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

Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Planning exercise, caloric intake for weight loss

One of my readers, Keri, asked me a question on my Go Fit Girl! Facebook page earlier this month. I do my best to answer her question(s) here. Dear Go Fit Girl, Can you help me understand why I can exercise 5 days a week for two months and not have lost any weight? Seriously, […]


Getting over my cold on the couch

So I stayed home from work today. I watched TV, movies, napped, lounged on the couch, took one work call … and I feel a lot better. I am still congested and a little tired. But nothing like I felt yesterday. OK, enough about me getting better. So I am still disappointed that I had […]


Unexpected relaxing yoga

  I had so many ideas swirling in my head for tonight’s post that I wasn’t sure what to write about. At first I was going to write about the 7-day super cleanse, which I will start tomorrow. But you will have to wait for that … The second possible post was to write about […]


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. […]


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 […]


Stepping on scale was not so scary

I did a weigh-in today and I was surprised and happy to find that I am only 4 pounds from my goal weight. I am not really sure how or why that happened. But I am OK with it. About the first two years after I lost my roughly 30 pounds I was able to […]


Heading back toward healthy lifestyle

Today I got back to a complete healthy lifestyle with exercise as a regular thing and tracking my food again. Since Wednesday I have worked out every day: yoga or spin with a little abs and body conditioning thrown in on Saturday. And today I started tracking my food again. I didn’t weigh myself today […]


You get biscuits instead of Bikram

I was planning on doing a post on Bikram Yoga. But I have been busy tonight and it is almost 9:30, which is sadly about my bedtime. I get up at 5 during the week so I like to try to be in bed by 9:30 and be asleep by 10. But just for you, […]


Balancing your checkbook can be yoga

Baxter said that tonight. It made me laugh. But it is true. Yoga is physical, internal, emotional and mental. And balancing your checkbook can really be emotional and mental. **** Today at lunch I heated up a Lean Cuisine steamer, Chicken Poblano. While heating it up a couple of people asked me what I was […]


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 […]