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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have a body like Jillian Michaels


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besidequietwaters 3 years ago

besidequietwatersAimed High

and missed the mark, but I’ve been working out consistently almost every day for over eighteen months, so I’m gonna say I actually did hit close enough to my target to call this goal complete.

If I were sitting on an island surrounded by foodstuffs my body would look like Jillian’s looks in this cute pic…;)2 years ago

besidequietwatersIn My Quest To Be Jillian-Like

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I was doing rear deltoid flies this week at the gym. Two women were standing watching me. I heard one of them say, “What she’s doing looks awesome.” After a pause, the other replied, “I wish Jillian Michaels were my trainer.” Oh wow! Did those women just associate me with Jillian? I wondered, and just the possibility got me thinking all kinds of happy thoughts then feeling ever so slightly pleased about how fit and healthy I’m becoming.

But lest I become puffed up with pride, I returned to the gym the next day, stopped my thinking for a short moment and was promptly thrown off the back of the treadmill. I sorta caught myself mid-air so that I did not splatter all over floor, but there was this big, loud, mondo-embarrassing commotion. Everyone stopped what they were doing, turned, and looked. Oops, I’m Okay!! I’m just still a little more I-Love-Lucy-like than Jillian-like…;D 2 years ago

besidequietwatersJillian Lately

Is aspiring to look like the Shape Magazine cover model too shallow a goal? 2 years ago

besidequietwatersSlow Progress

If you picture a scale with the Pillsbury Dough Boy standing at the far left and Jillian Michaels at the far right, I’m near the center progressing steadily toward the right.

I look a little like a cross between PDB and JM, so you could call me Jigglian (hehe) 2 years ago

besidequietwatersMy Only Question is

How many hours per day must someone work out to look this way? 3 years ago

besidequietwatersJust Got

a free two-week trial pass to a local fitness center.

My plan is to work out five days per week over the next fourteen days. 3 years ago

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