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

Posts Tagged ‘weight watchers’

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 […]


Enjoying vacation

Since the end of 2006 I have been a fairly healthy person. In October 2006 I joined Weight Watchers and started on the venture to lose about 30 pounds. In March of 2007 I started regularly exercising, which still continues to this day. (And now I teach other people to exercise and practice yoga.) I […]


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 […]


Knowing my numbers

As I mentioned in my hula hoop post yesterday my company sponsored a Wellness Fair, which included biometric testing and consultation with a nurse afterward if so desired. I got my numbers last year and this year. March 2012 Blood Pressure: 140/70 Systolic read in Stage I Hypertension Diastolic read in Normal Active Lifestyle Heart Rate: 76 […]


Brown vs. white

Years ago I switched from eating white rice, pasta and bread to eating brown rice, pasta and bread. My reason: more nutrients. And on the old Weight Watchers plan whole wheat pasta was lower in Points. On the “newer” plan the Points are the same. But (healthy) habits are hard to break. And I love […]


New things in the new year

The nutrition and exercise challenges for Go Fit Girl!’s January Monthly Challenge are about trying something new. (Facebook event page here.) In the past week I have tried a few things in yoga I wasn’t willing to dare before. I have been trying out the Shake Weight. Yup, go ahead and laugh. I was able […]


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 […]


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 […]