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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stop eating out of boredom


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annamariewrightthis is probably going to be hard.

i must stop eating out of boredom. i’ve noticed the pounds piling on and it’s starting to get more than a little depressing. i need to keep myself busy. it’s kinda hard having social anxiety disorder. i have no job and i’ve completed my education. these days i struggle to leave the house all week. never the less, i’m going to try my very hardest :) 3 years ago


simply, I have become too broke to have food around to do this anymore haha, so I guess there is some good in it? 4 years ago

daisyklijnStarting now!

Allright, this point is in my list for 9 months already and I haven’t tried once to even start trying!
How hard can it be to say no to a chocolatebar or ben&jerry icescream? of course, it is lovely and for a while it makes you feel better. But it’s just working for a few minutes, after eating it, it makes me fees miserable. those few minutes are just nog worth the sad feeling I have afterwards. But if I was doing homework instead of eating chocolate, I’d feel good about myself afterwards! either about doint something for school as for the fact that I didn’t ate out of boredom!
From now on, I’m trying to reach this goal.
For one month, I won’t eat out of boredom! 5 years ago

LKAThis is working

I have no idea how, but since I set this goal I have eaten about half of what I normally would!

Yesterday normally would be around 3 meals and lots of snacks!

Cheese Sandwich, Happy Meal, Knickerbockerglory (with fruit not nuts so not as bad) and a couple of sweets!! Plus alot of fruit and water!!!

I’m goooooooooooooooood 5 years ago

LKAOther things

Having another 35 things to do is keeping me distracted from going down stairs to the kitchen!

Yesterday I had a mug of cereal and lasagne with peppers.
That was it!!!!
I also drank lots of water!
Good day lets try again today!!! 5 years ago


hmm its the brownies from that cafe next door that are really getting me. i did it today. oops. 5 years ago

erin1524Lose 50 pounds in 9 months

I really want to lose 50 pounds in 9 months. I never lost all of my baby weight and we are going to Disney and I want to be thin. 6 years ago

ichortle2210i feel pretty confident now

i reckon that i am at a point where i can happily say that i have got a real handle on this. i am able to fine comsthing else to do whemn i am bored instead of eat. at the moment i find that i am knitting (its another goal of mine!) so its all woking out pretty well. also i have taken to running (another goal of mine) and its helping me to see when i am actaully really hungry, or it just gives my mind something else to do! 7 years ago

ichortle2210almost there

you know i think that i have almost got a handle on thisone…lets give it another week or so and see how i am carrying on, and then i might see fit to class this as being completed! 7 years ago


i thought that i had this one covered! i was going to cross it off, but apparntly i am not quite there. yesterday was the point that really let me down! once i start being bored and deicide to fill the boredom with eating, there is just not stopping me!
i am pretty close to feeling that i have achieved this, but cos of yesty, im giving it another week or so, just to prove that my mind is stronger that my damn stomache. 7 years ago


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