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

Posts Tagged ‘eating out’

Chihak cousins take on Austin

I spent 5-6 days in Dallas for an international trademark conference. I allowed myself to enjoy food and drink. And boy, did I. The day I arrived and Day 2 I hit the gym at the end of the day. And then the gym time went down hill after that. Late nights, early mornings and […]


Training, travel and all that comes with it

As I am writing this I am sitting at a restaurant at the Oakland airport waiting for my flight to Dallas. I am attending the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting. The past two years I have attended the Trademark Administrator’s Conference. But because they are revamping that conference/training there is not one this year. So […]


Yup, it was a challenging week

Well, what a week … I knew this past week would pose some challenges in the caloric intake department with food and booze and also with my regular exercise routine. What I didn’t count on was getting sick … AGAIN. Tuesday morning when I woke up I was exhausted. And I slept decently. I felt […]


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 […]


Not all salads are created equal

I have always been a fan of salad. It can be a great meal or something on the side. It can be filling and healthy. And it can also be unhealthy. Some salads are so loaded with calories and fat you might as well order a cheeseburger. If you are ordering a salad to have […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


Getting back to healthy lifestyle feels good

Last Monday I put myself back on plan. Back to my healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, eating better and tracking food/exercise. And I have to say I feel so much better maintaining a healthy lifestyle than that month that I just went nuts. I felt tired and just crappy. I still feel tired and crappy, […]


Longing for regular, healthy routine

So the Go Fit Girl! October Monthly Challenge has been really tough for me. (Click here to take you to the Facebook event.) I am having a hard time for a variety of reasons: birthday; Oakland A’s playoff games; many dinners eating out; travel; Charlotte; work conference where vendors and law firms wine and dine. […]