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. lose 20 pounds
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    7,455 people
  2. 2. meditate daily
    25 entries . 48 cheers
    4,819 people
  3. 3. plan my wedding...
    264 people
  4. 4. three weeks of Phase 2
    1 person
  5. 5. read 30 minutes a day
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    14 people
  6. 6. post weekly on my blog
    1 person

How I did it
How to floss daily
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14 days
It made me

How to stop procrastinating
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3 years
It made me

How to stop avoiding things
It took me
30 days
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Lose 20 pounds (read all 5 entries…)
Going well!

I feel like I’ve successfully incorporated the first two week’s priniciples into my new food lifestyle.

The idea is to eat three full, healthful meals a day, eventually moving towards lunch being the largest meal, and dinner the smallest. And surprisingly, I have been able to do this. I don’t really need to snack in between now.

I think the small, frequent meal diet (which I tried unsuccessfully for a long time, on and off), is not for me, and I had to realize that.

In addition to eating this way, I AM COOKING several times a week (yes, thanks in large part to Trader Joe’s where I get many components to create good home made meals).

Lose 20 pounds (read all 5 entries…)
Week 1

The week 1 goals of the Yoga Body Diet are:

1. Drink warm water throughout the day. (I’ll plan to drink herbal tea)
2. Eat mindfully. Pay attention to the main three meals of the day. Even if I have to buy lunch, I will take a break and eat it. I may buy some lunches from Trader Joe’s to make starting the habit easier to jump start.
3. Ten minutes a day of deep breathing.

Lose 20 pounds (read all 5 entries…)
Absolutely new, no-dieting approach

I give up.

It’s been very hard to do some sort of drastic diet, esp. one that focuses on weight loss. I need to work on how I eat, which is TERRIBLE for me. That will help me meet my ultimate goal of being healthy, and the intermediate goal, of looking great at my brother’s wedding.

I’m going to follow the loose guidelines of the Yoga Body Diet. I’ll only weigh in periodically. I’m back at 160 this week.

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