Day 29: Do A Weight-Loss Reality Check | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

It’s time for Day 29, the second-last day of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon.

All tasks in the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon are adapted from my 52 Weight Loss Missions program.

Read the steps first, then take 10 minutes to complete them.

Move fast, act quickly and stop over-thinking. Ready?

What You Need:

  • Willingness to be honest with yourself.

Step 1

As our time together is nearly at an end, I want to spend today’s 10 minutes doing a reality check. Let’s make sure you’re continuing to take action in the ways we’ve been talking about for the past month.

With that in mind, review each of the items below:

  • Do you have a daily reminder of your true weight-loss motivation?
  • Have you asked for the support you need?
  • Are you tracking everything you eat and drink?
  • Are you eating plenty of vegetables?
  • Are you keeping your splurges strategic?
  • Are you exercising most days?
  • Are you working up a sweat when you exercise?
  • Do you focus on your chosen diet actions most days?
  • Are you doing daily micro-exercise?
  • Are your portion sizes reasonable?
  • Have you created your weight-loss menu binder?
  • Are you prepared for exercise excuses?
  • Do you have the stuff you need for exercise?
  • Is your kitchen properly equipped?
  • Have you increased your exercise frequency?
  • Have you increased your exercise intensity?
  • Have you increased your exercise duration?
  • Do you say no when necessary?
  • Do you eat a good breakfast?
  • Do you drink plenty of water?
  • Do you keep a journal or log for weight loss notes?

Bonus Step For 52 Weight Loss Missions Members

Add these items to your reality check:

Step 2

For each ‘no’, decide to re-commit to taking the action. These are the actions that will make you slim!

If needed, make a time in your diary to revisit the relevant Days or Missions.

Which areas do you need to re-commit to?

Check in!

And you’re done!

Be sure to leave your comment below to check in and stay accountable. If you’re reading this by email or in a reader then please click here to leave your comment.

See you tomorrow for our final task!

Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly helps people move from procrastination to action. She believes that taking action on your priorities makes you a happier person. Michele is the founder of Get Organized Wizard and creator of tools for business, home, and personal organization. Her programs are used by tens of thousands of people worldwide.

46 thoughts on “Day 29: Do A Weight-Loss Reality Check | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

  1. Linda Clemmons Gooden says:

    While I’m working on majority of these, this is a great review list to keep nearby to stay focused. It has been a lot of information, but it has definitely been a great jump start to my new healthy life!

  2. Jennifer Reilly says:

    I have this reality check list printed out and I’m putting it on my dresser for daily reminders every morning! Doing very good with the strategic splurging.. no more processed foods!

  3. Cheri Doughty Andrews says:

    I need to re-commit to creating the recipe binder and planning meals in advance each week. That seems to be a huge time suck when I do it but saves me from wondering every evening what I’m going to fix for dinner.

  4. Andrea Kelly Donaruma says:

    While I didn’t always accomplish everything on the exact day I have managed to finish eash task before the 30 days were up. I have come to realize that this is a work in progress. I am going to keep working on each step and improve daily. I guess it’s time to start another 30 days tomorrow!

  5. Shirley Rains McIntosh says:

    I know that even if I don’t lose all of the weight I would like, the changes I have made are for a healthier life style. I am drinking more water, choosing healthier foods, exercising more (and enjoying it). I am already feeling more energized, and less tired. That in itself is a reward.

  6. Terry Currie says:

    Hello to everyone: One more day to go. The month has gone fast. It’s very important you’re honest and do a reality check. Have you been exercising; eating nutritional foods; kept track of what you eat; etc. Write down what you have learned from this 30 day weight loss program. Make a commitment to continue. I’m proud of all of you – you are on the home stretch but you must stay committed. Please continue to post to stay accountable. Good Luck.

  7. WayneDee Snyder says:

    I am doing MOST of the list— don’t have the recipes collected but do have the binder and a special place for them. I definitely am “feeling slimmer” especially around the middle. The scales say I’ve trimmed off about 7 pounds and I am NOT hungry. Still work on the inbetween snacks but celery, carrots or small amount of fruit is tasting good. The water thing— I started adding thinly sliced orange to my refrigerated pitcher of water. It really tastes SO VERY MUCH BETTER and is MORE REFRESHING that just plain water so I am drinking plenty of oj’d H2O.

  8. Gail Helgeson says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised ny how many of these I have done/am doing. Must get more sleep tho”, which is hard for this Night Owl, who needs to get up fairly early to exercise!

  9. Rachelle McCoy says:

    I cant believe this is almost over…. how great is a regular check in.. this mission is great.. time to reflect.. personally.. couldn’t of come at a better time.. what do I do after day 30? maybe start over?

  10. Laura Wells McGuire says:

    I have indeed done most of the items listed. I still have work to do, but I am mindful and have a motivated attitude that will continue to lead me down a path of success.

    Thank you Michele Connolly, you have truly helped me jump start my journey back to a thinner me.

  11. Jane Kisler Mooney says:

    This month has been so fantastic for tips and practical advice. I still need to not resist exercising, plan menus every week, and objectively analyze what is working/not working for ME. Since this isn’t a short term project, but a lifelong mission, I will work on these one at a time until they become my “good habits”!

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