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

Posts Tagged ‘weight watchers’

Power of the protein

As I have been focusing on healthy eating (and losing a little weight) I have also been focusing on making sure I get protein into my diet, thanks to my friend Gail. Gail has asked me, where’s your protein when I post something on Facebook that I am eating. So this got me thinking more […]


Staying on track … or not

This past week I was in Tucson for a family matter: My 90-year-old grandpa had a tumor removed from his colon on Tuesday. Surgery is serious for everyone. But for a 90-year old, well, that’s another story. I decided it was important for me to be home to visit with my grandpa and be there […]


Family is First

This past week has been rough. Work has been busy and tense. My grandpa has been in the hospital. He went in last Sunday night and left Friday. They kept doing one more test. He has a tumor on his colon, which needs to be removed. It could have been much worse. I have decided […]


Recommitting to Weight Watchers

I am committed to eating healthy as I wrote about recently. But I have to admit I am having a hard time with the accountability. Weight Watchers helped me lose my 30 pounds years ago. So I have decided to utilize the expertise of them once again. I don’t have time to go to meetings […]


Tiny bites and tiny spoons

For many years I have had a candy bowl on my desk at work. There are times it is very tempting to me and I feel like I can’t stop eating from it. Most of the time I find if I don’t start I am OK. Other times it is not tempting to me at […]


Water retention & staying hydrated

When I eat sushi (or really the soy sauce) I retain water like crazy. (Curt and I had sushi for dinner last night.) I can eat some foods with pretty high sodium levels and not feel the effects. But for some reason soy sauce gets me every time. Even if I use the low sodium […]


Adding a little flavor to that drinking water

OK, so it is looking like this week might be a water theme. Maybe. I forgot to mention in my post last night that when I exercise I drink about 16 oz. of water. That is in addition to the roughly 80 oz. I get in on an average day. When I was doing Weight […]


WW newbie goes on vacation

My friend Jen asked for some advice for someone who is new to WW and going on vacation.┬áJen doesn’t want to reverse all of her hard work. And I totally understand. So, let me first say that I don’t know all of details of the newest Weight Watchers plan. But I think I can still […]


Staying on track

Today is Day 7 of me getting back to healthy living. I worked out six times this week and counted points (tracked food) every day and stayed on track. Once I got going again with tracking my food it was liking riding a bike. The hardest part is the willpower. But once you get back […]


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 […]