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

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Experimenting in the kitchen

As I have mentioned in the past since my FUNemployment began I have a long to do list of things, including getting healthy. And one of the many ways I am working on getting back to healthy (and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process) is by experimenting with recipes and cooking. I will […]


Pursuing happiness

You want to know the real reason I quit my job? I wasn’t happy. I was also becoming a person I didn’t like. And that definitely needed to change. When I started my yoga teacher training about a year ago (can’t believe that was a year ago) it wasn’t my intention to quit my job […]


Trying out HG’s miracle mashies

Since my recent “FUNemployment” began I have been trying to cook more. It’s not something I enjoy. But really to ensure I eat healthy (and not spend a ton of money) I need to cook at home often. Because I have more time to plan meals, look up healthy recipes online, shop and execute the deliciously […]


Celebrate Stoptober & be aware this month

I seriously had no ideas for an October Monthly Challenge. I was just not going to do one. But I decided to post on the Monthly Challenge Facebook page asking friends if they had any suggestions. And I got two almost immediately. Thanks, Rosie and Jen! My friend Rosie is from the UK and this […]


Cooking and blending my way to healthy eating

During this time I am taking off from working full time I want to get back to healthy: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in any other way I can. I have started eating better, drinking even more water than I was before and I am even cooking a bit. (I’ve also started back with my […]


Say no to processed foods, yes to glutes

OK, it’s Labor Day and the first day of September, which means it is time for a new Monthly Challenge. August’s Monthly Challenge was about slowing down. How did that go? I think it a great practice to continue in life moving forward. OK, onto September’s challenges … Nutrition: We all know that processed foods, […]


Just slow down …

Hey, ya’ll, GFG!’s Monthly Challenges are back. Thanks for your patience while the Monthly Challenges went on hiatus. Life is a little more calm so the Challenges will continue … on one condition … participation. I will try to keep them going for the rest of 2014 and evaluate at the end of the year. It […]


Benefits of chia seeds

A friend at work recently recommended I try chia seeds. I have heard of them before and knew they were supposed to be good for you. But I hadn’t sought them out. Recently at the grocery I saw them and decided to buy them and try them out. My friend uses the seeds in her morning […]


Tasting Amsterdam: salted herring

Curt and I along with our friend Jacob are visiting Amsterdam for the week. On Sunday we visited our friends Esteban and Loesje and their daughter, Sofia, who live outside The Hague. At some point we started talking about herring. Loesje showed us the pickled herring they had in their fridge, which isn’t the typical way […]


Spring Forward

This post is brought to you by the free wifi from the Starbucks in Harrah’s in Reno. Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (tomorrow at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get […]