28 Day Challenge | Save The Date!

Steph Wagner

January 10, 2019

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28 Day Focus Challenge for Bariatric Patients

Hosted by Steph Wagner MS RDN

Save the Date, February 2019 28 Day Focus Challenge for Bariatric Surgery Patients on FoodCoach.Me



The “Focus Challenge” is for any post-bariatric surgery patient looking for extra support getting or staying focused on the lifestyle needed for long-term goals. While information is often geared towards post-op patients, pre-op patients are certainly welcome to participate.

The challenge is reserved for active members to FoodCoach.Me. You can read more and join us here.


This is a “focus challenge” and not a weight loss challenge. We don’t submit weights or try to beat one another. Instead, this is a 28 day period with increased community check-ins to encourage one another towards making the habits that lead to results. YOU pick the goals and we support you in reaching them.

Materials provided by myself (Steph) are posted on FoodCoach.Me and include not limited to meal plans, PDFs with 10 easy go to recipes, dining out guides, no cook meal ideas, goal sheets and whatever other suggestions members provide me. Email your suggestions to steph@foodcoach.me

Check-in events are currently held in our private members Facebook group. We log in on Sunday evenings and answer the questions I ask, supporting one another with encouragement and positive suggestions. Members also have the opportunity to elect an email accountably partner at the time of enrollment. Those who do not have Facebook or enjoy one-to-one accountability often choose to pair with a partner.


Enrollment opens Monday, January 28th! The link to enroll will be sent to active members.

Join today as a member to be ready for enrollment on January 28th! You can access all my current meal plans, videos, recipes and our Facebook group today and get started on the right track in the meantime.  Then you’ll be ready to join in the challenge later this month!

*The challenge is included in membership price and is not an extra cost. There is no long term commitment to joining as a member and you can cancel at anytime you feel it is not a fit for you. 

Enrollment will close at Noon (Central) on Friday, February 1st. 


Right here on FoodCoach.Me I will make the “28 Day Challenge” Page go live on February 1st after enrollment has closed. This allows participants to review materials and any shopping lists they may need prior to the official start of the 28 days on Monday, February 4th. 

The first live check in chat of the challenge will take place Sunday, February 3rd so we can touch base right before the first week begins (7:30 to 8:00pm Central Standard Time). The discussion is held in our Facebook group on the discussion page. I will post a question in an image and members comment below with their answer and comment on others input too. It does move fast and is often everyone’s favorite part of the challenge!

I love giving away Amazon gift cards to those who attend live! :)


While it’s always important to get back to basics and find ways to re-focus on the post-op diet, I have noticed there are certain times of the year patients lose focus even more than other times. January is often a natural time of wanting to refresh but February often brings the lull of the winter months and the excitement of the new year wears off.

I love to host this challenge in February every year as a way to keep the moment from January moving until the fresh Spring air brings  a boost itself. This is just another way to encourage you to stay the course!

HOW (Next Steps): 

If you are a current member – no action is needed. You’ll receive the email link to enroll on January 28th. You will fill out a short form and be ready to go! In the meantime, consider what goals you may set for yourself. One goal related to food and one goal related to exercise.

As an example – click here to access the PDF for a goal setting sheet. You can fill this out now or look at it and start considering your goals.

For those of you who have completed a challenge in the past, you know I love to pick a theme! I have a new theme for February and will be announcing it soon! 

If you are not a current member I invite you to take a look around the site including the meal plans page, the recipe grid and the video library. If you like what you see, join as a member! You can get started today will the current materials and be ready to join us next month. You are under no long-term commitment to remain a member and can cancel if you feel it is not a fit for you.

If you haven’t already – join my email list and you’ll receive a series of video emails including The Best Meal Plan After Weight Loss Surgery, The Truth About Carbs and my tips to Strengthening Your Willpower.


I’m excited to get started soon!

Steph :)

16 thoughts on “28 Day Challenge | Save The Date!”

  1. I would love to join the challenge, but we are on vacation the first week of February. I’ll have limited internet access during that week. Would I still be able to join?

  2. @carriedawson1001 you bet! Because the goals are more self created and we focus on the support/encouragement side, there isn’t really a way to get behind. You would miss a live check in during that week but you could set your dates a week after our start dates! It’s more about helping inspire each other.

  3. Got it, printed it, studying it, trying to get in the mind set! Plenty of time! Looking forward to loosing some of this weight!! THANK-YOU STEPH!!!!! One day I hope to be making a video because you are the bomb!

  4. I received an email for new members to join. But I am
    A current member and I cannot find where I can enroll without making a payment.

  5. @Jennifer I will email you! Sounds like you are not on the correct email list. The enrollment link for members was sent but non-members do not have access to the link in their email. I will update that!

  6. Same here about the email. I don’t think I set anything up correctly. I am a new member and think I don’t have access to everything. I think I may have messed up lol

  7. Steph, the email I got today didn’t have a link for current members. Did I miss an email? I went through my junk and didn’t see it.
    Could you please send me the link?

    Audra Somes

  8. I’ve emailed each of you at this point! Anyone else that has this issue please email me at steph@foodcoach.me and I will update your email settings to be on the members email list.

  9. How do I sign up for the focus challenge? I am an active member but have not seen a form to fill out, or seen anything that lets me know I have reached the right place to join the group for this. HELP!

  10. @Jean Jenkinson this particular blog is from the February challenge! :) Enrollment for the June 2019 Challenges opens today and the email to enroll will go out to active members at 6:30am central.

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