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.
—lights out by midnight
—contact 5 nanny-types
—read up on anxiety
My healthy BMI is supposedly between 129 and 173lbs.
I am small-boned and don’t have a lot of muscle, even when I work out a lot. So, my goal, for now, is 149 lbs.
- make up gym bag
-put together care package for Andrea & send- -reorder Protecting the Gift- - pick up book from library-
- make grocery list: balsamic, lettuce, cucumber, bananas,
- grocery store
- set up baby monitor
- charge ipod
- take out bins
- buy bulbs for front door
- buy bulbs for basement
- return at least 3 items
- listen to 3 voicemails
- prepare for B
- call dr St: when appt?
- call rogers about $25 off bill
-photgraph bubba in basket
-lights out by midnight
- 5 thank you cards
- call 5 nanny possibilities
I realise that I put a lot of crap into my heart, body and mind.
Eg. I was watching the TV show, "2.5 men" while I'd breast pump bc it is a mindless show that doesn't require concentration. However, it is badly-written, not funny and I don't like its values so why was I allowing it to enter my head for an hour or so/ day? I'm not judging anyone else who wants it but this kind of show doesn't deserve a place in my life so I am going to do something else when pumping.
I eat too many sweets. How can my body grow old in good health if I don’t feed it what it requires? It’s very difficult for me to cut back on sugary treats but I need to try bc I deserve it. And my son deserves to grow up with a role model who shows him how to follow a well-balanced diet.
I often have bad feelings about myself. I can harbour shame about who I am and some life choices I’ve made. I would like to become a bit more aware of these shameful feelings and cut back on them since they don’t help me improve my life.
These are just a few examples of bad things I allow in my life. The expression is, “Garbage in, garbage out!” meaning that how can you expect to produce good things if all you’re feeding yourself (literally & metaphorically) is trash? I would like to “feed” myself better fare.
Seems like I’m bouncing around a lot around 182-185lbs. I still have many pounds to go. Hope this is just a temporary plateau.
- call Y club
- go by Rogers and talk about phones
- call Dr. L’s office
- call Whole Foods: found cord?
- call Mack & moms to be about repair
sigh As usual, I sabotage myself. Get scared when I near a goal. Instead of losing 2 pounds, I Gained 2 pounds.
- healthy breakfast
- print out/ find forms for Air Canada reimbursment
- fill in forms for chiro
- buy new computer
- write 2 thank you cards
- line rest of brown envelopes :)
- prepare money for A
- ask K about nanny work: what questions to ask
- call dr spitz
- Dr at 11:30
- call hair place at 908-6637 (Tuesday June 3)
- call Spitz
- make wax appt. 6*7- 999-7657
- read some JL emails and delete
28-29. Two pairs of pants. Barely worn. One fit me but was unflattering, the other was too small. Donated to Sally Ann.
- Continue to improve my eating
- Bed AND LIGHTS OUT by midnight
- minimum 5 thank you notes
Today I weigh 182, so this SHLouLD be do-able. However… I am healing from a broken toe that makes exercise difficult. I have a baby under 2 months old so I will NOT do any kind of dieting and getting out to exercise (besides something like a gentle walk with him in the stroller) is next-to-impossible. So, I’m hoping to do this simply by eating smaller portions of healthier foods.
2+ pounds in about 2 weeks? Not a huge feat!
If I focus on this goal, I should be able to get below 180lbs by June 1st.
- healthy breakfast
- call Dr Kelly Snowdon, at 1073 Y St 928-2108
- call MountS—596-4200-
- call Dr Mc 962-2526
- call Dr St 486-0720-
- read and respond to 10 emails