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

Posts Tagged ‘scale’

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 […]


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 […]


Feeling good, feeling healthy

Yesterday was my first day back toward a healthy lifestyle. I am getting back into my regular exercise routine along with much better food choices. I was a little shocked when I stepped on the scale and saw the weight gain in my four weeks off the healthy lifestyle wagon. I have felt so tired […]


Planning, dedication, hard work pays off

Last week I talked about how planning my meals and my exercise was keeping me on track. Well, the regular exercise and healthy eating has proven to be worthy. I got on the scale this morning and I lost 2.2 pounds from a week ago. I haven’t tracked my food or counted Points or calories. […]


Stepping on the scale for National Weigh In Day

The other day I saw a commercial announcing that today was National Weigh In Day, which is sponsored by Special K. In the commercial women were jumping on the scale and the results were things like pizazz, confidence, etc. The campaign asked: What will you gain when you lose? I like the idea of a […]


Maintaining healthy weight

Over the past couple of weeks I have had at least three comments that I am shrinking, dwindling away, losing weight, looking skinny, etc. I didn’t really feel like I was dropping weight. I wasn’t sure since I hadn’t been on a scale in weeks, maybe a month. So today I got on the scale […]


Apparently healthy living works

So I know I did well last week with the caloric intake and the exercise. But I am skeptical that I actually lost 7 pounds in one week. But according to the doctor-like scale at the gym I am minus  7 pounds from a week ago. Maybe I was bloated last week or retaining water. […]


Getting back to that healthy living

I have known for some time that I needed to lose some weight. I could feel the pounds returning even though I refused to verify it by stepping on the scale. There are a few pairs of pants that are very difficult to get up over my butt and hips. I am starting to feel […]


Another bag of baby carrots

I had my weekly weigh-in today. And the number on the scale was good news. I lost 2 more pounds. I am just trying to take one week and and one day at a time. I think I am doing pretty well. And if all continues on track I will be at my goal weight […]


Ugh! I hate water retention

As you know Mondays are my weigh-in day. I made sure yesterday that I drank a ton of water. As I was feeling the water retention. My fingers were fat! But, unfortunately, water retention remained and altered the numbers on the scale. So I couldn’t get an accurate reading of my weight. I wasn’t super […]