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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Catherine Duthie

I'm doing 10 things
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fall madly in love

I can’t believe it happened.

I never thought of myself as completely undesirable, but I wouldn’t have expected someone so incredible to find his way into my life.

You’re not going to believe this, but did it. I know, I know, but I’m serious.

Get down to 150 pounds
Losing the last 15

I lost 20 pounds last year… Roughly.

So what now? Drink more water, I suppose, fewer calories in, more calories out.. I’ve taken up running (although I’m awful at it)..

I don’t believe that there’s a “diet” out there for me. It’s been frustrating for me. When i hear stories of people losing weight, I hear “well, I stopped drinking sodas, stopped eating chocolate, stopped eating fatty dips…” ...well, that’s wonderful for you guys.. But I don’t do any of those things. I have very little more to give up, save for sauteing my foodstuffs in grapeseed oil. And for heavens’ sakes, I’m not using that much.

Well, I’m getting tested for various food allergies. Maybe it’s a gluten thing and as soon as I stop, I’ll look emaciated.

give up soda
off of soda!

1. Club soda mixed with pomegranate juice. 160 calories per cup; still bubbly.

2. Tonic water with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Only 80 calories; still bubbly.

3. Light yogurt and fruit smoothie. Creamy and sweet, high in calcium and only 174 calories per cup.

4. Tomato juice or V8. Packed with flavor; high in vitamins C, A, and potassium and only 50 calories per cup.

5. Flavored seltzer. Carbonated, but zero calories.

6. Energy drink (such as Gatorade). Tastes sweet, 60 calories per cup, contains electrolytes.

7. Apple cider. Has 120 calories per cup, but packs a tangy, substantial flavor.

8. Milk, whole or skim. High in calcium and protein—and you need both. With 145 calories per cup of whole milk; 85 calories for skim.

9. Ovaltine made with skim milk. It’s chocolaty, fortified with vitamins and minerals, high in calcium and protein and 170 calories per cup.

10. Tea or coffee, unsweetened. Get a boost on less than five calories per cup, plus it’s high in antioxidants.

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