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

Posts Tagged ‘weight gain’

Celebrating bumps and curves

Recently I saw stuff about Jennifer Garner and her baby bump. Jennifer Garner admits she has a baby bump but is not pregnant on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She’s had three kids and now there is a bump and she says it ain’t going away. Society as a whole is so obsessed with women and their […]


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 […]


This and that

When I ended my cleanse a week ago I was a little worried that I would gain weight. Well, with food tasting so good. And I had some good meals the past week. Such as delicious welcome lunch on Tuesday at work; lasagna Curt got me at Market Hall the day I called in sick; […]


Healthier way to snack

I love to eat. I love to snack. I love to munch on things. Eating, lack of exercise, sedentary job, change in metabolism and hitting that 25th year of my life are the reasons why I gained 30 pounds many years ago. I lost 30 pounds about four years ago. And probably for two years […]


Starting off the new year right

Yesterday I attended a two-hour yoga workshop. It was refreshing and freeing and a great workout. It was a great way to start the new year and end the last year. Today I attended my regular Sunday Vinyasa class. That class is always an amazing cardio workout. Last week I decided I seriously need to […]


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 […]


Not so fit girl

Ugh!!! Lately the exercise has been minimal and the calories have been at the max. I was at the gym today walking to my spin class. I saw one of the body conditioning instructors working out. We said hi and then he said, Looking good. I laughed, mostly because the pounds are piling on. But […]


5, 7 & about 4

So last week I talked about how I just had 5 pounds to lose, which doesn’t sound like much, right? I hadn’t weighed myself in about a week and soon after that I weighed myself. I had 7 pounds to lose at that point. Women tend to fluctuate with weight. So who knows. But anyway, […]


Month of Magical Eating

Guest Post: LisaMy eating policies are generally sensible, and owe a lot to Mark Bittman: Lots of fresh vegetables Fresh fruits when they’re high in fiber and nutrients Vegetables and whole grains for breakfast and lunch, and meat for dinner maybe four days a week Little to no refined flour or sugar Protein-rich snacks like string cheese and […]


Thanksgiving weekend weight gain

So I am happy to report that my holiday weekend weight gain wasn’t too bad. I had planned to weigh in Wednesday. But that didn’t happen. When I weighed in on Nov. 23 I was just .2 away from my goal weight. And now I am .8 away from my goal weight. Not too shabby. […]