 kilograms
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    99 people
  6. 6. Walk in High Heels
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  7. 7. Read all Kathy Reichs books
    1 person
  8. 8. Graduate from university with honours
    4 people
  9. 9. Visit Japan
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  10. 10. Holiday in Europe
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  11. 11. Study medical anthropology at the University of Auckland
    1 person
  12. 12. Study linguistics
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  13. 13. Learn French
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    12,884 people
  14. 14. Learn Japanese
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    10,794 people
  15. 15. Learn sign language
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  16. 16. Learn to play a musical instrument
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    733 people
  17. 17. Donate blood
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    2,847 people
  18. 18. Volunteer
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  19. 19. Laser eye surgery
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  20. 20. Get married
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    21,332 people
  21. 21. Meditate
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Visit Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand

my favorite place in New Zealand

start exercising

I am not a fan of exercise because I get short of breath, sweaty, and achy. I know the first step is to start, just start.

My boyfriend is a regular gym-goer, and I feel guilty when I eat more sweets than him and he’d just have a protein shake. I hate it when he poke my tummy and play with it, although he says he is just joking. I want to smack him with a fish.

I used to exercise when I was teenager. Loved the rush of endorphins and the feeling of accomplishment. Being so busy, its easier to brush it off and just park farther away so I can say I exercised, a bit.

Have already changed my diet, restricting my calorie intake down to 1200 a day and sticking to raw vegetables and whole grains as much as possible. My chocolate weakness, unfortunately, I cannot change.

Have to start exercising in two weeks – during sem break. I still prefer treadmill and some weights, rather than aerobics or spin classes.

lose 10 kilograms

Some of my relatives, including my father, are diabetic type 2. For health reasons, I want to lose this much weight so I can “avoid” diabetes.

Because I am Asian, studies show I have more body fat percentage compared to Europeans although I weigh less. I need to weight 55 kilograms in order to be within the healthy BMI range.

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