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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  1. 1. Drop 15 lbs in the month of November (2009)
    2 entries
    1 person
  2. 2. Weigh 150 lbs
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    44 people
  3. 3. Drink more water
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    20,173 people
  4. 4. Workout 5x a week
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    4 people
  5. 5. Finish writing the story possibly book I started
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    1 person
  6. 6. Read More
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    9,072 people
  7. 7. Start going to church again on Sundays
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    1 person
  8. 8. Start meditating and praying daily
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    1 person
  9. 9. Find 2 jobs
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    1 person
  10. 10. Be an extra in a movie
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    1,544 people
  11. 11. Finish my BA
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    118 people
  12. 12. Get my permit and learn how to drive
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    1 person
  13. 13. Learn to cook more stuff
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    6 people
  14. 14. Travel
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    9,238 people
  15. 15. Learn to speak Spanish fluently
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    865 people
  16. 16. Learn to speak French fluently
    648 people
  17. 17. Study and get better at sign language
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    1 person
  18. 18. Make new friends that live close by
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    1 person
  19. 19. Stop procrastinating
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    30,441 people
  20. 20. Give Back
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    96 people
  21. 21. Have a better relationship with my mom
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    83 people
  22. 22. Get health insurance
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    228 people
  23. 23. Save money
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    16,491 people
  24. 24. Practice The Secret
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    14 people
  25. 25. Be happy, smile, find joy in the simple things
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    1 person
  26. 26. Go to the Oprah show/ meet Oprah
    1 person
  27. 27. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
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    7,414 people
  28. 28. keep a gratitude journal
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    190 people
  29. 29. Start using a colon cleanse
    1 person
  30. 30. Buy a dildo
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    12 people
  31. 31. Complete the rubix cube
    1 person
  32. 32. Learn to play the piano
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    8,219 people
  33. 33. See a broadway show
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    390 people
  34. 34. Read all the books on Oprah's book club list
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    2 people
  35. 35. Create a book of 300 lesson plans by the summer
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    1 person
  36. 36. Make cleaning a habit
    1 entry
    3 people
  37. 37. expand my vocabulary
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  38. 38. Share my inspirational poem "Message to the World" with 1000 people
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    1 person
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Drop 15 lbs in the month of November (2009) (read all 2 entries…)
- 4lbs

Proud to report that I just stepped on the scale and found that I’ve lost 4lbs. This is exciting to me because its a great start towards my goal. All Ive done thus far is decrease my calories, adding more fruits to my diet, Im not much of a water person but I think its ok that Im getting my water from coke and pepsi 0 (no calories, no fat) its like drinking pepsi flavored carbonated water. This is my beverage of choice on most days but I do drink water too. I’ve also kept the carbs to a reasonable amount, usually from sandwhiches for lunch or rice with my dinner, which I eat in small portions. I’ve snacked a bit on some chocolate candy this week but not in excess.

I’m now incorporating green tea to my diet and will begin going on walks this week too. I’m very confident that I’ll continue to drop the pounds :-).

Results for the Week:
Start weight: 251.7
End weight: 247.6



Drop 15 lbs in the month of November (2009) (read all 2 entries…)
Starting again

Last year I had the goal to weigh 150 lbs (basically lose 100 lbs)... but somehow I ended up giving up for the umpteenth time… This year I start again… I’ve decided to try mini-weight loss goals instead of one big one. So the goal is to drop 15 lbs in november. This may seem slightly unreasonable to some b/c we are told that it is healthy to lose 1-2 lbs a week/ 4-8 lbs a month but i need a big boost… In dec ill drop my goal down to 8 lbs but for the 1st month of my diet I would like to go for 15 lbs and since I been eating healthy for the past 2 weeks and damn near running to class everyday Ive probably givin myself a head start.

Two things I need to acknowledge about myself is:
1. I have weak will power… I can cut out fast food but deserts and cakes are my weakness. I plan to get around this issue by rewarding myself 2x a week with healthy choice (the brand) cakes.
2. I hate exercising… but I have no problem walking so Im goin to designate a time for me to go on long walks or use the treadmill at the gym everyday, and only do hardcore cardio workouts only 2-3x a week… I’m more likely to quit if I try to workout too often.

This goal is very important to me because although a lot of guys do find me attractive I dont find myself attractive and its hurting my self-esteem. I love myself as a person, Im intelligent, great personality, fun to be around, good friend to all my friends, and just overall a good person but dropping the weight is something I need to do for myself to be healthy, to be sexy. In all my years of yo-yo dieting with barely any results I realize that I can not put too much pressure on myself, I could be doing great for a couple weeks and then start to fall off and once I do that I become upset with myself, then depressed, which eventually leads to me basically quitting. I just have to do it and if i fall off… allow myself to fall off for a few days and then get back on.

And so here goes the start of try #2 on 43things and hopefully the last. I’ll be updating on my progress weekly… writing too many blogs about my progress makes me aware of all the lil mistakes Ive made during the week and again start adding pressure on myself… I know my goal and I will do it.

Starting weight: approx. 250 lbs
Goal weight: 235 lbs (by nov 30th) < I will do it! Having a positive attitude is a very important part of the process!



Create a book of 300 lesson plans by the summer (read all 2 entries…)
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I’ve been away from this site for a long time… I havnt done a thing to complete this goal, more so because I forgot about it but now that I see it, im reminded how important this one is because it is essential to my career goals! I gotta get to work on this one.



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