Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘calories’

Is Guinness good for you?

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on St. Patrick’s Day after doing some research on Guinness. I have heard rumors that Guinness is high in iron and better for you than most beers. I also heard that pregnant women have been advised to drink Guinness because of the high iron and low […]


Keeping the peppermint in my cocoa

Once it starts to get chilly I enjoy warm drinks in the evening. When I was still working full-time a warm drink helped to get me sleepy and ready for bed. I needed all the help I could get for a good night’s sleep. I will drink hot water with lemon, tea, hot apple cider […]


Review Wednesday: Fitbit Flex

Previously I wrote a review for the Fitbit Zip. I loved it so much that I asked for a Fitbit Flex for my birthday. I love my Fitbit Flex. I wear it around my wrist like a watch or bracelet. It does a lot of what the Zip does with a few added features. It […]


Review Wednesday: Fitbit Zip

About two months ago I got my first Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Zip. It was a prize I won for participating in my company’s wellness program. The Fitbit Zip (along with the other two mentioned on the website) tracks steps, distance (in miles) and calories burned. They sync wirelessly to computers and my iPhone […]


Lovely day for a Guinness

I have never really been a Guinness fan. While in Dublin years ago I had a couple of the black stuff while at the brewery. And damn, it was good. I haven’t had any since … until today. After my yoga class Curt and I headed out for brunch. I went all Irish. I had […]


Bagel vs. doughnut

The other day at work THREE boxes of thank-you doughnuts were delivered to members of my team. And they were shared. I didn’t indulge. But that’s not what this post is about. Somehow the topic came up that it was “healthier” (not to be confused with healthy) to eat a doughnut than a bagel. So, […]


Full flavor, full calorie … mmmmm beer

I used to hate the taste of beer. Probably because it was a Coors or something. And I still remember someone telling me that eventually I would get used to the taste and actually like beer. When I was in college my friend Robert got me into microbrews. Many nights after our shift at the […]


National Weigh-In Day

I saw a commercial the other day for Special K’s National Weigh-In Day, which is today, January 2. I remember this from last year. I love the commercial where the women step on the ginormous scale and the results are things like pizzazz, confidence, sass … you get the idea. The campaign is what will […]


Feeding your body after exercise

I really wanted to blog on Thursday night. Mainly because I had skipped blogging for days before. But I got home late and still had stuff to do around the house and work work to do as well. And by the time I was done I was exhausted. The past work week has been exhausting […]


Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]