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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Lose 20 pounds

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Sammyjo15 1 week ago

MochaMolly27 1 week ago

sierra_dreamrFunny thing about life

is that areas of your life you don’t tend grow weeds or in this case my waistline.
I stopped using 43 things 2 1/2 years ago or there abouts. In that time I actually lost the last 10 of 27 pounds from my prepregnancy weight by nursing for a year, exercising and eating well, then gained back 15 in the past 18 months as I focused my energy in other areas.
It’s comforting to know that I am capable of shedding the weight a frightening 52 pounds total, but reflecting on this arch illustrates the importance of maintaining focus.
I hope (and will take actions to achieve) a healthy 145 weight by Christmas. 2 weeks ago

Yangkee Colitas 20 months ago

Yangkee Colitasaffirmation

I wanted to change the way I look to fit into what someone wants me to be like. If it was health related I’d still continue but to look skinny because he was used to that. No. I am me,this is how I am. Take it or leave it. After a lot of difficulty I have started to be comfortable with myself. I love myself and have embraced my look now. So back off all you haters. 2 weeks ago


According to the scale, I’m now about 9.8 stones (from 10 stones). That’s the lightest I’ve ever been in weeks. Just eating less, no exercise yet. I need to work on my tummy. 2 weeks ago

debcat53 3 weeks ago

true_blueNeed to make time to exercise

I’ve been eating less, but I need to make time to do an hour of Zumba for at least three days a week. I hope it is still possible to lose 20 pounds or maybe even 2 stones before the year is up. Looking at before and after pictures of people who have lost weight really helps to keep me motivated. 3 weeks ago

hanasantos 3 weeks ago

true_blueBack on track

Slowly losing the weight I’ve gained in the past few weeks. I’m trying to cut down on my food intake. I really need to stop making unhealthy food choices. I’m also thinking of doing toning up exercises on the Wii Fit. 4 weeks ago

acaudel 1 month ago

true_blueStarting over again

Messed up, gained 2 pounds, starting over again… It’s been two days that I’ve successfully eaten under 1,200 calories. (I am guessing it must be under 1,200 calories.) Yesterday, I literally starved myself so that I could indulge in rum and raisin ice cream. But today I had a healthy lunch of mackerel and potatoes… I should do that more often. 1 month ago

mandyfaye 7 years ago

Elysia Stella 1 month ago

JackEverymanReached a plateau

Reached a plateau, but have been working out pretty regularly so I am pretty sure that I am replacing fat with muscle. 1 month ago


I really need to go back to Zumba classes. 1 month ago

user1402560511 1 month ago

fracturing 1 month ago

patelbrij3546 1 month ago

sweetnam 1 month ago

keri_ann12 1 month ago

JackEverymanNot gonna make it.

Not gonna make it, but I think I can get back under 10 pounds down by the end of the month. What happened is that I started doing squats and put on some muscle. I cool with that. I wasn’t able to maintain the level of cardio activity for the last eight weeks, so the fat didn’t burn off. I’m recommitting to the next eight weeks. 2 months ago

JackEverymanGot as low as 201.8 then shot back up to 206 in like less than a week.

How is this even possible? 2 months ago

user1399995233 2 months ago

lopi2625 2 months ago

JackEverymanMomentum is mine

Back down to 202.6, 11.4 lbs down from high weight. 2 months ago

anniejmartian 4 years ago

true_blueMaybe I'll skip dinner

I’ve already eaten over 1,200 calories and it’s only 2.40pm… :/ I guess that boiled egg I had for breakfast wasn’t filling enough this time.

At least the Subway veggie burger gave me my 5-a-day and it was under 300 calories. 2 months ago

true_blueI need more discipline

I seem to be finding it difficult to stick to my diet and I feel like I’ve put on a bit more weight, even though the scale hasn’t budged much. I’m still under 10 stones, but my tummy and thighs look bigger. :( I blame myself for not taking this goal more seriously.
So I’m back to calorie counting again. Today I ate roughly 1,200 calories or less. According to the My Fitness Pal app, a calorie counting app on my smartphone, I should lose about 5 pounds by June. 2 months ago

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