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

Posts Tagged ‘caloric intake’

Dancing off those calories

This has been a great long weekend. I took Friday off, giving myself a 4-day weekend instead of a three. Sweet! Friday morning I had a dentist appointment and then took the car in for maintenance. After that the de-cluttering of the spare room/office began. I have worked on this room every day since Friday. […]


Showing the love … to me

Today is Valentine’s Day. I find the holiday silly and pretty much pointless. If you are single, you feel bad that you are. If you are in a relationship, you feel pressure. Curt and I don’t give gifts or cards. If we can, we do go out to dinner and eat delicious sushi. Last night […]


Genius in the kitchen?

As Bridget Jones once said: Have a sneaking suspicion … am also something of a genius in the kitchen … So this week I think I have been pretty good with being on a plan to eat healthy and keep up with exercise. I started back at yoga on Monday. Practiced yoga Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday […]


Exercise, vegetables and dancing … oh my!

Sorry for the slacking in blogging. But rest assured I have not been slacking in the exercise or the caloric intake department. Let’s see. What have I been up to since I last blogged on Tuesday … On Wednesday I walked with some co-workers/friends. It was a small group, but we were/are fierce. The walk […]


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. […]


Holiday treat minus the fat, calories

                                    Guest Post: Alicia I have an addiction to Starbucks eggnog lattes.  They are delicious and every November I look forward to buying my first eggnog latte of the year.  I think part of the appeal is because it’s seasonal […]


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 […]


Really needing some motivation

Yesterday I broke my exercise streak. The horrendous commute home got me to my house a little after 6. My Wednesday night Hatha class with Baxter starts at 6. I could have gone to the 7:30 class. But I wasn’t in the mood. Plus, I had to make and eat dinner and do all the […]


Planning can take away stress

I had dinner tonight with my good friends Alicia and Sue to celebrate Alicia’s birthday. Eating out can be tricky when trying to eat healthy. If the menu of the restaurant I am going to is online I will view it ahead of time to get an idea of what I want. That can take […]


A good night’s sleep …

As for most or all people, sleep is important. It definitely is for me. Unfortunately, I don’t sleep well. A good night of sleep for me is only waking up two or three times during the night. Right now for some reason I am in my bad cycle of sleep. This means I wake up […]