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

Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Before … after … and now

For about the past year to year and a half I have been the healthiest I have ever been. Not the smallest or thinnest, but the healthiest. I turn 42 in one month and I feel amazing. And I think I look pretty good, too. I know that’s not what it is all about. It’s about […]


Seeing results with healthy choices

I know that there are so many things challenging about the holidays. There is stress, overeating, over drinking … etc. But we can overcome a lot of that and stay on a healthy track. When I quit my job a little more than two months ago I thought the weight would fall off and I […]


Taking a break from the booze

Last year was a rough year. Last month was a rough month. At some point in December I decided that eating and drinking whatever I wanted was fine and I would get back to clean living when I was emotionally ready. I usually like to set a deadline for myself, otherwise the unhealthy lifestyle can […]


Walking Wednesdays

When the weather is nice in South San Francisco (and that can be iffy) there is a small but mighty group who walks together on Wednesdays. The regulars come and go and come and go and new people trickle in. I am not a huge walker and personally would rather not walk. But if it […]


Protein secret revealed: It can help you lose weight (and keep you healthy)

This month’s nutrition challenge is about getting in enough protein every day. (Facebook event page here.) And the headline should be no secret, especially to my regular GFG! readers. But you all know how much I am into eating protein and writing about it. (And if you can stand it, I will discuss this in […]


Healthy routine pays off

Yesterday I talked about weight-loss pills. If someone chooses to take a weight-loss pill they should combine with exercise and a balanced diet to make it work to it’s fullest potential. (And discuss with your doctor.) As I said I personally would not take a weight-loss drug. But I am all for the regular exercise […]


Are weight-loss drugs safe?

If diet pills worked wouldn’t we all be skinny? I have always been leery of diet pills. I know as the new year is here some people may be thinking of taking them. Personally I would not take them. But if you do, please do your research. Some are dangerous. Some have some very serious side […]


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 […]


A week in the life of Ann on Weight Watchers

One of my regular readers, Jen, asked if I would be willing to share what I eat to be successful on Weight Watchers®. So I am going to share my “menus”/tracking/what I have eaten this week. For those of you not familiar with WW–just a few things I want to mention before I launch into my […]


Exercise, say no, buy toys and don’t gain weight …

And today we launch Go Fit Girl!’s December Monthly Challenge. December is a challenging month in all aspects of my life. So I am gonna guess that it is the same for most of my readers. The challenges this month are going to be a little different than the previous months. Exercise: Exercise 3-4 times […]