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

Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Off the grid

For the past week I was in Mexico at a yoga retreat at Prana del Mar. At Prana del Mar there are no phone lines, gas lines, water lines, electric lines. The retreat center is powered by solar panels and the water comes from a well. It is literally off the grid. There was wifi, […]


Nursing my aches, chills, fever

Yesterday morning I woke up around 6. On weekends if I wake up before 7 I usually laze around in bed until 7ish and hope to catch a few more zzzzs. I felt really tired and hoped to fall back asleep. I figured I needed the rest. Plus every single morning I have something to […]


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’s one of the BIG changes going on at work and in my life. He has been my boss for almost […]


Living life, making choices

When I started to lose weight at the end of 2006 I received support. Once the pounds started to fall off and be noticeable compliments poured in. But as the healthy journey continued and continues to this day things change. People aren’t as likely to support my journey to maintaining my healthy lifestyle. I don’t […]


Let’s play a drinking game … drink more water

One day on the shuttle bus on the way to work I said to one of my co-workers/friends, Let’s play a drinking game. Every time I drink water you drink water. For some time now I have been encouraging him to drink more water. I mentioned this story to another co-worker. She said she wanted to […]


Eating out … a lot

I had three lunch dates this week and one dinner date. That’s a lot of eating out for me, especially during the week. On Tuesday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Melissa. We had sushi. Delicious, filling and healthy. I love sushi. Yesterday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Stephanie. We had pho (pronounced fuh, […]


Caffeine free?

Since I have been sick I haven’t had coffee. It’s been almost two weeks. My last cup of coffee was Christmas Eve morning. Though it is possible I had some Christmas morning. Because I wasn’t sick quite yet. But I think I had a fuu-fuu white chocoate Ghiradelli drink thing. And it was good! OK, […]


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 […]


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 […]