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 have been consistently hitting the gym for a couple weeks now! It was much needed. Over the past year +, I have gradually turned into a lazy listless blob. I’ve been going at it pretty strong at the gym. The scale hasn’t budged yet, but I FEEL better! In the past, I’ve experienced the same stubborn spot before the weight started to come off. I know it is just a matter of time before I see results.

I also recently found out that I have a condition called lipedema, which is basically a fat issue that causes really fat legs. Since I am not very overweight, it is not a big health concern for me, it is more about aesthetics. But I see the condition causing my mother actual health issues in her older age… so I have started taking selenium because there are some indications that it could clear some of the lymph backup found in the condition. I need to be more vigilant in massaging my legs daily, though! 6 months ago

diamondgirl215No more soda!

Wow-looking back at my entries on this goal, I just realized I almost never drink soda anymore. So, I have made progress towards this goal without any conscious effort. It just sort of gradually happened. Once in a blue moon my sister wants to buy a few bottles of soda at the grocery store, and I’ll drink it then, but that has been rare. Compared to drinking soda virtually every day for most of my life from childhood on, this improvement is drastic! I won’t kid myself that I’ve totally reformed, because I now drink at least a couple powdered diet Snapple teas per day. I also drink home-brewed chamomile tea sweetened with Sweet N Low-so its still bad business. I do drink considerably more water these days though. Although I can’t say I’m at 100%, I’m startled by the progress I’ve made towards my goal of not drinking soda! 6 months ago

diamondgirl215Decrease my soda intake

I have always been unapologetic about my diet soda habit. I know it is not good or healthy, but dont care. I liked the benefits it gave me in my struggle to keep my weight down, and to hell with the health effects. But lately i am having a little pang of concern. I have always known it is terrible, but am just starting to care a bit. Id like to reduce my soda consumption. I cant say stop for real, as of now, but if any little bit is certainly an improvement. So I want to start. 2 years ago


Going to make an exercise log to complete everyday from now until korea. 2 years ago


We got a trampoline…and Ive been jumping every morning as a good start to my day! Also now that its warmer, I’ve walked from the bus terminal..It’s good exercise and saves a bus fare! 2 years ago


I want to re-focus on this. My new focus is to go back to eating well. In Korea, truthfully, I don’t know what I ate!!! Lol. It was delicious! Was it healthy? Was it not? What kind of food was it even??? I don’t know-it seemed too yummy to be healthy. But really I think overall the food was pretty fresh and healthy, and I didnt gain weight although I felt like I ate so much. I also had a serious GS-25 cookie habit towards the end…Luckily that didnt seem to hurt me. But after I came home I binged on really crappy food. I did gain a pound but since then, it seems the scale is holding tight so far. Now I need to rein myself back in, go back to eating quality meals. Besides the eating changes I want to add exercise. For now I want to add crunches and weights everyday (or at the very least almost every day) and a short yoga video 3 days a week. As it becomes my routine, I can add more. 3 years ago


I have to admit, Ive been backsliding a bit. It started with touring my friend around my city…We ate lots of junky food. Ever since, I havent been feeding myself with the finest things. I have been feeling lethargic and I don’t know what is causing I feeling bad because I ate bad things, or eating bad things because I’m feeling bad? The scale crept up a pound this week, and I’m concerned it may be worse tomorrow…. I really need to get back on track :-( 3 years ago


woo of this morning I officially lost 10 lbs!!!!! yay!!!!! 2 more and Im within my goal range! 7 more until Im back to my old slim self! 3 years ago


113. Bought a few nice dresses. Been watching style videos and trying to make an effort to do the best with what I have clothes-wise and dress prettier. 3 years ago


6 pounds down! 5 to go until I’m in the realm of where I want to be! 3 years ago

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