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

Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Review Wednesday: Fitbit Zip

About two months ago I got my first Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Zip. It was a prize I won for participating in my company’s wellness program. The Fitbit Zip (along with the other two mentioned on the website) tracks steps, distance (in miles) and calories burned. They sync wirelessly to computers and my iPhone […]


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 […]


Accountability=successful weight loss

At one point over the summer I realized I needed accountability with my food and drink intake. Even though I worked out almost every day I wasn’t monitoring my food intake and I wasn’t losing weight even though I wanted to get back to my goal weight. I needed accountability with food tracking. In the […]


Why is there such a need to define size?

Recently a plus-size model was featured on the front of People magazine with the quote: “I’m proud of my size.” Robyn Lawley is 6’2″ and is a Size 12. Wikipedia features Robyn in a photo and mentions her throughout the plus-size model article. Also mentioned is: Synonymous and interchangeable with plus-size model is “full-figured model,” […]


Go Fit Girl! va a la Ciudad de México

According to Google Translate the headline above says: Go Fit Girl! goes to Mexico City. Almost two months ago I made the decision to rejoin Weight Watchers. I needed accountability with my food intake. And I am proud to say with my food tracking and really paying attention to what I put in my mouth […]


Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]


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, […]


What’s for dinner?

First off, I got a good workout in today. I did an hour on the espinner and then about 20 minutes of weights: lat pull downs; rows; leg press weight machine; and some abs. I came home, jumped in the shower, got work clothes and yoga clothes ready for tomorrow and I made dinner. Over […]


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 […]


Does my butt look fat?

I am a stress eater. I like food. I like junk food. I have been going to the gym about four times a week lately (my goal is always six). Last week I went to the gym once, not so great. So exercise time is decent. What is not decent is what I am eating. I seem […]