SparkPeople SparkPeople's Fit Food Challenge Team Messageboard SparkPeople's Fit Food Challenge provides four weeks of healthy meal plans, plus daily tips and suggestions to help you form good eating habits for the rest of your life! Welcome!<br><br> <a href="/myspark/calendar-challenge.asp?calendar=7">Visit the main Challenge page</a> SparkPeople SparkPeople's Fit Food Challenge Team Messageboard Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 8 Sep 2020 09:04:06 EST Tricia from Illinois Hi there, <BR> Overweight, almost 60 grandma, wants to change some things! <BR> Hope this site and you folks can help. <BR> Interests: like to knit, read, play piano (learning) <BR> Work full time sitting at the computer - I do enjoy it though!! Thu, 7 May 2020 17:19:28 EST Portion Control I am working on my portion control. I read it is helpful to eat on a child's plate. Since the plates tend to be smaller, they don't hold as much food. Has anyone tried this?? If so, did it work for you?? Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:18:42 EST New Member - 2nd Day Hi All, <BR> I joined the Challenge yesterday. This is my second day. So far so good. I previously reached my weight loss goal in June of 2018. I lost 45 pounds in three and a half years. It takes longer to lose weight in menopause. I am 68 - will be 69 in March of 2020. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose five or six pounds by April 4th when I begin a Caribbean cruise. I want to lose these pounds anyway as I think it will be good for my health. The cruise is just an incentive. I have found it di... Sat, 18 Jan 2020 10:58:42 EST 2019 Chat Room Is Open The new chat room is open now so sorry it took so long I had other things that came in for me. So come and chat with us and welcome new comers to the team. I'm sorry I haven't been here for a long time I had health issues this past year and I'm trying to deal with them. <BR> <BR> Dar Wed, 9 Jan 2019 14:57:13 EST Gill 's week 3 I'm not a fan of prepping days in advance. The only things I prepare in advance are meals to take to work; I prepare them the evening before. <BR> <BR> Maybe it's the way I was brought up, but I think chopping everything up and storing it in plastic boxes is not the best thing to do. I was taught that the vitamins in fresh foods are diminished if you cut them. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'd feel different if I had to cook for a lot of people - but it's only me! <BR> <BR> I like fruit salad with yogh... Sun, 28 Oct 2018 02:58:09 EST Gill's week 2 Well the week starts talking about snacks. Basically, I aim not to have any snacks at all - three meals a day. <BR> <BR> I occasionally find myself reaching for something sweet and carby, or salty, fatty and carby. When that happens, no amount of 'produce' or healthy snacks will help. <BR> <BR> However, I'm currently aiming to cut out all chocolate and sweets (candies) from my diet. I don't have them often, but when I do, it throws me out of orbit for a while - and I hate it! <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 22 Oct 2018 05:52:42 EST Gill's week 1 Decided to start my own thread here - cos the discussion threads seems a bit old to me! <BR> <BR> Day 1 will be tomorrow actually, as it's evening here at the moment. I got to this via an article about keeping going through Autumn! Sat, 13 Oct 2018 11:19:58 EST new to this team first time here on this team, hello all Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:09:11 EST 2018 chat room open Sorry it took so long but been busy with a lot of doctor's appointments and surgery. They had to take out one of my parathyroid gland cause I had way to much calcium last year. And now I'm having diarrhea for almost a year now amd it's been everyday and now I have to see a specialist for that. We thought it was the parathyroid but it wasn't and now we thought it was lactose intolerant s but no and we thought that I had IBS but no so now I have to see the specialist for the ulcer that I had la... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:37:51 EST Back again and need your help again. Back in 2012 I lost almost 70 lbs with the help of SparkPeople and the support from its members. I have unfortunately gained 50 of it back. This time around I now have arthritis in my ankles which is posing quite the problem. I don't post very often, but read every entry. Thank you for your help in the past and the help I know you will offer again. Hugz to all. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 12:38:53 EST Any meals you've liked more than others? I'm doing this for a second time and I'm eating from all menus every week. So far, I loved that tuna casserole. Not a fan of the cheesy broccoli and rice. