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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Lamar JHow To Get Ripped Abs

This has long been a goal of mine but I didn’t pursue it for many reasons.
1. I thought it impossible
2. I was not willing to learn what it took
3. I had a lot of bad advice on how to achieve my goal

What It Takes
Now, I am so close I can taste it. I have been up and down in weight and body fat. I was close to 40% body fat at one point and I am now down to 12%. I persevered, learn and made changes to my DIET!

The Secret To Success
Diet is the important thing when trying to achieve a fitness goal. Too many people start with the exercise. I learned the hard way, you cannot outeat a bad diet.

What Is Good Eating
I can tell you all the conventional, high carb – low fat mantra is garbage. I tried that and my weight either yo-yo’ed or worse increased. Specifically, my body fat increased, which is the exact opposite of the desired effect.

Key To My Success
I monitor only two things. First, what I don’t monitor. Calories! Yes I know about what my caloric intake is over a given day or week but I don’t stick to the “calorie” number.

I limit my carbohydrates to less than 50 grams per day and I try to eat at least 200 grams of protein per day. That’s it. I eat all the fat I want. In fact, in a given day 55% to 70% of my calories are from fat.

I eat bacon and eggs daily and have lost 30 pounds since making this switch, eliminated my sleep and lethargy problems and super boosted my sex life.

Almost There
My goal is 8.5% body fat which equates to between 213 and 218 pounds. Why the range? I would weigh 213 at 8.5% body fat at my current lean body mass of 195 pounds.

I am increasing my lean body mass to 200 pounds (a subgoal). At 200 pounds of lean body mass with 8.5% body fat I would weight 218.

I currently am 221 at 12% so I am very close. I am really enjoying the journey and all the bennies. I can’t wait for the next post. Maybe when I hit 10%. 3 years ago

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