Quit Being a Slacker

A while ago, I read the book Finish by Jon Acuff. I really liked it. He gives tips and tricks on how to complete projects and goals for those of us who are terrible finishers. I’m great when it comes to doing something for someone else but not so much on my own projects. Here are a few of my current unfinished projects:

  1. I’ve lost 74 lbs and have 6 to go. I keep bouncing back and forth not able to break through this plateau.
  2. We moved in December and I only have 3 boxes left to go through. They’ve been sitting behind the couch in the basement for months.
  3. I wanted to redo the flower beds at our new house. I started strong, planting in one, thinning out 2 more and keeping the front weeded and looking nice. Then there’s the one bed by the garage that’s a complete shit show. My boyfriend finally just took the weed whacker to it.

The Day before Done

Going through the Finish Workbook, I’m trying to figure out what I can do to break through this mental road block I have. Why can’t I lose these last few pounds?

Section 8 is titled The Day before Done. It asks which of 3 questions you identify with most. Mine is “What happens next?” I’ve been so focused on losing the weight and changing my lifestyle over the past 13 months, so what will I do next?

AHA! That’s it. I’m blocking myself from finishing because then I’ll have to figure out who that person is that can maintain. So simple and so fucking stupid. It’s the same person.


So now what?

As of this morning I have 8 lbs to go to reach 150. That’s the goal, a weight range of 150-155. My goal is to drop the weight in the next 6 weeks. I have a wedding to go to at the end of August so that should be good motivation.

So now back to the simple steps that got me to this point.

  1. Writing out my 24 hour plan.
  2. Only eating what’s on the plan.
  3. Drinking my water.
  4. Getting 7 hours of sleep each night.
  5. Eating from -2 to +2.
  6. Journal each day.

Easy, right? Will keep you posted on my progress.

Hope y’all have a kick ass day. Until next time.

Published by Andrea

I’m the go to friend and family member if you need something done. But I don’t give myself the same commitment. I say no more! This is the end of my life long yo-yo dieting. No more quitting projects halfway through. No more giving up on myself. Period!

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