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:10:46 EST Two Words, Change One ~* Daily*~ Everyone! Eat Healthy Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:26:59 EST Share a Emoticon ~*Daily*~ Eating Healthy. <em>551</em> <em>91</em> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:20:26 EST Starting this 30 day challenge. Hello group members, I am a returning member to spark people. Today I signed up for the 30 day challenge, it's a start for healthy eating! I have lost weight in the past but end up gaining it back plus more each time. I am going to focus on making small healthy changes with meal prep, trying new recipes, and walking daily. Would welcome any fellow challenge members to buddy up on a daily basis to keep each other accountable and share this 30 day challenge. <em>524</em> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 23:02:42 EST New and Lost Although I signed up several weeks ago, I'm just getting started exploring the board. Mostly I felt I had to wait until the end of a very difficult semester to take on anything new. I had a lot of success with Weight Watchers years ago but when I joined again, I found that they have eliminated the discussion boards--the number one reason for my prior success. I've been working on becoming more active and served recently completed Walk Across Texas (although I substituted aqua-jogging and yard... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:47:47 EST One letter out of VEGETABLES to make a New Word. Beginning Wed, 5 Apr 2017 14:09:23 EST Share a Smile or Hug With Your Team. Emoticon <em>30</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Also.... <img src=""> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:06:36 EST What Fruits or Vegetables Did You Eat Today? Can be a Emoticon or Say it in Words. <BR> <BR> I had a salad with Lettuce, Tomatoes, cucumbers with Strawberries. <em>45</em> <em>45</em> <em>551</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:57:19 EST 2017 chat room is open I just wanted to let you know that the chat room is open. It's been a long time since I've been here sorry about that. So how is everyone doing. I've been pretty busy with my family and going to Church. So have a great day. <BR> Darlene Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:58:38 EST Intro. Hi my name is Donna. I have been on spark pages for a while now. Had some problems but now I want to get serious with this. I joined the fit challenge. So wish me luck. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:55:13 EST Hi My name is... Hi there.. My name is Sarah Amanda and I'm at stay at home momma for a two year old. I have had diabetes for 4 yrs I was diagnose at 16. I really struggle with this disease and all I want is some control in my life for once and to be a happy and healthy mommy Thu, 6 Oct 2016 23:22:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:54:08 EST Hello everyone! This is new to me putting myself out there really scares but here it goes. I am 48 years old. Divorced after 24 years together. I have two beautiful children and 3 grand children. I have taken care of everyone but myself always on the diet roller coaster ride throughout my life. I have realized its time to take care of me no more crash diets. Its time to work on a healthier way of life for me. I was told take one day at a time slow and steady wins the race. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:42:07 EST Here I am! CLG3242 I am changing my Lifestyle Thanks to my family and friends who have watched me struggle with weight loss for many years. The weight has not held me back from my career or volunteering efforts, but my health has suffered. So many diets, so many short-lived successes and so many setbacks. I found Sparkpeople in February and have been counting calories and reading articles since then. I am having knee replacement surgery in a few weeks and am embarking on a new lifestyle. Today, this effort is not a diet, it is a lifes... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:43:44 EST Hi! I'm Jen Howdy! Definitely need to get my eating realigned. I can workout until I'm blue in the face, (Or red, in my case...), but it can only go so far when I'm not fueling right! <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 May 2016 10:32:40 EST Just joined Looking for all the support that I can get Tue, 5 Apr 2016 10:36:53 EST chat room open for 2015 This is a good time to chat and tell us what is on your mind. <BR> Since Thanksgiving I'v gained a few pounds but now I'm on the right track by loosing what I gained. <BR> Have a blessed day and keep on trucking. <BR> Dar Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:39:53 EST i am back I AM BACK ON SPARKPEOPLE Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:05:21 EST Day 1 Hi I've been searching on easy ways to make healthy meal plans for my hubby &amp; me. This is perfect! Want to get back on healthy eating track, and say No to "the wine &amp; cheese hour!" <BR> Wine, bread, cheese= more bad decisions &amp; belly fat. 😩 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:31:32 EST Questions about the challenge? Ask here! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to ask questions about this challenge. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:59:01 EST