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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StuartieG156.2lbs - Back in the healthy BMI Range

Just checked and I am officially no longer “overweight”. Although BMI is a decent guestimate in most cases, it feels good to be officially classed as being in the “normal” weight category. Current BMI is 24.4 (was 28). 7 months ago

wannabe121095 7 months ago

StuartieGOver 1.5 stone lost now (21.8lbs lost, 6.2lbs to go!)

Can’t believe the rate the weight is coming off now! Current weight is 157lbs (11 stone 3 lbs) – start weight was 178.8lbs (12 stone 10.8lbs) 7 months ago

Meridia 7 months ago

StuartieGOver 20lbs lost now!

Start weight at the beginning of December was 178.8lbs, now at 158.4lbs! :) Keep it going!! 7 months ago

StuartieG19lbs down - 159.8lbs

More milestones passed – now under 11 and a half stone, also under the 160lb mark for the first time in around 3 years. :) 7 months ago

tinestines 8 months ago

StuartieGCurrent weight 162.2lbs (down 16.6lbs)

Still losing weight, having to up my food intake a bit this week though as have 12-15 hours of hiking in the mountains at the weekend and need the energy reserves! :) 8 months ago

RachelJ86 8 months ago

StuartieGHalfway! 1 stone lost!! :)

Happy to report that today I am exactly one stone (14lbs) down from the start of December. Keeping up the same diet and exercise regime should see me at goal weight by the start on June :) 9 months ago


83.7 – 184.5 10 months ago

StuartieG167.6lbs (11.2lbs lost)

That’s me lost over 10lbs now, just edged under the 12 stone mark too! Next major milestone (no pun intended) is to lose a stone (14lbs). Almost halfway! Upped my training and running as well as maintaining my healthy calorie controlled diet (most days!) 10 months ago


82.5 = 181.8 10 months ago

StuartieG9.8lbs lost - current weight 169.0lbs (12st 1lb)

Very happy to be under the 170lbs mark for the first time in at least 6 months! Keeping up my calorie counting app, healthy eating. Also starting to do more exercise now my ankle is feeling better! 11 months ago

oceanus21 11 months ago


84.4 = 186 11 months ago

StuartieG6.6lbs lost - 172.4lbs

Keeping to my diet pretty well so far. Pretty happy I started this in December not January otherwise my weight would’ve ballooned even more over Christmas.

Top tips:
Count calories: (using MyFitnessPal app), I have a reminder set daily on my online todo list. Trying to limit calories to 2,000 max a day.

Cut out fizzy juice: (1 litre of soda a day would be the equivalent of 1lb of body fat gained a week!)

Make my own lunches for work: Making healthy lunches like chicken and low fat coleslaw with salad on wholemeal bread sandwiches, an apple, tomatoes, carrot sticks.

Still a while to go! 11 months ago


84.9 = 187.1 11 months ago

smaugish 11 months ago

ecporter1 11 months ago

karencatto 11 months ago

StuartieG4lbs lost - 174.8lbs

My weight has gradually been dropping over the last couple weeks or so.
I am still counting calories on my app, weighing myself every day (My weights going to fluctuate up and down by a pound or so each day anyway, so I’m not beating myself up if it goes up a bit some days – as long as the overall trend is downwards!). Switching to diet sodas and taking out my own packed lunch is also helping.
Had a couple big nights out where food and alcohol calories have been off the chart, but usually balanced by a very reduced calorie intake the next day. A few days coming up where the calories will be unavoidable really (and I’m not going to begrudge them!), but will stay on track as well as I can! 12 months ago

StuartieGAllowed my weight to creep back up...

I was recently 178.8lbs (heaviest I’ve ever been!). I’m 5 foot 7.
I’d like to get down to a more reasonable weight. 2 stone would make a massive difference. Counting calories using (feel free to add me if you want! – StuartieG) and trying for around 2,000 a day is the plan. Also cutting out fizzy juice (apart from diet versions). I’m really determined to do this, if I have a bad day or a slip up, I’ll just need to let it go and make sure I redouble my efforts the next day. Also my ankle has been playing up for the last 9-10 weeks – hopefully get back exercising soon to help!

In the first few days my weight has dropped to 177lbs – a loss of almost 2 lbs. Although remember when starting a diet you will quickly lose 5-10lbs through glycogen depletion and associated water loss, after that the weight loss will be slower, 1-2 lbs a week at most (I don’t want to overdo the diet and make myself feel ill!)

I feel a sensible timescale to do this would be six months. I don’t want to diet to quickly and have the associated extremely low energy.

I’ve previously managed to lose 10lbs a few times, over a stone (14lbs) on one other occassion. This is the heaviest I’ve been though, time to nip it in the bud! 12 months ago

StuartieG 12 months ago

ZijueDrawing a line

I started this goal 9 months ago and lost over 1 stone 6 months ago. In those 6 months, I have maintained my weight at 8 stone 7 and don’t feel the need to lose more weight. So, rather than leaving this on hiatus, I’m going to draw a line under this goal as I am now happy with the weight I am, and I feel I’ve proved to myself that I can now be sensible with it :) 6 years ago

ZijuePut to one side

I have now maintained my weight at around 8 stone 8, which is just over a stone less than when I started this goal. I am happy that I can continue to maintain this until I am ready to take off another stone. I am going to put this goal to one side until such time as I’m ready to continue, so it isn’t “given up” but rather postponed. 7 years ago


This goal is on hold for the time being as I have lost over 1 stone and am currently happy with how I feel – 1 stone has made a significant difference and although I could go down another stone, I don’t feel that this is as important as when I started this goal. I am in the healthy BMI range and I have gone down 1-2 sizes in clothes since I started, so I’m quite happy :)

I have been maintaining the same weight for 3 weeks without going over for longer than a couple of days, which is natural, so I am not worried about putting it all back on – I have enough discipline to keep this at a level until I feel ready to take off the other stone :) 7 years ago

Zijue13 weeks...

I finally dropped again – I thought I would stay at 8 stone 8 for ages, or that my scales were broken, but I got down to 8 1/2 stone which means that I have 12lbs to go until I reach my goal. To be honest, I’m very happy with the progress I’ve made and one benefit of not rushing on this is that your skin has chance to adjust to the weight loss.

Although my aim is to get to 7 stone 9 lbs, this is actually slightly below my long-term target. I’m aiming underneath my actual target to allow for any bouncing back up by getting my calories closer to what is needed for maintaining current weight.

At the moment I am keeping to 1500 calories a day, with the odd day off as a treat, but because I’m used to eating less, I can’t eat loads on these days anyway. Once I’ve reached my target, I’ll be aiming to eat closer to 1800-1900 calories a day, and to maintain my weight at no more than 8 stone. 7 years ago

Zijue11 weeks...

I’ve got just under 1 stone to go now! Finally! :) I thought I’d never get under 8 stone 10, but I’ve now dropped to 8 stone 8 :) It’s really crawling at the moment, but I’m still going – grinding to a halt for a couple of weeks certainly made me wonder if it was ever going to go, but hopefully that hurdle has been passed and I’ll start to see it drop again! 7 years ago

Zijue8 weeks...

I’m now down to 8 stone 10 lbs, so I’ve lost almost a stone :) I’m really pleased with this and can certainly see and feel a difference – at the rate I’m going, it’ll probably be about 4 months to lose 2 stone. I have no idea whether this is long or short, but I don’t really care as long as I lose the weight eventually. It’s going steadily, which is the main thing, and probably healthier than a sudden weight drop.

Just over 1 stone to go!! :) 7 years ago

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