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30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge Day 8: You Are Not Alone

author image Deborah Day
Deborah Day is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor. Former editor in chief of and executive editor of, she has been published on,,, and other media sites, as well as in Maxim, Interview and Time Out NY magazines.
30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge Day 8: You Are Not Alone
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Having support is essential. When you have a network of people who support you and what you’re going through, it’s like having an army backing you up. The LIVESTRONG.COM community is that army.

It’s thousands of people who are starting — or have already been on — a similar journey. They’re here to provide support, encouragement and advice and share their knowledge on a number of wellness topics, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diet and nutrition… and MORE!

It’s like having your own personal fitness and nutrition coach available to you 24/7!

Joining is easy, simply:

  • Go to the LIVESTRONG.COM community.
  • Explore the community forums for popular topics and conversations 
  • Click on a user’s name to connect and either "Message User" or "Add As Friend."

Users share personal experiences and advice on what has worked for them as well as the positive impacts their healthier life choices have had. They share their challenges and pitfalls, and they help you celebrate your progress and success. They’ve either been where you are or they’re on a similar journey right now.

Now that you’ve added this terrific weapon to your arsenal, you can charge into battle knowing you have all the support you need. Remember, there’s strength in numbers!

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For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join our Facebook Challenge Group. We'll share recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.

Sign up for our newsletter if you want periodic reminders to get linked up with helpful LIVESTRONG.COM articles and tips.

Learn More About the Power of Support Networks

Why the MyPlate Calorie Tracker Is Your First Line of Defense

Documenting your food and activity might seem like overkill, but it’s not. People who track their calories and physical activities enjoy greater success losing weight and keeping it off for good!

Tracking everything honestly is essential to making the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge work for you. Sometimes you’re not even aware of everything you consume, but once you start tracking it you’ll think twice before you make poor choices. And that’s a good thing.

With LIVESTRONG.COM’s free MyPlate Calorie Tracker — available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices — you can track it all:

  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks
  • Exercise and activity
  • Weight
  • Water/hydration
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)

Readers — Are you joining us in the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge? If so, what's your weight-loss goal? Have you ever done a weight-loss challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.


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