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 am not doing well with this at all. I had steady progress for a few weeks, then everything went to hell and I undid all my progress.
Depression is soaring, which makes me want to comfort myself with food. Bad cycle.
I know all the right things to do, I have the best intentions; it’s just a matter of doing them.
I went to the gym today, finally. I just need to get myself over this hurdle and do a major lifestyle cleanup.
I’m also considering going without weighing myself for the rest of the month. I’ll probably weigh myself ten times a day, hoping to see something I want, and when I don’t I just beat up on myself more and give up on things. 8 months ago

danidee27Right Direction

I’m seeing progress here and I’m not even going to the gym or even doing the best job eating clean.
It’s all moderation, though. I didn’t indulge in any wine this week, or pizza, but I thought the chow mein and tiramisu might have kept me from seeing results. That or the fact that I haven’t even been doing my at home exercise for the past week.
But, everything managed to balance out and I lost about another pound and a half. 8 months ago


I lost two pounds this week.
I’ve been making serious efforts to eat clean, pack food for work, eat regularly and be active.
Still no gym, but I’ve been using the stationary bike and doing kettle bell and calisthenics. I’ve impressed myself with my motivation to do these things in spite of being tired and tight on time.
My clothes are fitting better already and I feel great being more active.
I think the best part is that I still had some wine and that proves that I can indulge and still have success on the scale. 9 months ago


I finally made it within 10 lbs again. I’m a little late.
Now, I’m still not going to the gym… I currently have about 20 legitimate reasons/excuses, but I’m going to have to step it up if I want to burn off the other 10.

This is about the same time that I lost it last year and went in the wrong direction.

The chocolate and Baileys butter cream for boss’s birthday. I really need to stay motivated this year! 9 months ago

danidee27Not quite

Well, more like from being within 10 lbs of my goal weight.

I didn’t do very well on maintaining since the summer, and I’ve been trying to be more mindful about what I eat and my amount of daily movement. I’m down a few pounds already, but not where I’d like to be.

I’ve been trying to do some light strength training activities and plan to be in the gym next month to really get things on track.

Other than that, I’m hoping the silver-lining to this stomach bug I’ve had for the past few days is that I’ve inadvertently lost another pound or two, getting me down to 150 by Sunday. 10 months ago

danidee27Or Not...

Of course I did well until I made my boss’ chocolate birthday cake with Bailey’s and espresso buttercream. Six sticks of butter in all. Between licking the bowl after frosting the cake and having a piece the next day, I’ve restarted my sugar cravings and just let the week after that go to hell. I really need to get back to it and lose this weight. 21 months ago


141 this morning. I’ve definitely been fluctuating lately, and these last couple pounds have not wanted to come off, but I’ve really committed to eating more cleanly and to moving my butt more often.

This last pound is toast! 21 months ago

danidee27So Close

The holidays definitely delayed me getting to this weight, but I’ve finally turned a corner, made up for lost time, and got back on track.

This morning I weighed in at 142. I think I can definitely achieve this goal by the end of January. 23 months ago


This has been on my 43things for years, and I finally got there today. I must have removed the goal after not thinking I’d get there and losing hope for so long. I had to add it back just to say I completed it! haha. =) 2 years ago


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