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 Ossie-Sharon 5 days ago

Hi, Cjhall. First, deselect “keto” in the dietary preference area of your profile. Then go your menu and click “New Menu” in the toolbar above it. You will see a low-carbohydrate menu, which you can adjust according to the instructions there. If you have additional questions, please do repost here, and I will get back to you.

 Cjhall 6 days ago

I am looking for a low-carb section

 Ossie-Sharon 1 week ago

Hi, Fabjn1000. That’s great news! Inches are indeed more important than weight. I hope you’re feeling well. We wish you continued success, and are happy to help however we can.

 Fabjn1000 1 week ago

I am Loving this plan. I am not seeing the weight drop off in a hurry, but I am seeing inches fall off. I feel great! My husband and 3 sons are changing their habits too. Motivation…hmmm, I think I need to go cloths shopping.

 TrimDownClub 4 months ago

Hi, Alphatia. I’m happy to help however I can.
Have you been exercising? If so, did you recently start?
How often are you having trouble accessing the site?

 Alphatia 4 months ago

I’m on my 5th week I lost 3 pounds, gain 2, and it doesn’t help that I can acces the sight some of the time. I really like this program but it doesn’t seem to help.

 Ossie-Sharon 5 months ago

Hi, Elvira. You enter that information in your profile, which you can access through the “My Activity” link in the toolbar at the top of each site page.

 elvira1948 5 months ago

I am 70 years old and I am on my second week. I am trying to find the chart were Iam asked how much I weight and how much I want to lose.

 Ossie-Sharon 6 months ago

Hi, DianaMassaro. If you feel it is too much food, you can cut back. It is best to start with the starchy carbohydrate foods such as crackers and English muffins, and preserve the fruits and vegetables, as well as the proteins (especially the ones rich in calcium and omega-3 fats, such as yogurt and salmon).
With regard to exercise, there are options that need not aggravate your back. It is important to try something because losing weight without exercising can weaken your muscles and eventually both make losing weight difficult and worsen the pain. If you have access to a swimming pool, water aerobics can be helpful. In the addition, the following are a couple of ideas:
Lower Body Slim and Toning

Simple Stretches
1. Bring your entire hand in a fist for a couple of seconds.
2. Open your palm and stretch your fingers freely for five seconds.
3. Repeat the same process on the opposite hand.
1. Clench or point your foot for a couple of seconds.
2. Flex your foot and stretch your toes freely for five seconds.
3. Repeat the same process on the opposite foot.

Limb Lifts
1. Lift one arm as high as you can. If this becomes too difficult, you can rest your upper arm on the bed and lift your elbow instead.
2. Hold up your arm for 10 seconds.
3. Repeat the exercise on the opposite arm.
1. Bring your legs together, straight or bent (as able).
2. Slowly lift up left leg; keep as straight as possible.
3. Hold that lift for 10 seconds (as able).
4. Return the leg to its original position.
5. Repeat on the opposite leg.
Belly & Back Boosts
Side Rolls:
1. Lie on your back. Turn to your right and maintain that position for 10 seconds. Get help as needed to position your limbs for comfort.
2. Roll onto your back again. Maintain for 10 seconds.
3. Turn to your left. Maintain for another 10 seconds.
4. Repeat process several times as tolerated.
Tummy Tucks:
1. Start on your back with your legs stretch forward.
2. Place your palm on your stomach.
3. Inhale to tighten your stomach by “pulling” it towards your spine. Hold for 10 seconds.
4. Repeat as tolerated, switching palms each time.

Squeeze & Strengthen
1. Lie on your back with your legs slightly apart.
2. Put a soft, long pillow in a lengthwise position between your knees.
3. Squeeze the pillow with your knees and hold for 10 seconds.
4. Release the squeeze and rest for 10 seconds.
5. You can repeat up to 10 times as comfortable.
1. Lie on your back with legs slightly apart.
2. Clench your right butt muscle (glute).
3. Hold this for 5 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds.
4. Repeat on your left glute.
5. You can repeat up to 10 times as comfortable.

 DianaMassaro 6 months ago

I am so disappointed. Lost 1.5 lbs 1st week, 1/2 lb second, gained 1 lb 3rd week and now I’m back where I started. 1 drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. I feel less bloated, clothes fit the same. I eat almost everything every day. I find it so much food though. I have back trouble and exercise is extremely difficult. Any suggestions? About ready to quit. Please, I need help…

 Ossie-Sharon 6 months ago

Hi, Donna (bella). Absolutely!

 bellabmx66 6 months ago

Are you able to move items around in your menu plan such as “free spread” if it is in lunch menu or snack can you move it to dinner?

 Ossie-Sharon 9 months ago

Hi, hebuehne. You can use that oil for salad dressing or to cook meat, or even make a sauce for the starch.
Regarding your medication, exercise may help with that – something like Pilates or yoga may also be good adjunct therapy.

 hebuehne 9 months ago

I am on my 10th week and have lost 15 lbs. Unfortunately, my loss has really slowed down due to my cancer medication affecting my metabolism. However, I have started taking L-carnitine which should help. Now to my question. In the menu, I find items like 1 Tbsp of Almond oil with nothing to use it with. What do you do with this? How do others handle this?

 countryheart519 11 months ago

Hello Ossie Sharon, I joined 9 days ago. On my 1 week marker I have lost 2 pounds! I have some problems and some questions. First I just can’t eat all this food.I am 60 years young but I am disabled with a really messed up back so the “very active” person I was 8 years ago has become a much more “stationary” person, the 18 months of steroids and numerous operations didn’t help either. I gained 60 pounds in 8 months! Now it has to go!!! I live by myself so the motivation has to come from inside. There is way to much cooking for me and a lot of things on this menu I have never heard of. These things I tend to just leave off . Any suggestions to help me?? from anyone?? that understands my problems?? I just discovered the journal on here and will be using it as well.

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