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 Ossie-Sharon 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 month 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6ZWuV2wh4M
Abs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6wm2pXpUiY&index=1&list=PLcYLl4MTY9oQv–HKsFLgST544prdjBx1

Simple Stretches
Hands:
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.
Feet:
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
Arms:
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.
Legs:
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
Thighs:
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.
Butt/Glutes:
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 1 month 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 1 month ago

Hi, Donna (bella). Absolutely!

 bellabmx66 1 month 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 4 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 4 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 6 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.

 Ossie-Sharon 7 months ago

Hi, simonsez, and congratulations! The most reliable (and healthiest) way to give your body a boost here is through physical activity. This is not just because of the extra energy it burns, but also because it protects and strengthens your most important fat-burning asset, muscle tissue.
If you are new to exercise, please let us know, and we can assist you with resources on getting started if you wish—note that you don’t have to dive headfirst into anything strenuous, and that there are helpful exercises to fit all ability levels and time schedules. Even just walking in place in front of the TV for the length of a sitcom is great—if you feel like you’re “out of shape,” just start with 5 minutes each time, and work your way up to 30 minutes, then twice per day if you need.
If you recently started exercising, the number on the scale may not be reliable at this stage. Since you are now swapping fat for muscle, which is much heavier, you may be getting healthier while the number of pounds or kilos stays the same. In this case, pay more attention to how you’re looking and feeling, how your clothes are fitting, etc.
If you have been exercising all along, the muscles you usually use may have become complacent and don’t burn energy the way they did at the beginning. In this case, we suggest to introduce new exercises, even swapping them out for the old ones for a little while, to wake up new muscles. The best results have been reported with introducing weight training—again, it doesn’t have to be super strenuous, just something you can do on a regular basis. Even just lifting filled food cans in front of the TV counts. Another option is to mix up the rhythm by adding bursts of higher intensity movement to a steady aerobic regime. This can be something like 30 seconds of jogging or going uphill every 5 minutes during a regular walk.
Regardless of your situation, it is recommended to you discuss your plans with your health care provider to be sure any needed safety steps are taken.

 simonsez21970 7 months ago

Blessings! I’m wrapping up week 3 and have only lost 3 lbs. I had already been eating gluten free and sugar free, so adapting to the menus was not a big stretch for me. Biggest change is increasing the amount of seeds, nuts, and grains. I work out 5 days per week for roughly 60 minutes each time and walk 3-6 miles per day. I feel like I should be losing more weight? Was wondering if you have any suggestions for increasing the rate of weight loss? Thanks!

 Ossie-Sharon 7 months ago

Hi, 22asti. I forwarded your issue to tech support. Someone will get back to you soon.

 22asti 7 months ago

cant print week 5 of diet it doent come up

 Ossie-Sharon 8 months ago

Hi, superheavy61, and congratulations! We wish you continued success and good health, and are happy to help however we can.

 superheavy61 8 months ago

Doing Okay so far. Lost about 18 pounds in six weeks. I guess that would be considered progress. I can feel my metabolism starting to churn. Now that I eat the right kind of foods in the right portions, at the right time. It is just a matter of not skipping meals so your body doesn’t kick into starvation mode.

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