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

Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

Small break from clean eating

When one tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle there are always bumps in the road. Last night one of our law firms took my boss who is about to retire (have I mentioned that yet? That’sĀ one of the BIG changes going on at work and in my life. He has been my boss for almost […]


‘Tis the season to indulge

And my crazy December really kicks in. The first week was relatively calm. Today Curt and I are hosting a little gathering with a few friends called Cheesemas. We eat cheese and watch cheesy holiday movies. The first movie stars Rob Lowe called The Christmas Shoes. We ALWAYS watch it. The commentary is what makes […]


Tips on forming good, healthy habits

A friend recently asked me if I had any tips on how to eat healthier. She may regret that she asked. Just a reminder to my readers … I am not a doctor, nutritionist or personal trainer. This post and all of my posts are based on personal experience and my own research. So here […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cheese, glorious cheese

  Sometime last week I decided to put myself through a cheese intervention. Yup, the cheese eating has gotten out of control. I love cheese. I love hard cheese, soft cheese, stinky cheese, strong cheese, mild cheese, fake cheese. You get the idea. At work, one of the snacks offered are Babybel cheese: Gouda, Bonbel, […]


2 daiquiris, 3 beers and a Bloody Mary

And that was just today. I spent the past three days in Tucson. When I arrived Friday night there was an eegee’s slushie drink waiting for me in the car. I can’t think of a better way to arrive in Tucson. Well, having my mom meet me at baggage claim was pretty awesome, too. When […]


Yummy, cool, refreshing low-calorie snack/dessert

Usually after dinner or sometime in the evening Curt and I like to have “an ice cream.” We normally buy the Skinny Cows no sugar added, which are pretty yummy and pretty good when it comes to calories, fat and they actually have fiber. I am trying to minimize my dairy intake, which is really […]


Not back on track

So my goal was to get back on track with eating more healthy and getting back on my workout schedule. Last Monday (Jan. 26) I didn’t have a chance to hit the gym. But I worked out on my mini stair stepper once I got home from work. Did that for a half an hour. […]


It has been way too long

Wow, sorry that I haven’t updated in more than a month. Did a lot of traveling in November–Missouri to see Curt’s family and then New Orleans with a girlfriend on a kinda last-minute trip. Then it was Thanksgiving … I have been pretty good with keeping up with my working out even during hectic times. […]