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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reach my goal weight (read all 20 entries…)
error on Day One entry

oops meant bought a kitchen table not a whole kitchen!!

reach my goal weight (read all 20 entries…)
Day One

Well today I did go walking at the park and did my 10 minute stretch and 10 minute performance. I have not drank enough water yet but I am trying remedy that now. I did have two small handfuls of goji and cacao nips after my park walk. I did also have 2 slices of bread at dinner instead of just one and I am sure it was more than a pat of butter. Too bad I can’t buy organic pats of butter like the restaurants have. ;(! Anyway today was a complete success. I even made it to IKEA and for $20 bucks bought a kitchen which should make meals more enjoyable.

reach my goal weight (read all 20 entries…)
Glad I found you!

Well I’ve been doing this on my own for awhile and I really wanted a place where I could commit to my exercise and food daily. For today: I did a 10 minute Power Half Hour stretch, and 10 minute on the Performance Ball. Breakfast today was espresso, almond milk and stevia with a greenberry shakeology smoothie with a whole orange. For snack I will have 1/2 cup cottage cheese with a 1/2 cup of strawberries, Lunch will be chocolate shakeology with water and ice, For snack will be 2 tablespoons peanut butter with celery sticks. Dinner is 1 and 1/2 cups of homemade organic chili, 1 cup carrots, peppers and onion stir fry and 2 cups of green salad with one tbsp of olive oil. And one slice of Ezekiel bread with a pat of butter. Done for the day. It is 11 weeks to Summit and my goal is to lose 25lbs with the exercise that should be a breeze so lets make it 30. The first week on any diet you lose at least 5lbs so that leaves 2lbs a week. for the next 10 weeks. This is a possible goal and I am reaching for the stars here.

find the perfect bra
I found the perfect bra but not wearing one

I found an all cotton breathable and organic bra that is comfortable, but I only wear it to work or on special occasions. After working out and lifting weights for a year my boobs are perky all on their own and a beautiful cotton cami that is fitted (kind of like a bra) is so much more freeing. It’s like guys who wear boxers it so much better for your health.

give up tv (read all 2 entries…)
It been a month with no TV!

I am returning books that I borrowed years ago and never read. I’ve read them. I am no longer sad about being alone probably bc I’m not watching all those fake relationships on TV. My life has less drama. I am accomplishing more with my evenings and when the urge overcomes me. I watch a DVD or watch something on the internet. Short and sweet and over in an hour sans commercials. I don’t know what the newest junk food is or if stepping out of the tub will kill me. I don’t know what Brittany Spears is up or the latest new handbag or the must have item for spring. I don’t care either. I’m happier. I’m getting art done. My life is organized the way I want it for a change.

give up tv (read all 2 entries…)
I put the TV in the garage!

After 5 years of arguing with the TV, trying to turn it off, waiting for the HD switch on February 17 to make me turn it off, I surrendered. I realized that I had to make the change. I woke up this morning and put the TV in a box in the garage. This has been a fruitful morning even with the radio on. It doesn’t suck me in as much. I will leave it in the garage, kinda of like putting the cookies on a high shelf so I forget about them. I feel somehow liberated.

stop washing my hair (read all 3 entries…)
Will wash my hair on Sunday

I washed my hair on Wednesday only once with mild shampoo and a conditioner that I mixed with lots of cool water. I have been taking cool showers which has made my skin less dry. However this morning my scalp was itchy and the oils were not going down to the ends where it needs it so I rinsed my hair with cool water no shampoo. I’ll see how it does when it dry. My hair seems to be thickening up and not falling out as much. Keeping my fingers crossed

stop washing my hair (read all 3 entries…)
Only made it to Wed

Okay so I had to wash my hair this morning. I have a date tonight. I did however wash it only once with very very little shampoo and put alot of cool water on it with a mild conditioner mixed with lots of water. It was very gentle. Now I am not washing it until Sunday and then I think I will just rinse it with cool water and conditioner but no shampoo. I think I need to ease into this. I do see that my hair is not as frizzy or dry and not as much hair was left in the drain after washing. Maybe next week I can make it through a whole 7 days without washing.

stop washing my hair (read all 3 entries…)
Wow I'm glad I found you guys/girls!

For the last few years my hair has been falling out, not all that much, but noticeably. I’ve always had thick hair so getting anyone other than my jealous nasty sister to confirm that my hair seemed to be thinning was not an easy task. Most people just didn’t notice. I do note that my part on the back of my head is noticeable but I’m not sure if it always has been. I was in tears last night and all I could remember about my “hair” past was that I didn’t wash it as much as I do now, which is at least once a day if not more. When did I get so obsessive about washing my hair. I had stopped dying it blond a few years back but that hasn’t seemed to help my hair is dry and brittle and frizzy. Now that I’ve seen all your entries I am stopping right now no more hair washing. I may try that baking soda idea but I’m not washing my hair until Sunday and it is now Tuesday. Wish me luck!

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