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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I'm doing 28 things
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lose ten pounds (read all 2 entries…)
Fresh juice makes all the difference :)

I have actually weighed less than I do now by exercising and cutting calories in the past but I felt miserable and deprived of food. Recently, I bought a juicer and started drinking fresh vegetable/apple juices on a daily basis. I don’t consciously restrict calories; I mainly just eat three meals a day and try to have a balanced diet. I try to avoid sugary foods and dairy products (not good for me personally but probably healthy for others) and the weight just keeps coming off. I wish I had incorporated fresh juice into my diet sooner. For anybody that feels frustrated during the weight loss journey, I recommend watching the film “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” For me, other health issues (skin and digestive) were central to my motivation for better health; the weight loss was secondary but still a benefit (I was only borderline overweight). The film shows how these other health issues relate to our weight. And you don’t even have to do a juice fast like they do in the film (I haven’t)—just add healthy juices to your current diet so that you give it the nutrients it needs :)

pay off my credit card debt
done! :)

For the second time in my life, I’ve managed my money well enough to pay off some substantial debt. One burden off my back now. Feeling pretty good!

get published
looking back on this goal

Well, I didn’t get published in print but I’ll have to settle for being online. Next year, I’ll make it into some publication :)

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