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30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge Day 20: Progress Check!

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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 20: Progress Check!
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You. Are. Crushing. It.

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And guess what? It's already time for your second check-in.

We know you have this routine down by now, but guess what: That's right, it's time to weigh in and take your current measurements. You're more confident now and you've been working hard, so get ready to see some great progress!

As you step on that scale, notice how much easier it is for your weigh-in this time around. Why is that? It's because you made healthy changes, you've been eating right, you've been diligent in using LIVESTRONG.COM’s free MyPlate Calorie Tracker — available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices — and you know you're going to see all that hard work pay off in the form of your results.

Each weigh-in should be a cause for celebration, not apprehension. Approach it with enthusiasm because it's validation of all the effort and discipline you've been putting in. Your weight and measurements are just for your knowledge and use, but as you start seeing the results you've been visualizing, you might be more open to sharing them with others.

If you haven't taken your measurements and "Before" photos yet, it's never too late. Take them now. Capture them for reference and use the visual documentation to motivate you as you forge ahead on your journey.

Keep visualizing your goals; look at where you are today and see how much closer you are to achieving them. Heck, your goals may already be starting to take shape — as you take on a new, more streamlined shape! That feels good, doesn't it? Savor that satisfaction for a moment. Smile and enjoy your progress! Now, visualize your goals for the next leg of your fitness journey. Update them in your mind if necessary.

Don't forget to track your daily progress, be consistent and stay focused. We're all so proud of you!

The MyPlate app helps you stay on track!
The MyPlate app helps you stay on track! Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

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Tips for How and When to Check Your Progress

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? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.


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